It’s October and before you know it, Halloween will be just around the corner with some new thrills to remind us why this is a great time to be in New York the season. There will be plenty of options for getting your scares, surprises, and entertainment at some of the city’s best seasonal events. Some not-to-miss places to be this fall for Halloween range from our favorite speakeasies, murder mystery specials, and of course, haunted mansion events that only happen this time of year. Here are the ones to put on your list this Halloween season:
1. The Official Haunted Mansion Party: October 29th 624-660 W 42nd St, Doors open at 9:00 pm
Head down to Hell’s Kitchen this Halloween season to hit this all-out haunted mansion party that includes music by DJ SUPRA and tons of VIP options to have an even wilder night. Make sure to get there when the one-hour complementary open vodka bar is running to kick off this night of haunted extravagance.
2. Sons of Essex: Día de los Muertos: October 29th 133 Essex St, Doors Open at 7:00 pm
This party going down later this October is the perfect place to be if you like a hidden speakeasy atmosphere with epic music, dancing, and most likely some sexy costumes. The Sons of Essex perfectly mixes the classic prohibition-era charms with the true modern NYC party experience with live DJs and creepy thrills.
3. The Jekyll and Hyde Club: 91 7th Ave S
Head down to the Jekyll and Hyde Club this time of year for the perfect mix of dinner and entertainment in the ideally twisted fashion. The JHC offers attendees the chance to dine while surrounded by some favorite creepy characters including classics like Jekyll and Hyde and Frankenstein, as well as some even more original vampire and werewolf creations. The club has become the place to get spooked by past mysteries and new frights in its dependably chic fashion, so don’t let the monsters scare you from making your way down.
4. Queen of Hearts Speakeasy Halloween Cruise: October 29th Pier 36 – 299 South St., Boarding starts at 7:00 pm
Want to go to a speakeasy this Halloween season but don’t want to be confined to land? One of the city’s most unique opportunities happening this October will take place out on the Hudson River with the Queen of Hearts cruise. Themed as an old-time speakeasy, this party takes the idea to a whole new level to make sure that guests are getting the best views of the city, enjoying live music and a huge variety of mixed drinks. If you’re wanting to have the ultimate party on the water this Halloween, the Queen of Hearts is the one to put on the top of your list.
5. Monster Ball 2016: Stage 48, 605 West 48th St.
Named one of the most epic parties NYC has to offer, this colossal event hosted at Stage 48 and themed for the Halloween season will include all the necessities like DJs, masquerades, and some cash prizes to be won throughout the night. Come enjoy the four levels boasting numerous cash bars and be ready to make some haunting mischief at this year’s Monster Ball.
6. Murdered by the Mob: 141 West 38th St.v
Murdered by the Mob has been one of the city’s favorite murder mystery dinner theaters for a little while now, and for good reason. Although dark at points, this show also provides a good number of laughs and old-school entertainment while the audience takes a shot at trying to figure out the guilty culprit(s).
7. The Headless Horseman: October 29th 119 East 15th St., Doors Open at 7:00 pm
Get down to the Headless Horseman for the premier party featuring the bar’s notorious craft beers and live music. The bar’s sexy and mysterious atmosphere will take you back to darker times and give you the true Halloween experience along with some guaranteed sizzling costumes, so don’t miss the chance to dress for the occasion.
8. Halloween Murder Mystery: October 21-28, 421 E 61st St.
Don’t miss out on the classic murder event that is based on the discovery of a skeleton in the Mount Vernon Hotel. Get your friends together for a one-of-a-kind hunt for clues throughout the hotel and museum as you try to solve the murder in this all new mystery in New York for such a limited time.
The city is sure to have everything that you’re looking for this October, and because it’s this time of year, make sure not to miss out on the spookier options that are ready to thrill!