Ah! The holidays are around the corner and I’m still trying to figure out how they’re going to unfold for our family. We want to partake in our yearly traditions but we are very much still concerned about Covid-19, and keeping our community safe. Halloween is this weekend and I know many families around the country are asking themselves if they’ll trick or treat! With cases on the rise again, it’s incredibly important we manage these special occasions with the outmost of caution. Many NYC annual halloween fairs and festivals are cancelled, but businesses are adjusting to the times, to provide festive fun safely for families of all ages. I hope this list of halloween fun can help NYC readers in making the right decision for their families this weekend.
Wishing you all a spooky fun halloween!
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is reopening its doors this weekend after being closed since March. Offering activites like costume contests, mask making, halloween themed animal adventures, print making, trick or treating, and so much more. Don’t forget to check out the new Oyster City exhibit, featuring this underwater superstar! On Sunday November 1st, BCM will also be hosting a special Dia de los Muertos festival.
Brookfield Place is hosting their annual halloween bash! In efforts of keeping everyone safe, this event has gone virtual. Join in virtually from 10:30am-12:40pm this Halloween for all the fun. Dress up in your favorite costume and enjoy a special sing along, children’s cooking class, a magic show, and more This is a great halloween activity for a safe holiday.
Head on over to downtowns Pier 17 for the ultimate family halloween photo op! Pier 17 has installed a temporary pumpkin arch with backdrops to the best skyline in the world. This makes for a quick festive activity while grabbing a meal by the water.
Cross state lines across the water, and enjoy “Spooky Season” at Liberty Science Center. Enjoy spooky science exhibits like their fan favorite spider web maze, the “Face Your Fears Path, creepy crawly live animal shows, a halloween lazer show, and so much more. This makes for both a fun and education halloween!
Both the Bronx Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo are hosting Boo at the Zoo! This is the perfect event for children of all ages! The Bronx Zoo will have special events like pumpkin carvings, scavenger hunts, candy trails and more . Don’t forget to bring your costumes for animal encounters and Halloween themed educational activities. While the Prospect Park Zoo is hosting Halloween themed game and crafts! They will also be featuring a unique bat encounter for this special Halloween day!
Visit the CAMP store at Hudson Yards for an exclusive trick or treat experience. Join this mysterious adventure for the ultimate halloween fun. CAMP is hosting a special one of a kind scavenger hunt throughout the Hudson Yard shops. Trick or Treaters will be given a special map, bad of candy, and mystery code, with discovering hidden doors and passage ways.
A music class is a great way to for the smaller littles in our lives to join in on all the holiday fun. Head over to Treasure Trunk Theatre’s outdoor halloween sing along. With fun songs and games, all your babes celebrating their first or second halloweens can make it a memorable one.