DiMenna Historical Halloween Party

DiMenna Halloween
DiMenna Halloween
Tue Oct 31, 2023
4:00pm to 6:00pm ET
Age: 4 and up
Price: $20/person
The DiMenna Children's Museum/New-York Historical Society

Kids and their families are invited to get dressed in your Halloween best and head to NY Historical Society's annual evening of hands-on games, spooky and silly stories, historical Hallowe’en crafts, and buckets of candy!

Have you ever heard of mourning jewelry? It was quite fashionable during the Victorian era. These sentimental keepsakes helped keep the memory of beloved family and friends close and included some unusual design elements, like real human hair! Learn more about this unique tradition and make a piece of mourning jewelry (with fake hair!) to take home.

Discover the many ways clothing and accessories were used to show remembrance! Historical interpreters will share the meaning of their outfits, from widow’s caps and pins, to dress colors.

This is also the time of year Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is celebrated in Mexico and beyond by many families. Take part in this unique holiday by creating your own special offering to place on the museum's communal ofrenda (altar).

Families can also play Hallowe’en bingo, read jack-o'-lantern stories, craft costume accessories, and more!

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.