Enjoy Halloween craze in NYC! Take part in a Halloween parade, take your kids to some trick-or-treat events, see a dark performance, visit haunted house, party to death and more!
Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flolita at Central Park
A very special celebration of Halloween at Central Park consists of two parts. First, it's a traditional Parade with tons of little monsters and draculas marching along with their parents. Second, it's a parade of floating pumpkins. You can send your carved pumpkin into the Harlem Meer: they will be floating around peacefully symbolizing fall harvest. Yes, it's another great family event.
Merchant's house museum
It's a must to visit one of the spooky old houses in gotham city on Halloween night. There are a lot of buildings people make legends about - and there is the basis for these stories. One of the New York places they say ghosts can be seen at is Merchant's House Museum on 4th Street between Lafayette and Bowery. In the XIX century this building was owned by a family of merchants and after their last tenant died in 1936 the building was converted to a museum. Since then some visitors claim that they saw the ghost of that poor lady.
The Village Halloween Parade
If you want to see a proper American Halloween craze don't miss The Village Halloween Parade. It's the biggest Halloween parade in The US, which attracts about two million people from all other the country and all over the world. If you are not frightened by thousands of participants in costumes, who dance, prank and perform along with their famous gigantic Halloween puppets, at least you would be frightened by the scale of this event.
The parade starts at Spring Street and Sixth Avenue and is heading south via Sixth Avenue, it's a night time event, so officially it begins at 7 p.m. October 31st.
Nightmare New York
Treat yourself to a haunted house visit on Halloween night. Alligators on the subways, super rats created by Hurricane Sandy and other city legends are brought to life in this interactive show, which is held in the heart of Lower East Side. The show runs almost every night until November, tickets cost 30$ online.
Webster Hell at Webster Hall
Halloween Party at one of the oldest NYC venues Webster Hall is kind of a classic. That's why tickets are usually sold out way before the event date, so hurry up if you have an interest to attend! According to organizers on October 31st the club turns it into Webster Hell. It's also considered the official after-party of Village Halloween Parade. All the rooms of the club will be flooded by all sorts of freaks and mystery creatures, music will be popping loud, the show will be scary, so try not to loose your sense of reality and get out of there alive…
Stage make-up at Ricky's
A popular make up store chain Ricky's gets very busy in October every year. They have a great choice of theatrical make up supplies, wigs, cheap costumes and masks: come to Ricky's to get lost amongst the ailes of shiny and colorful bottles, which surprisingly you can apply to your face and hair. If you want to get more advanced, get your Halloween hairstyle and make-up done by their make up artists. Schedule an appointment if you don't want to get lost in the crowd of cute witches and sexy devils.
Costume at Abracadabra NYC
If you want to look fancy on Halloween night and if wearing a simple witch mask is not enough for you, get your full gear at Abracadabra NYC. One of the most popular costume store in the city will help you to become zombie, villain or superhero. They do alterations if the fit of your sexy nurse dress is not perfect as well as they do rentals if you don't want to carry your bear costume back to your home city.