With Halloween on the horizon, it’s time to start figuring out your party plans for the weekend long-festivities! NYC’s nightlife for the spooky holiday is one of the best, and draws in big artists, big crowds, and big decorations at the city’s most beautiful venues. Whether you don’t know where to start, or what events are even going on, we’ve got you! We put together our list of what’s bound to be the hottest NYC Halloween parties for this year!
1. Circoloco Halloween 2023
Arguably one of the hardest tickets to find in town right now is to Circoloco, an Ibiza-style record label takeover happening in Brooklyn for two straight nights. Organized by Teksupport, you’ll be able to dance with ghouls and goblins for hours into the night while artists like &ME vs Rampa, Maceo Plex, Mind Against, and more spin tunes for hours into the dark evening. Tickets for the actual Circoloco are sold out with a waitlist, but they are also doing an afterparty on Sunday too at 99 Scott in Brooklyn. Learn more here.
When: Oct 27 + 28 +29
2. The Cityfox Halloween Festival at Avant Gardner
The Cityfox Festival at Avant Gardner is returning this year, back and larger than ever! For the first time, their two-day festival of house and techno will take place at the outdoor Brooklyn Mirage, which is sure to have you dancing through the late night. Artists for this year include Kolsch, Lee Burridge, Miss Monique, Franky Wah, and many more! Bring your costume, dance moves, and grab your ticket’s now as they’re moving fast! See full lineup and learn more here.
When: Oct 27 + 28
Where: 140 Stewart Ave, Brooklyn
3. City of Gods at Industry City
A product of the iconic House of YES, their upcoming City of Gods spectacle is something you need to see to believe. If you’ve ever been to House of YES, you know they put performance and art first, and at City of Gods it’s turned up even more notches. This theatrical Halloween performance will feature several DJs, several stages, several rooms to explore performance art, extravagent Halloween costumes, and so much more. This massive costume party is truly in a class of its own. Get more details here!
When: Oct 27 + 28
Where: Industry City, Brooklyn
4. Twilight Harbor at Brooklyn Navy Yard
Get ready for two nights of a star-studded EDM lineup, as Twilight Harbor takes over Brooklyn Navy Yard this Halloweekend! Night club Nebula and nightlife management company Ignite Group are welcoming The Chainsmokers on Friday 10/27 and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to headline on Saturday 10/28. The 104,000 square foot venue will turn into the ultimate Halloween takeover…all while world-renowned DJs play their hits all night long. See full lineups here.
When: Oct 27 + 28
Where: Brooklyn Navy Yard
5. Black Lotus
Hosted by Teksupport and el studio, Black Lotus is an immersive theatrical event initiative that will transform an undisclosed Manhattan location into an extravagant soirée, soundtracked by some of the world’s most noteworthy house and techno talent. Damian Lazarus, Jan Blomqvist, Mita Gami b2b Adam Ten are on this year’s lineup. Learn more here.
When: Oct 26
6. Halloween Weekend with Gray Area
Gray Area is gearing up for some Halloween celebrations of their own, taking over 3 separate venues for Halloween. From Manhattan to Brooklyn, check out their lineup below and grab your tickets now.
- Catz n’ Dogz x Nala in The Room at Superior Ingredients – October 28
- Oden & Fatzo at Musica NYC – October 28
- Stella Bossi on The Roof of Superior Ingredients – October 29
7. Project 91 Halloween Weekend at Dream Downtown and LPR
Project 91 has been bringing in some of the most well known electronic DJs for awhile now, so it’s no shock that their Halloween plans are set to be top-notch. Check out their Halloween lineup below and be sure to follow them on Instagram too to stay up to date with their party announcements.
- Oct 27 – Freak Show w/ music from Lost Frequencies at The Gallery at Dream Downtown
- Oct 28 – Halloween on Bleecker Street w/ music from Twinsick at Le Poisson Rouge
8. Halloween Weekend at Somewhere Nowhere
NYC’s “highest nightclub” is throwing a weekend-long series of Halloween events that will surely put a spell on you and wanting to come back for more. Their lineup of DJs will be playing both sunset and club nights, all while Halloween costumes and decor fill the bass-pumping space. Check out their full lineup below:
- Thursday, Oct 26 – Halloween Weekend w/ music by Mel Debarge
- Friday, Oct 27 – The Villains Ball w/ music by Brandi Cyrus & Nathan Leong
- Saturday, Oct 28 (Sunset) – DJ Pickle’s Solstice Saturday Sunset Party
- Saturday, Oct 28 (Night) – The Book Of The Forbidden w/ music by Rick Wonder & Firpo
- Sunday, Oct 29 – The Forbidden Garden w/ music by Classmatic and Latmun
Find more events here.
Where: 112 W 25th St
9. MONSTER: A Halloween Party at The McKittrick Hotel
Get ready to unleash your inner beast and discover the monster within. The McKittrick Hotel’s “Monster” party is set to impress, turning the venue into a forbidden dreamscape filled with monsters, myths, and live acts ranging from intimate to epic in scale. You’ll be able to drink, dance, and celebrate all night long, while you’re being immersed into a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Learn more about the party here.
