Spooky Pumpkin Garden

Saturday, September 22–Wednesday, October 31, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden ~ Bronx
$28, $25/students & seniors, $12/ages 2-12, free/under 2
Explore more than 100 pumpkin-headed scarecrows set among giant and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Put on...

Irving's Legend

Friday, October 5–Wednesday, October 31, 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Philipsburg Manor ~ Westchester
$25, $20/child
Master storytellers offer dramatic performances of Washington Irving’s classic “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones,...

Haunted Paper House

Saturday, October 13–Wednesday, October 31, 10:30 am–5:30 pm
Governors Island ~ Lower Manhattan
Find ghosts, monsters, jack o’ lanterns and Halloween spirit – all made out of paper. Across two floors, artists and guests can...

Scarecrow Invasion and Futurescape Sculpture Exhibit

Thursday, October 18–Wednesday, October 31, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Lyndhurst ~ Westchester
19th Century Gothic Revival mansion Lyndhurst’s carriage drive is lined with futuristic outdoor metal sculptures plus see scarecrows designed by 200 local...

Hastings Spooktacular Weekend: Pumpkin Carving

Thursday, October 18, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
James Harmon Community Center ~ Westchester
Hastings on Hudson kicks off a four-day Halloween extravaganza with pumpkin carving and other fun events for the whole family.

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

Thursday, October 18–Saturday, November 24, 6:30 pm–10:30 pm
Van Cortlandt Manor ~ Westchester
$27, $20/ages 3-17; $22, $16/ages 3-17 Monday-Thursday
Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover more than 7,000 illuminated, hand-carved jack o’ lanterns forming amazing sculptures, including a medieval castle,...

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden Storytime: All about Jack-O-Lanterns

Friday, October 19, 10:30 am–11:30 am
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden ~ Upper East Side
$8 adults, $7/students & seniors, Free/kids under 12
Hear stories about Jack-O-Lanterns and afterwards make your own Jack-O-Lantern ball and cup to take home. Also dress-up in the Children's Corner...

Battle of the Jack O'Lanterns

Friday, October 19, 4:00 pm–10:15 pm
Yorktown Grange Fairgrounds ~ Westchester
$21, $19/ages 3-17, free/ages 2 & under
See 100 talented local carvers and sculptors slice, dice, and create gourd-geous works of pumpkin art live.

Hastings Friday Night Dead

Friday, October 19, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Chemka Pool ~ Westchester
Hastings on Hudson hosts a haunted house - just a little scary for younger friends from 6-7:30 pm, much scarier from 8-9...

Breakfast With The Baboons: Spooky Pumpkin Carving

Saturday, October 20, 9:00 am–10:30 am
Prospect Park Zoo ~ Brooklyn
Enjoy exclusive early access to the zoo with a wild troop of baboons. Eat a tasty breakfast, meet an animal up close,...

Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
The Bronx Zoo ~ Bronx

Watch rhinos smash pumpkins, see giant pumpkin carvings of animals, join dancers and drummers in a costume parade, explore a hay maze,...

Brick or Treat

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am–7:00 pm
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester ~ Westchester
$26.95 online, $29.95 at door
Jump inside the world's spookiest box of LEGO® bricks at a Halloween Party featuring boo-tiful LEGO creations and activities including a Halloween-themed...

Cross County Shopping Center Halloween Spooktacular

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Cross County Shopping Center ~ Westchester
Trick or Treat at an outdoor mall plus enjoy Halloween Arts & Crafts, a DJ Dance Party Strolling Entertainers, Story Time and...

Giant Pumpkin Weekend

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden ~ Bronx
$28, $25/students & seniors, $12/ages 2-12, free/under 2
Monstrous pumpkins from around the country—some weighing in at more than a ton—arrive at the glorious-in-fall Botanical Garden. Meet the growers to...

Halloween Hoedown with Families First Brooklyn

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Families First ~ Brooklyn
Not-for-profit community space Families First hosts a Hoedown with Hopalong Andrew, the neighborhood’s favorite singing cowboy. Also enjoy mini bouncy house, face...

Kids Rock Fall Fest at Rockefeller Plaza

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Rockefeller Center ~ Midtown West
Enjoy autumnal festivities at iconic Rockefeller Plaza including face painting, photo booth, slime, leaf rubbing and a DJ dance party.

PS 166 Fall Fest

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
PS 166 ~ Upper West Side
Free admission; fees for some activities
This carnival-like street fair for school and neighborhood families includes an "alien invation," Haunted House, a maze, arts & crafts, games, bouncy...

Pumpkin Point on Governors Island

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Governors Island ~ Lower Manhattan
Free, small donation that benefits the Friends of Governors Island for pumpkins
Pick from thousands of pumpkins in historic Nolan Park surrounded by beautiful fall foliage and the village-like atmosphere of former officer’s homes....

Zensational Zombies

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) ~ Upper West Side
$11, $7/seniors, free/ages 11 months old & younger
Celebrate the undead at the Children's Museum of Manhattan with zombie dollmaking, zombie dancing, and a workshop on making gross fake wounds.

Brooklyn Bridge Park's Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 20, 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Brookyln Bridge Park ~ Brooklyn
Celebrate the changing of the seasons with a parade led by a brass band, face painting, spin art, live animal demonstrations, pumpkin...

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