New York City Halloween Parties, Events and Parades in 2021

There are a number of options to celebrate Halloween in New York City. Adults can choose from some wild Halloween parties. Families can select a kid friendly event to enjoy. It’s October and time to make plans to celebrate Halloween in New York City for 2021.

2021 Events

Spooky Paint Night - New York, NY - Oct 18, 2019
Come out to create a stunning masterpiece and showcase your ghoulishly creative side. Kids are welcome and will have their own painting party.

Halloween Festival - Flushing, NY - Oct 19, 2019
Field games, free pumpkins, pumpkin decorations, arts and crafts, Halloween-themed activities, face painting with Agostino Arts, live animals, and inflatables!

Dog Day Halloween Costume Party and Parade - New York, NY - Oct 19, 2019
Washington Square Park is about to get a spooky (and hairy) makeover! Celebrate Halloween by dressing your best furry buddy up in costume at the Washington Square Park Fountain. Big prizes are on the line for best costume for dogs and owners so bring your Halloween A-game!

Harvest Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park - Brookln Heights, NY - Oct 19, 2019
Come celebrate the fall season with a pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, face painting, live music, games, and more at the annual Harvest Festival in Brooklyn Bridge park!

Pumpkin Painting – Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 19, 2019
GreenThumb will have pumpkins and paint ready, while supplies last. Please bring any other supplies and decorations to add to the beauty of your seasonal creation.

Batty Over Halloween Celebration - Astoria, NY - Oct 20, 2019
There will be face painting, stilt walking balloon artists, children’s dance performances, Halloween photo rooms, Halloween crafts, children’s performances, and much, much more!

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade - New York, NY - Oct 20, 2019
The event is free and there is no need to pre-register your pet. Simply arrive between 11.30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. and join in the celebration. A parade of all contestants and spectators will follow after Best In Show is announced. Contestant and Raffle winners must be present at the end of the competition to receive their prize or it will be donated to charity.

Halloween Celebration - Bronx, NY - Oct 24, 2019
Families with youth ages 12 and under are welcome at Hunts Point Recreation Center to celebrate Halloween. This afternoon of family fun will include arts and crafts, carnival games, and more. Build a scarecrow and make costumes or a fun holiday mask.

Haunted House at Williamsbridge Oval Rec Center - Bronx, NY - Oct 25, 2019
Visitors will travel through different rooms and be spooked by ghosts, zombies, clowns, and monsters. If you are looking for a good Halloween scare, then this event is for you! Recommended for children ages 12 and older.

Halloween Horror Movie Night - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 25, 2019
Movie night at Dolly’s Park

Maxim Halloween Party - New York City, NY - Oct 26, 2019
2019: This year’s party is a private event. Ticket link is not available. Normally: Premiere open bars, food, and entertainment

Life and Death Celebration – Dia de los Muertos - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Join gardeners and the community for the Annual Life and Death Celebration at the Hattie Carthan Saturday Market to share in remembering and honoring your ancestral heritage through food and other festivities

Harvest Fest - New York, NY - Oct 26, 2019
One of the biggest events of the year at Elizabeth Street Garden, the Harvest Festival is a magical day full of free fun and activities for everyone to enjoy from delicious snacks to pumpkin decorating to face painting, crafts, and more!

Halloween Harvest Festival - Long Island City, NY - Oct 26, 2019
It wouldn’t be a Harvest Festival without Socrates traditions including sweet treats from local vendors, costume-making & a lantern workshop, face-painting, Blessing of the Animals & Pet Memorial Altar, and of course the annual Doggie Costume Contest at 2pm with prizes and local judges

Riverside Park Howl-o-ween Costume Party - New York, NY - Oct 26, 2019
This year’s festival will include a costume parade on the Promenade, so bring your pups dressed in their most fetching costumes. Walk the runway and compete in our costume contest with the chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes

Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 26, 2019
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

Fort Totten Halloween Festival - Bayside, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Enjoy a free day of spooky family fun. Highlights include a pumpkin patch, hay maze, hayride, live entertainment, interactive games, relay races, obstacle courses, inflatables, costume contests, and more!

