The biggest Halloween event is the parade in Greenwich Village. It begins at 7 pm on Wednesday, October 31st. More information here:
(Please note that the parade is primarily aimed at adults, not children. Children will be there, especially older ones, but you should research the parade first and decide if it’s right for your family).
There is also traditionally a children’s costume parade in Washington Square park on Halloween afternoon — nothing is up on the website yet, but here is a link:
**Here are some events in the weeks leading up to Halloween**
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is screening the 1922 silent film “Nosferatu” accompanied by music from the cathedral organ. The film is followed by a parade of ghouls (puppets) down the length of the nave. Performances at 7 pm and 10 pm on Friday 10/26.
The cathedral will have Halloween-themed “Crypt Crawls” tours throughout the day on Friday 10/26 and Saturday 10/27.
There will also be a “Gotham Gargoyles” workshop for children on Saturday 10/27
More information on the programs here:
Halloween party at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) from 2-6 pm on Saturday, October 27th:
Merchant’s House Museum is offering Candlelight Ghost Tours from Friday 10/19 through Tuesday 10/30. It has other Halloween events throughout the month. More information on both can be found here:
Mount Vernon Museum hosted Halloween Murder Mystery nights in late October last year…nothing on their website yet, but hopefully soon!
Please keep adding to this thread with more Halloween fun for both adults and children! :)