Historical Hallowe’en Party at New-York Historical Society
Get dressed in your Halloween best and join the New-York Historical Society for this annual evening of hands-on games, spooky and silly stories, historical Hallowe’en crafts, and buckets of candy! Play Hallowe’en bingo, read jack-o’-lantern stories, craft costume accessories, and more!
Learn more about the unique tradition of mourning jewelry and make your own (with fake hair!) to take home. Discover the many ways clothing and accessories were used to show remembrance! Historical interpreters will share the meaning of their outfits, from widow’s caps and pins, to dress colors.
This is also the time of year Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is celebrated in Mexico and beyond by many families. Take part in this unique holiday by creating your own special offering to place on a communal ofrenda (altar).