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September 29, 2023

Are you ready to set sail into a sea of Halloween festivities? NYC Ferry is here to guide you through the most bewitching events happening near our ferry landings this October. As the leaves change and the air turns crisp, it’s time to embrace the spooky spirit of Halloween. New York City is known for its vibrant and diverse events, and Halloween is no exception. From costume parties to trick-or-treating adventures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We’ve gathered a list of the most exciting Halloween events happening near our ferry landings this year. Get your costumes ready, and let’s dive into the Halloween spirit!


Date: Most Evenings October – November 5
Ferry Landing: Midtown West / Pier 79

Imagine the world of cinema’s most terrifying scenes and stories โ€“ now imagine walking through it. At TerrorVision, we don’t just show you horror, we immerse you in it. As the largest haunted house in NYC, we promise an experience that interlaces haunting lore with relentless scares. This is where the line between reel and real blurs. Tickets start at $59, with a 31% discount available until October 9th. Use code: SCREAMEARLY31

Learn more: here.

Halloween at The Seaport

Date: Now – November 7
Ferry Landing: Wall St./Pier 11

Stop by The Seaport for a fall favorite photo-op the Pumpkin Arch. Located on the iconic NYC waterfront at Pier 17 if you frame it perfectly you can even catch an NYC Ferry in the background. Make sure to close out your Halloween season with the Seaport Kids x Halloween Block Party on October 28th.

Learn more: here.


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Fall Fest

Date: October 14th, 11:00 AM
Ferry Landing: Atlantic Ave

Celebrate the season at the Atlantic Terminal Mall Plaza’s Fall Fest, easily accessible from the Atlantic Ave ferry landing. Enjoy food, games, and live entertainment, making it a perfect prelude to the Halloween festivities.
Learn more here.

Harvest Festival

Date: October 15th, 1:00 PM
Ferry Landing: E90th St

Before the Halloween madness kicks in, join the Carl Schurz Park Harvest Festival. This family-friendly event offers pumpkin decorating, live music, and delicious seasonal treats. It’s a great way to celebrate the fall season.
Learn more here.

Halloween Origami

Date: October 16th, 4:00 PM
Ferry Landing: St. George

Unleash your creativity at the New York Public Library’s Halloween Origami event, conveniently located near the St. George ferry landing. Learn the art of paper folding and create spooky origami creatures to decorate your home.
Learn more here.

Bilingual Terrors

Date: October 18th, 2:00 PM
Ferry Landing: St. George

Experience bilingual chills at the New York Public Library’s Bilingual Terrors event. Dive into the world of horror literature in both Spanish and English as you discuss spine-tingling stories.
Learn more here.

Children’s Halloween Festival

Date: October 22nd, 10:00 AM
Ferry Landing: Midtown West

Join the Bleecker Park Halloween Festival for a day of enchanting activities for kids of all ages. From pumpkin decorating to spooky storytelling, this festival promises a bewitching good time. Don’t forget to wear your costumes!
Learn more here.

Halloween Howl

Date: October 22nd
Ferry Landing: E90th St

Continue the Halloween fun at Carl Schurz Park’s Halloween Howl. Get your four-legged friends in on the action with a pet costume contest and enjoy live entertainment, games, and more.
Learn more here.


Date: October 26th, 9:00 PM
Ferry Landing: Astoria

For a more adult-themed Halloween experience, attend Catbaret, easily accessible from the Astoria ferry landing. This unique event combines music, comedy, and feline-themed fun for a purr-fectly entertaining evening.
Learn more here.

Teen Takeover

Date: October 28th, 6:30 PM
Ferry Landing: E34th St

Calling all teens! The New York Public Library is hosting a spine-chilling Teen Takeover event. Enjoy after-hours access, games, and ghoulish fun with fellow teens. It’s a unique way for older kids to celebrate Halloween.
Learn more here.

Halloween Harvest Festival

Date: October 28th, 12:00 PM
Ferry Landing: Astoria

Head over to a city-wide Halloween Harvest Festival near the Astoria ferry landing for a day of pumpkin picking, spooky crafts, and haunted happenings.
Learn more here.

Bay Ridge Bid’s Halloween Festival

Date: October 28th, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Ferry Landing: Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Bid’s 2nd Annual Trunk-Or-Treat Multi-Block event on 5th Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The event will have bouncy houses, arts and crafts, pumpkin decoration, castle building, music, and much more.
Learn more here.

Halloween Costume Party

Date: October 29th, 1:00 PM
Ferry Landing: Battery Park City

Start your Halloween festivities early at the Friends of Washington Market Park’s Annual Halloween Costume Parade and Party, conveniently located near the Battery Park City ferry landing. Bring your little ghouls and goblins for a spooktacular time featuring a costume parade, live music, and more.
Learn more here.

Halloween Trick or Treating

Date: October 29th, 11:00 AM
Ferry Landing: Colears Hook

Get ready for some sweet treats and eerie encounters at Corlears Hook Park, conveniently accessible from the Corlears Hook ferry landing. Halloween Trick or Treating is the perfect opportunity for kids to collect candies and show off their costumes. It’s a neighborhood tradition you won’t want to miss.
Learn more here.

Halloween at the Children’s Museum of the Arts

Date: October 29th, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Ferry Landing: Midtown West/ Pier 79

Join this free community art-making event with workshops and crafts for various ages. A fun-filled day with music, art, and costumes. Check out all of the Halloween activities happening all month long at CMA and Pier 57.
Learn more here.

Trick or Treating

Date: October 31st, 9:00 AM
Ferry Landing: Stuyvesant Cove

On Halloween morning, start your day with a trick-or-treating adventure at Bond Vet Noho, conveniently located near the Stuyvesant Cove ferry landing. Dress up your pets and kids for a morning filled with treats and delightful surprises.
Learn more here.

Movies at Rooftop Reds Vineyard

Date: Select Dates in October
Ferry Landing: Brooklyn Navy Yard

Cozy up under the stars to watch your favorite Halloween classics. Enjoy a slice of pizza and pair it with a glass of wine too!

Learn more: here.


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