Halloween 2017 officially starts this weekend and with events for everyone, including the dog! We know New York offers hundreds of events related to this great festivity. We accomplished to publish 8 remarkable events from presentations, fall shows and harvest time road fairs to parades, including one for our most loyal friend. Make sure to go to at least one of them, don’t stay at home!
Monstrous pumpkins from around the country—some weighing in at more than a ton—once again arrive at the Garden, arranged in collaboration with the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. Meet the growers to learn more about the growing process during Q&A sessions and enjoy photo ops with these giant gourds, on display through October 31. More.
The Bronx Zoo goes all out for Halloween every weekend in October. After a hayride in the haunted forest, catch acoustic performances, beer and food-truck bites at Bootoberfest (noon–4pm), take part in a costume parade (noon–2pm), and face spectral birds of horror lore, including ravens, vultures and owls (11am–3pm). More.
You are cordially summoned to join Manhattan’s beautiful angels, demons and the lost ones in between as we delve into the opulent world of incomparable hedonistic revelry at its finest. Deep within the inner sanctums of Times Square’s most divine mega nightclub rises The Monsters Ball 2017, an event that will surely be the talk and toast of the New York City. Lose yourself surrounded by decadent debauchery, hellfire energy, sinful escapades and naughty masquerade. More.
Before the opening of its new Prospect Park–adjacent location in 2018, Nitehawk Cinema opens the former Pavilion Theater for a wild preview day, featuring a haunted cinema experience, free treats and suds from Brooklyn Brewery, Halloween crafting, an author reading from Community Bookstore and raffle prizes. More.
Bring the whole family and celebrate Halloween in Central Park. Enjoy pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, spooky stories, a costume parade, and most of all the Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight! This event is free and open to all ages. Tickets are not required. More.
Calling all creatures of the night for an evening of futuristic fantasy, exploring the vast reaches of the creative cosmos with performances, DJs, dancing, and the most out-of-this-world costumes in NYC! Join MoMA PS1 and the legendary Susanne Bartsch for an otherworldly gathering of sci-fi cyber babes, glam-rock robots, and arty extraterrestrials. The Sixth Annual Halloween Ball will feature a dance party with DJ sets by Eli Escobar, W Jeremy, Tom Peters, Amber Valentine, and Bridget Marie Zazaza Disco. More
Pooches let their alter-egos shine, putting on some of the cutest and most creative costumes you’ve ever seen at the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. CNN calls it “the largest dog costume parade in the world” with hundreds of dogs in costumes and thousands of spectators. The London Guardian says “It’s Barkin’ Mad.” This year’s parade contestants will be competing for thousands of dollars in prizes. More