Halloween Fun for Kids in Westchester and Rockland Counties

Halloween Fun for Kids in Westchester and Rockland Counties

Have spooky fun all month long–there's an event for every kid!

If you're a parent, you know kids love nothing more than trick-or-treating on Halloween night. But there's so much more Halloween fun to be had all month long! Whether your family is looking for a spooky haunted hayride, costume festival, or not-so-scary Halloween movie, here is everything you can do in Westchester and Rockland to celebrate Halloween this year.

Halloween Fun in Westchester

FREE MOVIE NIGHT 
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 4, 6:30pm
WHERE: Stew Leonards, 1 Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy the annual hay bale movie night. Reserve tickets via eventbrite.com 
WANT TO GO? 914-375-4700. stewleonards.com. 

Monster Masks 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 10, 9:45-10:15am
WHERE: Lil Chameleon, 29 Elm Street, Tuckahoe 
AGES: Newborn-5 
WHAT: Make silly masks for pretend play and the season. Ages 2-5. 
WANT TO GO? $20; $18 additional siblings. 914-346-5148. LilChameleon.com. 

Vampire Spoon Puppets 
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 9:45-10:15am
WHERE: Lil Chameleon, 29 Elm Street, Tuckahoe 
AGES: Newborn-5 
WHAT: Transform ordinary spoons into spooky vampires! Ages 2-5. 
WANT TO GO? $20; $18 additional siblings. 914-346-5148. LilChameleon.com.

FREE Halloween Movie Night 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 17, 6pm
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Join the library for some thrills and chills with a spooky Halloween movie night! 
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. https://fieldkids.wordpress.com/. 

FREE 2019 Grace Pumpkin Parade 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 19, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Pulaski Park, 162 Washington St., Poughkeepsie 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Don a costume and march, build a float to ride, or just enjoy the festivities as a community to denounce family violence. 
WANT TO GO? Event is free, fundraising is encouraged. 845-471-3033. http://gshpumpkinparade.org/. 

Witches Potion STEAM Project 
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 9:45-10:15am
WHERE: Lil Chameleon, 29 Elm Street, Tuckahoe 
AGES: 3-5 
WHAT: Whip up your very own witches brew! Ages 2-5. 
WANT TO GO? $20; $18 siblings. 914-346-5148. LilChameleon.com. 

FREE STEW LEONARD'S OF YONKERS TRICK OR TREAT 
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 4-6pm
WHERE: Stew Leonards, 1 Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Children are invited to dress in their costumes and go trick or treating throughout the store. Free, but requires tickets via eventbrite.com. 
WANT TO GO? 914-375-4700. stewleonards.com. 

Teen Night: Nightmare at the HRM 
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 25, 5-8pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers 
AGES: 13-17 
WHAT: See the Night Frights planetarium show, enjoy spooky tours in the Gilded Age mansion, strut your look in a costume contest, sing a karaoke tune, and dance the night away to fang-tastic music. 
WANT TO GO? $7; $5 seniors 62 and older, veterans and students; $4 youth ages 3-8; free for members . 914-963-4550. hrm.org. 

FREE Creepy Carnival 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Warner Library, 121 N Broadway, Tarrytown 
AGES: 3-8 
WHAT: Come in costume for games, crafts, snacks, and treats. 
WANT TO GO? 914-631-7734. warnerlibrary.org. 

Halloweekend 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 12-5pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Celebrate the spookiest weekend of the year with fun programs and projects for all ages! 
WANT TO GO? $7; $5 seniors 62 and older, veterans and students; $4 youth ages 3-8; free for members . 914-963-4550. hrm.org. 

Artistree Performing Arts Spooktacular! 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Artistree Performing Arts, 114 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck 
AGES: 3-12 
WHAT: An annual Halloween Party complete with games, crafts, dancing, pizza, cookie decorating, spooky stories, and a famous Haunted House! The party is a drop-off event. Call to RSVP. Ages 4-12. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: The kids can enjoy an early evening of fun, free from parents! 
WANT TO GO? $35; $20 siblings. 914-835-2200. artistreearts.com. 

