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Halloween in New York Events Calendar

Annual NYC Village Halloween Parade & Other Events

50th Annual Parade
Monday, October 31, 2023
Beginning at 7:00 pm

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 50th 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!

Below is our own full video of the parade from 2005.

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: Upside/Down : Inside/OUT!!

Grand Marshal:
Laurie Anderson
and in Memory, Lou Reed

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 between Spring Street and Broome Street. As per the official site: “”Marchers should ONLY approach 6th Ave. from the EAST or the SOUTH, coming North from Canal St. or from EAST on Sullivan or Broome.””
Mind you, the line-up begins at 6:30 pm and runs until 9:00 pm.

The parade will feature hundreds of puppets, well over 50 bands, dancers, artists and a ton of other participants in costume.

It heads north from Canal 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


Near the bottom of this page is a listing of Halloween related events taking place within our NYC Parks. Be sure to check that out.



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

Speaking of which:

Great Jack’O’Lantern Blaze

at Van Cortlandt Manor
525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

September – November
Select Nights


No details yet about this year’s festivities BUT the following is what’s usually expected. Stay tuned for updates!

TNC Village Halloween Costume Ball
in NYC’s East Village 2023

Monday, October 31
3:00 pm – Midnight

Theater for the New City brings back its Indoor and Outdoor Celebrations this Halloween with ghoulish clean fun for everybody this year.

Festivities outside take place along 10th Street between 1st and 2nd avenues.
Indoors, the fun continues at 155 1st Avenue within TNC’s multi-theater complex.



Halloween House

Multiple Locations: Westchester, Long Island plus New Jersey Locations as Well.

“”… a completely immersive, one of a kind Halloween experience where you are transported to an all Halloween world. Every one of our impeccably detailed, fully realized rooms is a different Halloween theme designed to make every Halloween lover’s experience unforgettable.””


Blood Manor:
NYC’s Premier Haunted Attraction

Taking place on Fridays and Saturdays plus select midweek days


National Lighthouse Museum Boat Tour

Ghosts, Murder and Mayhem along the Huson River

Saturday, October 28
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

“Join them, if you dare … .on a memorable HALLOWEEN maritime tour and discover MACABRE, often terrifying tales of murder, mayhem and PIRACY associated with the history of the mighty Hudson River. ”


Queens County Farm’s Amazing Maize Maize

Fridays through Sundays until October 28
Plus Columbus Day (October 9)

At the Queens County Farm
73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Queens, NY


Halloween Harvest at Luna Park

Fridays through Sundays
+ Columbus Day

& Select Weekdays

At Coney Island’s Luna Park (southernmost  tip of Brooklyn)



Spooktacular at the Staten Island Zoo 2023

October 20, 21, 22, 23, 2023
5:30 – 8:30 pm


Village Ghost Hunts

September 29, 30
October 6, 7, 13, 20, 21, 27, 28

These candlelit tours last one hour and takes you through the village and into historic houses after-hours.

Tickets are $12


Boo at the Zoo

Saturdays and Sundays

September 30 – October 29, 2023
Including Columbus Day, October 9

It’s a family friendly Halloween event that goes back quite a bit.

Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd, The Bronx




Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm

Weekends (Sat, Sun)

September 30 – October 29
Plus Columbus Day on Oct. 9

Tix purchased in advance online get a discount.
Otherwise they’re $12 for adults (aged 12+), $10 for kids (6-11), those 5 and under get in free.
$10 for members



Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2023

October 12 – 19

“”Bringing the best of domestic and international genre cinema to New York City since 2016, the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is a premier East Coast genre festival that embodies the eclectic spirit of its namesake.””


Nitehawk Cinema – Williamsburg
136 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Nitehawk Cinema – Prospect Park
188 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215



32nd Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade & Festival

Saturday, October 21
1:00 – 3:00 pm

At Tompkins Square Park in the East Village (Alphabet City)
The park is between East 7th – 10th Street between Avenue A & B

It’ll be a day of competitions with pooches judged on their costumes.


Scarecrows & Pumpkins at the NYBG

September 16 – October 29, 2023

Everett Children’s Adventure Garden

Weekdays: 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Weekends: 10 am – 5:30 pm


2023 Bronx Halloween Parade

Saturday, October 28, 2023
12:00 pm

Taking place Rain or Shine

Live Music, Costume Contest, Cash Prizes, Marching Bands, and more. 

