Halloween is a spooky time of year!! Despite this, you can still have a fun Halloweekend with the whole family at these events. Not only will they get you in the Halloween spirit, but also bring smiles to the whole family.
Ghouls & Gourds @ Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
October 28th | 12pm–5:30pm
This zany and colorful festival celebrates Halloween and the harvest season. Visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy this cornucopia of spectacular shows, weird workshops, and Brooklyn’s wackiest costume parade. Kids under 12 free!
Haunted High Line Halloween
October 28th | 11am–3pm
Between 14th and 16th Sts., The High Line taps into its spooky past with face painting, costumes, dancing, live performances and a photo booth.
The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
October 28th & 29th | 7pm-10pm
Want to see more than 7,000 glowing pumpkins? Just a train ride upstate, you can view the most intricately carved pumpkins shining along the riverside near Van Cortlandt Manor. You can also stargaze inside the Pumpkin Planetarium, see flying ghosts, and maybe spy Sleepy Hollow’s Headless Horseman!
Halloween Celebration @ American Museum of Natural History
October 28th | 2pm-6pm
The haunting dinosaur bones, get a Halloween upgrade for the iconic museums annual party. More than 30 of the halls will be open for trick-or-treating, arts and crafts, costumed characters, and live performances.
Brookfield Place Halloween Party
October 29th | 12pm–3pm
Enjoy a self-described “FANGtastic evening” with science activities, magicians, a costume runway show, and special performances. Halloweekend has never been so stylish!
Halloween Harvest @ Luna Park
October 28th & 29th | 12pm-6pm
For its 5th year, you can paint pumpkins, trick or treat, go on scavenger hunts, watch special performances, and more! Arrive early, this event is very popular on Halloweekend. You will even be able to see one of NYC’s largest pumpkins!
Seaport Halloween Block Party
October 29th | 11am–2pm
Don your best costume and get ready for some fun at this free block party! Watch stilt walkers, costumed characters, jugglers and balloon artists, as you munch on treats between each performance. Bring a candy bag to fill with goodies from the nearby shops.