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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
Thursday, October 31, 2019, 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 2019 Theme is Wild Thing!
- 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.
- 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
- New York Ghost Tours – capture the spiritual side of the Big Apple through stories of lost opportunities, political intrigue, disease and murder
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Things to do with Kids on Halloween
Central Park Halloween,
© Photo by NYCLovesNYC
- Central Park Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla (October 30, 2019)
- Boo at the Zoo – (Bronx Zoo, weekends, Sept 28-Nov 3 and Mon, Oct 14, 2019)
- Spooky Pumpkin Garden at the New York Botanical Garden – Sat, September 21, 2019 – Thurs, October 31, 2019
Blood Manor: NYC’s Horror-Filled Haunted Attraction
October 9 – November 9, 2019
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.
Halloween New York City Vacation Package
Book your Halloween New York City Vacation Package customized by local NYC vacation experts, which includes 2 nights or longer at a Midtown Manhattan Hotel, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square admission, Empire State Building and Top of the Rock (or many other choices) and much more.
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!
Annual New South Bronx Halloween Parade
October 26, 2019, 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. This year’s theme will be “Tim Burton in the Bronx”
Last year our parade was a major success which drew over 3,100 spectators and participants. The parade 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. We would love to have you cover this wonderful event we do for our community. Please come and join us!
Venue address, 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
October 26-27, 2019
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 2019 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!
While you’re there, check out Halloween on Ice at Rockefeller Center Ice Rink
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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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