Halloween in New York: What to do and how to celebrate

Main Events to Celebrate Halloween

Date: 10/31/2023
Categories: Events

Celebrate Halloween in New York 

New York City begins to decorate itself with witches, spider-webs, skeletons, pumpkins, hay and more. In the neighborhoods of the West Village as in the two Upper Sides (East & West) private homes put out pumpkins, skulls, and even real-looking cemeteries with skeletons, headstones, witches ... and children begin to go from house to house for the famous Trick or Treating. The most important event is certainly the Parade held on October 31st, but there are also other events you can take part in to celebrate Halloween, let's see the most important ones.

The Halloween Parade on October 31st

The Halloween Parade is one of the most popular parades in NYC and as always high participation is expected. Over 50,000 are the people who generally parade on Sixth Avenue for Halloween.

We remind you that participation is free to all but only those dressed can march along the parade. To simply watch the parade, there are approx. 2 million people ... you can see the craziest costumes and numerous bands and dancers who create extravagant shows all along 6th Ave.

The parade begins at 7:00 pm, the entrance is on Sixth Avenue between Canal Street and Spring Street. The Parade heads north along Sixth Avenue to 16th Street. See the Map.

If you are thinking of attending the parade with friends try to meet up first, do not make an appointment at the start ... it's impossible to find others among so many people.

If you are with younger children, we advise you to participate in the neighborhood parties, certainly more suitable for the young ones, where you can have fun with the famous Trick or Treating.


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These instead are the most beautiful events that we recommend:
  1. The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze -- You must not miss it!! Have you seen the video? It is located at 525 S Riverside Ave, Croton-On-Hudson accessible by Metro-North Hudson Line from Grand Central Terminal. Get off at Croton-On-Hudson and reach the park with a short 10-minute walk (or a quick uUber ride.)
  2. Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla in Central Park, Harlem Meer. In late October.
  3. Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo every weekend during the month of October
  4. Merchant's House Museum, in Downtown, visit this haunted house that seems to house the spirits of previous owners ...

For this year's dates, stay updated with our News..

Concerts and parties in New York for Halloween

  1. BangOn!NYC: Warehouse of Horrors - In a "secret" warehouse in Williamsburg. Tickets start at $55.
  2. MoMA PS1 Halloween Ball - MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. Tickets start from $18.
  3. Fir house and Fixed Halloween, Good Room di Greenpoint.
  4. Cypress Hill, Brooklyn Steel Williamsburg. 
Especially if you are 21+, all major NYC Night Clubs will have some Halloween Party and Halloween-Themed Nights druing the month of October. 

All updates can be found on Timeout Magazine The best Halloween events in NYC

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