Halloween Weekend Things To Do in NYC With Kids: Parades, Trick-or-Treat, BAMboo!

BAMBoo!, the over-the-top Halloween party from BAM, returns to the streets of Brooklyn!  Photo by Elena Olivia
BAMBoo!, the over-the-top Halloween party from BAM, returns to the streets of Brooklyn! Photo by Elena Olivia

Looking for the best things to do in New York City this Halloween weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for the Halloween weekend.

We're in full spook mode at last, up to our eyeballs in Halloween activities! Festivities kick off with Asphalt Screams and East Midtown Trick-or-Treating on Friday, proliferate on Saturday with trick-or-treating in the Meatpacking District, the Greenpoint Halloween Parade, and the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra's Classical Halloween Concert. Of course, the best things to do in NYC this weekend culminate on Sunday with the Jackson Heights Halloween Parade, BAMBoo!, Dumboween, and the big Village Halloween Parade, with Randy Rainbow as this year's Grand Marshall.

Beyond the Halloween events, our picks for the top things to do in NYC include watching Solar Balloons soar on Governor's Island, taking a turn on Bryant Park's skating rink, which re-opens Friday,, and cozying up to a campfire in Teardrop Park.

Find more Halloween activities in our Halloween Fun Guide, which is scarily stocked with even more fun things to do this weekend, including not-so-scary picks for preschoolers, a full rundown of Halloween parades, and the best Halloween events and trick-or-treat spots

Places featured in this article:


St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Chutch

Lewis H. Latimer House Museum

St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church

Brooklyn Heights Promenade

BAM Peter Jay Sharp Lobby and Lepercq Space

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

Governors Island
Extinct and Endangered: Opening Week
American Museum of Natural History - 10:00 AM Pick
Rock and Roll Playhouse Residency at Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center Radio Park - 11:00 AM Pick
Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival
The Museum at Eldridge Street - 12:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
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