Crypt Crawls And A Haunted Fountain At The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine In Harlem

Children, families, and revelers of all ages are invited to partake of spooky seasonal delights this Halloween online and in-person at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

All of this Halloweeness happens at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, at 112th Street, in Harlem, New York, and at

In lieu of its traditional Halloween Extravaganza, the Cathedral will offer virtual crypt crawls, children’s workshops, and physically-distanced trick-or-treating and costume contests, giving both online and in-person audiences the chance to participate in seasonal fun.

On October 30 and 31, 2020, the Cathedral brings its beloved Crypt Crawls online, with educators providing virtual tours into the depths of one of the Cathedral’s most exclusive spaces.

Later on Halloween itself, the Cathedral will partner with the West 111th Street Block Association to offer a free, family-friendly Haunted Fountain event on its boo-tiful Gothic grounds. The iconic Peace Fountain, created by sculptor Gregory Wyatt, will be transformed into a ghostly gathering place for visitors to participate in trick or treating, costume contests, and more spooky activities, with the accompaniment of local musicians and performers.

Seasonal decorations and eerie additions to the Peace Fountain will be contributed by kids and staff of about ACT (Advancing the Community of Tomorrow), the Cathedral’s award-winning preschool, after school, and summer camp program.

For more information on all the Cathedral’s Halloween programs and events, visit

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