Date: The 47th Annual Parade will be on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 7 pm under the Full Moon!
Time: 7 pm
It is the most creative public event on the streets of New York where hundreds of giant puppets, more than 50 bands representing the world's music, dancers of all styles, 50,000 to 60,000 New Yorkers in their own costumes for this party of Halloween. In the parade open incognito jurors, if they give you a card you can have the option of being the winner of the most original costume, the prizes will be announced at the end. Arrive to Sixth Avenue with Canal Street, you can only enter this area from the east and south, if you arrive from the west enter by Canal Street, use the GPS coordinates above.
Be sure to book a hotel in advance, tonight they will be booked. The Halloween parade is a 0% tolerance for alcohol. Arrive at 7 pm to avoid missing the parade. The train is the best way to get there, the car parks are in the middle. Meet your friends one or two blocks before the route because in the Parade it is difficult to locate.
Date: Monday October 12, 2020
Hour: 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place: Fifth Avenue
Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October; This year is celebrated actually on October 12th. The parade starts at 11:30 am and ends at 3:00 pm, this is one of the events impossible to miss if you are in New York city, in this period you can enjoy Italian autochthonous dances, dozens of marching bands, collection cars, and floats.
The tour takes place on Fifth Avenue starting at 44th Street and ends at 79th. If you want to attend the Mass prior to the parade, it's held at 9:30 am, at the St. Patrick Cathedral located on 5th Avenue and 50th street. The best area to see the parade is at any point from 55th Street to 65th,
Christopher Columbus was Italian, there is nothing better that keep celebrating this event at Little Italy, where you can find great and affordable restaurants.
The best option to get to the parade, it is taking the subway because streets are closed and there is no access for buses. if you arrive early you will ensure a good spot.
At 9:30 am, at the St. Patrick Cathedral located on 5th Avenue and 50th street, to get inside the catherdral before 9:15 you will need a ticket, after 9:30 entrance is free.
Date: October 31th 2020
Time: From 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Central Park Conservancy
Every year at the end of October, the atmosphere takes on a festive air, people gather with friends for choosing Halloween costumes, after choosing a festival full of mystery and fantasy to wear them, the site is the Conservancy Central Park, where scary stories, creepy music, and of course the Pumpkin Flotilla are. All programs are free, all ages welcome and the Pumpkins must be pre-carved with the top, also no mini pumpkins will be accepted and no bigger than the size of a football. Programming bats are in the Belvedere Castle.
For the limited number of floats and space, it will only accept those that are located between 3:30 and 6:15 or until the capacity of the lake is full, so arrive early if you want to be part of the flotilla.
Date: From October 8 to 11, 2020
Held for the first time in 2006, the New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America, it takes place every year in the capital of the world. Comic-Con convention is dedicated to fan comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and TV, attracting more than 100,000 fans annually.
Visitors can interact with their favorite characters and find out about all the latest news. New York Comic Con is the event where the main players in this industry as producers, buyers, distributors, suppliers, collectors, librarians, educators, and the media can meet.
Great personalities of the industry are presented, announcements and releases are made, you can see many Cosplayers (people who disguise as fictional characters) wandering the halls such as Wonder Woman, Batman, Spiderman and many others.
Schedule: You can check schedules for all programs by clicking here.
Tickets: Given its popularity tickets sell out quickly. You can purchase tickets directly on their website by clicking here.
Date: October -2020 - Date not co-signed
Time: From 12 pm
Every year during the Halloween season; The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade takes place. Participants take it very seriously, the getups are remarkably elaborate and conceptual putting a lot of effort to design and develop the costumes.
CNN calls it "the biggest dog costume parade in the world" with hundreds of dogs in costumes and thousands of spectators.
From 12:00pm will begin competition in which the best costume will be chosen, once completed will start the parade, which is held inside at the Tompkins Square Park in the East Village.
You can see some of the best photos of past editions on Instagram.
Location: Washington Square Park
Schedule: Tuesday to Friday, 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Experience the spine-tingling thrills of a night traversing the Big Apple’s spookier streets on a tour of New York's haunted streets. During your fully narrated tour, discover the rich history of West Village and Greenwich Village haunts, including Hangman’s Tree and the New York residence where Edgar Allan Poe penned and published some of his most famous works. You may even encounter local ghosts gliding through their favorite former haunts! The Full narration provides the historical context for the city’s scary stories.
If the specters are feeling shy, you’ll still get chills from the legendary history contained in the streets and buildings you visit with your guide. With a wealth of knowledge and humorous tidbits about New York’s past, you’ll step back into the night armed with a greater appreciation for the city’s past and a scary story or two up your sleeve.
Tickets: You can check availability and purchase tickets by clicking here. Once you purchased you can present it in print or display an image on your phone or mobile device.
Location: Central Park Conservancy
Date: Sunday, October 27 2019
Hours: 3:30 pm - 7pm
In Central Park every year in late October takes place The Halloween Parade and Floating Pumpkins, is a family event where you can enjoy live music, scary stories, pumpkin carving demonstrations, costume parade, and the flotilla of floating pumpkins. The event this year will include the live performance of "Bat Encounter" Organization for Bat Conservation.
This event is free, with no age limit and tickets are not required.
You can see all of its programming on the website of the event.
Date: October Weekends
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am - 5pm
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 10am - 5:30 pm
You can start with the spirit of Halloween with Boo at the Zoo, which takes place at the Bronx Zoo, where you can enjoy family attractions with different themes.
Jack O'Lantern creatures: Take a tour of the facilities World of Darkness illuminated with themed Halloween, pumpkins, bats, insects and more, are part of the route. Hours: 10am - 5pm.
What do you see?: Start each morning with talks and feeding brown bear with treats, and a splendid view of the whole park. Schedule: You can check the timetables by clicking here.
Costume parade: Pick out your best costume and participate in the parade. It starts at the garden of Rhino and extends to Grizzly bears. Hours: 12pm - 2pm.
Hay Labyrinth: Have fun with your children making a tour of twists and turns in the maze located in the Butterfly Patio. Hours: 11am - 5pm.
Pumpkin carving: Experts of sand sculptures in the United States, this time, will be creating works in carved pumpkins; each week will have a different theme. Hours: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm.
Trick or Treat: Children can play safely in several locations around the park with snacks and sweets. Timetable: 11am - 5pm.
Creepy Crafts: Try to make art with your own hands creating unique pumpkins. Timetable: 11am - 4pm.
Musical shows: Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band back to the zoo to sing and dance at the tent Grizzly Bears, bringing the whole spirit of the season. Hours: 11:30 am, 1pm and 3pm.
Magic show: David Levitan combines magic and humor in a show for children in the Grizzly Bear Shop. Schedule: 12pm 2pm and 4pm.