Head to Coney Island for some Halloween fun! The annual event kicks off mid-September and runs on weekends through October with kid-friendly activities and fall fun. Little ones can get their faces painted, ride ponies, participate in arts and crafts, magic tricks, karaoke, games, story time and dance. And no need to head to a farm to find your Jack O’Lantern—the park will have a pumpkin patch onsite. Special events throughout the festival include the annual dog parade and costume contest (Oct 14), Marc and the Maniac Carvers who will transform a giant gourd into a masterpiece (Oct 29) and a Halloween parade and costume contest for all ages (Oct 29) to top off the celebation. All ages.