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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 Allergen-friendly

Join the Teal Pumpkin Project to make Halloween Allergen-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.

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 Crafts to Do with Kids

Halloween Crafts to Do with Kids

Halloween is quickly approaching, and what better way to celebrate the holiday than by making your own Halloween decorations, and accessories for your costumes? Here, a roundup of our favorite Halloween DIYs.

Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, and Pumpkin Activities for Kids Around NYC

Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, and Pumpkin Activities for Kids Around NYC

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.

Your Halloween Problems, Solved!

Your Halloween Problems, Solved!

Local parents share smart solutions to the trick-y troubles that seem to haunt us all in October.

7 Tips for Trick-or-Treating with Your Toddler

7 Tips for Trick-or-Treating with Your Toddler

Happy Halloween! For younger kids and babies, trick-or-treating is a new experience and it can be a little frightening or overwhelming if they aren’t prepared for what’s to come. Make sure baby stays warm and comfy for a smooth experience with these seven tips and tricks for your Halloween night out.

New Book Encourages Kids to Give Up Halloween Candy

New Book Encourages Kids to Give Up Halloween Candy

Audrey Kinsman, mom of four, recently launched "Switchcrafted: The Story of the Switch Witches of Halloween", a book that encourages kids to trade in their Halloween candy for a new toy or other treat.

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!

DIY Alien Monster Egg Halloween Decoration

DIY Alien Monster Egg Halloween Decoration

Liz Heinecke, author of Kitchen Science Lab for Kids, shares easy-to-follow directions to make Alien Monster Eggs for a Halloween decoration for your ghoolish party. Bonus: It's a science experiment for kids!

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.

NYMetroParents Halloween Photo Contest Frequently Asked Questions

NYMetroParents Halloween Photo Contest Frequently Asked Questions

We've answered your frequently asked questions about the 2014 NYMetroParents Halloween Photo Contest. Find out how to enter your child, information on how the winners are chosen, voting policies, and cover contest prizes from UrbanSitter and KidzBop!

Master Carver Thomas Olton on Carving Pumpkins with Kids

Master Carver Thomas Olton on Carving Pumpkins with Kids

Master pumpkin carver Thomas Olton, creative director of the annual Rise of the Jack O' Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens on Long Island, gives tips on how to carve pumpkins with your kids in a fun, safe, and easy way.

31 Cool and Creepy Halloween Crafts for Kids

31 Cool and Creepy Halloween Crafts for Kids

Get into the Halloween spirit with these fun Halloween crafts for kids, many of which can be created from materials you have laying around the house. These cool and creepy DIY projects also make great Halloween decorations for your home.




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