nyc-arts-top5_halloweenInteresting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. With Halloween just around the corner, here are some of our top family-friendly picks for some spooky fun. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    Haunted Greenbelt Walk

    High Rock Park

    Staten Island

    Thu, Oct 29, 2015, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Learn about the creatures of the night and hear enchanted haunted tales. This moderate-paced hike will last over an hour. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and insect repellent, and bring a flashlight.

    Crypt Crawl at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

    Shake you spirits loose this Halloween season! Hear the stories of the entombed, learn the origins of Halloween as a Celtic New Year celebration and later transformation into All Hallows Eve, and creep into the Cathedral's crypt. Space is limited.

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure

Central Park West at 79th Street

New York N.Y. 10024

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Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the pair’s pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Halloween Central Station

Boerum Place at Schermerhorn Street

Brooklyn N.Y. 11201

7186941600

Visitors can join this underground Halloween costume party for face painting, a “glow-in-the-dark zone” and a shadow puppet show.

Wonderween at Sony Wonder Technology Lab

550 Madison Avenue

New York N.Y. 10022

2128338100

Go decked out in your Halloween costume and catch a monstrous movie, make some creepy crafts, hear a spooky story and go home with gobs of ghoulish goodies!