Halloween in NYC

NYC goes all out for Halloween. Celebrate with pumpkins, sweets, spiders and more not-too scary fun all over town all month long.

See our complete guide to Halloween, featuring events by date  and events by neighborhood (including some in Westchester) and a map of decorated brownstones.

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Wizard Tea & Potion Making

The Cauldron
47 Stone St

A two-floor, wizard-themed bar and restaurant with indoor dining and outdoor terrace seating on the cobblestones of historic Stone Street hosts interactive experiences perfect for Harry Potter fans. Don a provided robe and use a hi-tech magic wand to cast a pouring spell to receive a welcome drink from the maw of a magical creature.

During Wizard Tea, use working magic wands to brew interactive teas and taste a curated selection of “sand-witches”, scone and desserts (Tuesday-Friday 2-5:30 pm Saturday 11:30 am -2:30 pm, Sunday 12- 4:30pm).

In immersive Potion Making classes, use the wand and molecular mixology to brew two molecular cocktails or mocktails from a selection of options, each of which have different properties and effects. (Sunday-Thursday 4 pm – 7 pm).

Experiences lasts 1 hour 45 minutes. Also drink and dine on chicken tenders, pizza, burgers, fish & chips, cheesecake and more among fantasy-inspired decor (Tuesday-Friday 4-9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 1-9 pm).

Beetle House NY

Beetle House NY
308 East 6th Street

Celebrate Halloween year-round in a unique dining experience inspired by horror culture, magic and the artistic, literary and cinematic works of Tim Burton, Alfred Hitchcock, Bram Stoker, Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, and many many more. In short, Halloween party with a Burtonesque feel, curated by Alfred Hitchcock, with a 90s goth band on stage and everyone is in weird costumes.

Be dazzled at the tables by ever-changing dining room shows featuring world-class singers, sword swallowers, human blockheads, magicians, psychics, metalists, sideshow acts, contortionists, impersonators, and many more.

Kids are welcome in the dining area, though some of the characters and entertainers can be scary.

Reservations recommended, prepay $55 for the full three course meal as well as our dining room show experience. $20 for reservations for children under 12; kids menu available. Walk-ins accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Thursday-Sunday 4 pm-2 am


Brooklyn & Queens



American Dream

East Rutherford

This indoor mega-mall has towns over-the-top, entirely indoor activities. Prices vary by day. Gets crowded, so go early.

* Ride thrilling roller coasters and family-friendly rides plus meet favorite characters like Dora The Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at indoor theme park Nickelodeon Universe ($59–$85).

* Swim, splash and slide with…


Easter Fun at White Post Farms


Celebrate Easter at a family-owned animal farm with birds, llamas, monkeys, kangaroos and more.

Take your own photo with the Easter Bunny, join all-ages Easter Egg Hunts (weather permitting), see magic shows and hold actual bunnies. Pet farm animals, become a perch for parakeets, watch primates play and ride ponies.

Great food options in the…

Waterdrinker’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt


Hunt for Easter Eggs in spacious fields.vEvery hour 1 giant golden egg will be hidden; find it for a grand prize. Candy for everyone available throughout the day and the field is full of activities including mini golf, barnyard animals, the obstacle course and wooden play areas.

Take photos with the Easter Bunny roaming around…