Upper West Side Halloween Events and Trick or Treating Spots

Photo by Roberta Griff on 69th Street.

The Upper West Side goes big for Halloween. Here are some events and trick or treating spots.

Sunday October 28
The 87th Street dog run in Riverside Park is holding a special dog costume party and Halloween event. “We’ll have a costume contest, prizes, refreshments and professional pup-tography.”

Central Park Pumpkin Flotilla
The Central Park Conservancy will host its annual pumpkin flotilla at the Charles Dana Discovery Center near 110th and the Harlem Meer. “Enjoy pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, spooky stories, a costume parade, and most of all the Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight!” More here.

Monday, October 29
Frightdays at Bloomingdale Library
4 p.m.
“Share and listen to spooky stories with your friends, just in time for Halloween.” For teens. More here.

Tuesday, October 30
Frankenstein Birthday Bash at St. Agnes Library
4 p.m.
“Frankenstein is turning 200 years old! To celebrate, we’re throwing a monster celebration with treats, crafts, and groovy tunes. Don’t forget your costume!” For kids 4-7. More here.

Wednesday, October 31
Hippo Playground Parade
The parade will start at the Soldier’s and Sailors Monument at 89th and Riverside Drive and head to the playground below, where there will be muffins and musical performance by Esther Crow. More here.

St. Paul and St. Andrew Haunted Church
6 to 8 p.m.
The church at 86th and West End will have a kid-friendly haunted church and trick or treating. More here.

Trick or Treating
The following blocks tend to be blocked off for trick or treating, though it can get quite crowded.

West 69th Street between Broadway and Central Park West.

West 78th Street between Columbus & Amsterdam (we initially said 79th, incorrectly).

West 87th Street between West End and Riverside.

West 90th Street between Columbus and Central Park West.

West 95th Street between Columbus and Central Park West.

Let us know if we missed anything, and send photos to westsiderag at gmail dot com!

NEWS | 10 comments | permalink
    1. Emily Calamita says:

      Don’t you mean W. 78th St. between Columbus and Amsterdam?

    2. AM says:

      Thanks for sharing! They have signs up for 78th street (I think you meant 78th, not 79th)

    3. Madison says:

      Cook Travel (West 81st St. between Columbus and Amsterdam) will be participating in trick-or-treating this year.

    4. One West Sider says:

      79th Steeet between Columbus and Amsterdam absolutely does Trick or Treating in the lobbie as welll.

    5. Liz says:

      Does anyone know if the block party on 102 between west end and riverside is happening again this year? I havent seen any signs.

    6. Pam says:

      At what time does the trick or treating start at 95th street? Thanks!

    7. UWSMom says:

      Does anyone know what time does trick or treating start on the streets listed?

    8. dannyboy says:

      Ijust saw the Grim Reaper on Broadway!

      Turns out he’s a skinny, very tall teenage boy


    9. Cynthia Howells says:

      Please include the 102nd Street Block Association Halloween Party on your list next year! Its between West End and Riverside, and its the best party in the ‘hood!