Lifestyle Halloween 2014 in NYC: Parades, parties, haunted houses and more By NINA RUGGIERO Updated October 15, 2014 3:13 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email NYC's ghosts and goblins will be out in full force long before the clock strikes midnight Oct. 31. From festivals for families and awe-inspiring parades to all-night parties and spooky haunted houses, here are the Halloween events you'd be a ghoul--uhh--fool to miss. Village Halloween Parade Photo Credit: Getty Images NYC's main event, the Village Halloween Parade is in its 41st year, and wilder than ever. Hundreds of puppets, 53 bands, dancers, artists and thousands of dressed-up New Yorkers will march through the streets and put on a show. If you're in costume, you're welcome to join. If not, just stand back and take in the view, and look out for grand marshall Whoopi Goldberg. Where: Line-up is on 6th Avenue at Canal Street, ManhattanWhen: Oct. 31, 7 p.m. (line up at 6:30 p.m.) Tickets: Free; more info at halloween-nyc.com. Korilla's Costume Contest Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz Korilla BBQ, which recently opened its first brick-and-mortar restaurant in the East Village is celebrating Halloween with a costume contest! Visit Korilla East Village in your best costume, take a picture and show off how you're living the Korilla life on Instagram. Photos with the hashtag #korillalife will be eligible to win a free meal from Korilla! Where: Korilla East Village; 23 3rd Ave., Manhattan When: Oct. 31 Blood Manor Photo Credit: Flickr/DowntownTraveler If you're looking for a haunted house that pulls out all the tricks, Blood Manor is filled with horrors galore, from witches and ghouls to zombies and possessed dolls. New attractions this year include the crypt, "where no one rests in peace," and a maggot invasion. If you want to "experience groping of a zombie trying to feed," (who doesn't?) you'll want to go on Touch Me Thursdays. Where: The McKittrick Hotel; 542 W. 27th St., ManhattanWhen: Through Nov. 8 Tickets: $30 at bloodmanor.com; special packages available. Nightmare New York Photo Credit: nightmarenyc.com This haunted house is in its 11th season, but this year is especially creepy, because it's based on the urban legends and horrors of NYC's past, from alligators in the subways to super rats. Where: 107 Suffolk St., Manhattan When: Through Nov. 1 Tickets: $30 at nightmarenyc.com; student rush, VIP and group sales available. Times Scare Photo Credit: timesscarenyc.com Sitting inside Times Square's most haunted building, according to legend, sit multiple floors of haunted attractions, from Kill Bar, where you'll sip cocktails such as Dracula's Kiss and Death in the Afternoon, to entertainment including improv show "Goon River," plus a year-round haunted house. Where: 669 8th Ave., ManhattanWhen: Year-round Tickets: Haunted house tickets are $27 for adults and $22 for kids. More info at timesscarenyc.com. Inferno at the McKittrick Hotel Photo Credit: Flickr/Allison Meier The McKittrick Hotel's "celebration of sin" includes two nights of "deviant witchcraft," live performances and an open bar all night long. Guests must be 21 or older and dressed in all black or in attire inspired by one of the seven deadly sins. Where: The McKittrick Hotel; 542 W. 27th St., ManhattanWhen: Oct. 30 and 31 Tickets: $75 at http://events.mckittrickhotel.com. Eloise's Halloween costume dance party Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Plaza Hotel Kids should arrive at The Eloise Shop at the Plaza in their best costumes for a Halloween bash with entertainer Miss Christine followed by trick-or-treating in the Plaza Food Hall. Where: The Plaza Hotel; 1 W. 58th St., Manhattan When: Oct. 31, 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. Tickets: $50 for kids, $10 for adults; make a reservation by calling 212-546-5460. Webster Hell Photo Credit: Webster Hall The official after-party of the Village Halloween Parade, Webster Hall's event, Webster Hell (get it?) sells out fast. The self-proclaimed "biggest Halloween party in NYC, guaranteed" will feature four floors of haunted fun, acrobatic and fire performances, and music by Mike Chach, Jess Marquis, Sean Sharp and more. The costume contest here is no joke-- the winner walks away with $5,000, and the competition is fierce, to say the least. Where: 125 E. 11th St., ManhattanWhen: Oct. 31, 8 p.m. Tickets: $70 at ticketweb.com; VIP packages available. Crawl-O-Ween bar crawl Photo Credit: Barcrawls.com What's better than a bar crawl through NYC? A costume-clad bar crawl through NYC, of course. Put on your best getup and get ready to drink (responsibly, of course). You'll start at McFadden's or Public House and make your way through a pre-determined route of bars, where you'll be greeted by drink specials and no cover charges. Where: Public House, 140 E. 41st St., Manhattan or McFadden's, 800 2nd Ave., Manhattan When: Oct. 25, 12 p.m.