Halloween Events and Activities for Families Around NYC 2022

Halloween Events and Activities for Families Around NYC 2022

Halloween Events and Activities for Families Around NYC

There are countless Halloween events and activities for families around NYC. Celebrating Halloween is a great way to spend time together as a family, and we’ve rounded up some of the best events and activities to check out this spooky season!

Psst… Looking for more Halloween fun? Check out Halloween Experiences 2022


Watson Adventures’ Ghosts of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Washington Square Park, 5th Avenue and Washington Square North, Greenwich Village
Saturdays, October  22 and October  29, 4-6pm
Ages 7 and older
$17.50-$21.50 – Advanced Registration Required.

Go on a ghostly scavenger hunt for kids and adults! Work together to uncover the stories of creepy places and the ghosts that have haunted them. Starring secret cemeteries, looming skeletons, the haunted homes of Edgar Allen Poe and Mark Twain, bats on a building, Dickensian door knockers, Harry Potter’s nemesis and a gorilla in a window.

Halloween Kids Spooky Cruise

Manhattan II, Pier 36, 299 South Street, Lower East Side
October 22-31, Saturdays, Sunday 10/30 and Monday, 10/31 at 1:30pm
From $40

Cruise and enjoy trick or treating on the water with unlimited Halloween-themed candies and performances by a costumed character, while you are delighted with the best views of the Manhattan Skyline and unique Halloween decorations on this spooky cruise.

Lights Out at The Met! The Met Pajama Party 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave., Upper East Side 
Tuesday, October 25, 5-7pm
Ages 3-8 with an adult

Wear your Halloween costume or pajamas for this evening featuring art activities, Halloween-inspired breakfast-for-dinner menu, and live entertainment. 

Jack-O-Lantern Festival

New Amsterdam School, 62 Avenue B, East Village
Friday, October 28, 1:30-4:30pm
Admission is free.

Purchase a thoroughly gutted, ready-to-carve pumpkin and sign up for a time slot to make your very own no mess jack-o-lantern! Carving and design tools will be provided in a clean working space. Apple cider and baked goods will also be available for purchase. All proceeds will go towards supporting New Amsterdam School.

Spooky Castle Yoga

The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place, Battery Park City
Saturday, Oct. 29, 10:30-11:45am
All ages
Free. Advanced registration required.

Wear your favorite costumes and learn about the different parts of a castle. Then, stretch your bodies and imagination with yoga poses inspired by the spooky holiday! 

The Laurie Berkner Band’s Monster Boogie Halloween Concert 

Adler Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St., Upper West Side 
Saturday, October 29, 11am
Ages 0-8 

Kids’ music superstars Laurie Berkner and The Laurie Berkner Band invite families to boogie on down and stop in for a spell at a “Monster Boogie Halloween Concert”.

Laurie will treat little tricksters to her brand-new Halloween song, “Halloween Train” and will have everyone singing along to “What Am I Gonna Be (for Halloween)?,” “Monster Boogie,” “The Cat Came Back, “I Picked One Pumpkin,” and “Choc-o-lot In My Pock-o-lot.” Kids and grownups alike are also encouraged to come in costume, bring their dancing shoes and a stuffed animal (for their heads!) and get set for an un-boo-lievably fun time.

NYSoM Halloween Havoc 2022

East Harlem Tutorial Program, 2050 2nd Ave., East Harlem
Saturday, October 29, 2-6pm
All ages

This ghoultastic spooktacular event will feature appearances from Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy and The Wolfman. Enjoy pumpkin painting, slime-making, spooky storytelling and more!

Halloween at Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., Chelsea
Saturday, October 29, 10am-4pm

Chelsea Market will be having on-site pumpkin carvers, Maniac Pumpkins, work on a giant pumpkin and transform it into a BOOtiful creation.

Halloween Costume Party

Marble Collegiate Church, 1 West 29th Street, Chelsea
Saturday, October 29, 2-3:30pm

Dress up and enjoy spooky snacks, games and tons of fun!

Halloween Bash at Brookfield Place

Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street, Battery Park City
Saturday, October 29, 12-3pm

Bring your costume-clad kids for a fang-tastic afternoon of activities and trick-or-treating.

