Where will you spend the most frightening night of the year? If you are going to New York City, then we suggest one of the following events.

12TH Annual NY Night Train Haunted Hop

A NYC Halloween tradition since 2006! And a multimedia mutli-room dance party in a sprawling haunted house! With star-studded front room live sets by Shannon and the Clams, Kid Congo Powers (The Cramps, The Gun Club, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) and the Pink Monkey Birds, Ian Svenonius’ solo project Escape-Ism, Nude Party, and a special secret band. Dance to the unique original spooky 45s of DJ Jonathan Toubin and three rooms of DJs including Halloween vinyl specialists like punk legend Howie Pyro and WFMU’s Todd-O-Phonic Todd accompanied by thee Mummy Go Go Dancers! The room full of mirrors featuring a dozen of NYC’s finest local bands dressing and playing as The Adicts, The B-52s, Buddy Holly, The Cramps, Girlschool, The Gun Club, The Seeds, Wire, and more! Rooms of live wall to wall 16mm film visuals by legends like Spencer Bewley and Gary Balaban! $100 Midnight costume contest! The horror diner serving creepy delicacies ‘til late! An entire room where Midnight Monster Hop presents their Phantom Creep Theatre on original 8mm film and vinyl! NYC’s best Halloween Party has outdone itself yet again!

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THE SALON: Halloween Stomp

Join us for the 5th annual HALLOWEEN STOMP in a myriad of rooms within a Venetian Gothic style 19th Century haunted mansion… filled with curiosities, infernal hot jazz, devilish blues n’ sultry swing music. Come lounge and dance amongst sexy spirits, demonic dandies, fiendish flappers; be one of those “things” that go “bump” in the night. Dance the devil away at our vintage inspired hot jazz n’ swing costume party features 20 performers including two bands on two floors, plus burlesque, go-go dancers, swing DJs, costume contest, and so much more… year after year it’s considered one of the best Halloween parties in NYC by Time Out NY, Wall St Journal, FlavorPill, among others!!

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Inferno: The Halloween Masquerade

How do you identify? Demon, witch or dark deity? Whichever way, dress accordingly for this costume celebration put on by the hosts of the interactive play Sleep No More. A Standard Reservation includes an open bar, or you can spring for a Champagne Table with table service and access to the exclusive bar, Max’s Boudoir. Tickets range from $135 to $350, depending on what you’re up for. Just make sure you invite your whole coven.

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The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is one of the best things to do in the fall in New York, during which you’ll witness an army of more than 7,000 glowing pumpkins. This is the tristate area’s most spirited Halloween happening, with the most impressive and intricately carved pumpkins shining along the riverside near Van Cortlandt Manor. It’s also one of the best day trips from NYC! Ogling pretty gourds isn’t the only draw. There are also stargazing opportunities inside the Pumpkin Planetarium, flying ghosts and a special appearance by Sleepy Hollow’s Headless Horseman. When you go, make sure to take a moment to enjoy the lovely fall foliage upstate.

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Nitehawk brings Halloween to its future home at Prospect Park

It’s no secret that Nitehawk loves Halloween. This year, as we inch closer to our winter 2018 opening, we are bringing Halloween to Nitehawk Prospect Park! This is the neighborhood’s first chance for a sneak peek since our Pour One Out for the Pavilion party one year ago.

Start your Halloween evening with Nitehawk Cinema as we transform the entrance of the former Pavilion for one nite only into a haunted house and Fall Open House event with seasonal beer and giveaways provided by Brooklyn Brewery for parents,  a reading with acclaimed Frank Einstein series author Jon Scieszka by partner Community Bookstore from 3-5 p.m., arts and crafts activities, free candy and a chance to win a prize from Nitehawk Cinema. All items while supplies last.

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 Village Halloween Parade

New York’s Village Halloween Parade is committed to the cultural and imaginative life of New York City and to the advancement of large-scale participatory events in the belief that such events, when artistically inspired, can play a major role in the resurrection and rejuvenation of the City’s spirit, economy and the life of its people.

The Halloween Parade plays an important part in the life of the City. It is the only Parade in the country that has at its heart an artistic base. It’s generous spirit has nurtured hundreds of thousands of people who reach into their imaginations and take themselves physically out into public to perform and to celebrate. We believe public events of this sort give people the opportunity to claim the open spaces of their City for purposes other than work; to inhabit them with a sense of freedom and spontaneity; to play, thus renew their relationship to the environment.

The Parade is a powerful event, for while it is happening, it animates all the senses—sight, sound, smell, taste, color and movement. The emotional response that it generates has a lasting effect on how the participants and those who either watch or hear about the event feel about the places and the people of New York.

Fleeting as it may seem, the Annual Village Halloween Parade provides a subconsciously experienced time structure that lends a sense of durability, continuity and community to New York City life.

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