Trek the candy trail, take a ride on the Bug Carousel, and take in pumpkin carving demos at The Bronx Zoo's Boo at the Zoo. Photo by Ally Noel
Trek the candy trail, take a ride on the Bug Carousel, and take in pumpkin carving demos at The Bronx Zoo's Boo at the Zoo. Photo by Ally Noel

The Best Halloween Events for NYC Families in 2020

If you're wondering what Halloween in NYC is going to look like this fall, you're not alone. With so much uncertainty still floating around, and safety precautions in place, it's hard to know what the spookiest day of the year holds for NYC families. But fear not: Some of the city's annual haunts, like Boo at the Zoo, are happening, and we've got the low-down on all things Halloween including festivals, spooky walks, and even a virtual concert with kid-rocker Laurie Berkner.

So read on to and start planning out your Halloween festivities. We promise to add new events as we find them, so be sure to bookmark our Event Calendar and Halloween Fun Guide for more seasonal fun. Before heading out,  click through to our listings to confirm the final details and social distancing requirements, too. Keep in mind, popular events in NYC have a tendency to sell out, and with timed-entry tickets and crowd-size limits, advance planning is especially key for Halloween happenings in 2020. 

Places featured in this article:


Historic Richmond Town (call) (718) 351-1611 (map ) 441 Clarke Avenue New York, NY
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 4, 2021 - Sun Sep 5, 2021) Richmond County Fair

Queens County Farm Museum (call) (718) 347-3276 (map ) 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, NY 11004

Sherman Creek Park (map ) intersection Harlem River Dr., Dyckman St. and 10th Ave. New York, NY

Alley Pond Environmental Center (call) 718-229- 4000 (map ) 228-06 Northern Blvd. Queens, NY 11362

Prospect Park Zoo (call) 718) 965-8951 (map ) Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY 11217

Queens County Farm Museum (call) (718) 347-3276 (map ) 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Queens, NY

Private Picassos (call) 718-215-0589 (map ) 237 Fifth Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215

Alley Pond Environmental Center (call) 718-229- 4000 (map ) 228-06 Northern Blvd. Queens, NY 11362

Onderdonk House (call) 718.456.1776 (map ) 18-20 Flushing Avenue Queens, NY

Storybook Land (call) 609-646-0103 (map ) 6415 Black Horse Pike Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Six Flags Great Adventure (map ) 1 Six Flags Boulevard Jackson, NJ 08527

Van Cortlandt Manor (call) 914-366-6900 (map ) 525 South Riverside Ave. Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets (call) 845-928-4000 ext. 108 (map ) 498 Red Apple Court Central Valley, NY 10917

Facebook Live (map ) ,
Monuments Now
Socrates Sculpture Park - 9:00 AM
Reverberation
Brooklyn Bridge Park - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides