Spooky and memorable!
This October, New York City will once again host countless Halloween festivities across all five boroughs From one of the largest Halloween parades in...
This October, New York City will once again host countless Halloween festivities across all five boroughs. From one of the largest Halloween parades in the country – the Village Halloween Parade– to the dozens of haunted houses and autumn activities, New York City provides something for all Halloween buffs, no matter age or spooky-tolerance.
NYC & Company, the City’s official destination marketing organisation, is pleased to present a selection of Halloween events in all five boroughs.
Village Halloween parade
New York City’s most iconic Halloween event, including inventive costumes and numerous live bands, returns for its 45th year with a different theme, ‘I AM a Robot!’ The jubilant parade will start on Spring Street at 7 pm on October.
Boo at the Zoo & Brew at the Zoo
Families can enjoy the spooky season with Boo at the Zoo taking place every weekend until Halloween, till October 28. The event includes a hay maze, pumpkin carving and haunted forest, to name a few of the activities. Brew at the Zoo is back on Friday, October 19, with beer and wine vendors, local food trucks, costume contests, live music and a retro game room.
Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm
Throughout the month of October, Decker Farm is continuing Halloween traditions with an old-fashioned family pumpkin-picking adventure. The 11-acre picturesque historic fields will offer old-fashioned tractor-hay rides and a corn maze, as well as a chance to feed the farm animals.
The Ride in Masquerade
Approaching 25,000 performances, New York City’s greatest show on wheels, ‘The Ride’, will showcase a Medieval Halloween with ‘The Ride in Masquerade’, throughout the month of October. Performers will be decked out in lace and bejeweled masks, adding to the already one-of-a-kind experience on the streets on Manhattan.
Brooklyn Horror Film Festival
Locals and travellers seeking a horror film extravaganza can look no further than Brooklyn this Halloween season. Brooklyn Horror Fest will screen 43 creative horror movies over eight days, with opening and closing showings at Nitehawk Cinema. Giant Pumpkin Weekend & Spooky Pumpkin Garden Weekend New York City’s living museum and cultural attraction, the New York Botanical Garden, in the Bronx, will showcase massive pumpkins, weighing up to 1,800 lbs., during Giant Pumpkin Weekend on October 20 and 21, fitting for a weekend of family fun. Spooky Pumpkins will also be on display in the gardens on October 26-27 to give locals and travelers a fright on the weekend before Halloween.