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. 

Places featured in this article:


Morris-Jumel Mansion Roger Morris Park

Queens Botanical Garden

Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Greenpoint Terminal Market

Vale Park at The William Vale

Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Facebook Live
Reflect
Domino Park - 8:00 AM
Skyline Drive-In
Skyline Drive-In - various times
Reverberation
Brooklyn Bridge Park - various times
Electric Dandelions
South Street Seaport - various times
Artechouse: Geometric Properties
ARTECHOUSE NYC - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides