You’re sure to find the perfect way to celebrate Halloween in the New York City area, whether you’re looking for an after-hours haunted house to make your blood curdle or a spooky walk-through for you and the kids.
This one’s not for the kids. The well-known NYC Halloween destination is not recommended for children under the age of 14. But if you’re a fear-loving (or fearless) adult, you might want to give Blood Manor a try starting Oct. 1. It can be booked for student nights and birthday celebrations.
Take the C or E train to the 23rd St stop.
524 W. 27th St (between 10th and 11th)
Boo At The Bronx Zoo
A New York City tradition is back this October. Boo at the Bronx Zoo features all kinds of Halloween-themed activities, including a haunted hayride. You can take the family every weekend in October. The Zoo will also feature activities like magic shows, live music and a 3-D Halloween-themed Safari.
Cross Bronx Expressway Service Rd, Bronx
Madame Tussaud’s After Dark
The famous wax figure museum turns scary when the sun goes down. Madame Tussaud’s After Dark event features a 4-D experience, as you make your way though the attraction filled with ghostly live actors and life-like creepy creatures. The event lasts for eight nights. Tickets start at $22, group packages are available.
Thursday – Sunday
Oct. 21 – 24th & Oct. 28th -31st
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
234 West 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th)
Trapped In Purgatory
You can bring the kids to this one beginning in October – but get there before 6 p.m. Kids activities and a family-friendly haunted house are offered during the day, but after-hours, this Staten Island tradition turns terrifying.
Greenside Up Nursery 5050 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, New York
Friday & Saturday: 7:00 p.m. – 11p.m.
Sunday: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Weekdays: 7:00 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Described by the creators as a “classic, walk-through haunted house,” this one is built to make you scream. No one under 12 is admitted without a parent, and no one under 7 is allowed in at all. If you’re up for a good scare, you can pick up a ticket in advance for $30 ($35 at the door).
NOHO Event Center
623 Broadway at Houston (enter on Mercer Street)
Sleepy Hollow, New York
October 15-16, 22-24, 28-30
The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow comes to life – in the town where the tale originated! Horseman’s Hollow is a brand new haunted experience. Bring the kids to historic Philipsburg Manor, where you’ll find ghouls and goblins, and of course the Headless Horseman.
North Babylon Fire Company Fire House Of Terror
Voted the #1 Haunted House on Long Island, this haunted fire house will send shivers down the spine of you and your family. But it’s not recommended for children under the age of 12.
3 Wallace Court
North Babylon NY, 11703
Every Weekend in October
7p.m. – 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday