If you are looking to have some fun for Halloween while hanging out in New York, there are plenty of exciting things for you to do. There are a number of great places to dance, as well as parties, ghost tours, and parades.
New York Haunted Hayride
The attraction has recently gained popularity, and looks to build on last year's success with more disturbing scenes. Located at Randalls Island Park, Ten Thirty One Productions created the haunted attraction. This year, hay riders will experience the Theatre Macabre, House of Shadows, and Purgatory Haunted Village.
Brooklyn Horror Film Festival
Located at various locations throughout Brooklyn New York, The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival will showcase the best in multiple film genres including Sci-Fi, Comedy, Horror, and even documentaries. There will also be parties. events, and even a special Q & A with filmmakers. Some of the featured films at this year's Horror Film Festival include Fury of The Demon and We Are The Flesh.
Ghost Tours of Manhattan's Most Haunted House
Located at the Merchant's House Museum in Manhattan, there is a rumor that people once lived in the Merchant's House Museum and died, but their spirits still live on and haunt the Museum. The Ghost Tour lasts for an hour, and looks at the dark past of the museum, as well as its present.
Into The Veil
You are invited to take a night time trip behind Green-Wood Cemetery's iron fence. The tour is sponsored by Green-Wood and Atlas Obscura. Besides going on an expedition throughout the cemetery, there are also musical events, readings, gatherings, and a cash bar.
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze is one of New York City's most famous Halloween happenings. The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze features some of the most impressive carved pumpkins along the riverside by Van Cortlandt Manor. You will see flying ghosts and appearances by the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.
Lot 45 Party
For three nights, the DJ will play the Stranger Things soundtrack, while you enjoy some waffles. There will also be games for you to play, such as Dungeons & Dragons and trivia. There is also a special costume contest and a BMX giveaway.
Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
The annual Village Halloween Parade features a number of puppies in outfits. There are thousands of dollars in prizes awarded out. Grateful Greyhounds, Friends of Animal Rescue, and The Mayor's Alliance for New York City Animals will all be on hand to help pets who need to find a home. This event takes place in Tompkins Square Park in the Lower East Side.
The Blood Ball
The Blood Ball is located at The Diamond Horseshoe at The Paramount Hotel. The Blood Ball benefits a good cause, as the proceeds will go to register potential bone marrow donors who can help people with blood cancer. There will also be cocktails, circus acts, burlesque, and other surprises. Be sure to wear your favorite costume.