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Baby in a jack-o-lantern costume sitting among pumpkins

It’s SCARY how many ghoulishly great Halloween events there are in the parks this year! You’ll be bewitched by your options. Whether you’re brave enough to go on a haunted tour, silly enough to dress your dog in costume, or creative enough to craft a fancy pumpkin you’ve plucked from one of our patches, we’ve got an event for you. Kids, adults, canines, vampires–all are welcome!

Halloween Events

Monday, October 9, 2017

OCT9

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant’s House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

OCT12

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant’s House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Friday, October 13, 2017

OCT13

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant’s House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

OCT13

Mind Reading and Mysticism at the Merchant’s House (on the Unluckiest of Days) With Mentalist Kent Axell

at Merchant’s House Museum , Manhattan

6:30 p.m. –8:00 p.m.
We invite you to join renowned mentalist Kent Axell in the family’s Greek Revival double parlor as he takes us back in time to experience mind reading, magic, and mystery.

OCT13

Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest – Hotel Transylvania 2

at Kelly Park , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m. –8:15 p.m.
Dracula (Adam Sandler) opens Hotel Transylvania to humans. Everything is great. Except, he’s secretly worried that his half-human grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing his vampire side.
Free!

Best For
Kids

OCT13

Movies Under the Stars: The People Under the Stairs (R)

at Brower Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m. –8:15 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film! From the master of horror, Wes Craven, this 1991 horror comedy follows a young boy…
Free!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

OCT14

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant’s House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

OCT14

Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest – Candyman (Rated R)

at Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:15 p.m. –8:00 p.m.
The film follows a graduate student completing her thesis on urban legends. She stumbles upon the legendary “Candyman”, an artist and son of a slave who was murdered.
Free!

Must See
Event

OCT14

Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest – Juan of the Dead (Rated R)

at Maria Hernandez Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:15 p.m. –8:15 p.m.
This hilarious zombie comedy tells the story of a group of slackers who face a horde of zombies that the Cuban government claims are dissidents revolting against the government.
Free!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

OCT15

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant’s House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Monday, October 16, 2017

OCT16

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant’s House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

OCT19

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant’s House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

OCT19

Movies Under the Stars: Casper (1995)

at Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
The friendly ghost, Casper, attempts to befriend the 12-year-old daughter of a paranormal expert, but his nasty ghost uncles wreak havoc.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, October 20, 2017

OCT20

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant’s House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

OCT20

Movies Under the Stars: ParaNorman (2012)

at Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
A boy with the power to speak to the dead gathers an army of friends to fight zombies brought to life by a curse. Meanwhile, terrified townspeople prepare to fight the supernatural.
Free!

Best For
Kids

OCT20

Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest – The Bride of Frankenstein

at Carroll Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:15 p.m. –7:30 p.m.
Based on the gothic novel by Mary Shelley, this 1935 classic picks up right after the events in the film, “Frankenstein”.
Free!

OCT20

Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest – Jennifer’s Body (Rated R)

at McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:15 p.m. –8:00 p.m.
This horror comedy features Megan Fox as Jennifer, a small town cheerleader who becomes a pale and sickly creature hungry for a meaty snack.
Free!

OCT20

Monster Mash

at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
Halloween-inspired activities will be available for children and youth throughout the evening. Costumes are encouraged! Prizes will be awarded for various Halloween costume categories.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 21, 2017

OCT21

Fall Festival

at Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m. –4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks & New York City Council Member Eric Ulrich for a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, a pumpkin patch, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
OCT21

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant’s House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

OCT21

Movies Under the Stars: The Haunted Mansion (2003)

at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
A real-estate agent mistakenly has his family stay in a haunted house.
Free!

Best For
Kids

OCT21

Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest – Frankenweenie

at Maria Hernandez Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:15 p.m. –8:00 p.m.
Young Victor Frankenstein uses an experiment to resurrect his dog, but Victor’s fellow students steal his secret to use it to resurrect other dead animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 22, 2017

OCT22

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant’s House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Monday, October 23, 2017

OCT23

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant’s House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

OCT26

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant’s House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

OCT26

Pumpkin Painting

at United We Stand Community Garden (in ) , Bronx

5:30 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
It’s that time of year to use your creative chops and turn pumpkins into festive decorations. GreenThumb will have pumpkins and paint ready.
Free!

