Halloween is here, with tons of safe spooky fun for NY families.

See a break-down of events by neighborhood or events by date (with lots on October 30 & October 31 and indoor options in case it's stormy), plus our guides to favorite Halloween decor, commemorating Dia de Muertos, and nearby pumpkin patches.

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Manhattan Events



Movie Night at the Garden: The Princess and the Frog

Queens Botanical Garden
Aug 19

Get your fortune told, voodoo style, then see a screening of Disney’s 2009 animated musical The Princess and the Frog Each ticket comes with after-hours admission to the Garden, and a $5 food voucher to redeem onsite at the pop-up QBG Harvest Cafe, featuring seasonal light foods and refreshments. Bring your own blanket and/or lawn…


Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Aug 10

Inspired by Brooklyn’s energy and diversity, this beloved children’s museum (the first in the world when in opened in 1899) creates experiences that ignite curiosity, celebrate identity and cultivate joyful learning.

Learn about world cultures, visual arts, nature, animals and more in well-designed, interactive exhibits including World Brooklyn, Neighborhood Nature, Totally Tots, Collections Central and The (outdoor) Nest.

Explore the twisting tunnels and abstract architecture of TapeScape, a world of tubes and lights made of tape.

In the ColorLab, try print-making, collage and sculpture projects inspired by artists such as Elizabeth Catlett, Richard Hunt, Faith Ringgold and Kehinde Wiley, among others.

Play Jurassic Mini-Golf on the covered rooftop among large animatronic dinosaurs (+$5).

Wednesday- Sunday, 10 am–5 pm
Pay-What-You-Wish  Thursdays 2pm-5pm

Beyond NYC

Fireworks at Playland Park


Follow up a day of rides at an old-fashioned amusement park with a dazzling display of color and glittering explosions set to music.

Starting July4th weekend and on every Friday following.




TheaterWorksUSA TV

Rent videos of TheaterWorksUSA’s excellent family-friendly musicals including A Christmas Carol, Jungle Book, A Tribe Called Tubman and many more. Also see behind-the-scenes with the artists, and try theater activities and crafts to make and share online.