Halloween is here once again! The best parties of the year are just a few days away! People travel from all over the world and come to New York to attend the scariest and best NYC Halloween parties that happen all over the city.
We have fun just with the thrill of dressing up for these events, which we do need to confess, we do spend a lot of time prepping! Ok, so do all other New Yorkers too! So cool!!!
Plus, we do know that New York always hosts the best parties in the planet, right?
We’ve selected a few of the scariest and best NYC Halloween parties to attend. In addition, we also talk about a few other days in October to party and start getting in the vibe for the 31st!
Take a look:
Hosted at Randall’s Island, this event has definitely created a buzz after last year’s success! This night will surely make you scream, so get ready!
“The Halloween Attraction that made Ten Thirty One Productions famous and convinced Mark Cuban to make the largest investment in SHARK TANK history returns for its second year with a brutal and haunting program that has tripled in growth, featuring THREE ZONES in 2016.
After 8 years of sending Los Angelenos into the woods for the most horrifying experience in town, the Haunted Hayride has become the most popular Halloween Attraction in the county. Now, in its second year in NYC, all the stops are being pulled as this year’s attraction offers a higher octane horror experience of psychopathic fun than our inaugural year delivered, since we think New Yorkers can take it.
Psychotic clowns, viscous demons and killers will be waiting around every turn to ruin you.”
The three new experiences are House of Shadows, Purgatory Haunted Village and Theatre Macabre.
Dates: October 13th – 31st
Location: Randall’s Island
“Webster Hell” at Webster Hall
We’ve written about the famous Webster Hall before, and this can be a great opportunity to go check the place out. Besides the weekly events and concerts they host, their NYC Halloween party is on the top of our list for this year!
“ All 4 massive floors of Webster Hall will be transformed into a twisted mausoleum of heart-pounding bass, shocking spectacles and a Halloween party experience no witness will ever forget.”
Date: October 31st
Location: 125 East 11th Street
“The Terror Returns” at Blood Manor
Blood Manor is a first class haunted house attraction located in the heart of the Hudson Square District, on the West Side of Manhattan!
You’ll pass through approximately 5,000 square feet of themed rooms, corridors, and a labyrinth of passageways designed to to maximize all of your deepest fears.
Be sure to go with your best friends. They will definitely come in handy along the way!
Dates: Throughout the month of October
Location: 163 Varick Street
“Stranger Things Party” at Lot 45
This is for the cool kids that are into different experiences…in Bushwick, Brooklyn!
“On November 6th, 1983 in the town of Hawkins, Indiana, 12-year-old Will Byers vanishes mysteriously. Will’s frantic mother, Joyce, searches for him while Police Chief Jim Hopper launches his own investigation. Will’s friends Dustin, Mike, and Lucas discover a psychokinetic girl who claims to know Will’s location.
As they uncover the truth, a sinister government agency tries to cover it up, while a more insidious force lurks below the surface.
Join Lot 45 for a Stranger Things themed party as we explore Hawkins and the Upside Down. Enjoy a fun night of awesome 80’s music and featured music from from Stranger Things. There’s going to be a cool trivia segment, dungeons & dragons, and awesome themes brought to life from the show.
They’ll have waffles, inspired art, costume prizes, a bmx giveaway, and more things to make this a truly fun immersive event.”
And…on October 28th, “Come out and rock your dopest costumes, dance all night to the hottest music, and get a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE for the costume contest” for the 2am Cruise presented by Halloween Blow Out!
Dates: October 21st, 22nd and 23rd
Location: 411 Troutman Street
“Supercinema’s Inferno – A Monster Dance Party” at The McKittrick Hotel
If you’re the party type, this is a great place for your to go. We’ve written about them before, and we recommend again!
The McKittrick Hotel is hosting a 3-night party where guests have to be dressed as any of the great characters inspired by classic Hollywood movie monsters.
Do you need a few ideas? Dracula, vampires, Frankenstein, the Bride of Frankenstein, Witches, Mummies, the Creature of the Black Lagoon, Zombies, Wolfman, the Invisible Man and Damsel in Distress.
“Experience the Golden Age of Hollywood horror films with a night of dancing, live performances, costumed revelry and open bar.”
Dates: October 28th, 29th and 31st
Location: 530 West 27th Street
“BangOn!NYC: Warehouse of Horrors”
Are you into big parties, good music, performances, paired with a great low-key crowd? Then, you’ll love this!
“The 7th annual Halloween spectacular set inside a massive East Williamsburg warehouse with 30ft ceilings!
Featuring 2 stages + silent disco, freaky performers, hair-raising interactive art, mutant vehicles, delicious food vendors, a bouncy house, a flesh-suspension zip line show, multi-room haunted house inspired by classic horror films, trick-or-treating, massive custom video mapped skull main stage, abundant ghastly curiosities and much much more!
Dress to kill or be killed!”
Date: October 31st
Location: Brand new secret East Williamsburg / Bushwick warehouse
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
“The Cathedral’s annual Halloween celebration returns!
Silent classic The Phantom of the Opera (1925) gets an atmospheric screening, followed by the thrilling parade of rascally ogres and boogeymen performed by Ralph Lee and members of the Mettawee River Theatre Company.”
Date: October 31st
Location: 1047 Amsterdam Avenue
“The Upside Down” at Up & Down
Expect a high-end Halloween costume party event with special DJ performances in one of the most exclusive night clubs in Manhattan.
Who you can bump into? Names like Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande.
Date: October 31st
Location: 244 West 14th Street
Photo Credits and Text Excerpts: Courtesy of the Venues