Featured Events

It’s spooky season in NYC! To help you navigate all the fun to-dos, we’ve rounded up the best Halloween pop-ups, parties, themed experiences, photo ops, and restaurants/bars to help you get into the ‘spirit’. In addition to those for Día De Muertos. Bookmark this guide and check back for new additions!


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Halloween Parties 

VICE @ Fotografiska: Halloween

Thursday, October 27th, 8pm
Join Fotografiska for a lineup of otherworldly DJs, drinks, and full access to David LaChapelle’s make believe. Enter LaChapelle’s surreal world of FAME for a Halloween party co-hosted with VICE that blurs the line between reality and fantasy. Throughout his career, David LaChapelle has captured celebrities and musicians for editorial spreads and album covers, creating some of the most iconic visuals in the pop culture zeitgeist. Costumes encouraged.

Museum of the City of New York Twilight Zone Halloween Bash

Friday, October 28th, 6pm
Travel through another dimension of sound, sight, and mind this Halloweekend at MCNY at their Cocktails & Culture: Twilight Zone Halloween Bash!  Kick off your Halloween festivities with a night of spooky, surreal fun. Groove the night away outdoors on the South Terrace with Vinyl Nights hosted by Rebecca Lynn and featuring DJ Misbehaviour and DJ Shakey.  Enjoy a ghoulish dance performance by ThrillerNYC, whose boogying zombies open the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade every year!

The McKittrick Halloween Ball: The Lost Garden

Friday, October 28th, Saturday, October 29th, and Monday, October 31st, 9:30pm
The Lost Garden is a place of change. Of metamorphoses. Of eternal rebirth and reinvention… Within the garden, our true nature is revealed. In the moonlight, transformation is not only possible – it is unstoppable.  Come fabulously dressed as your spirit’s true form: The Elemental. Fire, Water, Earth, Air, Precious Metals. The Animal. Fantastical Creatures, Forest Beasts, Wild Birds. The Floral. Bewitching Blossoms, Deadly Plants, Sacred Trees. Or embrace your inner darkness and dress in all black.

House of Yes House of Hallucinations

Friday, October 28th, and Saturday, October 29th, 10pm
Indulge in your delirious nightmares and full-spectrum fantasies within our dancefloor dreamscape. Surrender to the splendor. Wander through the weird, wild, and wonderful of your soul. Welcome to the House of Hallucinations- where nothing is what it seems and everything… is **magic**

Featuring psychedelic stimulations · chillout lounge · cuddle puddle paradise · aerial illusionists · manic makeup station · acid trip tarot · psyche-circus spectacles · games of interactive imagination · dream demons · edibles & elixirs · & more!

TimeOut Market New York Dia Dos Los Muertos Party (Friday and Saturday)

Friday, October 28th, 6pm and Saturday, October 29th, 7pm
Dia Dos Los Muertos Party at Time Out Market Rooftop Bar Music from DJ Vada (Friday) and  Ronnie Roc and Co. (Saturday). Prizes for best costume, drink specials, photo booths, tarot readers, and more.

Gansevoort Rooftop Death by Disco: Halloween Event

Saturday, October 29th, 8pm
Let’s go back to the days of good parties and big hair. Find some leg warmers, sparkles, or leggings to wear. A party to celebrate the best Halloween yet, you can even show up in a little red corvette. The music is sure to be loud and great, Deleasa on the track all night long. Open Bar: 8-10pm.

⚡ NYC Plugged Exclusive: Get 10% off your tickets with promo code ‘NYCPLUGGED’ 

Ascent Lounge Witches Ball

Saturday, October 29th, 9pm
All the magical horror of NYC nightlife can be found at Ascent Lounge. We are encouraging our guests to wear costumes as special prizes will be given to the “Best Costume Of The Night”. Halloween-themed Spirits will be available for purchase as you enjoy the stunning Central Park views and extensive music by our resident DJ. Tickets Include all-inclusive Open Bar and Bottles Service Packages.

Oscar Wilde Creepy Circus Party

Saturday, October 29th, 9pm
Join Oscar Wilde’s Halloween Party featuring a costume contest where the winner takes home a $500 CDG gift card! The scary second place will win $250 giftcard, and third place will win $100 giftcard!  They also have availability on Halloween Day, the 31st of October! Let their creepy circus make your Halloween a memorable one! Reserve your table here


Cocktail & ‘Spirit’ Experiences

La Barca Cantina  Día De Los Muertos Celebrations

Thursday, October 27th- Tuesday, November 1st
Make La Barca Cantina your weekend destination for Día De Los Muertos celebrations. Join for one or all of their festive lineup of onboard activities. You can look forward to a Tequila & Mezcal Tasting Class,  Día De Los Muertos Fiesta Event, Live Music DJ & Mariachi Brunches, and a Pre Fixe Dinner & Specialty Cocktails.

