Halloween Stuff to do in NYC this weekend: Picks

Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure at The Sweedish Cottage Marionette Theater, Central Park. This is a whimsical new theater piece for the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre inspired by the adventures of the classic fairytale duo, Hansel and Gretel. I Until November 3

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden at New York Botanical Garden. Experience the thrills and chills of the season with a garden full of intricately carved pumpkin sculptures, bugs, bats, parties and parades. I Until October 31

Halloween Haunted House at Queens County Farm Museum. Visit the haunted house for thrills and chills! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold! The house is recommended for children ages 4–12. Adults will find it creepy too! I Friday October 26 until Sunday October 28

Citibabes Halloween Spooktacular. Family entertainment includes spooky Halloween story readings, arts & crafts, cookie decorating, a concert with Rock A Baby, face paining by La Voile Beauty, photos by Bellamy Blue Photography and more…. I Saturday October 27

Boo at the Zoo at Bronx Zoo. Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition! Visit the bats, tiger cubs and creepy-crawly critters whilst enjoying the crisp fall weather at the zoo. Take the family on a hayride, explore a Haunted Mansion, and enjoy music, magic and more. Treat stations around the park will sweeten your visit. I Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 October

Halloween at the Ascarium at New York Aquarium. Pirates are overtaking Ascarium, their annual Halloween celebration at the Aquarium. You and your little ones can enjoy a haunted seafari, live music, dancing gypsies and spooky storytelling. I Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 October

Halloween at Prospect Park. Get your costume ready…Prospect Park’s great Halloween tradition is back, with lots of fun spooky events all weekend! I Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 October

The Dr Blood Show at Times Scare. If your child is into blood, guts, and gore, then this show is a must-see for your family. As a master performer and expert magician, Dr. Blood performs scary “experiments” that include chopping off his arm, poking out his eyeball, and sawing an audience member in half with a real Black & Decker power saw. I Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 October

Fall Festival at Morningside Montessori School. Kids are invited to dance the monster mash with Moey’s Music Party at Morningside Montessori School’s annual bash! At 11:30 a.m., NYC’s # 1 Mommy Rocker, Moey, and her award-winning band will do a Halloween performance with puppets, pompoms and bubbles to get little monsters in the spirit of the season. I Sunday October 28

Halloween Costume Party & Undead Raiser at Polish Slavic Center. The Zombies are coming! Run to the Halloween Costume Party and Undead Raiser sponsored by the Long Island City School of Ballet. Ghastly performances and haunting dances. Ghoulish games and creepy crafts! Visit the terror card reader and brave the haunted spooky room — if you dare! I Sunday October 2

Jam on DUMBO Halloween Show at Superfine. This is a concert featuring tricks, treat, The Rockdoves, and a costume contest for the kids. I Wednesday October 31

*Please note that all events are correct at time of press - please check with the venue before you head off. SOURCE NEW YORK LOVES KIDS 2012 all rights reserved. newyorkloveskids.com

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Friday, October 26th at 4:00pm
Mil's Trills Drop-In Concert in Park Slope
Filling in for Rolie Polie Guacamole, Amelia Robinson of Mil's Trills premieres some new interactive songs that families of all ages will enjoy!
Two Moons Cafe - 315 4th Ave b/w 2nd & 3rd St
$10 per family

Sunday, October 28th at 11am
The Birth Day Presence 10th Anniversary Celebration
A fun-filled clothes swap & bop for expectant parents & families.  
BAX - 421 5th Ave, in Park Slope, Brooklyn
$10 per family
Tickets: thebirthdayparty.eventbrite.com

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Saturday, Oct 27

Screamin' Green Halloween
Play festive games at the World Financial Center and join a costumed procession through Battery Park City.

Sunday, Oct 28

Central Park Halloween Parade & Pumpkin Sail
Watch your brood's jack-o'-lantern set sail in the Harlem Meer before joining the costumed procession.

Halloween Kidz Karnival
Dress up in your All Hallows' Eve getup for mask decorating, face painting and kiddie rides at Pier 46.

Kuromori Kagura: Traditional Music and Dance
Try out some basic dance moves and take part in a good luck ritual at the Japan Society's family program.
$12, children under 3 free | READ MORE

DayLife presents Lower East Side Pickle Day
Pay homage to Orchard Street's pushcart history with face painting, games and, of course, plenty of pickles. 

Treat your ears to a concert by costumed youth musicians and a ghostly conductor at Symphony Space.

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Celebrate Halloween in Prospect Park
Encounter creepy creatures and ride a haunted carousel at the Brooklyn green space's fete. 
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Masked Parade of the Hairy Insects
Craft a buglike mask and a musical instrument for a parade through Wave Hill's garden.
Free with grounds admission | READ MORE

Syfy HalloweeNYC Festival 
Concoct ghoulish goodies, decorate a trick-or-treat bag and take in performances at Flatiron Plaza North. 

SOURCE: TIME OUT NEW YORK KIDS 2012 all rights reserved. http://timeoutnewyorkkids.com/