Family Friendly Halloween Events in NYC

Earlier this week, we brought to you a few of the scariest haunted houses in New York City.  Now, call me old fashioned, but sometimes I think it’s nice to go to sleep at night without nightmares screaming through my mind.  Those haunted houses just aren’t for everyone (especially not anyone under 18) and that’s perfectly fine, because there are plenty of activities in NYC that are fun for the whole family:

Now that’s a big pumpkin!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Time Square Giant Pumpkin Carving

Ripley’s is known for its frantically fun yet simultaneously odd events, and this Halloween they are not going to disappoint.  On Thursday, October 25th, nationally recognized pumpkin carver Sean Fitzpatrick is going to be carving a pumpkin in their Odditorium.  A 1,400 pound pumpkin!  Stop by next week because seeing is believing.

Ghouls and Gourds at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

On Saturday, October 27th, head over to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden for a day full of performances, workshops and of course a costume parade.  Go to the Monocle, Mustache and Beard booth, or take part in the Spooky Plants workshop from noon-4, and then get ready for the costume parade and drum circle which begins a 4:30.  Kids under 12 get in free!

Tick-or-Treat at the Museum of Natural History

Register now to go and trick-or-treat at the American Museum of Natural History on October 31st.  Take your whole family to roam the halls of one of the greatest museums in the city for Halloween fun.  Spooky arts and crafts and live performances will fill the night for the little ones while you can rest assured that your children are going to be in a safe environment this Halloween.

Photo: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square

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