There are several upcoming local events — including some new ones — to celebrate Halloween. So put on your Donald Trump costume and get out there!
Oct. 25: 10 a.m. until 5: PS 166 on 89th street between Amsterdam and Columbus is hosting its Creepy Crawly Fall Fest.
Oct. 25, 3:30 p.m.: Central Park hosts the annual pumpkin parade and flotilla at the Charles Dana Discovery Center at the North end of the park. More here.
Oct. 30-Nov. 5 Scary Movies A horror film fest at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. More here.
Oct. 30, 7 and 10 p.m. Halloween Extravaganza at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on 112th and Amsterdam. A spectacular parade of massive puppets through the historic church. “With organist Timothy Brumfield playing the Great Organ to accompany this year’s screening of F.W. Murneau’s silent classic Nosferatu (1922) and the procession of Ralph Lee and the Mettawee River Theater Company’s ghosts and ghouls, Halloween at the Cathedral will be infused with new energy.” More here.
Oct. 31, 11 a.m. Symphony Space has a concert by Leaping Lizards — “the first and only New Orleans music band just for kids!” More here.
Oct. 31, 2 p.m.: Museum of Natural History: The museum hosts trick or treating inside its halls. $14 per person. More here.
Oct. 31, 3:45 p.m. Hippo Halloween Parade. Meet at the Soldiers’ & Sailors Monument
Riverside Drive & West 89th Street. More here.
Oct. 31, all day starting at 11 a.m.: Lincoln Center is now hosting a new free kids’ event that involves entertainment and trick-or-treating. Here’s the full release:
Costumed kids will fill Lincoln Center’s plazas, parks, and halls at the first annual LC Trick-Or-Treat, which is part of the newly expanded LC Kids program. This festive Halloween celebration will feature trick-or-treating around the campus, a special reading by R.L. Stine, beloved author of the Goosebumps series, and Marc Brown, renowned creator of Arthur, of their new book The Little Shop of Monsters, a parade to live music by Jazz at Lincoln Center ensemble Sammy Miller and the Congregation, performers from Big Apple Circus, and activities in the David Rubenstein Atrium. The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present a free showing of Frankenstein the classic Hollywood horror movie in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Trick-or-Treat and activities – Trick-or-Treat stops around the campus and activities in the David Rubenstein Atrium (Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Sts.). Stops provided by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Big Apple Circus, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, and The Children’s Museum of Manhattan.
Recommended for all ages.
The David Rubenstein Atrium will be closed to the public from 12:30 pm until 1:00 pm.
12:00 pm Costume Parade – Jazz at Lincoln Center ensemble Sammy Miller and the Congregation, along with a Big Apple Circus stilt walker, will lead a Costume Parade around the iconic Revson Fountain on Josie Robertson Plaza (Broadway & 64th St.).
Recommended for all ages.
1:00 pm LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium – Join R.L. Stine, beloved author of the Goosebumps series, and Marc Brown, renowned creator of Arthur, as they celebrate Halloween at Lincoln Center in this kick-off to the LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium series in partnership with Little, Brown and Company. Stine and Brown will read and sign their new book The Little Shop of Monsters (on sale August 25, 2015; Ages 3-6; $17.00). The authors will discuss their collaboration and take families on a hilariously spooky (but not too scary) romp through “the best shop to buy a monster.” Replete with Stine’s signature sinister charm, readers are welcomed in to a monster store bursting with creations from the author’s famous imagination and detailed in Brown’s larger than life illustrations. A signing with both author and illustrator will follow. In the David Rubenstein Atrium (Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Sts.).
Recommended for ages 3 – 6.
LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium is FREE but seating is limited. For access, pick up a ticket at the Broadway entrance of the David Rubenstein Atrium (between 62nd and 63rd Streets) beginning at 11:00 on October 31. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis. LC Kids members at the $125 level and above can RSVP in advance for priority access. Join today at Kids.LincolnCenter.org/Join or on October 31 at the David Rubenstein Atrium.
Please be advised, the David Rubenstein Atrium will be closed to the public from 12:30 pm until 1:00 pm in preparation for Storytime at the Atrium. Those with tickets to this event will be asked to begin lining up on Broadway at 12:45 pm.
1:00 pm Film Screening – In conjunction with Lincoln Center’s campus-wide Halloween celebration for kids, Film Society of Lincoln Center offers a free screening of the 1931 monster movie classic, Frankenstein, which has gone down in cinema history for its iconic Boris Karloff performance, groundbreaking makeup, and, of course, the immortal line, “It’s alive!” The film will be shown at The Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater (144 West 65th St.). Also, Film Society of Lincoln Center will be offering free popcorn from Indie Food & Wine for this screening.
Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Complimentary tickets will be distributed at the box office one hour prior to the event on a first come, first served basis. One ticket per person, and please note the line may form earlier.