Harlem Meer Flotilla and Parade. Photo courtesy of Central Park Conservancy
Harlem Meer Flotilla and Parade. Photo courtesy of Central Park Conservancy

Best Free Halloween Events for Kids in New York City

What's the one way to make a costume-and-candy-filled Halloween celebration even sweeter? Make it FREE. In New York City there are loads of no-cost Halloween celebrations in 2019, and we've decided to give parents the best treat of all: a roundup of FREE Halloween events for kids across the city, including big annual family favorites like Fort Greene's BAMboo! block party, the Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla in Central Park, and more.

So bring your costumes, but leave your wallets at home for these gratis gatherings, and then check out our Halloween Fun Guide for details on the best costume parades, trick-or-treat spots, and other seasonal activities.

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Click through to our listings for all the details, including address, time, and recommended ages. NOTE: Due to expected rain this year, some events may move indoors or be postponed. Be sure to check the event website before heading out.


Willowbrook Park
Eton Place off Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY

Jefferson Market Garden
Greenwich Avenue between Sixth Avenue and 10th Street
New York, NY

Forest Park
Victory Field, enter at Myrtle Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard
Queens, NY

RISE Center
58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Rockaway, NY

Carl Schurz Park
East End Avenue Between East 84th and East 88th Street
New York, NY 10028

Narrows Botanical Gardens
Shore Road
Brooklyn, NY

El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
2351 Veterans Rd W
Staten Island, NY 10309

Brooklyn Bridge Park: Pier 6
Atlantic Avenue and Joralemon Street
New York, NY

Astoria Park Lawn
Shore Boulevard between the Hell Gate Bridge and the pool Queens
Queens, NY

Carl Schurz Park
enter at 84th Street and East End Avenue
New York, NY

Asphalt Green
1750 York Ave
New York, NY 10128

Parade Grounds in Fort Totten Park
Little Bay Parking Lot
Queens, NY

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard
Queens, NY

Washington Market Park
Greenwich Street between Duane and Chambers streets
New York, NY 10013

East Harlem Tutorial Program
2050 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Nethermead
Prospect Park
Brooklyn, NY

Simpson St
Between E. 163rd St. & Westchester Ave.
Bronx, NY 10459

Fort Greene Park
Dekalb Ave & Washington Park
New York, NY 11238

Coney Island
1904 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Albee Square
Fulton Street & Bond Street on Fulton Mall
Brooklyn, NY

Washington Market Park
Greenwich Street between Duane and Chambers streets
New York, NY 10013

St. Mark's Church in the Bowery
131 E 10th St (at Second Ave.),
New York, NY

Washington Market Park
Greenwich Street between Duane and Chambers streets
New York, NY

Grand Central Terminal
89 E 42nd St Vanderbilt Hall
New York, NY 10017

The High Line Hotel
180 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Irish Arts Center
553 W. 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

James Cagney Place
East 91st Street Between 2nd and 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex
625 Father Capodanno Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10305

Harlem Meer
Central Park East Side from 106th to 110th Street
New York, NY

St Agnes Library
444 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10024

Harlem Grown
118 W 134th Street
New York, NY 10030

919 Third Ave
New York, NY 10022

BAM Peter Jay Sharp Lobby and Lepercq Space
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Williamsbridge OVal Recreation Center
3225 Resevoir Oval East
Bronx, NY 10467

Jackson Heights
89th to 76th Street on 37th Avenue
Queens, NY

Washington Square Park
5th Avenue at the Arch
New York, NY

Randall's Island Park
Base of 103rd Street Bridge
New York, NY 10035

Washington Park
Washington Park Starts at 14th Street and 7th Avenue. Ends at the Old Stone House,
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Riverside Park
Riverside Drive & West 89th Street Meet at the Soldiers' and Sailors Monument
New York, NY