Halloween

This year has been plenty scary, but Halloween is still happening, with socially distanced options for spooky fun for NY families, plus Dia de Muertos commemorations.

Also see events by date (with options for October 31) plus lots of nearby pumpkin patches.

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Manhattan: Decor

Halloween Decor

NYC

Look for spooky decorations on brownstones and stores at these locations, all great spots for trick-or-treating. UPPER WEST SIDE ・94th Street –  giant spider (Columbus & CPW) ・88th Street (Columbus & CPW) ・87th Street (Columbus & Amsterdam Ave) ・82nd Street (Columbus & Amsterdam) ・75th (Columbus & Central Park West) ・71st (West End & Amsterdam Avenue)…

Halloween at Eat Pretty

Upper East Side-80s

Halloween goes pink at this adorable coffee shop/restaurant with spooky but pretty florals, brightly-colored skeletons and creepy but chic details indoors and out. The croissants, eggs, paninis, tacos coffee and more are good, but the main draw is the on over-the-top Pretty Hot Cocoas with ghost or candy corn sugar cookies on top.

Only two…

Lillie’s Victorian Establishment

Union Square

This ornate Victorian-era restaurant and pub goes gothic for Halloween with dozens of skeletons, skulls, demons and other creepy creatures inside and out.

Entering the decor from a Victorian mansion in Northern Ireland feels like another century, but the eclectic menu is modern with everything from tuna tartare to cheeseburgers and kid-friendly brunch items, plus…

Pumpkin Arch

Seaport

Take a fall photo with a cool pumpkin arch made up of real orange pumpkins, fall leaves, and twisted vines framing the East River and Brooklyn Bridge. Lots of options for food and treats including Malibu Farm, Ssam Bar, Carne Mare or Mister Dips.

See our guide to the Seaport District.

Halloween at Hatch Creative Studio

Chelsea

This design studio’s brownstone is decked out for Halloween with jack-o-lantern scarecrows, a bunch of corn stalks and a giant peace sign made of fall leaves.

American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds

Upper West Side-Lincoln Center

Find witches and other spooky creatures plus  animals, trains,, cars and more delightful sculptures in American Folk Art Museum’s small exhibition highlighting the beauty, historical significance, and technical virtuosity of American vanes fashioned between the late seventeenth and early twentieth centuries.

Also shop for unique toys, books, affordable art and gifts for all ages at…

Chelsea Market Halloween Decorations

Chelsea

Meet ghosts, monsters and other animated characters at this happening market, all decked out for Halloween. Watch out for surprises among the spooky scenes.

Eat doughnuts, tacos, hand-pulled noodles, lobster rolls, gelato and more at over 115 socially-distanced outdoor tables along 15th and 16th Streets. Look for always changing art installations throughout the twinkling hallways…

Industry City

Sunset Park

This innovative art and design hub is decked out for halloween, with pumpkins and decor galore in the courtyard and  lots of rainbow skeletons inside Building #4. Look for  cool indoor & outdoor art and photo-ops throughout, including a trippy optical illusion in the elevator.

* Play outdoor mini golf (Monday – Thursday 12 –…

Manhattan: Events

Halloween at Eat Pretty

Upper East Side-80s
Oct 01

Halloween goes pink at this adorable coffee shop/restaurant with spooky but pretty florals, brightly-colored skeletons and creepy but chic details indoors and out. The croissants, eggs, paninis, tacos coffee and more are good, but the main draw is the on over-the-top Pretty Hot Cocoas with ghost or candy corn sugar cookies on top.

Only two…

Day of the Dead at Rockefeller Center

Midtown-40s
Oct 26

Build sand castles and lounge on colorful chairs at a mini beach/sandbox in the Channel Gardens of iconic Rockefeller Center. 

Look for Hilary Pecis vibrant still life paintings and three-dimensional mixed media installations throughout the plaza.

Mozart for Munchkins: UWS Spooktacular

Central Park
Oct 27

Celebrate Halloween with favorites by Bach and Grieg, plus spooktacular Halloween tunes, and sing-alongs. Costumes encouraged; little ghosts, goblins, and unicorns can march to Grieg’s “Hall of the Mountain King.”

