Halloween in NYC guide

Halloween in NYC is spooktacular and filled with amazing costume parties, scary haunted houses and pumpkin madness

Village Halloween Parade 2013
Photograph: Filip WolakVillage Halloween Parade

Get ready ghouls and girls for an epic Halloween in NYC! The city is bursting with costume parties, haunted houses, Halloween festivals and more pumpkin-packed events. Whether you enjoy getting seriously spooked while watching the scariest horror films of all time or prefer to celebrate Halloween by leaf peeping while visiting some of the greatest fall getaways from NYC, we’ve got you covered.

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Things to do for Halloween in NYC

The best Halloween events for 2018 in NYC
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The best Halloween events for 2018 in NYC

Looking for some fun Halloween events 2018? NYC has plenty to do during the most harrowing month in the city. 

Village Halloween Parade guide
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Village Halloween Parade guide

The Village Halloween Parade—NYC’s creative and spooky procession—is one of the best Halloween events in Greenwich Village. 

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

One of the best things to do in the fall in New York is check out The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze in Hudson Valley.

The spookiest places in NYC that give us the chills
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The spookiest places in NYC that give us the chills

No matter what time of year, the spookiest places in NYC always give us the willies.

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

If you want to crush your costume this year, now’s the time to visit a Halloween store.

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

Celebrate Halloween by booking the best ghost tours NYC has to offer and see of some of the city’s famously haunted streets, taverns and asylums. 

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The scariest haunted houses NYC has to offer

It’s the freakiest time of year, and we couldn’t be more excited to scream our guts out at the scariest haunted houses in NYC.

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

In the city that never sleeps, there are haunted places in NYC whose inhabitants might keep you up at night. 

The best Halloween bars in NYC
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The best Halloween bars in NYC

Your October 31st plans will likely want to include a stop at some of the Halloween bars NYC has to offer. 

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

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

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 33 best Halloween movies of all time
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The 33 best Halloween movies of all time

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

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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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

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

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

An NYC hotel is offering Stranger Things-themed rooms for binge-watching the show’s second season
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An NYC hotel is offering Stranger Things-themed rooms for binge-watching the show’s second season

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Helen D

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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