Our list of must-attend New York Halloween celebrations are worthy of consideration. They have the potential to become one of those epic nights you talk about for years to come. Don’t wait to the last minute, get in on one of these now.
Merchant’s House Museum is holding their yearly Spirited Events. This intact nineteenth-century family home in Noho is a must-visit on any day, however Halloween makes this home extra chilling. You will get a front row seat to a 19th Century Death and Mourning reenactment, funeral included. In our humble opinion it is one of the most educational and morbid choices, realizing Halloween is about more than just costumes.
Merchant’s House Museum, 29 e 4th St (betw Bowery/Lafayette St)
TO SEE AND BE SEEN
Mr. Purple’s Temple of Horror promises a week long (24th to 31st) spookily transformed rooftop where you can enjoy specialty cocktails and a lounge-like atmosphere. The views alone are worth your visit to Mr. Purple, however a DJ spinning tunes from Thursday to Saturday makes this venue the funnest and lightest draw for your Halloween fun.
Mr. Purple, 180 Orchard St (betw Houston/Stanton), 15th Fl
Taco Electrico is hosting their annual bingo contest on October 30th, prizes and specialty cocktail, Spooky Glitter Lips, included. The Drag Bingo party will be hosted by a fellow bingo lover, Linda Loves Bingo. Expect a color environment, filled with screams, laughs and lots of competition.
Taco Electrico, 201 Park Ave S (entrance on 17th St, betw Park/ Irving), downstairs
TO GET ENTERTAINED
Coco J’Adore’s Libertine Halloween is serving up A Devilish Dinner Party. For anything-could-happen type of vibe, visit Coco’s salon of well-executed happenings for both dinner and brunch. October 30th Royal Libertine Soiree gives you access to surprising live performances, DJ, seances and bewitching cocktails.
Coco J’Adore, 1 Little West 12th (betw Greenwich St/9th Ave)