5 Halloween Pet Costume Parties and Contests Around Harlem

Updated: Oct 27


4 Halloween Pet Costume Parties and Contests Around Harlem
A dog at the pet costume party at Jackie Robinson Park. Photo: NYC Parks

Found the perfect Halloween costume for your fur friend and can't wait to show it off?


Here are five pet costume parties around Harlem where you can do just that, from south to north:


W 111th Block Association Halloween Costume Contest

Saturday, October 29 music at 3pm, parade/contest at 5pm

Morningside Heights Open Street, Amsterdam Ave between 110th and 111th Sts

Pets have their own category at this parade-meets-contest for everyone from kids to families. There will be prizes!


Morningside Park Dog Run Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest & Party

Saturday, October 29 3pm-5pm

Central Harlem Morningside Park, Morningside Ave and 114th St

This Halloween "pawty" includes a costume contest, treats and prizes.


Nightmare on 129th Street

Saturday, October 29 3pm-6pm

East Harlem Harlem Rose Garden, 6 E 129th St between Madison and Fifth Aves

The pet costume portion of the Halloween party inside this community garden starts at 5pm.


Dog Run 142 Howl-O-Ween Party

Saturday, October 29 noon-2pm

Hamilton Heights 142nd Street Dog Run, 142nd St and Riverside Drive

Highlights from previous parties at this dog run in Riverside Park (check out its Instagram stories) have included pups dressed as Ghostbusters, sharks, lobsters and rainbows.


Halloween: Pet Costume Party at Jackie Robinson Park

Saturday, October 29 noon-3pm FREE

Central Harlem Bandshell at Jackie Robinson Park, 85 Bradhurst Ave at 148th St

You and your pet are encouraged to come dressed in your best costumes and walk the runway, complete with a photo booth. Look for a pumpkin patch, arts & crafts, games, music and more.


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