Celebrate Halloween 2017 NYC Style

One word comes to mind when October rolls around: Halloween! And getting into the spooky spirit is easier than ever in the Big Apple with various events taking place throughout the month. The month won’t be complete without heading to these Halloween NYC events.

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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival
What: Competitive international film festival
Where: Various locations in Brooklyn
When: Thursday, Oct. 12-Sunday, Oct. 15
Why Go: Those who love scary movies can screen some of the best in genre. There are also parties, panels, Q&As with filmmakers, food, drinks and more events happening this year. Click to go

The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade
What: 27th annual parade
Where: East 9th Street between Avenue A & B, Manhattan
When: Saturday, October 21, 12-3pm
Why Go: Dog lovers, prepare to scream “aw!” Pooches show up in their best costumes for a chance to win thousands of dollars. Then all the four-legged friends get to show off in a parade that is set to follow the competition. Pre-registration isn’t necessary. A $5 donation is suggested. Click to go

Candlelight Ghost Tours 
What: Manhattan’s Most Haunted House
Where: Merchant’s House Museum, 29 East 4th St., Manhattan
When: Friday, Oct. 20, Saturday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Oct. 26 to Monday, Oct. 30
Why Go: Oh the terror of this landmark! The Tredwell family occupied it from 1835 to 1933 and all eight family members died right in the house. The house became a museum in the 1930s and “inexplicable” things have been happening ever since. Many who have visited have reported weird sounds, smells and even sightings. This tour puts visitors right in the spooky action for a chance to see for themselves. Click to go

Halloween at Nitehawk
What: More scary movies
Where: Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn
When: Throughout October
Why Go: This theater is also offering viewers a chance to get spooked with some nail biting films throughout the month. Get tickets to see The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Blair Witch Project, Bay of Blood and many more. Click to go

Manor 849: A Halloween Event
What: An evening of masquerade, libations and intrigue
Where: 849 Sixth Ave., Manhattan
When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 10pm to 4am on Sunday, Oct. 29
Why Go: The historic mansion that once stood at this address will be reimagined with “decadence, libations and intrigue.” Expect artists, celebrity hosts, musicians, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by Chef Laurent Tourondel. Click to go

The Monster Ball 2017
What: NYC’s biggest Saturday night Halloween party
Where: Stage 48, 605 West 48th St., Manhattan
When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 10pm to 4am Sunday, Oct. 29
Why Go: This is the perfect excuse to wear your best costume and party the night away in Times Square. Get creative: there’s a $1,000 prize for the best costume. Click to go

Scary Bazaar 
What: Grand Bazaar NYC
Where: 100 West 77th St., Manhattan
When: Sunday, Oct. 29, 10am-5:30pm
Why Go: Even the weekly Grand Bazaar is getting into the Halloween spirit by turning into the Scary Bazaar. The market will be transformed with creepy decorations, more than 100 spooky vendors and scary sweet treats. Admission is free. Click to go

NYC Village Halloween Parade
What: 44th annual parade
Where: Sixth Ave from Spring St. to 16th St. in Manhattan
When: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 7pm-roughly 10:30pm
Why Go: What better way to get into the Halloween spirit than at this popular annual parade? Expect hundreds of puppets, 53 bands, dancers, artists and of course, costumes! Those in costumes are also encouraged to march with the rest of the Halloween lovers. Click to go

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