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Saturday, October 31

Mozart For Munchkins West Village Spooktacular

Greenwich House Music School
9:45 am–10:30 am
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One event on October 31, 2020 at 9:45 am

Little ghosts, goblins, and unicorns march to Grieg's "Hall of the Mountain King" in a relaxed, interactive classical concert. In addition to Halloween favorites by Bach, hear spooktacular tunes, and join sing-alongs. Also at other locations on other days throughout NYC.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
$35
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Halloween at Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Children’s Museum
10:00 am–5:00 pm

Come in costumes for Halloween at BCM. Trick or treat in the exhibits, take part in a costume parade, make a mask, enjoy a Halloween-themed animal adventure, and make prints using apples and pumpkins. Programs will take place throughout the Museum and on the rooftop terrace with limited capacity.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
$13/ages 1+
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Wave Hill Family Art Project: Dia de los Muertos

Wave Hill
10:00 am–1:00 pm
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One event on November 1, 2020 at 10:00 am

Enjoy nature-inspired art projects among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Celebrate this special Mexican cultural holiday when the spirits of loved ones come home to visit. Learn the traditional use of the four elements to adorn nicho boxes, small shadow boxes filled with meaning and purpose that honor a lost loved one.…

Suggested Ages: All
$10/adults, $6/students & seniors, $4/ages 6+
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The Spooky Season at Liberty Science Center

Liberty Science Center
10:00 am–5:00 pm

Join free Halloween fun all over the Science Center. Explore the outdoor Spider Maze is back and face phopias in th  Face Your Fears Path, earning stickets that can be redeemed in a pumpkin patch. See a live show featuring creepy, crawliest animals. Gather for a Halloween dance party every day and smash pumpkins to…

Suggested Ages: All
$24.99/adults, $19.99/ages 2-12
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Treasure Trunk Theatre Halloween Outdoor Imagination Adventure

Brooklyn Bridge Park
10:00 am–4:45 pm

Celebrate Halloween with Treasure Trunk in a very special Imagination Adventure. Join energetic and engaging teaching artist to travel to exciting new places on an action-packed, magical adventure with a Halloween twist, After warming up bodies, voices, and imaginations, open the magical treasure trunk and discover items that will spark our journey for the class.…

Suggested Ages: Babies to 7
$35
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CMA Live Family Collaboration: Spooky Kooky Halloween

Online
10:30 am–11:15 am

Join Tom Burnett, CMA Director of Early Childhood Education, for a free session of music, storytelling, and collaborative art-making for the whole family to enjoy. Make spooky (and kooky) art and costumes out of household materials, take turns playing games, and groove to Halloween music.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 5
FREE
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Halloween Circus Costumes Inspired by Alexander Calder

Online
11:00 am–12:00 pm

Learn about Calder’s Circus and create fabulous character costumes, just in time for Halloween. Alexander Calder created Calder’s Circus in 1925 after seeing a real circus performance. Using everyday materials, he built his own miniature one equipped with dozens of performer figurines. Calder carried his circus in suitcases and performed it for his friends in…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
FREE
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Halloween on the Farm

Queens County Farm Museum
11:00 am–5:00 pm

Wear your costume to historic Queens County Farm for an Amazing Maize Maze, spooky hayrides and trick-or-treating with the farm animals. Find eight stations located throughout the farm's 47 acres to safely experience Halloween. Also Adopt-a-Worm composting program, ghastly crafts and recycling. Local food vendors on site and shop at Queens Farm’s acclaimed Farmstand, featuring…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$20, $15/ages 4-12, Free/ages 0-3
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Washington Market Park Pumpkin Carving Contest

Washington Market Park
11:00 am–2:00 pm

Drop-off your carved and/or decorated pumpkin at a table at the park entrance between 11am and 1pm to be placed in a pumpkin patch along the iron fencing of Greenwich Street between Duane and Reade Streets (which can be admired at any time). Pumpkins will be judged in five categories: cutest, scariest, funniest, most creative…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Halloweekend at the HRM 2020