Trick-or-Treat Extravaganza

Cricket’s Candy Creations, 200 Hudson Street, Tribeca
October 29-30, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-6pm
$20 per guest for entry; candy crafting tour sold separately.

Cricket’s Candy Creations will be hosting a Trick-or-Treating Extravaganza featuring a costume parade with prizes, face painting, balloon twisting, a pumpkin patch and pumpkin painting, Halloween candy crafts, and more!

Halloween Family Activity Weekend

South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street, Downtown Manhattan
October 29-30, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm

Get into the Halloween spirit by etching your favorite seasonal design into gourds aboard Wavertree, surrounded by sailors’ spirits of yore. Guests can also participate in family activity stations throughout the campus, including a Halloween-inspired scavenger hunt.

Halloween Boo Bash

Randall’s Island Park, 10 Central Rd., Randall’s Island 
Sunday, October 30, 12-3pm
All ages

Come in costume. Enjoy crafts, games, treats, and spooky fun before you go trick-or-treating.

It’s the Great Pumpkin on Henry Street, Charlie Brown!

Sol Lain Park, 290 East Broadway, Lower East Side
Saturday, October 30, 12-4pm

It’s the Great Pumpkin on Henry Street, Charlie Brown! Join Snoopy and the gang for a Halloween family carnival on Henry Street! All of the neighborhood ghouls and goblins will enjoy an afternoon of games, giveaways, and goodies.

FREE Trick or Treat with East Midtown

Sunrise at East 56th, 56th St. and Lexington Ave., Turtle Bay
Monday, October 31, 3-7pm

Trick-or-Treat with East Midtown will be bigger and better than ever this year! Businesses in the district will be welcoming trick-or-treaters and their families for some Halloween fun! In addition to trick-or-treating, families can check-in, pick up bags and maps and enjoy pumpkin painting at Sunrise East 56th Street (56th and Lex). Check-in, maps and bags will also be available at the Spooky gif photo booth activation at 56th Street and 3rd Ave.

CCNY celebrates Halloween with 5th annual Scarefest

The City College of New York, West 138th Street and Convent Avenue, Hamilton Heights
Monday, October 31, 4-10pm

Embark on a spooky 10-minute guided tour through the secret tunnels of City College’s creepy gothic buildings, and be in for a scary good time as haunted tunnels come to life.


Spooktacular Night Walk

Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
Saturday, October 8-29, 5-6:30pm
$45; $36 members

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!

Halloween Costume Dog Show

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx 
Friday, October 14, 5:30-7:30pm
All ages

Bring your pet dressed to impress in their Halloween costumes to walk the runway, participate in obstacle courses, and take fun, memorable photos. 

Bronx Halloween Parade

Simpson Street and Westchester Avenue, Bronx
Saturday, October 22, 12pm
All ages

The Bronx Community Board #2 Proudly Presents The 37th Annual Bronx Halloween Parade featuring a Mardi Gras theme. The parade will step off from Southern Blvd. & Westchester Ave. and head South on Southern Blvd turning right onto Intervale Ave & concluding at Dawson St.

Post Parade Showcase: Bill Rainey Park (at Dawson St. & Rogers Pl.)

Sensory Sensitive Spooktacular Morning

Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
Sundays, October 23-30, 9-11am
$45; $36 members

In this sensory friendly Halloween themed program, enjoy some spooky playtime, meet some animal visitors, and give treats to animals at the Children’s Zoo! Costumes encouraged!

Haunted House

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx 
Friday, October 28, 7-9pm
All ages

Celebrate Halloween at a haunted house with ghouls, witches, ghosts and more. 

F4P Halloween Extravaganza 2022

Franz Sigel Park , East 158th Street, Bronx 
Saturday, October 29, 1-5pm
All ages

Get in the spooky spirit with tricks and treats, costume parades, slime making, tarot readings, and more.

Trick or Treat Trek 

Bartow-Pell Mansion, 895 Shore Road, Bronx 
Saturday, October 29, 11am-4pm
All ages

Wander the grounds, search for a treat, one never knows who one might meet.