Tarot Readings & Cocktails at The William Vale

Friday, October 28th, 7-9pm
Let your fortune decide your drink at The William Vale where there will be Tarot Readings & Cocktails. Presented by Harridan and Agua Magica mezcal, the expert bartender team at Westlight rooftop will craft a special cocktail based on your tarot readings. Reserve your table here!

New York Public Library Rooftop Happy Hour: Halloween Edition with Tim Gunn

Friday, October 28th, 5:30pm
The NYPL annual Halloween costume parade with Tim Gunn returns for the first time in three years! Join them on the SNFL terrace, plus drinks, crafts, and more. Show us your best literary look—inspired by a book, poem, character, or writer. Judges—fashion mentor Tim Gunn and NYPL librarians—are experts in fashion and literature. With music by DJ Carol C.

The Cauldron Halloween Potions-Making Experience

Through October 31st
Includes a mug of warm HallowCream Cider (kids) or Prosecco (adults), 2 cocktails to brew, including a limited edition brew-your-own potion: “The Blood of Your Enemies.”  

This sinister and delicious invention by The Cauldron’s Magicineers has its customers constructing a raspberry vodka martini with DIY homemade spheres of white chocolate through a process called “reverse spherification,” similar to what’s used in Bubble Tea. Customers squeeze drips of “Creamed Unicorn” into a sodium alginate bath, which are “cooked” by chemical reaction into squishy spheres and uncomfortably look like maggots. Brew at your own risk. Non-alcoholic mocktails are available for kids and adults. 

Also an Ectoplasm Shot – adults only

The Cauldron Wizard Tea Experience

Through October 31st 
Includes a mug of warm HallowCream Cider (kids) or Prosecco (adults), two new build-your-own teas.

“Traditional Tea with a Halloween Twist”
Customer chooses from 10 different teas, seasonal spices, and flowers to crush and create their personalized tea blend with a pestle and mortar.  Ingredients include cinnamon, apple, cloves, ginger, and star anise, with tea blend suggestions for building a special autumnal tea to enjoy.

“The Cauldron’s Spooked Tea”
A fusion of Earl Grey, orange marmalade, lemon, and other tasty ingredients to make an iced tea that is to die for.  It’s sweet and sour, and wizards above the legal drinking age can enjoy this treat with a spot of gin for that magical kick in the broomstick.

Range of “sand-witches,” scones, and Halloween-themed desserts, including Halloween-themed macarons and cupcakes.  These items are placed on a magic wand-activated tea stand that’s topped with a glowing Dragon Egg and has been designed by The Cauldron’s Magicineers for interactivity, beauty, and fun.

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Halloween Parades

Village Halloween Parade

Monday, October 31st, 7pm
The 2022 Parade Theme is FREEDOM! It’s a move! It’s a moment! Feel it! Join in some ecstatic joy! Lift the spirits of the whole world! The Grand Marshal 2022 is The Brooklyn United Marching Band with Special Surprise Guests. Join them in a Special Section of this year’s event as they play Jon Batiste’s song Freedom!


Movie Time

Rooftop Cinema Club Halloween Screenings

Through October 31st
There’s only one week left to experience the Rooftop Cinema Club in person and take in a movie with a view! As it’s also Halloween Week, you can look forward to films like Nope, The Nightmare  Before Christmas, Halloween Bettelejuice, Hous Pocus, and others!

⚡ NYC Plugged Exclusive: Get 20% off any screening with promo code ‘NYCPLUGGED’ 

Industry City Movie Screening

Saturday, October 22nd
Bk One Productions presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The famous musical will be presented with characters from the show, and encouragement to sing along to all the classics. Burger Joint will serve their ‘Lanternfly’ drink special for the evening, and the Food Hall will be open for eats and popcorn.

Movie Nights at Hudson Yards

Friday, October 30th, 6pm
Grab your crew and head to Hudson Yards Public Square & Gardens to catch a screening of Beetlejuice. Kick back in a lounger and take in a movie outside while the sun sets. Head to Dylan’s Candy Bar or Li-Lac Chocolates before the movie to grab a salty snack or sweet treat.

The Standard Pix on The Plaza (Halloween Edition)

Saturday, October 29th-Monday October 31st, 7pm and 9pm
Join The Standard for our outdoor Halloween movie series on The Standard Plaza, featuring spooky cult classics, complete with cocktails, small bites, and popcorn.

Halloween Movies at The Seaport

Sunday, October 30th, 12:30-10:30pm
It’s not Halloween without a scary movie or two. You can catch one, two, or any of the five Halloween movies showing on The Rooftop at Pier 17. The movies are free, open to the public, and no RSVP is required. Concession stands will be open for their regular service.