Dance and clap at an outdoor, socially distanced, interactive concert curated for little ones and their grown-ups. Children of all ages are welcome to observe,…

Memento Mori

Fidi
Oct 27

Larger than life skeletons transform the visitors of Brookfield Place through augmented reality in Memento Mori, an interactive installation by Gabe BC.

Receive a Halloween treat from the concierge at 230 Vesey Street when you post a picture of your experience on social media tagging @BFPLNY (while supplies last). The spook-tacular gift includes a BFPL…

Fallidays at Happy-Go-Lucky

Soho
Oct 27

Enter halloween-themed larger-than-like kaleidoscopes in an immersive fantastic multimedia environment.
ALlso explore the usual colorful, photogenic rooms with optical illusions, glittering lights, a dazzling diamond runway and more. Take photos in a mirrored clamshell and play in a “Pink Sugar Pool.”

At the end, receive a complimentary treat such as popcorn or cotton candy.

Trick-or-Treat at Washington Square Park

West Village
Oct 27

Enjoy an all-treats filled afternoon at Washington Square Park with plenty to do for ages 2-10. Grab some skele-fun activities at various spots throughout the Park. Families are welcome to complete their activities in the Park or carry them out for at-home fun according to COVID-safety preferences.

Halloween On The Harlem Meer: Scavenger Hunt

Central Park
Oct 27

Come to Central Park dressed in Halloween costumes and join a scavenger hunt adventure around the Harlem Meer. Walk away with more than a few ghostly treats.

Halloween at Museum of Ice Cream

Soho
Oct 28

Visit sweet pop-up, haunted for Halloween with lots of treats for fun activities. Enjoy spooky ice cream treats and activities organized by ghostly guides plus xplore the usual 13 interactive installations across 3 floors. Kid favorites include a three-story slide, hula hoops, a the game room with mini golf, jungle gyms and more and a…

Mozart For Munchkins: West Village Spooktacular

West Village
Oct 28

Join an outdoor, relaxed, interactive concert in the Greenwich House Music School Garden and celebrate Halloween with favorites by Bach and Grieg, plus spooktacular Halloween tunes, and sing-alongs. Costumes encouraged; little ghosts, goblins, and unicorns can march to Grieg’s “Hall of the Mountain King.”

All ages are welcome to dance, clap, and sing while enjoying …

Halloween at Sloomoo Institute

Soho
Oct 28

This interactive slime emporium gets spooky for Halloweeen with cobwebs, colorful pumpkins, fake spiders, spooky slimes in the vats, costumed employees, scary surprises, and candy galore.

At 4pm, 5pm, and 6pm, enter a costume contest for free slimes. Plus all the usual sensory slime play.

See our guide to Sloomoo Institute.

Halloween On The Harlem Meer: Pumpkin Flotilla

Central Park
Oct 28

Celebrate Halloween in Central Park. Enjoy pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, spooky stories, a costume parade, a festive pumpkin patch, and a Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight. Drop off your carved pumpkin and find a spot along the edge of the lake to watch as the jack-o’-lanterns float by

Halloween at Color Factory

Soho
Oct 29

Wear a costume, try special Halloween treats, experience a special photobooth backdrop, and get ready for lots of Halloween surprises at this colorful pop-up.

This truly interactive experience with fun activities and sweet treats in twelve unique rooms designed by different artists and a giant blue ball pit is an all-ages adventure for babies to…

Live Giant Pumpkin Carving

Chelsea
Oct 29

Witness the magic of pumpkins coming to life during Chelsea Market’s annual Live Pumpkin Carving.  Join Manic Pumpkins as they carve into this year’s 600-pound pumpkin.

Visit inside the market for Halloween specials from an array of vendors.

Creative Break: Halloween Pumpkin Patch

Chelsea
Oct 29

Take family photos and decorate paper pumpkins on Little Island.

Make a Gourd-geous Pumpkin

Midtown-30s
Oct 29

Decorate a special pumpkin that will stay fresh all season. No scooping the insides or dealing with rotting gourds, just awesome and sparkly-looking decor.

