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NYC – Halloween Haunts / Parties / Events Calendar – 2021 – New York City

Annual NYC Village Halloween Parade & Other Events

48th Annual Parade
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Beginning at 7:00 pm

Stay tuned for updates to come on this page!


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 48th 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!

Below is our own full video of the parade from 2005.

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.”

2021 Theme: In TWO Parts!
ALL Together NOW!

This year’s Grand Marshal: Randy Rainbow

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.

Speaking of which:

Great Jack’O’Lantern Blaze

at Van Cortlandt Manor
525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

September 17 – November 21
Select Nights


Annual Gracie Mansion NYC Halloween Ticket Giveaway Announced

Tickets Available for Free

Event takes place at Gracie Mansion on October 30 and 31, 2021


Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla Returns in 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021
4:00 – 6:30 pm

Harlem Meer / Dana Discovery Center in Central Park

Dress up in your best Halloween outfits and bring along a pumpkin to float on the Harlem Meer. Drop them off at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center between 4:00 – 5:30 pm and find a spot to watch the floating parade which’ll start at 6:00 pm.


Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc’s

6th Annual Batty Over Halloween Celebration

Sunday, October 24, 2021
1:00 – 4:00 pm

The Great Lawn at Astoria Park
(at 19th Street and 23rd Avenue)


South Street Seaport Museum

participates in

Halloween at the Seaport

With FREE Pumpkin Painting

October 30 – 31, 2021


At Queens County Farm

73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Queens, NY

Halloween on the Farm

Sunday October 31
11:00AM – 5:00PM

General Admission: $20/person
Free for ages 3 & under


East 7th Street’s 

2nd Annual Halloween Mask-Querade

October 31 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

East 7th Street between Avenue A & 1st Avenue in the East Village, NYC

Trick or treat festival for kids 12 and under. Includes trick or treat stations, activities for kids and their adults, vegan candy stations are also available.


At Historic Richmond Town

441 Clarke Ave, Staten Island, NY

Village Ghost Tours

Takes place from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on:
October 2, 8, 9, 16, 22, 29

Tickets: $10


Spooky Richmond Town Walking Tours

Taking place at 7:00 pm, 8:30 pm, & 10:00 pm

On October 16 and 23

Tickets: $25


At Snug Harbor

Staten Island Zoo’s Spooktacular

October 15 – 17
5:30 – 9:00 pm

Featuring live music, scare zones, light shows, interactive costumed characters, giveaways and more. All in person.
Ticket Reservations required as well as the need to abide by COVID requirements


Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo

Saturdays & Sundays
October 2 – 31
Including Monday, October 11

Featuring all sorts of seasonally themed activities and events.


Third Annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

October 14 – 21, 2021

“”…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 29 with a tour going on the following day



Halloween Harvest Extravaganza
on Roosevelt Island, Manhattan

Saturday, October 30
2:00 – 5:00 pm

At Southpoint Park

“”Activities will include pumpkin painting, costume walks, music, dancing, art activities, and more!””



Theater For The New City Holds Its

Annual Village Halloween Costume Ball

Taking Place Outdoors on Halloween

East Tenth Street between First and Second Avenues




Annual Halloween Ghostly Garden Walk On Henry Street

Saturday, October 30

Advance Registration Required


23rd Annual Dog Costume Contest

The Great Pupkin at Forte Greene

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Bottom of the Monument Stairs at Forte Greene Park in Brooklyn


Manhattan West Woof Fest: Howl-oween

Saturday, October 30, 2021
12:00 – 4:00 pm

Manhattan West Plaza, 395 9th Ave

Enter Plaza at 9th Avenue, Between 31st & 33rd Streets


Hester Street’s Halloween Market at the Seaport

Saturday, October 30, 2021
11:00 am – 6:00 pm

89 South Street at the Seaport in Lower Manhattan off the East River



All Hallows Eve Events courtesy of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

Friday, October 22, 2021

Ghoulies Glow in the Dark Paint Night
Asser Levy Recreation Center, Manhattan 
4:00 pm–7:00 pm

Movies Under the Stars: SHOCKTOBEFEST – The Craft: Legacy
Maria Hernandez Park, Brooklyn 
6:15 pm–7:55 pm

Movies Under the Stars: Poltergeist
MacNeil Park (in Hermon A. MacNeil Park), Queens 
6:15 pm–8:30 pm

Movies Under the Stars: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Central Lawn (in J. Hood Wright Park), Manhattan
6:30 pm–9:00 pm

Movies Under the Stars – Little Shop of Horrors
Ballfield #2 (in Ambrosini Field), Bronx
6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Saturday, October 23

Glendale Halloween Festival
Glendale Playground, Queens
12:00 pm–4:00 pm

“Boo-rrific Halloween
Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx 
12:00 pm–3:00 pm

Fort Totten Halloween Family Fun Evening
Fort Totten Park Lawn (in Fort Totten Park), Queens 
4:00 pm–7:00 pm

Movies Under the Stars: SHOCKTOBERFEST – The Addams Family (2019)
Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn
6:15 pm–7:45 pm

Movies Under the Stars at Athens Square Park: Beetlejuice (1988)
Athens Square, Queens 
6:15 pm–8:15 pm

