Tag Archives: Halloween

Inwood Pumpkin Pageant, Isham Park

Happy October! The Inwood Pumpkin Pageant will return on Tues, Nov 1st in Isham Park. We need volunteers to help with setup, cleanup and the Blue Ribbon Judges Panel. Please email inwoodpumpkin@gmail.com if you can help us out, and spread the word about the event! The more people, the more pumpkins, and the more pumpkins the more pageantry!

More info at https://www.facebook.com/inwoodpumpkin

Paranormal Investigation of Morris-Jumel Mansion: Halloween Night

Featured on The Holzer Files, Ghost Adventures, Netflix’s Surviving Death, Haunted USA: New York, Good Day, New York, NY1, BuzzFeed, and the Today Show, the Morris-Jumel Mansion is perceived by many as a paranormal site and has attracted academics and investigators such as Hans Holzer, Zak Bagans, the Tennessee Wraith Chasers, and now you!

Join us on the one night a year where the veil between worlds is traditionally believed to be at its thinnest. This Halloween, book an exclusive paranormal investigation at Manhattan’s oldest surviving house, where you will learn the background of paranormal investigations, including the legendary paranormal activity at Morris-Jumel Mansion, while learning the history of the Mansion, its former residents, and interesting facts about the museum collection. During the program, you will have after-dark access to ghost hunt in the period rooms of the Mansion, normally closed off to the public. Believers and skeptics alike will enjoy the evening, and will have the opportunity to possibly communicate with Morris-Jumel Mansion’s former residents using paranormal investigative equipment.

  • This event is strictly for those 18 and over.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • This event is capped at 16 participants.
  • This specialty event will last 2.5 hours and is priced at $70/person.
  • Guests will not be permitted entry to the park/mansion before 6:45pm; the tour will begin promptly at 7pm; the gates will be closed and locked at 7:05pm and no entry will be permitted after that time. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this. Please plan your arrival accordingly. If you find that you are running late, please call the museum before 7pm at 212-923-8008.
  • We reserve the right to deny entry, and/or to remove from the premises anyone who appears intoxicated, or who is not abiding by these guidelines, which have been established to ensure your safety as well as the safety of our staff and other visitors.

Because of the high demand for this event, guests will be limited to one paranormal investigation per season until further notice. Any duplicate orders will be refunded in order to ensure we can allow as many members of our community to experience this unique event as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Reach out the Mansion at 212-923-8008 if you would like to book a private Paranormal Tour.

Washington Heights Halloween Parade

The 16th Annual Washington Heights Halloween Parade is on for Tuesday, October 31st!

Gather at 6PM in the PS187 schoolyard (Cabrini Blvd between 187/190)

At 6:30, we will parade up Cabrini Blvd to Fort Tryon Park, ending with a grand mill about on the Cafe Lawn.

Free | All ages | All are welcome!

Supported by the Fort Tryon Park Trust


J. Hood: Hallowscream Fright Walk and Fall Festival

Hallowscream Fright Walk and Fall Festival

Friday, October 27, 2023
4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Join us for a spooky celebration at J. Hood Wright Park with an interactive haunted house, games, inflatables, and more! Wear your best costume and get ready for the scariest party in town!

Know before you go:

You can experience our fright walk at any point between the allotted time for the day. For your safety and others’, please exercise caution during the fright walk. Please wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes, and refrain from wearing jewelry. Participants cannot run or touch props and actors. No bags or belongings are allowed inside, so please plan accordingly. Parental discretion and supervision, especially for participants under 13, are highly recommended. Waivers must be signed by an adult.

The HALLOWSCREAM! Fright Walk features frightening images and special effects, sudden movements and jump scares, loud and intense audio, varying light conditions (such as flashing lights and low visibility), and fog in a potentially physically and emotionally demanding environment. Enter at your own risk.

Friday, October 27, 2023 | Fright Walk *NEW*
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit nyc.gov/parks or call 311.
Contact accessibility@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 360-1430 for more information regarding accessibility.


Basketball Courts in J. Hood Wright Park

351 Fort Washington Avenue

Directions to this location