Halloween in New York 2016 | Central Watch


From haunted hayrides to the famous Village Halloween Parade - we've rounded up some of the best Halloween themed events that New York has to offer.

New York Haunted Hayride

Back for its second year in NYC, the Haunted Hayride is pulling out all the stops - offering a higher octane horror experience of psychopathic fun compared to what last year delivered. Now hayriders will embark on three new experiences: House of Shadows, Purgatory Haunted Village, and Theater Macabre.

Dates: October 28th through 31st from 7-11pm

Transport: Take the 4, 5, or 6 train from Grand Central Terminal to 125 Street, transfer to the M35 bus towards Wards Island.

Tickets: $32-$55 (or $995 for a private wagon and VIP status)

Scarecrows: From the Heartland to Horror

Scarecrows have taken over the Botanical Garden as artist Ray Villafane takes visitors on a journey through the evolution of the scarecrow throughout history. Start off at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden for a friendly scarecrow display then make your way to the Mitsubishi Wetland Trail for an even spookier experience.

Dates: October 29th

Transport: Just 20 minutes from Grand Central Terminal, take the Metro-North Harlem local line to Botanical Garden Station.

Tickets: $20

Village Halloween Parade

One of the most popular Halloween events in NYC - the streets of Gotham will be filled with thousands of zombies, vampires, and giant puppets. If you want to march, costumes are mandatory! Join the parade at East Broome, Sullivan and Canal streets, east of Sixth Ave. If you don’t feel like dressing up this year, you can still watch all the chaos unfold, but be sure to get to Sixth Avenue early - spots fill in quick!

Dates: October 31st, from 7-11pm

Transport: Take the Shuttle from Grand Central Terminal to 42nd Street Times Square, transfer to the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E and head downtown. Detailed instructions here»

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The tri-state area’s most electrifying Halloween event is in full swing at Van Cortlandt Manor. Take a trip up to the Hudson Valley and walk through a historic riverside landscape filled with 7,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns, designed and hand-carved by a team of artisans. You will come across the pumpkin planetarium, flying ghosts, and an appearance by Sleepy Hollow’s Headless Horseman.

Dates: Check out the calendar for availability, here.

Transport: Take the Metro-North Hudson Line from Grand Central Terminal to Croton-Harmon station. Van Cortlandt Manor is only a five-minute cab ride away!

Tickets: $16-$25

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