Prepare for the 8 Best Halloween Parties in NYC

YAY!! Halloween is here once again! 

The best parties of the year are just a few days away!

People travel from all over the World to come to New York only to attend the scariest and most breathtaking parties that happen all over the 5 Boroughs.

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! 

So cool!!!

Plus, we do know that NY always hosts the best parties in the planet, right?

We’ve selected a few of the best parties to attend on Halloween (and a few other days in October, to start getting in the party vibe for the 31st!)

Take a look:

Haunted Hayride

Hoste 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 and 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 are from October 13th - October 31st.

Location: Randall’s Island

"Stranger Things Party" at Lot 45

This is for the cool kids that are into different experiences…in Bushwick, Brooklyn! 

“On November 6, 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.”

Dates are October 21st, 22nd and 23rd.

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!

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. The McKittrick Hotel is hosting a 3 night party (October 28th, 29th and 31st), where guests have to be dressed as any of the great characters inspired by classic Hollywood movie monsters. 

A few ideas? Dracula, vampires, Frankenstein, the Bride of Frankenstein, Witches, Mummies, the Creature of the Black Lagoon, Zombies, Wolfman, the Invisible Man, Damsel in Distress…

“Experience the Golden Age of Hollywood horror films with a night of dancing, live performances, costumed revelry and open bar.”

Dates are 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 is October 31st.

Location: Brand New Secret East Williamsburg/Bushwick Warehouse

"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 is October 31st.

Location: 244 West 14th Street

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 is October 31st.

Location: 1047 Amsterdam Avenue

“The Terror Returns” at Blood Manor

Blood Manor is a first class haunted house attraction located in the heart of the Hudson Square District (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.

Dates: Through out the month of October.

Location: 163 Varick Street

“Webster Hell” at Webster Hall

We’re written about Webster Hall (here), and this can be a great opportunity to go check the place out.

“ 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 is October 31st.

Location: 125 East 11th Street


Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Venues