Halloween Pet Costume Party - New York, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Dress up with your pet in your best Halloween costumes and enjoy pictures in the photo booth, pick a pumpkin in the patch, dance to music and more

Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Brooklyn’s largest and most outrageous dog costume contest in celebration of Halloween. Scads of dogs enter and ruthlessly compete for over-the-top prizes and the coveted Great PUPkin rosettes

Halloween Fest - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Bring your Halloween spirit for an afternoon of pumpkin decorating, costume-making & parading, and interactive performances and workshops, including the highest form of musical entertainment by the Shinbone Alley Stilt Band; art-making workshops for kids by Eckford Street Studios; ghostly face painting by Smudge Pudge; spooky musical puppet theater by Fairy Tale Marionettes; large-scale games by NYC Parks; and a special visit by the Urban Park Rangers.

Fall Festival - Flushing, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Free fall festival, which will include field games, free pumpkins, pumpkin decorations, arts and crafts, Halloween-themed activities, face painting, live animals and inflatables.

Halloween Celebration - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Powell Street Garden is hosting its annual Halloween Celebration for children from the ages of 4 – 13. There will be a scavenger hunt and a prize for the best original homemade costume. Children must wear a costume and bring a bag for treats.

Madison Square Dogs Howl-o-ween - New York, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Celebrate Halloween with the park’s local dog community by dressing your pup in costume. Festivities for this event include trick-or-treat giveaways, family portraits at an onsite photo booth, paws-on activities, costume paw-rade, and more!

Young Chefs:Spooky Halloween Snacks - Douglaston, NY - Oct 26, 2019
This year, Young APEC Chefs will prepare tasty treats during this ghoulish cooking class. The menu will include Oreo Pumpkin Pops, Strawberry Ghosts, Cheesy Eyeballs, and Witch’s Halloween Brew! All materials included.

Morningside Park Halloween - New York, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Bring the kids to the Morningside Park Farmers Market for pumpkin painting, trick-or-treating with the vendors, and a costume parade — all free!

Halloween Celebration at Berry Street Garden - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Every year there are different themes and characters. Come and join the community and garden members to see how the garden is decorated this year!

Halloween Party - New York, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Enjoy music, food, face painting, pumpkin carving, and a parade through the neighborhood.

Nightmare on 173rd Street - New York, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Enjoy a spooky celebration of fall at J. Hood Wright Park with a haunted house, arts & crafts, a maze, inflatables and more! Wear your best costume and get ready for the scariest party in town!

Howl-een Pooch Parade - Staten Island, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Kids and their best buds get a chance to show off their costumes as well as enter contests such as Pet-Owner Lookalike, Fluffiest Tail, and more! Held at Kivlehan Park.

Halloween in Richmond Town - Staten Island, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Trick-or-treat through a historic village. Bring the kids (in costume, of course!) for some Halloween fun! Bob for apples, jump in the hay, and make a spooky craft to add to your bag of fall goodies! Costumed characters and crisp fall air, all set against the backdrop of Historic Richmond Town’s decorated main village site

Howl-o-ween - Bronx, NY - Oct 27, 2019
Costume contests include: Most Original, Scariest, and Pet / Owner Look-Alike. Bring your pet pooch and join the Halloween family fun!

Toddler Halloween - Bronx, NY - Oct 28, 2019
Families and children ages five years and under are invited to Toddler Halloween at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center. The event will include arts and crafts, games, and sing alongs!

Shocktoberfest - Flushing, NY - Oct 29, 2019
Enjoy music, games, crafts, a pumpkin patch, goodie bags, and more spooky fun. Pumpkins and goodie bags are limited and for children only.

Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla - New York, NY - Oct 30, 2019
Enjoy pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, spooky stories, a costume parade, a festive pumpkin patch, and the Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight.

Miss Debbie’s Halloween Party - New York, NY - Oct 30, 2019
Dive into Halloween with special arts & crafts activities in Washington Square Park! Make a festive bracelet or keychain out of lanyard and beads, show your spooky spirit with paint and markers, make a jar of SLIME to take home, and paint your own pumpkin!

