Be afraid, be very afraid.
Ever wondered why New York is called the city that never sleeps? Could it be because the city is crawling with things that go bump in the night?
This October it will be! The material that nightmares are made of is invading New York. Halloween means ghouls, ghosts, and graves…and we have the most ‘scaretastic’ list of things to do right here.
Blackout Haunted House - http://blackouthh.com
You are on your own in this one. All you have is your flashlight to guide you and protect you in the haunted house. Raising the bar in scare tactics, the rules are you must go through solo with a protective mask and flashlight. If it gets to be too much you’ll be able to use a safe word to exit early. Visitors must be 18 or older.
Times Scare - http://timesscarenyc.com
The only haunted house in the city open year-round provides patrons with a place to calm their nerves, the Crypt Café, after touring through this horror themed venue. Located in one of New York’s most haunted buildings, this venue’s horrifying attractions have been built in the same rooms, which are said to have been stalked by one of the east coast’s most notorious killers.
Blood Manor - http://www.bloodmanor.com
This 5000 square foot haunted house is not for the faint of heart. Each room offers a different theme and is considered to be one of the most popular annual Halloween attractions in the city. It has even been selected as “One of America’s Best Haunted Houses” and Access Hollywood calls it “The Scariest Place In The City”. Not recommended for children under 14 years of age.
Central Park Pumpkin Sail – http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/things-to-do/family-community/halloween.html
Carve up a pumpkin and send your jack-o’-lantern out to sea. Every year Central Park invites families to their festival where kids can show off their costumes, listen to live music, and create creepy crafts before their pumpkins set sail for the Harlem Meer. This is a free event for all ages.
Prospect Park Haunted Walk and Carnival - http://www.prospectpark.org/calendar/event/halloween-in-prospect-park
This Halloween favorite offers just the right amount of scares for kids. For over 30 years, Prospect Park has been pulling out all the stops for Halloween including a haunted walk on Lookout hill, spooky craft stations and tales from a master storyteller. This is a free event for all ages.
40th Anniversary Halloween Parade - http://www.halloween-nyc.com/
An event you won’t want to miss, this annual parade invites everyone to partake. The only stipulation is, you must be in full costume! Thousands of people gather every year in Greenwich Village to celebrate Halloween. This free event is for all ages.
These are just a few of the numerous Halloween events taking place around the city this October, so get your costume ready!