Samsung 837 Halloween Movie

Sunday, October 30th, 3pm
Join Samsung 837 for a special viewing of Hocus Pocus (1993) on the Big Screen. Enjoy some Halloween treats while watching the classic tale!

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For the Pups

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Festival

Saturday, October 22nd, 1pm
Pooches let their alter-egos shine, putting on some of the cutest and most creative costumes you’ve ever seen at the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. This year’s parade contestants will be competing for exciting prizes!

Barktoberfest at The Seaport

Sunday, October 23d, 3pm
Neighborhood pups. In costumes. What could be better? That’s easy—a whole parade of dressed-up doggos. Come and celebrate Barktoberfest, hosted by Downtown Magazine. Suit up your best furry friend for a chance to win a prize for the most creative costumes.

Dog paw-rade at Domino Park

Sunday, October 23rd, 12pm
In the spirit of Halloween, Tacocina is throwing a Dog paw-rade in Domino Park by the Water Fountain, costume contest, and celebration to follow at @HeyTacocina. They’ve got a DJ, free Cointreau cocktails, epic prizes, Social Tees Animal Rescue dogs for adoption, Olliesbk Ice cream, and so much more! ⁣

Manhattan West Woof Fest: HOWL-oween

Saturday, October 29th, 12pm
Bring your dog to Manhattan West Plaza for spook-tacular activities and treats! Show off your pet’s paw-fect costume on the red carpet to win prizes, snap a keepsake picture in our fall-themed Photo Booth, enjoy special spooky dog-friendly treats and giveaways, and more! Costumes encouraged for both you and your furry friend. FREE advanced registration on Eventbrite is recommended. Walk-ins are welcome if space is available. Register on Eventbrite and receive a free collapsible dog dish upon check-in.

Washington Square Park Dog Day Halloween Parade & Costume Contest

Sunday, October 30th, 11am
Washington Square Park is about to get a spooky (and furry) makeover! Celebrate Halloween with their friends at the WSP Dog Run Association by dressing your best furry buddy up in costume and competing in the cutest competition around. Big prizes are on the line for best costume for dogs and owners so bring your Halloween A-game!

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Family Fun

Hudson Valley: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Through November 20th
Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on-site by their team of artisans. New for 2022, watch their animated “Jack” Smith Shop in action and keep an eye out for glowing bees.

Meatpacking District Treats in the Streets

Saturday, October 22nd, 11am
The streets of Meatpacking are getting into the fall spirit with a day of trick-or-treating for adults and children alike! Find kid and adult-friendly treats, games and activities, live music, and the 4th Annual Meatpacking Doggie Costume Contest! Stores and restaurants will be open throughout the neighborhood with treats and delights at every stop. Attendees are invited to walk around the district to fill up their bags with items from around the district.

Mexico Week: Día De Muertos at Rockefeller Center

Thursday, October 27th- Wednesday, November 2nd
For the second consecutive year Mexico Week: Día De Muertos will take place at Rockefeller Center in celebration of Mexico’s heritage and culture. New Yorkers can engage in Mexican art, food, culture, music, and education hosted by The Consulate General of Mexico in New York City, the Mexican Cultural Institute, Museo de Art Moderno, and Rockefeller Center, with generous support from Tequila Casa Dragones, and INTERprotección.

Brookfield Place Halloween Bash

Saturday, October 29th, 12pm
Bring your costume-clad kids for a fang-tastic afternoon of activities and trick-or-treating throughout Brookfield Place. Be dazzled by performances featuring Jester Jim, Snooknuk, and Mad Science. Watch Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie and Hotel Transylvania in Hudson Eats while enjoying food or treats from one of the many eateries.

NYBG Halloween in the Garden

Saturday, October 29th- Sunday, October 30th
Celebrate the spookiest holiday here in our beautiful 250 acres with all things pumpkin as artist Adam Bierton tackles some of the largest pumpkins in the world, carving them into stunning and frightful sculptures during this weekend of tricks and treats.

Downtown Brooklyn Bklyn Boo!

Saturday, October 29th, 1pm
Join the Downtown Brooklyn Alliance at Albee Square for an early Halloween celebration! At this year’s BKLYN BOO!, Albee Square will transform into a Halloween wonderland, complete with pumpkins, hay bales, and spooky decorations.

Hester Street Fair Halloween

Sunday, October 30th, 11am
Join them for another Hester Street Fair Halloween bash! Alongside their vendors who are always unique and buzz-worthy, we’ll also be hosting their annual costume contest where the winner receives a big prize basket that’s filled with goodies from different vendors at the market. We can’t forget to mention that there’s always tasty food and an amazing live DJ.

