NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:13:46 GMT <![CDATA[WBO Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/wbo-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/27/wbo-haunted-house Date: October 27, 2017

Be prepared to be scared! This event is geared towards people 10 years old and older. Venture through our Haunted House - you are likely to run into zombies, ghosts, vampires, and spiders. Make sure you are ready to scream!

Our annual Pumpkin Party for children 10 years old and younger will be held on Halloween 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-10-27 2017-10-27 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f420b36d1f3.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Grown's Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/harlem-growns-halloween-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/harlem-growns-halloween-festival1 Date: October 28, 2017

Our Halloween Festival is our most fun day of the year! We close out our season with a bang and our community comes out in their best costumes! Family friendly activities may include face painting, pumpkin decorating, cooking demo, and a spooky maze! Of course, there will be plenty of healthy treats as well!

Community Partners: Health Ade Kombucha, Island Photography, Columbia NEED Lab

Our three farm locations are:

  • 134th Street Farm at 118 W 134th Street
  • 131st Street Farm at 34 W 131st Street
  • 127th Street Farm at 77 W 127th Street

Activities for each location will be announced closer to our event date!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-0113

Location: Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm

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2017-10-28 2017-10-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81401870000000000, -73.94272870000000000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Harbor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/halloween-harbor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/halloween-harbor Date: October 28, 2017

Mad science, haunted history, parties, and performances: experience it all at Halloween Harbor on October 28! We'll have double the toil and trouble with activities all over campus from Art Lab, the Noble Maritime Collection, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, the Staten Island Children's Museum, and the Staten Island Museum.

Enjoy family-friendly treats by day with your favorite young ghouls and wizards, along with festive tricks and haunts by night after the kids go to bed.

Tickets

Get your tickets at bit.ly/halloweenharbor17!

Tickets for a full day of activities on Saturday, October 28 are $5 per person and free for children younger than one year old. Tickets also includes access to all museums and attractions within Snug Harbor during their normal operating hours. All Ghost Tours of Snug Harbor are ticketed separately. Membership benefits will be honored at respective institutions.

Schedule

  • 10:30 a.m. - noon: Pumpkin Painting at Heritage Farm - Celebrate harvest on the Heritage Farm! Get yourself a pumpkin and decorate it with paints and your imagination.
  • Noon - 3:00 p.m.: Van Gogh, Goblin Games, Goo, and Gobs More in Building M
  • Noon - 2:15 p.m.: Get slimed, play Halloween games, and conduct mad scientist experiments with electricity at the Staten Island Children's Museum.
  • 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Join the Monster Mash dance party and costume parade through the Staten Island Children's Museum and into the meadow
  • Noon - 4:00 p.m.: Magical Museum in Building A - Come investigate the weirdest and most magical objects in the Staten Island Museum's collection through art making with Art Lab and science experiments. Perfect for young wizards and mad scientists!
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.: Mysterious Harbor in Building D (1st Floor) - Youll never see your neighborhood in the same way again after this lecture and slideshow at the Noble Maritime Collection on eerie and strange occurrences at Snug Harbor and on Staten Island, led by notable historian Pat Salmon.
  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: PASS: In the Pines at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C and Building G) - In the Pines, a dance-theater piece performed by Patrice Miller, questions the normalizing of violence in American culture through the pop aesthetics of the folk tradition of murder ballads. Part of the monthly Performing Arts Salon Saturdays (PASS) series. Recommended for viewers aged 13 and older.
  • 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Monsters Ball at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C and Building G) - The freakiest spirits come out to play once the kids have gone to bed. Dance and mingle the night away in your best Halloween regalia at this after-hours party. For ages 21 and older.
  • 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., and 10:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.: Ghost Tour ($20 - sold separately) - Is Snug Harbor haunted? You can be the judge of that. Join seasoned paranormal investigators for special 90 minute ghost tours of Snug Harbor buildings typically closed to the public. Learn the rich history and hear the stories of paranormal activity at the Governors House, Building K, Cottage A, and the Music Hall.

We are deeply grateful to NYS Assemblymember Matthew Titone for his generous support of this event. Additional support is provided by the Richmond County Savings Foundation, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and Stop & Shop.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 448-2500

Location: Snug Harbor

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2017-10-28 2017-10-28 10:30 am 11:30 pm 40.64310073852539000, -74.10179901123047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59ea52465dac5.jpg Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:02:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/halloween-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/halloween-harvest-festival Date: October 28, 2017

The Socrates season always goes out with a BANG with our Halloween Harvest Festival! This year’s theme is Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with vibrant performance and music presented by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York, which has been sharing Mexican heritage and culture with the NYC community for more than 30 years.

