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5 Ways to Celebrate Halloween in NYC

October 11th, 2018 | Events

The best fall events in New York are in full swing. But Halloween events are just around the corner. It doesn’t matter if this is your first or your 10th time celebrating this holiday. These fun events will give a whole new meaning to Halloween. Some take place at top attractions and others are a New York institution. Scroll down to find out more!

Halloween Celebration at the American Museum of Natural History

When: October 27, 2018 from 2pm to 6pm
Where: Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Cost: $16 per person
The American Museum of Natural History is preparing a special event for children wearing costumes. Over 30 of the museum’s halls will be open with many surprises creeping around every corner… Some of them include cartoon characters to meet-and-greet, stilt walkers, crafts and special activities.

Trick or Treat at the Terminal

When: October 28, 2018 from 11am to 2pm
Where: Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal, 89 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
Cost: Free but limited availability
If you’re traveling to New York with children eager to go trick or treating, then, head to Grand Central Terminal! Select vendors will gather at Vanderbilt Hall to give out candy to kids in costumes. No need to wander aimlessly around neighborhoods!

Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla at Central Park

When: October 28, 2018 from 4pm to 7pm
Where: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).
Cost: Free
The beloved annual Halloween festival returns to Central Park with an exciting lineup of pumpkin carving demonstrations, arts and crafts for children, story time featuring Halloween tales and more. The highlight of this event is the collection of carved pumpkins floating across Harlem Meer at sundown.

Village Halloween Parade

When: October 31, 2018 from 7pm to 10:30pm
Where: Greenwich Village from 6th Avenue North of Spring Street to 16th Street.
Cost: Free
The quintessential Halloween tradition in New York is the Greenwich Village costume parade. Tourists and locals flock to this corner of Manhattan to see the long-awaited congregation of all sorts of disguises. You’ll see the common witches and vampires, but also cosplay and creepy characters. Creativity has no limits here!

Merchant’s House Museum Events

When: Various dates throughout October
Where: 29 East Fourth Street, New York, NY 10003
Cost: Consult each event for ticket price
The Merchant’s House Museum is holding a series of Halloween-inspired events that are perfect to explore its history. These events are Chant Macabre: Songs from the Crypt, a 1865 Funeral Reenactment, Candlelight Ghost Tours of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House” and Dead-of-Night Candlelight Ghost Tour & Investigation.


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