Takes place at experimental toy store CAMP Hudson Yards with lots of interactive fun plus trick-or-treating all month long.

Also at the Columbus Circle and Brooklyn City Point locations.

Asphalt Screams

Upper East Side-90s+
Oct 29

This annual spooky sports celebration is back with trick or treating, active Halloween games and sports-related activities. Ages 2+ must wear a face covering.

The Learn. Play. Grow Center Halloween Community Event

Chelsea
Oct 30

Join the Corlears School for weekly free, public programming intended to provide equitable creative play experiences to the community.

Activities include Open Play and Halloween Activities in the school’s backyard, Love Child Music and Movement, Arts for All Theater Class, Giant Room STEAM Activities and New York Live Arts Movement-Based Artistic Activities.

Pumpkin Point on Governors Island

Fidi
Oct 30

Pick from thousands of pumpkins in historic Nolan Park surrounded by beautiful fall foliage and the village-like atmosphere of former officer’s homes.

Stroll through the expansive pumpkin patch and pick out a pumpkin to take home in exchange for a small suggested donation. Programming includes free, Halloween and autumn-inspired arts and crafts activities, story-telling, live…

Whitney Outdoor Open Studios & Family Halloween Hunt

Meatpacking
Oct 30

Join Whitney educators for family artmaking on the outdoor terrace, explore the galleries, and complete a mysterious scavenger hunt through Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror for a chance to win exciting prizes. Costumes encouraged.

See our complete guide to the Whitney Museum.

Seaport Trick or Treating & Hester Street Fair

Seaport
Oct 30

Come dressed in your Halloween best at a Halloween-themed edition of eclectic Hester Street Fair . Snack on crispy empanadas and other local treats while perusing themed antiques, jewelry, and vintage garments. Also shop locally grown fall produce, hot cider and baked goods from over 100 New York regional farmers and small-batch food producers at…

Halloween Block Party and Costume Celebration

Tribeca
Oct 30

Put on your favorite costume (and mask!) and join Children’s Museum of the Arts for an afternoon of outdoor family-friendly art-making at Spring Street Park in Hudson Square.

Ghosts, ghouls, witches, and warlocks (and their equally spooky caregivers) can assist CMA’s Artist-Educators in Residence in creating art for CMA’s float in the Village Halloween Parade…

Halloween Havoc 2021

Harlem
Oct 30

Enjoy pumpkin painting, slime-making, spooky storytelling and more at NYSoM’s annual Halloween party. Features appearances from Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy and The Wolfman and The Freak Show,’ a truly terrifying and twisted show of some of the most insane characters in history including Pennywise, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers and the Clowns of the Apocalypse.

Watson Adventures’ Ghosts of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt

West Village
Oct 30

Kids and adults work together to uncover the stories of creepy places and the ghosts that have haunted them. As a team, follow clues in search of answers to tricky, humorous questions about hidden cemeteries, looming skeletons, the haunted homes of Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain, bats on a building, Dickensian door knockers, Harry…

Scary Bazaar – Halloween Special

Upper West Side-70s
Oct 31

NYC’s biggest weekly market, Grand Bazaar NYC, transforms for Halloween into a “Scary Bazaar”. Expect to be greeted by creepy crawly and ghostly decorations, and explore the 120+ spooky vendors – many in costume – indoors and outdoors. Plus a selection of scary sweet treats from artisanal food vendors.

100% of Grand Bazaar NYCs profits are…

Seaport Halloween Block Party

Seaport
Oct 31

Paint pumpkins with the South Street Seaport Museum (12 – 4pm), enjoy face painting (1 – 3pm) and listen to live music sets with trick-or-treating for the kids and mysteriously refreshing treats available at Garden Bar for adults (12- 5pm).

The pumpkin arch makes a great costumed photo-op.

See our guide to the happening…

Frankenstein at Film Forum

West Village
Oct 31

See a 90th Anniversary DCP Restoration of Boris Karloff in the original Frankenstein. Karloff wordlessly conveys the Monster’s humanity and terror beneath the iconic makeup. Join a Frankenstein Costume Contest and win prizes,

May be too frightening for younger children.

