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Halloween in NYC guide

Have the best Halloween NYC can provide with our lists of the best parties, scariest haunted houses and perfect costumes

Photograph: Filip Wolak

It’s the spookiest time of the year—Halloween! NYC has no shortage of costume parties, festive fall street fairs and haunted houses to explore. Whether you like running around NYC doing every single one of the best things to do in the fall or you would rather curl up at home to watch the scariest fall movies, it should all have a Halloween theme, naturally. Here’s your complete guide to celebrating the haunted holiday in NYC.

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Things to do for Halloween in NYC

Village Halloween Parade in NYC
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Village Halloween Parade in NYC

Grab a costume and use our Village Halloween Parade in NYC 2017 guide to plan your route during this spooky procession

The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze guide
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The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze guide

The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze is the tristate area’s most spirited Halloween event with over 7,000 glowing pumpkins

The best Halloween parties in NYC 2017
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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.

The best Halloween concerts in NYC
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The best Halloween concerts in NYC

Plan an exciting night out in New York City with one of our favorite ghoulish Halloween shows and concerts

Take a Harry Potter–theme tour of the Met for Halloween
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Take a Harry Potter–theme tour of the Met for Halloween

Yes, the Harry Potter–theme tour at the Met is returning this month, right in time for Halloween

The best Halloween events for 2017 in NYC
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The best Halloween events for 2017 in NYC

Check out the spookiest Halloween events NYC has ever seen including parties, ghost tours and haunted houses

The spookiest places in NYC
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The spookiest places in NYC

Are you brave enough to check out the spookiest places in NYC? From haunted houses to creepy cemeteries, we found them.

The spookiest haunted houses NYC has to offer
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The spookiest haunted houses NYC has to offer

Scream your way through these terrifying haunted houses—NYC is full things that go bump in the night

The most haunted places in NYC
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The most haunted places in NYC

We hope you have the Ghostbusters on speed dial—you may spot a few ghosts near these haunted places in NYC

Ten haunted places in New York state that are beyond creepy
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Ten haunted places in New York state that are beyond creepy

The best haunted places in New York state, from ghost-infested cemeteries to infamous homes to insane asylums

The best Halloween bars NYC has to offer
Bars

The best Halloween bars NYC has to offer

Grab a cauldron of booze from a Time Burtonesque boite to the oldest bar in New York

The best ghost tours NYC has to offer
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The best ghost tours NYC has to offer

Discover haunted nabes and listen to cringe-worthy tales during the spookiest ghost tours NYC has to offer

The 13 scariest real haunted houses in America
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The 13 scariest real haunted houses in America

The most terrifying (and real) haunted houses in America, from the home of the Villisca Murders to Lizzie Borden’s house

Five rooftop Halloween parties to check out this weekend
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Five rooftop Halloween parties to check out this weekend

Unseasonably warm weather means that ghoulish revelers will not be stuck indoors

An NYC hotel is offering Stranger Things-themed rooms for binge-watching
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An NYC hotel is offering Stranger Things-themed rooms for binge-watching

And yes, Eggos are included. Obviously.

New NYC horror show will literally kidnap you and stash you in a Brooklyn warehouse
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New NYC horror show will literally kidnap you and stash you in a Brooklyn warehouse

Check out an abandoned warehouse, where you’ll be locked up, watching a psychopath kill off fellow contestants

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Halloween costume ideas

Seven Halloween costumes that are perfect for New Yorkers this year
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Seven Halloween costumes that are perfect for New Yorkers this year

13 one-step Halloween costumes that are perfect for lazy New Yorkers
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13 one-step Halloween costumes that are perfect for lazy New Yorkers

Find a great Halloween store in NYC
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Find a great Halloween store in NYC

The best Halloween costume rental stores
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The best Halloween costume rental stores

Halloween music

The best Halloween songs
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The best Halloween songs

Halloween movies

The 10 best horror movies on Netflix
Movies

The 10 best horror movies on Netflix

The 31 best Halloween movies of all time
Movies

The 31 best Halloween movies of all time

The best Halloween specials of all time
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The best Halloween specials of all time

The 100 best horror films
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The 100 best horror films

Halloween in NYC photos

The most adorable costumes at the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
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The most adorable costumes at the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

See 10 vintage photos of Halloween in NYC
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See 10 vintage photos of Halloween in NYC

Treat yourself to the spookiest photos from the 2014 Village Halloween Parade
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Treat yourself to the spookiest photos from the 2014 Village Halloween Parade

The 30 best photos from the Halloween Dog Parade (2014)
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The 30 best photos from the Halloween Dog Parade (2014)

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14 funny Halloween costume ideas for New Yorkers
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14 funny Halloween costume ideas for New Yorkers

The best LGBT and gay Halloween events in NYC
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The best LGBT and gay Halloween events in NYC

The best Halloween festivals in New York
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The best Halloween festivals in New York

The best thrift and vintage stores for Halloween costumes
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The best thrift and vintage stores for Halloween costumes

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Helen D

When it comes to sheer value, Toptanzanite has impressed our picky customers the most in recent years.
Grab the Halloween deals now https://goo.gl/3DFSbc.

Check out Glendalehalloween.com for Halloween stylish costumes

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.

Mark W

This Friday & Saturday - at 10pm - 

check out NYC's long running, all request, rock n roll party

SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL DUELING PIANOS

@ The Pennsy

2 Pennsylvania Plaza (7th & 33rd)

http://www.ShakeRattleRollPianos.com for tickets and info!

Amber S

Being Single Just Got SCARIER. If you're looking for a Halloween Singles Party, look no further!


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
Chris N

9th Annual 

HALLOWEEN CANDY & WINE/SPIRITS TASTING!
Thursday, October 30th5-8pm

Join us on Mischief Night for our annual celebration of all things Halloween when we pair classic holiday candy with wine & spirits.*Kids welcome, but not to the booze. 
http://www.bottlerocket.com/events-public
Rosse T

Buy your tickets here: 


http://halloweeenbash2014.eventbrite.com/

We want to Personally invite you all to our Halloween Bash Of A LIFETIME.

Halloween Bash literally means that for two nights only, you're allowed to Party with No Rules.

Can you imagine that? No club dress code. No small and packed space. Just GOOD Vibes (And Even Better Music).


Join us at Sky Bar and Grill for the best Halloween parties in Williamsburg.

It's going to be two awesome nights.$15 at the door 1/2 price on selected draft beers from 9-10 PM. It's a great deal and is going to be a great time.

We will be hosting a Costume Contest for the best Halloween Costume! See you here!

Music:

DJ X5Rob

DJ Danny 

..What Are You Waiting For?......Get Your Tickets Now And Come Join Us In The Night.
Pam F

HALLOWEEN SHOW IN BROOKLYN - FREE!!!
Trumpet Player Pam Fleming's Dead Zombie Band is a unique Clinton Hill, Brooklyn Halloween experience. The slamming band of top notch New York musicians, decked out in costume, perform Pam's original spooky Halloween music on Halloween!
FRIDAY October 31. 6pm-9pm - FREE!!!
Waverly Ave., (between Willoughby and DeKalb Ave.) in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

Come In Costume!
Our Halloween CD "Rise And Dance" is now available!
Please support the Band, and buy the CD.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/pamflemingsdeadzombieband