You will frightened to hear how many things there are to do with children in and around Lower Manhattan in the days leading up to Halloween.
Start this evening with Halloween Teen Night at the Whitney Museum (99 Gansevoort Street, near West Street), where music, dancing, costume making, tarot card readings, and snacks are all on the agenda.
Admission is free for teens. Refreshments and art materials will be provided. (For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Tomorrow (Saturday, October 27) at 11:00 am, the
Battery Park City Authority will host Story Pirates in Rockefeller Park.
Then cruise over to the Westfield World Trade Center shopping complex, where Trick-or-Treat for Unicef (in the Oculus) runs from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
And Brookfield Place invites kids and parents to the Halloween Bash (in the Winter Garden) from noon to 3:00 pm.
Toddlers looking for a more educational fright-fest might consider the Bubbles Spooky Halloween Bash at the Learning Experience/Battery Park(28 Washington Street) from 10:30 am through 1:00 pm
Or the “How to Scare a Ghost” event at Barnes & Noble/Tribeca (97 Warren Street).
And those seeking cultural uplift should pencil in both the Halloween Spooktacular at the Church Street School for Music & Art (41 White Street), 11:00 am until 3:00 pm, and the Dia de los Muertos Festival, at the National Museum of the American Indian (One Bowling Green), from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
On Governors Island (catch the ferry at the Battery Maritime Building, there will be Pumpkin Picking at Pumpkin Point, from 10:00 am through 5:00 pm, and Trick-or-Treating (also at Pumpkin Point) from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.
After returning to Lower Manhattan, round out the day with a Pumpkin Carving Contest at Washington Market Park (corner of Greenwich and Chambers Streets), from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.
On Sunday (October 28), Pumpkin Picking on Governors Island continues from 10:00 am through 5:00 pm.
On Battery Park City’s Esplanade, there will be the annual costumed Puppy Parade from noon through 2:00 pm.
In the mid-afternoon, check out the Halloween Parade and Party at Washington Market Park, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.