Halloween, New York City

Halloween is usually celebrated amongst family, friends and sometimes co-workers. It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from Celtic harvest festivals that may have pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain, and that this festival was Christianized as Halloween. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints(hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed. Halloween events occur throughout the month of October, and its celebrated on Tuesday,October 31,2017.


Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
Tompkins Square Park , 7th St to 10th St between Aves A and B ,New York -10009

The Village Halloween Parade is fun and all, but does it have a plethora of puppies in adorable outfits? For that, you’ll have to head to the East Village for this annual dog parade. The getups are remarkably elaborate and conceptual—no surprise given the thousands of dollars worth in prizes up for grabs for Best in Show.

Price: Suggested donation $5

Saturday, October 21st, 2017 , 12PM

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
525 S Riverside Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is one of the best things to do in the fall in New York, during which you’ll witness an army of more than 7,000 glowing pumpkins. This is the tristate area’s most spirited Halloween happening, with the most impressive and intricately carved pumpkins shining along the riverside near Van Cortlandt Manor. It's also one of the best day trips from NYC! Ogling pretty gourds isn’t the only draw. There are also stargazing opportunities inside the Pumpkin Planetarium, flying ghosts and a special appearance by Sleepy Hollow’s Headless Horseman. When you go, make sure to take a moment to enjoy the lovely fall foliage upstate.

Price: $16-$25

Sept 29-30, Oct 1, Oct 5-9, Oct 12-31, Nov 2-5, Nov 9-12, Nov 24-25

Village Halloween Parade
Gotham , 6th Avenue North of Spring Street to 16th Street in Manhattan.

Before you head out to some of the best Halloween parties in NYC, you must participate in the Village Halloween Parade—NYC’s spookiest procession and one of the best Halloween events in Gotham. With over 50,000 zombies, giant puppets and Donald Trumps taking the streets, you may need a little help with navigation. So hit a Halloween store and dress up in your best costume (or else you won’t be allowed to march), work on your Halloween makeup and get ready for a ghoulishly good time.

Price: $16-$25

October 31,2017 7:00pm – 10:30pm

The Monster Ball – NYC’s Biggest Saturday Night Halloween Party @ Stage48
Stage 48, 605 West 48th Street,New York, NY 10036,United States

Halloween Weekend in NYC is shaping up to be one of the most insane holidays of the year. Remember going door-to-door trick or treating every Halloween? Well the impressive grown up version is clubbing for Halloween! Except the costumes are wilder & dollars are up for grabs @ Stage48 Not to mention the DJs this Halloween are some of the most famous performers in NYC.

Price: $25 - $995

October 28,2017 10:00pm – October 29,2017 04:00am.

Free Movies in Hudson Park: Hocus Pocus
Hudson Park Fountains , Between West 34th and West 35th Streets and 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue, Manhattan

Free movies will be screened in Hudson Park! Chairs are provided; but bring your own blanket. Hocus-Pocus - Three 17th-century witches, hanged for their murderous crimes, are resurrected on Halloween in modern-day Salem by an unsuspecting boy, who must now figure out how to get them back in the ground.

Price: Free

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Fall Festival
Brookville Boulevard , Brookville Boulevard and 144 Avenue in Brookville Park, Queens.

Join NYC Parks & Council Member Richards for a day of fun activities including crafts, face painting, games, a pumpkin patch, a visit from the Nature Company, music, and more!

Price: Free

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Annual Pumpkin Festival at the Carousel for All Children
Willowbrook Park, Willowbrook Park, Staten Island.

Join us for our annual Pumpkin Festival where the "prettiest pumpkins prevail in our patch!" Our bright orange pumpkins are reasonably priced, and the pumpkin patch is a great backdrop for photos! We will kick off the day with "Music with Patrick," and all are invited to sing and dance along! Our friends from Quiver Farms Petting Zoo will visit for a portion of the day. Lots of other nature-based activities are in store. We have old fashion fun activities, and of course, carousel rides for just $2.00 per spin.

Price: Free

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Pumpkin Painting
United We Stand Community Garden, 627 E. 137th Street, Bronx.

It's that time of year to use your creative chops and turn pumpkins into festive decorations. GreenThumb will have pumpkins and paint ready - please bring any other supplies and decorations to add to the beauty of your seasonal creation. This is a great workshop for the whole family!

Price: Free

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Seniors Halloween Dance
Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center , 93-29 Queens Boulevard,Queens.