Halloween Boo-tacular

Chuck E. Cheese, 139 Flatbush Ave., Boerum Hill, and participating locations nationwide
September 19-October 31, Sundays-Thursdays, 11am-9pm; Fridays, 11am-10pm; Saturdays, 11am-10pm
Prices starting at $20.99 per child

Chuck E. Cheese Halloween Boo-tacular is the largest family-friendly Halloween event featuring a variety of new deals and special offerings including Haunted House Party’s every hour on the :30, new Halloween-themed merch, and more.

Greg’s Great Pumpkin Patch

Domino Park, 15 River St., Williamsburg
September 30-October 31, 9am-9pm, daily
All ages

Greg’s Trees will transform Domino Park into Greg’s Great Pumpkin Patch with events and attractions for the whole family. Expect a massive selection of pumpkins, fancy gourds and lots of Halloween decor along with a haystack maze for little ones, pumpkin painting and carving for everyone, Instagram-able photo opps and activities galore.

Green Meadows Farm Halloween Candy Hunt

Aviator Sports and Events Center, Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Marine Park
October 22-29, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-5pm

Little ghouls and goblins in costumes (or not) are invited to a spooktacular CANDY HUNT at Green Meadows Farm. The seasonal fun includes a hayride, tractors and bulldozers to explore, a bumpy roller slide, and playtime in the farm’s huge playground. PLUS, be sure to take your Pumpkin Patch Photos!

Halloween at BCM

Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights
Saturday, October 29, 10am-6:30pm
$13; $12 grandparent; free for babies younger than 1 year

Come out for a day of costumed fun and trick-or-treating around the Museum’s exhibits. Plus, this year features an extra special treat: some of your favorite superheroes have offered to stop by and lend a hand! Take part in a Superhero Training Camp, presented by The Muse Brooklyn, NYC’s premier circus school. Learn the ropes of climbing with Spider-Man, take a crack at lasso-ing with Wonder Woman, and allow Batman and Robin to show you the ups and downs of juggling.

The Rock and Roll Playhouse: Parade + Trick-or-Treat

Industry City, 274 36th St, Sunset Park
Saturday, October 29, 1-3pm
Ages 10 and younger

Dress up for a Monster Mash themed party featuring live music, trick-or-treat IC basket from the show, and a trail that will lead you through campus to find all the treats.

Town Square’s 19th Annual Greenpoint Children’s Halloween Parade, Spooktacular Party & Zombie Nerf War

Polish & Slavic Center, 176 Java Street, Greenpoint
Saturday, October 29, 10am-5pm
Parade is free; $20 in advance or $30 at the door for The Spooktacular Party and Zombie Nerf War tickets; $30 combo tickets available online

Costumed kids of all ages are invited to march in a Halloween Parade. Continue the fun with a Spooktacular Party featuring arts & crafts, carnival games, live music, a bouncy house for little ones and more and later a Zombie Nerf War!

Brooklyn Independent Middle School Fall Festival

Brooklyn Independent Middle School, 38 Lafayette Avenue, Boerum Hill
Saturday, October 29, 1-4pm
Suggested donation of $5

Come dressed in your Halloween best for pumpkin painting, karaoke, games, activities, hot apple cider & donuts, and more.

Storytime with Susie Jaramillo: Skeletina

Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Red Hook
Sunday, October 30, 11am
Ages 3-6

Join author Susie Jaramillo presenting Skeletina, for a spooky reading and activity!

Sensory Sensitive Halloween

Chuck E. Cheese, 139 Flatbush Ave., Boerum Hill and participating locations nationwide
Sunday, October 30, 9-11am
Prices starting at $20.99 per child

Chuck E. Cheese offers a sensory-friendly celebration that will bring the fun and joy of Halloween to visitors two hours before they open to the public.


DUMBO Archway, 155 Water St., DUMBO
Monday, October 31, 4-7pm
All ages

Dumboween is going to be scarily good with the annual march to the arch followed by crafts, costume contests, live music, and candy in the archway. 


BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave, Boerum Hill
Monday, October 31, 4pm

Join BAM for candy giveaways, arts and crafts, and carnival games. Plus, new this year: spooky kid-friendly movies!


