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Ghost Tours, UFO Sites, and Haunted Places in the Hudson Valley
These hair-raising places will spook your socks off this Halloween season. Find ghost tours and haunted sites in Columbia County, Dutchess County, Orange County, and Ulster County that are part of the Haunted History Trail of New York State. (read the story...)

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in NY, NJ, and CT
With Halloween on the horizon, October is the perfect month to take an adventure to the farms and fields for a little pick-your-own family fun. Spend a day in the pumpkin patch and bring home gourds small and large for painting, carving, and cooking. Many of the locations listed here also offer corn mazes, hayrides, and tons of other fall activities. Please note: Dates and availability are subject to change due to weather and demand. We recommend calling ahead before visiting these farms. (read the story...)

Get into the Spooky Spirit with a Disney Halloween Playlist
Celebrate Halloween with the sounds of the holiday, brought to you by your favorite Disney characters. Songs from Danny Elfman and the Nightmare Before Christmas, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and classic Disney villains are sure to get your kids into the spooky spirit. (read the story...)

7 Creative Pumpkin Recipes from a Celebrity Caterer
Celebrity caterer Andrea Correale presents recipes for 7 creative pumpkin dishes, including dinner recipes for pumpkin lasagna, pumpkin seafood chowder, and pumpkin ravioli, and dessert recipes for pumpkin pie trifle and pumpkin ice cream sandwiches. (read the story...)

Turn Pictures of Yourself into Vampires and Demons with PicMonkey
PicMonkey, a free online photo editor, shares step-by-step directions for adding demon eyes to your photo to make yourself into a vampire or demon for a spooky Halloween profile picture. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Handle My Tween's Mysterious Halloween Behavior?
We spoke to Nicholas Strouse, LCSW, of Westport Family Counseling to get tips on handling tween's embarrassment of dressing up for Halloween, talking to your tween or teen about their inappropriate costume, and how to handle your teens mischievous Halloween behavior and pulling pranks on others. (read the story...)

Halloween Events and Activities for Kids in the NYC Area
Calling all witches, goblins, ghouls and ghosts! Halloween is rapidly approaching, so this month in filled with opportunities for kids and families to have some fun! Here are our comprehensive lists of Halloween parties, haunted houses, pumpkin picking, spooky storytelling, and much moreā€”all in neighborhoods throughout the New York metropolitan and tri-state area. (read the story...)

Grave Mistake: Don't Get Tricked When Buying Halloween Costumes
Whether their children wear them one time or all year round, parents are looking to get the best deal out of Halloween costumes. The Better Business Bureau of New York offers tips for those buying or renting their Halloween gear from pop-up and year round costume shops. (read the story...)

DIY Halloween Costume: Duct Tape Mask and Cape
Looking for a simple last-minute Halloween costume that you can make? We've got step-by-step directions from Scotch Duct Tape for a DIY Duct Tape mask and cape. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Remove Stuborn Halloween Makeup
We spoke to NYC dermatologist Ariel Ostad, M.D., to find out what kind of makeup to buy for children for Halloween, the best way to remove makeup, and how to prepare your child's face for makeup. (read the story...)

Halloween Treats: Eyeball Cake Pops, Monster 'Toes,' and 'Rotten' Apple Punch
Get step-by-step directions on how to make three cool treats for Halloween, including creepy cake pops that look like eyeballs, pigs in a blanket that look like monster toes, and "rotten" apple cider punch. (read the story...)

Little Green Monster Cupcakes
Make your favorite cupcakes and decorate them with smiling green monsters for a not-so-spooky but oh-so-festive Halloween treat. The little monsters are mostly marshmallow, but a few simple tricks turn them into mini Frankensteins! (read the story...)

Chomping Vampire Cookies and Vampire Cupcakes
Try these ghoulishly easy Halloween recipes for chomping vampire cookies and vampire cupcakes. If you're short on time, use ready-to-bake cookie dough and pre-made cupcakes, then decorate away to turn them into festive Halloween desserts. (read the story...)

DIY Halloween Face Painting: Sugar Puppy
Charlotte Verrecas, author of A Big Book of Face Painting, shares instructions for her adorable Sugar Puppy face painting design for a great girls Halloween costume idea. (read the story...)

The Halloween ComicFest Comes to New York City!
Kids and parents can dress up in costume and celebrate Halloween CostumeFest at their local participating comic book shop. With games, raffles, free comic books, and community enrichment, there's something for every superhero! (read the story...)

DIY Halloween Face Painting: Zombie Kid
Charlotte Verrecas, author of A Big Book of Face Painting, shares instructions for her Zombie Kid face paint design, which makes a great boys Halloween costume idea. (read the story...)

Win a 4 Pack of Passes to Monster Mini Golf, Plus a 3-Month Unlimited Pass
Monster Mini Golf in Nanuet has partnered with the Greater Nanuet Chamber of Commerce to host a Halloween parade in Rockland County this year. The Halloween event is fun for families in Nanuet. (read the story...)

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. 27. The party includes food, games, crafts, and costumed characters for kids ages 3 and older and their parents. (read the story...)

Celebrate Halloween With Spirit of Children
Give more than just Halloween candy this holiday season by giving back to the community and volunteering at Spirit Halloween's Spirit of Children parties at hospitals in and around the New York City area. (read the story...)

DIY Halloween Duct Tape Doormat
Stephanie Morgan, founder and managing editor of Modern Parents Messy Kids, created this DIY Halloween doormat. This upcycled Halloween decor was made with duct tape. (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids on Long Island
Find Halloween parties, workshops, shows, and trick-or-treating for kids and families in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island. (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Manhattan
Find the best Halloween events and activities for kids in Manhattan. Here, we've rounded up the biggest family events so there's something fun for everyone, from a Night at the Museum and Halloween Murder Mystery to spooky concerts and trick-or-treating. (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Fairfield
Find fun and low-cost Halloween events for kids in Fairfield County, Connecticut, including a Teen Zombie Night in Westport, a Halloween festival weekend in Ridgefield, a spooky cemetery tour in Norwalk, Halloween parades and hayrides at the Beardsley Zoo, and safe trick-or-treating in Stamford. (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Queens
Halloween is here with a bounty of fun for families in Queens. Check out these spooktacular events, including a harvest festival in Long Island City, haunted days at the Queens County Farm Museum, Halloween fun at the Queens Zoo, and more! (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Brooklyn
Our Brooklyn editor, a dad of two, gives his top recommendations for kids' Halloween events and activities in the borough, including Ghouls and Gourds in Crown Heights, a weekend of Halloween fun in Prospect Park, and a festive Halloween fair in Fort Greene. (read the story...)


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