The neighborhood caters to adults, but often neglects kiddie trick-or-treaters, organizers said.
The Harvest Festival will include daffodil-planting, a yoga class, live music, and a canned food drive.
Individual donations have gone down while demand for services has gone up, according to Bowery Mission.
Many New York City businesses have made charitable efforts a key part of their business.
Bowery Mission chef Ping Lo invents menus as donations come in.
The 23-year-old victim had his jaw broken after being punched in the back of the head, police said.
Some organizations are still looking for help serving food to needy people.
The Bowery Mission's first program in Harlem is designed to give women a helping hand.
Back on My Feet, a national nonprofit, wants to help the city's homeless by encouraging them to run.
Competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi will go for the turkey-eating record a day after the official contest.
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