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NYC Events for Halloween 2018 - Please Keep Adding!

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NYC Events for Halloween 2018 - Please Keep Adding!

The biggest Halloween event is the parade in Greenwich Village. It begins at 7 pm on Wednesday, October 31st. More information here:

http://halloween-nyc.com

(Please note that the parade is primarily aimed at adults, not children. Children will be there, especially older ones, but you should research the parade first and decide if it’s right for your family).

There is also traditionally a children’s costume parade in Washington Square park on Halloween afternoon — nothing is up on the website yet, but here is a link:

washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org/events/…

**Here are some events in the weeks leading up to Halloween**

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is screening the 1922 silent film “Nosferatu” accompanied by music from the cathedral organ. The film is followed by a parade of ghouls (puppets) down the length of the nave. Performances at 7 pm and 10 pm on Friday 10/26.

The cathedral will have Halloween-themed “Crypt Crawls” tours throughout the day on Friday 10/26 and Saturday 10/27.

There will also be a “Gotham Gargoyles” workshop for children on Saturday 10/27

More information on the programs here:

stjohndivine.org/visit/…26

Halloween party at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) from 2-6 pm on Saturday, October 27th:

https:/…halloween-celebration

Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla on the Harlem Meer in Central Park from 4-7 pm on Sunday, October 28th:

centralparknyc.org/events/…halloween.html

Merchant’s House Museum is offering Candlelight Ghost Tours from Friday 10/19 through Tuesday 10/30. It has other Halloween events throughout the month. More information on both can be found here:

http://merchantshouse.org/october2018/

Mount Vernon Museum hosted Halloween Murder Mystery nights in late October last year…nothing on their website yet, but hopefully soon!

https://www.mvhm.org/calendar/…

Please keep adding to this thread with more Halloween fun for both adults and children! :)

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If you want to head north to Westchester County, there are some fun Halloween events at the historic homes and churches…Horseman’s Hollow at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, Irving’s Legend at the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow, and the Great Jack o’Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson.

More information here - tickets are already on sale, and these do book up in advance:

https:/…

(The sites are generally accessible by Metro North Railroad plus shuttles or short cabs rides).

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Also in Westchester County (Tarrytown) is Lyndhurst Castle. They do a Halloween themed tour from September 30th until Halloween:

http://lyndhurst.org/halloween-2018/

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We’ll be there for Halloween and want to go to the parade! We’ll be staying in midtown east, and plan on dressing in costumes, and taking the subway to the parade. Do you know what will be the best time to leave, to avoid crowded subways? Will we look dumb in costume if we head down to the area mid afternoon, before it gets dark, or will there be others that will be doing the same thing we are?

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You'll be fine on the subway mid-afternoon. It might get busy on the west side around 6.00pm and later but you'll still be fine. Others will be dressed too so it won't be unusual to see anyone dressed in costume.

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There are also some events related to All Souls Day on November 2. El Museo del Barrio (www.elmuseo.org) usually has something because this day (Dia de los Muertos) is a big one in some Latin cultures.

Green-Wood cemetery, in Brooklyn (www.green-wood.com) usually has Oct 31/Nov 1/2 related events.

Some churches also have special services for All Saints Day/All Souls Day on Nov 1 and 2, some in their columbariums, if they have them (I believe St. Bart's does this).

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The annual Tompkins Square Park Dog Parade won't be on this year, but the Fort Greene PUPkin Dog Contest is really a good alternative.

Lots of pups and dogs and their owners are dressed up and there's lots of seating on the steps so everyone will have a good view.

Held on Saturday October 27th (a few days before Halloween) or on the Sunday if Saturday weather is no good.

www.fortgreenepups.org/the-great-pupkin

While there at Fort Greene, the park will also have the Halloween Fest which will be great for kids. There'll be a Pumpkin Patch, dressed characters, small rides etc.

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www.morrisjumel.org

They have some paranormal stuff scheduled for late October.

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https:/…

Here's a latin culture website where one should be able to get updates on Day of the Dead festivities. The info there now is mostly from last year, though I expect it will b updated for this year's events.

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https://www.thewoodlawncemetery.org/events/

Woodlawn Cemetery is another historic cemetery, in the Bronx (Woodlawn stop on Metro North, also reachable by subway). They have a couple of Halloweenish events scheduled for late October ("History and Mystery Twilight Walk," "Mausoleum Illumination").

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Thanks QQ2, Aynat, and springerandy for the additions!

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