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5 Tips to Cut Candy Consumption This Halloween

5 Tips to Cut Candy Consumption This Halloween

Five tips to keep candy consumption under control after trick-or-treating

Making Halloween Fun for Kids Who Are Scared

Making Halloween Fun for Kids Who Are Scared

Parenting expert Denise Daniels shares her tips to help make kids feel better about Halloween if they are scared.

Your Child’s Halloween Costume Choice Can Help Reveal Their True Self

Your Child’s Halloween Costume Choice Can Help Reveal Their True Self

This Halloween, take time to learn more about your child by looking closer at their costume preference.

DIY: Hot Glue Magic Wand

DIY: Hot Glue Magic Wand

How to make a magic wand out of hot glue and paper—perfect for the finishing touch to a Halloween costume, or for imaginary play.

15 Books to Get Kids in the Halloween Spirit

15 Books to Get Kids in the Halloween Spirit

Our top picks for Halloween reading for toddlers and preschoolers, kids, and tweens—from old favorites to new releases.

Halloween Events in NYC Parks

Halloween Events in NYC Parks

Parks throughout the New York City area are holding special events for the Halloween season.

Free Halloween Events for Families in Fairfield

Free Halloween Events for Families in Fairfield

Check out these free Halloween events for families in Fairfield County, Ct.

Free Halloween Events for Families in Westchester and Rockland County

Free Halloween Events for Families in Westchester and Rockland County

Check out these free Halloween events for kids in Westchester County, NY.

Halloween Treats to Make with Kids

Halloween Treats to Make with Kids

A roundup of yummy Halloween treats to make with your kids for our favorite holiday!

QUIZ: Which Halloween Candy Are You?

QUIZ: Which Halloween Candy Are You?

Are you Snickers, or maybe candy corn? Find your Halloween candy personality.

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.

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.

DIY: No Carve Pumpkin Animals

DIY: No Carve Pumpkin Animals

If you don't want to carve pumpkins this year, try making these pumpkin animals. Bonus: You can still cook the squash when you're done decorating with them.

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?

How to Carve a Pumpkin

How to Carve a Pumpkin

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

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.

The Winner of Our 2015 Halloween Photo Contest

The Winner of Our 2015 Halloween Photo Contest

We received many wonderful photos of kids in their Halloween costumes and after much deliberation, we selected a winner of our Halloween Photo Contest.

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 Halloween in Rocket Park with the NY Hall of Science

Celebrate Halloween in Rocket Park with the NY Hall of Science

Celebrate this Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, with hands-on science and culture, at the fourth annual Dead or Alive in Rocket Park with New York Hall of Science.

Join the Teal Pumpkin Project to Make Halloween Allergy-Friendly

Join the Teal Pumpkin Project to Make Halloween Allergy-Friendly

Join the Teal Pumpkin Project this Halloween and help make trick-or-treating fun and inclusive for all the kids in the neighborhood.

Best and Worst Candies for Your Teeth

Best and Worst Candies for Your Teeth

Timothy Chase, D.M.D., shares the best and worst Halloween candy for your children to eat to maintain good oral health at Halloween.

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.

My Husband is a Ghostbuster

My Husband is a Ghostbuster

The Rev. Victor Fuhrman is a real-life ghostbuster, meaning he investigates the paranormal and communicates with ghosts.

Halloween Movies for Kids and Families

Halloween Movies for Kids and Families

If your kids like a little spookiness along with their tricks and treats, this list of scary (but not too scary!) Halloween movies for kids and families compiled by Common Sense Media is sure to hit just the right note.

No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Let's face it, Halloween just isn't Halloween without jack-o'-lanterns. But with little kids in the house, carving pumpkins might be on your "to avoid" list. We've gathered our favorite no-carve pumpkin ideas that kids can do or help with to make your own Halloween decorations.




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