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best halloween parties of 2018

The Ultimate Guide to Halloween Happenings in New York City

By / August 29, 2018
   Twenty20
   Twenty20

With costume parties, killer concerts, haunted attractions, and spooky festivals in the mix, you can start making plans to slay this Halloween.

   Blood Manor

Blood Manor

Blood Manor

Get into the Halloween spirit by visiting the city’s most intense haunted house attraction, which promises to be a “scream-inducing” experience with all new terrors to beware.

$35 - $55 / RSVP

Candlelight Ghost Tours at the Merchant’s House Museum

Merchant's House Museum

Hear about true ghost stories that have been reported by museum visitors as you tour the home where seven people died and continue to haunt.

$25 - $40 / RSVP

Halloween Masquerade Ball

Stage 48

Don a mask at this sexy Venetian carnival affair that's set to feature four levels of dance floors, a celebrity DJ, and a free open bar for the first hour.

$28 - $1050 / RSVP

Halloween Quiet Clubbing

The Garden at Studio Square NYC

It will be eerily quiet at this party that will give you three airwaves to choose from as you dance the night away in costume.

$6 - $17 / RSVP

Halloween Extravaganza & Procession of the Ghouls

Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

See a screening of Nosferatu (1922) followed by a parade of ghostly beings working their way down the center aisle and interacting with guests as ominous organ music plays.

$27 / RSVP

Dances of Vice: Cabaret de L’Enfer Halloween Ball

Capitale

Come dressed to impress in your best heaven- or hell-themed costume at this bash, inspired by Parisian nightclubs from the 1890s.

$81 - $134 / RSVP

Halloween Harvest Festival

Socrates Sculpture Park

This year's festival, which features a "Fet Gede" (Haitian Festival of the Ancestors) theme, will include live performances, card readings, arts and crafts, face painting, and so much more.

FREE / RSVP

Halloween Day Party

The Watson Hotel

Have fun before dark with an open bar, dance floor, raffle prizes, and a photo booth at this trendy Midtown spot.

$5 - $10 / RSVP

Halloween Ball Rooftop Party

Sky Room

Show up in costume and celebrate Halloween with 360 panoramic views of the city for a night to remember!

$18 / RSVP

Shipwrecked: Halloween Party Cruise

The Serenity Yacht

If being on the water, taking in sights of the NYC skyline, and dancing in costume until midnight sounds like your idea of fun, you'll love this Halloween party cruise.

$34 - $129 / RSVP

Halloween Carnaval Party at Doha Nightclub

Doha Nightclub NYC

With a cash prize for the best costume, get extra creative with your outfit and you might have your best Halloween yet!

FREE / RSVP

Community Halloween Gathering at The Evergreens Cemetery

The Evergreens Cemetery

This all-ages affair features hayrides, a petting zoo, and other spooky activities— and it's all free!

FREE / RSVP

Trick or Drink: NYC Halloween Bar Crawl

Fat Buddha

The only rules for the day's events? Wear a costume, drink, and have a killer time at a Halloween drinking extravaganza you're sure to (hopefully) remember.

$0 - $10 / RSVP

NYC’s Hottest Halloween Singles Party

Stitch Bar & Lounge

Be one of 350 single New Yorkers to gain entry into this bash, and you might bring home more than just candy this Halloween.

$32 - $32 / RSVP

Heaven & Hell Halloween Party at Bar None

Bar None (East Village)

Party until 4am at an East Village party that's calling anyone and everyone to channel their inner goblins, witches, superheroes, or whatever you're feeling this year!

$0 - $10 / RSVP
Prospect Park Alliance

Halloween in Prospect Park

Lookout Hill

Bring the whole family for all kinds of Halloween activities including a haunted house and treats from local food trucks.

FREE / RSVP

Halloween at Sons of Essex

Sons of Essex

Shake it on the dance floor in your best costume! This Halloween party will go long into the wee morning hours on the Lower East Side.

$16 / RSVP

Suspiria Halloween Costume Party

Videology Bar & Cinema

For one night, Videology will transform into the Tanz Dance Academy of Freiburg, inspired by the 1977 Italian supernatural horror film directed by Dario Argento — and it's free to enter!

FREE / RSVP

NYC Parks Presents: Hallowscream

Chelsea Recreation Center

If you think you're brave, we challenge you to experience the chills and thrills that await you in this haunted house. Enter if you dare!

