There will be both tricks and treats for Halloween celebrants of all ages throughout the weekend of October 29 and 30, as well as on the day itself. Battery Park City residents planning to escort little goblins on Monday (October 31), between 5:00 and 8:00 pm should begin browse www.BPCBlockParty.com/Halloween. That’s where lists of addresses and apartments numbers of friendly ghosts, willing to dispense candy, can be downloaded. (These lists will also be posted in the lobby of each building.)
There are also mysterious movies galore scheduled for this weekend. Battery Park City Parks will host a free outdoor screening of “Beetlejuice” on Friday (October 28), in Rockefeller Park, starting at 7:00 pm. For older ghouls, the Roxy Hotel (Two Avenue of the Americas near Franklin Street) will screen “The Witches” on Saturday (October 29) and “Nightmare on Elm Street” on Sunday (October 30). Both shows start at 9:30 pm and both are free. Also for mature necromancers, Pace University’s Schimmel Center (Three Spruce Street, between Nassau and Williams Streets) will screen the Rocky Horror Picture Show on Sunday (October 30) at 7:30 pm. Admission is priced at $12.
This afternoon (Friday, October 28), Asphalt Green (212 North End Avenue, near the corner of Murray Street) will host Halloween Screams, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Activities will include trick or treating and sports-related activities, such as a Spooktacular Soccer Shootout. The first 500 kids will receive a goody bag! The event is free, but optional donations (suggested: $20 per family) are welcome, and will benefit Asphalt Green’s free community programs and scholarships. For more information, please browse: asphaltgreen.org/screams
This evening, the Whitney Museum (99 Gansevoort Street, near the intersection of West and 14th Streets) is hosting Halloween Teen Night, from 5:00 through 7:30 pm. Teenagers are invited to join festivities that will include costume-making, art-making, and tarot card readings. Snacks and art materials provided. Admission is free and no R.S.V.P. is required. For more information, email email@example.com or browse whitney.org/Events/Halloween2016TeenEvent.
Tomorrow (Saturday, October 29), Brookfield Place will host its annual Halloween Party, from noon to 3:00 pm, in the Winter Garden. Kids will be invited to strut their stuff in a costume catwalk, be interviewed red carpet-style by emcees, and get piggy in a Halloween dance party. There will also be magic, science experiments, and a pumpkin carving demonstration, plus a sing-along. Other activities and performances are scheduled to include face painting, photo opportunities with a LEGO sculpture, costumed stilt walkers, puppets, and ghoulish GIF booths for tech-savvy imps. Admission is free.
On Sunday (October 30), the South Street Seaport will host Halloween at the Seaport (at 19 Fulton Street, near the corner of Front Street), from 11:00 am through 2:00 pm. Activities will include a Lego building workshop with Play-Well Teknologies, science and technology-based activities with the Pine Street School, and a concert by Ramblin’ Dan & the Freewheelin’ Band, plus games. This event (presented by FiDi Families and sponsored by the Howard Hughes Corporation and New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital) is free, but parents are asked not to bring strollers, because no space will be available to park them.
On Monday, Manhattan Youth will turn the Downtown Community Center (120 Warren Street, near the corner of West Street) into a Halloween headquarters, where kids in costume can trick or treat throughout the day. There will also be a treat for parents concerned about sugar rushes and dental bills: Manhattan Youth is partnering with Switch Witch and Mommie Nearest to trade the candy haul that kids accumulate. (The sweets are then donated to American military personnel serving overseas.)
Finally, if grandparents who live out of town insist on coming to see their little monsters in person, the Residence Inn by Marriott World Trade (170 Broadway, at the corner of Maiden Lane) is offering special discounted rates for this weekend. Please call 212-600-8900 for more information.Visit www.marriott.com/nycrl and enter “KPK” under corporate/promo codes when booking to receive this SPOOKtacular deal.