Hands On History: Spooky Season!

King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica
Saturday, October 15, 1-4pm
Ages 3-12

Discuss author Washington Irving and his 1820 story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Make Headless Horseman paper pumpkin masks to take home!

No Tricks, All Treats, Family Fun Day!

Tanenbaum Family Pool, 58-25 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck
Friday, October 28, 3pm
$10. Advanced registration required.

Celebrate spooky season in your favorite costume and move through a not-so-spooky path for candy, crafts and fun!

Halloween Harvest Festival

Socrates Sculpture Park, 35-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City
Saturday, October 29, 12-5pm

Celebrate the autumn season with pumpkin art workshops, creative costume making, face painting, and an epic launch of the pumpkin catapult!

Monster Mania Themed Workshop

The Afterschool Collective, 1145 47th Ave., Long Island City
Saturday, October 29, 11:30am-2:30pm
Ages 5-10
Advanced registration required.

Students will create their own jack o’lanterns, as well as haunted scenes that will engage their creativity and problem solving as they work with increasingly difficult and complex challenges.

Halloween at the Garden

Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing
Sunday, October 30, 12-5pm
All ages
See website for admission fee

Little ones show off their Halloween costumes, walk a Trick-or-Treat Trail, and enjoy live performances, including a magic show! Adults 21+ can enjoy harvest beers and ciders for purchase at the Beer & Wine Garden. Go on a Creepy Compost site tours, explore QBG’s compost facility, including the haunted three-bin compost system and meet the creepy-crawly organisms that turn our food scraps into black gold!

Halloween on the Farm

Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
Sunday, October 30, 11am-4pm
All ages 
$20; free admission for ages 3 and younger. 

Wear your costume to the farm for this Halloween spooktacular featuring The Amazing Maize Maze, a DJ dance party, a visit with the farm’s animals, 9 trick-or-treating stations, photo ops, Halloween hayrides, and more!

21st Annual Totten Trot 5K Foot Race & Kids’ Fun Run

Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Bayside
Sunday, October 30, 7:30am, check in; 9am, race starts; 10am, kids’ fun run
All ages
Totten Trot 5K: $30-$40. Kids’ Fun Run is free.

Everyone is invited to participate in this Halloween-themed run/walk featuring a special Kids’ Fun Run. Prizes also awarded for best costumes!

Halloween Popup Party

Space 224
224-03 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights
Sunday, October 30, 2-6pm
Free admission

It’s a Halloween POPUP Party. Shopping with the youth, activities, Tiktok, musical chairs, painting, games and prizes for best costume! So shoppers come dressed in your best!


The Legend: Cirque Performance 

Westchester Circus Arts at the Village of Sleepy Hollow, 60 Continental Street, Sleepy Hollow 
September 23-October 16, Fridays, 7pm; Saturdays, 2pm and 7pm; Sundays, 2pm and 7:30pm
Ages 10 and older
$30 when purchased online; $40 at the door.

See this Cirque adaptation of Washington Irving’s iconic ghost story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” with narration by Washington Irving himself, in hologram form! 

Stories of the Night: Halloween Tales with April Armstrong

Warner Library, 121 N Broadway, Tarrytown
Thursday, October 6, 4:30pm
Ages 3 and older

It’s time for Halloween, and April’s stories will give you a JUMP! – or a giggle! Join the library for a fun and (not too) spooky time! 

Spooky Monsters & Ghosts

Pelham Art Center, 155 5th Ave., Pelham
Sunday, October 9, 1:30-3pm
Ages 3-12
$25 per adult and child; $23 members; $15 additional child – Advanced Registration Required.

Join artist Susan Saas for an afternoon of SPOOKtacular crafts for your little one to take home! Students will create a puffy cotton ball ghost and halloween themed hand puppets. The teaching process used is a step-by-step method that will both inspire and delight your child into action. Students will be encouraged to customize their own monsters and ghosts. Participants will leave with a BOO-tiful craft just in time for Halloween!

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville
Saturday, October 22, 11am
Ages 5 and older 
$16; $11 members; $9 ages 13 and younger. 

