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The best Halloween parties in NYC 2017

Looking for Halloween parties? NYC’s 2017 calendar has the best fetes for dressing in your spookiest costumes.

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When it comes to Halloween parties, NYC in 2017 will have five chilling nights of spooky activities, since Halloween falls on a Tuesday (and obviously you’ll be partying all weekend). First, find your creepy costume of choice at a great Halloween store (or borrow one without breaking the bank at the best Halloween costume rental stores). Then scream your way through some of the spookiest haunted houses in NYC. But before the wicked weekend is over, be sure to buy you and your ghoul squad tickets to an epic Halloween party where you can sip on killer cocktails as you monster mash all night.

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Halloween parties in NYC 2017

BangOn!NYC: Warehouse of Horrors

BangOn!NYC is packing a secret Williamsburg warehouse with mesmerizing, horrifying and totally entrancing art, performances and silent disco sets. There will be freaky performers, delicious food vendors, a bouncey house, a flesh-suspension zip line show, a haunted house and more ghastly curiosities. Oh, and did we mention Fatboy Slim is performing, too? Yeah, don't miss it. Sat Oct 28, 10pm. Tickets start at $55

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Sat Oct 28 - Sun Oct 29
Firehouse + FIXED Halloween

Firehouse + FIXED Halloween

Step over to the dark side this Halloween and allow yourself to be transported to the aphotic underworld of Good Room Halloween. (Also of note: The venue celebrates its third anniversary this weekend). In the main room, JDH and Dave P, the duo behind the FIXED parties, set the pace with some haunted house (and techno) alongside Firehouse Records founder Kim Ann Foxman. Meanwhile, local gay DJ collective Occupy the Disco hosts a danse macabre in the Bad Room.Sat Oct 28, 10pm. Tickets start at $10.

Boo Yourself at Output

Boo Yourself at Output

Adorned with major renovations in recent years—including reconstructed stages, dance floors and prototype Funktion-One sound systems—Brooklyn’s favorite club is well-prepared for a Halloween lineup of epic proportions. With New York legend Danny Tenaglia and the U.K.'s Cassy headlining, club-goers will get a top-tier mix of old-school tech house playing throughout the night. Sat Oct 28, 10pm. Tickets start at $30.

MoMA PS1 Halloween Ball

Since the first Moma PS1 Halloween ball in 2012, Pussy Rioters, Catwomen and heaping armadas of bedraggled nightlife essentials have indecently exposed themselves with gusto on PS1’s grounds. Past guests have included Robyn, Ladyfag and Chloe Sevigny. If you’ve been planning on doing a drag Kim Davis look, this is the place to premiere it. Sat Oct 28, 8pm. Tickets start at $18.

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The Salon: Halloween Stomp

The retro nouveau lovers of the Salon set up shop in a sprawling exhibition space and transform it into their own tantalizing Twilight Zone for this annual classy Halloween bash. View rooms and tableaux inspired by classic horror films, get swinging to big band, jazz and blues performances and feel your skin sizzle upon watching burlesque performances. Don’t gentleman ghouls deserve a proper place to party? Tue Oct 31, 7pm. Tickets start at $20.

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Tue Oct 31 - Wed Nov 1

New York Night Train Haunted Hop

Mr. Jonathan Toubin celebrates the 12th annual haunted hop edition of his rock & roll party machine, New York Night Train. Here Toubin is joined by Shannon and the Clams, Escape-ism, and a host of local outfits impersonating their favorite bands. Also on the table for this major-league Halloween hullabaloo: a midnight costume contest, a horror diner serving hair-raising delicacies, wall to wall 16mm film visuals and more.

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31 Oct 2017
PhantasmaGorey: The Underworld Circus

PhantasmaGorey: The Underworld Circus

Dances of Vice hosts its annual Edward Gorey–themed bash in a transformed Victorian space; partygoers are allowed to roam fully costumed through cobwebbed French Renaissance balconies and cobwebbed candelabras, featuring spooky wonders of the sideshow and circus. Join a ballroom of freaks and ghouls (the "Hall of Hades") and grab a near-fatal shot of absinthe. Sat Oct 28, 9pm. Tickets start at $75.

The Shining Halloween Party

The Shining Halloween Party

In celebration of Stanley Kubrick's still-terrifying 1980 saga of witner gone horribly wrong, Videology turns its screening room into the Overlook Hotel's Gold Room, where you can buy a Jack Daniel's from Lloyd the bartender and watch Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall face their demons in the cold. Each ticket comes with a glass of Jack on the rocks and a serving of Advocaat. Sat, Oct 28 at 4, 7:15, 10:30pm. Tickets are $25.


Danse Sauvage Halloween Ball

Tap into your animal nature at this erotic event hosted by Dances of Vice. All attendees are treated to titillating performances, but only VIP guests have access to the BDSM parlor and private menagerie lounge. Come ready to indulge your wild side.

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27 Oct 2017


How do you identify? Demon, witch or dark deity? Whichever way, dress accordingly for this costume celebration put on by the hosts of the interactive play Sleep No More. A Standard Reservation includes an open bar, or you can spring for a Champagne Table with table service and access to the exclusive bar, Max's Boudoir. Tickets range from $135 to $350, depending on what you're up for. Just make sure you invite your whole coven. Fri Oct 27, Sat Oct 28 and Tue Oct 31. Tickets start at $135.

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Danicah W

Check out Buffy: Once More with Feeling (Halloween Style) on Sunday 10/30 at 7pm and Monday 10/31 at 8pm at the West End Lounge!! Costume contest, trivia, parodies and more! Search on FB for more info. Email to reserve your seat: reservations@thewestendlounge.com.

Amber S

If you're looking for a Halloween Singles Party there's only one place to go!

Get your tickets here: http://www.onspeeddating.com/events.aspx

Why? Because you're single and "Halloween is the one night a year that girls can dress like total sluts and no other girl can say anything about it." --Mean Girls 

What's better than a good NYC Halloween Costume party? A Halloween party where all attendees decked out in their 'barely there' Halloween "hotness" are SINGLE and ready to MINGLE. 

Party the night away with up to 300+ NY singles. With drink specials, candy, and a "must-have" mix of hip-hop, rock and dance music that will have you and everyone else shakin' what yo momma gave you.

What to expect:

  • Costumes HIGHLY recommended
  • DJ Eze spinning Hip-hop, R&B and Top 40
  • Drink specials 
  • Complimentary sweet snacks
  • "Scary Movie" ice-breaker for free shots
  • Professional photography