Join us for spooky costume- and art-making with Socrates artists, fantastical face-painting with Agostino Arts, and add your mementos and relics to ancestral altars set up throughout the landscape. Urban Shaman Mama Donna will be offering harvest animal blessings for your pets, and if your pooch is in costume you can participate in a Socrates tradition – our annual Dog Costume Contest with fun prizes and local judges, including Château le Woof! Todos están bienvenidos a participar en este festival inspirado por el Dia de los Muertos, una celebración Mexicana que honora los muertos.

Presented in partnership with Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594aaf866a48e.jpg Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/the-amazing-maize-maze2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/the-amazing-maize-maze2 Date: October 28, 2017

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this three-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.

Maze by Moonlight
Don't miss Maze by Moonlight on Saturday, October 14 and Saturday, October 21, 2017 when the maze stays open until 9:00 p.m.! Visitors will use the starry sky (or flashlights) to guide them through their adventure. Maze by Moonlight costs $12 per adult and $7 per child (ages 4 to 11). This event is free for kids ages 3 and younger.

Please note: There is a $20.00 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on Sunday, October 29 for the Children's Fall Festival.

Photo credit Skyview Survey.

Sponsored by conEdison

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97c73f0b3e.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[19th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/19th-annual-great-pupkin-dog-costume-contest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/19th-annual-great-pupkin-dog-costume-contest Date: October 28, 2017

Time for the annual festooning of Brooklyn's dogs! The 19th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest is guaranteed to blow your mind and embarrass your dog.

For more info, visit fortgreenepups.org/the-great-pupkin.

Pre-registration for those who want to enter the contest opens on Eventbrite on October 1! As always, the show is free to watch.

To volunteer, please email Shalwyn Ullah at sullah@fortgreenepark.org.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: NW plaza performance mounds (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.69246560044900000, -73.97655344009400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d3f60fc0f40.jpg Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/halloween-festival Date: October 28, 2017

Join us for a free day of spooky family fun. Highlights include live entertainment, inflatables, interactive games, a hay ride, a hay maze/pumpkin patch, costume contests, and free goodie bags!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79159927368164000, -73.77600097656250000 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[17th Annual Fort Greene Park Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/17th-annual-fort-greene-park-halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/17th-annual-fort-greene-park-halloween-festival Date: October 28, 2017

Get your costumes ready and come to Fort Greene Park on Saturday, October 28 for the 17th Annual Halloween Festival!

This year, the festival will feature rides, face-painting, Halloween crafts, games, giveaways, live music from Astrograss, a pumpkin patch, temporary tattoos, and more... ALL FOR FREE!

Don't miss the 19th Annual PUPkin Dog Costume Contest at 11:30 a.m.!

Rain date will be on Sunday, October 29.

Want to help out?
Volunteer for set up in the morning or run a station at the main event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Central Lawn (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.69038712179300000, -73.97445058822600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d3e50e5f3bf.JPG Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Day of the Dead Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/arts-culture-fun-day-of-the-dead-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/arts-culture-fun-day-of-the-dead-celebration Date: October 28, 2017

Celebrate the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead with live music, traditional dance and parade, Calaveras Literarias (poetry readings), community altars, art workshops, and much more. Bring a picture of the person you want to commemorate to be part of the altar.

Celebración del Dia de los Muertos Ven a celebrar la tradicional fiesta Mexicana del Dia de los Muertos. Tendremos música en vivo, bailes tradicionales y desfile de ofrendas, calaveras literarias (lecturas de poesía), altares comunitarios, talleres de arte y mucho más. Trae una fotografía de la persona que desees conmemorar en el altar. (Free health screenings and zumba classes too!)

This event is being produced in partnership with Partnerships for Parks and the Mexican Coalition for Empowerment of Youth and Families.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d3ee155a780.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - The Rocky Horror Picture Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-the-rocky-horror-picture-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-the-rocky-horror-picture-show Date: October 28, 2017

Join NYC Parks for free, spoofy horror movies in our city's parks!

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a scientist who cross dresses. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky." Rated R.

The event also features a costume contest and trivia!

Know Before You Go
You should come before 6:00 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first served basis. Sign-up for pre-movie activities at the link below.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 6:00 pm 7:45 pm 40.72016525268555000, -73.94971466064453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56018db46e7ec.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/the-amazing-maize-maze2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/the-amazing-maize-maze2 Date: October 29, 2017

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this three-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.