Online
12:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until November 1, 2020

Decorate mini pumpkins in the Hudson River Museum Courtyard with an imaginary landscape or a creepy scene. Then, take scary selfies in the shadow of historic home Glenview. Also celebrate Día de Muertos by adding a paper flower—representing a marigold, or cempasúchil—in honor of your departed loved ones, or place a picture in a Community…

Suggested Ages:
$8/adults, $4/ages 3-18
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Halloween at the Garden

Queens Botanical Garden
12:00 pm–4:00 pm

Little ones can show off their Halloween costume at Queens Botanical Garden, walk a trick or treat trail, and enjoy performances, including a magic show. Includes admission to the garden. For an extra $10, also get timed admission to the Pumpkin Patch and get a grab and go craft activity.

Suggested Ages: All
$6/adults, $4/students, $2/ages 4-12
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Laurie Berkner Halloween Party Virtual Concert

Online
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day 31 of the month, repeating until November 16, 2020

Sing, dance & party in costume with a beloved kindie rocker for a virtual Halloween party. She’ll be playing some Halloween party songs and other favorites plus some special surprises. Also at 5 pm.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 8
$10-$20
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Trick or Treat & Opera

Online
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Canto Vocal Programs presents a fun Halloween Concert for the entire family on Zoom. Help us chase away Villains and find all the Heroes and Princesses that are hiding in an interactive Online Halloween Concert. Costumes encouraged.

Suggested Ages: All
$20
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The 30th Annual Children’s Halloween Parade

Online
1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Join Manhattan Community Board 2 and NYU for the 30th year of free, family-friendly Halloween fun, virtual for the first time. Enjoy musical performances, a costume contest, a downloadable activity book and more. Video can be viewed after the event.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Vander Ende – Onderdonk House Halloween Craft

The Vander-Ende Onderdonk House
1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Enjoy seasonal arts & crafts and spooky ghost stories on a historic farm. Join socially distanced “Trick or Treat” with individually wrapped candy goody bags and a costume parade.

Suggested Ages: 6 to 10
$5, free/ages 12 & under
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In Person Halloween Mermaid Tea with Ariel

Let’s Dress Up
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Favorite mermaid Ariel will join Halloween tea. Wear your own costume or one available in the store. Enjoy story, craft, song and candy of course. Dress up and then have tea outside at the restaurant next door, weather permitting.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 7
$50
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Halloween Family Fun Jazz with the Mark Morris Dance Group

The Plaza at Ashland
1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Join Mark Morris Dance Group for a fun, family-friendly, outdoor, socially distanced dance class. Includes a basic warm-up and specially-themed choreography to get all ages in the mood for candy and ghosts. Register in advance as classes are capped at 50 participants. Signing up for the waitlist encouraged; you will probably be accommodated.

Suggested Ages: All
$30/family of 2-3, $40/family of 4-6
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Día de los Muertos Weekend Festival

Online
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until November 1, 2020

Join the National Museum of the American Indian for a virtual celebration of Día de los Muertos. Museum folklorist Cynthia Vidaurri as she answers frequently asked questions about Day of the Dead with images collected over her years of research, as well as selected images from past Day of the Dead programs at the museum.…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Asphalt Screams

Asphalt Green
3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Asphalt Green will be distributing goodie bags to the first 1,000 ghouls and goblins who visit on Halloween. Festive music and decorations make for spooktacular fun.

