The Garden is open on Monday, May 29. Get your tickets for the long holiday weekend now.

A life-size skeleton puppet surrounded by several children wearing puffy jackets during the night

Spooky Pumpkin Garden Nights

October 22 (Sold Out) & 29, 2022

6:30 p.m.–9 p.m. | At the Garden

Join us for a frightfully fun flashlight adventure

Spooky Pumpkin Garden Nights are back, with plenty of after-dark adventures for young and old alike! Break out your best Halloween costume and explore the twisting trails of the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden by flashlight during this frightfully fun nighttime outing. You can even explore the beauty of kiku after dark—our carefully trained Japanese chrysanthemums that scream fall color.

Meet giant skeletons on parade, discover the secret lives of scarecrows, groove to live music, and stop to purchase drinks and light bites as you celebrate the spookiest season at NYBG!

Advanced purchase recommended to guarantee admission; events do sell out.

Ticket Information:

Non-Member: $25
Member: $20


Monster Mash Dance Party

Visitor Center

Groove to music presented by Uptown Vinyl Supreme and dance around in your best Halloween outfits! Food and beer available for purchase.

three young children dancing in Halloween costumes

Kiku After Hours

Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

Head to the Conservatory to explore the weaving path of the Edible Harvest and the sculptural plantings found in the Kiku exhibition.

A cascading display of pink and white chrysanthemums in an ozukuri display.

Meet Giant Skeletons on Parade

Larger-than-life skeletons specially commissioned by Bronx-based puppeteer Lucrecia Novoa are on hand to greet you during these bone-chilling evenings at the Garden. Visual artist, educator, and puppeteer Lucrecia Novoa is the founder and director of “Mascara Viva.”

A dark-haired woman leans over a clay skull, wagging her finger at it


Open til 9 p.m. on October 22 & 29

Be sure to stop by the shop to pick up some treats!

An assortment of NYBG Shop fall-themed items, with orange candles, fabric pumpkins, and yellow flowers.