Best For
Kids

OCT26

Seniors Halloween Dance

at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Senior Whole Health for an evening of dancing, refreshments, a costume contest, and music!
Free!

OCT26

Movies Under the Stars: The Addams Family (1991)

at Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
A stranger shows up on the ghoulish Addams Family’s doorstep, claiming to be a long-lost uncle. However, he is really a con trying to dupe the ghoulish family out of their fortune.
Free!

Friday, October 27, 2017

OCT27

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant’s House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

OCT27

NYC Parks Presents HALLOWSCREAM!

at Chelsea Recreation Center , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.
If you dare for some scares, you’ll walk through our fright walk! Chills and thrills await you…join us for the spooky fun!
Free!

OCT27

Ghoulies Glow in the Dark Paint Night

at Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:45 p.m. –8:45 p.m.
Join NYC Parks to create stunning masterpieces using glow in the dark paints to bring out your ghoulishly creative side. Project materials will be provided. RSVP is required.
Free!

Best For
Kids

OCT27

Second Annual Halloween Movie Night

at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m.
Enjoy a family-friendly film at this community movie night, followed by a scary film suited for older audiences.
Free!

Best For
Kids
OCT27

Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest – Casper

at Leif Ericson Park , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m. –7:45 p.m.
In this live-action feature of the animated classic, Casper (Malachi Pearson), a kind young ghost, falls in love with Kat (Christina Ricci), the teen daughter of a paranormal expert.
Free!

Best For
Kids

OCT27

Movies Under the Stars: Shoctoberfest – Poltergeist (1982)

at Sunset Park , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film! This classic supernatural horror focuses on a family whose home is invaded by…
Free!

OCT27

Movies Under the Stars: Ghostbusters (1984)

at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.
Unemployed parapsychologists devise a system for neutralizing ghosts when New York City comes under attack from supernatural demons.
Free!

OCT27

Haunted Lantern Tours

at Water Battery Gate (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

6:30 p.m. –8:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on an outdoor, haunted tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten Park.
Free!

Must See
Event

OCT27

WBO Haunted House

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

7:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
Venture through our Haunted House – you are likely to run into zombies, ghosts, vampires, and spiders. Make sure you are ready to scream!
Free!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

OCT28

Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

11:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.
The theme is Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with vibrant performance and music presented by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York! Plus, bring your pup to the costume contest!
Free!

Must See
Event

OCT28

Pumpkin Painting (Brooklyn)

at Berry Street Garden

11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
It’s that time of year to use your creative chops and turn pumpkins into festive decorations. GreenThumb will have pumpkins and paint ready.
Free!

OCT28

Harlem Grown’s Halloween Festival

at Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm , Manhattan

11:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m.
We end our season with a bang, and our community comes out in their best costumes! There will be family friend fun, games, and healthy treats!
Free!

Best For
Kids
OCT28

Halloween Festival

at Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m. –3:00 p.m.
Highlights include live entertainment, inflatables, interactive games, a hay ride, a hay maze/pumpkin patch, costume contests, and free goodie bags!
Free!

Must See
Event
OCT28

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant’s House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

OCT28

Halloween Party and Hocus Pocus Movie Screening

at Athens Square , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m. –3:00 p.m.
Activities include crafts, games, music, giveaways, Transformation Face Painting with Agostino Arts, and a free screening of Hocus Pocus at dusk.
Free!

Best For
Kids
OCT28

NYC Parks Presents HALLOWSCREAM!

at Chelsea Recreation Center , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.
If you dare for some scares, you’ll walk through our fright walk! Chills and thrills await you…join us for the spooky fun!
Free!

OCT28

Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest – The Rocky Horror Picture Show

at McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m. –7:45 p.m.
Let’s do the Time Warp, again! The movie screening also features a costume contest and trivia!
Free!

