Celebrate Halloween with a little scare and a lot of fun at the Whitney. Grab your art-inspired costume for a weekend of festivities for all ages. Join us throughout the weekend for trick-or-treating and the return of the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers. Enjoy music and dancing at Teen Night on Friday. Or swing by Family Day on Saturday for artmaking, performances, scavenger hunts, and prizes. Explore the Whitney after dark at a Member Night inspired by Henry Taylor: B Side and Fragments of a Faith Forgottenit will be a lively graveyard shift at the Whitney this Halloween.


Halloween Teen Night
Fri, Oct 27, 2023
4–7 pm

New York City teens are invited to a Halloween Teen Night at the Whitney, organized by our Youth Insights Leaders. Come in costume and enjoy live music, dancing, artist-led workshops, a spooky photo booth, snacks, and more!

Learn About Teen Night

Candy and Collage: Halloween Family Day
Sat, Oct 28, 2023
11 am–3 pm

Complete a scavenger hunt through the galleries for a chance to win exciting prizes, join Whitney Educators to create your own shadow puppet and put on a little show in one of our shadow-and-light theaters, and stop by the Hearst Artspace to make a delicious candy collage.

Learn About Family Day

Halloween Member Night: Music and Mayhem
Sat, Oct 28, 2023
7:30–10 pm

Bring on the legendary looks with a costume inspired by your favorite music icon, explore the museum after dark with exclusive gallery access and mini tours, watch works of art come to life on festive pumpkins, or create your own artwork. 

Learn About Member Night

A note on costumes
Halloween Weekend at the Whitney is an inclusive and safe celebration for all. In that spirit, we do not allow costumes that perpetuate cultural appropriation, discrimination, or violence of any kind, including fake weapons. We invite you to be inspired by the works in our collection and check out the #IAmNotACostume campaign to learn more about choosing a respectful costume.

To learn more about the accommodations offered at each program, please visit the individual event pages. Email accessfeedback@whitney.org or call (646) 666-5574 with additional questions.