Halloween Events in New York: Halloween parties and parades

Don't freak out—use our guide to Halloween in New York to find the best Halloween events, parties and parades for all hallow's eve

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  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

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  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

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  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

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    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

Photograph: Virginia Rollison

39th Annual Village Halloween Parade


There are a frightening number of things to do in NYC this Halloween, and it's never too early to make plans for the coming werewolf-ghoul-puppy–dead poet–Gangnam apocalypse of Halloween events. We've rounded up the best creepy processionals (such as the Village Halloween Parade), raging Halloween parties and horror screenings, plus tours, funeral renactments, assorted comedy, burlesque, LGBT-friendly parties and variety shows among the many Halloween activities planned around town. Go forth and spook.

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Halloween parades and festivals

Halloween Harvest Festival

  • Free

Fashion your own costume to resemble Fido’s at this daylong holiday primer. Four-legged family members can compete in the Canine Costume Contest (12:30pm) while their two-legged counterparts create their own getups on-site with the help of resident artists (11am–2pm). Tunes will come courtesy of multimedia composer Izzi Ramkissoon and teen group Urban Art Beat, who will present a mix of original hip-hop music, while RadioHead Entertainment will drive the Electric Boogaloo theme home with some vintage break dancing.

  1. 32-01 Vernon Blvd, (at Broadway)
More info

Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail

  • Free

Your family can bring its finest jack-o'-lantern (5 to 10 lbs) and watch as it sets sail in Harlem Meer with tons of other carved masterpieces. Kids can also parade through the park in the annual Halloween procession to show off their dashing costumes. See website for decoration restrictions. All ages.

  1. Central Park, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center enter at E 110th St and Fifth Ave
  2. Until Sun Oct 26
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CANCELED: Village Halloween Parade

  • Critics choice
  • Free

As the Mayan calendar counts down and humanity prepares to (maybe) clock out, don’t put off taking part in this huge masquerade—it could be the last. Every parade begins with a procession of macabre puppets, and organizers are certainly tempting fate with this year’s theme of time. Expect plenty of clocks with wings (time flies—ha!) and white rabbits frantically checking watches. The puppets and creations are made by famed groups such as Superior Concept Monsters, the Madagascar Institute, the Puppeteers’ Cooperative and Basil Twist’s studio, and music comes courtesy of the Hungry March Band. To walk with the throng up Sixth Avenue just turn up in costume on the night (start at Sixth Ave between Canal and Spring Sts; Oct 31 6:30–8:30pm).


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Brent Friedman
Brent Friedman

Great list! Here's something for kids to do on Halloween in bad weather: Ghost Patrol. It's a creepy cool mobile experience for the whole family. Play it alone in the dark if you dare. bit.ly/VW6yAn

Veronica
Veronica

The link to the harvest festival is incorrect. It leads to the socrates sculpture park. Could this be updated?