Movies Under the Stars at Fort Tryon Park: Beetlejuice
Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan
6:30 pm–9:00 pm

Movies Under the Stars – Boo2! A Madea Halloween
Lozada Playground, Bronx
6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Sunday, October 24

Ocean Breeze Halloween Festival
Outdoors at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex), Staten Island
10:00 am–2:00 pm

Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
12:00 pm–3:00 pm

6th Annual “Batty Over Halloween” Celebration
Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park), Queens 
1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Wednesday, October 27

Tiny Tots Halloween Extreme
Hansborough Recreation Center, Manhattan
11:00 am–1:00 pm

Trick-Or-Treat in Washington Square Park
2:00 pm–6:00 pm

Frightful Fun and Fitness
Multi-Use Room (in Lyons Pool Recreation Center)
3:00 pm–6:30 pm

Greenbelt’s Haunted Trail
Table Tennis Room (in Greenbelt Recreation Center), Staten Island 
4:30 pm–7:30 pm

Movies Under the Stars: Twitches
Lyons Pool, Staten Island
7:00 pm–8:30 pm

Thursday, October 28

Faber’s Bone-Chilling Halloween Fiesta
Multi-Use Room A / Media Lab (in Faber Park Recreation Center), Staten Island 
3:00 pm–6:00 pm

Candlelight Ghost Tours of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”
Merchant’s House Museum, Manhattan
6:30 pm–11:00 pm

‘Super Spooky’ Candlelight Ghost Tour with a Paranormal Investigator
Merchant’s House Museum, Manhattan
10:30 pm–11:59 pm

Friday, October 29

Pumpkin Patch Party
Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Manhattan 
11:00 am–3:00 pm

Wetland Clean up + Costumed Kayak Tour
Freshkills Park Event Entrance, Staten Island 
1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Wicked Walker Haunted House and Family Fun Event
Media Lab
3:00 pm–6:00 pm

Kids Halloween Bash
Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, Manhattan 
5:00 pm–7:30 pm

Movies Under the Stars: SHOCKTOBERFEST – Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922)
Brooklyn War Memorial (in Cadman Plaza Park), Brooklyn
6:00 pm–7:34 pm

Movies Under the Stars: SHOCKTOBERFEST – The Addams Family (2019)
Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground), Brooklyn
6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Movie Night at Crocheron Park: Gremlins
35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park), Queens 
6:15 pm–8:00 pm

Candlelight Ghost Tours of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”
Merchant’s House Museum, Manhattan
6:30 pm–11:00 pm

Movies Under the Stars: Halloweentown
Delafield Place and Bard Avenue (in Walker Park), Staten Island
6:30 pm–8:00 pm

“Super Spooky” Candlelight Ghost Tour with a Paranormal Investigator
Merchant’s House Museum, Manhattan
10:30 pm–11:59 pm

Saturday, October 30

Highbridge Spooktacular Halloween Party
Highbridge Recreation Center, Manhattan
11:00 am–3:00 pm

2021 Dog Run Halloween Parade and Costume Contest
Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan 
11:00 am–2:00 pm

Halloween Fest
Washington Park (in J.J. Byrne Playground), Brooklyn 
11:30 am–2:00 pm

The Great Pumpkin Hunt
Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, Manhattan 
12:00 pm–3:00 pm

Halloween Festival at Juniper Valley Park
Juniper Boulevard South and 80th Street (in Juniper Valley Park), Queens
12:00 pm–4:00 pm

A Spooktacular Escape
Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center, Manhattan
1:00 pm–3:00 pm

It’s My Park at Luther Gulick Playground
Luther Gulick Playground (in Luther Gulick Park), Manhattan 
1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Williamsbridge Oval Pumpkin Party
Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Bronx
1:00 pm–3:00 pm

A Spooktacular Escape
Gymnasium (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center), Manhattan 
1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Chilling Conference House Trails and Stories
Satterlee Street and Hylan Boulevard (in Conference House Park), Staten Island
3:00 pm–7:00 pm

Movies Under the Stars: SHOCKTOBERFEST – Twitches (2005)
Hancock Playground (in John Hancock Playground), Brooklyn
6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Movies Under the Stars: Men In Black
Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
6:15 pm–8:00 pm

Candlelight Ghost Tours of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”
Merchant’s House Museum, Manhattan
6:30 pm–11:00 pm

Movies Under the Stars: Coco
Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park), Staten Island 
6:30 pm–8:30 pm

“Super Spooky” Candlelight Ghost Tour with a Paranormal Investigator
Merchant’s House Museum, Manhattan
10:30 pm–11:59 pm

Sunday, October 31

Halloween Boo Bash
Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall’s Island Park), Manhattan 
12:00 pm–3:00 pm

Halloween Discovery Hike and Craft
Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Chant Macabre: Songs from the Crypt
Merchant’s House Museum, Manhattan
6:00 pm–7:15 pm

Other Items:

Blood Manor:

NYC’s Premier Haunted Attraction

Taking place on select days through October 2021


Wyckoff Farmhouse

Annual Fun For Kids Halloween

Awaiting Date, if any

Featuring Haunted House Tours and Pumpkin Decorating

Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum
5816 Clarendon Road & Ralph Avenue






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