1. Dia de los Muertos at New York Botanical Garden

If you’ve had enough of ghouls and ghosts, celebrate the Mexican tradition of the Dia de los Muertos at New York Botanical Garden. Concluding its critically-acclaimed Frida Kahlo exhibit, the Garden will be celebrating this holiday for two weekends. While the Day of the Dead may sound spooky, the holiday is actually a festival that brings together family and friends to remember loved ones. The Botanical Garden will have “a procession of larger-than-life skeletons, butterflies, and La Catrina — the grande dame of this colorful holiday.” In addition, artists in residence The Villilobos Brothers will close at the fiestas with performances on October 31 and November 1st.

Check out more of the botanical gardens throughout the city with our list here.