2. Nightmare Haunted House at the CSV Cultural Center: This haunted house is for adults only and offers two experiences for the price of one. “Bad dreams come true” offers an interactive and scary haunted house experience. “Nightmare legends” is full of different themes including “Saw” and other horrifying movies. The nightmare begins September 28th and is open throughout October. For More information go to www.hauntedhousenyc.com.
3. Haunted Forest at Inwood Hill Park: On Halloween night the Inwood Hill Nature Center is transformed into a haunted house. Visitors will pass through a cemetery and have to make the haunted walk up to the castle where Frankenstein, Dracula and other scary creatures will be waiting. This event is free and open to everyone. For hours and other information please visit www.hauntedforestandhousenyc.com.
4. Halloween at the American Museum of Natural History: On October 31st everyone is invited to the American Museum of Natural History for some trick-or-treating within the museum’s halls. There will also be a craft station with origami, live music and cartoon characters roaming through the maze of dinosaurs and other exhibits. Come in costume to match the decorations and watch out for any display that seems to come to life! For more information visit the museum’s website at www.amnh.org/programs.
5. Boo at the Bronx Zoo: On October 30th and 31st the Bronx Zoo will have special treats for their guests and the animals too! There will be face painting, a craft station, and a scavenger hunt. You can even watch as the animals get to snack on their own Halloween treats. For more information like times and admission visit www.centralparkzoo.com.
6. Pumpkin Festival in Central Park: On October 24th, Central Park will be the place to be for the annual Pumpkin Festival. There will be a haunted house, a scarecrow design competition, a free pumpkin patch with pumpkin carving station, face painting and hay rides. For more information go to www.nycgovparks.org.
7. Halloween Dog Parade in Tompkins Square Park: Halloween isn’t just for kids and adults alike anymore; your furry friend can dress up and enjoy a parade or two too! Complete with treats and costume contests, your dog can be a part of the fun. For more information visit www.firstrunfriends.org.
Article Resource: Stacie Kolberg