Halloween on the Farm at Queens Farm

Sunday, October 30th, 11am
Halloween on the Farm Tickets include The Amazing Maize Maze sponsored by Con Edison, Live DJ dance party with DJ Still1, Trick-or-treating with the farm animals, Find nine stations located throughout the farm’s 47 acres, Spooky farmhouse experience, Halloween hayrides Adopt-a-Worm composting program, ghastly crafts and recycling tips at the Con Edison Ecology Booth.

Add to the fun: Local food vendors will be on-site to fill hungry tummies, see what’s growing on at Queens Farm’s acclaimed Farmstand, featuring the season’s best produce fresh-picked from their fields. Halloween costumes encouraged.

Times Square Biggest Halloween Parade in History

Sunday, October 30th, 11am
Celebrate Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF with Wonderama at the Biggest Halloween Parade in History II! This is the only Halloween parade with families in costume to be seen on screens in Times Square; it will be taped and streamed from Wonderamatv.com so families can watch from anywhere in the world.

Halloween Harvest Festival at Essex Market

Sunday, October 30th, 12pm
Join Essex Market for a FREE market-wide event, featuring Pumpkin Decorating, Caramel Apple Making, Coloring activities, Chances to win free Essex swag, Seasonal pudding from Sugar Sweet Sunshine, A chance to show off your costume in a costume parade through Essex Market, and the Market Line, Halloween classics movie screenings, and Photobooth.

Come for the Halloween festivities and stay for the Essex Market and Market Line vendor specials and promotions offered in the market that day!

Smorgasburg  Prospect Park Season Finale Halloween

Sunday, October 30th, 11am
Join Smorgasburg for costume prizes all day long for adults, kids, and your pets! Artist Erin Flynn of @drawnk_bk will be heading up the kid’s art table with mask-making, face-painting, and temporary tattoos! Adults can enjoy spooky bar specials and everyone can feast on their ultimate last #SmorgSpread of the season!

The Seaport Halloween Block Party

Sunday, October 30th, 11am
Catch a live pumpkin-carving demo. Take your trick or treating into participating Seaport shops and restaurants. Enjoy live music by indie band Just Say When and Halloween Movies on The Rooftop at Pier 17.

Hall des Lumiéres Halloween Craft Sessions

Sunday, October 30th, 9am
Families are welcome to show off their costumes and immerse themselves in the art of Hall des Lumiéres while creating their own pumpkin creatures. Each attending child will receive a mini-sized pumpkin to bring to life with funny faces, glitter stickers, paint pens, and more!

Guests will be able to view the entire Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion exhibition while enjoying candy and other Halloween goodies from Hall des Lumiéres.


Monday, October 31st, 4pm
This year is going to be scarily good, with Dumbo’s annual march to the arch followed by crafts, costume contests, live music, and candy in the archway!

Día de Muertos at Flatiron

Wednesday, November 2nd, 12pm
For the first time ever, the Flatiron NoMad Partnership is bringing the Día de Muertos celebration to the Flatiron North Plaza. Día de Muertos. Day of the Dead is a Mexican tradition of pre-Hispanic origin that celebrates the memory and presence of the deceased. According to popular belief, from October 31st – November 2nd the souls return home to be with their loved ones. Altars are assembled with offerings, food, and rituals to celebrate their visit.


Nimbus x DoorDash Kitchens Halloween Block Party

Friday, October 28th, 3pm
To celebrate spooky season with the Downtown Brooklyn community, Nimbus x DoorDashKitchens are having small bites from 10+ local food vendors, a DJ, face painters, games, giveaways, and a chance to see a real “Ghost Kitchen” in action! Halloween costumes are encouraged!

Espolòn Tequila x Stadium Goods ‘Day of the Dead’ Calavera Collection Drop

Tuesday, November 1st, 12pm
To celebrate Day of the Dead, New York’s premier streetwear marketplace Stadium Goods has partnered with Espolón Tequila and renowned Mexican artist, Saner, to bring NYC a limited edition streetwear collection in honor of the holiday.

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Photo Ops

Industry City, 220 36th Street, Brooklyn. Halloween Events (October 22nd-30th) here!

Pier 17,89 South Street. Halloween Events (Through November 7th) here!

Hatch Creative Studio, 314 W 22nd Street (Through Halloween)

Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue. Halloween Events (October 28th-31st) here!

Hudson Yards, Día De Muertos Floral Exhibit (October 24th-November 1st)

The Garret Coctelería

Themed Restaurants and Bars

Loreley Beer Garden, Lower East Side. Book your table here.

Oscar Wilde, Nomad. Book your table here.

Our Wicked Lady ‘Black Lagoon Pop-Up Bar’, Bushwick. More here.

The Garret Coctelería, East Village. Book your table here.

Beetle House, East Village. Book your table here.

Lillie’s Victorian, Union Square and Times Square. Book your table here.

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