Halloween Events & Activities for NYC Kids

Free and Best Things to Do with Kids for Halloween in New York City

Halloween is a monstrously magical time for New York City kids—as long as you know what to do and where to go. It's one of the few times of the year when the city turns itself over to children: Everyone goes out of their way to make sure kids have fun. Here's what you need to know to have the best Halloween in NYC, including the best children's parades, great places to trick-or-treat and other ghastly goodness. We've also got important Halloween safety tips, and details on fearsome fetes beyond the five boroughs, like haunted happenings in Westchester and Halloween events on Long Island. We are continually updating our Halloween posts as new events pop up, so check back often or subscribe to our FREE emails to have the very best upcoming Halloween events and activities delivered straight to your inbox.

For more Halloween activity ideas, don't forget to browse the Mommy Poppins Event Calendar, which has lots of Halloween events for NYC kids, mostly free. Looking for a perfect jack-o'-lantern? Check our Pick Your Own Guide for the best pumpkin patches in and near the city.

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