💀 Halloween Events in NYC - Updated!

2023 Halloween Events and Activities for Kids in New York City

By Anu Kapur, Publisher, Lower Manhattan Macaroni KID & Upper West Side Macaroni KID October 12, 2023

New Yorkers, are you ready for Halloween? Like ghosts in a graveyard, family-friendly holiday events are popping up everywhere in New York, all month long! From longtime annual traditions like the Village Halloween Parade to first-time events, we are seeing Halloween creeping up everywhere! 

So we stirred and stirred our Macaroni KID potions in a cauldron until -- boom! -- this list of spooky and not-so-spooky kid-friendly events happening in NYC appeared. Use it to plan some wicked family fun in NYC, and make sure to share with all your fiendish friends! You won't want to miss a thing!

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Halloween Events in NYC:



 Sept 30 to Oct 29
 Sept 30 to Oct 29
 Sept 27 - Nov 7
👻 The Pumpkin Arch Reimagined at Pier 17
 Oct 1 - Nov 1
 Oct 1 - Oct 31👻 Spook-tacular at Cricket’s Candy Creations
 Oct 1 - Oct 31
👻 Seaport Scavenger Hunt
 Every Weekend👻 Children's Museum of Manhattan Celebrates Halloween
 Oct 6 - 29
👻 Spooky Snug Harbor Tours
 Oct 6 - 27
👻 Spooky Snug Harbor Séance
 Oct 7 - 28
👻 Mini Pumpkin Decorating at New York Botanical Garden
 Oct 8
👻 Top Carver: A Master Pumpkin Carving Face-Off
 Oct 9
👻 Craft: Spooky Lights at Seward Park Library (ages 13-18)
 Oct 13 - 28
👻 Ghost Stories: Halloween Edition at The Met (ages 9+)
 Oct 13
👻 Movie Nights: Practical Magic (PG-13) at Hudson Yards
 Oct 13
👻 Candlelight: Friday the 13th Special
 Oct 15
👻 Harvest Festival at Carl Schurz Park
 Oct 16
👻 Rock-a-Silly Band Halloween Show
 Oct 20
👻 Mommy & Me Cooking Class: Halloween Meatballs
 Oct 20
👻 Movie Nights: The Witches (PG) at Hudson Yards
 Oct 20
👻 Candlelight Ghost Tour at Morris Jumel Mansion (ages 13+)
 Oct 22
👻 Children's Halloween Festival at Bleecker Playground
 Oct 22
👻 Manhattan West Woof Fest: HOWL-oween 2023
 Oct 23
👻 UES Halloween Howl & Healthy Hound Fair
 Oct 23
👻 Craft: Pumpkin Painting at Seward Park Library (ages 13-18)
 Oct 25
👻 Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics
 Oct 26
👻 Virtual Teen Comics Chat: Supernatural and Horror
 Oct 26
👻 Halloween on Harlem Meer in Central Park
 Oct 27
👻 Movie Nights: Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (PG) at Hudson Yards
 Oct 28
👻 BCO Spooktacular Kid's Concert with Mozart for Munchkins
 Oct 28
👻 Hispanic Heritage Month: Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos
 Oct 28
👻 Seaport Kids Halloween Block Party (ages 2-8)
 Oct 28
👻 38th Annual Bronx Halloween Parade
 Oct 28
👻 Haunted Carousel at Prospect Park
 Oct 28
👻 Halloween Extravaganza at Franz Sigel Park
 Oct 28
👻 Kids Cooking Class: Decorate Halloween Cookies
 Oct 29
👻 Spooky Bazaar (Halloween Special) at Grand Bazaar NYC
 Oct 29
👻 Halloween Trick or Treating at Corlears Hook Park
 Oct 29
👻 2023 Creepy Creatures in the Park at Snug Harbor
 Oct 30
👻 The Goblin Twins Author Event at 53rd Street Library
 Oct 31👻 Children's Museum of Manhattan Celebrates Halloween
 Oct 31
👻 Trick-or-Treat at 58th Street Library
 Oct 31
👻 Historical Hallowe’en Party
 Oct 31
👻 Village Halloween Parade 2023
 Oct 31
👻 Spooky Space at American Museum of Natural History


Happy Halloween!

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