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The guide to Halloween in NYC 2016

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 in 2016 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 2016

The best last-minute Halloween events you can still get tickets for this weekend
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The best last-minute Halloween events you can still get tickets for this weekend

Here are the Halloween events that you can still snag tickets for!

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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

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The best Halloween parties in NYC 2016
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The best Halloween parties in NYC 2016

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

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Village Halloween Parade in NYC 2016 guide
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Village Halloween Parade in NYC 2016 guide

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

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The best Halloween events for 2016 in NYC
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The best Halloween events for 2016 in NYC

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

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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

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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

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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

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The best Halloween festivals in New York
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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

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

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The best Halloween bars NYC has to offer
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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

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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

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Halloween costume ideas

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

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

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

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

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Halloween music

The best Halloween songs
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The best Halloween songs

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Halloween playlist: 20 of the spookiest songs ever
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Halloween playlist: 20 of the spookiest songs ever

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Halloween movies

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The best horror screenings coming to NYC for Halloween

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The 31 best Halloween movies of all time
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The 31 best Halloween movies of all time

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The 15 best horror movies on Netflix
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The 15 best horror movies on Netflix

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

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The 100 best horror films
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The 100 best horror films

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Halloween in NYC photos

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

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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

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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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Halloween 2013 photos
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Halloween 2013 photos

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22 things you will definitely see this Halloween in NYC
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22 things you will definitely see this Halloween in NYC

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The sexy Pizza Rat Halloween costume you've been waiting for is finally here
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The sexy Pizza Rat Halloween costume you've been waiting for is finally here

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Here are the costumes that will be most popular this year, according to NYC Halloween stores
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Take an exclusive first look at this year’s horrifying Blood Manor
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Take an exclusive first look at this year’s horrifying Blood Manor

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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