Halloween! A day celebrated all over the world on the 31st of October every year. It is celebrated mainly with the putting on of costumes, scary or not. Though Halloween is celebrated throughout the world, there are some events and places which make that of New York unique. Here are some of them.
There is the New York village Halloween parade which goes on from 7:00pm to around 10:30pm. It is simply a proceeding of people in costumes who walk down from Sixth Avenue to the 16th street in Manhattan. For you to partake in the proceeding, it is mandatory you put on a costume. If not, you can be a spectator and grab a nice point to view the proceeding in Sixth Avenue.
Another event which makes Halloween in New York unique is the Great Jack O’lantern Blaze event. Here you see at least 7000 glowing pumpkins arranged along the riverside close to Van Cortland Manor. The pumpkins are crafted with faces giving you the Halloween feeling. Inside the pumpkin planetarium, you can stargaze, you will see ghosts flying around, and you may also get to see the Sleepy Hollow’s headless Horseman.
Also, there is the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog parade. In New York City, you not only get to see people in costumes on Halloween but also get to see a fine assortment of dogs take part in the fun. You’ll see dogs also dressed in costumes. Here, the best in show will get thousands of dollars’ worth in prizes.
You will also not want to miss the Halloween Night Market where you’ll be met with frightful surprises by performers and you also get partake in costume contests. You may decide to also buy delicious food or decide to shop from vendors.
Moreover, there are parks like Central Park and other cool parks in New York City where you can go to see the foliage. You get to see leaves of different colors and enjoy the awesome and natural breeze of nature all over the place.
You may also decide to go on Ghost tours to places like the Merchant’s House Museum which used to be a building with occupants but deserted now. You’ll get the scary feeling of a house haunted by ghosts. There is also the haunted forest, green-wood cemetery, Quaker cemetery and City-hall station, a train station which used to be functional before but is now believed to be haunted by ghosts waiting to catch the train.
Lastly, there are varieties of bars and cinemas in New York City on Halloween where you’ll absolutely get the feeling being portrayed by Halloween.
If you happen to find yourself in New York City on Halloween, you’ll definitely enjoy yourself. New York City is simply the place to be on Halloween.
photo’s credit: MIKE