Halloween in New York City rivals any other holiday – for some, it’s an even bigger deal than New Year’s Eve. While it’s fun and games figuring out your costume, it will all amount to nothing if you don’t have epic plans lined up.
There are a ton of events going on, so here we are round up a few of our favorites!
For fashionistas and socialites:
- Social Life Magazine is hosting their 7th Annual Halloween Ball while Good Units is being taken over by the Fashion Meets Finance Dusk till Dawn Halloween party.
- For the dinner version of a scene-y Halloween, make a reservation for the The Demon Barber Halloween at Beaumarchais.
- Schmooze with some business-y folks at the ALPFA New York 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball
- And of course, there is Heidi Klum’s epic Halloween Party at the grand opening of Finale. Guesses on what ridiculous costume she’ll have this year? Obviously this event is by invitation only, so good luck with that.
For those who’s main focus is drinking:
- You’re bound to find what you’re looking for with Halloweenparties.com where they sell tickets for parties at just about any bar, club, and lounge you can think of in NYC. While sticking to the cheapest General Admission option may seen like an economical choice at first, it’s better to upgrade for better treatment so that you’re not fighting your way to the bar. (Also remember to keep this tip in mind for New Year’s Eve.)
- For people who have commitment issues, sign up for the Halloween Bar Crawl where you can bar hop as you please. And the crawl takes place over three days! Think of all the booze you can have in the name of Halloween.
- Halloween at the Volstead is being extremely generous with their no Saturday night cover policy and drink specials until midnight. Sounds like a good place to get some trouble brewin’ before headed to another spot.
For music fiends:
- Check out Paul Oakenfold‘s House of Horrors at Kiss & Fly Friday night.
- Saturday night, you’ll find us at ALL MIXED UP at PIER 94 featuring Sebastian Ingrosso, Otto Knows, and Alesso where the music doesn’t stop! … until it legally has to at 4am.
If you’re sick of the same party scenes and are trying for the non-traditional route, there’s definitely plenty of that to go around. For a complete surprise:
- Our top recommend is from the folks of Sleep No More, the Carnival des Corbeaux at Gallow Green. With six nights of shows, all with different themes, it’s sure to be a magnificently theatrical evening.
- Andrew Charles Sessions Costumes & Cocktails is a pre-Halloween album release party with performance and a “live art show.”
- Gemini & Scorpio‘s Fourth Annual Masquerade Macabre is described as “a marvelous and mysterious event, a Halloween celebration of the extravagant and the grotesque.” Yup.
- Mating Season at Sway is a monthly party, but this time they are doing it up Halloween style, so expect this to be even more ridiculous than ever.
- And if you’re not at all about being scared, check out the The Kong Show: Spooktacular for some sketch comedy antics and music to laugh the ghouls away.
We even (surprisingly) have some events for good, clean family fun!
- iAdventure.com brings us a Princess & Superhero Themed Halloween Party that will be one for the photo albums. Adorable.
- The Make Meaning Halloween Party features a day of arts and crafts. Did you say glitter tattoos?!
- To recover on Sunday afternoon, Asellina is hosting a Pancakes and Pumpkin Patch Halloween Extravaganza Brunch. Don’t worry, brunch cocktails are still served.
- For pet lovers, it will be Animalfair.com‘s 12th Annual Howloween Pet Costume Benefit
- Blood Manor Haunted house. So you probably won’t win the parent of the year award if you take your children to haunted houses, but there’s no booze and partying involved until after you exit, so why not bring the kids along. And hey, I totally went to haunted houses when I was a child and I turned out fine! amiright?!