Costume Parties, Haunted Houses, Parade
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, cruises, Haunted Houses and all our famous attractions, like Top of the Rock, Central Park and the Bronx Zoo, celebrate Halloween New York City style. Add YOUR Halloween in NYC Event to our calendar.
Halloween Parade in New York City Greenwich Village
October 31, 2021, 7-11 pm
The famous Halloween parade lines up on 6th Avenue between Spring and Broome Streets and travels North on 6th Avenue to 16th Street. The 2021 theme is "LET’S PLAY!!! and ALL Together NOW!"
- 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
Ghost Tours of New York City
Celebrate Halloween month in New York City by visiting America’s most haunted city, the Big Apple, and learn the New York of myth, movies and books.
- Haunted Broadway Theaters Walking Tour – Visit legendary theaters where the ghosts of famous Vaudeville and Broadway stars still take to the stage long after the performances have closed
- New York City Ghost & Vampire Tours – Take a ghost pub crawl, visit legendary theaters where the ghosts of famous Vaudeville and Broadway stars still take to the stage long after the performances have closed and other haunted choices
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Things to do with Kids on Halloween
Central Park Halloween,
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- Boo at the Zoo – (Bronx Zoo, weekends, Oct 2-31, 2021 & Mon Oct 11)
- Spooky Pumpkin Garden at the New York Botanical Garden – September 18 – October 31, 2021
- Central Park Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla (TBD 2021)
Comedians with Ghost Stories
Thursday, Oct 21, Doors 9:00 PM, show 9:30 PM
21 A Clinton Street, Manhattan 10002
Comedians with Ghost Stories was born when hosts Larry Mancini (The Tracys) and Emily Winter (writer for Nickelodeon’s "That Girl Lay Lay") asked: "What happens when scary things happen to funny people?"Find out when four accomplished comedians recount their brushes with the paranormal in this special, annual show. With never-before-told ghost stories from: MYQ KAPLAN (as seen on The Tonight Show, Conan, Seth Meyers, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, America’s Got Talent) NONYE BROWN-WEST (from NPR, Sway in the Morning, and New York Comedy Fest) and podcast favorites from: TRACY MCCLENDON (from MTV) and PETE STEGEMEYER (from CNN).
Tickets (in person & online): https://www.caveat.nyc/event/back-fat-variety-presents-comedians-with-ghost-stories-10-21-2021
Blood Manor: NYC’s Horror-Filled Haunted Attraction
Oct-Nov 2021 (varied dates)
New Blood Manor
359 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Blood Manor is back to scare the wits out of the Big Apple. A hit every year since 2005, 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.
Annual New South Bronx Halloween Parade
October 23, 2021, 12pm
Every year we have our Halloween Parade with more than 3000 + attendees including politicians, celebrities, community groups. What started from a small group of children has grown into one of the largest Halloween parades in New York City. Each year, the parade has a particular theme that captures the spirit of our community.
In prior years, our parade drew over 3,100 spectators and participants and featured the participation of 30 community organizations, marching bands, performers, awarding of prizes for best costumes and the distribution of over 1,200 bags of candy. At this time, we have our costume judging, showcasing of bands and distribution of candy to the children.
Simpson St & Westchester Ave, 12pm-4pm · Event prices: Free Event · Telephone number(s) 718-328-9125 · Website (if available) · Contact information – V. Taveras 347-345-5991
Day of the Dead Mexican Festival
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. 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 two-day celebration.
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.
131 East 10th Street (@ 2nd Ave, St. Mark’s Church)
NYC Halloween Events – Pending 2021 Updates
Ripley’s Times Square Halloween Party!
2019 Updates Pending. 2018 Info as follows:
Denizens from the Ripleys crypt will manifest at this macabre annual Halloween celebration to share their tales of the horrid and bizarre. You’ve seen haunted houses.
Now… you can party in one with multiple open bars, devilishly delicious food, dancing and of course…. candy! There will be plenty of games, prizes and ghastly entertainment so wear your costumes and bring your spare brains. The Poison Punch starts flowing at 8:00 PM and dries up at midnight; doors open at 7:30 and dancing lasts until 1am. More Info: www.ripleysnewyork.com
Halloween Spooktacular at Top of the Rock (2013)
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!
Halloween Pub Crawl
October 27, 28 & 31, 2017
Real New Yorkers know NYC was made for Halloween and what better way to show off your costume than crawling over 100 bars?
Halloween in New York City is like a circus made in heaven, you never know who you’ll bump into in the streets! The world’s sexiest party goers get together in the best bars in Manhattan and show off their gothic, exotic, and electrifying costumes. See: pubcrawls.com for more info.
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