It’s that time of year to get dressed up in whatever costume you choose and head out into the streets of New York for the fun times and creepiest people that you will ever meet in this metropolis. Halloween is on Thursday, October 31st but the festivities will run for several days with various parties and events from Brooklyn to Queens and the Bronx to Manhattan.
Following are just a few suggestions:
Blood Manor in Tribeca has been a gruesome attraction for over a decade and a must-see for those who enjoy a good scream and desire a lot of blood, guts and gore. The manor claims to be the city’s premier haunted attraction. This is a favorite amongst Slasher Film enthusiasts as well as celebrities like Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart. Their squeaky doors are open all week long and the hours of operation on Halloween are 6:00 pm until 1:00 am.
Stab here for more deets: http://www.bloodmanor.com/
Prospect Park Alliance in Brooklyn plays host to the 40th annual Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair. This family-friendly coven is good for children age 7 and up. The walk takes place on the horror-day and ends at a timely demise at the Nethermead section of the park where trick-or-treaters can enjoy sweets and local eats from a caravan of the city’s best and spookiest food trucks.
Trick and click: https://www.prospectpark.org/
The Greenwich Village Halloween Parade is celebrating its 46th year on Thursday, October 31. The parade begins with the little monsters during the day and progressively heats up into a street party when the sun sets. No matter where you go beneath 23rd Street on the West Side, you are bound to see something frightening roaming in the city streets. The Grand Marshall this year is Zohra, The Giant Spider and creator Master Puppeteer Basil Twist.
While the crowds of scary, funny and festive revelers line the Avenue of the Americas in lower Manhattan, I recommend that you take a more civilized seat in a restaurant window on 7th Avenue and watch the parade pass by.
Enter if you dare: https://halloween-nyc.com/
Happy Halloween and Boo!