Halloween Event Hunting

As noted in my last article, Halloween is my favorite holiday. And this article, I will be discussing some of the fun family Halloween events in and around New York City that my family enjoys. Luckily, most of these festivities are also free or low-cost.

If you enjoy unique crafts and foods, a fun family event to try is the Meatpacking Harvest Festival. There are many things to try it this festival, such as crafts and yoga for kids, designing your own trick-or-treat bags, music, and different kinds of art. Though this event is free, there are some stations that do require a small fee.

While you are in the area, walk across the street from the Meatpacking Harvest Festival to the Haunted Highline. There, you can learn High Line history as you travel back in time. You will find the opportunity for trick-or-treating, live performances, music, dancing, ghosts, face painting, a photo booth, and more. This is a free event, but it is best to RSVP on the event page.

During Halloween weekend, Washington Market Park has their Halloween parade and party. This is the longest running event at the park and is a highlight for our family each year at Halloween. This event begins with a costume party for children leading into the park. Once at the park, there are several events including a bone dig in the sandbox and many other fun activities for children.

If you enjoy Halloween parades, you won’t want to miss the Village Halloween parade. This is a spooky procession each Halloween that travels through Greenwich Village streets with all sorts of ghosts and ghouls. It is mandatory to be in cost to join this parade. The parade is a bit scary, though, so it is not suggested for smaller children.

Hopefully, you now have a great idea of things to do to celebrate Halloween with your family in New York City. There is so much the city has to offer.