Saturday, Oct. 31
Halloween Bash & Bowl
Where? Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
When? 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
How Much? Free
Billed as a “spooktacular dance party” featuring with DJ Natalie from Baby DJ School behind the decks, kids can indulge in face painting and the Tattoo Station and try their luck in the Brooklyn Bowl birthday party raffle.
Printmaking Workshop: Prints of Darkness
Where? Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
When? 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
How Much? Free. All materials are provided, and no prior experience is necessary.
Artists Alex and Becky Chipkin will be teaching techniques of linoleum block printing in this special witch-themed printmaking workshop. Learn how to create an image on a linoleum block and then print using a multi-media printing press. Although it’s geared toward adults, children 11 and older are welcome to attend. They’ll be analyzing classic depictions of witches, and looking at artwork by Francisco Goya, Hieronymus Bosch, Albrecht Durer, Hans Baldung and William Blake.
Village Halloween Parade
Where? Begins at 6th Avenue at Canal Street and runs straight up 6th Avenue from Spring to 16th Street, Greenwich Village
When? From 7 p.m. until about 11 p.m.
How Much? Free
The Village Halloween Parade, begun in 1974 by Greenwich Village puppeteer Ralph Lee, draws two million spectators and more than sixty thousand costumed participants, dancers, artists and circus performers, dozens of floats with live bands and other performers. Anyone in costume is welcome and allowed in the world's largest Halloween parade. Arrive between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday at Sixth Avenue at Canal Street. Stretching more than a mile, the Village Halloween Parade commands a world-wide television audience of one hundred million.
Sunday, Nov. 1
Start with Art at the Met
Where? The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave. (at 82nd Street), Upper East Side
When? 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
How Much? Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.
For families with children ages 3 to 6, Start with Art is about sharing ideas and enjoying stories, sketching, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. October’s theme is Power.
Classics for Kids: Film Forum Jr.
Where? Film Forum, 209 West Houston St., Greenwich Village
When? 11 a.m.
How Much? $7.50
Film Forum’s special screenings for kids and families showcase a broad selection of classic kids films in glorious 35mm. Sunday's film is a brand new 3D restoration of the 1953 movie “Kiss Me Kate”, a reworking of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. It's described as "a stereoscopic song-and-dance fest," featuring Bobby Van, Bob Fosse, and Ann Miller.
Tinker It Sundays
Where? In the Makers Space at New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona
When? Two sessions on Sunday. From 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
How Much? $2 per adult/child pair
Join the New York Hall of Science crew for tinkering activities that encourage families to build, explore and create together. Recommended for ages 6 and older, the workshop uses real tools to make real things and re-use everyday materials in exciting ways. From woodworking and plaster casting to electronics and 3D printing, the Makers Space encourages experimentation and open-ended exploration.