Toddler Halloween Parade - New York, NY - Oct 30, 2019
A fun-filled parade where toddlers and parents will have the chance to flaunt their Halloween costumes amongst their peers and to the neighborhood. Take pictures in the pumpkin patch, dance and participate in fun Halloween-themed games.

Haunted Garden - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Come and get your spook on at the Haunted Garden at First Quincy Street Community Garden! Enter if you dare to grab a treat, check out the Shed of Terror, meet the Queen of the Underworld and listen to some terrifying tunes from the very Scary DJ

Glow-in-the-Dark Paint Night Halloween Special - New York, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Create stunning masterpieces while using glow in the dark paints to bring out your ghoulishly creative side. Family pumpkin paintng at 5:45, adults only canvas painting at 7pm. Held at Asser Levy Rec Center

Halloween Fright - Bronx, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Families and youth ages 8 and older are invited to a spooktacular evening at Hunts Point Recreation Center for the annual Haunted Hall of Terror. Come walk through the Hall of Fright and Terror, and be spooked by zombies and monsters. Children ages 7 and younger are invited to visit the Room of Darkness for a less spooky experience, where they will be greeted by friendly monsters. Free and open to the public

Halloween Garden Party - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Trick or treating, story time, face painting, music and more, heeld at Patchen Community Square

Tricks and Treats at Bryant Park - New York, NY - Oct 31, 2019
It’s a Halloween celebration with magic tricks, face painting, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and a monster mash! Come in costume, pick up a free trick-or-treat bag courtesy of Bank of America, and visit select Holiday Shops for treats

Pumpkin Party - Bronx, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Families and children ages 11 and under are invited to the annual Pumpkin Party at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center. The event will include pumpkin basket giveaways, carnival games, arts and crafts, holiday trick-or-treat, and much more!

Halloween Boo Bash - New York, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Crafts, games, treats, and spooky fun before you go trick-or-treating. Held at the 103rd Street Footbridge in Randall’s Island Park.

A Haunting We Will Go - Staten Island, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Enjoy a haunted walk with ghouls and goblins, a pumpkin patch, and more. Held at Kivlehan Park.

Harlem Grown’s Halloween Festival - New York, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Face painting, wicked arts and crafts, candied apples, a haunted house, and more! This is a FREE public event open to all ages, held at Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm.

Halloween Costume Party - Bronx, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Enjoy sweets, treats, fun, and games. Come in your best costumes. (All ages) Held at Poe Park Visitor Center.

Spooktacular Celebration - Douglastown, NY - Oct 31, 2019
Enjoy a ghoulish gathering at this fun Halloween celebration at APEC! Come in costume to play games, design a creepy craft, and pick a pumpkin to take home. Dare to take an upclose look at snakes, tarantulas, and cockroaches. Held at Alley Pond Recreation Center, pre-registration is required. 18m-4y with parent participation.

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze - Croton-on-Hudson, NY - Sep 18 to Nov 21, 2020
Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site

Trick or Treat with APEC’s Animals - Douglaston, NY - Oct 25, 2020
Meet several of APEC’s Ambassador Animals and spend some time preparing tasty treats for the critters using fall fruits and veggies. Predict which fall items will be the favorites of the guinea pigs, rabbits, and turtles. 6-8 year olds, limited to 8 participants

Children’s Halloween Parade - New York, NY - Oct 31, 2020
Virtual for 2020., with a parade, costume contests, musical performances, downloadable activity book and more. Normally: Parents and children are invited to gather at the Arch in Washington Square Park by 3:00 pm. After the parade, free trick-or-treat bags, games, and rides will await the children on LaGuardia Place between Washington Square South and West 3rd Street.

Halloween at the Garden - Flushing, NY - Oct 31, 2020
Everything you need to celebrate Halloween: trick or treat trail, seasonal crafts, performances including a magic show, a carnivorous plant display, and a costume dance party. Show off your Halloween costume and bring your trick-or-treat bags!

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