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Oct 27, 2015

How to Have a Spooktacular Halloween in NYC

In the city that never sleeps, the amount of Halloween happenings is no surprise. From family-fun to boozy affairs, there’s always a way in Gotham town to feel the spooky spirit. Here are a few killer ways to celebrate Halloween in NYC this year:

Village Halloween Parade

If you’ve never experienced Halloween in Manhattan, the Village Halloween Parade is a must-see Halloween event in NYC. Expect crowds, but look forward to the most creative and committed costumes you’ve ever seen. Over the top floats and outfits range from hilarious to frightening as the parade moves along Sixth Avenue. Come dressed in costume as a spectator from 7:00 to 10:30pm, or comfortably stream it from your apartment on your local TV channel, NY1. Enjoy the parade in person anywhere north of Spring Street up to West 16th Street.

Queen of the Night NYC

Queen of the Night can best be described as one of a kind. Open year round, the mystery and allure of this fascinating theatrical production resonates with the spirit of Halloween. It’s a dark, sexy and satisfying dinner and show, perfect for dates, bachelorette parties or other group gatherings. Sip on drinks, savor a delicious meal and prepare to be wowed by this interactive display that made it to our list of favorite Halloween events in NYC. Plan your visit in advance to secure tickets for your party.

A History of Ectoplasm: An Illustrated Presentation

You know those horror movies where the possessed vomits a repulsive substance from its mouth? That’s ectoplasm. Learn all about the creepy history in an Illustrated Presentation at Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum. The event on October 29 is from 8 to 10pm with $8 admission. To get there, take the R trains towards Brooklyn and get off in Brooklyn at 4th Avenue/9th Street.

Haunted Hayride at Randall’s Island Park

Halloween is all about the thrill. Go for scares at this year’s haunted hayride  from October 28 until October 31, 7 to 11pm. Tickets to the Randall’s Island Park are $35 for general admission. Expect to see a wide range of scary sights from crazy clowns to demonic possessions. Go with friends for a fun night out!

Additional Tips and Tricks for Halloween in NYC

Check out our blog to find additional tricks to make your stay in NYC easier, from tips on how to ride the NYC subway, to where to find short-term rentals in Manhattan.

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