From picking your pumpkin to ghost tours, there’s something for everyone at any age throughout all five boroughs. Here are a few suggestions.
Decker Farm is New York City’s oldest, continually working family farm. Join them for the annual Pumpkin Picking, which will take place every Saturday and Sunday in October, and on Monday, October 10th.
Choose your family favorite pumpkin to take home from our unique display of ZILLIONS of pumpkins. Don’t forget your stalks, gourds and mums to decorate your home for Halloween!
For over 200 years, the grounds of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral have been used as the final resting place for the faithful departed. The Basilica’s historic cemetery and underground catacombs have been a silent witness to the many struggles and accomplishments of prominent New York Catholics. It is where bishops rest beside noteworthy New Yorkers who have played important roles in New York, American, and Catholic history. They rest peacefully in crypts beneath the nave of this historic landmark church in the catacombs. This labyrinth of vaults belong largely to bankers, lawyers, captains of industry, merchants, and even to Civil War-era generals.
This is a 90-minute walking tour that takes you into the private and off-limits areas of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. The church built in 1809-1815, was the first Cathedral of New York and the original Saint Patrick’s until 1879 when the Bishop’s chair was moved to the new Cathedral on Fifth Avenue. The Catacombs by Candlelight Tours are given exclusively by Tommy’s New York LLC throughout October.
‘Neighbors’ has lots of free Halloween Events beginning on October 27th and taking us through Halloween.
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 by our team of artisans. New for 2022, watch our animated “Jack” Smith Shop in action and keep an eye out for glowing bees.
With so many perfect tours and events, what better place to spend Halloween. Here are a few suggestions ~ Green-Wood After Hours begins on October 1st; Nightfall: Eternal Returns beginning on October 20th; Spiritualists and Suffragettes Trolley Tour beginning on October 22nd. There are a lot more ~ day or night and even children oriented.
The annual family-friendly Halloween tradition is back each Saturday and Sunday from October 1 through October 30th.
The tricks and treats of fall come to life this year with plentiful pumpkins, gourds and ghouls, and fun-filled activities to celebrate this season of frights and foliage. Conservatory Plaza and adjacent lawn are now home to hundreds of pumpkins and gourds of all sizes, offering picture-perfect moments to capture your fall photos! Pick from a full month of activities from Pumpkin Carving Face-Off Weekend and the Pumpkin Parade Weekend to Spooky Pumpkin Garden Nights, and even spending Halloween at the Garden. It’s also a beautiful place to experience colorful fall foliage.
No matter which borough you live in, NYC Parks has a Halloween event near you. Some that caught our eye ~ Halloween Costume Dog Show in the Bronx; Historic New York: Haunted Staten Island; On Point Haunted House at Hunts Point; and Halloween on the Harlem Meer.
In addition to thrilling rides, kids of all ages can enjoy Halloween-themed activities.
The Museum loves Halloween and developed a number of ghostly tours during the entire month. A few that caught our eye ~ October 13th, Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter; October 19th, Death Cannot Make our Souls Afraid; and the Candlelight Ghost Tours on October 27, 28 and 29.
They also will be holding a virtual book talk entitled ‘A Haunted History of Invisible Women: True Stories of America’s Ghosts‘ in collaboration with Village Preservation and Salmagundi Club on October 5th at 6pm.
Pooches let their alter-egos shine, putting on some of the cutest and most creative costumes you’ve ever seen at the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. CNN calls it “the largest dog costume parade in the world” with hundreds of dogs in costumes and thousands of spectators. The London Guardian says “It’s Barkin’ Mad.” This year’s parade contestants will be competing for exciting prizes!
This Halloween, LLHM will be hosting a scavenger hunt to unleash the history hidden in this house. This scavenger hunt pays homage to Latimer’s inventions, his poetry, his fluency in other languages and his love for creating things. Each winner will receive candy and treats. The scavenger hunt with be STEAM based, it will incorporate facts from Latimer’s life and it will use his photos and patents to tell a spooky fabricated story.
Trick or Treat Trek at Bartow-Pell! Come in costume, rain or shine, it’s outdoor trick or treating time! Wander the grounds, search for a treat, one never knows who one might meet…
Check the schedule of events that day for an Amazing Maize Maze; DJ Dance Party; Trick-or-treating with farm animals; Halloween hayrides and most.
Celebrate Dumboween with the annual March to the Arch! This will be followed by crafts, costume contests, live music and lots of candy.
New York’s 49th Annual Village Halloween Parade on October 31, 2022, will shine a light on FREEDOM as its theme this year. This is the largest public Halloween celebration in the country. The historic parade features thousands of costumed marchers, hundreds of Halloween characters, dozens of marching bands, stilt walkers, jugglers, break dancers, and street performers.
The Parade starts at 7:00pm and ends around 11:00pm. This is a free public event, however if you would like to avoid the crowds, buy a ticket to the VIP area.
Watch the parade live on NY 1 TV at 8:00pm and listen on WKTU Radio. Walk over to Webster Hall for the official After Party #WebsterHell
Follow the NYC Village Halloween Parade on Instagram
Take a walk around your neighborhood to find some cool Halloween-themed surprises.
We will continue to add events & activities as we receive them.