When: Oct 27, 28,+ 31
Where: 530 W 27th St
10. Elsewhere Halloween at Elsewhere
Our favorite Bushwick club Elsewhere is throwing down for Halloween, twice. With a designated Halloween party planned on the 28th and 31st, the spooky and celebratory vibes will surely be felt. The first Halloween party (10/28) is slated to headline Todd Edwards, Mike Nasty, Alexis Curshé, while their night-of-Halloween bash (10/31) will feature world renowned artists Ying Yang Twins and DJ sets from Brooke Candy and Uffie, among more. Follow Elsewhere’s Instagram for more upcoming shows this fall!
When: Oct 28 + 31
Where: 599 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn
11. We Belong Here: Halloween NYC at The Bowery Saving
Party inside the old Bowery Savings Bank with We Belong Here, an events company welcoming Bakermat for a Friday night of hits. Complete with live saxophone, the music producer and DJ will bring his mix of electronic and jazz to NYC for memorable start to Halloweekend. Costumes highly recommended! Learn more here.
When: Oct 27
Where: 130 Bowery
12. Halloween Weekend at Daintree
Perhaps in the mood for a rooftop soirée? Daintree at the top of Hendrick’s Hotel is throwing some events with carefully curated fall cocktails and music from guest DJs. Stop by the Fright Night Halloween Party on 10/27 or the Tower of Terror Halloween Party on 10/28 to try out Australian cuisine and wine, all while taking in the haunted atmosphere of the rooftop.
When: Oct 27 + 28
Where: 25 W 38th St
13. Le Freak Halloween Party at Bohemia
Rose Gold Presents is throwing down a party at Bohemia in Brooklyn on Oct 28! Get ready to get your freak on at their Le Freak party, featuring music from Andrew Nak, Bobby Long, Kisin, and Rondo. Learn more here.
When: Oct 28
Where: 160 N 12th St, Brooklyn
14. Dia De Los Tacos at Pink Taco
Spend Halloween night at this rocker- chic Mexican restaurant where there will be happy hour specials, face painting, a costume contest, and more! What could be better than dancing on Halloween night and enjoying $8 dollar margaritas and OG Pink Tacos? Not much.
When: Oct 31
Where: 7 Times Sq
15. Arlo SoHo Halloween Bash
Arlo SoHo is going all out for Halloween this year, and their multi-floor dance party is sure to impress. Featuring DJs, live music, burlesque performances, and a 4 hour premium open bar, the all-in experience will give you a sweet amount of everything you could want. Plus, they’re running a costume contest to win prizes and even redecorating their space to make it more rustic and spooky. Learn more here.
When: Oct 28
Where: 231 Hudson St
16. Nightmare on Delancey & Halloween in Gotham at The Delancey
Choose between the main floor or the rooftop at The Delancey, where their two events “Nightmare on Delancey” and “Halloween in Gotham” take over Halloween weekend. Dress up in your costume and prepare to scream and dance to Top 40, Hip Hop, House and Mash Ups all night long. Be prepared to see why it’s going to be “devilishly” hot. See the music lineup here.
When: Oct 27 + 28
Where: 168 Delancey St
17. Fear On The Pier at Watermark Bar
“Fear On The Pier” is back again through Halloween weekend this year at Watermark Bar in Seaport! Over the three days (10/27-29), you can expect an eerie atmosphere, festive cocktails, live music and so much more! Check out the schedule of events below and learn more here:
- Friday, October 27: The Haunted Pier Bash (5 pm – 12 am)
- Saturday, October 28: Oktober-Fright-Fest on the Pier (12 pm – 1 am)
- Sunday, October 29: Spooky Brunch & Sunset Soiree (12 pm – 10 pm)
18. Find Your “Boo” Halloween Singles Party
Calling all single Halloween minglers! Get ready for a night of booze, “Scary Movie” icebreakers, and drinks specials because this mixer is sure to be a spookily good time! Dance the night away and mingle with other singles at this fun Halloween costume party!
When: October 28 (8 pm – 12 am)
Where: Stitch Bar & Blues (247 W 37th St)Buy your tickets to the Find Your “Boo” Halloween Costume Party here!
19. The Forbidden Palace at Slate
Slate is one our favorite lounges in NYC, and the Chelsea staple is throwing a Halloweekend Saturday night bash. Their two floor space will have a separate DJ in each area, and will be the perfect spot to dance the night away with NYC’s finest creatures.
When: Oct 28
Where: 54 W 21st St
20. Harriet’s Haunted Forest at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
Join in on the festivities at Harriet’s Haunted Forest at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, with 3 nights of parties. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and lush greenery, these haunted throw downs will be perfect on their rooftop. Tickets range from $20-30.
When: October 31, 8 pm – 3 am
Where: 60 Furman St, Brooklyn