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The Best Halloween Celebrations in NYC

Spooky season is upon us, and we don’t mean getting ghosted. Grab your costumes and your ghoulish gals for some festive fun in the city. We’ve rounded up the best ways to celebrate our favorite holiday. Cheers witches!

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Potion Making 2.0 at The Cauldron NYC

The Cauldron recently debuted their newest potions experience equipped with molecular gastronomy techniques. The BOO-zy multi sensory drink experience encourages playful exploration as you study potion making as a wizard. Put on a cloak and use your magic wand to summon drinks, stir liquids, and illuminate cocktails. For an extra special trick or treat, magic mushrooms will emit ultraviolet light for glow in the dark drinks. The potion making experience is equipped with pre-measured vials and jars to create the perfect boozy concoctions. Potion making is available throughout the fall.

The Cauldron NYC, 47 Stone St, New York, NY, (917) 635-1960

Haunted Manhattan Tours

Looking for a historical, hilarious, and completely hair-raising experience? Take a tour with Haunted Manhattan, one of the most interactive walking tours in the city. It’s where horror meets history.  Take a 90-minute walking tour of haunted sites through the East Village, West Village, or Greenwich Village neighborhoods, or downtown through the former Five Points. Each trip visits 13 exciting locations. Tours are available throughout the month.  

Haunted Manhattan, various locations.

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Daybreaker Halloween Boat Party

BOOgie down this Halloween morning and hop aboard the Daybreaker Halloween Boat Party. The early morning dance party is the ultimate way to unleash our wildest selves through costume, self-expression, dance, and play. The boat departs at 6:30 a.m. beginning with yoga and ending with a dance party until 9 a.m. Enjoy live performances, kombucha and a scary good time.

Daybreaker, Pier 40, 353 West Street, NY

Moulin Rouge-themed costume dinner party

Jacques Brasserie is hosting a fabulous Moulin Rouge-themed party this Halloween with two reservation time slots. Families can join the 7:00 p.m. seating, which will include an adorable costume parade, trick-or-treats for children, and delicious French cuisine. At the 9:00 p.m. seating, things will get spooky and adults will enjoy a different kind of party. After dinner, take in can-can performances, a costume contest, and dance to tunes.

Jacques Brasserie, 204-206 E.85th St., New York, NY, 212-327-2272

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Sleep No More Hitchcock Halloween Party

This Halloween, the McKittrick Hotel is offering late-night parties. Party like Hallowood in the Golden Ages during the immersive experience. The McKittrick hotel will be transforming to fit the part. Enjoy suspense and surprises alongside live performances, an open bar, and much more.  Available to book from Oct 25 through 31st.

McKittrick Hotel, 530 W.27th Street, (212) 904-1883 

Shruti Shah

NYC Editor & Resident Vegetarian

Shruti has a love affair with gin and spicy food. By day she's hustling in PR for leading consumer brands. When she's OOO, you can find her at Daybreaker dance parties, exploring kitschy cocktail bars and reviewing veggie-friendly brunches.

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