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Annual NYC Village Halloween Parade & other events

46th Annual Parade
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Beginning at 7:00 pm


Dear Folks, please be sure to check on the respective links for the events listed on this page for any last minute changes or cancellations.

Entering into its 46th celebration is the Annual Halloween Parade, taking place from Spring St to 16th Street along 6th Avenue. Head on down and see all the ghouls and goblins, folks and puppets, musical performances and so much more!

Here’s our own full video of the parade from 2005. We’d spent hours holding on to our spot at the barricades for the parade to begin. Was it worth it? YUP!!!

It’s a huge attraction with more than 2 million spectators and tens of thousands of participants. “It’s the largest public participatory event in the greatest city in the world.”

This Year’s theme is ‘Wild Thing!’

So, if you show up in a costume then you’re welcomed to join the parade. For ONLY those in costume is on 6th Avenue at Canal Street between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Alert! ONLY enter the line-up on 6th Ave. at Canal Street!

It then heads north to 16th Street and 6th Avenue. So show up in your costume and be ready to walk along in front of thousands upon thousands of spectators.

The Parade is expected to last from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm and will be telecast through Cable NY1 News from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. It takes about 2 hours or more for the parade to reach the end.

Visit also the official Halloween Parade Website

BTW, have a look at the many photos taken during our visit to Van Cortlandt Manor’s Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze.

Quite a number of the below items are free with information furnished courtesy of the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. 

Night of 1,000 Jack O’Lanterns at Governors Island

October 17 – 27, 2019
5:00 – 10:00 pm

Governors Island, Colonels Row

Ticketed event with not may left.


Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York
Taking place every day through November 4
12:00 – 5:00 pm


Thursday, October 10

Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: Ju-on: The Grudge
Bay 8th Street and Independence Avenue (in Dyker Beach Park), Brooklyn
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: Fear(s) of the Dark
50 Kent Pop-Up Park (in Bushwick Inlet Park), Brooklyn
6:30 – 8:30 pm


Friday, October 11

Movies Under the Stars: Beloved
Saratoga Square Park (in Saratoga Park), Brooklyn
6:30 – 9:30 pm

Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: La Leyenda de la Llorona
Maria Hernandez Park, Brooklyn
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Blair Witch Project Movie Night
Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park), Staten Island
7:00 – 9:00 pm


Saturday, October 12

Halloween Tinker Festival
Lewis H Latimer House, Queens
3:00 – 6:00 pm

Movies Under the Stars: Hocus Pocus Halloween Celebration
Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan
5:00 – 10:00 pm

Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn
6:30 – 8:00 pm


Sunday, October 13

Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: The Curse of La Llorona
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
6:30 – 8:10 pm


Friday, October 18

Spooky Paint Night
Hansborough Recreation Center, Manhattan
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: The Dead Don’t Die
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
6:15 – 8:15 pm

Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: Pet Sematary (2019)
Monsignor McGolrick Park (in Msgr. McGolrick Park), Brooklyn
6:15 – 8:15 pm


Saturday, October 19

Pumpkin Painting: Brooklyn
Berry Street Garden
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Halloween Festival
Juniper Boulevard South and 80th Street (in Juniper Valley Park), Queens
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Family Wellness Day
Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Fall Festival
Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park), Queens
12:00 – 4:00 pm

Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York
Merchant’s House Museum, Manhattan
12:00 – 5:00 pm

Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: The Visit
John Paul Jones Park, Brooklyn
6:00 – 7:30 pm


Sunday, October 20

Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: Cabin in the Woods (R)
Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn
6:00 – 7:45 pm

Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: Us (2019)
Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn
6:15 – 8:15 pm


Thursday, October 24

Pumpkin Painting: Bronx
United We Stand Community Garden (in ), Bronx, 138th Street Community Garden, Bronx
3:30 – 5:30 pm

Halloween Celebration
Hunts Point Recreation Center, Bronx
4:00 – 6:00 pm


Friday, October 25

Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: Hotel Transylvania 3
Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground), Brooklyn
6:00 – 7:45 pm


Saturday, October 26

Fort Totten Halloween Festival
Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park), Queens
12:00 – 3:00 pm

Halloween Harvest Festival
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
12:00 – 4:00 pm

Halloween Pet Costume Party
Jackie Robinson Park, Manhattan
12:00 – 2:30 pm

Exhibition – Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York
Merchant’s House Museum, Manhattan
12:00 – 5:00 pm

