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The guide to Halloween in NYC

Have the best Halloween NYC can offer with 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.

Things to do for Halloween in NYC

The spookiest places in NYC
Things to do

The spookiest places in NYC

The spookiest places in NYC, from haunted houses to creepy cemeteries to oddity museums. Try not to freak out.

The spookiest haunted houses NYC has to offer
Things to do

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 best Halloween parties in NYC
Clubs

The best Halloween parties in NYC

Looking for Halloween parties? NYC’s 2016 calendar has the best fetes for dressing in your spookiest costumes.

Village Halloween Parade in NYC
Things to do

Village Halloween Parade in NYC

Grab a costume and use our Village Halloween Parade in NYC 2016 guide to plan your route during this spooky procession

The best Halloween events in NYC
Things to do

The best Halloween events in NYC

Here are the spookiest and coolest Halloween events NYC has ever seen from parties to ghost tours

The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze guide
Things to do

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 most haunted places in NYC
Things to do

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
Travel

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 festivals in New York
Things to do

The best Halloween festivals in New York

The perfect Halloween festival includes pumpkins, costumes, autumnal treats and spooktacular entertainment. And, lucky, the majority of these Halloween events and fêtes taking place in the city and New York state include all of the above! Get in the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve at some of the best NYC parks and attractions, or escape Gotham and explore Halloween festivals upstate using our fall getaways picks. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Halloween in NYC

The best LGBT and gay Halloween events in NYC
LGBT

The best LGBT and gay Halloween events in NYC

The best Halloween is a gay Halloween—here’s how to do it right, with costume parties, cemetery tours and other events

The best Halloween bars NYC has to offer
Bars

The best Halloween bars NYC has to offer

Grab a cauldron of booze at the best Halloween bars in NYC, from a Time Burtonesque boite to the oldest bar in New York

The best ghost tours NYC has to offer
Things to do

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 best Halloween restaurant specials in NYC
Restaurants

The best Halloween restaurant specials in NYC

New York’s best Halloween restaurant specials include creepy cookies, free pumpkin beer and a Wes Anderson film feast

Your ultimate NYC Halloween bucket list
Blog

Your ultimate NYC Halloween bucket list

It's the spookiest time of the year, and New York City is oozing goblins and ghosts and ghouls and gourds of all kinds

The 13 scariest real haunted houses in America
Things to do

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

How to definitely get laid on Halloween
Comedy

How to definitely get laid on Halloween

Get tips from Never Sleep Alone host Dr. Alex Schiller as she explains how to up your chances of getting laid on Halloween

Halloween costume ideas

Find a great Halloween store in NYC
Things to do

Find a great Halloween store in NYC

The best Halloween costume rental stores
Shopping

The best Halloween costume rental stores

Eight Halloween costumes that should be banned this year
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Eight Halloween costumes that should be banned this year

14 funny Halloween costume ideas for New Yorkers
Things to do

14 funny Halloween costume ideas for New Yorkers

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Halloween music

The best Halloween songs
Music

The best Halloween songs

Halloween playlist: 20 of the spookiest songs ever
Things to do

Halloween playlist: 20 of the spookiest songs ever

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
Movies

The best Halloween specials of all time

The 100 best horror films
Movies

The 100 best horror films

Halloween in NYC photos

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
Things to do

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

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

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

Halloween 2013 photos
Things to do

Halloween 2013 photos

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Archive Halloween in NYC coverage

Here are the best horror screenings coming to NYC for Halloween
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Here are the best horror screenings coming to NYC for Halloween

The pumpkin flotilla will make Central Park extra spooky this Halloween
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The pumpkin flotilla will make Central Park extra spooky this Halloween

The High Line is getting haunted this year with an epic Halloween bash (for kiddos)
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The High Line is getting haunted this year with an epic Halloween bash (for kiddos)

Have an extremely metal Halloween with GWAR at HalloWolfbat
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Have an extremely metal Halloween with GWAR at HalloWolfbat

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Danicah W
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
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
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
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
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
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