NYC – Halloween Haunts / Parties / Events Calendar – 2018 – New York City

Annual NYC Village Halloween Parade & other events

45th Annual Parade
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Beginning at 7:00 pm

Nor’Easter due for Saturday, October 26, 2018
Please take this into account when considering any of the events coming up.
Events taking place outdoors may very well be canceled due to the inclement weather. 

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Dear Folks, please be sure to check on the respective links for the events listed on this page for any last minute changes or cancellations.

Entering into its 44th celebration is the Annual Halloween Parade, taking place from Spring St to 16th Street along 6th Avenue. Head on down and see all the ghouls and goblins, folks and puppets, musical performances and so much more!

Here’s our own full video of the parade from 2005. We’d spent hours holding on to our spot at the barricades for the parade to begin. Was it worth it? YUP!!!

It’s a huge attraction with more than 2 million spectators and tens of thousands of participants. “It’s the largest public participatory event in the greatest city in the world.”

This Year’s theme is ‘I AM a Robot!’

So, if you show up in a costume then you’re welcomed to join the parade. For ONLY those in costume is on 6th Avenue at Canal Street between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Alert! ONLY enter the line-up on 6th Ave. at Canal Street!

It then heads north to 16th Street and 6th Avenue. So show up in your costume and be ready to walk along in front of thousands upon thousands of spectators.

The Parade is expected to last from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm and will be telecast through Cable NY1 News from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. It takes about 2 hours or more for the parade to reach the end.

Visit also the official Halloween Parade Website

BTW, have a look at the many photos taken during our visit to Van Cortlandt Manor’s Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze.

Quite a number of the below items are free with information furnished courtesy of the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. 

Weather Advisory

Wednesday, October 24

Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: Fear(s) of the Dark
6:00 – 7:30 pm
50 Kent Pop-Up Park (in Bushwick Inlet Park), Brooklyn

 

Thursday, October 25

Pumpkin Painting
5:30 – 7:00 pm
United We Stand Community Garden (in ), Bronx

Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: Dead Snow
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Lawn at Colonial Road and 68th Street (in Owl’s Head Park), Brooklyn

 

Friday, October 26

Halloween Murder Mystery
October 26, 6:15 pm & 7:30 pm
At Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
All new mystery for 2018!

NYC Parks Presents HALLOWSCREAM
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Chelsea Recreation Center, Manhattan

Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: Coco
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Amersfort Park, Brooklyn

Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: What We Do in the Shadows
6:00 – 7:30 pm
McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn

WBO Halloween : Haunted House
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval), Bronx

Snug Harbor Ghost Tour: The Tale of the Matron
October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Arts, Culture & Fun: Screening of Halloween Short Films
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx

Candlelight Ghost Tours of ‘Manhattan’s Most Haunted House’
6:30 – 10:30 pm
Merchant’s House Museum, Manhattan

Haunted Tales of Old Staten Island
7:00 – 8:30 pm
The Conference House (in Conference House Park), Staten Island

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Warehouse of Horrors
October 26 – 27, 2018

 

Saturday, October 27

Halloween Harbor 2018 in Staten Island
Saturday, October 27, 2018
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Shinbone Alley at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
Admission: $8 in advance / $10 at the door

Halloween Murder Mystery
October 27, 6:15 pm & 7:30 pm
At Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
All new mystery for 2018!

Dead-of-Night Candlelight Ghost Tour and Paranormal Investigation
12:00 am – 1:30 am
Merchant’s House Museum, Manhattan

Halloween Festival
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Harlem Grown 131st Street Farm, Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm, Manhattan

Annual Events: Halloween Harvest Festival
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

Fort Totten Halloween Festival
12:00 – 3:00 pm
Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park), Queens

Haunted House
1:00 – 7:00 pm
Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park), Queens

Halloween in Historic Richmond Town
3:00 – 11:00 pm
Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island

NYC Parks Presents: HALLOWSCREAM!
4:00 – 7:00 pm
Chelsea Recreation Center, Manhattan

Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: Night of the Living Dead (1968)
6:00 – 7:45 pm
The Nethermead (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: Cabin in the Woods
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Maria Hernandez Park, Brooklyn

Snug Harbor Ghost Tour: The Tale of the Matron
October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Halloween Festival
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Glendale Playground, Queens

Party Like a MonSTAR
12:00 – 3:00 pm
Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground), Brooklyn

Halloween Haunted Walk + Fair
12:00 – 3:00 pm
The Nethermead (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dia De Los Muertos
12:30 – 5:30 pm
St. Ann’s Avenue and 147th Street (in St. Mary’s Park), Bronx

Hoot-ray for Halloween!
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island

Halloween Celebration at Pleasant Village Community Garden
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Pleasant Village Community Garden (in ), Manhattan

Harvest in Conference House Park
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park), Staten Island , Great Lawn (in Conference House Park), Staten Island

Secrets at the Bowne House
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green – Weeping Beech), Queens

Candlelight Ghost Tours of ‘Manhattan’s Most Haunted House’
6:30 – 10:30 pm
Merchant’s House Museum, Manhattan

Ghostly Intimations
7:00 – 12:00 am
Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island , Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island

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Warehouse of Horrors
October 26 – 27, 2018

Seventeenth Annual BPC Dogs Halloween Puppy Parade
Taking place starting at noon along the Battery Park City Esplanade

 

Sunday, October 28

Dead-of-Night Candlelight Ghost Tour and Paranormal Investigation
12:00 am – 1:30 am
Merchant’s House Museum, Manhattan

Children’s Fall Festival
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park), Queens

Movies Under the Stars – Shocktoberfest: Coco
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

TRICK OR TREAT THE TERMINAL
Bring The Family To Grand Central To Celebrate Halloween This Year!
Sunday, October 28, 2018
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade
East River Park Amphitheater located along side the FDR at Grand Street in East River Park
Sunday, October 28
Noon – 3:00 pm
The event is free and there is no need to pre-register your pet. Simply arrive between Noon – 1:00 pm and join in the celebration.

