Halloween is always jumping in and around Harlem – for kids of all ages and grown-ups alike. In addition to Trick-or-Treating fun this Halloween weekend, Harlem’s young ghouls, goblins and princesses can enjoy these fun and fabulous family events:

1:00 – 7:00pm
Children’s Monster Ball
A Phillip Randolph Square

The 7th Annual Halloween R Us Children’s Monster Ball  is a fun-filled day of tricks and treats in a safe, enclosed environment. Admission is free and all children in attendance will get the opportunity to enter the best and scariest costume contest, enjoy inflatable bounce rides, watch “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” and even take home a trick-or-treat bag! A Philip Randolph Square, St. Nicholas @ 116th & 117th

Halloween Celebration @ Museum of Natural History

Trick-or-treat through AMNH’s decorated halls, and enjoy live tunes by David Grover and Louie Miranda, acts by Big Apple Circus performers, magic by Robert Austin and face time with Curious George, Peter Rabbit and Clifford the Big Red Dog. Bring your own bags to collect candy. Tickets $14 for ages 2 & up. American Museum of natural History, Central Park West @ 79th Street | www.amnh.org/calendar/halloween-celebration

Trick-or-Treat with Electric Ladybug Garden
235 West 111th Street

A free, family-friendly Halloween celebration in a community garden at 235 W. 111th St. Organizers say there will be candy, treats, games and more. | Electric Ladybug Garden

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building Plaza

A frighteningly fun-filled family event featuring DJ Stormin Norman, Thriller,storytelling, performance, face-painting, a costume contest and more. FREE to attend. State Office Bldg., 163 West 125th Street

Halloween Fun Run Through Hamilton Heights

The 2-mile run, in which particpants will be dressed in their favorite costumes, features stops for complimentary food and drinks at local restaurants. The $15 donation for entry also includes a free T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Hamilton Heights – Convent Garden | CLICK HERE for additional info.

Children’s Cooking Class & “Shellabration”
Lolo’s Seafood Shack

Lolo’s the Caribbean seafood spot, will host cooking classes and costume contests for children. The restaurant has also been offering shellfish specials throughout the week as part of its Halloween “Shellabaration.” Contact Lolo’s for more details. Lolo’s Seafood Shack, 303 West 116th @ FDB | www.lolosseafoodshack.com

Sunday, November 1st
Inwood Pumpkin Pageant
Isham Park, Inwood

Recycle your Halloween jack-o’-lantern! Drop off your carved creations at Isham Park anytime on Sunday, and then return at dusk to see a display of illuminated pumpkins. The next day, they’ll be taken to a local park for composting. FREE. Broadway, Park Terrace, Seaman Ave. and Indian Rd. bet. Isham St., W 214 St., and W 218 St. | www.nycgovparks.org/parks/isham-park


Featured image by Ruben Natal San-Miguel from feature shoot.