10 Things To Do In and Around New York City For Halloween 2021

September 29, 2021, 8:09.25 pm ET  


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The 48th Annual Village Halloween Parade is on this year after receiving the necessary permits.  Randy Rainbow is this year’s Grand Marshall. Parade organizers are still hoping to raise more money for the parade after getting a late start. Kicks off October 31 at 7pm. halloween-nyc.com 

Trick or Drink, a boozy 3-day Halloween Bar Crawl, kicks off on October 29th.  Check in is at SPIN New York at 48 East 23rd St. Tickets are $15 to $45. eventbrite.com 

The Amazing Maize Maze at Queens County Farm is perfect to keep the kids entertained.  But tackling this corn maze at night with a flashlight can be a bit scary.  The maze is open Saturdays and Sundays through Oct 30. Nighttime walks are available Saturday Oct 2 and 23 until 9:30pm. Online tickets only: $12 for adults, $8 child queensfarm.org/the-amazing-maize-maze 

Scoop up the perfect pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch at Queens County Farm which dates back to 1697.  Pumpkins are priced by the size. The patch is open daily from Oct 1 to 30. Weekdays from 2pm to 4:30pm and weekends from 10am to 4:30pm. (Closes promptly at 4:30pm) queensfarm.org/queens-farm-pumpkin-patch 


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The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is being held at Van Cortlandt Manor at Croton-on-Hudson, NY. 7,000 jack o’lanterns are on display all hand-carved on site by a team of artisans.  The event runs through November 21st. Timed tickets or FLEX anytime tickets sold ONLY in advance. hudsonvalley.org/events/blaze 

BAMboo! Is back after a virtual celebration a year ago.  BAM’s Halloween block Party will be held Oct 31st at 30 Lafayette Street between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street. The event features carnival games, arts & crafts, costume contest and giveaways. Start time is 2pm. Guests must RSVP.  bam.org/bamboo

The Staten Island Zoo is hosting a Spooktacular October 15-17 from 5:30pm to 9pm. The kid friendly event includes live music, photo ops, light show and scare zones.  Tickets are $25. statenislandzoo.org/plan-your-visit/spooktacular 


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The Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade will be held this year at the East River Amphithater on Saturday, October 23 from noon to 3pm.  This year’s theme is The Farmer’s Dog tompkinssquaredogrun.com/halloween

The Great PUPkin Dog Costume Show will be held on Saturday October 30th at Fort Greene Park (rain date is Oct 31). The event kicks off at noon.  People looking to enter their pooch must pre-register. There is a $12 fee.  fortgreenepups.org 

The New York Botanical Garden is hosting Scarecrows & Pumpkins from September 18-31. 100 silly scarecrows will be on display along twisting trails in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.  Puppets on Parade will be held Saturdays and Sundays through Oct 31 from 1-4pm. Pumpkin carving demonstrations are also being held. nybg.org/event/scarecrows-pumpkins 

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