Haunted: Victorian Ghost Stories at the Mansion 
WHEN: Oct. 18-27, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm & 8pm
WHERE: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 
AGES: All 
WHAT: These tours will focus on ghost sightings as they relate to the house during the 19th century as well as its more recent history. Children under 16 must be accompanied by guardian. 
WANT TO GO? $10. 203-838-9799. lockwoodmathewsmansion.com. 

HALLOWEEN CHARACTER TRICK OR TREAT BREAKFAST, BRUNCH, and LUNCH 
WHEN: Oct. 26-27, 10am, 12:30pm, and 2pm
WHERE: Stew Leonards, 1 Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Have a Halloween-themed meal with Stew Leonard's most beloved costumed characters including Wow the Cow! Purchase tickets via eventbrite.com.  
WANT TO GO? $14.99; $9.99 ages 2-11. 914-375-4700. stewleonards.com. 

Halloween Party with Wolves! 
WHEN: Oct. 26-27, 11am-12:30pm and 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The Ambassador wolves don’t do tricks but sharing a howl is always a treat. Costumes are strongly encouraged! Pre-registration required.  
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org. 

Halloween Workshop Laser Cutting with Glowforge 
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 4:30-6pm
WHERE: The Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye 
AGES: 9-12 
WHAT: Students use CAD to create a spooky Halloween pendant or pin that will then be laser cut and engraved. 
WANT TO GO? $25; RAC members receive discount. 914-967-0700. https://ryeartscenter.org/workshops-1/2019/10/29/halloween-workshop-laser-cutting-with-glowforge-ages-9-12. 

FREE Halloween Party for Tiny Ghouls & Ghosts! 
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 11am
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill 
AGES: 3-5 
WHAT: Grab that costume for a not-too-scary Halloween Party featuring cookie decorating, a spooky craft, and more. 
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. https://fieldkids.wordpress.com/. 

Jay Ghoul's House of Curiosities 
WHEN: Oct. 17-31, Thursdays and Sundays 6-9pm; Friday and Saturday 6-10pm
WHERE: Lyndhurst, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown 
AGES: 9 and older 
WHAT: The scariest thing may just be the bad puns during this interactive event.  
WANT TO GO? $25; $20 ages 10-16. 845-331-7900. http://lyndhurst.org/events/jay-ghoul-2019/. 

FREE Monster Mash 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 31, 5:30-7pm
WHERE: FunFuzion, 29 LeCount Place, New Rochelle 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy indoor trick-or-treating, a costume party contest, crafts, snacks, games, and prizes!   
WANT TO GO? 914-637-7575. https://funfuziononline.com/. 

Halloween Party 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 31, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Lil Chameleon, 29 Elm St, 1st Floor, Tuckahoe 
AGES: 3-5 
WHAT: Dress up, make crafts, do the monster mash, freeze dance, and play fun games. 
WANT TO GO? $25 per child with 1 adult. 914-346-5148. LilChameleon.com. 

A Creepy-Crawly Halloween 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 31, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Join WCM in full costume and get creative with a creepy-critter themed day. 
WANT TO GO? $7.50; $6.50 seniors; $3 per person presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer Card (EBT) with ID for up to 4 individuals; free for members, active duty military personnel and their families within the same household and children younger than 1.. 914-421-5050. http://discoverwcm.org. 

FREE Halloween at The Field Library 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 31, 11:30am-7:30pm
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill 
AGES: 3-12 
WHAT: Drop by in costume for a free book and a treat -- no tricks! 
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. https://fieldkids.wordpress.com/. 

FREE Halloween Party 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2-5pm
WHERE: St. Paul's Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt.Vernon 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Enjoy games, activities, prizes, including ghost bowling, historic dress up, and a special visitor from the past.  
WANT TO GO? 914-667-4116. nps.gov/sapa. 

LEGO Halloween Party and Brick-Or-Treat 
WHEN: Sept. 28- Nov. 2 , Saturdays, 10am-9:30pm; Sundays, 10am-7:30pm
WHERE: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Explore LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester like never before with special Halloween experiences. 
WANT TO GO? $29.95-$37.95. 866-243-0770. legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester. 

