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 for NYC 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. Halloween 2020 is going to be particularly tricky for families: Crowds are out and trick-or-treat alternatives are in. Still, we've managed to find 19 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 Guide, and our Event Calendar, which is continually updated with new, fun events as we find out about them.

Kusama: Cosmic Nature
The New York Botanical Garden - 10:00 AM Pick
Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park Blessing of the Rides
Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park - 11:00 AM Pick
Aladdin & the Wonderful Lamp
Puppetworks Inc. - 12:30 PM Pick
Staten Island Children's Museum Reopens
Staten Island Children's Museum - 12:00 PM Pick
Free Van Leeuwen Ice Cream
Greenpoint Farmers Market - 12:00 PM Pick
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