Halloween in NYC

Halloween in NYC

When the kids get tired of trick or treating in their building, these street parties are the way to go. 

Museum of Natural History

7 p.m.

Spooky Astronomy. “On this Halloween night, join Jackie Faherty and Lydia Maria Petrosino for an evening of spooky stories of the cosmos as we navigate the constellations and explain the most frightful and petrifying objects in the sky. Recommended for ages 12 and up.” $12 for members, $15 for non members. More here.

Trick or Treating

West 69th Street

West 69th between Broadway and Central Park West always has a very big crowd for its block party, though it can get very crowded. The decorations are always awesome!

West 87th Street

The block between West End and Riverside tends to be blocked off.

West 90th Street

The block association has held a block party between Columbus and Central Park West for several years. For the 4th year they will be doing a haunted maze on the northeast corner of 90th and Columbus (in front of 65 west 90th) between 5-9 pm.

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Halloween Events Around NYC 

You’re rushing to get up your Halloween decorations tonight so tomorrow you can carve the pumpkin and dress the kids. But, once you get them dressed up, you gotta take them out and parade them around. Have you thought about that? Do you know where you are taking them?

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Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costumes

Deciding on a Halloween costume was so easy when they were young. They would enthusiastically agree with (almost) anything I chose. Now that they’re older, what is appropriate is a harder conversation. I’m not referring to anything too sexy or scary; I want originality and creativity.


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Haunted High Line Halloween

Haunted High Line Halloween

It’s the fourth annual
High Line Halloween celebration! The
High Line will be transported to a spooky past, where haunted trains ruled and
the ghosts of hungry workers roamed the West Side. Trick-or-treat your way
through the park and enjoy an afternoon of art, music, ghosts and ghouls. Sneak
through a haunted train tunnel (if you dare!), take a photo with a giant “ghost
train” made by local school children, and construct your own larger-than-life
train cars out of materials. 

Saturday, october 26, 2013
11:00am – 3:00pm
Various locations on the
High Line from West 14th Street to West 17th Street

Halloween Extravaganza at St.John the Divine

Halloween Extravaganza at St.John the Divine

On Friday, October 25, St. John The Divine Cathedral invites brave souls to its annual Halloween Extravaganza and Procession of the Ghouls

After a screening of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), accompanied by live organ music, the Cathedral will be transformed by fantastical creatures of the night, created by Artist-in-Residence Ralph Lee and embodied by the Mettawee River Theatre Company—loping and scurrying down the Nave, leaving delightful fright in their wake.

Sounds awesome!


Friday, October 25, 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Tickets are $20.

This Halloween “Make Change for Children”

Here’s an idea…instead of spending your dollars on candy this Halloween, how about
donating to “Make Change for Children” so the Joint Council on International Children’s Services (JCICS) and its partners can
find more loving, adoptive homes for vulnerable, orphaned children

Joint Council is the only international non-profit dedicated to ensuring
that every child lives, grows and thrives in a safe, permanent and
loving family. Your donation helps Joint Council and its 258
international partners serve over 2 million children and families each