Ghost Tours & Pumpkins
The Upper East Side is full of family-friendly local Halloween events this week
Kids these days get more than one night to celebrate Halloween. We've compiled a list of all the Upper East Side events for little ones - and for adults - to don costumes and up their sugar intake as they herald in the spooky holiday.
Upper East Side & Battery Park City
FREE but online RSVP required
555 East 90th Street between York and East End Avenues
212 North End Avenue between Warren and Murray Streets
Treats, Zombie Freeze Tag, and other delights await.
Divalysscious Moms Halloween Spooktacular
Dylan's Candy Bar 1011 Third Ave, at 60th Street
3 months-4 years.
RSVP required at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pumpkin carving, treat bag decorating, and dancing!
Central Park Pumpkin Fest
Central Park Bandshell, enter at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue
October 26 11am-3pm
FREE Kids can enjoy the pumpkin patch while they listen to live music and catch performances from the Big Apple Circus. There will be pumpkin decorating, Quidditch, and other games, as well as a haunted house.
Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail
Central Park, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center enter at E 110th St and Fifth Ave
A Halloween parade at dusk leads to music, dancing, arts and crafts, and finally, a big Jack-o'-lantern sail-off.
Halloween Murder Mystery
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden 421 E 61st St, between First and York Aves
Oct.25 - Sat Oct.26, 6:30pm and 7:30pm
Enter on a spooky journey to find out who was responsible for the unidentified skeleton discovered under the floorboards of the 1799 carriage house.
Trick or Treating: According to Mommy Poppins, 95th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues is the best block. DNAinfo sites East 78th Street as "an unofficial trick or treat strip," from 3rd Avenue up to Madison. La Maison du Chocolat (1018 Madison Ave. at East 78th Street) will hand out chocolate.
For parents who want to go out the weekend before:
Family Friendly Drop-Off Halloween Pajama Parties Project
Halloween themed parties, let the kids come celebrate in costume so parents can enjoy a night out. There are Halloween themed crafts, dessert, and games to play. Each child also receives a gift bag at the end of the night with some Halloween treats!
Date: Friday October 25th
Location: Kidville Upper West
466 Columbus Ave
Date: Saturday October 26th
Location: Citibabes Soho
52 Mercer St.
Date: Saturday November 2nd
Location: Playgarden Tribeca
95 Franklin St.
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