Weekend of Free, Family-Friendly Halloween Activities at Flatiron Plaza

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Syfy HalloweeNYC Fest, a weekend of free, family-friendly Halloween-themed activities, returns to New York City this year from Friday, October 26, through Sunday, October 28, 11am–6pm daily, at Flatiron Plaza North at 23rd Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway, in Manhattan.

Presented by NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, and Syfy, the weekend will be filled with pumpkin decorating, face painting, concerts, crafts and more.

Booths inspired by popular Syfy shows include the Ghost Hunters Goodies snack station, green-screen Paranormal Witness Photo Booth, Hot Set Hands-On Crafts Center and a Face Off Face-Painting Station. All events are free and open to the public.

This year’s special events and performances include:

Friday, October 26:

  • 1–1:30pm: Cast members from rock musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark perform and pose for photos with guests.
  • 4–4:30pm: The Gazillion Bubble Show will amaze children of all ages with mind-blowing bubble magic tricks combined with lasers, special-lighting effects and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry. 

Saturday, October 27:

  • 1:30–2pm: Popular children’s musicians Princess Katie & Racer Steve will host an interactive musical show designed to entertain kids and parents alike.
  • 2:30–3pm: The Jimmies, Parents’ Choice Award–winning performers, will entertain guests with their upbeat song-and-dance routine.
  • 3:30–4pm: The Amazing Max leads a magic show filled with illusions, comedy, juggling and loads of audience participation.

Sunday, October 28:

  • 1–1:30pm: Cardone, the ultimate vaudeville magician, will mystify adults and children with a high-energy performance.
  • 2:30–3pm: Mike Gold, “the Ballooniac,” will create special balloon designs for guests, ranging from bracelets and rings to hats and centerpieces.

Syfy HalloweeNYC Fest is part of Syfy 31 Days of HalloweeNYC, a monthlong Halloween-themed celebration in October featuring free public events across the five boroughs.



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