In this busy, mile-a-minute city, time can get away from you. Summer drifts into fall and one day you look up and—gasp!—Halloween is just two days away. A vast sea of sold-out shindigs extends in every direction, each party more mind-blowingly awesome than the last. But don't despair: A handful of parties remain and what's more surprising, they're actually good. So grab your tickets now, because if you don't have plans come Friday morning, may the Halloween gods take pity on your soul.
Webster Hell Webster Hall, East Village
The official NYC Halloween Parade after party returns to Webster Hall, consuming all four floors of the club and kicking off with—what else?—a virgin sacrifice.
The Freedom Party NYC: Halloween Jam Santos Party House, Tribeca
Classic monster jams—ahem—party jams abound at the Freedom Party, as DJs Marc Smooth, Cosi and Herbert Holler spin soulful hits from the ’70s through the present day.
All Hallow's Eve: Lee Burridge + Monkey Safari + Christian + Bedouin Verboten, Williamsburg
Lee Burridge, the London master of twisted-yet-melodic electronic rhythms, headlines at Verboten's Halloween-night soiree.
Halloween with Maurice Fulton and Friends Baby's All Right, Williamsburg
Boogie to the eclectic sounds of beloved house-music rebel Maurice Fulton, spinning alongside DJ Spun, Alex from Tokyo, the Almond Brothers and Paul Raffaele.
Marquee Halloween: Sunnery James + Ryan Marciano + Politik Marquee, Chelsea
Expect bigger-than-big house when the Amsterdam-based duo serenades a costumed crowd at Marquee.
If you're looking for something a bit more low key, skip the clubs and head to one of the seven spookiest bars for Halloween in NYC.