Here Are the Halloween Activities Families Can Still Enjoy in NYC this Year

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Halloween will undoubtedly look different this year for many of us. Many families are looking for alternatives to trick-or-treating due to the inability to avoid contact. While candy may not be handed out this year in many places, NYC is full of safe family options this Halloween. Many will require reservations and all require the proper COVID measures to be taken. Here are some Halloween activities that families can still enjoy in NYC this year.

2020 Halloween Activities NYC

Halloween on the FarmQueens County Farm Museum

Sat, October 31, 2020 – 11:00 am–5:00 pm

It’s a monster mash! Queens Farm is hosting this special admission day designed for kids and their grown-ups. Halloween on the Farm includes admission to the Amazing Maize Maze, hayrides, kids crafts at the Con Edison Ecology booth and trick-or-treating with the farm animals. This all-inclusive event is the finale of the fall season at Queens Farm. Who’s afraid of ghosts? Costumes are encouraged. Advance online tickets only. Tickets are $20 for this pay one price all-inclusive event.


Boo at the Zoo – Bronx Zoo

October 1st – November 1st

Our annual Halloween tradition is back at the Bronx Zoo. We have family-friendly activities and have taken all safety precautions for you to have a great experience. Come dressed in your Halloween best and enjoy!


Green Meadows Farm Brooklyn

Weekends Fall 2020: 10:00am – 5:00pm

BROOKLYN’S FALL FARM EVENT includes with your paid admission:

  • Hayrides
  • Pumpkin picking
  • Friendly farm animals**
  • Tractors for children to sit on
  • Bulldozers to operate
  • Haywagon slide
  • Giant tires
  • Bales of hay to climb


NYSoM and NYRP presents Halloween Fall Festival @ Sherman Creek

October 31st 1- 3:30pm @ Sherman Creek Park in Washington Heights

Groups of 5 people at a time will enter @ the 10th Ave entrance to Sherman Park and walk down The Haunted Path In The Heights into the Trick or Treat Village.

The Trick or Treat Village will have Halloween stations that everyone can visit and pick up goodies to get your Halloween trick or treating started!


Halloween Activities Not Quite in NYC… But Worth the Drive

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

October 2 – November 1

See thousands of jack o’lanterns night up the night at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Fall’s most spectacular tradition comes to Long Island. Touch Free. Limited Capacity. Safe Family Fun. Outdoors Only.


Hallowfest – Six Flag’s Great Adventure

Fridays from 5pm to various closing times and weekends from 2-10pm

It’s family-friendly thrills by day and spookier chills by night at Six Flags Hallowfest. Formerly Fright Fest, this seasonal celebration offers young visitors a chance to celebrate and trick-or-treat by daylight; at night, prepare for haunted trails and a spooky atmosphere.


Not interested in going out on Halloween? Try staying home for some Halloween movie fun! Check out what’s showing on 31 Nights of Halloween, Netflix Kids and Family, and Disney Plus!


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