Ghosts of Conference House
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island

13th Annual Halloween Party and Parade
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Mother Cabrini Park, Brooklyn

Halloween Dog Costume Contest
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Fountain (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan

Shocktoberfest
12:00 – 3:00 pm
Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

Spooky Halloween Tinker Festival
3:00 – 6:00 pm
Lewis H Latimer House, Queens

Central Park Conservancy Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla
4:00 – 7:00 pm
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

Candlelight Ghost Tours of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”
6:30 – 10:30 pm
Merchant’s House Museum, Manhattan

 

Monday, October 29

Toddler Halloween
11:15 am – 12:45 pm
Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval), Bronx

Candlelight Ghost Tours of ‘Manhattan’s Most Haunted House’
6:30 – 10:30 pm
Merchant’s House Museum, Manhattan

 

Tuesday, October 30

SPOoOoOKTACULAR
4:00 am – 7:00 pm
Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area), Brooklyn

Candlelight Ghost Tours of ‘Manhattan’s Most Haunted House’
6:30 – 10:30 pm
Merchant’s House Museum, Manhattan

 

Wednesday, October 31

Seth & Gene’s Live Score Horror Show
Featuring: Franz Hackl & Sean Satin
October 31 at 7:00 pm
at The Delancey, 168 Delancey st NYC

WBO Halloween : Pumpkin Party
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval), Bronx

Art Inspired By… Tim Burton
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Manhattan

Paranormal Investigation
8:00 – 11:00 pm
Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan

Spooktacular Celebration
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Alley Pond Environmental Center, Queens

Halloween Fun at Randall’s Island Park
3:30 – 5:30 pm
Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall’s Island Park), Manhattan

Party Like a MonSTAR
4:00 – 7:00 pm
Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground), Brooklyn

Tricks and Treats at Bryant Park
4:00 – 7:00 pm
Bryant Park, Manhattan

Petrified Park Halloween Event
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Patchen Community Square, Brooklyn

Other Offerings:

Third Annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

October 11 – 18, 2018

“”…premier east coast genre festival that embodies the spirit of Brooklyn. Taking place in venues throughout the borough…””

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Crypt Crawl & Halloween Extravaganza

at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Saturday, October 26, 2018

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Children’s Halloween Hunt
at the New York City Fire Museum

Friday, October 26
6:00 – 8:00 pm

278 Spring Street, 3rd Floor

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At the Museum of the City of New York

Night of Noir Halloween Party

Friday, October 26
7:00 – 11:00 pm

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Beyond X Industry City: Kids’ Halloween Parade

Saturday, October 27
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

51 35th Street, Brooklyn
“”Join Beyond and Industry City for the second annual Kids’ Halloween Parade + Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt! Including fun activities like mural painting and a pumpkin patch, come in costume for an evening to remember.””

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Halloween Parade & Extravaganza
on Roosevelt Island, Manhattan

Saturday, October 27

Costume parade down Main Street, including a marching band and floats from local community groups, businesses, and officials. Followed by a carnival, including games, rides, giveaways, food, and more!

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Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders Presents
Day of the Dead – New York City – 2018

October 26 – 28, 2018
12:00 – 6:00 pm

Free event and open to the public
Art • Live Music • Mexican Folk Art Market • Mexican Food
St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery
East Yard of St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery
10th Street and 2nd Ave in Manhattan

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Blood Manor: NYC’s Premier Haunted Attraction

Taking place through the first days of November 2018

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Decker Farm Pumpkin Picking

Decker Farm – Staten Island, NY

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MoMA PS1

Halloween Ball with Susanne Bartsch

Saturday, October 27, 2018
8:00 pm to midnight

22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY

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Theater For The New City’s
Village Halloween Costume Ball

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Performances, costume competition, witches’ cauldron enchant downtown

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Hippo Playground Halloween Parade

Wednesday, October 31st

Riverside Park Conservancy

“”Meet them at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ monument (89th Street & Riverside Drive) at 3:30 pm and follow musicians in a grand parade down to the Playground, where there will be a live performance, free apple cider, and baked treats for all to enjoy.””

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Spooky Pumpkin Garden

New York Botanical Garden – Bronx, NY

The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden gets a spooky Halloween makeover with eye-popping pumpkins, silly scarecrows and plenty of fun! Every day, kids can explore more than 100 larger-than-life friendly scarecrows set among nearly 1,000 rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds. Pot up a black coleus plant to take home…

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Ghosts of Greenwich Village Haunted Walking Tour

White Horse Tavern – New York, NY

New York City is rich with history, no doubt about that. Just look at how old the buildings are! That being said, it’s clearly one of the most haunted cities in America, and the rambunctious Greenwich Village is one of the epicenters of its paranormal activity. While it stands today as a trendy hub of restaurants, apartments and hang…

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