Mozart for Munchkins: Jazz Spooktacular

Midtown-30s
Oct 31

Enjoy a concert is lovers of jazzy brass, dancing, and bubbles of all ages. Come dressed up to join in a costume parade. Presented by Mozart for Munchkins at the fun-to-explore Camp Store in Hudson Yards.

Washington Market Park Annual Halloween Costume Parade and Party

Tribeca
Oct 31

This long-standing Tribeca tradition features a costume parade down Greenwich Street led by the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Marching Corps, culminating with a party in the decorated park with games and music.

Essex Market Halloween Party

Lower East Side
Oct 31

Join Essex Market for mini pumpkin decorating and a costume parade around Essex Market and The Market Line at 3pm. Lots of great food options, including legendary pancake purveyor Shopsin’s.

Village Halloween Costume Ball

Lower East Side
Oct 31

Enjoy performances, a costume competition and dancing in the street to swing and Latin bands at a an all-ages open-air celebration outside Theater for the New City (on East Tenth Street between First & Second Avenues). A large tent will provide rain protection.

Bronx

Scarecrows & Pumpkins

New York Botanical Garden

Discover plentiful pumpkins and hordes of gourds around the New York Botanical Garden plus displays of whimsical scarecrows throughout the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Check out some of the largest pumpkins in the world, some more than 2,000 pounds.

On weekends 1-4 pm, look for larger-than-life pumpkins and skeletons, specially commissioned by Chilean American puppeteer…

Wave Hill Family Art Project: Dia de los Muertos

Wave Hill

Celebrate this special Mexican cultural holiday when the spirits of loved ones come home to visit with a nature-inspired art project among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Explore nicho boxes, small shadow boxes filled with meaning and purpose that honor a lost loved one. Decorate boxes with objects and found natural materials.

Boo at the Zoo

The Bronx Zoo

Watch rhinos smash pumpkins, see giant pumpkin carvings of animals, join dancers and drummers in a costume parade, explore a hay maze, take a haunted pirate hayride, make creepy crafts, see magic acts, watch a musical with a witch and all her creepy crawly puppet friends and enjoy more Halloween-themed family fun at the zoo.

Trick or Treat Trek at Bartow-Pell

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Trick or treat outdoors at the expansive grounds of a historic mansion in Pelham Bay Park. Come in costume, rain or shine. Wander the grounds, search for a treat, one never knows who one might meet…

Timed ticketed event- no walk-in will be permitted. Participants are asked to remain in their pod. The trek is entirely…

Spooktacular Night Walks

The Bronx Zoo

In this kid-friendly evening program, meet some creepy, crawly animal visitors, listen to a spooky Zoo tale, and take a walk to search for what lurks in the shadows of the Zoo after dark. Costumes encouraged.

Includes a long walk outside in dim light. All paths are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Halloween Discovery Hike and Craft

Van Cortlandt Nature Center

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk into the woods searching for spiders and other critters. Enjoy fall foliage and make nature arts & crafts.

Queens

The Amazing Maize Maze

Queens County Farm Museum
Oct 29

🌽 Explore NYC’s only corn maze, a 3-acre challenge of finding clues and solving puzzles on your way to Victory Bridge for a full vista of Andy Warhol’s Cow.

🎃 Scoop up the perfect pumpkin in a patch (priced by size)

🍩 Local produce, farm-fresh eggs raw wildflower honey, snacks and beverages are available to…

A Happy Henson Halloween

Museum of the Moving Image
Oct 29

See a selection of classic monsters, music, and Muppets, including episodes of The Muppet Show featuring Vincent Price and Alice Cooper and other haunting classic clips from Jim Henson’s work in a gorgeous theater at the Museum of the Moving Image.. Jim Henson Legacy President Craig Shemin will introduce the screening and bring along…

Queens Botanical Garden Pumpkin Patch

Queens Botanical Garden
Oct 30

🎃 Choose a pumpkin and get a grab and go craft activity (additional pumpkins $6).

🚜 Lots of harvest-themed photo opportunities (plus the whole botanical garden to explore, included in admission). Meet and take pictures with the friendly costumed nature creatures roaming the Farm.

