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Halloween Events Near Gateway

Oct 19, 2021

Here at Gateway, we’re excited that Halloween is just around the corner! Looking for ways to celebrate nearby? With tons of holiday-themed events and activities happening in and around New York City, we’ve rounded up some of the best local ways to get into the spooky Halloween spirit. Read ahead to learn more! 

Village Halloween Parade 

The iconic Village Halloween Parade returns this year to NYC’s Greenwich Village neighborhood. Nearly cancelled for lack of funding, generous donor Jason Feldman has stepped up to ensure the parade will go on as planned. Now in its 48th year, the Village Halloween Parade will begin at 7pm this October 31st, with special guest Randy Rainbow hosting as Grand Marshal. Whether hoping to participate or just view from the sidelines, find more info here!

House of Spirits: A Haunted Cocktail Soirée 

Looking for a Halloween activity that’s every bit as classy as it is haunting? Now through October 31st, head to House of Spirits for an evening that’s guaranteed to be “mysterious, magical, and macabre.” Wander the 5-story mansion, located not far from Gateway in the Financial District, while sipping on specialty cocktails and enjoying a variety of Halloween-themed delights. Costumes or period dress are encouraged for this immersive 2-hour event. Reserve tickets and find more information here.


Halloween Kids Spooky Cruise 2021

For a special kid-friendly Halloween event, check out this year’s Halloween Kids Spooky Cruise. Hosted by Event Cruises, kids get to dress up in their best costumes and enjoy trick-or-treating right on the Hudson. The cruise leaves from nearby South Street Seaport on October 23rd, 30th, and 31st at 1:30pm. Check out all the details and reserve tickets here.


Bronx Zoo: Boo at the Zoo

On Saturdays and Sundays now through October 31st, visit the Bronx Zoo for their spooktacular Boo at the Zoo tradition. Explore the zoo’s candy trail, discover an extinct animal graveyard, and check out their awesome pumpkin carving demos. And when kids ages 3-12 wear a costume, get 50% off the price of a child’s ticket. Find more info and reserve your timed entry tickets here.

The Witches’ Ball at The McKittrick Hotel 

From the production company behind “Sleep No More” and “The Woman in Black,” comes this fabulously ghoulish Halloween event. The Witches Ball at The McKittrick Hotel promises “a descent into darkness, dancing, and debauchery” on October 29th, 30th, and 31st. Enjoy drinks and dancing, along with entertainment provided by the venue's incredible performers. Reserve tickets and learn more here.


We can’t wait to see how you celebrate Halloween this year in NYC! Be sure to share your amazing costumes and spooky fun times with the Gateway community by tagging us at #YourGateway. Happy Halloween!