the best of halloween 2020 for nyc kids

The Best of Halloween 2020 for NYC Kids

Halloween this year will inevitably be different, but we are delighted to share some fabulous events that will be taking place. Our kids can still enjoy this wonderful time of the year, and you can be sure that all safety measures have been put in place to ensure that they do. Please do note that these events may change at short notice, so keep an eye out for any updates. Also, please be aware that some events will sell out fast as timed entry for many is in place.


Boo at the Zoo
Thurs – Sun Oct 1 – Nov 1 (Including Mon Oct 12)
Bronx

Boo is the perfect opportunity to dress up in your wildest costume and join us for some not-too-spooky fun at the zoo. Family-friendly activities include: a MASKerade, magic and mind reading shows, pumpkin carving, and a mobile scavenger hunt. Pick up some sweet treats from our staff on the Candy Trail, or wander through professionally carved jack o’lanterns on the pumpkin trail.

Our annual Halloween tradition is back at the Bronx Zoo. We have family-friendly activities and have taken all safety precautions for you to have a great experience. Come dressed in your Halloween best and enjoy!
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Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm
Every Saturday & Sunday in October
Staten Island

Pumpkin Picking at  Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm returns Saturday, October 3, with all of your favorite autumnal activities! Search the patch for the perfect pumpkin, learn about 19th century farm life, and indulge in delicious fall food favorites, all without leaving Staten Island!
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New! Watson Adventures’ Haunted Tales: The Online Halloween Family Scavenger Hunt
October 10
Online

Are you prepared to Zoom with ghosts? Kids and adults team up to explore real places that are said to be haunted, and you’ll learn the tales of the ghosts who linger there. You’ll follow a trail of clues across eerie websites, in search of answers to tricky questions. Ghost-plagued places include the Hollywood Hotel where Marilyn Monroe and other celeb ghosts haven’t checked out; the White House in search of presidential ghosts, and the Salem Witch Trial Memorial where you’ll learn the chilling fate of Giles Corey, just to name a few.
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Town Square’s Pumpkin Day
October 17
Greenpoint Terminal Market, Brooklyn

Town Square’s beloved Pumpkin Day is back!  Outdoor fun on the Brooklyn waterfront. Pick your own pumpkin. Decorate it with paints, glitter, and colorful ribbons. Enjoy arts and crafts and other fun activities with your family. What a fun way to celebrate the fall! All children, including babies, must have a Pumpkin ticket. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Pick the hour of your choice when purchasing your ticket and families will be allowed into the pumpkin patch, up to 25 kids at a time. After you leave the pumpkin patch with your pumpkin, head over to one of the many pumpkin decorating stations and enjoy the fun!
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Pumpkin Carving Workshop for Families!
October 18
Brooklyn

Pumpkin Carving Workshop for Families! Includes one gutted pumpkin and use of our carving tools! $40/one adult & one child. Includes one gutted pumpkin, use of our carving tools, pre-made templates and a demonstration for how to create your own design.  Leave the mess with us and take home your own carved pumpkin!

This workshop has a hard max of 4 kids and 4 adults, so reserve your spot today! Ages 5 & up.
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Pooches & Pumpkins
October 24
Hudson Valley

Join us for the 1st Annual “Pooches & Pumpkins” at Stone Ridge Orchard in the Hudson Valley

Bring the whole family, including your furry canine for a socially distanced and fresh-air filled day on the farm! And make sure you wear your Halloween costumes!
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HALLOWEEN PLAY: NYC Game Expo
October 26
Manhattan

Video games are taking over the Microsoft office in Times Square for an all-out Expo celebrating local developers! Join us for a day of games and fun. All ages are welcome. We hope you can join us for our annual Halloween expo!

