UPDATE: What’s doing for Halloween?

I ran this at the start of the month, but have added a few more events below…

Washington Market Park is scaling back its Halloween events this year again out of virus precautions. But there’s still some fun to be had. And as with last year, some storefronts will be handing out candy I am sure on Halloween day, which this year is on Sunday.

Plus I checked in with some of the usual suspects among the storefronts — Duane Park Patisserie, Lance Lappin, Boomerang — and they are preparing to receive spooky guests starting at 2ish. (There’s a newbie on the scene too: the folks at One White Street got in touch to say they will have “tricked” out their curbside shed for kids on Halloween day.)

Church Street School for Music and Art will hold its annual Spooktacular from 11a to 2p. Admission is $15. There will be a Halloween fashion show, live music, a bagel brunch and lots more. Get tickets here. 

OCT. 26 – OCT. 31
Brookfield Place will host an interactive installation by Gabe BC called Memento Mori, larger than life skeletons transforming the Wintergarden.

WMP 7th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest
This year’s event will be judged inhouse with no awards ceremony, but there will be trophies! Drop off your carved pumpkin at the park between noon and 2p. The pumpkins will be displayed in the patch along the Greenwich Street fence just south of the entrance for the afternoon. Pumpkins will be judged in five categories: cutest, funniest, most realistic, most creative and scariest. Winners will be announced via the park’s Instagram at around 2:30p. (As always, Tribecan Liz Reitman and her team at Reitdesign get the credit for the awesome posters.)

Teardrop Park
Campfire Stories & Songs with Suzi Shelton
Cozy up to a campfire for stories and singalongs with family and friends featuring award-winning NYC singer/songwriter Suzi Shelton. Munch on a yummy snack, and take part in a fun art project! Shelton has four solo albums under her belt, and a popular livestream show called Sing with Suzi featuring special guests from around the globe.

Halloween Block Party at Children’s Museum of the arts
Spring Street Park, noon to 4p
Children will have the opportunity to create artwork that will decorate the CMA Halloween Float, which will debut in the Village Halloween Parade. The free event will have spooky ornament and magic wand making, DIY tombstones, haunted house monoprinting, werewolf face-painting, creative workshops, and a costume catwalk for children to show off their creativity. Children will collaborate with CMA’s very own Artists-In-Residence—who designed the float.

WMP Annual Parade (no party part this year)
Starts at 1p at Citi Bank plaza at Greenwich and Beach
The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Marching Corps will as always lead the parade and will perform at the park afterwards for a short stint. And I will note, those guys are the #1 best!

Halloween at the Seaport
Saturday only 11a to 6p: Hester Street Fair with vintage, gifts, food, music—and a costume contest for the grownups.
Saturday & Sunday noon to 5p: Trick or Treating at Fulton Street businesses plus a live DJ on the stage
Saturday & Sunday noon to 4p: Pumpkin Painting with the South Street Seaport Museum at Pier 16

Village Halloween Parade
Spring and Sixth Avenue, 7p
The Village Halloween Parade, started in 1973 by Greenwich Village puppeteer Ralph Lee, is the world’s largest Halloween parade and the only nighttime parade in New York City. It now under the direction of Jeanne Fleming and has a shorter route — it ends at 16th Street. It is of course free to watch the parade, but they now have VIP tickets where you can skip the line and march with a band for $100.




  1. Not in Tribeca but South Street Seaport has trick or treat on Halloween weekend.


    • Thanks, I added to post.

      • such wonderful events. Just watch your kids. 4 sex offenders living at the Raddison Hotel 52 William street. Everyone living downtown should know about it. Parents with young ones should be fighting this to make our downtown neighborhoods safe again.

        • I waited to publish this comment until I could confirm and yes, there are four registered sex offenders at 52 William. You can see the list here on the state’s registry.

          • Thanks to the vigilance and effort of neighborhood schools, the City has relocated the sex offenders from 52 William.

          • They are still living there. There was just an article published In the New York Post regarding the sex offenders, one rapist living at the Radisson. Very Sad. If you want a change do not vote for Eric Adams. That is all I can say. He will be the same as DeBlasio.

          • NATIVE

            NYC under DeBlasio is safer than 1970-2013 NYC & 93 on NYC has been safer than 1970-93. Dinkins hired more cops before Giuliani did & Giuliani/NYC benefitted from a booming economy spurred on by a Democratic presidential administration (Clinton turned a Reagan-Bush 1 deficit into a surplus wiped out by Bush 2 – deal with it.)

            Crime has gone up but the stats are still far below 1998 & 2001.

            Stop with the fearmongering.

            Sliwa is a clown who wants to be a cop but never became one & his pseudo-police were thugs. Adams is a serious man who actually was a cop.

  2. I still can’t believe it is almost Halloween.

  3. It’s unfortunate we just received news of sex offenders living at 52 William.
    With so many kid friendly activities about to take place please be extra diligent.