Nightmare on 173rd Street: A Halloween Fall Story
J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park), Manhattan
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: Beetlejuice
50 Kent Pop-Up Park (in Bushwick Inlet Park), Brooklyn
6:00 – 8:00 pm


Sunday, October 27

Halloween Garden Ghoul Spook Fest
Aquehung Skywalk Garden, Bronx
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Halloween Fall Festival
Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park), Staten Island
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Halloween at the Garden
Queens Botanical Garden, Queens
12:00 – 4:00 pm


Wednesday, October 30

Toddler Halloween Parade
Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Manhattan
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla 2019
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan
4:00 – 7:00 pm


Thursday, October 31

Halloween Fright
Hunts Point Recreation Center, Bronx
5:00 – 8:30 pm

Glow in the Dark Paint Night: Halloween Special
Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground), Manhattan
5:45 – 8:45 pm

Other Offerings:

Third Annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

October 11 – 18, 2018

“”…premier east coast genre festival that embodies the spirit of Brooklyn. Taking place in venues throughout the borough…””


Crypt Crawl & Halloween Extravaganza

at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Friday, October 25, 2019



Coney Island Halloween Festival & Parade

Saturday, October 26, 2019
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

MCU Park, Brooklyn


Spooky City: Fifth Annual Halloween Party

At the Museum of the City of New York

Thursday, October 31
2:00pm – 5:30pm

“”Wear your costume or make a mask with us, “trick or treat” on our spooky New York scavenger hunt, and show off your moves at our deejayed monster mash dance party!””

Free with Museum admission. Registration suggested, but not required


Beyond X Industry City: Kids’ Halloween Parade

Saturday, October 26
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

51 35th Street, Brooklyn
“”Join Beyond and Industry City for the second annual Kids’ Halloween Parade + Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt! Including fun activities like mural painting and a pumpkin patch, come in costume for an evening to remember.””


Halloween Parade & Extravaganza
on Roosevelt Island, Manhattan

Saturday, October 26, 2019

“”Costume party extravaganza including: carnival games, rides, giveaways, food, contests, music, and more””


Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders Presents
Day of the Dead – New York City – 2019

October 26 – 27, 2019
11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Free event and open to the public
Art • Live Music • Mexican Folk Art Market • Mexican Food
St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery
East Yard of St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery
10th Street and 2nd Ave in Manhattan



Blood Manor:

NYC’s Premier Haunted Attraction

Taking place through the first days of November 2019


East Flatbush Village Inc. In Celebration with Senator Kevin S. Parker and Assemblyman N. Nick Perry


7th Annual Fun For Kids Halloween

Saturday, October 26, 2019
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Featuring Haunted House Tours and Pumpkin Decorating

Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum
5816 Clarendon Road & Ralph Avenue


Decker Farm Pumpkin Picking

Featuring Pumpkins, Hayride, Firepit & S’mores, Hay Maze, Kid’s Activities and Apple Cider

$6 per person

Decker Farm
435 Richmond Hill Road
Staten Island, NY


Halloween Ball with Susanne at MoMA PS1

Bartsch: Valley of the Dolls

Friday, October 25, 8:00 pm

MoMA PS1 and New York legend Susanne Bartsch are teaming up once again for the eighth annual Halloween Ball. Be transported to the infamous Valley of the Dolls, with outrageous live performances, tableaux vivants, DJs, and the most elaborate costumes in the city.


Halloween in Richmond Town 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019
3:00 – 7:00 pm

$8 for Adults
$5 for Children


Theater For The New City Holds Its

43rd Annual Village Halloween Costume Ball

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Outdoor entertainment
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm; doors open 7:30 pm

Underground stars perform each year in TNC’s Halloween Cabarets.
Guests will see and be seen and celebrate the Night of Nights.
Celebrants will sink fangs into Halloween delicacies in The Witches’ Cauldron

October 31, 2019 at Theater for the New City (TNC) ,
155 First Avenue (at E. 10th St.)
and the block of E. 10th St. between 1st and 2nd Avenues


Spooky Pumpkin Garden

Through the end of October

New York Botanical Garden – Bronx, NY

Some smile, some wink, some snarl, and some look downright surprised to see you — who knew pumpkins could show more emotions than some Hollywood actors? After spending some time around these gourd-headed ghouls, you might find yourself second-guessing that next plate of pumpkin pie.



Here’s a calendar featuring some items which may or may not be appearing in the listings above:


New Yorkled Magazine