Horseman's Hollow 
WHEN: Oct. 4- Nov. 3 , See website for schedule
WHERE: Historic Hudson Valley, 381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow 
AGES: 9 and older 
WHAT: The undead, the evil, and the insane rule this terrifying landscape, all paying homage to the Hessian who forever hunts his head. Enter the foreboding gates and make your way through haunted landmarks like the cemetery, tavern, and Old Dutch Church. 
WANT TO GO? $28 Saturdays; $22; $15 fast track pass; members recieve $5 discount. 914-631-8200. https://hudsonvalley.org/events/horsemans-hollow/. 

Home of the 'Legend' 
WHEN: Sept. 28- Nov. 3 , See website for schedule
WHERE: Historic Hudson Valley, 639 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Take a spooky tour of Washington Irving’s cottage, learn about the history of hair-raising stories and 19th-century crazes—like the vampire scares and séances. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Families can create Halloween-themed art activities, explore the grounds on a literature-themed scavenger hunt, play historic games, pose for a photo op, and listen to some spooky tales. 
WANT TO GO? $16; $12 seniors 65 and older and students 18-25; $8 children 3-17; free for members and children younger than 3. 914-631-8200. https://hudsonvalley.org. 

Boo at the Zoo 
WHEN: Sept. 28- Nov. 3 , Weekends & Holidays 10am-5:30pm; Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx 
AGES: All 
WHAT: This year's Boo at the Zoo has family favorites like magic shows, costume parades, pumpkin carvings, a candy trail, animal treats, crafts, and mentalism shows, plus the Dinosaur Safari exhibit. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Animal aficionados will appreciate meet and greets with vultures, owls, ravens, and more! 
WANT TO GO? $35.95; $31.45 seniors; $26.95 children 3-12; free for children younger than 2. 718-220-5100. bronxzoo.com. 

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze 
WHEN: Sept. 20- Nov. 30 , 9/20-9/22; 9/26-9/29; 10/3-10/31; Fridays-Sundays in November
WHERE: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 South Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson 
AGES: All 
WHAT: See more than 10,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. 
WANT TO GO? $22 (Fri-Sat $27); $16 (Fri-Sat $20) children 3-17; free for members and children younger than 3. 914-631-8200. hudsonvalley.org. 

 

Halloween Fun in Rockland

FREE 2019 Grace Pumpkin Parade
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 19, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Pulaski Park, 162 Washington St., Poughkeepsie
AGES: All
WHAT: Don a costume and march, build a float to ride, or just enjoy the festivities as a community to denounce family violence.
WANT TO GO? Event is free, fundraising is encouraged. 845-471-3033. http://gshpumpkinparade.org/.

No Scare Halloween
WHEN: Oct. 19-20, 11am-4pm, daily
WHERE: Museum Village, 1010 State Route 17M, Monroe
AGES: 3-5, 5-8, Adult
WHAT: Wear your favorite costume and enjoy games and crafts, a scavenger hunt, costume parade, and goodies in the snack bar, plus explore the buildings!
WANT TO GO? $12; $10 seniors; $8 children ages 4-12, free for children 3 and younger. 845-782-8248. http://museumvillage.org.

KATHY NAJIMY WITH SCREENING OF HOCUS POCUS And A Witchy Halloween Costume Contest
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30pm
WHERE: Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood
AGES: All
WHAT: Join actress Kathy Najimy for a costume contest, live discussion, and Q&A before a screening of the classic Halloween movie Hocus Pocus.
WANT TO GO? $29-$99. 201-227-1030. bergenpac.org.

Haunted Forest
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 3:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson ave, Tenafly
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Designed to be entertaining and educational (not scary), tours along the nature center trails to visit the "haunts" of nocturnal forest denizens take approximately 1.5 hours, after which participants can enjoy refreshments and crafts around the campfire.
WANT TO GO? $16; $11 members. 201-568-6093. https://tenaflynaturecenter.org/Haunted-Forest.

Boo at the Zoo
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 10:30am-3pm
WHERE: Trailside Museums & Zoo, Tomkins Cove
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet at the Bear Den to make spooky snacks for the black bears. Touch real animal skulls, see stuffed specimens in the Nature Study museums, make autumn crafts, and learn about bats and not-so-scary owls and vultures.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids can watch the zookeepers help bears enjoy the tasty Halloween treats.
WANT TO GO? $1; $10 parking. 845-786-2701. https://trailsidezoo.org/.

