The Halloween season is officially upon us! Take part in the
spooky season by taking part in one of the many activities taking place near
The Octagon. Whether you’re into scary or haunted sights, or enjoy the parades
and dressing in costume, there’s an event taking place near Roosevelt Island
that you’ll want to check out.
Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla – Celebrate and the Fall season all in one at the Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla festival in Central Park, Wednesday, October 30th from 4pm – 7pm. Stroll the park to check out the beautiful foliage, while taking part in pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, and a costume parade. The event will conclude with the Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets jack-o-lanterns out to sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight.
NYC Village Halloween Parade– Put on your favorite costume and head downtown to the Village Halloween Parade! The parade will take place on Halloween, Thursday October 31st from 7pm-10:30pm. Halloween fanatics from all over the city will gather at Sixth Ave. and Canal St in their Halloween best to partake in the parade that commemorates the holiday. And if you’d rather not dress up in costume, it doesn’t mean that you can’t be apart of the party; stop by to marvel at the costumes and to take part in the fun.
The Great Jack-o-Lantern Blaze – This year, the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze returns to the Hudson Valley for the Halloween season. Make a short trip up from the city to the town of Croton-on-Hudson to see the incredible exhibit of larger than life jack-o-lanterns that is well worth the trip. The exhibit includes more than 7,000 glowing, intricately carved pumpkins displayed along the riverside near Van Cortlandt Manor. Since the exhibit is best viewed at dusk or after dark, you can spend the daytime exploring the Hudson Valley and admiring the beautiful fall foliage. The exhibit is open this whole month and on select weekends in November.
Harlem Meer (East Side from 106th to 110th
Central Park, NY 10026
Village Halloween Parade
Halloween Parade runs up Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to
New York, NY 10011
Great Jack-o-Lantern Blaze
525 S Riverside Avenue Croton-On-Hudson, NY