Theme: 80s Horror Movies


Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. Presents:

Annual Batty Over Halloween Celebration

No details yet about this year’s celebration

The Great Lawn @ Astoria Park

19th Street & 23rd Avenue in Queens



Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla
on Central Park’s Harlem Meer

Thursday, October 26
4:00 – 7:00 pm

Free to All

Taking place at the Harlem Meer by the northernmost point within Central Park just below 110th Street


An Evening in the Spirit World
at the Alice Austen House

Details yet to come for this year’s event

Alice Austen House 
2 Hylan Boulevard and 777 Front Street Staten Island


Halloween Extravaganza: 2023 Edition
+ Crypt Crawl

Friday, October 27 + Saturday, October 28 2023

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street

“”The Cathedral’s beloved annual Halloween celebration returns for 2023! Following the screening of silent classic Nosferatu (1922) with live organ accompaniment, ghouls and goblins from the Mettawee River Theater Company emerge to scare and delight audiences. Mark your calendar for an evening of classic thrills, spooky chills, and autumnal spells!””


Annual Throggs Neck Halloween Carnival in the Bronx

No details as yet

Halloween Parade, Carnival, Rides, Games, Food, Raffles and a whole lot more!
At the TN Little League Field, 150 Throggs Neck Boulevard, Bronx Borough


Kids Fall Spooktacular at the Wyckoff House Museum

Saturday, October 28
12:00 – 3:00 pm

Enjoy all things fall out on the Wyckoff farm this Halloween
5816 Clarendon Rd, Brooklyn


Roosevelt Island’s Halloween Extravaganza 2023
Plus Parade

Saturday, October 28
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Rain Date: Sunday October 29

At South Point Park

Parade begins at 10:45 am at Capobianco Field.
On hand will be Food Trucks, Pumpkin Painting, Music, Fun Amusements



Manhattan West Woof Fest: Howl-oween

Saturday, October 22, 2022
12:00 – 3:00 pm

Manhattan West Plaza, 395 9th Ave
Enter Plaza at 9th Avenue, Between 31st & 33rd Streets
Visit the official site here…


Annual Dog Costume Contest

The Great Pupkin at Forte Greene

Sunday, October 28, 2023

At Fort Greene Park


Flatiron NoMad Partnership Hosts Free “Tour of the Dead” Walking Tour

Details Yet to Come

Professional guides lead participants on 90-minute historic tours every Sunday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year

The tour takes place — rain or shine — starting at 11:00 am and begins at the tip of the Flatiron Building, on 23rd Street just east of 5th Avenue. No advance registration is required.


Hester Street Halloween Street Fair

October 28
11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Pier 17 at the Seaport (formerly the South Street Seaport)

Annual halloween costume contest, interactive photobooth, paper mache pumpkin painting, art installation, restaurant specials, vendors and more!


Halloween on the Farm at the Queens County Farm

Sunday October 29
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

General Admission: $20/person
Free for ages 3 & under

73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Queens, NY


Parks Department Halloween Listings:

The following comes courtesy of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
Following any corresponding link for additional details as to learn about any possible last minute changes or cancellations:

Stay tuned for a list that’s to come!






Please Note:

Everything below this point is from the past waiting to be updated to this year’s listings.

Stay tuned!


Annual Gracie Mansion NYC Halloween Ticket Giveaway Announced

Tickets Available for Free

Event takes place at Gracie Mansion on October 30 and 31, 2021


South Street Seaport Museum

participates in

Halloween at the Seaport

With FREE Pumpkin Painting

October 30 – 31, 2021


East 7th Street’s 

2nd Annual Halloween Mask-Querade

October 31 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

East 7th Street between Avenue A & 1st Avenue in the East Village, NYC

Trick or treat festival for kids 12 and under. Includes trick or treat stations, activities for kids and their adults, vegan candy stations are also available.



Spooky season events at Historic Richmond Town

441 Clarke Ave, Staten Island, NY

Paranormal Investigations

This Ghost Hunt Lasts three hours and you’re led by paranormal investigator Vinny Carbone,

Friday, October 14
Saturday, October 15
Friday, November 11
Saturday, November 12

At 8:00 pm

Tickets are $40 and attendees must be 18 and over