-4 a.m., Oct. 31, 5 p.m.-12 a.m. or Nov. 1, 12 p.m.-4 a.m. Tickets: $10 for one day; $20 for all three days at barcrawls.com. Capitale's Masquerade Ball Photo Credit: Flickr/Richard Hopkins If a lavish affair is on your wish list this Halloween, head to Capitale in an elegant mask for a one hour vodka open bar and live DJ in an upscale setting. Where: Capitale, 130 Bowery St., Manhattan When: Oct. 31, 9 p.m. - 4 a.m. Tickets: $20 at joonbug.com; VIP packages available. BOO! Halloween Massive Photo Credit: Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams Insomniac's Halloween event at the Barclays Center is for revelers 18 plus who are ready to dance; the line-up includes Knife Party, DJ Snake, Tommy Trash and more. "Phantasmic visuals" have also been promised. Where: Barclays Center; 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn When: Oct. 31, 7 p.m. Tickets: From $37.70 at ticketmaster.com. Haunted Mansion Party The Haunted Mansion Party may or may not actually be haunted, but you'll definitely feel like you're in a mansion. The 90,000-square-foot party will span four floors and include a live DJ and one hour of free vodka cocktails for all. Where: 222 W. 44th St., Manhattan When: Oct. 31, 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 general admission or $50 five-hour open bar at joonbug.com; VIP packages available. UNICEF Masquerade Ball Photo Credit: UNICEF Masquerade Ball Jenna Bush Hager's UNICEF Next Generation Committee hosts an "Adventures in Wonderland" themed costume affair at Marquee, to benefit educational programs for children in Syria. There will be a five hour open bar, a DJ, hors d’oeuvres, a candy bar and likely some celebrity guests. Where: 289 10th Ave., ManhattanWhen: Oct. 30, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Tickets: $200 at unicefusa.org; group options available. Gracie Mansion Halloween Photo Credit: Charles Eckert The de Blasios must be making the most of their new residence. Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, are taking visitors on a "spooky walk" and trick-or-treating at Gracie Mansion. Visitors are also asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Halloween Food Drive. Where: Gracie Mansion, East End Avenue at 88th Street, Manhattan When: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade Photo Credit: Facebook/Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade Every year, pups on parade take over the Tompkins Square Dog Run, decked out in their Halloween best. This is the perfect opportunity to don a couple's costume with your real true love-- your pet, of course-- and you may even win a prize. Where: E. 9th Street between Avenue A and B, ManhattanWhen: Oct. 25, 12-3 p.m. Tickets: Free; More info at tompkinssquaredogrun.com/halloween. Luna Park's Halloween Harvest Photo Credit: Luna Park Pick and paint pumpkins, meet costumed characters, nosh on candy apples and guess the weight of the giant pumpkin, Jack, for a chance to win prizes valued up to $1,000. Where: Luna Park; 1000 Surf Ave., Brooklyn When: Sept. 20-Oct. 26 Tickets: Free admission; more info at lunaparknyc.com. Brooklyn Children's Museum Monster Mash Photo Credit: Brooklyn Children's Museum This two-day celebration will include trick-or-treating, scavenger hunts, a ghoulish dance party and much more! Where: 145 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn When: Oct. 24 & 25, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tickets: $13/person, $8/members Citi Field Fall Fest Photo Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images Enjoy family-friendly activities, trick or treating, costume contests, live music and photo ops with Mr. and Mrs. Met. Guests who donate 10 or more nonperishable food items will receive a voucher for a pair of tickets to an April 2015 Mets game and save 15 percent at the team store. Where: Citi Field; 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Queens When: Oct. 26, 12-4 p.m. Tickets: $10 for adults, $7 for children at mets.com/fallfest. Hell Gate Horror Photo Credit: Flickr/Tim Drivas Each year around Halloween, a spooky trail of terror opens beneath Astoria's Hell Gate Bridge. Adults and kids are invited, but there's no telling what ghouls and goblins await, so they ask you "use your discretion for young children." Where: 22-34 21st St., Queens When: Oct. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets: Free By NINA RUGGIERO Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic 9 costumes sure to impress at NYC Halloween partiesBecause it's not OK to be a cat for the tenth year in a row. 20 crazy-cute pet costumesLet everyone get into the spooky spirit. Halloween explained: From black cats to jack-o-lanternsHalloween traces its origins to the Celtic harvest festival of summer's end. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.