Halloween

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

It’s SCARY how many ghoulishly great Halloween events there are in NYC's 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

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from October 28, 2021 to November 6, 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Oct28

Faber’s Bone-Chilling Halloween Fiesta

at Multi-Use Room A / Media Lab (in Faber Park Recreation Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join Faber Park for a frightfully fun haunted walk through, arts & crafts, games, activities and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct28

Candlelight Ghost Tours of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

6:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Venture into the Merchant's House Museum to hear chilling tales of otherworldly activity, the results of paranormal investigations, and the latest stunning findings.

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Oct28

'Super Spooky' Candlelight Ghost Tour with a Paranormal Investigator

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

10:30 p.m.11:59 p.m.
Join paranormal investigator Dan Sturges on a 90-minute Super Spooky Candlelight Ghost Tour for an in-depth look at the latest research and findings.

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Friday, October 29, 2021

Oct29

Pumpkin Patch Party

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation CenterManhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a festive afternoon of games, crafts, and fun activities for families and children. Come dressed up in your costumes for the Halloween-themed outdoor party.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct29

Wetland Clean up + Costumed Kayak Tour

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Freshkills Park Alliance for a wetland clean up at our Kayak Launch site. Following the clean up volunteers will have the opportunity to Kayak along Freshkills Park's…
Free!

Oct29

Wicked Walker Haunted House and Family Fun Event

at Media Lab

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join Walker Park for a free, family-fun filled Halloween event!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct29

It's Showtime NYC

at Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join It's Showtime NYC! for a Commando performance outdoors!
Free!

Oct29

Word To The People Theater Co. Presents: A Reading of Shakespeare's Macbeth | Adapted by Gavin Witt

at Almira Kennedy Coursey Amphitheatre (in Herbert Von King Park)Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
In honor of Halloween, Word To The People Theater Company presents a reading of arguably the spookiest of Shakespeare's plays, also known as "The Scottish Play."
Free!

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Oct29

Smells Like Halloween Spirit Concert

at Washington Park Field (in J.J. Byrne Playground)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Kick off Halloween with this battle of the bands event! Featuring local teenage rock and pop groups.

Oct29

Kids Halloween Bash

at Hamilton Fish Recreation CenterManhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join us for a Halloween Bash! There will be arts & crafts, music, games, pumpkin decorating, and much more. Don’t forget to wear your costumes for our fashion show!
Free!

Oct29

Kids Halloween Bash

at Dance Room (in Hamilton Fish Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Kids Halloween Event featuring arts and crafts and fashion show
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Best For
Kids
Oct29

Movies Under the Stars: SHOCKTOBERFEST - The Addams Family (2019)

at Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Dark hilarity ensues after the Addams family—and their macabre traditions—relocate to suburbia, 21st century New Jersey.
Free!

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Oct29

Art Inspired By... Pumpkin Paint Party

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation CenterManhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join us for a spooky evening painting pumpkins with some terrific characters! If you want, come dressed up to add some additional fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct29

Movie Night at Crocheron Park: Gremlins

at 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

6:15 p.m.8:00 p.m.
A young man inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct29

Candlelight Ghost Tours of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

6:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Venture into the Merchant's House Museum to hear chilling tales of otherworldly activity, the results of paranormal investigations, and the latest stunning findings.

Oct29

Movies Under the Stars: Halloweentown

at Delafield Place and Bard Avenue (in Walker Park)Staten Island

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
A benevolent witch must save her peaceful hometown from an invading dark force. Rated TV-PG.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct29

"Super Spooky" Candlelight Ghost Tour with a Paranormal Investigator

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

10:30 p.m.11:59 p.m.
Last year, the museum closed due to COVID-19, leaving the house empty of staff and visitors. Dan Sturges, who has undertaken paranormal investigations at the Merchant’s House for…

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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Oct30

Highbridge Spooktacular Halloween Party

at Highbridge Recreation CenterManhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Let’s celebrate the Halloween season with an afternoon of seasonally-themed games, arts & crafts, and fun activities. Children and their guardians are welcome to wear their costumes.
Free!

Oct30

2021 Dog Run Halloween Parade and Costume Contest

at Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The Washington Square Park Dog Run Association presents a dog costume party and parade around the park followed by a judging contest.

