• Costume Calling

    Find A Get-Up For Your Little Ghouls And Goblins At One Of These Great City Shops Halloween Resources In NYC

    By Alessandra Hickson

    Abracadabra SuperstoreThis
    shop offers a wide variety of costumes, both in its Chelsea store and online.
    Abracadabra also has an impressive selection of wigs, masks and teeth to
    accessorize—who knew there were so many different types of vampire fangs?
    19 W 21st St between Fifth and
    Sixth Aves;
    212-627-7523, abracadabrasuperstore.com

    Halloween Adventure
    Presents New York Costumes
    —This superstore is one of NYC’s
    biggest and most popular costume shopping destinations. It has a tendancy to
    get crowded, so do your shopping early to ge the first look at its great array
    of costumes for everyone on your list, including the family pooch!
    104 Fourth Ave at 11th St.; 212-673-4546, newyorkcostumes.com

    State NewsAt State
    News, you’ll find everything you need for Halloween – from kids’ and adult
    costumes to candy, party supplies and decorations. Owner Rosie Weissbart
    recommends shopping in the mornings to avoid the after-school rush. “2-6 p.m.
    , it’s crazy,” she said. Get your
    one-stop-shopping done at either of their
    Upper East Side locations: 1243 3rd Avenue at E. 72nd Street or 112 E. 86th Street

    Rubie’s Costume Company—Perfect
    for your pop culture prince or princess, this Queens megastore has an especially
    great selection of movie and television-inspired costumes for kids.
    120-08 Jamaica Avenue, Queens.
    718-846-1008, rubies.com

    Ricky’s—A tried and true option, Ricky’s always has great costumes for Halloween,
    and with several locations in the city, picking up your family’s scary flair is
    easy. Just make sure to shop early, before prices take a spook turn. Various
    locations; rickyshalloween.com

    Frank Bee Costume—This
    family-run business has a costume for every kid, from timeless favorites favorites
    (like witches and pirates) to reoccurring items (like Michael Jackson) to
    kid-idols (like characters from “Yo Gabba Gabba”) to choose from.
    3435 East Tremont Ave at
    Bruckner Blvd, Bronx
    718-823-9792, frankbeecostume.com

    Party City—The go-to destination for
    birthday party supplies, Party City also has a great Halloween costume shop. Though
    the selection may not be as vast (and the items aren’t as upscale) as other
    stores, prices are super low; who knew being a Disney princess could be so
    affordable?
    38
    W. 14th St; 212-271-7310 partycity.com

    Frankie Steinz—This
    place is all about the rare and unique—it’s definitely the shop to scour for
    one-of-a-kind headpieces and accessories. You can also rent amazing kids’
    costumes,
    or the owner can create a custom costume for
    your child; perfect for the kid who is dying to be a “were-mummy.” 580
    Broadway between Prince and Houston Sts;
    212-925-1373, frankiesteinz.com.

  • Calendar

    Chinese Ribbon Dance Workshop At Battery Park City Library

    Ages 4 and up are invited to the Battery Park City Library for a Chinese Ribbon Dance Workshop! Margaret Yuen,... [more]

    Family Fishing Night In Prospect Park

    Families with children ages 8 and up can cast their line in the Prospect Park pond during Family Fishing Night.... [more]

    Truth Or Dare: Honesty and the High Holy Days At West End Synagogue

    The West End Synagogue will explore the topic of honesty in Judaism during a one-hour family program entitled "Honesty and... [more]

    Little Makers: Chill Out With A Fizzy Drink At The New York Hall of Science

    Want to know the secrets behind citrus fruits? Come to the New York Hall of  Science on Friday, August 22nd... [more]

    Movie: “The Wizard of Oz” In Hudson River Park

    Come to Hudson River Park's Pier 46 on Friday, August 22nd, at 8:30pm to watch 1939's The Wizard of Oz as the sun... [more]

    Symbolic Selfies At The Children’s Museum of the Arts

    For the young artist in your life, come to the Children's Museum of the Arts on Friday, August 22nd between... [more]

    Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day At USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

    Tennis fans and otherwise will have a blast at the Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park! With... [more]

    Blues BBQ At Hudson River Park

    Combine your family’s love of Blues and BBQ! Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 is hosting this scrumptious festival with America’s... [more]

    Sprinkler Day At Asphalt Green

    Get some relief from the summer heat at Asphalt Green's Sprinkler Day on Saturday, August 23rd.  Starting at 10:30 a.m., your kids... [more]

    Brighton Jubilee Festival At Brighton Beach

    Come to the annual Brighton Jubilee Festival on Sunday, August 24th to experience multiple entertainment stages, shopping booths, kiddie rides,... [more]

    NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam At Governors Island

    If your little ones can’t get enough of cars, take them to see this classic VW show! The NYC Volkswagen Traffic... [more]

    August Hip Tot Family Day In Greenwood Park

    Greenwood Park is hosting an end-of-summer party for its monthly Hip Tot Family Day. There will be live music, crafts,... [more]

    Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs at American Museum of Natural History

    Take a walk back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. In AMNH's latest exhibit, Pterosaurs: Flight in the... [more]

    Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Exhibit At Discovery Times Square

    Suit up for the Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibit at Discovery Times Square! Visitors will be given access to "intelligence files"... [more]

    Art Adventure Mondays At The Jewish Museum

    Explore the galleries of the Jewish Museum with stories, sketching, and exciting themes each week.... [more]

    Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs at American Museum of Natural History

    Take a walk back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. In AMNH's latest exhibit, Pterosaurs: Flight in the... [more]

    Blue Man Group

    This literally blue trio combines theater, art, and technology into a fascinatingly original performance that’s hard to describe. It’s recommended... [more]

    Cinderella on Broadway

    Originally produced for television in 1957 and starring an up-and-coming Julie Andrews, this Rodgers & Hammerstein musical made its Broadway... [more]

    Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs at American Museum of Natural History

    Take a walk back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. In AMNH's latest exhibit, Pterosaurs: Flight in the... [more]

    Blue Man Group

    This literally blue trio combines theater, art, and technology into a fascinatingly original performance that’s hard to describe. It’s recommended... [more]

    Cinderella on Broadway

    Originally produced for television in 1957 and starring an up-and-coming Julie Andrews, this Rodgers & Hammerstein musical made its Broadway... [more]

  • Sign up here for the

    New York Family

    newsletters

    Thank you, your sign-up request was successful! Please check your e-mail inbox.
    Given email address is already subscribed, thank you!
    Please provide a valid email address.
    Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
  • Latest Issue
  • New York Family Guides