Get Spooked! Halloween Events in the Village

Halloween is coming!

The Village is, of course, the epicenter of all things Halloween, and the mood is already being set with many scary films, festivals and parades for kids and adults.

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Saturday October 20, 11 am-2 pm: Childrens Harvest Festival at Jefferson Market Garden

For children of all ages. Free pumpkins and supplies to decorate them on-site, bales of hay to roll around in and entertainment. Free.

Saturday October 20 at 4 pm: The Ghosts of Greenwich Village
Family Scavenger Hunt

A chance for Kids and grownups to discover the haunted history of the Village as they find  hidden cemeteries, bat-adorned buildings, and the historic residences of Mark Twain and Edgar Allan Poe. Tickets are $22 for adults,  children under 18 $18. For ages 7 and up. For tickets, go here

Sunday October 21, 10 am-7 pm: Harvest Festival
Pumpkins galore at Gansevoort Street between Hudson Street and Ninth Avenue.

Monday October 22 at 3:30 pm: Big Jeff Halloween Routine
A musical entertainment for ages 18 months to 12 years old at Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street. Free. 

Monday October 22 at 6 pm: The Haunting
Paranormal investigators encounter strange occurrences in the house they’re staying in.
Free at the Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue.

Monday October 27, 11 am- 1 pm: Haunted High Line Halloween

Bring the kids and come to the High Line in costume for face painting, live jazz, pumpkin decorating, dress-up photos with take-home prints, and a  scavenger hunt. On the High Line between West 13th and West 17th Streets. Free. Pumpkins for decoration will be available for purchase.

Sunday October 28, 12 -8 pm: Halloween Kidz Karnival
Hudson River Park will throw a family-friendly Halloween party featuring mask decorating and wax hands, rides, face painting and lots of of cotton candy. Hudson River Park, Pier 46 at Charles Street. For ages 2 to 8. Free.

Monday October 29 at 6 pm: Shallow Grave 
A dark comic film starring Ewan McGregor at the Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue. Free.

Wednesday October 31 at 3 pm: Kids Halloween Parade 
Kids get a chance to have their own parade at Washington Square Park before the adults go wild at the Village Halloween Parade later in the evening.

Wednesday October 31 at 7 pm: Village Halloween Parade
If you don’t mind being crushed by huge raucous crowds, you’ll enjoy the annual parade of dancers, floats and incredibly creative costumes along Sixth Avenue from Spring to 16th Streets. Get there early if you want a good viewing spot, and remember that you’ll have to take a lot of detours if you’re walking anywhere nearby. For more details, go here