Celebrate Halloween with this kid-friendly classic. Come to E.T. in costume and you’ll get to take home some spook-tacular prizes.  

Trunk or Treat

Port Chester/Rye Brook Library, One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester
Thursday, October 27, 2022, 5-6pm
Ages 0-12

Children and grownups are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and come trick or treating at the library.

Trick or Treating

Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers
Saturday, October 29, 10am-12pm
Ages 0-12

Visit Ridge Hill’s Concierge table to pick up your Trick or Treating map and stop by all participating retailers/restaurants who will be handing out candy and treats to children. Also, don’t forget to bring your Trick or Treat bags!


Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
Saturday, October 29, 10am-4pm
All ages
Included with admission: $10; $9 seniors; free for children younger than 1 – Advanced Registration Required.

Celebrate Halloween with a (not spooky) day of arts & crafts, STEM workshops, stories, songs, and lots of surprises! Don’t forget to wear your costume!

Halloweekend & Day of the Dead

Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers
October 29-30, Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm
All ages
Included with admission: $10; $7 seniors 65 and older, students with valid ID; veterans; $6 ages 3-18

Explore haunted historic home on a Gothic Glenview Tour, learn about the stars in a spooky planetarium show, The Sky Tonight: Night Frights, create a jar-o’-lantern to take home in the Family Art Workshop, and meet some scaly friends at the Live Reptile Show with the Wizard of Lizards! Guests who come in costume will receive candy in the lobby throughout the weekend.

Long Island, Nassau

Blaze: Long Island 

Old Bethpage Restoration Village, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage
Sept. 30- Nov. 6 , See website for schedule
Tickets start at $24 for children 3-17 and $32 for adults.

Stroll the pumpkin trail, past 19th-century buildings, and through historic barns, to find yourself immersed in a fall wonderland with more than 7,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns. 

Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus-Meet the Sanderson Sisters!

United Skates of America, 1276 Hicksville Rd, Seaford
Sunday, October 9, 12-2pm
$14 admission; $6 Skate Rental; $6 Spectators

Meet the Sanderson Sisters! Wear your costume and enter a costume contest. Spooky Cafe Specials, games, prizes and more. 

Broadway Fright Night

Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main Street, Port Washington
Friday, October 14, 8pm
Ages 13 and older

Celebrate the songs from musicals with Supernatural, Horror and Sci-Fi themes, plus a Broadway Halloween Costume Contest where everyone is encouraged to attend dressed as their favorite Broadway characters.

Fall Festival

Rolling River Day Camp, 477 Ocean Ave., East Rockaway
Saturday, October 22, 11am
$10; $35 child. 

Wear your Halloween costumes to this fun-filled event that celebrates fall with bounce houses, a petting zoo, craft projects, face painting, DJ music, vendors, food trucks, playgrounds, pumpkin patch and more.

Harvest Festival

The Bridge Church, 1 Norwood Ave., Malverne
Saturday, October 22, 1-5pm

Enjoy plenty of family fun and activities for everyone, including free bounce houses, face painting, and much more. Kids – come dressed in costume and don’t miss the main event: free Trunk O’ Treating featuring decorated car trunks filled with candy!

Spooky Science Night

Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City
Friday, October 28, 6-8pm
Ages 5-12

Spooky Science Night returns with stimulating STEM activities and a whole lot of Halloween fun to entertain the family. Activities include: Trick or Treat Planetarium: The planetarium sky is full of stuff just waiting to be discovered. Will you find astronomy treats like the Witch Nebula or be tricked by a regular witch? Black Light Gremlin Hunt: Gremlins invaded the planes and the museum needs you to find them using a special light.

Can you find all eight? Ghost Rockets: Send these spooky ghosts flying through the night sky. Angry Gourds: The pumpkin patch has been taken over by mummies. Can these gourds knock them out and save the pumpkin patch? If you can throw them at the right angle and the right speed, you may be able to engineer a solution.

Long Island, Suffolk

Skull Scavenger Hunt

The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
Through October 23, Thursdays-Sundays, 11am-4pm
Free with admission: $6; $5 children and seniors; free for members

Hunt for papier-mache skulls around the museum in this seasonal, spooky scavenger hunt. Find them all and win a piece of candy!

