Halloween 2011 events in NYC include an array of parties, pumpkins, haunted houses and fun family activities. Whether you want to go out for a single soiree or a day with the kids, there are plenty of things to do in New York City for Halloween 2011. Attend a parade, party with Kim Kardashian, go to a costume contest or visit then newly restored Edgar Allan Poe cottage in the Bronx.
Always rated a top NYC event, check out The Official Joonbug 10th Annual Masquerade Ball at Capitale, located at 130 Bowery Street. The big, bold event happens on October 31 with Djs Sinatra, DL, Phresh and Price. Doors open at 9 PM with a one hour vodka open bar from 9 PM to 10 PM. The vivacious ball has attracted an array of celebrities over the years including Jay Z, Sean Diddy Combs, Heidi Klum, Zac Posen, Russell Simmons and Nicki Hilton. Tickets to the Capitale Halloween ball are available and general admission is $20.
McFadden’s Saloon, located on the corner of 42nd Street and Second Avenue, is a trendy Irish pub celebrating Halloween all weekend. Visit McFadden’s on Thurdays, October 27, for Heaven and Hell or come on Friday, October 28 for Good Guys vs. Bad Buys.
On Saturday, October 29, McFadden’s hosts A Nightmare on 42nd Street with a costume contest and prizes. From 12 PM to 6 PM on October 29, register at McFadden’s for the NYC Official Halloween Bar Crawl to ghoul through the streets trying different venues and libations. Finally, order tickets for McFadden’s Halloween Pre-Game party for $25, which includes an Open Bar from 8-11 PM, VIP Entry and ½ price apps.
For those fortunate enough to receive an invitation, Kim Kardashian is throwing a Halloween bash at LAVO NYC located at 39 East 58th Street. The Midori Green Halloween Costume Party at LAVO happens on Saturday, October 29, from 9-11 PM. DJ Kiss is serving up the music while guests sip Midori cocktails and enjoy spooky goodies.
The freaks come out on Halloween weekend to Webster Hall, the biggest nightclub in NYC. The Circus of the Damned happens on Saturday, October 29 starting at 10 PM with a costume contents offering a $5,000 prize. On October 31, the four floors are transformed into Webster Hell, the official after party for the NYC Halloween Parade for 20 years running. The doors to Webster Hell open at 8 PM with an $8,000 cash costume prize.
The 39th annual NYC Halloween Parade happens on October 31 and starts at 7 PM. Those in costume should lineup on 6th Avenue South of Spring Street and North of Canal between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM. The parade happens live from 7 PM to 10:30 PM and is aired on WPIX Channel 11 and NY 1. Find out more at the NYC Halloween Parade website.
If you prefer to bring the kids, there is plenty to do in NYC. Check out the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation for a wide variety of family-friendly Halloween activities. Consider the Pumpkin Festival at Central Park on October 29 with free pumpkins for kids, a haunted house, circus performers and more.
NYC parks Halloween events start on October 27 and run through October 31 including Spider Crafts, Candlelight Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House, The Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the New York Botanical Garden, Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm, The Amazing Maize Maze corn maze in Queens, The Halloween Marathon for fitness enthusiasts, Pumpkin Carving, a Halloween Festival and much more. Consider a spooky visit to the Edgar Allan Poe cottage,which was newly renovated and reopened.
The NYC Police Department wants everyone to be safe and have fun on Halloween 2011 and offer these safety tips to enjoy the day.