What’s doing for Halloween

There’s lots going on for Halloween, starting this weekend. As usual, neighborhood storefronts will be handing out candy on Halloween day, Tuesday, Oct. 31, shortly after school gets out. And be sure to check out some spots on the outskirts: the folks at NYLO, for instance, are turning their lobby at 279 Church into a ‘haunted greenhouse’ and One White will have a dog costume contest.

Church Street School will host their annual Halloween Spooktacular celebration on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 11a to 2p at the school on White and Church. The day will include live musical performances from Church Street School students and up-and-coming NYC teen bands, an all ages costume contest, bagel brunch sponsored by Zucker’s Bagels and Copake Wine Works, fun photo opportunities, spooky art projects, sweet treats sponsored by Duane Park Patisserie, & more! Tickets are $15 per person.

The Friends of Washington Market Park will hold its two annual events: the Pumpkin Carving Contest on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 3 to 6p, and the Halloween Parade on Sunday, Sept. 29, starting at 1p from Greenwich and Beach. The parade will be led by The Queer Big Apple Marching Corps! See more info here.

Church Street School is sponsoring a lights-on tour of Blood Manor, the super scary haunted house installation at 359 Broadway, on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 3 to 5. Free candy and photo ops available. More info here.

Pump­kin Point, Gov­er­nors Island’s annu­al free pump­kin patch and fall fes­ti­val, returns to Nolan Park on the week­ends of Octo­ber 21 – 22 and Octo­ber 28 – 29, from 10am to 5pm. Vis­i­tors can pick out their own pump­kins (free with sug­gest­ed dona­tion); food ven­dors will be on-site both week­ends with fall-themed food and drink avail­able for purchase. NB: a lot of vis­i­tors are expect­ed, so leave extra time to board and ride the fer­ry. See the full schedule here.

The Ninth Annual Léman Manhattan Halloween Bash & Open House will take place on Saturday, October 28, from 10a to noon at 41 Broad. Activities include pumpkin decorating, a slime-making station, bubble shows, Halloween-themed crafts, fall treats and more! General Admission is $20 per family. This event is for children in Grade 2 and younger. Click here to RSVP.

The Friends of Bogardus Plaza will host a Book Nook Storytime on Oct. 29 at 10:30a. A storyteller will be reading Halloween themed stories and kids will then be invited to do a fall craft.

Seaport has brought back a large-scale pumpkin structure on the Heineken Riverdeck. The pumpkin frame will be up through the first week of November. The Seaport will also host Seaport Kids x Halloween Block Party on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11a to 1p at Fulton and Front. The Block Party will feature pumpkin decorating, a live pumpkin carving demonstration, face painting, ghoulish STEM activities and more. Plus local retailers will be participating with trick or treating during the Block Party.

Brookfield Place will host its annual Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 28, from noon to 3p. Bring your costume-clad kids for an afternoon of programming and trick-or-treating. See more here.