New York City has many Halloween options at which adults and children can have fun -- without candy.
Some of the events described below happen a couple of days before Halloween. But celebrating early may help you and your child get to bed on time on Monday.
Time: Noon to 6 p.m., rain or shine.
Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 900 Washington Ave.
Includes: Face painting, crafts, children's authors, stilt dancers, flying flea circus, music, children’s costume parade
Cost: Kids under 12 free. Adults $15. Seniors $10. Students 12+ with valid ID $10. Members free.
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Central Park Bandshell, Enter at 72nd Street
Includes: Childrens’ pumpkin patch, marionette performances, pumpkin decorating, obstacle course, live entertainment, New York giant pumpkin weighing 1,436 pounds.
3. Candlelight Ghost Tour – not recommend for young children
Date: Thursday through Saturday
Time: Every half hour from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Merchant’s House Museum at 29 E. 4th St.
Includes: 45-minute tour of four-story haunted house.
Cost: $25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; $30 from 8-9 p.m.; $40, including servants quarters, at 9:30 p.m.
4. Haunted-House Maze – for kids 14 and under
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Recreation Center Fifty-Four at 348 E. 54th Street in Manhattan
Includes: Halloween-themed station stops in a haunted-house maze; Goodie bags
Time: 4 to 7 p.m.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center in Thomas Jefferson Park at First Avenue and FDR Drive
Includes: Pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, fitness sessions; transformations by Agostino Arts
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