Maze by Moonlight
Don't miss Maze by Moonlight on Saturday, October 14 and Saturday, October 21, 2017 when the maze stays open until 9:00 p.m.! Visitors will use the starry sky (or flashlights) to guide them through their adventure. Maze by Moonlight costs $12 per adult and $7 per child (ages 4 to 11). This event is free for kids ages 3 and younger.

Please note: There is a $20.00 admission fee to enter the farm grounds on Sunday, October 29 for the Children's Fall Festival.

Photo credit Skyview Survey.

Sponsored by conEdison

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b97c73f0b3e.jpg Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Costume Contest and Mini Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/halloween-costume-contest-and-mini-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/halloween-costume-contest-and-mini-parade Date: October 29, 2017

Roll out that great Halloween costume early for our Park Slope Parents sponsored Costume Contest and Mini Parade – perfect for anyone who can’t stay up past 6:30 p.m.! Let your creativity fly!

Arrive at 3:00 p.m. to sign up for a category! Mini-parade around the park with members of our fave Halloween marching band, Paprika!

2017 Halloween Costume Contest Awards

  • Boo Baby Award
  • Best Infant up to 12 months
  • Hot Wheels Award
  • Best Stroller/Wagon/Pram
  • The Creature Award
  • Best Animal
  • Greenest Ghoul Award
  • Best Use of Recycled/Green Materials
  • Infinity & Beyond Award
  • Best Sci-Fi
  • Howling Hipster Award
  • Best Pop Culture
  • Devilish Duo Award
  • Best Couple
  • Ghostly Group Award
  • Best Group/Family/Ensemble
  • Big Apple Award
  • Best NYC
  • Old School Award
  • Best Classic Halloween
  • Grownup Gruesome Award
  • Best in Show for Adults
  • Best in Show for Kids
  • Whippersnapper Award
  • Utterly Awesome Award
  • Best of Show/Most Creative

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 7683195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d65c4e489be.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/halloween-pumpkin-flotilla http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/halloween-pumpkin-flotilla Date: October 29, 2017

Bring the whole family and celebrate Halloween in Central Park. Enjoy pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, spooky stories, a costume parade, and most of all the Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight!

This event is free and open to all ages. Tickets are not required.

Schedule of Events

4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. - Pumpkin Drop Off*, Pumpkin Carving by Hugh McMahon. Halloween Crafts, Spooky Stories with Story Laurie
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Halloween Costume Parade
6:30 p.m. - Pumpkin Flotilla Launch

*Pumpkin Flotilla Guidelines:

Get a pumpkin: Bring a pumpkin that weighs about 8 pounds after it’s carved – that’s approximately the size of a soccer ball. Mini or extra-large pumpkins cannot be accepted for the flotilla.

Get creative: All pumpkins must come with tops and be gutted and carved at home. Jack-o’-lanterns with artificial decorations, such as paint, glitter, marker, food dye, paper, plastic, light bulbs, candles, or floats cannot be accepted for the flotilla. A light and floating device will be provided when you register your jack-o’-lantern at the event.

Drop off your pumpkin: We will have a designated drop-off area near the Dana Discovery Center between 4:00 pm and 5:45 pm. Space in the flotilla is limited to 50 pumpkins and is first come, first served. Please make sure your creation meets all the requirements.

MEMBERS-ONLY PERK
pre-register online to reserve space in the flotilla for your pumpkin by Friday, October 27. Please note: Only one pumpkin per household and please bring your membership card.

Watch the Harlem Meer get spooky! Once the activities are finished at twilight (about 6:30 pm), find a spot along the edge of the Harlem Meer and watch as the jack-o’-lanterns float by in New York’s largest pumpkin flotilla!

Please note: Pumpkins in our flotilla cannot be returned. Thank you for your contribution to our event.

For more information about the Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla, please call the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center at (212) 860-1370.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79731057762900000, -73.95351123809800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59e66031ea817.jpg Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[WBO Pumpkin Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/wbo-pumpkin-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/31/wbo-pumpkin-party Date: October 31, 2017

This year the Pumpkin Party will have arts and crafts, carnival games, photo ops, and feel boxes.

Come create your own work and compete in a carnival game to win a prize. You can take a nice family picture at our photo op. Then feel worms, brains, and intestines in our feel boxes.

Guess the weight of our pumpkin for a prize!

This event is for children 10 years old and younger.

The Haunted House will be held on Friday October 27 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57f41e6809b25.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson Date: December 9, 2017

Join us for our tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, decoration-making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bd34794b7.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT