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Halloween Events and Parties for New York Kids and Families
Kids will love the tricks, treats, and activities at these family-friendly NYC Halloween parties and events.
  • Ralph Lee's Halloween Extravaganza & Procession of the Ghouls

    Visit the magnificent Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine for an evening of thrills and chills on Friday, October 26, 2012. Enjoy a screening of the classic 1922 film Nosferatu, accompanied by the ominous sounds of the magnificent cathedral organ. The film is followed by the famous Grand Procession of the Ghouls, a dramatic parade of fabulous puppets, creatures and special effects.

    When: Friday, October 26, 2012 at 7PM and 10PM
    Where: Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, one block east of Broadway.
    Getting There: 1 or 9 train to 110th Street/Cathedral Parkway. M4, M104 bus to Broadway and 112th Street or M11 to Amsterdam Avenue and 112th Street.
    Tickets: $20
    Purchase tickets online. For more information, call 212-316-7490.



  • Halloween on the High Line

    Kids of all ages and their parents are invited to come to the High Line dressed in costume for a free family Halloween party on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Enjoy live music, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and a spooky scavenger hunt.


  • Halloween at the South Street Seaport

    On Saturday, October 27th, the South Street Seaport will host a day of free Halloween fun for kids at the Fulton Stall Market (South and Fulton Street). Curious George will read his favorite stories and kids can paint pumpkins, and rock out to the sounds of Sam Barne's Boograss Band. Enjoy Halloween treats and crafts for puchase. Halloween activities start at noon and run until 4 pm.


  • The Nation's Largest Dog Halloween Parade

    On Saturday, October 20th, hundreds of costumed canines and thousands of spectators will march on Tompkins Square Park to participate in the country's largest Halloween parade for dogs. The pooches will be competing for thousands of dollars in prizes (categories include Best in Show, Best Owner & Dog Costume, and Best Trick).

    See the photos of dogs in Halloween costumes on parade at previous Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade events (plus more cute costumed canines and even more Halloween dogs).

    Tompkins Square Park Dog Halloween Parade
    When: Saturday, October 20, 2012 from Noon to 3:00 pm (rain date is Sunday, October 23, 2011)
    Where: First Run is located inside NYC's Tompkins Square Park near the entrance at 9th St. and Ave. A. Take the L to 1st Ave.
    Admission: Price of admission is a $5 raffle ticket (proceeds go to support the park's dog run).
    For more information, please visit www.FirstRunFriends.org



  • Halloween Howl

    Can't get enough of adorable dogs in Halloween costumes? Uptown pooches will be competing for thousands of dollars in prizes (categories include Best in Show, Best Owner & Dog Costume, and Best Trick) in Carl Schurz Park on Sunday, October 14. Check out our photos of the Halloween Howl event in Carl Schurz Park.

    Halloween Howl Dog Halloween Costume Contest
    When: Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (rain date is Sunday, October 30, 2011)
    Where: Carl Schurz Park at East 86th Street and East End Avenue
    Admission: Free.




More NYC Family Halloween Events: Halloween in Central Park

NYC Halloween Events for Grown-ups


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