FREE / RSVP

Monster Ball Halloween Party

Milk River Lounge ( FIRST FLOOR )

It's free to enter if you're in costume and arrive before 11pm, so arrive on time and party the night away!

FREE / RSVP

The Rub: Halloween Edition

The Bell House

The Rub’s monthly residency at this Gowanus hot spot will be in full swing on Saturday, inviting anyone who is looking for an excuse to wear a costume to let loose and party.

$10 - $15 / RSVP

Grand Bazaar NYC: Halloween Edition

Grand Bazaar NYC

This scary edition of the weekly flea market invites all to come out in costume and peruse more than 140 vendors, many of which will be serving sweet treats.

FREE / RSVP

Henny Fest: Halloween Edition

Hudson Terrace

Celebrate Halloween on a rooftop overlooking the Hudson while enjoying free Hennessy drinks and jerk chicken. Get tickets while you still can!

$39 - $86 / RSVP

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Trivia

The Late Late

Channel your best Dr. Frank-N-Furter or Riff Raff (or Brad or Janet if you're not feeling bold) and show off your knowledge of the legendary horror musical.

FREE / RSVP

Beach Fossils and Wavves at Elsewhere

Elsewhere

To celebrate Elsewhere's first anniversary, the venue is throwing a Halloween party in the form of a killer show that you don't want to miss.

$31 / RSVP

45th Annual Village Halloween Parade

6th Avenue North of Spring Street to 16th Street

Come on out for this yearly tradition to see dozens of bands, hundreds of puppets, and thousands of other New Yorkers hit the streets in costume.

FREE / RSVP

VIP Section for the NYC Village Halloween Parade: I AM a Robot!

Exact Parade Lineup Location to be Announced

Be part of the parade’s special section that includes only those following this year’s theme, “I AM a robot” and get access to a secret entry point, an exclusive DJ, extra TV coverage, and more!

$28 - $33 / RSVP

The MASCUREAIDS Ball

Performance Space New York

As the official afterparty of the Village Halloween Parade, this fundraiser to cure AIDS invites everyone to rock their best costume and party late into the evening.

$75 - $10000 / RSVP

Fleetmac Wood Presents Rhiannon’s Revenge: A Halloween Disco

(Le) Poisson Rouge

Hit the dance floor this Halloween and shake it to remixes and edits of Fleetwood Mac's greatest songs.

$18 - $21 / RSVP

Boos in the Borough: A Brooklyn Historical Halloween

Brooklyn Historical Society

Learn about Brooklyn’s ghosts and hear about funerary traditions at a night that celebrates the macabre.

FREE / RSVP

The Crystal Method Halloween Party

Good Room

Feel the beat this Halloween at what is destined to be one of the holiday's best dance parties of the year.

$20 - $25 / RSVP

Gala of the Gone at House of Yes

House of Yes

Celebrate Halloween by dancing all night long in a sea of your fellow mortal souls. Plus, get witchy with tarot readings, ouija boards, seances, and more.

$0 - $10 / RSVP

Halloween at The Jane Ballroom

The Jane Ballroom

Treat yourself a little extra this Halloween by choosing from all kinds of bottle service options at one of the swankiest hotels in the city.

$23 - $5262 / RSVP

Madonnathon Halloween Party

Highline Ballroom

Channel your best material girl at the biggest Madonna tribute show and dance party in the world!

$25 - $50 / RSVP

Hocus Pocus: A Free 25th Anniversary Halloween Screening

SVA Theatre

Celebrate Halloween night by watching the Sanderson sisters rise from the dead and wreak havoc in this cult classic. PS: where did the last 25 years go?

FREE / RSVP

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Melanie is a Jersey girl who now calls Brooklyn home. She’s written for Fuse TV, MTV News, Interview Magazine and more, and enjoys creating content that informs, inspires and entertains people. She’s passionate about music, running, cheese and dachshunds, and her husband fully accepts her love affair with NYC.

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  1. Kambiz Shekdar

    Thanks for featuring our Mascureaids Ball & Official afterparty with the NYC Village Halloween Parade! The picture shown for our event is not the one we used in our Eventbrite listing. Can you please update so your listing reflects the image used at MASCUREAIDSBALL.eventbrite.com?

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