🍩 Harvest and pumpkin-themed beers and ciders for purchase for…

Halloween Fun at the Vander Ende – Onderdonk House

The Vander-Ende Onderdonk House
Oct 30

Celebrate Halloween with spooky stories, seasonal arts & crafts, a costume parade, and goody bags at the historic Onderdonk House in Ridgewood, Queens.

Halloween Harvest Festival

Socrates Sculpture Park
Oct 30

Socrates Sculpture Park’s annual Halloween Harvest Festival, featuring a

Celebrate Halloween in scenic Socrates Sculpture Park with a doggie costume contest, pumpkin carving and catapulting competition, artist-led workshops, and the Shinbone Alley Stilt Band.

Two teams will square off in a pumpkin carving competition: Kids Vs. Adults.  A group of kids will challenge artist fellows…

The Book of Life

Museum of the Moving Image
Oct 30

See a 2014 lively animated musical comedy weaving the Day of the Dead holiday and the theme of love transcending death. Bullfighter Manolo (Luna), who would rather wield a guitar than a sword, yearns for his childhood crush Maria (Saldana), but must face off with the swaggering military hero Joaquin (Tatum) for her affection. What…

Trick-or-Treat at Queens International Night Market

New York Hall of Science
Oct 30

Trick or treat and enter adults & kids costume contests with amazing prices at the last of this large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens for the season. Shop around 100 independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food. Also enjoy live music and cultural performances celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and…

Movie Night at the Garden: Coco

Queens Botanical Garden
Oct 30

Watch Coco outdoors in the Queens Botanical Garden. Go on an adventure with Miguel on Día de los Muertos, as he searches in the Land of the Dead for familia who shares his passion for music. Make sugar skull masks as an accompanying craft.

Each ticket comes with after-hours admission to the Garden, a magic…

Halloween on the Farm

Queens County Farm Museum
Oct 31

Celebrate Halloween country-style on Queens County Farm with an Amazing Maize Maze, spooky hayrides and trick-or-treating with the farm animals. Also enjoy the Adopt-a-Worm composting program, ghastly crafts and a DJ dance party plus explore the 47-acre historic farm.

Local food vendors on site and shop at Queens Farm’s acclaimed Farmstand, featuring the season’s…

Halloween at the Queens Botanical Garden

Queens Botanical Garden
Oct 31

Little ones can show off their Halloween costumes, walk a Trick-or-Treat Trail, and enjoy performances, including a magic show! Adults 21+ can enjoy harvest beers and ciders for purchase at the Beer & Wine Garden.

Choose a pumpkin from a patch and get a grab and go craft activity ( $6). Lots of harvest-themed photo…

Day of the Dead Celebration

Museum of the Moving Image
Nov 01

Celebrate Day of the Dead with a performance by Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer Academy, a group of talented teen and kid musicians, followed by a presentation of Aztec Mexica dance, poetry, and music from indigenous dance troupe Yayauhki Tezcatlipoka depicting the roots of this holiday. Explore a public altar in the Museum’s courtyard, followed by a…

Brooklyn

Green Meadows Farm Pumpkin Picking

Aviator Sports & Events Center
Oct 27

Visit animals, go on a hayride, pick a pumpkin and take pics in fun fall photo-ops. Sit on 10 different tractors, operate a bulldozer, ride a bumpy roller slide, play in a farm playground and more.

Also join a Halloween Candy Hunt Oct 23-31.

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Oct 30

Brooklyn-based artist Mincho Vega is BCM’s guest curator for a celebration of Central American cultures and experiences through art, dance and music.

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

Book a three-hours session for 10 am or 2 pm.

Shipwrecked Brooklyn Haunted House

Shipwrecked
Oct 30

Brave a crew of silly (not-too-scary) ghouls and ghosts in the Shipwrecked Escape Rooms for one weekend only for a bag of candy. Costumes encouraged; lots of photo-ops.  An adult chaperone must accompany their child but will not be charged to enter.

