NYC Trick-or-Treat: Best Halloween Blocks in Manhattan for Sweets & Decor

Find out the best Halloween Decor blocks in Manhattan and where to go trick-or-treating with kids! The most popular Halloween blocks are on the Upper West & Upper East Side!

WHEN: You’ll be able to see the Halloween Decor at the buildings and houses of Manhattan about a week before Halloween. NYC Trick-or-Treat blocks listed below will be held on Halloween Day, Oct. 31.

This post will be updated with exact times at each place a week before Halloween so stay tuned!

Most Popular Manhattan Blocks for Trick-or-Treating & Block Party

All of them are FREE to attend!

  • UWS: W 69th St between Central Park W & Broadway | 4-7pm.
  • UES: E 78th St between Park & Lexington.
  • UES – Carnegie Hill: E 92nd St between Madison & Park Ave. | 5-6:30pm.
  • Greenwich Village at Washington Square Park | 3-6pm.
  • Chelsea: 21/22nd Sts between 8th & 10th Ave.

You might also want to check out:

Free Halloween Events for Kids in Manhattan.

Free Halloween Events for Kids in Brooklyn & Queens.


Halloween on the Upper West Side (UWS)


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UWS – Popular blocks to see stunning Halloween Decor:
  • W 69th St between Central Park West & Broadway.
  • 78th & 79th St between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.
  • 87th St between Broadway & West End Ave.
UWS – Less crowded blocks:
  • 90th St between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.
  • 95th St. between Columbus & Central Park West. This block is closed to traffic on Halloween! Fun for kids.
Best UWS Blocks for Trick-or-Treating with Kids:
  • W 69th St between Central Park West & Broadway: for years it has been the famous Halloween block of Manhattan with a huge party and lots of fun! Expect crowds & arrive there early! 4-10pm.
  • W 79th St. between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.
  • W 95th St. between Broadway & West End Ave.


Halloween on the Upper East Side (UES)


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UES – Best for Halloween Decor:
  • 78th St & Lexington Ave.
  • 92nd St & Madison Ave.
  • 94th & 95th Sts between Park & Lexington Ave.
Best UES blocks for Trick-or-Treating:
  • 78th St & Lexington Ave. Best UES block for trick or treating!
  • 92nd St. between Park & Madison Ave. This block is closed to traffic on Halloween for the Halloween Spooktacular from 5 to 6:30pm. Huge party that includes a costume contest, prizes for the best townhouse, best family, best pet & more!


Halloween in Greenwich Village


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This is the neighborhood of the Popular Halloween Parade! One of the largest Halloween Parades of the world!

Halloween Parade Party for Kids in Greenwich Village

Known as the only Halloween Parade for Kids in the city with marching bands.

From 3-6pm @ Washington Square Park, near the arch. Hosted by Community Board 2 and NYU.

Treats, live entertainment, face painting, and rides! You can then head to the big parade on 6th Ave.


Trick-or-Treating in Midtown – Bryant Park

NYC Halloween Events - Bryant Park Trick or Treat

Oct. 31 from 4pm to 6:30pm at Bryant Park.

Annual Halloween party with magic tricks, face painting, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and a monster mash! Pick up a free trick-or-treat bag courtesy of Bank of America and visit select Holiday Shops for treats.


Trick-or-Treating in Harlem


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Go trick-or-treating close to Marcus Garvey Park. Check the MMPCIA FB page a couple of days before Halloween to see the participating houses & have fun!


Pumpkin Flotilla at Harlem Meer in Central Park

Oct. 30 | 4-7pm.

Entrance through 110th St. & Malcolm X Boulevard.


Halloween in Chelsea


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Halloween Party:

Usually takes place every Halloween day:

  • W 21st & 22nd Sts between 8th & 10th Ave.


You might also want to check out:

NYC Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village

What’s on in NYC

NYC with Kids


Happy Halloween! Hope you get to see the great Halloween Decor in NYC Streets and go trick or treating with your kids!



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