Halloween Parades & Festivals
43RD ANNUAL NYC HALLOWEEN PARADE
Line up on 6th Avenue, South of Canal Street between 6:30pm & 8:30pm
New York, NY 10013
2016 THEME: REVERIE
Monday, October 31, Parade starts at 7 pm
Watch the 2016 Parade!
Live: On 6th Avenue, North of Spring Street to 16th Street, from 7pm – 10:30pm
TV: NY1 7:30pm - 9:30pm
All in costume are welcome to join the nation's most wildly creative public participatory event in the greatest city in the world. Wear your costume and join hundreds of puppets, 53 bands of different types of music, dancers and artists and thousands of other New Yorkers!
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
103 Charlton Street
New York, NY 10014
Sugar Skull Skeletons & Spooky Masks
Monday, October 31, 12 pm – 5pm
Monday, October 31, 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm
To celebrate Halloween, families will focus on Spirit Animals and other transformational myths, in accordance with this year’s theme: Reverie. Please ask for details about marching with CMA!
CHILDREN’S FALL FESTIVAL
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY 11004
Sunday, October 30, 11 am - 4 pm
Admission (all ages) $5
Free for Farm Members
A festival of Halloween fun for children of all ages; everyone is invited to wear their costume! Free children’s games & bounce houses and professional character look-alikes will add to the excitement.
GHOSTS OF NEW YORK – WALKING TOURS
Admission (Adult) $20
Seniors & Students $15
EDGAR ALLAN POE AND HIS GHOSTLY NEIGHBORS OF GREENWICH VILLAGE
Meeting Place: 85 West Third Street
GHOSTS OF THE CITY
Meeting Place: 38 Park Row, adjacent to Starbucks in Manhattan
PETER STUYVESANT AND HIS GHOSTLY FRIENDS OF THE EAST VILLAGE
Meeting Place: Northwest corner of Second Avenue and 135 East Tenth Street
HALLOWEEN IN CENTRAL PARK: PARADE & PUMPKIN FLOTILLA
CHARLES A. DANA DISCOVERY CENTER
inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues
Sunday, October 30, 3:30 pm – 7 pm
PUMPKIN FLOTILLA GUIDELINES:
Get a pumpkin: Bring a pumpkin that weighs about 8 pounds after it’s carved; that’s approximately the size of a soccer ball. Mini or extra-large pumpkins cannot be accepted for the flotilla.
Get creative: All pumpkins must come with tops and be gutted and carved at home. Jack-o’-lanterns with artificial decorations, such as paint, glitter, marker, food dye, paper, plastic, light bulbs, candles, or floats cannot be accepted for the flotilla. A light and floating device will be provided when you register your jack-o’-lantern at the event.
Drop off your pumpkin: They will have two designated drop-off areas near the Dana Discovery Center between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Space in the flotilla is limited to 50 pumpkins, so make sure your creation meets all the requirements.
Watch the Harlem Meer get spooky! Once the activities are finished at twilight (about 6:30 pm), find a spot along the edge of the Harlem Meer and watch as the jack-o’-lanterns float by in New York’s largest pumpkin flotilla!
Please note: Pumpkins in the flotilla cannot be returned. Thank you for your contribution to our event.
CREEPY CRAWLY HALLOWEEN
Prospect Park, Audubon Center
Saturday, October 29, 1 pm – 4:30 pm
Owl Pellet Dissection: 1–2 pm: Participants will have the opportunity to pick apart owl pellets, masses of undigested parts of food that owl species occasionally regurgitate!
Creepy Crawly Walk: 3–4 pm: Participants will search for Prospect Park's creepy residents and explore the hidden side of the park.
Animal Encounter: 4–4:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
HALLOWEEN HOWL & HEALTHY HOUND FAIR
Carl Schurz Park
Enter the Park at East 84th Street and continue walking east towards the River
Sunday, October 16, 12 pm to 3 pm
Not to be missed! The HOWL is the Conservancy's annual dog costume event. Over 200 creatively costumed pups strut their stuff before a blue-chip fashion industry coven of judges! Dress your best furry friend up for Halloween!
HAUNTED HIGH LINE HALLOWEEN
On the High Line between West 14th and West 17th Streets
Enter at West 14th Street & 10th Avenue
Saturday, October 29, 11 am - 3 pm
Trick-or-treat with characters like the Mad Cookie Man and the West Side Cowboy, make giant art creations that banish giant fears, explore a haunted train tunnel made by students from the School of Visual Arts, and discover how brave children helped make the High Line happen.
Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306
October 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
11 am - 4 pm
Child (1 and older) $6
Family Four Pack $20
Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin! Enjoy our farmhouse tour, hayride, face painting, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.
HAUNTED LANTERN TOURS
Fort Totten Park
(718) 352-4793 ext. 302
Friday, October 28, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday, October 29, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join the Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on a lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten.
Fort Totten Park - Parade Grounds
(718) 352-4793 ext. 302
Saturday, October 29, 12 pm – 3 pm
Join us for a free day of spooky family fun. Highlights include games, rides, craft projects, a costume contest, a pumpkin patch, and goodie bags.