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Harlem Halloween Fun Friends and Family Style

Updated: Aug 17, 2021

Harlem has Halloween fun for the whole family this October. Go all out! Dress up the kids to be as cute or as scary as they want, even include the pups. Free to nearly free events are open to the public from the east side to the west side. Classic face painting, costumes parade, and trick or treating are just some of the activities on the agenda.

Halloween Bash

It’s fun to be at the Y-M-C-A during the Halloween Bash in Harlem. You’ll find plenty of spooktacular activities and of course, plenty of tricks, treats, music and family fun will be available for everyone.

Address: Harlem YMCA, 180 West 135th Street

Date: October 26, 2019; 5pm-8pm

Cost: $5

NYSoM Halloween Havoc 2019

Have you ever been to a ghoultastic Halloween experience? Whether the answer is “yes” or “no,” head to NYSoM Halloween Havoc for a truly ghoultastic event for the whole family. Discover the Transylvania Activity Village for free pumpkin painting & slime making. Dr. Killjoy’s Sanatorium (haunted house) will features horror icons Michael Myers, Pennywise, Freddy Krueger & more. Enter if you dare.

Address: East Harlem Tutorial Program, 2050 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10029

Date: October 26, 2019; 2pm-6pm

Cost: Free

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Halloween Family Fun at the Farmers Market

Bring the kids to the Morningside Park Farmers Market for pumpkin painting, trick-or-treating and a costume parade. Also pick up some fresh items from the regular vendors at the Farmers Market.

Address: Down to Earth Morningside Park Farmers Market, 237-331 Manhattan Avenue, New York, NY 10026

Date: October 26th, 2019; 10am-1pm

Cost: Free

Halloween Pet Costume Party

Celebrate Halloween with us and your best friend; your pet! Dress up with your pet in your best Halloween costumes and take pictures in their photo booth, pick a pumpkin, dance to music and more!

Address: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, 85 Bradhurst Ave

Date: October 26, 2019; 12:30-pm-2:30pm

Cost: Free

Halloween at the Museum

Enjoy a day of mysterious stories, a pumpkin patch, costume making and slime library. The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus will put on a spooktacular 45-minute Vampire Variety Show with Count Keith.Participate in the Heather Hart’s exhibition, The Oracle of Amplitude, for a hands-on circus workshop. Play and try variations of the acts you see in the show!

Address: Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 Saint Nicholas Avenue

Date: October 27, 2019; 10:00am-5pm

Cost: Adults $10; Kids over 8 & seniors $4; Kids under 8 FREE

Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla 2019

Bring the whole family and celebrate Halloween in Central Park! Enjoy pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, spooky stories, a costume parade, a festive pumpkin patch, and the Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meet at twilight.

Schedule of Events:

4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Pumpkin Drop Off*

Pumpkin Carving by Hugh McMahon

Halloween Crafts

Spooky Stories

Festive Pumpkin Patch*

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Halloween Costume Parade

6:30 p.m. – Pumpkin Flotilla Launch

7:00 p.m. – Event Ends

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park Accessible

110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue

Date: October 30, 2019; 4pm-7pm

Cost: Free

*IMPORTANT* Learn about the Pumpkin Flotilla Guidelines:

Harlem Grown’s Halloween Festival

We love spooky, wholesome fun! Get creative with face painting, creating wicked arts and crafts, eating candied apples, discovering a haunted house, and more! This is a public event open to all ages of the Harlem community.

Location: Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm, 118 W 134 Street

Date: October 31, 2019; 3pm-6pm

Cost: Free

BioBus Afterschool Science Hour: Halloween Party

Trick or treat? More like science and treats! Stop at the BioBase Harlem community laboratory on your trick-or-treat route! Children, families, and afterschool programs invited to explore using research microscopes in our community laboratory on Halloween! Get ready for candy and spook-tacular science!

Address: Columbia Zuckerman Institute, 3227 Broadway

Date: October 31, 2019; 3pm-6pm

Cost: Free


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