A Kooky Spooky Halloween

Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson
October 8-22, Saturdays, 11am; Sunday, October 16, 3pm
Age 3-8

See this merry musical about a ghost who’s afraid of the dark!

Halloween Glow in the Park

The Adventure Park at Long Island, 75 Colonial Springs Rd East Gate, Wheatley Heights
Fridays and Saturdays, October 14-29, 6-10pm
Ages 7 and older

Go on an adventure with your favorite Halloween music, glowing lights and have a fa-BOO-lous time! Glow in the Park is a nighttime event where our outdoor adventure park literally glows! Brightly-shining LED lights illuminate your way while you zipline, work the ropes and traverse through the treetops. 

Halloween Spooktacular

Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown
October 14-15, Friday and Saturday, 6:30-9:30pm
Ages 7 and older

Enjoy eerie animal presentations, a ghostly graveyard, creepy games, scary music, and spooky night trails.

Walking Tours: Harbor Haunts

The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
October 14-29, Fridays, 6pm; Saturdays, 4:30pm and 6pm; 10/23, 4:30pm
Ages 8 and older
$12; $8 children. Members: $10 adults, $6 children

Explore Cold Spring Harbor’s ghostly side with fascinating tales of mishaps and historic hauntings on Main Street. 

Halloween Fest

Downtown Riverhead, Main Street, Riverhead
Saturday, October 22, 3-8pm

This festival includes Coffin Races, Trick or Treating, a Goblin Parade, and live performances. 

Tails, Trails, and Treats

Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown
Sunday, October 23, 1pm and 3pm
Ages 2-7
$5; $15 children

Kids can enjoy close encounters with animals, a ghostly garden, games, and a special puppet enchanted trail. 

Ghosts, Goblins & Witches

Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Rd., Ronkonkoma
October 26-29, Wednesday, 11am and 12:15pm; Saturday, 1pm
Advanced Registration Required

Get in the spirit of Halloween with an enchanting performance with special lighting and effects. This fun ballet is full of dance tricks and treats. Watch dancers spin, leap and stretch in original choreography.

Halloween Silent Disco

Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton
Saturday, October 29, 7pm

Dance under the full moon at this outrageously fun (and quiet) rave featuring DJ’s and multiple music genres.

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat

Hallockville Museum and Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead
Saturday, October 29, 1-5pm
$15 per person or $50 for a family of 4

Ghosts and goblins of all ages are invited to kick up their heels and pick up some treats at this second annual Trunk-or-Treat event. A highlight of this year’s Fest will be live music and line dancing instruction, scary story hour with children’s author Maureen Sullivan, arts and crafts, a costume parade and other children’s activities, as well as Greenport Brewery beer and baked goods for purchase, and a trunk-or-treat for safe trick-or-treating.

Haunted BOO-seum & Festival

The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
Sunday, October 30, 11am-4pm
$15 ages 3-17; $10 adult tickets
Members: $10 ages 3-17, $5 adults

Go on a spooky-not-scary walk, meet live critters, mix potions, try candle-dipping, and more!

Ragamuffin Parade

Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Main Street, Sag Harbor
Sunday, October 30, 1pm

Everyone is invited to parade down Main Street to the Custom House lawn for family fun—games, activities and dance music.


Dinosaurs After Dark

Field Station: Dinosaurs, 40 Fort Lee Road, Leonia
Fridays and Saturdays, October 1-29, 7-9:30pm

A spooky, funny and thrilling adventure for the whole family featuring a lantern lit tour of the park! But watch out! The trails are dark and there’s a hungry T-Rex lurking in the shadows. A fearless Dinosaur Wrangler will lead a Tyrannosaurus Hunt along the Field Station’s darkened trails with a stop at every dinosaur and a few surprises along the way. At the end of the night, everyone will gather around the campfire for a dinosaur sing-a-long, roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate!

