Ten NYC Halloween events perfect for the entire family

October 24, 2020, 9:45.26 am ET  

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BAMboo! At BAM is going virtual this year with lots of tricks and treats including a magic show. Prizes are also being offered with entry at the annual costume contest.  

For more information visit https://www.bam.org/kids/2020/bamboo

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is by appointment only these days, so no Ghouls and Gourds event this year. But they do have a nice article about how to dissect and pumpkin and make toasted pumpkin seeds with the kids.

For more information visit https://www.bbg.org/news/pumpkin_dissection_activity

The Amazing Maize Maze is up and running this year at the historic Queens farm.  The 3-acre corn maze is open Friday’s thru Sunday until October 30th.  Hayrides and Pumpkin Picking is also available. Staggered times and tickets required.

For more information visit http://queensfarm.org/     

The Essex Market is offering Free outdoor pumpkin decorating with a socially distant set-up. Each Child receives a free pumpkin and art supplies. October 24th from 10am to 12 pm.

For more information visit https://www.essexmarket.nyc/events/2020/10/24/free-pumpkin-decorating

Hudson Yards is hosting a trick-or-treating mystery adventure with CAMP from October 25 through November 1.  Each trick-or-treater is give a map and candy bag along with a mystery code to decipher the adventure. Use it to unlock various doors to find a trick or treat in a touchless, interactive Halloween experience.

For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trick-or-treat-door-to-door-scavenger-hunt-at-hudson-yards-registration-125168064049

Industry City is hosting a pumpkin decorating event in a socially distant atmosphere at Sahadi’s. Pumpkins and decorating materials are available, along with hot apple cider.  $10 fee. Octover 24 from 11am to 12pm.

For more information visit https://industrycity.com/event/pumpkin-decorating/

The Bronx Zoo is hosting Boo at the Zoo Thursdays through Sundays until November 1st.  Activities include a Costume MASKerade, Magic & Mind Reading, pumpkin carving demonstrations, pumpkin trail, scavenger hunt and more.

For more information visit https://bronxzoo.com/boo-at-the-zoo

Halloween at Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island offers family fun at Decker Farm, including expert pumpkin carving and Halloween-themed educational activities in a contactless experience. Oct 31 from 11am to 5pm.

For more information visit https://www.historicrichmondtown.org/events/2020/10/24/halloween-in-richmond-town

Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn is offering El Dia de Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), a three-day holiday (October 31st–November 2nd) that honors the departed through ofrendas (offerings) arranged on altars, music, dancing, and gatherings with family and friends.

For more information visit https://www.green-wood.com/calendar/

Explore the Great Pumpkin Path at the New York Botanical Garden, including a giant 2,000+ pound gourd meticulously cared for by elite growers. The path is open from 11 to 6pm through November 1st.

For more information visit https://www.nybg.org/event/great-pumpkin-path/


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35th Annual South Bronx Halloween Parade 2020

2020 BAMboo! Goes Virtual 

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze is on

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