Join NYC Parks and Senior Whole Health for an evening of dancing, refreshments, a costume contest, and music!

Price: Free

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.p>

Second Annual Halloween Movie Night
Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Ocean Breeze Park , 625 Father Capodanno Boulevard, Staten Island, New York, 10305, Staten Island.

Join us for our youth and family friendly movie night featuring Toy Story's Tower of Terror beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Ocean Breeze Park. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be shown in the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. We invite youngsters to come dressed in costume! After the children's movie showing, at 7:30 p.m., Ocean Breeze will host a Halloween movie suitable for older audiences. The film is to be announced.

Price: Free

Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Halloween Harvest Festival
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens.

The Socrates season always goes out with a BANG with our Halloween Harvest Festival! This year’s theme is Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with vibrant performance and music presented by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York, which has been sharing Mexican heritage and culture with the NYC community for more than 30 years. Join us for spooky costume- and art-making with Socrates artists, fantastical face-painting with Agostino Arts, and add your mementos and relics to ancestral altars set up throughout the landscape. Urban Shaman Mama Donna will be offering harvest animal blessings for your pets, and if your pooch is in costume you can participate in a Socrates tradition – our annual Canine Costume Contest with fun prizes and local judges. Presented in partnership with Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York.

Price: Free

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Harlem Grown's Halloween Festival
Harlem Grown, 134th Street Farm, 118 W 134 Street, New York, NY 10030, Manhattan.

Our Halloween Festival is our end of year celebration and the funnest day of the year! We end our season with a bang, and our community comes out in their best costumes! There will be family friend fun, games, and healthy treats!

Price: Free

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Haunted Barn at the Queens Farm
Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral, NY 11004, Queens.

Prepare for a scare inside our haunted barn! This ghoulish adventure is the perfect way to put you in the Halloween spirit. Hayrides, mulled cider, Halloween treats, and apples will be sold. This event is recommended for children ages 6-12. Adults will find it creepy too!

Price: $4

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 01:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 29, 2017, 11.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.

Ghosts of Conference House
Visitor Center in Conference House Park, Satterlee Street and Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island.

Is Conference House Park Staten Island's most haunted park? Find out on a nighttime hike through an ancient burial ground and into the Conference House. Registration is required for this program. To register, visit our Urban Park Rangers Registration page; registration opens on October 18.

Price: Free

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 07:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

A Haunting We Will Go
Cedar Grove Avenue and Seafoam Street , Satterlee Street and Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island.

Enjoy a frightful time with bugs, snakes, ghosts, goblins, and the Urban Park Rangers. An event that is fun for all ages! Costumes and bravery welcome.

Price: Free

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Capitol Hauntings Tours
Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12207

Does the night watchman who died in the Capitol fire of 1911 still make his rounds? Which two United States Presidents visited the Capitol after they died? What happened to the "lost" Capitol murals and their eccentric artist? Does the secret demon carved in stone hold a Capitol curse? Come to the New York State Capitol for a special tour that explores these questions and other legends connected with this historic building.

Price: Free

October 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017

Fright Fest - Thrills by Day, Chills by Night
Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom, 1172 State Rte 9, Queensbury, NY 12804

Scary Fun and a Ghoulish Good Time with Zombies! Noon to 4pm is kid-friendly Halloween fun, a great way for the whole family to celebrate. Once the clock strikes 5 the haunting begins and we crank up the fear as haunted houses, scare zones, frightening shows and roaming hordes of terrifying creatures scare you around every turn. The North Country's scariest Halloween celebration as zombies and ghouls take over.

Price: N/A

September 30, 2017 - October 29, 2017, Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday (Fri/5-10pm; Sat/12-9pm; Sun/12-6pm)

Haunted History Walking Tour
Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Sq, Albany, NY 12207.

Lace up your best walking shoes and gather at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center to embark on a chilling afternoon of Haunted History. Brave guests will be guided along Albany’s downtown streets to unearth the capital city’s storied past. Learn about the spirits of Legs Diamond, Boz the Baker and even Abraham Lincoln, all of whom may still inhabit the city to this day! A Hudson River Valley Ramble event!

Price: $5

September 23, 2017, 3:00 PM.

