Mayor Eric Adams and New York City DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez announced that for the second year in a row nearly 100 NYC streets will go car-free on various dates throughout October to provide NYers a safe way to spend their night trick-or-treating.
Aptly being called “Trick-or-Streets,” NYC’s original Open Streets program will activate Open Streets, plazas, and other corridors to celebrate Halloween and expand access to safe, car-free pedestrian space.
Additionally, for the first time ever, 15 premier locations in all five boroughs will host festive Halloween programming throughout the month, including special performances, festive activities, expanded public space for trick or treating, and more.
Mayor Adams stated:
‘Trick-or-Streets’ was a hit last year, and we’re excited to bring it back so NYC youth can safely enjoy Halloween. Our administration has been relentless in our efforts to be creative in maximizing and utilizing the city’s public space, allowing communities to come together in ways they never could before.
The full list of open streets, as well as the full calendar of Trick-Or-Streets events, can be found here.