Also play an indoor 18-hole miniature golf course ($15/ages 13+, $11/ages 3-12) and go on an adventure through 4 themed areas complete with theatrical scenery, lights, and sound.  Use a bag gold tokens ($5) to bring the story to life through animatronics, video, and special effects as you make your way through the course plus shoot some hoops, give skeeball a go, attempt claw games or battle Shredder’s evil crew as a hero in a half shell at the arcade (game cards available in person) and enjoy an apple cider slushie.

Halloween Harvest at Luna Park

Coney Island
Oct 30

Coney Island’s seaside amusement park gets in the Halloween spirit with pumpkin patches, pumpkin carving, stilt walkers, roaming artists, costume contests, trick-or-treating, face painting, temporary tattoos, mini-tractor races and more plus the usual rides and games.

Add the $10 Halloween Harvest package to wristband purchases to enjoy the Halloween themed activities. Wristbands include rides the historic Cyclone and Thunderbolt roller coasters plus dozens of family-friendly and thrill rides.

Also get lunch at the famous Nathan’s Hotdog or see sharks and spooky jellyfish at the New York Aquarium.

Fort Greene Park Halloween Festival & Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest

Fort Greene Park
Oct 30

From 12–2:30 pm, watch Brooklyn’s largest and most outrageous dog costume contest. Scads of dogs enter and ruthlessly compete for the coveted Great PUPkin rosettes for the top pups.

From 4:30-7:30, join a spooky evening lantern walk with a photo booth, costume contest, pumpkin and hay patch and much more. Sign up online for 30 minute time slots.

Halloween at Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Oct 31

Celebrate Halloween at BCM. Trick-or-treat in the exhibits, explore a not-too-spooky maze and meet some creepy animal friends. Costumes encouraged.

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

Sessions at  10am–12pm, 12:30pm–2:30pm, 3pm-5pm.

Pumpkin Decorating Party

Industry City
Oct 31

Join Sahadi’s in happening Industry City to decorate pumpkins. Costumes encouraged.

Ticket includes a table,1 pumpkin + decorating materials, a kid’s hot apple cider, and a goodie bag to go. Only decorators need to buy tickets.

For the parents, the bar will be open with coffee, cocktails and other beverages  plus the weekend brunch menu also available for purchase. This event will be indoors and all guests must be vaccinated unless aged 11 or younger. Rain or shine.

Look for fun fall decorations, piles of pumpkins and colorful skeletons throughout the design and art indoor/outdoor complex, plus cool art installations, mini-golf & tons of food options. See our guide to Industry City.

Rock And Roll Playhouse: Halloween Spooktacular

Brooklyn Bowl
Oct 31

Celebrate Halloween with a kid-friendly interactive rock concert, face painting, a costume contest and more festivities in super cool Brooklyn Bowl.

Loud (bring hearing protection earmuffs for sensitive ears) with lots of dancing. Doors open at 11:00 am.

Order pizza, salads, ribs, milkshakes, burgers and more from the in-house Blue Ribbon.

Stay and bowl for $30/half hour in high-tech lanes.

 

BAMboo!

Brookyln Academy of Music (BAM)
Oct 31

BAM’s Halloween block party is back on the streets of Brooklyn! Trick-or-treat at a socially distanced, grab-and-go outdoor festival with pre-packaged goody bags filled with candy, toys, arts and crafts, and more. Kids can grab treats from car trunks decorated for the occasion.

Día de los Muertos Family Celebration

Green-Wood Cemetary
Nov 01

Discover the rich history and traditions associated with the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) through crafts, activities, and food for families with kids of all ages in a lovely historic cemetery. Celebrated throughout Mexico from October 31st to November 2nd, this holiday is a time for family and friends to commemorate departed loved ones through prayer, altars, music, and dance.

Beyond NYC

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Croton-on-Hudson

Meander through an 18th-century landscape ablaze with more than 7,000 illuminated, hand-carved jack o’ lanterns forming amazing sculptures and settings. Listen for the Headless Horseman—and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats. See the Pumpkin Carousel twirl and the Pumpkin Windmill whirl and step inside the Pumpkin Planetarium for a unique star show. Features synchronized…

Brick or Treat

Yonkers

Get into the Halloween spirit Lego-style. Brick or Treat through LEGOLAND Discovery Center and collect pieces at different stops to build and take home a Halloween creation.

