Trek the candy trail, take a ride on the Bug Carousel, and take in pumpkin carving demos at The Bronx Zoo's Boo at the Zoo. Photo by Ally Noel
Trek the candy trail, take a ride on the Bug Carousel, and take in pumpkin carving demos at The Bronx Zoo's Boo at the Zoo. Photo by Ally Noel

The Best Halloween Events for NYC Families in 2020

If you're wondering what Halloween in NYC is going to look like this fall, you're not alone. With so much uncertainty still floating around, and safety precautions in place, it's hard to know what the spookiest day of the year holds for NYC families. But fear not: Some of the city's annual haunts, like Boo at the Zoo, are happening, and we've got the low-down on all things Halloween including festivals, spooky walks, and even a virtual concert with kid-rocker Laurie Berkner.

So read on to and start planning out your Halloween festivities. We promise to add new events as we find them, so be sure to bookmark our Event Calendar and Halloween Fun Guide for more seasonal fun. Before heading out,  click through to our listings to confirm the final details and social distancing requirements, too. Keep in mind, popular events in NYC have a tendency to sell out, and with timed-entry tickets and crowd-size limits, advance planning is especially key for Halloween happenings in 2020. 


Morris-Jumel Mansion Roger Morris Park
65 Jumel Terrace
New York, NY

Museum of Ice Cream
558 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue
New York, NY

Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY 11004

Sherman Creek Park
intersection Harlem River Dr., Dyckman St. and 10th Ave.
New York, NY

Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street
Queens, NY 11355

Asphalt Green
1750 York Ave
New York, NY 10128

Alley Pond Environmental Center
228-06 Northern Blvd.
Queens, NY 11362

Prospect Park Zoo
Prospect Park
Brooklyn, NY 11217

The Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY

Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Queens, NY

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Pierrepont Place
Brooklyn, NY

New York Botanical Gardens
2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10468

Metropolitan Museum
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Greenpoint Terminal Market
2 Noble Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Private Picassos
237 Fifth Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Industry City
237 36th Street Courtyard 3/4
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Vale Park at The William Vale
112 N. 12th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Alley Pond Environmental Center
228-06 Northern Blvd.
Queens, NY 11362

Onderdonk House
18-20 Flushing Avenue
Queens, NY

Storybook Land
6415 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Rd
Old Bethpage, NY 11804

Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Boulevard
Jackson, NJ 08527

Van Cortlandt Manor
525 South Riverside Ave.
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
498 Red Apple Court
Central Valley, NY 10917
Jack and the Beanstalk
Puppetworks Inc. - 12:30 PM Pick
Holiday Under The Stars
The Shops at Columbus Circle - 4:00 PM Pick
94th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC - 9:00 AM
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