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Free Halloween Fun in NYC

Halloween is right around the corner! And we have a few ideas for a weekend filled with Halloween fun in New York City.

October 14, 2019 | HF Healthy Living Team

Halloween is almost here! Whether you’re looking forward to celebrating with family, friends, pets, or all by yourself, New York City has options. Check out some of the free parties, parades, festivals, and more for a fun-filled Halloween weekend.

Saturday, October 19

Brooklyn Bridge Harvest Festival
Pier 6 Lawns, Brooklyn Bridge Park

This free festival is fun for the whole family, with a pumpkin patch, games and activities, face painting, live music, and more!

Halloween Harvest at Luna Park
Luna Park, Brooklyn

Head to Coney Island for some family-friendly fun! Halloween Harvest is happening at Luna Park all weekend (that means Sunday, too)! This event runs every weekend until October 27.

Saturday, October 26

Brookfield Place Halloween Bash
Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street, Lower Manhattan

Bring your kids for spook-tacular fun at Brookfield Place! Trick or treat at designated locations, check out performers, and more.

Halloween in Prospect Park
Prospect Park, Brooklyn

The Prospect Park Alliance is hosting the 40th annual Halloween Party in Prospect Park. Join in the Haunted Halloween Walk, Carnival, and Fair, and more. This event is rain or shine.

Halloween Harvest Festival
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

Check out this Halloween festival inspired by the Haitian Festival of the Ancestors! There will be a dog costume contest, face painting, costume-making, and dance performances.

Fort Totten Halloween Festival
Parade Grounds in Fort Totten Park, Queens

Head to the parade grounds at Fort Totten Park for this free afternoon Halloween party. There will be costume contests, games, hay rides, and more!

Fort Greene Park Halloween Festival
Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn

Bring the whole family to the 19th Annual Fort Greene Park Halloween Festival! From arts and crafts and face painting to entertainment and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The festival kicks off at noon with a dog costume contest. Dress up your pup or just show up and watch the fun.

Sunday, October 27

Halloween Fall Festival
Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, Staten Island

Enjoy Halloween for the whole family with activities and live music!

Wednesday, October 30

Central Park Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Central Park, Manhattan

Live music, storytelling, pumpkin carving, and a costume parade! Snag a spot around the Harlem Meer at 6:30pm to watch the city’s largest floating pumpkin parade.

Thursday, October 31

2019 Annual Children’s Halloween Parade
Washington Square Park

Gather at the fountain in Washington Square Park for a parade on Halloween Day! After the parade, bring your kids over to West 3rd Street between LaGuardia Place and Mercer Street for free trick-or-treat bags, rides, and games.

Trick-or-Treat with East Midtown
919 Third Ave

Families and children are invited to dress up and come to 919 Third Ave for Halloween festivities. Stop by and pick up trick-or-treat bags, get your face painted, and snap a spooky photo in the photo booth on the plaza right outside. Then head out to collect treats at participating businesses!

In front of BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building, Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is back with its annual Halloween celebration. Trick or treat at this free outdoor block party with music, a carnival, arts and crafts, and more!

For more Halloween fun near you, visit NYC Parks here.


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““Halloween Events, NYC Parks. Accessed October 2, 2019.

“Events in Central Park,” Central Park Conservancy. Accessed October 2, 2019.

“Events,” Brooklyn Bridge Park. Accessed October 2, 2019.

“Best Free Halloween Events for Kids in New York City,” Mommy Poppins. Accessed October 2, 2019.

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