New York City is the world’s largest playground, especially on Halloween. There are thousands of spooktacular things to do throughout the city that is sure to spice up anyone’s holiday. If kids and parents are looking to keep busy this Halloweekend, check out what’s happening in your neighborhood!
The Last Weekend of LIC Flea & Food
Since the spring, LIC Flea & Food has been bringing the best food, fashion, and fun to Long Island City. Halloween weekend is the last opportunity to check out the Flea before it closes up shop for the season.
Aside from checking out all of the usual wonders that LIC Flea has to offer, there will be a Halloween costume contest for kids and pets. You can also put your costume to good use by trick-or-treating throughout the market and taking pictures at the on-site photo booth.
When Mom and Dad need a break from toting their little monsters around, they can stop by the All Queens Beer Garden for a brew from one of several Queens breweries. To see the list of vendors and learn more about LIC Flea & Food, visit their website.
Kids Halloween Costume Party at the Z Hotel
If boozing and boo-ing at LIC Flea doesn’t fit into your schedule, be sure to check out the Kids Halloween Costume Party at the Z NYC Hotel. Kids from ages 2 through 11 can enjoy tons of Halloween games, pumpkin and face painting, and a full menu of kid-approved dishes.
The party starts Saturday, October 31st at 3 PM and will run until 5:30 PM. Tickets are only $5, but you’ll need to call in advance to reserve your spot. For more information, visit the Z NYC Hotel’s website.
Trick or Treat at TF Cornerstone
New York City kids have an advantage when it comes to trick-or-treating. With all of the apartment buildings throughout the city, there are thousands of places to get the best candy.
This year, residents of TF Cornerstone can stop by the front desk of any TFC building to pick up one of these super spooky Halloween giveaways! These monster bubbles will give your kids something fun and festive to do in between their sugar rushes.
Residents can also pick up one of these Trick-or-Treat door hangers. If you would like to invite your building’s trick-or-treaters to your door, just hang the “Trick-or-Treat” sign. If you won’t be home or don’t wish to participate, then don’t hang the sign.
We ask that trick-or-treaters please be respectful of their fellow tenants and only knock on the doors that proudly display the Trick-or Treat-sign!
THREE MORE THINGS: Adult-Friendly Halloween Haunts
You’re never too old to celebrate Halloween. However, if you feel a bit strange going trick or treating at your age, fear not. There are tons of great grown-up ways to celebrate Halloween this year.
K2 Friday Nights at the Rubin Museum: Night of the Living Dead
One of the greatest Halloween pastimes is staying in to watch scary movies while munching on a stash of candy. If you still want to satisfy your appetite for horror but don’t want to be stuck inside, check out the Rubin Museum in Chelsea.
As part of their K2 Friday Nights events, the museum will be screening the original 1968 version of Night of the Living Dead. You can also sip on spooky cocktails, like the Thirsty Ghost, while checking out some of the museum’s latest exhibits.
Tickets for the film screening are free for members of the Rubin Museum and just $10 for non-members. To buy tickets and learn more about the event, visit their website.
MoMa PS1 Halloween Ball
You’d be lying if you said you and your friends didn’t watch Michael Jackson’s Thriller music video a million times to learn the choreography before a big party. Now those (hopefully) perfected moves will come in handy at the MoMa PS1 Halloween Ball in Long Island City.
Those who were lucky enough to attend the Summer Warm Up this year have had a taste of what the MoMa PS1’s dance parties are like. Enjoy an evening of dancing, crazy costumes, live DJ sets and performances.
A select number of tickets are available for purchase at the door ($13 for MoMa PS1 members and $15 for non-members). To learn more, visit their website.
BLVD Wine Bar Halloween Discount
BLVD Wine Bar is not only a great date night destination; it’s also going to be a formally frightening Halloween hotspot. Come to BLVD in costume and receive any glass wine from their By-the-Glass menu for just $5. Whether you opt for a glass of champagne or an aged red, $5 is a scary good deal.
Halloween is the ultimate day for kids and kids-at-heart. However you decide to celebrate this year, have a safe and Happy Halloween!