2017 Haunted Mill + Monster's Ball
The Wassaic Project , 37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic, NY 12592

Equal parts spooky, enchanting, creepy, and fanciful. We invite you to immerse yourself in our annual Haunted Mill, where artists have transformed the towering Maxon Mills into an exciting Halloween experience. The Kids’ Haunted Mill will be open from 3-5PM, with family-friendly Halloween festivities, including: hay rides, a costume contest, face painting, snacks, carnival activities, and more! As the sun sets, the Adults’ Haunted Mill opens from 6-9PM. We dare you to venture up the winding staircases of Maxon Mills for seven floors of thrills and chills. At 9PM, the party continues into the evening at the Monster’s Ball at the Lantern with live music and DJ sets. Come prepared to impress in your Halloween costume!

Price: $10

October 28, 2017, 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Horseman's Hollow
381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

Taking the tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to its darkest extremes, Horseman’s Hollow returns to the village for 15 evenings of highly entertaining haunted mayhem. Philipsburg Manor transforms into a terrifying landscape ruled by the undead, the evil, and the insane. Visitors begin walking a haunted trail, stumbling upon scary scenes of a town driven mad by the Headless Horseman. Elaborate costumes and the work of award-wining feature-film makeup artists make it all too real. Heads will roll...maybe even your own! This is Sleepy Hollow’s premier haunted attraction, right in the heart of the village. Not suitable for small children or the faint of heart. Enter at your own risk!

Price: N/A

October 6, 2017 - October 31, 2017.

Fright Fest - Thrills by Day, Chills by Night
Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom, 1172 State Rte 9, Queensbury, NY 12804.

Scary Fun and a Ghoulish Good Time with Zombies! Noon to 4pm is kid-friendly Halloween fun, a great way for the whole family to celebrate. Once the clock strikes 5 the haunting begins and we crank up the fear as haunted houses, scare zones, frightening shows and roaming hordes of terrifying creatures scare you around every turn. The North Country's scariest Halloween celebration as zombies and ghouls take over.

Price: N/A

September 30, 2017 - October 29, 2017(Fri/5-10pm; Sat/12-9pm; Sun/12-6pm).

Boo at the Zoo
Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park, 60 Morgan Road, Binghamton, NY 13903.

Boo at the Zoo is our annual adult Halloween event. Those brave enough can stroll through our haunted zoo, where they will encounter all types of horrific scenes and characters. Boo at the Zoo is aimed at our older zoo guests and not recommended for those under the age of 10. Strollers will not be permitted during the event.

Price: $9

October 20, 2017 - October 28, 2017, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

Ghost Walk in Bloomfield
East Bloomfield Historical Society, 8 South Ave, East Bloomfield, NY 14443.

Get into the Halloween spirit with a Ghost Walk. The East Bloomfield Historical Society will offer 45-minute Ghost Walk guided tours starting at 7 p.m., and leaving every 20 minutes. Sign-ups are strong encouraged, but not necessary. Ghost Walk tours start at 7 p.m. at the East Bloomfield Historical Society at 8 South Avenue, travel through town, and then wind up back at the historical society where refreshments will be served.

Price: $10 - adults, $5 - students (ages 6 to 17), Free - children 5 and under.

October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017, 7:00PM.

Double M Haunted Hayrides
Double M. Western Store, Route 67, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Scary Harry, the iconic ghost cowboy of Double M, has a horrifying experience awaiting you yet again this year. Your journey will begin with a true Haunted Hayride on a tractor-drawn wagon, winding through the dark woods that are rumored to be filled with spirits and creatures of unimaginable beings. At the conclusion of the hayride, your journey will continue on foot into our newest attraction Walking Undead where you will enter the zombie-infested prison - can you escape? Beyond Walking Undead is Salvage, a long-forgotten junkyard rumored to be home to a dangerous family. Next up is the Last Inn, a residence that is known for a disappearing guest or two and a truly insane innkeeper - don't be the last in to the Last Inn. Your final destination is another new attraction, Museum of Horrors, where the exhibits hate visitors. The fun continues in our midway area with The Schadenfreude Circus, a side show that is sure to impress you and probably freak you out.

Price: $25

September 30, 2017 - October 29, 2017.

Hallowine - Murder Mystery Weekend!
Niagara Wine Trail, Various Locations, Niagara Falls, NY 14303.

Come as yourself or in costume! Collect clues and interview a different suspect character at each participating winery to solve the murder mystery. Submit your guess at your last winery. Correct guesses will be entered in a drawing to win prizes (you do not need to visit each winery to submit your guess). Tickets are valid for both days of the event and include a tasting of 3 wines and clues at each winery, and a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery. Saturday, 10am-5pm / Sunday., 12pm-5pm.

Price: N/A

October 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017