New York City is full of events for Halloween’s youngest celebrants. While some kids fear the scarier aspects of the holiday, there are many non-frightening activities and events that are appropriate for all children. From cooking to crafts, kids can enjoy Halloween in NYC in a family-friendly way.
Halloween Scary Snacks at Cupcake Kids Kitchen
The attendees will make two easy, spooky desserts to enjoy for the holiday. Kids are allowed to wear their costumes, just make sure that they are easy to clean should it get a spot or two on the fabric. The first class is from 9:30am to 10:30am. It is a drop off class and is specifically for five to eight year olds. The second class, which a caregiver must attend, lasts from 10:45am – 11:45am and is for the two to four year olds. The classes take place on October 30th and October 31st and cost $55 each.
Sony Wonder Technology Lab
There are several Halloween inspired events and activities for kids to attend at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab during the month of October. On October 3rd and October 10th there is the Creepy Critters Sci-Tech Workshop. With the use of a few materials, kids can create their own creepy critters. The class is from 1p – 3pm, is $5 per child and is recommended for children 8 and up. On October 23rd, the movie “Monster House” is playing at 12pm and “Ghostbusters” is playing at 2pm; both are rated PG. On October 30th and 31st from 12pm – 4pm is Wonderween where kids can watch Halloween themed features and enjoy in other holiday fun. Please be aware that you may need to make reservations to attend one or more events and that the price may not be included in the cost of general admission.
Get Your Boo On! at Karma Kids Yoga
For parents that prefer their kids have a more health conscious Halloween, Get Your Boo On! offers an ages 10 and up yoga class which incorporates plenty of yoga with ghost stories, henna tattoos and healthy treats. The class is $35 per child and takes place on October 29th from 7pm – 9pm.
Boo at the Zoo- Bronx Zoo
Boo at the Zoo takes place every weekend in October. There are a huge amount of Halloween activities for kids to do including craft workshops, treat stations, hayrides and a haunted safari. With all the activities, you can keep your kids busy for the entire day without them screaming that they’re bored. Times of each activity vary and some take place several times a day so make sure to check the website to make sure you know when your favorite ones are.
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