Game developers will be showing off their latest games. For developers, this is a great opportunity to show off their games (finished or unfinished) and get direct feedback from players. For everyone else, it’s a unique opportunity to try out the biggest collection of games made in and around NYC all in one place. There will be a costume contest! We encourage everyone to dress (appropriately, no real or fake weapons!) and get into the Halloween spirit.
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Halloween Haunted Walk + Fair
October 16
Brooklyn

Prospect Park Alliance invites all local ghosts and ghouls to the 40th Annual Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair! This much-anticipated annual event brings thousands of kids and families for free, ghastly fun to Prospect Park. Encounter zombies, werewolves, witches and other Halloween spirits on a haunted walk through the woodland Lookout Hill, ideal for families with children ages 7-12. All ages can enjoy a festive Halloween Fair on the Nethermead, featuring family-friendly activities, as well as sweet and savory treats from some of the city’s top food trucks.
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The Supernow Halloween Spooktacular
October 29 – 31
Online

Join Camp Supernow for an interactive Halloween mystery adventure to find the missing Halloween candy! On their adventure, kids will go trick or treating in a haunted house and meet a cast of silly characters – each with a trick for kids to complete. Along the way, kids will earn “treats” in the form of clues that get them closer to solving the mystery. The virtual Zoom experience is personalized and interactive – kids will have the chance to participate by answering trivia questions, showing off their costumes and dance skills. The experience will culminate with a surprise reveal of the final candy destination and a family monster mash dance party.
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Free Halloween Theater Class With Child’s Play NY
October 30
Online

Jump into character and a virtual “Trick-or-Treat!” festivity in this lively Halloween-themed theater class. We’ll embrace the fun and silly side of the holiday with interactive games that get us exploring our character’s personalities, how they walk, talk and dance. With lots of creative movement and storytelling, this class is a fabulous way to celebrate the holiday. Come in costume, leave in character! Ages: 3-6
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Halloween in Richmond Town
October 31

Staten Island

This year, come and enjoy a pumpkin picking experience at Decker Farm with a few extra added spooky features created just for Halloween, at no additional cost! Come dressed in costume and snap a photo on our fall photo ops, see the farm decorated in spooky fashion, watch an expert pumpkin carver work their magic, and enjoy Halloween-themed educational activities.
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Halloween on the Farm
October 31
Queens

It’s a monster mash! Queens Farm is hosting this special admission day designed for kids and their grown-ups. Halloween on the Farm includes admission to the Amazing Maize Maze, hayrides, kids crafts at the Con Edison Ecology booth and trick-or-treating with the farm animals. This all-inclusive event is the finale of the fall season at Queens Farm. Who’s afraid of ghosts? Costumes are encouraged.
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A Laurie Berkner Halloween Party Concert
October 31
Online

2 Shows: 12p & 5p ET – your ticket gives you access to BOTH! Join Laurie Berkner for an 80+min LIVE interactive, solo, virtual performance for the whole family! Sing, dance, & play games through your device with Laurie as she performs favorite songs, interacts with you through the screen, & brings in a few surprises – from her house to yours! Your ticket gives you access to BOTH shows (12p & 5pET – so pick which works best or come to both!) and helps the Berkner team continue operations while we can’t tour! You can purchase a meet & greet add-on.
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Children’s Halloween Parade and Costume Contest (Virtual!)
October 31
Online

Join Manhattan Community Board 2 and NYU for our 30th year of free, family-friendly Halloween fun! For the first time ever, we are hosting a festive virtual Children’s Halloween Parade with musical performances, a costume contest, a magician, and more. The video will premiere at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 31.
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New! Watson Adventures’ Haunted Tales: The Online Halloween Family Scavenger Hunt
October 31
Online

Are you prepared to Zoom with ghosts? Kids and adults team up to explore real places that are said to be haunted, and you’ll learn the tales of the ghosts who linger there. You’ll follow a trail of clues across eerie websites, in search of answers to tricky questions. Ghost-plagued places include the Hollywood Hotel where Marilyn Monroe and other celeb ghosts haven’t checked out; the White House in search of presidential ghosts, and the Salem Witch Trial Memorial where you’ll learn the chilling fate of Giles Corey, just to name a few. Ages 10+.
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PLEASE KEEP CHECKING BACK AS MORE EVENTS WILL BE ADDED IN THE RUN UP TO HALLOWEEN

 

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