Top Halloween Events in NYC for Families in 2022

Tiny trick-or-treaters are invited to show off their Halloween costumes as they walk the trick-or-treat trail at the Queens Botanical Garden. Photo courtesy of the garden
Tiny trick-or-treaters are invited to show off their Halloween costumes as they walk the trick-or-treat trail at the Queens Botanical Garden. Photo courtesy of the garden

Halloween is one of the best nights to be a kid in NYC, and in 2022 our list of the best Halloween events in New York City includes more than 30 Halloween activities. We've rounded up our favorite Halloween events in NYC for families, including perennial kid-pleasers, like Boo at the Zoo and the big Village Halloween Parade, below. Our top picks for Halloween activities in NYC include harvest festivals, hayrides, and pumpkin patches, spooky nighttime corn maze walks, and a live concert by kid-rocker Laurie Berkner. We love Halloween events so much, we're even throwing a FREE Halloween Party at The Hugh. 

Read on for our curated list of the best Halloween events in New York City, and start planning your spooky fun. We promise to add Halloween events as we confirm them—including details on the yet-to-be-announced, perennially popular, BAMboo!—so, be sure to bookmark this post, our Family Activity Calendar, and our New York City Halloween Guide for all the seasonal fun, including our top picks for FREE Halloween activities in NYC.

Before heading out, click through to our listings to confirm the final details, and keep in mind popular events in NYC have a tendency to sell out, so book your tickets in advance or plan to arrive early.

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Places featured in this article:


Socrates Sculpture Park

Queens Botanical Garden

The Concert Hall @ NY Society For Ethical Culture

Legoland New York Resort

F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm
Blessing of the Animals and the Feast of Saint Francis
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine - 10:00 AM Pick
The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park
Fort Tryon Park - 11:30 AM Pick
Art Sundae with Arghavan Khosravi
Rockefeller Center - 11:00 AM Pick
47th Annual Atlantic Antic
Atlantic Avenue - 12:00 PM Pick
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