Must See
Event

OCT28

Movies Under the Stars: Monsters, Inc. (2001)

at Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
A little, unsuspecting girl befriends two monsters.
Free!

Best For
Kids

OCT28

Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest – Ghostbusters (2016)

at Bensonhurst Park , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.
Based on the wildly successful 1982 film, this hilarious remake is recast with some of the funniest women in television as the paranormal investigating team. T
Free!

Must See
Event

OCT28

Movies Under the Stars: Hocus Pocus

at Athens Square , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.
Three witches, hanged for their murderous crimes, are resurrected on Halloween in modern-day Salem by an unsuspecting boy, who must now figure out how to get them back in the ground.
Free!

OCT28

Haunted Lantern Tours

at Water Battery Gate (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

6:30 p.m. –8:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on an outdoor, haunted tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten Park.
Free!

Must See
Event

OCT28

Ghosts of Conference House

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m. –8:30 p.m.
Is Conference House Park Staten Island’s most haunted park? Find out on a nighttime hike through an ancient burial ground and into the Conference House. Registration is required.
Free!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

OCT29

Bayside Historical Society 16th Annual Totten Trot 5K Halloween Hustle

at 208 Totten Avenue (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m.
Join Bayside Historical Society for a 5K at the beautiful waterfront course in and around historic Fort Totten Park!

OCT29

Children’s Fall Festival

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m. –4:00 p.m.
Dress in costume for this popular annual fall celebration at the Queens County Farm Museum!

Must See
Event

OCT29

Halloween at the Garden

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

12:00 p.m. –4:00 p.m.
Make a seasonal botanical craft, see a magic show, and meet and take pictures with Flora, Queens Botanical Garden’s friendly mascot! Show off your costume and bring trick-or-treat bags!

Best For
Kids

OCT29

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant’s House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

OCT29

North Shore Pumpkin Patch

at Joe Holzka Community Garden (in ) , Staten Island

12:00 p.m. –3:00 p.m.
Come and see the decorated Halloween garden and the North Shore Rotary pumpkin patch at Joe Holzka Community Garden
Free!

Best For
Kids
OCT29

Annual Dog Run Halloween Party

at Large Dog Run (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m. –3:00 p.m.
Get your dog dressed in their best costume and head on over to the Large Dog Run. Prizes and treats will be awarded to the best costumes for dogs and owners.
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, October 30, 2017

OCT30

“Truly We Live in a Dying World”: A 19th-Century Home in Mourning: Exhibition

at Merchant’s House Museum , Manhattan

12:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.
Poignant scenes of death and grief recreated in the house will explore mid-19th century mourning customs. And stage your own “postmortem” photograph in our 19th century coffin.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

OCT31

A Haunting We Will Go

at Cedar Grove Avenue and Seafoam Street (in Great Kills Park) , Staten Island

3:00 p.m. –6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a frightful time with bugs, snakes, ghosts, goblins and the Urban Park Rangers. An event that is fun for all ages! Costumes and bravery welcome.
Free!

Best For
Kids
OCT31

27th Annual Kids Halloween Parade

at The fountain (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m. –3:00 p.m.
NYU and Manhattan Community Board 2 invite you to join the 27th Annual Children’s Halloween Parade, the city’s largest free children’s event on Halloween Day!
Free!

Best For
Kids

OCT31

WBO Pumpkin Party

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

4:00 p.m. –6:00 p.m.
This year the Pumpkin Party will have arts and crafts, carnival games, photo ops, and feel boxes.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, November 3, 2017

NOV3

The Visitation: An Immersive Experience

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

8:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m.
THE VISITATION is a new immersive theater experience in the oldest house in NYC.

Must See
Event

Saturday, November 4, 2017

NOV4

The Visitation: An Immersive Experience

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
THE VISITATION is a new immersive theater experience in the oldest house in NYC.

Must See
Event

Sunday, November 5, 2017

NOV5

The Visitation: An Immersive Experience

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
THE VISITATION is a new immersive theater experience in the oldest house in NYC.

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