Halloween Party

Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City
October 1-30, Thursdays-Sundays, see website for schedule
$29.99-$31.99 per adult; $24.99-$26.99 ages 2-12

Throughout the month, LSC explores the spooky side of science. Make your way through the fan-favorite outdoor Spider Maze and learn about ten species of spiders along the path. Visit the giant indoor pumpkin patch, check out a 3D movie about a haunted house, and meet some of the creepiest, crawliest animals. And the best part? They have trick or treating every day, with plenty of candy for you to bring home!

Peace, Love & Pumpkins

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel
October 14-30, 6:30pm, nightly; October 24 sensory friendly experience, 4:30pm
$20; $10 ages 3-17; free for kids ages two and younger

This half-mile walk-thru Halloween offers guests the chance to embark on a journey through the winding garden trails of the Center’s picturesque grounds, which will be adorned by thousands of hand-carved jack-o-lanterns and glowing art displays. Themed areas include Halloween classics, mermaids, forest creatures, and as a nod to the location’s historic legacy, 1960s icons.

Boo at the Brook

Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood
Saturday, October 22, 4-9pm
$10; $5 ages 6-17; free for children 5 and younger

Enjoy Flat Rock Brook’s 2nd Annual Halloween Party, Boo at the Brook! Games, candy, scary stories, and MORE will entertain and delight families of all ages! If you’re brave enough, venture onto the Haunted Trail! Please be aware that the trail is NOT for the easily scared! Venture through the dark woods armed with only a flashlight! The Haunted Trail will be open from 6-8pm.

Halloween Craft/Story Time

Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway, Nyack
Wednesday, October 26, 4:30-5:15pm
Ages 5-8

Listen to spooktacular stories and make a creepy spider craft to keep you company on Halloween.

Boo at the Zoo

Trailside Museum and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park, 55 Hessian Drive, Highland Falls
Saturday, October 29, 10:30am-3pm
$1 per person suggested donation

Watch the bears explore their den full of Halloween-themed enrichment, learn about vultures, owls, bears & other animals, plus pumpkin decorating, face painting, matching games & crafts. 

33rd Annual Nyack Halloween Parade

Memorial Park, Depew and Piermont Streets, Downtown Nyack
Saturday, October 29, 3pm festivities begin; 5:30pm, parade

The Nyack Halloween parade is the biggest outside New York City with over 10,000 parade spectators expected to line the streets of Main and Broadway in Nyack for this fun-filled, family-friendly event, featuring marching bands, festooned fire trucks, fantasmagorical floats and a host of costumed revelers. Great prizes will be awarded to the most creative among the parade’s participants for best float, best costume, and pets with the most creative Halloween regalia. All are welcome to march in the parade and compete for prizes.

Kids Night Out!/Glowga Halloween Party

Peace in Piermont, 458 Piermont Ave., Piermont
Saturday, October 29, 6-8:30pm
Ages 5-12
Advanced Registration Required

Drop your kids off for a night of spooky fun at PiP. If weather permits the group will venture to the playground, make arts and crafts projects, have a talent show, and end the night with a glow-in-the-dark yoga and meditation class. This class will be Halloween themed and yogis are encouraged to dress up. Pumpkin painting, too.

6th Annual Boo Walk

Bergen County Horse Rescue, 350 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah
Saturday, October 29, 12-3pm
$15 for an Individual ticket; $50 for a family of 4; free for children younger than 3

Trick or Treat at the farm! Enjoy games, treats and take your photo with horses in costume.

Nanuet Fall Festival

Lake Nanuet Park, 1 Lake Nanuet Drive, Nanuet
Sunday, October 30, 11am-4pm

The event will include Pumpkin Decorating, Refreshments, Beer Truck, Face Painting, Music, Games, Prizes, Kids’ Inflatables, Trunk or Treat, Costumes Optional, etc. Nanuet and Beyond will supply FREE pumpkins (while supplies last). 

Haunted Forest

Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
Sunday, October 30, 2-3pm or 3:30-4:30pm
$18; $12 members. 

Meet several live nocturnal animals on a sensory walk along the trails. Learn about animal senses and then test your own sensory skills. Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educators will guide small groups along the nature center trails. Designed to be entertaining and educational (not scary!) Tours take 1.5 hours. After the tour, participants can enjoy refreshments and crafts around the campfire.