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Happauge Haunted House offers Family Fun Days for ‘Not So Scary’ Experience

Happauge Haunted House offers Family Fun Days for ‘Not So Scary’ Experience

Chamber of Horrors Haunted House in Happauge is offering Family Fun Days for a 'not so scary' experience for kids.

Rubie's Costume Company Now Featuring Free In-Store Attractions for Halloween

Rubie's Costume Company Now Featuring Free In-Store Attractions for Halloween

Rubie’s Costume Company is featuring new Halloween attractions at each of its locations.

Hottest Halloween Costumes for Kids this Year

Hottest Halloween Costumes for Kids this Year

The most popular halloween costumes for kids change each year. Find out which ones are trendy this year and get a jump start on shopping.

Top Activities for Kids in October in the NYC Region

Top Activities for Kids in October in the NYC Region

Whether you’re looking for kids’ activities right in your backyard or a day trip away, here are our favorite October family highlights.

A Haunted History of the Jack-O’-Lantern

A Haunted History of the Jack-O’-Lantern

Why do we carve scary faces into pumpkins on Halloween anyway?

Halloween Stores in the NYC Area

Halloween Stores in the NYC Area

Halloween is almost here! Be prepared with costumes and decorations by visiting one of these New York area Halloween shops.

How to Carve a Pumpkin

How to Carve a Pumpkin

Expert tips on how to get your pumpkin to put its best face forward

RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns Comes to Long Island & New Jersey

RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns Comes to Long Island & New Jersey

This fall, families can see amazing jack o’lantern displays when RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns makes its much-anticipated New Jersey debut and also returns to Long Island.

Local Farms to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Local Farms to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

One of the most beloved television specials of all time, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, is turning 50 this year, and farms across the country are set to celebrate the special anniversary this fall.

QUIZ: What Is Your Child's Ideal Halloween Costume?

QUIZ: What Is Your Child's Ideal Halloween Costume?

Instead of opting for the usual witch or vampire Halloween costume, consider dressing them up as one of these fun characters by taking our quiz.

Dentists Who Buy Back Halloween Candy

Dentists Who Buy Back Halloween Candy

These local dentists will buy your kids uneaten candy this Halloween. Spare cavities, make some money, and feel charitable knowing that most of the candy is then donated to troops overseas.

Celebrate Day of the Dead!

Celebrate Day of the Dead!

This traditional Mexican celebration, also known as Dia De Los Muertos, is happening in family-friendly ways all over town.

Marshmallow Recipes for Halloween

Marshmallow Recipes for Halloween

Katie Wyllie, author of Kids' Treats: 50 Easy, Extra-Special Snacks to Make with Your Little Ones, gives us the treat of three delicious recipes to make with marshmallows this Halloween.

Halloween for Kids: Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, and Pumpkin Activities in the NYC Area

Halloween for Kids: Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, and Pumpkin Activities in the NYC Area

Whether you’re looking for something spooky or just outdoor fall fun, these haunted houses, corn mazes, pumpkin blazes, and autumn activities in New York, Long Island, and Connecticut are sure to make this Halloween one to remember.

Halloween Activities in Bucks County, PA

Halloween Activities in Bucks County, PA

Fall is one of the most breathtaking times to visit Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Discover fun family-friendly events to celebrate autumn—and a few on the spooky side for Halloween!

Toddler-Friendly Halloween Events in Fairfield County, CT

Toddler-Friendly Halloween Events in Fairfield County, CT

If you're celebrating Halloween in Fairfield County, CT, with a toddler or young child, check out our guide to fun, tot-friendly, not-too-scary Halloween events in the area, including costume parties, outdoor events, and much more.

Tot-Friendly Halloween Events on Long Island

Tot-Friendly Halloween Events on Long Island

If you're celebrating Halloween on Long Island with a toddler in tow, check out our guide to tot-friendly, not-so-spooky events in Nassau and Suffolk counties, including trick-or-treating events, costume parties, and museum celebrations.

FREE Halloween Events for Families on Long Island

FREE Halloween Events for Families on Long Island

There are plenty of FREE events celebrating Halloween on Long Island. Our guide includes family-friendly festivals, trick-or-treating events, museum parties, community celebrations, and more.

FREE Halloween Events for Families in New York City

FREE Halloween Events for Families in New York City

Your guide to free things to do for Halloween in New York City, including family festivals, carnivals, costume parties, spooky story times, and much more in the five boroughs.

Halloween Events for Toddlers in NYC

Halloween Events for Toddlers in NYC

Looking for things to do for Halloween with your toddler in New York City? We've put together a list of tot-friendly Halloween events in the boroughs, including costume parties and museum events that welcome young children.

9 Things to Do to Make Your Luna Park Halloween Outing the Best

9 Things to Do to Make Your Luna Park Halloween Outing the Best

Are you going to Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island? Heed these nine tips from a mom who's been, with 5-year-old in tow, to make your visit with kids go as smoothly as possible (which means more fun for everyone!).

Win 4 Tickets to The Scholastic Store's Annual Halloween Party!

Win 4 Tickets to The Scholastic Store's Annual Halloween Party!

Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Annual Halloween Party at The Scholastic Store in NYC on Oct. 26. The party includes food, games, crafts, and costumed characters for kids ages 3 and older and their parents.

Win Tickets to Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises' Halloween Kids Cruise

Win Tickets to Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises' Halloween Kids Cruise

Looking for a Halloween event in NYC for your children to show off their Halloween costumes? The Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises' Kids Halloween Sightseeing and Costume Cruise is a great opportunity! The Halloween cruise features musical guests Baze and His Silly Friends, which will provide toe-tapping entertainment for little ghosts and ghouls.

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Suffolk County

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Suffolk County

A roundup of the best Halloween 2015 activities for kids in Suffolk County, Long Island.

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Nassau County

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Nassau County

A roundup of the best Halloween 2015 activities for kids and families in Nassau County, Long Island.




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