Looking for fun things to do leading up to Halloween?
The Downtown Alliance wants to make sure your days are filled with treats instead of tricks. So we’ve gathered up specials from shops around Lower Manhattan, along with bagsful of free and fun events.
You can check out some of the cool stuff and special promotions going on Downtown for Halloween below, and visit our website for additional events and specials this month.
Halloween is Happening at Trinity Church
Broadway & Wall Street
Friday, October 29
4 PM to 10 PM
You never know who you’ll find in the Trinity Churchyard on Halloween. Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton; Lord and Lady Cornbury; assorted ghosts, witches, goblins, and the occasional Spiderman. It’s all part of the Trinity Church Halloween celebration. It’s a night of fun for the whole family, including treats, games, crafts, and a special silent movie screening in Trinity Church. All events are free and open to the public.
4 PM to 6 PM
Tricks, treats, games, a photo booth, and stories from the churchyard’s famous inhabitants. Free, open to the public, and for all ages.
Haunted Hamilton Happy Hour
5 PM to 7 PM
The neighborhood raises a toast to churchyard denizen Alexander Hamilton. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.
Silent film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
8 PM to 10 PM
See “one of the most striking films of cinema” in Trinity Church’s candlelit Gothic setting. Directed by Robert Wiene. With live organ accompaniment by Robert Ridgell.
Halloween Wine Tasting at California Wine Merchants
15 Bridge Street
Friday, October 29
5 PM to 7:30 PM
California Wine Merchants is holding a free Halloween wine tasting at their store. Costumes are encouraged and there will be candy as well.
Screamin’ Green Halloween
Winter Garden, World Financial Center
Saturday, October 30
Noon to 4 PM
Green your Halloween at the World Financial Center! Join artist-educators for mask and costume making with funky recycled and repurposed materials, compete with other witches and warlocks in “Put a Spider in the Brew”, “Bowling for Ghosts” and a twist on the traditional “Bobbing for Apples,” and enjoy organic and fair-trade candy treats. Exchange last year¹s costume for a new one at the Costume Swap, each gently used and ready-to-wear. Mini parades led by the Hungry March Band will take place on the Plaza at 1 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM, and the day ends with a Ghosts & Goblins Parade to Poets House for a reading of spooky poems and seasonal snacks.
Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos
The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
One Bowling Green
Saturday, October 30
Noon to 5 PM
Enjoy a fun filled day for the entire family including hands-on workshops, storytelling with the Colorado Sisters and Michael Heralda, and dance performances by Cetilitzli Nauhcampa (Mexica). The museum is free and open everyday from 10 AM to 5 PM and on Thursdays until 8 PM.
Crumbs Bake Shop
87 Beaver Street
Crumbs is happy to offer its Signature Halloween Collection which includes cupcakes such as Ooooohstess, Monster Mash, Spidey Web, Halloween Good Guy and Chocolate & Vanilla Sprinkle. If you can’t decide which one to pick, Crumbs even has a Gourmet Taste Pack that give you 12 to try. They also offer delicious Halloween decorated cookies and cookie bags as well as a 6-inch Spidey Web Cake!
La Maison du Chocolat
63 Wall Street
La Maison du Chocolat is introducing special Halloween treats this month. Pumpkins are available in Dark or Milk Chocolate. Each pumpkin is hollow, then filled with chocolate covered fruits and caramelized roasted almonds. Price $65. The BOUCHEE (rectangular piece of chocolate decorated with a bat & a pumpkin) is an almond and hazelnut praline with pieces of walnuts, orange peel & raisins. Price $22.
New Field Yoga
27 Cliff Street, 3rd Floor
New Field Yoga is having a Halloween special that includes 10% of a single class or 20% of any package of classes.
233-235 Front Street
Nelson Blue will be having a special-themed Halloween for patrons all day on Friday, October 29, and hosting its annual Halloween party on Saturday, October 30 from 7 PM until closing. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.