Bone-Chilling, Spine-Tingling Halloween Parties in NYC

Get ready for a warehouse filled with horrors (and world-renowned DJs), a 19th-century ball inside a Venetian mansion, and a monster mash in Maspeth this year.

Sexy sorcery inside the McKittrick Hotel during Inferno / Photo by Jenny Anderson for the McKittrick Hotel

Ghosts. Gore. Ghastly fashion. Sharpen your claws and throw on a fresh pair of fangs for the greatest Hallo-weekend parties this year.

Inferno: A Halloween Masquerade
Break out a pointed hat and fly off to Chelsea’s McKittrick Hotel. The diverse hub that hosts Sleep No More delivers a smashing and sexy dance party, with decor and costumes turned up to 10, just in time for the witching hour. Past party themes have been “The Wizard of Oz” and “Clue,” but this year there’s a more general air of “deviance” afoot. Aside from monstrous levels of dancing, there are sure to be several strange interactive side attractions you won’t want to miss.

McKittrick Hotel
530 West 27th Street (between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues), Chelsea
Friday, October 27; Saturday, October, 28; Tuesday, October 31
Tickets start at $155

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Macabre mayhem during Inferno: A Halloween Masquerade / Photo by Driely S for the McKittrick Hotel

Bang On! Warehouse of Horrors
This popular party group is bringing back one of Brooklyn’s most frightfully electrifying events—and in a new, unused, enormous East Williamsburg warehouse. Superstar DJ Fatboy Slim leads a lineup packed with several other international mixers and performers, like French native CloZee and recent success Detlef. Expect interactive art and a silent disco zone, as well as “human bowling” and “mutant cars,” for a scary good time.

1 Ingraham Street, East Williamsburg
Saturday, October 28
10 p.m.–4 a.m.
Tickets start at $70

Phantasmagorey: The Underworld Circus
The exclusive social club Down Town Association hosts this Halloween’s best-kept secret in a four-story Victorian mansion tucked away in downtown Manhattan. Phantasmagorey transforms the NYC landmark into the “Halls of Hades,” which will feature a party of theatrics, circus acts, opera singing, sideshows, and, most important, a major bash that will have the dead dancing. The theme is “macabre,” so dress in your best (and most grotesque) costume—one that would make Edward Gorey proud.

60 Pine Street (between William and Pearl Streets), Financial District
Saturday, October 28
9 p.m.–2 a.m.

Tickets start at $85

The Monster Ball
Strut your stuff at Stage 48. This haute couture event hosts a costume competition that may win you a $1,000 prize by the end of the night—you just have to work a catwalk that runs across the entire space. Aside from the runway, you’ll find world-renowned DJs on all three (yes, three!) floors of music and dancing; 50,000 square feet of full bars; a state-of-the-art sound systems; and roaming photographers ready to snap you at your very best (or horrifyingly worst).

Stage 48
605 West 48th Street (between Eleventh and Twelfth Avenues), Hell’s Kitchen
Saturday, October 28
10 p.m.–4 a.m.

Tickets start at $45

The Salon: Halloween Stomp
A Venetian-style mansion (not to be confused with Victorian style) turns into a theatrical installation. Several gothic rooms are yours to search, each packed with curiosities, horrors, and…swing music! Hot jazz plays on repeat as a bevy of musicians serve up 19th-century fun.

The Montauk
25 Eighth Avenue, Prospect Heights
Tuesday, October 31
7 p.m.

Tickets start at $25

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Photo by Jane Kratochvil

Twelfth Annual NY Night Train Haunted Hop
Knockdown Center puts down the augmented-reality performances for a night and invites you to have fun with a traditional rock-and-roll bandstand. This is the 12th edition of the NY Night Train Haunted Hop, a star-studded lineup of musicians who are costumed as classic stars and bands—including the B-52s and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds—plus three rooms of DJs. Mummy go-go dancers, films projected on walls, and a “horror diner” serving creepy delicacies make this a true bash for all types.

Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth
Tuesday, October 31
8 p.m.–2 a.m.


Ready for some spine-tingling fun on the streets of New York? We’ll get you ready for All Hallows’ Eve.