We are squarely in the spooky season and Lower Manhattan never disappoints! From the Halloween Bash at Brookfield Place to the costume parade down Greenwich Street to trick or treating retailer to retailer, Halloween is always a blast downtown.
If you’re trying to max out on the fun, here’s a quick list of some of our favorite events happening down here!
Halloween Bash at Brookfield Place: Brookfield Place is welcoming back their party-of-the-year on Saturday October 28 from 12-3pm. When we had a shop there, this was hands down our favorite afternoon. It’s chock full of spooky fun – from the Dancewave BOO-gie with DJ Ben the Beyonder; Big and Tiny’s spooky arts & crafts, Math Spooky House courtesy of the Russian School of Mathematics; Crazy Science’s Liquid Nitrogen Discovery, Costume Catwalk, movie screenings (Trick or Treat Scooby Doo! And Mickey’s House of Villans), and so much more! Check it out here. Halloween Bash - Brookfield Place New York | BFPL (bfplny.com)
Halloween Weekend at the Seaport Museum: October 28-29, 11:00am-5:00pm (free). On the 28th, head on over to South Street Seaport for some trick or treating, family activities at our Halloween block party with Halloween arts and crafts, a spooky scavenger hunt, and other festive experiences. On the 29th, the Museum continues to offer Halloween arts-and-crafts and scavenger hunts aboard the tall ship Wavertree. Halloween Weekend at the Seaport Museum - South Street Seaport Museum
Pumpkin Carving Contest and Halloween Parade at Washington Market Park: On Saturday October 28 from 3:00-6:00pm, pop on over to Washington Market Park to see a growing gaggle of spooky, scary, and/or silly pumpkins carved by local families. If you want to throw your creative Jack-o-lantern into the mix, you can drop off your decorated pumpkin between 3:00pm-5:00pm. Battery operated candles will be provided. Categories are: scariest, funniest, cutest, most realistic, most creative. Judges will review entries from 5:00pm-5:30pm and winners will be announced at 5:30. washingtonmarketpark.org/events/annual-pumpkin-carving-contest/
Then, the next day it’s time for the Halloween Parade. Sunday, October 29th at 1:00pm, costume up and follow The Queer Big Apple Corps and parade down Greenwich Street. The parade goes from Hubert Street to Washington Market Park which is promised to be “BOOtifully decorated”. Both of these events are put on by the amazing Friends of Washington Market Park.
Trick or Treating in the Neighborhood: Retailers all over the city will be rounding up the sweets in preparation for an evening of Trick or Treating on Tuesday, October 31. We hope you stop by Babesta to get your sweet treats! We’ll be ready for you!
Don't have a costume yet? Pop on down to the shop. We have some awesome options by Meri Meri and even have some cute Halloween decor!