Don’t be a scaredy-cat! We put together a list of Halloween fun for everyone—from the truly daring to the faint of heart.
Supper & Spells
47 Stone Street (near South William Street), Financial District
October 30 and 31
The Cauldron takes its potions-brewing class to new, and spookier, heights during its two-day dining-and-drinking Halloween experience, made complete with extraordinary decor and more than two hours of molecular cocktail making.
A History of Candy and Halloween
Tuesday, October 27, 8–9:30 p.m.
On Halloween, most people think to eat the sugary treats first and ask questions later. Today culinary historian Sarah Lohman shares some facts about candy (its history goes as far back as medieval times) and the origin of the year’s scariest holiday.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road, Bronx
October 25–31, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
During this outdoor Halloween excursion, walk the grounds of the historic house for some quality (and very safe!) trick-or-treating time—just be on the lookout for a few creepy characters.
Hocus Pocus: A Musical Cocktail Experience
October 30 and 31, 6 p.m (PST); 9 p.m. (EST)
Before the Sanderson sisters steal your youth, they’ll give you an entertaining lesson in potion making with plenty of singing, music, and “magical surprises.”
Boo at the Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
Thursday–Sunday through November 1
Dress in your animal costume best for pumpkin carving, candy trails, and wanderings through extinct animal graveyards at the Bronx Zoo’s annual family-friendly Halloween celebration!
308 East 6th Street (between First and Second Avenues)
Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! In addition to finding the ghost with the most, you’ll also uncover nightmarish cocktails and a spine-chilling atmosphere inside the Beetle House.
Jekyll and Hyde Club
91 Seventh Avenue South (off Barrow Street)
Dine (if you dare) at NYC’s only haunted restaurant and bar, where the cast and creepy special effects guarantee quite the scare. Just try not to lose your appetite; you won’t want to miss devouring a create-your-own-monster burger.
Drive ’N Drag Halloween: NYC
One Sunrise Mall, Massapequa, New York
October 29–31, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
RuPaul’s Drag Race’s very best—Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Kim Chi, and many more—put on a spooktacular performance (very worthy of a trip to Long Island!)
A Stroll Through Chelsea
Admire the neighborhood’s spectacular Halloween decorations (both frightening and floral!), which scream “spooky season!”