Costume Swap and more! October 30th

NOTE: This is outside of the Bronx, but BronxMama wanted to share!

Putting an earth-friendly twist on Halloween Eve, families will be treated to a free afternoon of green-themed holiday festivities at the World Financial Center’s Screamin’ Green Halloween on Saturday, October 30th. Adorned with giant, 30-foot high figures of a scarecrow, witch, and skeleton, the spectacular Winter Garden will be the setting for a fun-filled afternoon featuring everything from games and parades to costume-making and costume swaps. Artists will be on hand to help kids make masks and costumes out of funky recycled and repurposed materials, providing them with a valuable lesson in creative reuse. During the costume swap, families can exchange last year’s costumes for gently used and ready-to-wear ones with plenty of time for the next day’s trick-or-treating. Continue reading


Halloween Events

Who says there aren’t any Halloween events in the Bronx? Check them out! For more info, visit

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Haunted House Fundraiser + Haunted House opening soon!

Haunted House Fundraiser on October 22 at 6pm for the entire bronx. The Bronx Haunted House now in its 4th year, at 974 Home Street.

Admission: any  “Cash donation”  Visitors can donate any amount to the enjoy the fun scares put on by local students in the Crotona Neighborhood here in The Bronx.

Bronx Haunted House is showcased by 15 selected students throughout the neighborhood. This is their 4th year!

The Haunted House officially opens Oct. 27 thru Halloween.

Tickets: 718 512 5202

Next BronxMama/Uptown Tot Meetup-Halloween Hoorah at NYBG!

Our next meetup will be at the New York Botanical Garden! NYBG has offered BronxMama’s an awesome deal:
$12 / Adult  (down from $15)
$5 / Child (down from $8)
Children under 2 – FREE

Pack a lunch and join us for their annual Halloween Hoorah festivities on October 24th at 10:45 am- we will eat our lunch in the Picnic Pavilion, enjoy the parade, and the kids can even make their own apple sauce!

Please RSVP by Friday October 15th!


Native American Storytelling, Crafts, Cider Pressing and more at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Harvest Festival

On Saturday, October 23, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will hold its fourth annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This fun and festive event offers a variety of different activities for the whole family.

The stars of the day are a Native American duo known as the Leaf Arrow Storytellers. Members of the Sac and Fox and Caddo Indian Nations of Oklahoma, they will present coyote tales, creation stories, and historic folklore filled with tribal family values in words and song while dressed in Native American regalia. Performances are at 11 a.m. and noon. Space is limited, so please call ahead to reserve. Continue reading

Halloween 2010:Halloween Hoorah at the New York Botanical Garden

In the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Saturday, October 9–Sunday, October 31

Jack-o’-lanterns, costumes, and trick or treating–Halloween is a great time to be a kid–and at The New York Botanical Garden’s annual Halloween Hoorah, it’s a great time to be an adult, too. So scoop up your favorite little ghouls and goblins and go marvel at the 500 pumpkins carved and sculpted by Michael Anthony Natiello (the creator of the annual Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor). The pumpkins–carved into flowers, scarecrows, snakes, and spiders–line the pathways of the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden by day, and are just the tip of the spooky fun. Continue reading

Boo at the Zoo

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition! October weekends are packed with activities, including hay mazes and hayrides, pumpkin carving demonstrations, puppet shows, magic shows, and live music. Embark on a Haunted Safari Adventure to protect a creature that needs your help and enjoy an augmented reality 3-D experience. Best of all,  visit with bats, cats, and creepy critters.  And don’t forget, kids in costume get in free!* Continue reading

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