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Halloween

Baby in a jack-o-lantern costume sitting among pumpkins

It’s SCARY how many ghoulishly great Halloween events there are in the parks this year! You'll be bewitched by your options. Whether you’re brave enough to go on a haunted tour, silly enough to dress your dog in costume, or creative enough to craft a fancy pumpkin you’ve plucked from one of our patches, we’ve got an event for you. Kids, adults, canines, vampires–all are welcome!

Halloween Events

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sep 28

Free Movies in Hudson Park: Hocus Pocus

at Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park) , Manhattan

7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Three witches, hanged for their murderous crimes, are resurrected on Halloween in modern-day Salem by an unsuspecting boy, who must now figure out how to get them back in the ground.
Free!

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sep 30

Documentary Film Screening and Discussion – "In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye"

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
"In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye" is both a critical look at America’s uncomfortable relationship with death and an inquiry into the growing revival of home death-care.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Oct 1

Kickoff to Fall at Queens County Farm Museum

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Come celebrate the autumn season on the farm! Join us today (and every October weekend) to explore our grounds and buy a variety of Hudson Valley apples, donuts, fresh cider, and…
Free!

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Event

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Oct 4

Movies Under the Stars: Hotel Transylvania (2012)

at Henry M Jackson Playground , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A human unwittingly checks in at Dracula's five-star resort, where the guests are all monsters.
Free!

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Kids

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Oct 5

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Oct 5

Movies Under the Stars: Alice Through the Looking Glass

at Asser Levy Playground , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Alice takes a journey to the past in order to save the Mad Hatter's family.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, October 6, 2017

Oct 6

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Oct 6

Movies Under the Stars: Kong: Skull Island

at The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
A team of scientists, soldiers, and adventurers ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong in the Pacific.
Free!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Oct 7

The Amazing Maize Maze

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth!

Best For
Kids
Oct 7

Annual Pumpkin Festival at the Carousel for All Children

at Willowbrook Park , Staten Island

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us for our annual Pumpkin Festival where the "prettiest pumpkins prevail in our patch!"
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 7

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Oct 7

Fall Festival

at Brookville Boulevard and 144 Avenue (in Brookville Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks & Council Member Richards for a day of fun activities including crafts, face painting, games, a pumpkin patch, a visit from the Nature Company, music, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 7

Movies Under the Stars: World War Z (2013)

at Thomas Jefferson Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
A former United Nations employee attempts to save humanity from a zombie plague that triggered global chaos.
Free!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Oct 8

The Amazing Maize Maze

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth!

Best For
Kids
Oct 8

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Oct 9

The Amazing Maize Maze

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth!

Best For
Kids
Oct 9

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Oct 12

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Oct 13

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Oct 14

The Amazing Maize Maze

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth!

Best For
Kids
Oct 14

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Oct 15

The Amazing Maize Maze

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth!

Best For
Kids
Oct 15

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Oct 16

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Oct 19

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Oct 20

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oct 21

Fall Festival

at Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks & New York City Council Member Eric Ulrich for a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, a pumpkin patch, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 21

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Oct 22

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Oct 23

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Oct 26

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Oct 26

Pumpkin Painting

at United We Stand Community Garden (in ) , Bronx

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
It's that time of year to use your creative chops and turn pumpkins into festive decorations. GreenThumb will have pumpkins and paint ready.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

Seniors Halloween Dance

at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Senior Whole Health for an evening of dancing, refreshments, a costume contest, and music!
Free!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Oct 27

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Oct 27

Second Annual Halloween Movie Night

at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Enjoy a family-friendly film at this community movie night, followed by a scary film suited for older audiences.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 27

Haunted Lantern Tours

at Water Battery Gate (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on an outdoor, haunted tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten Park.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Oct 28

Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
The theme is Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with vibrant performance and music presented by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York! Plus, bring your pup to the costume contest!
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 28

Pumpkin Painting (Brooklyn)

at Berry Street Garden

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
It's that time of year to use your creative chops and turn pumpkins into festive decorations. GreenThumb will have pumpkins and paint ready.
Free!

Oct 28

Harlem Grown's Halloween Festival

at Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
We end our season with a bang, and our community comes out in their best costumes! There will be family friend fun, games, and healthy treats!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 28

The Amazing Maize Maze

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Sat & Sun, Sept 23–Oct 29, 2017 & Mon, Oct 9, 2017 Sponsored by Con Edison 11:00 am–4:30 pm* (last ticket sold at 4:30 pm) Ready to be…

Best For
Kids
Oct 28

Halloween Festival

at Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Highlights include live entertainment, inflatables, interactive games, a hay ride, a hay maze/pumpkin patch, costume contests, and free goodie bags!
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 28

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Oct 28

Haunted Barn at the Queens Farm

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Prepare for a scare inside our haunted barn! This ghoulish adventure is the perfect way to put you in the Halloween spirit. Hayrides, mulled cider, Halloween treats, and apples will be…

Must See
Event
Oct 28

Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest : The Rocky Horror Picture Show

at McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Let's do the Time Warp, again!
Free!

Oct 28

Haunted Lantern Tours

at Water Battery Gate (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on an outdoor, haunted tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten Park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 28

Ghosts of Conference House

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Is Conference House Park Staten Island's most haunted park? Find out on a nighttime hike through an ancient burial ground and into the Conference House. Registration is required.
Free!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Oct 29

The Amazing Maize Maze

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Sat & Sun, Sept 23–Oct 29, 2017 & Mon, Oct 9, 2017 Sponsored by Con Edison 11:00 am–4:30 pm* (last ticket sold at 4:30 pm) Ready to be…

Best For
Kids
Oct 29

Haunted Barn at the Queens Farm

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Prepare for a scare inside our haunted barn! This ghoulish adventure is the perfect way to put you in the Halloween spirit. Hayrides, mulled cider, Halloween treats, and apples will be…

Oct 29

Children's Fall Festival

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Dress in costume for this popular annual fall celebration at the Queens County Farm Museum!

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Event
Oct 29

Halloween at the Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Make a seasonal botanical craft, see a magic show, and meet and take pictures with Flora, Queens Botanical Garden’s friendly mascot! Show off your costume and bring trick-or-treat bags!

Best For
Kids
Oct 29

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Oct 30

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Oct 31

A Haunting We Will Go

at Cedar Grove Avenue and Seafoam Street (in Great Kills Park) , Staten Island

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a frightful time with bugs, snakes, ghosts, goblins and the Urban Park Rangers. An event that is fun for all ages! Costumes and bravery welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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