Halloween time is here! And New York City is full of events from spooky to cool, fun and family-friendly! There is always something to do, and here you will find the best Halloween events in the city (some of them are even for FREE!), as well as the best neighborhoods for trick or treat with the kids!
The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
This is a unique “Pumpkin Promenade” where you’ll walk through and see more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns, all designed and individually hand-carved all the way to the Jurassic Park, where a brand-new herd of pint-sized dinosaurs mingles with an enormous T-Rex, brontosaurus, triceratops, and flying pterodactyl.
Strangest Halloween Upside Down Party (21+)
A night of full of good vibes and the best of Hip-Hop serving Stranger Things themed drink specials + Justice For Barb + Candle Lit Vigil
When? Friday Oct 28th, 2016 . 10PM
Where? @ Arlene’s Grocery 95 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002
Halloween Party at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
Their museum collection of 500 extraordinarily bizarre and unique finds from Robert Ripley, which range from the world’s largest collection of shrunken heads to an authentic 19-foot-tall albino giraffe.
You’ll have free rein to:
• Roam the maze of 20 dimly-lit rooms bursting with the bizarre
• Step through the perception-altering Black Hole
• Compete in a judged costume contest for prizes
• Taste some food & drinks from our sponsors scattered throughout the museum
• Jam out to Halloween-themedmusic, and even
• Challenge friends to navigate a maze of lasers without breaking a beam — all without a single Times Square tourist, Naked Cowboy, or aggressive Elmo to ruin the evening.
Your ticket to this one-of-a-kind experience includes private entry into the museum, access to complimentary & for-purchase food & beverages, and tons of oddities.
Costumes of any kind are highly encouraged.
When? FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28TH 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:55 PM
Where? Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Times Square @ 234 West 42nd Street
How much is it? $25, Ticket price is for museum exhibition with complimentary and for-purchase food & alcohol.
Where do I buy tickets?Here
Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla
Enjoy this free Halloween family event at one of the best park’s in the city for fall foliage: Central Park. Listen to ghost stories, check out a costume parade and get creative by carving a pumpkin. After the festivities, the Central Park Conservancy will partake in a traditional Pumpkin Flotilla, where 50 gourds (possibly your creation) will take a sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight.
When? Sunday, October 30, 2016 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Where? Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues)
*No RSVP is required. Check more info here.
Best Places for Trick-or-Treat in NYC
1. NYC Fire Museum Halloween Party
Kids will get a chance to explore the museum firehouse, plus meet real-deal FDNY firefighters and their mascot, Hot Dog the Dalmatian, at this Halloween bash. They can also compete in a costume contest, embark on a trick-or-treating scavenger hunt, compete in sack races and get temporary tattoos. Popcorn and juice will be provided. Ages 5 to 12.
2. Haunted High Line Halloween (Family Event)
Travel back in time and learn the history of the High Line. Get into character with artistic face painting, capture memories with our old-time photo booth, go on a scavenger hunt, dance, and watch live performances.
When? Saturday, October 29, 2016 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where exactly? On the High Line between 14th St. and 16th St. | Enter at 14th St. and 10th Ave.
3. Greenwich Village Children’s Halloween Parade
The parade provides very good, cute, daylight shots of kids in costumes parading around the park accompanied by parents. Good complement for coverage of the adult parade.
NYU students (dancers and cheerleaders) will perform and assist with distributing treats.
When? Monday, October 31, 2016; parade starts at 3:00 pm; marchers start gathering at 3pm at the fountain in Washington Square Park.
Where? The parade assembles along Washington Square North, near the Arch and ends at LaGuardia between Washington Square South and West 3rd Street where various activities await
For more info Click Here.
Hope you have a great and safe Halloween this year in New York City!!
Please comment below and let us know what your plans for this Halloween are!