It’s pumpkin power! Meander through an 18th century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display -- all made of jack o’ lanterns! Wander along our main street Pumpkin Promenade and stroll across the Pumpkin Zee Bridge. You will discover an awe-inspiring jack o’lantern Statue of Library rising high in the sky!6:30.
The farm is the perfect place to purchase fresh produce and local food products from more than 20 vendors, every Sunday through October.9:30am–2:30pm.
Add fun to the spooky season by visiting the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Eye popping pumpkins, spooky scarecrows and plenty of family fun make this a superior seasonal outdoor outing! There are guided activities for kids including a puppet playhouse. And on weekends there are live animal demonstrations of the season’s creepy critters, including bats, reptiles and more.10am–5:30pm.
There are two new exciting experiences to be had at the Bronx Zoo, and both are part of the Treetop Adventure Program. One experience - called Climb - is an aerial adventure course consisting of rope bridges, rope walks, ladders, wobbly bridges and swinging elements. There are various levels of difficulty. The other adventure offered is Zipline, allowing guests to zip across the Bronx River 50 feet …Appointments between 10am–5pm.
The creatively landscaped and meticulously maintained garden on the grounds of the PepsiCo campus are the site of a wonderful collection of the works of major twentieth century artists. After being closed for renovations, this beautiful Sculpture Garden is once again open to the public!10am–4pm.
The Aquarium is featuring a new exhibit featuring a rescued baby loggerhead sea turtle, who will be followed through its first year of life, before being released into the ocean next fall.10am–6pm.
Guides authentically dressed in 1800s garb lead tours around this elegant estate, which was the home of noted author Washington Irving. The mansion, as well as the beautiful grounds featuring a view of the Hudson River, make for a wonderful afternoon of exploring and history.10am–3:30pm.
The Museum’s outdoor Nature Play Area opens for the season today. Come celebrate with special opening day activities and enjoy this unique play area. Grasshopper Grove is open Saturdays and Sundays through mid-November.10am–4pm.
Kids in costume are admitted free on the two weekends leading up to Halloween (when accompanied by a paying adult). These days feature special Halloween activities throughout the Aquarium, including face painting, roaming entertainers and ghoulish decorations.10am–6pm.
The Aquarium has a newly expanded exhibit space for its jellyfish - some of the most-strangely beautiful and painfully dangerous creatures of the sea. This new exhibit educates and fascinates visitors in a bigger space, offering a better look at moon jellies and brown sea nettles, as well as the giant Pacific octopus.10am–6pm.
Join Family Art Project Storyteller Rama Mandel for tales about special spiders, including the Itsy Bitsy Spider and Anansi the spider, the great folk hero and mischief maker. Costume yourself in a web of mesh tulle and, with the twisty artistry of pipe cleaners and bits of black felt and yarn, welcome lots of little spiders. Sunday is Spider Day!10am–1pm.
A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester during Brick-or-Treat. Little ghosts and mummies can experience Halloween every weekend in October with spooktacular activities sure to please the entire family. Wear your Halloween costume and receive $5 off admission.10 am to 7pm.
From May to November, Stone Barns requires the purchase of a one-day admission ticket on weekends. This allows visitors to participate in seasonal, hands-on activities, and drop in tours. Admission is free during the week, although there is a charge for certain weekday events. Check website for full schedule.10am–5pm.
The classic mansion tour of Lyndhurst takes a holiday twist, with the majestic home decorated for Halloween. Special seasonal decorations and Gothic Revival furniture are on display only in October.10am–4pm.
Over 300 scarecrows are decorated and arrayed along the entry to Lyndhurst as part of the Mansion’s annual celebration of Halloween season. There are other spooky decorations as well as the natural beauty of the changing leaves on the grounds.10am–5pm.
During October, Washington Irving’s home showcases many objects related to his classic Halloween story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Visitors can enjoy a shadow puppet performance of this famous story, and experience one of Irving’s spooky stories on a walk through the woods10:30am–3:30pm.
Visitors to the Manor tour the 300 year-old house, participate in hands-on activities of the 19th century, see the working gristmill and learn about the day-to-day lives of the Manor’s former inhabitants. Guests take guided, timed tours.Timed tours begin at 10:30am.
Have some spooktacular nature-themed family fun. Kids sharpen their observational skills as they search for scary artifacts on the Halloween trail. A prize is given to those who find all the bones and skulls on the lists. Then visitors go to the Creepy Crawly room for Halloween crafts.11am–3pm.
The South Street Seaport Museum has a new exhibition, "Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners." The exhibit features ship models, artifacts and memorabilia from ocean liners, giving visitors an in-depth look at the dramatic differences between ship travel for millionaires in First Class and immigrants in Third Class.11am–5pm.
It’s back!: The annual tradition has upped its spook factor with a revamped Haunted Forest, complete with lurking, crawling and flying creepies; a halloween hayride, with scarecrows, snakes and spikers -oh my! and a special halloween nature hike.Noon to 4 pm.
"Objects Out Loud," is a stunning new exhibit at the Museum, combining the works of two contemporary artists, Nick Cave and Arman. This exhibition includes 20 works of sculpture, film and photography. Both artists’ works are bold and full of symbolic meaning and social commentary.Noon–5pm.
Celebrate the spookiest weekend of the year with activities for the whole family. Make your own monster masks, go on haunted tours of the galleries and trick or treat in your costume!Noon–5pm.
A spooktacular afternoon including harvest hayrides, crafts, story time, cool critters and candy. Come in costume for a fun Halloween experience. Kids under 12 who come in costume are free (accompanied by a paying adult).Noon–3pm.
In honor of Halloween, take a spooky afternoon hike at the reservation. Join that naturalist for a fun outdoor experience, loaded with creepy stories to give you goosebumps.1pm.
Join in for a kid-friendly scavenger hunt to celebrate Halloween. Come in costume for extra fun!1 and 3pm.
Halloween portrays our humble spiders as malevolent and deadly creatures yet most are perfectly harmless to humans. Beef up your arachnid I.Q. with local entomologist Lawrence Forcella and observe a collection of live and preserved spiders, from delicate orb-weavers to hairy, hulking tarantulas. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.1 pm to 3p m.
Put on your Halloween costume and head to the farm to trick or treat with your favorite animals. Follow the paths to specially marked stations to find toys and candy - including nut free options. Bring your own bag or bucket for all the spooky treats.1–3pm.
Celebrate all things creepy and crawly at this fun, annual Ick Fest. After the squeaky clean trick-or-treating on Heckscher Farm, the Center’s Halloween celebration takes a slimy turn when kids visits with snakes, tarantulas and lizards. Play at the slime table, making crafts featuring bats and spiders and take an icky Scavenger Hunt.1–4pm.
Tours of this historic site begin for the season on April 1. This lovely but unassuming country church has a stained glass window by Henri Matisse (his last work of art) and nine windows created by Marc Chagall. These glorious windows are on display for visitors. Tours are subject to congregation activities; call for daily schedule.2–5pm.