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The Village Halloween Parade

Community Celebration

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

7 PM to 11 PM

Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA

Come see Children's Museum of the Arts' float kick off NYC’s biggest Halloween party! 

The parade runs north on 6th Avenue from King Street to West 15th Street and is a free public event, rain or shine. Plan your viewing at

Halloween at CMA [100% Free]

Monster Puppet Workshop with Monkey Boys Productions

Saturday, October 28

1–3 PM

Pier 57

RSVP Required

Build a larger-than-life monster puppet (that moves!) with the help of the legendary puppet builders Monkey Boys Productions. Under the guidance of guest artist Betsy Falk, artists will create monster puppets of all shapes and sizes to adorn CMA’s official float in The Village Halloween Parade.

Halloween Pier Party

Sunday, October 29

11 AM – 3 PM

Pier 57


Designed for ghouls and goblins of all ages, visitors are invited to participate in a variety of art activities such as shadow puppet murals inspired by Kara Walker, monster masks inspired by Leonora Carrington, trick or treat Baggu totes, haunted house dioramas, flying ghouls and ghosts, Dia de los Muertos candles, a spiderweb wall, plus music by Baby DJ School and everyone’s favorite Costume Catwalk.

Co-presented with Film Forum:

The Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D

Sunday, October 29 | 11 AM | Film Forum


Enjoy a screening of kids' horror classics The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) and Spooks (1953) at the legendary Film Forum theater in Greenwich Village. This program is rated G for all audiences.

Open Studio

Mondays & Thursdays

3–5 PM

Pier 57


Enjoy extra-spooky artmaking all month along during CMA’s after school Open Studio program. Activities range from Halloween candy collages to creature masks, surrealist mazes, and more.

Film Forum
Village Halloween Parade

Children's Museum of the Arts' Open Studio at Pier 57 is generously supported by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Ruth Foundation for the Arts, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, First Republic Bank, The LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Google Community Grants Fund, Amazon, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Harriet Ames Charitable Trust, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Hammitt, and the Viniar Family Foundation.

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