Fun NYC Halloween activities near Gateway

Nov 1, 2022

Gateway’s luxury homes for rent are situated in a prime spot in New York City’s downtown. Our Battery Park location is one of NYC’s prime locales for Halloween events, including trick or treating for kids. We’ve got easy access to fun events like Chealsea’s Fright Walk, the Village’s Halloween Parade, and more.

The following is a list of these and other great spooky season activities near Gateway Apartments

Parade in The Village

The Village Halloween Parade is just over a mile from Gateway, so march in the processions or watch the festivities from the sidelines (6th avenue from Canal St. to 15th). This year’s theme is “Freedom,” with glittery, sparkly costumes encouraged to make this dancing-friendly event shine in the night. This is a perfect activity for families, but there will also be an adult after-party at Webster Hall. Show Greenwich Village your spooky side at this 49th annual event.

Haunted House Soiree

House of Spirits is throwing its yearly Haunted Cocktail Soirees Thursdays thru Sundays until the end of the month. These haunted house-like events feature a scary storyline that participants follow through the premises, filled with tricks, treats, and spooky surprises. 

Fright Walk

Don your creepy costume for Chelsea’s Hallowscream Fright Walk. This interactive haunted house at the Chelsea Recreation Center will be a scary and fun crowd-pleaser on October 21st & 22nd. 

DIY Pumpkin Decoration @ Home

For family fun at home, consider decorating a pumpkin. 

If you’re sick of messy carving, there are many simple ways to beautify your pumpkin without cutting it to pieces.


All you need is black & white paint for this easy Skeleton Pumpkin plan. Or just use construction paper, scissors, and glue to make Masked Pumpkins. And if vampires are more your style, here’s an easy way to turn your gourd in Count Pumpkula. 


For those who still prefer old-fashioned carving, check out 

Trick or treat on the water

Lastly, here's a great Halloween cruise for kids. Taking in the skyline doesn’t have to be just for adults. This river adventure offers special activities for kids, including trick-or-treating and interactive live performances—fun for the whole family. 

Your ‘Gateway’ to Halloween in Downtown New York

Gateway rentals are the perfect place to celebrate Halloween, whether you want to get creative with your own activities or join one of New York’s great community events. Downtown NYC is at your doorstep!