New York Halloween Events and Activities

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At the annual Bronx Halloween Parade, beginning at noon on Oct. 22, the New York Police Department marching band, the Philadelphia 76ers drum line and dozens of community organizations will haunt the streets.

NYCRuns Haunted Island

NYCRuns Haunted Island 5K and 10K takes place on Oct. 29 and provides age and gender-specific awards. Participants can enjoy a ferry ride, post-race breakfast and Halloween candy.

On October weekends and Oct. 10, visitors can handpick pumpkins, hop on a tractor-towed hayride, explore the children's hay maze and chuck a gourd.

Visitors can venture through acres of towering cornstalks at night in the Amazing Maize Maze at the Queens County Farm Museum.

A bloodthirsty plant catapults a geeky flower shop assistant to stardom, and the musical reminds viewers of the special potency of grisly things that come in small, impeccably wrapped packages.

The streaming service Disney+ has resurrected the cult classic Hocus Pocus with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as witchy sisters who run amok using Roombas and chug anti-aging creams.

The NYC Ghosts tour visits eight to 12 locations throughout the city, including the Morris-Jumel Mansion, where Gen. George Washington’s headquarters was located.

Blood Manor is a 10,000-square-foot haunted house in TriBeCa with clowns, corpse brides and cannibals that welcomes the fearful and fearless on weekends and select weekdays through Nov. 5.

Headless Horseman Haunted Attractions, upstate in Ulster Park, guarantees a horrifying immersive experience along its 65-acre property with escape rooms, haunted houses, a corn maze and a new walk-through trail.

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