Our Favorite Ways to Spend Hallow’s Eve
It’s officially Fall in New York City, and that means it’s time to break out our favorite basic staples like pumpkin spice everything, infinity scarves, and UGG® boots. It also means we also get to embrace cooler weather, picturesque foliage, and the coming of Halloween. As we’ve said before, Halloween is one our favorite holidays and as always, New York City has no shortage of options to celebrate. Get your costume ready, because here’s this year’s recommendations for the city’s best Halloween celebrations:
For The Entire Family
Spooky Pumpkin Garden & Spooky Pumpkin Nights at The New York Botanical Garden
The famous Everett Children’s Adventure Garden in the Bronx celebrates Halloween with an extravagant, child-friendly adventure filled with over 1000 pumpkins and gourds, tons of larger-than-life scarecrows, and various events and activities. Fun for the entire family with special weekend and evening offerings, the Spooky Pumpkin Garden is always a favorite for locals and tourist alike. Pumpkin carving demonstrations by renowned artists and live presentations with Halloween creatures like snakes and lizards occur on weekends, while October 26 and 27 have a special night time celebration designed for kids to come in costume and explore the garden at night.
Spooky Pumpkin Garden
Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Wednesday, October 31, 2018 n- 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Spooky Pumpkin Nights
October 26 & 27, 2018 - 6:30–8:30 p.m. (Timed entries at 6:30 & 7 p.m.)
For Those Seeking Serious Scares
The Gravesend Inn, A Haunted Hotel
The Gravesend Inn is produced by students in City Tech’s Theatreworks program, the resident theatre company at New York City College of Technology, CUNY. Incorporating their lessons and talents into the always popular annual attraction, the most high-tech offering on the list is an interactive and terrifying maze of robot zombies, hidden sensors, and sets produced by students from the ground up. Now in its 20th year, the attraction is a favorite of those seeking thrills who also want to support local students.
Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students with ID and group sales. Tickets are free to all Citytech students with Citytech ID the day of performance. Not advisable for pre-school age children.
For the complete Fall schedule, visit the official website (here)
For Those Seeking Something Luxurious
Ziegfeld Ballroom: Halloween Venetian Masquerade Ball
Featuring a five-hour open bar and conveniently located close to the Row NYC, Ziegfeld Ballroom’s Venetian Masquerade Ball offers stunning décor, live DJs, and an escape to Italy, without leaving the city. A ticketed event, this option is for those seeking an exclusive and over-the-top celebration. Hailed as a Mecca of Art-Deco-inspired glamour, the Ziegfeld Ballroom is a theater-turned-event-space with awe-inspiring two-tiered crystal chandeliers, a 26-foot gold bar, and a state-of-the-art sound and light system. Elaborate costumes and masks are the norm for this red-carpet event.
All sales are final, No refunds. 21 plus event. Visit the eventbrite site (here) for tickets and details
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