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Oct30

Halloween Fest

at Washington Park (in J.J. Byrne Playground)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Get your costume ready and celebrate Halloween with us. Enjoy music, giant puppets, costume contest, and more!
Free!

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Oct30

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

at Thomas Jefferson Recreation CenterManhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us as we go on a paranormal hunt for the Great Pumpkin! There will be arts & crafts, storytelling, carnival games, face painting, and much more. Don’t forget to wear your costumes.
Free!

Oct30

Halloween Festival at Juniper Valley Park

at Juniper Boulevard South and 80th Street (in Juniper Valley Park)Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Council Member Robert Holden and Queens Recreation as they present their Halloween Festival in Juniper Valley Park with games, arts and crafts, a pumpkin patch, and more!
Free!

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Kids
Oct30

A Spooktacular Escape

at Constance Baker Motley Recreation CenterManhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Unlock the doors in this spooky house by solving the clues to the riddle. When you answer correctly, you get one room closer to the prized pumpkin.
Free!

Oct30

It's My Park at Luther Gulick Playground

at Luther Gulick Playground (in Luther Gulick Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Friends of Luther Gulick Park for their annual pumpkin painting event followed by park cleanup and bulb planting.
Free!

Oct30

Williamsbridge Oval Pumpkin Party

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation CenterBronx

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come out and enjoy NYC Parks for this family event.
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Best For
Kids
Oct30

A Spooktacular Escape

at Gymnasium (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Pumpkin picking with an escape room theme
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct30

Chilling Conference House Trails and Stories

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for a free family fun filled Halloween event and a showing of Coco at dusk.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct30

Halloween Silent Disco

at S. Oxford Park (in South Oxford Park)Brooklyn

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Grab a set of wireless headphones and dance to your own beat at this fun dance party for all ages. Tune-in to the channel of your choice and enjoy amazing music curated by Sound Off…
Free!

Oct30

Movies Under the Stars: SHOCKTOBERFEST - Twitches (2005)

at Hancock Playground (in John Hancock Playground)Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Destiny brings twin witches, separated at birth, back together on their 21st birthday to fight a dark force that is threatening their long-lost birth mother.
Free!

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Oct30

Movies Under the Stars: Men In Black

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

6:15 p.m.8:00 p.m.
A humans-against-aliens saga in which a secret-agent duo track extraterrestrials living on Earth. The trouble begins when one particularly nasty visitor, a giant roach, steps out of line, sending the agents on a race to squash the bug. Rated PG-13.
Free!

Oct30

Candlelight Ghost Tours of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

6:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Venture into the Merchant's House Museum to hear chilling tales of otherworldly activity, the results of paranormal investigations, and the latest stunning findings.

Must See
Event
Oct30

Movies Under the Stars: Coco

at Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
A boy named Miguel dreams of becoming a famous guitar player, despite the misgivings of his close-knit family. When his lofty ambitions cause him to run afoul of a curse, he must journey into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct30

"Super Spooky" Candlelight Ghost Tour with a Paranormal Investigator

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

10:30 p.m.11:59 p.m.
Join paranormal investigator Dan Sturges on a 90-minute Super Spooky Candlelight Ghost Tour for an in-depth look at the latest research and findings.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Oct31

Halloween Boo Bash

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join RIPA for an afternoon of Halloween Fun! Come in costume. Enjoy crafts, games, treats, and spooky fun before you go trick-or-treating.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct31

Halloween Discovery Hike and Craft

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk into the woods searching for spiders and other critters. Enjoy fall foliage and try your hand at your choice of nature arts & crafts.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct31

Chant Macabre: Songs from the Crypt

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

6:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins haunt the lyrics of 19th century song. Come be spooked by these harrowing tales as the Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society bewitches your imagination and…

Oct31

Halloween Movie Night at Powers Street Garden

at Powers St. Community GardenBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Powers Street Garden group for a spooky Halloween Movie Night with candy, apple cider, and Halloween fun at the garden from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.!
Free!

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Nov 6

Pumpkin Smash

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:30 p.m.
Bring pumpkins, jack-o-Lanterns, and gourds for a smashing good time at this year’s Pumpkin Smash! You smash them and the NYC Compost Project will turn them into compost for City parks and green spaces.
Free!

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