Through Dec. 25, New Yorkers can take nightly tours to see the Village’s most infamous ghosts. On a short, hour-long tour, you may experience possible sightings of the ghosts of Aaron Burr, Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain at the House of Death, among others. Be sure to reserve your tickets ahead of time here, meet under the Washington Square Park arch at your designated time and prepare yourself for a spooky evening.
El Día de Los Muertos, also known as The Day of the Dead, is a three-day holiday honoring those who have passed. On Nov. 1, visitors can celebrate near Green-Wood’s Modern Chapel, where crafts, activities and food will be provided. Bring family, friends and any personal offerings like photographs and flowers to visit the altar and honor loved ones at this special free event happening from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
A fan favorite for New Yorkers with kids, explore the Bronx Zoo this weekend to get your animal fix. With all sorts of spooky exhibits from the Extinct Animal Graveyard, to Magic & Mind Reading, to a pumpkin carving demo, the zoo is keeping its annual Halloween tradition alive and open Saturdays and Sundays from Oct. 2 through 31. Ticket reservations can be made online.
Chelsea Market is always hosting several fabulous events for all kinds of New Yorkers, and Halloween is no exception. On Thursday, Oct. 29, watch the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers carve pumpkins live from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and make sure to stay for their 600-pound pumpkin!
Lastly, for our Staten Island friends, we suggest checking out Decker Farm in Richmond Town for pumpkin picking and hayrides. Open Saturdays and Sundays from the beginning of October, you’re able to visit the patch, learn about 19th-century farm life and taste delectable fall food at the oldest continuously operating small farm in NYC. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., so don’t forget to reserve your ticket ahead of time!