Hocus Pocus with Kathy Najimy
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 8pm
WHERE: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown
AGES: All
WHAT: Join actress Kathy Najimy for a live discussion and Q&A before a screening of the classic Halloween movie Hocus Pocus.
WANT TO GO? $19 and up. 973-539-8008. https://mayoarts.org/shows/hocus-pocus-with-kathy-najimy.

FREE Ridgewood Chamber Annual Halloween Haunted Harvest
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 12-3pm
WHERE: Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, S Walnut St, Ridgewood
AGES: All
WHAT: Wear your costumes for family-friendly fun at this annual event.
WANT TO GO? 201-493-9911. https://ridgewoodchamber.com.

FREE Halloween Happenings
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 1-4pm
WHERE: Sterling Forest State Park, 116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about the not-so-spooky world of bats and build a bat box of your very own! Also, get into the Halloween spirit with pumpkin painting and trick-or-treating. Parental supervision is required. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 845-351-5907. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=74-24835.0.

FREE 32nd Annual Nyack Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 3-7:30pm; Parade begins at 5:30pm
WHERE: Memorial Park, 4 Depew Ave. , Nyack
AGES: All
WHAT: Dress up and march in the parade. Prizes awarded for best costume and float.
WANT TO GO? 845-353-2221. https://nyackchamber.org.

'I Spy' Halloween SCAVENGER HAUNT
WHEN: Oct. 26-27, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Drive, Cornwall
AGES: All
WHAT: Can you find all of the objects cleverly hidden along the Halloween Trail? Find them all and earn a prize! Then do a Halloween craft.
WANT TO GO? $10; $8 children; $8 members; $6 members children. 845-534-5506. hhnaturemuseum.org.

Children & Families: Pumpkins and Painted Faces
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 27, 1pm
WHERE: Storm King Art Center, Old Pleasant Hill Road, For GPS, enter One Museum Road, New Windsor, New York, Mountainville
AGES: All
WHAT: Have fun sculpting pumpkins and enjoy creative face painting. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $18; $15 seniors 65 and older; $8 ages 5–18 and students with valid ID; free for members and children younger than 5. 845-534-3115. stormkingartcenter.org.

Haunted Orchards
WHEN: Oct. 3- Nov. 2, See website for schedule
WHERE: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
AGES: All
WHAT: Be transported deep into the orchard to visit the forgotten graveyard nestled within the apple trees, featuring a hayride and a bone-chilling series of haunted adventures filled with ghouls, ghosts, and all kinds of scary creatures.
WANT TO GO? $30; $25 in advance. 201-666-0472. https://hauntedorchardsfarm.com/.

Horseman's Hollow
WHEN: Oct. 4- Nov. 3, See website for schedule
WHERE: Historic Hudson Valley, 381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: The undead, the evil, and the insane rule this terrifying landscape, all paying homage to the Hessian who forever hunts his head. Enter the foreboding gates and make your way through haunted landmarks like the cemetery, tavern, and Old Dutch Church.
WANT TO GO? $28 Saturdays; $22; $15 fast track pass; members recieve $5 discount. 914-631-8200. https://hudsonvalley.org/events/horsemans-hollow/.

 

Sleepy Hollow Experience
WHEN: Oct. 4- Nov. 3, See website for schedule
WHERE: Historic Hudson Valley, 639 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet Ichabod Crane and Katrina Van Tassel, along with a certain headless Hessian, in the very place where the Washington Irving imagined them. Follow the characters from scene to scene with live music and a little bit of mayhem. Sip seasonal drinks and enjoy tasty treats at the Van Tassel’s harvest party.
WANT TO GO? $45 and up; $25 and up for children 3-17; members receive 10% discount/ticket; free for children younger than 3. 914-631-8200. https://hudsonvalley.org.

Irving's Legend
WHEN: Oct. 4- Nov. 3 , Thursday-Friday 6:15pm, 7:30, 8:45; Saturday and Sunday 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5pm, 6:30pm, and 8pm
WHERE: Historic Hudson Valley, 639 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills
AGES: All
WHAT: Master storytellers offer dramatic performances of Washington Irving’s classic tale, featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and Katrina Van Tassel. Flavored with live spooky music, the spellbinding storytelling captivates all audiences.
WANT TO GO? $28; $22 child; members receive a $5 discount. 914-631-8200. https://hudsonvalley.org.

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