NYC Halloween Roundup: It’s Not Too Late for Party Plans!

Fear not, eager party-seeking New Yorkers–if your plans for Halloween aren’t yet firmed up, you’re not out of luck. Sure, Halloween is today and it’s Friday (which won’t happen again until 2025!), the window for Amazon Prime costume deliveries is over, and tickets to parties like Robot Heart and Cityfox have long been sold out. But it’s all good, WiLab has got you covered.

Here’s WiLab’s top 8 picks for your last minute Halloween parties, parades, and petrifying powwows.

Boo Yourself with Danny Tenaglia, Rissa Garcia at Output: You won’t go wrong with a fright night of dancing brought to you by Danny Tenaglia, who will provide your All Hallows’ Eve soundtrack on one of the best sound systems in the country. If that’s not enough, Kasper Bjørke is next door at The Panther Room, serving up a little bit of techno, slippery disco, and New Wave classics. 10 pm – 5 am. Last call tickets still available for $40.

Weird Al-oween at Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club: Weird Al + Halloween party = the best excuse you’ve ever had for busting out your best rendition of “White and Nerdy,” “Like a Surgeon,” or even “Word Crimes.” Royal Palms will pass out Weird Al Yankovic paper masks, Ample Hills Creamery sponsors an ice cream eating contest, and drink specials all night will keep you dancing to Weird Al classics (and other  ghoulishly danceable tracks). 6 pm – 2 am. Free.

Pier of Fear at Pier 94: Lucky for you, all artists on the Insomniac’s Boo! lineup have moved to Pier 94 from the Barclays Center, so it’s like getting two parties in one. What’s in store for you? Only the most bone-rattling dance tracks from EDM heavyweights like Knife Party, Tommy Trash, Adventure Club, Cazzette, and more. 9 pm – close. $90 for GA, $150 for VIP, available here.


Zombie Prom at Littlefield: Now it’s in sixth year, The Zombie Prom invites all undead to “stomp rotting feet and clap decrepit hands” as they groove to live sets from The Hollows, Sylvana Joyce & The Moment, Corn Mo, and T.R.J.B. Prom attendees are encouraged to up the ante on bizarre costumes, as a King and Queen will be crowned and of course, all prom-style photos will be taken at the blood-splattered photo booth. 8 pm – 2 am. $15 in advance, $20 day of.

Village Halloween Parade: The 41st Official NYC Halloween Parade will be in full swing, and if you’re in a ridiculous costume, why not show it off in this year’s parade? After all, Whoopi Goldberg is the Grand Marshall, and with the theme of “The Garden of Earthly Delights”, we’re certain to see a fair share of fairies and Adam + Eves walking amongst the hundreds of artists and puppeteer participants. Follow up your  7 pm – 10:30 pm. Free. Parade route: along 6th Avenue, beginning at Spring St., finishing at 16th St.

Webster Hell: Who can say no to the Official NYC Parade After-Party at Webster Hall? Like the parade, this has been a longstanding NYC tradition since 1890. A $5,000 costume contest, virgin sacrifice, and heart-pounding music brought to you by Mike Chach, Jess Marquis, and more–here’s hoping 40,000 sq. feet are enough to contain all the “lustful zombies and undead DJs”! 8 pm – 4 am. $75 tickets.

Halloween with Maurice Fulton & Friends at Baby’s All Right: A serious dance party is guaranteed at Baby’s All Right this Halloween, with “haunted house” tracks from legendary DJ Maurice Fulton, Alex from Tokyo, and DJ Spun. Plenty more dancing will commence in the lounge with “demonic disco” from the Almond Brothers and Paul Raffaele. Find out for yourself what the “birthday madness,” “trip or freak,” and “masquerave” will entail! 9 pm – 6 am. $20.

Halloween in The Black Lodge at Glasslands: Encouraging all attendees to dress in their Twin Peaks character best, a place both wonderful and strange (AKA Russ Marshalek) is calling all David Lynch-loving, electronic pop music-seeking partiers to Glasslands for a night of “themed performances, DJ sets by @THATSOURWALDO, and surprises galore.” If nothing else, make your way to Glasslands before they close their doors this New Year’s Eve. 11:30 pm – close. Limited tickets ($5) available at the door.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND BE SAFE! Share your photos with the Women’s iLab community by using the #womensilab, and we will be sharing the winning costume on Instagram!



Claire hails from the Midwest and currently resides in New York City. She’s a nonprofit fundraising and events guru, having worked for EDF, MoMA, MFA Boston, and CJP of Boston.She’s especially interested in the intersection of tech and museums; you can often find her gallivanting in New York’s finest museums and galleries or as an Assistant Organizer of the #ArtsTech meetup.  She studied Museum Studies at Tufts University and has her BA in History & Philosophy from St. Louis University.
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