Halloween at the Queens Botanical Garden is back. Little ones can show off their Halloween costumes and walk the trick-or-treat trail. Photo courtesy of the garden
Halloween at the Queens Botanical Garden is back. Little ones can show off their Halloween costumes and walk the trick-or-treat trail. Photo courtesy of the garden

Not-So-Scary Halloween Events in NYC for Preschoolers

Halloween can be magical in NYC with over-the-top decorations and plenty of family-friendly events, but little revelers are often overwhelmed by its trappings. With that in mind, we've tracked down a bunch of Halloween events perfect for preschoolers, which deliver just the right amount of "treats" for the pint-sized crowd.

Enjoy these gentle Halloween events while you can—your kids will be celebrating at the Village Halloween Parade before you know it. You can find more festive happenings for all age groups in our Halloween Fun Guide, and our Activity Calendar, which is continually updated with new, fun events as we find out about them.

As always, if an event piques your interest, click through to our listing for all the details, including addresses and times. And keep in mind: Really cool things to do with kids often book up quickly, so register or buy your tickets ASAP.

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Queens Botanical Garden

BAM Peter Jay Sharp Lobby and Lepercq Space
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The Paw Patrol Experience
Hudson Yards - various times Pick
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