Hallowscream Family Fun

Haven’t yet solidified your Halloween plans and want your kids to have a Hallowscream?

Here are three fun options over the next few days:

DiMenna Creepy History Museum’s Haunted Halloween Party
(170 Central Park West – at Richard Gilder Way, 77th Street)

Described by NYMetro Parents as: “A Halloween celebration with a side of history”, at the museum’s event:

“Kids and their families summon the spirits of the past through historical fortune-telling, ghost stories with acclaimed storyteller April Armstrong, photos with a spirit, creepy crafts, and of course…candy!”

PopRally Presents Hallowscreen II: THE PROM
(at MoMA)

For teens (and adults), this is the perfect place to watch (or rewatch) the terrifying classic, “Carrie”.

“It’s prom night at The Museum of Modern Art! PopRally is hosting a HallowSCREENing of Brian DePalma’s Carrie (1976), plus an exclusive viewing of the Louise Bourgeois prints and spider sculptures in the Museum’s Marron Atrium. Polish your tiara, break out your spookiest prom attire, and join us for drinks, candy, dancing, and the obligatory awkward prom photo before enjoying one of the most unforgettable prom scenes in movie history.”

Gravesend Inn: A Haunted Hotel
(at New York City College of Technology’s / City Tech in Brooklyn)

Called a “theme-park-quality Halloween attraction”, this annual house (since 2000) is produced by Theatreworks, City Tech’s resident theatrical troupe, with design, construction and operating support provided by students and faculty of the College’s nationally unique Entertainment Technology Department. Which will probably produce high-level screams in you!

Plus, afterwards, you get to watch a video of your terror on the big screen!

Have a thrilling weekend!

(Left: “Carrie”, Right: The Gravesend Inn)

On the East River Ferry: Just 2 Weekends Left of Family Fun on Governors Island!

Last year, we recommended you explore Governors Island before it closed for the year.

With just 2 weekends before that time again, we, via our On the East River Ferry series, want to make sure you catch some of the Island’s great happenings.

Just hop on the E. 34th St. East River Ferry right next to Waterside Plaza, and try events and exhibitions you can enjoy with your kids:

Governors Island Art Fair

Now in its 9th year, this fair “draws visitors into its world of expression, abstraction and narrative, with 100 solo exhibitions of painting, photography, sculpture, installation, sound and video art side-by-side throughout the sprawling lawns and historic houses of Colonels Row.”

Art Fair - on Governors Island
Photograph by Blair Prentice – on govisland.com

House 7A: A Haunted Encounter

A free immersive haunted house experience where “small groups will be invited in to explore 2 stories of the house to discover its dark history, and piece together the events that led to the 1989 disappearance of previous tenants, the Crowe Family.”

House 7A: A Haunted Encounter - on Governors Island


A play space, modeled after a junkyard, where kids can “imagine a world of their own making and  shape their environment using an assortment of materials, tools, water, dirt, and things that others might describe as trash.”

Play: Ground - on Governors Island

The Holocenter Summer Museum

Hauntings… Then holograms! “Explore holographic art – exhibitions featuring holograms, optical projections and experimental visual media”. Presented by the Center for Holographic Arts

The Holocenter Summer Museum - on Governors Island

Have a great weekend!