Are you officially in the fall spirit? The temperature has dropped, apples and pumpkins are being picked- and Halloween is right around the corner. So we’ve gathered up a fun list of things to do in the Bronx in the spirit of Halloween, so you can celebrate all month long. We’ll continue to add to this list as more events hit our desk.
Trick or Treat Trek at Bartow Pell Mansion
On Saturday October 30th, trick or treat at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum! Throw on those costumes, rain or shine, and wander the grounds for a treat- but be prepared for who you might meet!
Saturday October 30th
895 Shore Road | www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org
Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo
This annual event at the Bronx Zoo happens weekends during October, and is always a hit with the whole family. Enjoy pumpkin carving demos, costume parades, Halloween crafts, and more!
Weekends in October, including Monday October 11th
2300 Southern Boulevard | www.bronxzoo.com
Scarecrows & Pumpkins at the New York Botanical Garden
Head to the New York Botanical Garden to see plentiful pumpkins and hordes of gourds by the Mertz Library Building and Haupt Conservatory Plaza. There are also displays of whimsical scarecrows throughout the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, pumpkin carving demonstrations, a theatrical production, and more!
Various dates Sept. 18- Oct. 31st
2900 Southern Boulevard | www.nybg.org/event/scarecrows-pumpkins
Pumpkin Decorating at the Mall at Bay Plaza
Head to the Mall at Bay Plaza for some free pumpkin decorating. Tickets must be picked up in advance at Guest Services starting October 11th while supplies last.
Saturday, October 23rd
200 Baychester Avenue | mallatbayplaza.com
Trick or Treat Pop Up at Confetti Party Place
Head to this Halloween themed pop up shop on October 10th in Pelham Bay. There will be candy and face painting for the kids and some fun Halloween vendors!
Saturday October 10th
3190 Westchester Avenue | www.facebook.com/Confettipartyplace
36th Annual Bronx Halloween Parade
On Saturday October 23rd, head over to the 36th annual Halloween Parade. The parade starts on Simpson Street and Westchester Avenue at 12pm and there will be prizes for the most creative costumes.
Saturday October 23rd
Simpson St. & Westchester Ave | www.facebook.com/BronxHalloweenParade
Día de los Muertos Family Art Project at Wave Hill
Celebrate this special Mexican cultural holiday by exploring nicho boxes, small shadow boxes filled with meaning and purpose that honor a lost loved one. Decorate your box with objects and found natural materials.
Saturday October 30th & 31st
4900 Independence Ave | www.wavehill.org
Halloween Events at Pink Princess Nails
Pink Princess Nails in Westchester is hosting two fun Halloween events this month- a Halloween party and a Glow in the Dark paint night.
Friday October 15th & Sunday October 31st
2616 E Tremont Ave| www.instagram.com/pinkprincessnailss/
Always be sure to check with event host for accuracy.