Top Five Halloween Events in NYC
Spending the coolest holiday in the coolest city is one of the coolest things to put on your bucket list. Cool? Explore New York City’s quirky, spooky, and funky self through these five Halloween events:
Village Halloween Parade — Probably the first thing that comes to mind when discussing Halloween in NYC, the march is the world’s largest Halloween parade. The spine-chilling procession, in its 43rd edition, expects more than 60,000 participants. Super sized puppets, floats, performers, and creative costumes fueled with NYC pride will take over Greenwich Village on Oct. 31, starting at 7 p.m. Running up on Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street, the parade typically lasts four hours. You must be in costume to be in the marching crowd, otherwise you can be a spectator.
Haunted High Line Halloween — This is a family-friendly event with various live performances, ghost tales, and scavenger hunts. Kids are encouraged to express themselves through dance, display their creativity through face painting, and capture memories through an old-time photo booth. The Ghost Tunnel walkthrough is arguably the most anticipated activity. The event will be held on the High Line between 14th and 16th streets in Chelsea on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Blood Ball — Looking to mix scary and luxury? This is the event for you. With tickets ranging from $500 up to $15,000, the benefit appeals to affluent professionals who are interested in saving lives as proceeds go to DKMS, a non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders. Circus acts, burlesque, cocktails, live music, and dancing will seize Diamond Horseshoe at The Paramount Hotel on Thursday Oct. 27.
The Halloween Monster Ball at Stage 48 — Clubbing is how a lot of Millennials get into the Halloween spirit. In a city with such dynamic nightlife, there’s no shortage of Halloween party options. However, this event takes the crown by offering access to four floors of high soaring ceilings, several dance spaces, expansive bars, world-renowned DJs, and unlimited dark surprises — all for affordable tickets, starting as low as $25, plus an opportunity to win $1,000 for best costume. Doors open at 10 p.m. on Oct. 29.
Halloween Night Market — The Queens International Night Market is an electrifying celebration of Gotham’s vibrant cultural diversity and heritage. Held together by independent vendors and artists, the huge outdoor event births a friendly atmosphere, displaying cultural entertainment and dishes. Attendees are expected to dress up as there will be several prizes for best costumes. On Oct. 29, from 6 p.m. to midnight, the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park will be the spot to be.