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 8
FREE
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Haunted Fountain at the Cathedral

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
3:00 pm–9:00 pm

West 111th Street Block Association & The Cathedral of St. John The Divine present a safe, outdoor, physically-distanced family Halloween event at the Cathedral's (already creepy) Peace Fountain. Join trick-or-treating, safety briefs, costume contests, live music, photos, and other attractions. Advance online registration, masks and social distancing required. Fees for some activities.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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New-York Historical Society Special Halloween Storytime

Online
3:30 pm–4:00 pm

Join New-York Historical Society via Zoom this Halloween for a special spooooky—but not scary—Little New-Yorkers. Sing silly songs, dance the Monster Mash, and tell magical stories about ghosts, goblins, and goats. Dress up in your favorite costume as we discover fun facts about trick-or-treating and candy on this very special and fang-tastic Halloween.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 7
FREE
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Trick or Treat at Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market
4:00 pm–6:00 pm

Mask up, and grab your trick-or-treating bags. Chelsea Market's restaurants are going beyond their menus and handing out all of the best sweets to celebrate. Be sure to visit the stilt walkers on 15th and 16th Streets from 4-6 PM for even more surprises. This year everyone is required to wear a mask or no…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Oculus Outdoors: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Oculus Plaza
7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Enjoy socially distanced, outdoor fun on the Oculus Plaza. Explore retail pop-ups, the Oculus Beer Garden, and Il Patio di Eataly. Stop-motion Halloween classic The Nightmare Before Christmas screens at 7 pm. All private pods are arranged with six feet of distance, follow strict COVID-19 cleaning and disinfecting procedures. Food & beverage delivery options available…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Basil Twist’s Giant Spider

Jefferson Market Garden
7:00 pm–8:00 pm

A Halloween tradition since 1994, acclaimed puppeteer Basil Twist will manipulate his striking giant spider puppet from the dramatic Italianate Gothic Clock tower of the Jefferson Market Library.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Sunday, November 1

El Museo del Barrio Día de Muertos 2020

Online
11:30 am–4:30 pm
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One event on November 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Celebrate México’s beloved 3,000 year-old tradition commemorating friends and relatives who have passed away with El Museo del Barrio and Calpulli Mexican Dance Company in a series of virtual programs. Watch a a lively performance and ritual by dance group Danza Azteca, play La Loteria with the fun-loving “La Catrina,” explore the mythological land of…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Dia de Los Muertos en El Barrio

Pleasant Avenue Open Street
1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Explore some of East Harlem's best Mexican food when Mexican-owned businesses across El Barrio celebrate the Day of the Dead/Dia de Los Muertos. Visit ofrendas (altars) and pick up delicious food at Cafe OllinCascalote Latin BistroEl Paso Restaurant FREE

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Día de los Muertos Family Celebration

Green-Wood Cemetary
1:30 pm–4:30 pm

Discover the rich history and traditions associated with the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with family-friendly crafts and a visit to the community altar in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel designed by artist Scherezade Garcia.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Wednesday, November 4

Ministry of Mystery Virtual Escape Room

Online
5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 8, 2020

Guide Agent Frank through a mysterious room, help her search for clues, find the Object of Doom, and escape imminent harm. In this virtual mission, participants are the eyes and brains of the team while Agent Frank will be the hands. Decode messages, follow your instincts, discover the Object of Doom and escape before danger…

Suggested Ages: 8 to 13
$25
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Thursday, November 5

Mozart For Munchkins West Village Spooktacular

Greenwich House Music School
9:15 am–10:00 pm

Little ghosts, goblins, and unicorns march to Grieg's "Hall of the Mountain King" in a relaxed, interactive classical concert. In addition to Halloween favorites by Bach, hear spooktacular tunes, and join sing-alongs. Also at other locations on other days throughout NYC.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
$35
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Home of the ‘Legend’

Philipsburg Manor
6:15 pm–9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 8, 2020

Take a spooky tour on the grounds of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” author Washington Irving’s estate and go on a literature-themed scavenger hunt. A special exhibit highlights how the Legend has lived in the imagination of popular culture through the centuries since its publication. Capacity is extremely limited. Masks and social distancing required.

Suggested Ages:
$12/adults, $10/ages 3-17, students & seniors
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Saturday, November 7

Hudson River Park Pumpkin Smash

Chelsea Waterside Park Play Area
11:00 am–3:00 pm

Join Hudson River Park’s Community Compost Program for a free family pumpkin smash. Dispose of leftover pumpkins sustainably with provided kid-friendly smashing tools.

