Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween in New York City is so much fun for both adults AND kids! The New York Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village is one of the largest and most famous in the world. There are tons of Halloween parties in NYC and all the best attractions, like Top of the Rock and Central Park, celebrate Halloween with New York City style. Halloween 2013 should be even more fun than usual since so many events were cancelled last year due to Hurricane Sandy! Add YOUR Halloween in NYC Event to our calendar.


Halloween Parade in New York City Greenwich Village

Halloween Parade Map New York City

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 7-11 PM

The parade lines up on 6th Avenue between Spring and Broome Streets and travels North on 6th Avenue to 16th Street. New York’s Village Halloween Parade is…

  • The nation’s largest public Halloween celebration
  • Attended by over 2 million people, seen by over 1 million on TV
  • Listed as one of the 100 Things to do Before You Die

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Halloween Hockey! Rangers vs Buffalo at MSG

New York Rangers

Mon, Oct 28, 7:30pm vs. Montreal
Thur, Oct 31, 7:00pm vs. Buffalo

NY Rangers Tickets at Madison Square Garden

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Trick or Treat Halloween Masquerade Cruise

Trick or Treat Halloween Cruise NYC

Spend Halloween night on the water, enjoying a mysterious party during the Trick or Treat Masquerade After Work Yacht Cruise aboard the luxurious Harbor Lights. With three floors on which to party, you’ll find ghouls and ghosts around every corner. Featuring house, Top 40, dance and salsa music from DJs E.M. and Ish, this promises to be a rockin’ party featuring some of New York’s best sights. Put on your best Halloween costume and head out for a night of fun – plus get your half price tickets at Trick or Treat Halloween Masquerade Cruise.

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Half Price Tickets on Halloween in New York City

Halloween NYC Half Price Tickets:
– Killers: A Nightmare Haunted House
– Halloween at Madame Tussauds: Wax Figures
– Blood Manor: Horror-Filled Haunted Attraction
– Bronx Haunted Warehouse: Zombie Apocalypse
– The Titanic Masquerade Halloween Party Cruise
– Halloween on the Hudson: Costume-Party Dance Cruise
– Ghosts of Lower Manhattan Walking Tour
– Nightmare: Fairy Tales Haunted House
– The Eyes Wide Shut Masquerade Ball Cruise
– Halloween Club Crawl With Open Bar
– Halloween Maxim Magazine Masquerade Ball
– Halloween Pub Crawl

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Family-Friendly Half Price Tickets on Halloween

Halloween NYC with Kids

Halloween NYC Half Price Tickets:
– Halloween at Madame Tussauds: Wax Figures
– Haunted Pumpkin Garden: NY Botanical Garden
– Family Halloween Pirate Party at Hudson Terrace
– Princess & Superhero Kid’s Halloween Party

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Half Price Show Tickets on Halloween in New York City

Stomp NYC Off Broadway Show

Halloween Shows Half Price Tickets:
– Cuff Me: The Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody
– Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein: Encore HD Screening of the Play
– iLuminate Artist of Light (As Seen on America’s Got Talent)
– STOMP: See the International Sensation at the Orpheum Theatre
– The Jazz Gallery: NYC’s Best Jazz Den

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Ghost Tours of New York City

Downtown Ghost Tour by Wall Street Walks

Downtown Ghost Tour by Wall Street Walks – Discover the scary side of one of New York City’s most famous locations. Finance may rule this area of NYC during the day, but during October, you will learn more about things that go bump in the night on Wall Street once the sun goes down.

Ultimate Greenwich Village Ghost Tour – Take a macabre evening stroll with an expert tour guide from Boroughs of the Dead.
Hear about the scariest, strangest and verified ghost stories with roots in the East Village and Greenwich Village.

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Blood Manor: NYC’s Horror-Filled Haunted Attraction

Blood Manor New York City Haunted House

October 4 to November 2, 2013
New Blood Manor
163 Varick Street New York, NY 10013

Full Price Tickets: $40.00 – $45.00, Half Price Tickets

Blood Manor is back to scare the wits out of the Big Apple. A hit every year since 2005, it takes place in New York City’s Hudson Square District. The premier haunted attraction features 18 fright-filled environments, including the Fog of Death, Vestibule of the Undead, the Rue Morgue, Steampunk, Frozen Alive, the Banquet of Torture and Laser Spectacular, as well as an all-new 3D labyrinth, whose inhabitants are hell-bent on making every visitor a contributor … to their blood bank! With dozens of cutting-edge animatronics, scores of state-of-the-art props and an average of 37 gallons of blood a night spilled, Blood Manor is bound to fulfill your darkest Halloween nightmares.

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Special Attractions on Halloween in New York City

Central-Park-Halloween
Central Park Halloween,
© Photo by NYCLovesNYC

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Halloween Spooktacular at Top of the Rock

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Top of the Rock at Dusk
Photo by mcgervey

October 26, 2013, 1:00-4:00 PM

Children can enjoy face painting, magic shows, crafts and sweet treats while the whole family will enjoy the stunning, 360-degree panorama of New York City. Activities are free with admission. Purchase your tickets at Top of the Rock!

