For many kids Halloween is the time of the year to dress up in their favorite costumes and feast on candy. The Bronx has many family friendly events that will be fun for everyone. Before I list some of the fun things happening until the 31st of October here are some Safety Tips for Halloween from the New York Police Department:
- An adult should always examine Halloween treats before children eat them. Never eat open or unwrapped Halloween foods.
- Costumes should be flame-retardant and should allow children to walk freely without tripping.
- Children’s ability to see, hear, and move should not be impaired by unwieldy masks.
- Make certain that any face paint or make-up used on skin or costumes is non-toxic.
- Extra care should be taken on streets and at crossings, especially at dusk and after dark.
- Children should carry a flashlight and wear reflective or bright colored clothing at night.
- Emergency identification information should be placed discreetly inside clothing of small children, in case of accidental separation.
- Avoid having children wear their names outwardly on clothing or jewelry which may allow a stranger to call them by name and appear to know them.
- As always, children should be cautioned to avoid strangers, as well as poorly-lit areas and homes of people they do not know.
Remember this is our borough and WE set the tone in our community. Let’s make every outing a healthy and safe experience for everyone.
Now for a list of some Seasonal Events:
Walk the Spooky Trail at the Haunted Pumpkin Patch at Anthony’s Flower Farm
Fridays October 18 and 25
$10 per child (parents free) and must RSVP
Kid Friendly (13 and under )
Spooky treats will also be available for purchase along with pumpkins!
Bring a flashlight and be prepared to enjoy the experience!
Annual Halloween Event at the Crotona Park Pool House
Saturday, October 26th 2013 (FREE)
12noon to 3pm at Crotona Park Pool House (Fulton Avenue and E. 173rd Street)
This event will feature a Haunted House, Chussie the Clown with Face Painting, Balloons, DJ Big Ben and Games.
1st Haunted Forest Halloween Festival at Whalen Park
Saturday, October 26, 2013 (FREE)
Join the Norwood Community for fun and games:
* Halloween Story time (3:30pm)
* Carnival Games
* Halloween Photos
In the event of rain, the festival will be held at the Mosholu Library. This event is suitable for children up to age of 10 and a parent must be present. This event is organized by the Friends of the Oval, Mosholu Parkland, Kossuth Park and local community members.
Halloween Family Fright Fest
Sunday, October 27, 2013 (FREE)
12:00 – 3:00 P.M.
Bronx Borough UFT Office at 2500 Halsey Street Bronx, N.Y.
For more information & to register contact: Nick Cruz – 1-718-862-6074 or NCruz@UFT.org
Celebrate Halloween with your Family Game Time
Thursday, October 31 From 5pm -9pm
Mar & Tierra Restaurant at 3236 Bainbridge Avenue 2nd FL, (corner of 208th Street, Bronx, New York 10467)
Ages: 12 & Under (Accompanied by Adult)
Advanced Tickets: $10 for Adults- $5 for kids (*More at the Door*)
For more info & Tickets please contact: Tarika (646) 737-5369; Fran (646) 671-1870; Maxine (347)723-3290; Carlene (646)226-2459
Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend Event
October 26-27 (FREE)
Put some of nature’s magic into your own magical wand. Listen to fairy stories and then venture into Wave Hill’s enchanted woodlands. Fashion sticks, leaves and bark into a tiny fairy-sized dwelling as part of a charmed forest metropolis.
Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target. Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend event.
Howl-o-ween at Van Cortlandt Park
Sunday, October 27, Noon – 2:00pm
Best-dressed dogs compete.
$10 per dog run. Pre-registration required at 718-796-4541.
Canine Court. Enter the park on foot at Broadway & 252 St.
Haunted Pumpkin Garden at NYBG
Spooky Nighttime Adventures
October 18, 19, 25, & 26; 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Grab a Con Edison flashlight and explore the exhibit as you travel along the Whole Foods Market® Trick-or-Treat Trail after dark, listening for critters of the night, digging around for decomposers, and decorating gourds. Learn more.
Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend
October 19 & 20; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Giant pumpkins from around the world once again arrive at the Garden, arranged in collaboration with the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. Watch Master Carver Ray Villafane and team transform these pumpkins into unearthly creatures. For more info visit the NYBG.org.
Boo at the Zoo
Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition!
October weekends at the zoo feature hay mazes, costume parades, musical theater, magic, and more. Visit bats, owls, vultures and other winged icons of Halloween, then embark on a trip back in time as you ride our Dinosaur Safari!