Pre-registration with timed entry required. Bring their own pumpkins, as well as safety goggles, if you have them. Each group will have 15 minutes of smashing good fun.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Pumpkin Smash

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Watch two trebuchets launch (and smash) pumpkins, gourds, and jack o’ lanterns into a compost pile. Also explore the lovely, extensive grounds and gardens of a historic mansion with public art and a Lenape wigwam.  

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Sunday, November 8

Queens Drive-In: School of Rock

New York Hall of Science
6:00 pm–9:00 pm

See Richard Linklater’s charming comedy about a broke guitarist (the manic Jack Black) who impersonates a teacher to pay the rent and ends up starting an all-kid band. Watch from your car in a parking lot. Concessions available before and during the screening, via two favorite vendors from the famed Queens Night Market. Presented by…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Thursday, November 12

New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show – Members Only

New York Botanical Garden
10:00 am–6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 31, 2021

One event on February 1, 2021 at 10:00 am

* Marvel at model trains zipping around stunning New York landmark replicas made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves (most of it in the climate-controlled indoors).

* With capacity very limited for social distancing, this captivating display is only open to Members and Bronx Community Partners. Annual memberships start at $90 for individuals, $145 for families (tax-deductible)...

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$90+ for annual membership
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Saturday, November 14

Thanksgiving Fun: A Virtual Family Workshop

Online
11:00 am–11:30 am

This hands-on program explores the themes of Thanksgiving and gratitude through a close (virtual) look at some special places within the St. John's Cathedral, a storybook readying, and an art activity to make stained-glass leaves you can hang in your windows.

Suggested Ages: 4 to 8
$5
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Family Movies at Skyline Drive-In

Skyline Drive-In
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

One event on November 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Watch favorite family movies including Finding Nemo, Up, Onward, Jurassic Park and Beauty and the Beast from your car in Greenpoint with killer views of the Manhattan Skyline. Parking spaces are first-come-first-serve basis so come early. Bring chairs/blankets etc if you want to sit outside your car (outdoor seating for those without cars also available).…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
$55/car
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Friday, November 20

Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo
3:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 12, 2021

Embark on an illuminated safari with animal lanterns, animated sculptures, and colorful designs throughout the spacious Bronx Zoo and take in the musical light show.  The  five lantern safaris, spread out throughout the park each showcase a different wildlife region from gorillas in Africa to sea turtles in the ocean. Also enjoy ice-carving demonstrations, holiday…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$34.95/ages 13 & over, $31.95/ages 65 & over, $22.95/ages 3-12
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Sunday, November 22

Winter Village at Bryant Park

Bryant Park
8:00 am–10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until January 31, 2021

* Shop for a wide array of handmade gifts at a a European inspired open-air market (smaller and more spread out this year). * Watch skaters - or skate yourself on the city's only free rink ($18-33/skate rentals - varies by day). Online advance reservations required. Penguin skate aids available for younger kids ($22).…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Tuesday, November 24

Thanksgiving Family Challenge 2020

Online
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until November 27, 2020

Online learning company Brain Chase offers a 3-4 hour, Thanksgiving-themed version of their monthly escape room challenges for kids and families. Dive in and solve a Thanksgiving Escape Room as a family. Learn about the Pilgrims, the Mayflower, and other topics related to the first Thanksgiving feast. Then complete three (IRL) family challenges: Exercise, Holiday…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
$49
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Celestial

Chelsea Market
10:00 am–10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 3, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2020

Submerge yourself in the sights, sounds and sensations of PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue in an immersive digital installation. Inside Chelsea Market, also home to fun holiday decor and many delicious food options. Get a $5 discount by signing up for their email list.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$24/ages 16+, $17/ages 4-15, free/ages 3 & under
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