Halloween 2018 Festivities

It is finally fall in Hoboken! If you are a parent like myself, your schedule is probably rapidly filling up with an abundance of activities. Here are some more to add to your list of Halloween related festivities this year.

Baby Bandstand Halloween Pop-Up Class (ages 0-3 years)

Sunday, October 28 - 11:00 AM

Celebrate Life Studio

Halloween costumes welcome and encouraged ($25)

LH Hook-Up Vendor

5th Annual City Place 3K Spooky Stroll

Saturday, October 20 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (rain date: October 27)

A Fundraiser for the Holy Rosary Food Pantry

DJ, Face Painting, Prizes, Costumes are encouraged

Sponsored by the Edgewater Education Association

($3 adults/ $2 Children - along with non-perishable donations)

Cornerstone Pets Howloween Pup Portrait Pop-Up

Sunday, October 28 - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Free portraits of your pup by the wickedly talented Pupparazzi NYC. First come first served.

Eat Drink and Be Scary with Mile Square Church

(Christopher Columbus Gardens - 455 9th Street - Hoboken)

Costumes, food, and family fun, along with safe trick-or-treating in the park

Fall Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 20 - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Pier A - Hoboken

Pony rides, petting zoo, pumpkin painting, trackless train, crafts, hay maze, face painting, moonwalk, spin art, carriage rides, and more

Family Halloween Bash at Jersey City Pedestrian Mall - Newark Avenue Wednesday, October 31 - 3:00 PM - 7:00PM

Music, bouncy house, face painting


Pumpkin Decorating at Garden Street School of the Performing Arts

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Dance class/party, pumpkin decorating, and music

Email to rsvp -

($35 per person/ $60 for siblings - price includes pizza, cupcakes, and juice)

Halloween Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival - Jersey City

Saturday- October 27 & Saturday - October 28 - 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Urby Parking Lot (200 Greene Street)

Pumpkin patch, bounce house, food vendors, magic shows, train rides, and face painting

Sponsored by Exchange Place Alliance

Hoboken Library Pumpkin Painting Party (ages 4+)

Tuesday, October 30 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Storytelling, music, and pumpkin painting

Hoboken Ragamuffin Parade and Costume Contest

Wednesday, October 31 - 3:00 PM

Line step-up for parade is on Washington and 13th Street at 3:00 PM.

The costume contest will be held at the end of the parade a the Little League Field on 5th and River Terrace.

HoBOOken 5K and Scary Scurry Kid's Run

Saturday, October 27

Pier A

Both runs' proceeds benefit the Hoboken Homeless Shelter.

Check-in for the HoBOOken 5K will take place 10:00 AM ($30)

The Scary Scurry Kid's Run, hosted by Little Hoboken, will hold check-in from 9:30 AM - 11:00AM on the south side of Pier A. Run will begin at 11:00 AM. The course will be under a mile and vary based on the child's age. The first 300 kids to register receive a local goodies packed giveaway! All kids receive a t-shirt and medal!

($20, each additional child $15)

Hudson Coffee Halloween Portrait Shoot

Wednesday, October 31 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Professional lighting will be set up with a seamless background. One printed photo will be provided free of charge to all who show up.

Hugs and Bugs Club (ages 2-7 years)

Daddy and Me Pumpkin Carving

Sunday, October 21 - 11:00 AM


Halloween Potion Party

Sunday, October 28 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Potion making and spooky sensory play. Parents bring their own brews and children make a witches brew. Wear costumes!


LH Hook-Up Vendor

Jersey City Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 13 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

City Hall Plaza (280 Grove Street)

Pumpkin decorating, dancing with Rockness Music, Elite Musicians, and Next Step Broadway, a bounce house, and a kid's train

Jersey City's Spooky Terminal III (ages 1-12)

Saturday, October 27 - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

(Central Railroad at NJ Terminal - 1 Audrey Zapp Drive)

Jersey City's largest family friendly Halloween event.

Activities, food trucks, and costume contests.

($5 child, $15 adult)

Kidville Hoboken

Friday, October 26 4:00 PM- 7:00PM

Shipyard Park (across from Kings)

Games, dance party, face painting, arts and crafts, carnival games, and photo booth. Pets can also dress up for a costume parade.


Liberty Science Center

Spooky Sleepover Family Halloween Camp In (ages 6+)

Saturday, October 27 - 6:00 PM - Sunday, October 28 - 10:00 AM

Themed activities. experiments, shows and more

($65 pp/ $55 LSC members)

Little City Play Spooky Halloween Cookie Decorating

Tuesday, October 23 - 10:00 AM or 4:00 PM

Cookie decorating, Halloween treats, and open play ($35)

LH Hook-Up Vendor

Mason Civic League - Halloween Block Party

Friday, October 26 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(12th Street between Bloomfield and Washington)

Trick-or-treating, kids activity zone, DJ, lots of candy and lots of fun

For more info email


Play City - Weehawken

4918 Park Ave.

2nd Annual Halloween Party

Wednesday, October 31 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Costume contest(s), raffles, Halloween music and characters, trick or treat bag, and activities ($26.66)

LH Hook-Up Vendor

Port Imperial Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 20 - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Port Imperial Blvd. (in front of P.F. Chang's)

Pumpkin patch, hay rides, live music, ice cream, and treats from local vendors


600-604 Newark Street

Halloween Pop-Up Shop

Saturday, October 27 - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The display case will get a spooky makeover, and all those who arrive in costume will receive a free mini-cupcake.

Costumes and Cookies (ages 3-10 years)

Sunday, October 28 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rollout and bake Halloween themed sugar cookies. While the cookies bake, work on a pumpkin craft, and play a Halloween game with Tinsel Events. Sarina Scheepers Photo will be capturing images and provide hi-res photos. ($75)

LH Hook-Up Vendor

Super Satya Saves the Day - Halloween Book Reading and Card Making

Inner Athlete - Hoboken

Sunday, October 28 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Prize for best superhero costume, light snacks, and card making for children who need SUPER cheering up


Urban Jungle

Monster Mash Halloween Party

Sunday, October 28 (3 - 90 min. sessions at 9:30 AM, 2:30 PM, and 4:00 PM)

Ghoulish sensory play, pumpkin parade dance party, story time, crafts, and open play

($25, each sibling $20)

Wednesday, October 31

Urban Jungle will host complimentary activities all day in open play.

LH Hook-Up Vendor

Wizard of Paws: Halloween Spook-Tacular at Pier 13

Sunday, October 21 - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pet costume contest, raffles, pumpkin carving

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