While you’re there, check out Halloween on Ice at Rockefeller Center Ice Rink

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More Halloween in New York City Events

  • Haunted House NIGHTMARE: SUPERSTITIONS
  • Ghosts of New York Tour – Celebrate Halloween in New York City by visiting America’s most haunted city, the Big Apple looking for the New York of myth, movies and books. Let us see if we can scare you with stories of ghosts, antique sites, ghostly sightings, scandalous tales, haunted places, mysterious sightings of apparitions, strange and unusual tales of centuries past, legendary stories, folk lore and ghostly experiences stranger than reality, and supernatural intrigues of Manhattan. 90 minutes.
  • Halloween at 230 Fifth – one of the best heated rooftops (bar and club) in NYC. No cover charge but costume or mask is a must.
  • Boo at the Zoo – Celebrate Halloween in New York City tradition at the Bronx Zoo! Come visit bats, cats, and creepy-crawly critters and enjoy the crisp fall weather at the zoo. Take the family on a hayride, embark on a Haunted Safari, and enjoy music, magic and more.
  • More Halloween in New York City Events

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Halloween at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Halloween Goes Hollywood at Madame Tussauds

Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27
Activities: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Full Price Tickets: $15 and up, Half Price Tickets

Family Halloween Fun of Treats and Thrills with Free Admission for Kids in Costume*! Experience a legendary Halloween with over 200 famous stars at Madame Tussauds! Trick-or-treat with the stars, snagging Smarties from Albert Einstein, catching Milky Ways next to Neil Armstrong and more! Take full advantage of “Scream,” the live haunted experience and complete your costume with free Halloween face-painting.

* Children in costume get in for free with the purchase of a full price adult All Access pass
More Info: http://www.madametussauds.com/newyork/newsandevents/halloween2013/default.aspx

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Halloween New York City Vacation Package

Halloween in New York City

Check out this great Halloween New York City Vacation Package customized by local NYC vacation experts.

The package includes hotel, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square admission, a spooktacular Halloween Cruise, Empire State Building and Top of the Rock (or many other choices) and much more.

Customize your NYC Vacation package any way you want to make the most of your NYC trip – the choices are endless.

The Halloween New York City Vacation Package Includes:

  • Accommodations for 2 nights or longer at a midtown Manhattan hotel
  • Special spooktacular Halloween Cruise in New York Harbor includes food and beverages. Cash bar for alcoholic beverages.
  • Admission to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square
  • Free admission to the Empire State Building Observatory, Museum of the City of New York or NY Water Taxi Statue of Liberty Flex Pass
  • Free admission to the American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan sMuseum of Art or Top of the Rock Observation Deck
  • All state and local hotel taxes, and much more
  • Rates from: $377 per person for 2-night complete package

The best part is they do ALL the planning for you and let you customize your trip exactly the way you want! Plus, you’ll have all your tickets and itineraries in hand before you visit! More Info: Halloween New York City Vacation Package or see all New York City Vacation Packages

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  1. NYC Insider Guide, October 31, 2013 11:24 am - Halloween in New York City

    Day of the Dead Mexican Festival
    October 31 to November 3, 2013:
    October 31 and November 1: 3pm-7pm
    November 2 and November 3: 12pm-7pm

    Event Location: 131 East 10th Street (corner of Second Avenue, St. Mark’s Church in the Church Yard)

    Day of the Dead has been one of Mexico’s most important festivals since Pre-Hispanic times. It is a time for families to gather and welcome the souls of the dead on their annual visit home. Cempasúchil (marigold) flowers, burning copal incense, fresh pan de muertos bread, candles, sugar skulls, photographs and mementos of the departed adorn special altars. In Mexico, Day of the Dead is celebrated over an entire week with the preparation of altars, foods, dance, music and special offerings for people who have died. Mano a Mano recreates the magical space of a village churchyard during the celebration and has organized a series of events including altar building, workshops, dance, poetry and music.

    Join us for our annual Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) celebration in New York City. A variety of events and workshops will be offered in the churchyard of St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery (10th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan). We invite you to come and remember your own departed loved-ones and bring copies of photographs, candles, and marigold flowers to adorn our community Altar throughout the four-day celebration.

    Tours of the altar are available in the morning prior to opening to the public on Friday, November 1 by appointment only. A brief history and importance of the tradition will be explained to groups of five or more visitors. Mexican food and crafts available for purchase throughout the event! For more information call or email. For information please call 212-587-3070 or email: info[at]manoamano.us.

    How to Get There:
    Subway: 6 to Astor Place, N/R to 8th Street, NYU, L to 3rd Avenue, F to Second Avenue, or any train to Union Square
    6 to Astor Place, N/R to 8th Street, NYU, L to 3rd Avenue, F.
    Bus: M8, M15, M101, M102, M103.

    Accessibility: This event is wheelchair accessible.
    For more information see our website at: http://www.manoamano.us/en/day-of-the-dead-dia-de-muertos-nyc.html

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  2. NYC Insider Guide, October 25, 2013 12:20 pm - Halloween in New York City

    Halloween Scavenger Hunt – Friday, October 25th
    Trick or Treat – iAdventure.com & Scavenger Hunt USA will be taking over the city once again for the second annual, Halloween. Make your own team and then run around New York City finding hidden clues, completing fun tasks and earning points for your team. In order to unlock the clues, at least one person on a team will need a smartphone. Twitter, Facebook, snapping of photos and the official scavenger hunt app, ScanQuest will be integrated. The hunt will be based on a point system and the team with the most points at the end will be awarded the grand prize. Dress up in your best Halloween costume to be rewarded extra points!

    Of course, the day wouldn’t be complete without a few drinks. En route, participants can stop by participating bars which will be offering Halloween themed drink specials. Once the hunt is over, keep the good times going with drink specials at the after party while the panel of judges tally the scores & find a winner. Happy Hunting! More Info: http://iadventure.com/event/detail/51c89377b8f4f/Wild%20Card/halloween-scavenger-hunt

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