Ghost Tours & Pumpkins
Downtown is full of family-friendly local Halloween events this week
The Big Quiz Thing Halloween
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street
Oct. 29, 6:30pm
From the NYC Media hit game show, the Big Quiz Thing brings its multimedia trivia spectacular back to Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street). Quizmaster Noah Tarnow and DJ EdP, present five rounds of NYC's most beloved live quiz action, with Halloween-themed video and audio puzzles, the Lightning Round, the Text Message Challenge, the Buzzertastic Three Way Finale, and the best trivia questions anywhere. Plus, there's hope for the non-geeky, since you get points for funny answers. There will also be a live magic performance, short films.
Merchant's House Museum
29 East Fourth Street
From Parlor to Grave: 1865 Funeral Reenactment and Graveyard Procession
Oct. 27, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
In the 19th century, death and funerals took place at home. Join us in the Museum's double parlors as we recreate the 1865 funeral service of Seabury Tredwell and discuss the funerary customs of 19th century New York City. After the service, mourners follow the coffin to the nearby New York City Marble Cemetery ? rarely open to the public ? for the graveside service and cemetery talk. 19th century mourning attire encouraged.
Candlelight Ghost Tours
Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died and hear the newest tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.
6 p.m. (includes 4th floor Servants' Quarters) $40; 6:30, 7, 7:30 p.m. $25; 8, 8:30, 9 p.m. $30; 9:30 p.m. (includes 4th floor Servants' Quarters) $40;
Tales of the Supernatural: Horror on Hallowe'en
Thursday, October 31, Performances at 7 & 8:30 p.m
Dramatic readings from 19th century Gothic literature and true ghost stories as reported by visitors of the Merchant's House through the years told in the Museum's parlors set for a Victorian funeral.
Screamin' Green Halloween
Battery Park City Winter Garden and Waterfront Plaza, 220 Vesey Street
Oct. 27 noon-3pm
The event will offer activities for families like bobbing for apples . There will be other art projects, spooky story telling, a costume swap, puppeteers, and a Ghosts & Goblins Parade around Battery Park City led by a marching band at 3pm.
Fishbridge Park Halloween Parade
Dover Street between Water Street and Pearl Street
Oct. 31, 6pm
Kids and Parents will meet in a spookily-decorated park and parade around the Seaport neighborhood getting treats.
Washington Market Park Halloween Parade and Party
Chambers and Greenwich Streets
The costume parade will lead to games and arts and crafts in the park, including a lie concert.
Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade
Tompkins Square Park Dog Run, 9th Street between Avenues A and B
Bring your dressed up doggies and register to compete for prizes, get free dog treats, and maybe adopt another furry friend.
Haunted High Line Halloween
Tenth Avenue between 14th and 17th Streets
A giant ghost train, haunted tunnel, and trick or treating awaits!
Gansevoort Plaza, Gansevoort Street and Ninth Avenue
Enjoy treats from local restaurants, face painting, storytelling, live music, and arts and crafts.
74 Trinity Place between Rector and Thames Streets
There will be trick-or-treating in the church graveyard and a screening of the original silent 1920's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, accompanied by organ, in the church at 6pm.
Citibabes Halloween Spooktacular
52 Mercer Street, between Broome and Grand Streets, 3rd Floor
Music, spooky storytime, cupcake decorating, crafts, face painting and a professional photographer will be on hand to welcome little ones.
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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