NYC Kids Weekend Events: Oct. 29-31

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Let’s get spooky! Gather up your tiny, costumed ghouls and goblins and get ready to strut your stuff this Halloween weekend.  This Halloween block party is always a good time, this parade through DUMBO features live music, and this Dia De Los Muertos workshop lets you honor those special to you. There’s also plenty of other chances for candy, costumes, and crafts, too. Scroll down for more of our top event picks!

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Wonderful Webs and Spectacular Spiders

Weave, wrap, and warp yarn and string to help build a spiderweb installation in the Inside Art exhibit. Then head over to PlayWorks to create a creepy little friend that can crawl up walls. Event Details.


Scary fun awaits at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester! Get into the Halloween spirit with all types of spooky activities. Event Details.

Playday Halloween Party

Head to Playday dressed in your Halloween finest and be ready for some themed art projects and a dance party! Event Details.

Making a Halloween Haunted House

From frosted candy corn roofs to gummy windowpanes, you and your creative chef will love the endless decorating options as you work together to design and decorate your very own gingerbread house masterpiece. Event Details.

Dia De Los Muertos

Celebrate this special Mexican cultural holiday as you explore nicho boxes, small shadow boxes filled with meaning and purpose that honor a lost loved one. Decorate your box with objects and found natural materials. Event Details.

Pumpkin Face Treats

Have a delicious Halloween with The Creative Kitchen! Use a variety of decorative and healthy ingredients to design your own funny pumpkin face. Families receive portioned ingredients to make-and-take their recipes home. Event Details.


Parade through DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Park en route to the Dumbo Archway, led by live music and puppets, participate in hands-on arts & crafts, then grab your pumpkin bucket: the DUMBO BID sponsors storefront trick-or-treating for the little ones. Event Details.

Spooky Bazaar Halloween Special

Expect to be greeted by creepy crawly and ghostly decorations and explore the 120+ spooky vendors – many in costume! There will of course be a fantastic selection of scary sweet treats from artisanal food vendors. Event Details.

23rd Annual Dog Costume Contest

The costumes get pretty outrageous at this annual event, and winners will get the Great Pupkin rosettes and bragging rights. You can come to watch the madness, or even enter your dog (or dogs) into the contest at $12 per dog. Event Details.


BAM’s Halloween block party is back on the streets of Brooklyn! Start your trick-or-treating off right at this free outdoor festival, featuring candy giveaways, carnival games, arts and crafts, a costume contest, and more. Event Details.


There are tons more events on our calendar – be sure to check them out all week long!


–  Jesseca Stenson


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