Look for ghosts and skeletons haunting MINILAND New York- find the correct amount to win a prize. Create a LEGO pumpkin and place it into the Model Builder…

Waterdrinker Farm Fall Festival

Manorville

🎃 Pick pumpkins and sunflowers ($2/stem) in spacious fields.

🚜 Activities include mini golf, a jumbo jump pad, barnyard animals, roasted corn, tractor pedal cars for tots and barnyard animals daily plus train and hay rides only on weekends & holidays.

⏱ No advance reservations; pay at the gate. Capacity is limited so come early.

Trick or Treat at Stew Leonard’s

Yonkers

Grocery store Stew Leonard’s invites all little ghouls and goblins to collect candy as they visit stations around the store. Check out the animatronic singing animals throughout the store.

Also at stores in Norwalk, Danbury, Farmingdale and Paramus.

Fall Fest at Liberty Science Center

Jersey City

Celebrate the spooky season with indoor and outdoor adventures. Pick out the perfect pumpkin in NJ’s largest indoor Pumpkin Patch and use an endoscope to see what’s inside a pumpkin. Encounter spiders, bats, skeletons, and other not-so-scary souls. Spooky Pathway.  Discover the fascinating lives of cockroaches, tarantulas, scorpions, and millipedes at the Creepy Crawler Corner.…

Halloweekend & Day of the Dead

Yonkers

Celebrate Halloween with family-friendly activities at the Hudson River Museum. Learn about Victorian mourning practices on tours in historic home Glenview all weekend long.

Celebrate Día de Muertos all weekend by making a Cempasúchil, or Mexican Marigold, to install on the community altar or take home. Place pictures of departed loved ones on the altar, which…

Home of the ‘Legend’

Sleepy Hall

At this family-friendly happening, tour the first floor of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” author Washington Irving’s house and watch an original shadow puppet short film. A special exhibit highlights how the Legend has lived in the imagination of popular culture through the centuries since its publication.

For the full spooky story, get a ticket…

Halloween Maskmaking Workshop

Pelham

Create eye and face masks using paint, feathers, sequins, glitter, fabric scraps, and pompoms. Unconventional use of materials will be encouraged and guidance will be provided for children that may want to create masks of their favorite characters or animals.

Haunted Huguenot Street

New Paltz

Attend the postmortem wedding of Hugo and Annie – a celebration nearly 100 years in the making. Sip on festive mock-tails, see into the future with fortune-telling games, dance to spectral music, and get pictures at a photo booth – costumes encouraged. All of the festivities will be outside with plenty of distance between party…

Irving’s Legend

Sleepy Hollow

Master storytellers offer dramatic performances of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and Katrina Van Tassel. Performed for the first time ever outdoors under the stars at the author’s home with live music and an appearance from the Headless Horseman.

It’s a scary story, so make…

‘Dia de los Muertos with Calpulli Mexican Dance Co.

New Rochelle
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company performs traditional and contemporary Central and Latin America dances to commemorate ‘Dia de los Muertos.’

Virtual

Día de los Muertos Celebration

In recorded presentations by two renowned Mexican families, the National Museum of the American Indian showcases two traditions central to Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos): the art of making figures from sugar and papier-mâché. These two presentations will take place in Spanish. Closed captioning in Spanish and English will be available.

Laurie Berkner’s Halloween Party

Come in costume and join Laurie Berkner for an 80+min live interactive, virtual Halloween-themed performance for the whole family. Sing, dance, & play games through your device with Laurie as she performs fan favorites and songs from her new album, interacts  through the screen, & brings in a few surprises.

Meet & greet add-ons and…

Story Pirates Halloween Party and Costume Contest

Celebrate Halloween with zany local educational troupe Story Pirates. Wear your costumes for a Zoom parade and see what costumes the Story Pirates are wearing while playing games and celebrating at the silliest Halloween party there is.

Enter to win Story Pirates shirts for the whole family by RSVPing and posting your Story Pirates-themed costume.