NEW YORK – The celebration of Halloween is just around the corner and due to the pandemic, children and adults will not be able to celebrate as usual. However, the organization that promotes tourism in the Big Apple, NYC & Company, shares a list of events so that the community can enjoy this party safely.
“New York City is the perfect setting to experience fall. People will find creepy deals for Halloween and the season, which include pumpkin patches, ghost tours, Halloween-themed movies at drive-ins and events at open-air zoos, ”said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company.
New Yorkers should follow mask wear and physical distancing guidelines.
Some of the activities that people can do in the five boroughs are:
- “Boo at the Zoo”: This is an annual event of the The Bronx Zoo where visitors can go dressed up and enjoy Halloween-themed activities for the whole family. Among the activities are shows magic and mind reading, mask costumes, candy collecting, item hunting and more. The event runs from Thursday to Sunday, until November 12.
- A great pumpkin patch at the New York Botanical Garden: Visitors will be able to see a variety of pumpkins and scarecrows where they will find some of the largest pumpkins in the world.
- The Díto of the dead in the cemetery Green-Wood: People will be able to celebrate and honor their loved ones through offerings organized on altars with a large-scale altar designed by the Dominican painter Scherezade García. From October 23 until November 1, visitors can bring their personal offerings to the site and put them on a community altar inspired by this centennial celebration of the deceased.
- Movies about Halloween on the outskirts of hotel William Park: Film screenings that have become popular cult classics and new productions. Among the films are: Pans Labyrinth (October 22), Kindred (October 28) and Rocky Horror Picture Show (October 29th).
- He Ice Cream Museum celebrates Halloween with its “Trick or Treat.” Visitors can attend in costume and receive candy, prizes and gifts. “Truco o Dulce” will be from October 29 to 31.
- Escape from Virtuality – Offers a virtual reality escape room themed with Halloween called “Ghost Collector”. Wizards can save Manhattan from being ruled by wraiths. The attraction also offers enchanted virtual tours, similar to traversing a mysterious path, but with virtual reality goggles.
- ExperienceFirst offers the event Haunted Broadway: A Halloween Pop-Up: Run by professionals that show the ghosts that haunt theaters and include some of the strange superstitions within the theater community. The event will take place in Halloween with a family version during the day and an adult version at night.
- He Museo de Queens County Farm: has fall activities through the end of October, including pumpkin picking and the only corn maze in NYC.
- He Queens Botanical Garden: will host the annual Halloween at the Garden, on October 31, where children can show their costumes from Halloween as they walk the trick or treat trail and enjoy multiple performances including a magician.
- In the Queens Drive-In: a series of films will be presented including Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho Y The Birds (October 24th); Nosferatu (con múlive music) and Young Frankenstein (October 25); Get Out Y The Babadook (October 29th); Halloween Y The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (30th of October); Y Little Shop of Horrors Y Beetlejuice (31 October).
- Spooktacular in the Zoológico de Staten Island: The outdoor event encourages families of all ages to dress up for the festivities, which will take place October 23-25, from 6pm to 9:30 pm.