New York City, Boston & Philadelphia Local Halloween Events
Howdy! So, are you getting in the Halloween spirit yet? I just ordered Kelsey's costume last night. There's going to be a great celebration at the barn this weekend (mentioned in yesterday's Daily) where both rider and "horse" parade around in costume!
Kelsey is going as Minnie Mouse and "Ace" will be Mickey. A teenage zombie nerd is what Gianna will be dressed as and I'm just not sure what "All-Star" will be dressed as. How do you turn a horse into a zombie nerd?
Have you been wondering what to do for Halloween? Today for Where to Go Wednesday, Tanya and I decided to each focus on Local Halloween Events to help you figure out how to spend the spookiest holiday of the year!
Thanks to some wonderfully, resourceful journalists, I have linked, what I think are the best events going on in the major US cities for Halloween.
(credit: AM New York, Nina Ruggiero)
Village Halloween Parade
Where: Line-up is on 6th Avenue at Canal Street, Manhattan
When: Oct. 31, 7 p.m. (line up at 6:30 p.m.)
Tickets: Free; more info at halloween-nyc.com.
Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade
Where: E. 9th Street between Avenue A and B, Manhattan
When: Oct. 25, 12-3 p.m.
Tickets: Free; More info at tompkinssquaredogrun.com/halloween.
Where: The McKittrick Hotel; 542 W. 27th St., Manhattan
When: Through Nov. 8
Tickets: $30 at bloodmanor.com
BOO! Halloween Massive
Where: Barclays Center; 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn
When: Oct. 31, 7 p.m.
Tickets: From $37.70 at ticketmaster.com
Where: 125 E. 11th St., Manhattan
When: Oct. 31, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $70 at ticketweb.com
Inferno at the McKittrick Hotel
Where: The McKittrick Hotel; 542 W. 27th St., Manhattan
When: Oct. 30 and 31
Tickets: $75 at http://events.mckittrickhotel.com
Eloise's Halloween costume dance party
Where: The Plaza Hotel; 1 W. 58th St., Manhattan
When: Oct. 31, 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.
Tickets: $50 for kids, $10 for adults; make a reservation by calling 212-546-5460
Luna Park's Halloween Harvest
Where: Luna Park; 1000 Surf Ave., Brooklyn
When: Sept. 20-Oct. 26
Tickets: Free admission; more info at lunaparknyc.com.
Citi Field Fall Fest
Where: Citi Field; 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Queens
When: Oct. 26, 12-4 p.m.
Tickets: $10 for adults, $7 for children at mets.com/fallfest
Free self-guided tour through Boston's burying grounds
- Granary Burying Ground is next to Park Street Church, at the Park Street/Tremont Street intersection
- King's Chapel Burying Ground is next to King's Chapel www.boston-discovery-guide.com
Market of the Living Dead
Where: 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston South End
When: Oct26, 10am - 4pm www.boston-discovery-guide.com
ImprovBoston's GoreFest 2014 - "The Gruesome Tale of Penny Dreadful"
Where: ImprovBoston Theater, 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge
When: Oct 23 - Nov 1
Tickets ImprovBoston's website or call 617-576-1253 www.boston-discovery-guide.com
75 Chestnut's Pumpkin Fest
Where: 75 Chestnut
When: October 18 - 12noon - 3pm: Oct 31 - 5pm
Dining in the Dark at Hampshire House
When: Oct 31- 6pm - 9pm
Where: Hampshire House,
Halloween Costume Events and Parties
Where: 215 Charles Street
When: October 31, 2014 at 8pm
The Greatest Bar
Where: 262 Friend Street, West End near TD Garden, hosts Dirty Water Halloween Blast
When: October 31, 8pm.
Where: 9 Lansdowne St, Fenway
When: Oct 31
Largest event for kids in Boston!
Where: Shops at Prudential Center, Boston's Back Bay neighborhood
When: Weekend before Halloween
Tickets: $4 Boston Event Calendar
I was blown away at just how much is going on in Philadelphia for Halloween!!
There are numerous Ghosts & Goblins Tours, Kids and Family Events, and Parties & Events for Adults.
Kudos to Jeff Belonger who assembled quite an impressive list of spooky things to do, featured on MyPhillyAlive.com.
If you are live or are traveling to Philly during the next two weekends, I strongly suggest you check out this list!
Well, my dear friends, I hope you find some great things to do over the coming weeks in NYC, Boston and Philly for a happy, fun and ghostly Halloween.
Tomorrow, I will include Halloween happenings for Long Island!!
Check out the list of events compiled by Tanya for you West-coasters!
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WTGW - Lots of Fun happening in our own Backyards!
Hiya! Can you believe that it's already humpday?!
I hope that you are having a great week so far! Mine has been pretty productive - which for me is always a good thing!
Yesterday I took Cosette to her Horseback riding lesson, and Dominic to his fitness classes.
I do run around like a bit of a mom taxi at times, but I so much enjoy going and watching the kids each and every time.
And some weeks we are talking about all 7 days Monday to Sunday full of events!
With a newly turned 13 year old and an almost 16 year old who has been involved in extra curricular activities and sports since he was 3 years old and she was 18 months old, it still hasn't got old for me.
While I don't just sit there and stare at them 100% of the time (as I did when they were younger).
I always bring a book or magazine to read or my tablet and I manage to get stuff accomplished (be productive) while I'm there.
For instance - I booked our March 2015 trip to the Archipelago of the Azores just last night while in-between keeping an eye on Dominic and his "moves".
And let me tell you...these kids do look up to check on me, making sure that I am "watching" them...
Makes me smile - I find it rather cute that they do that!
Now for what you have all been waiting for
Where to go Wednesday!!!
As Elisa has mentioned, we are focusing on
Local Halloween Events:
Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade
Where: Most events are held in Downtown Anaheim, at the Center Street Promenade
When: October 25, 2014 From 11am-5pm
Call for more info (714) 999-3456
The Halloween Parade has been an Anaheim tradition since 1924, when baseball legend Babe Ruth was honored as the Grand Marshal of the celebration.
The Fall Festival features game and food booths, live entertainment, craft fair, haunted house, pumpkin patch, a children's costume contest and trick-or-treating. Food and craft booths are available for a nominal fee.
Pacific Symphony 'Sherlock Holmes Halloween'
Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
When: October 25, 2014 From 10:00a - 11:30a
Call for more info (714) 755-5799
Magical, mysterious music gets you in the Halloween mood as you help Sherlock Holmes solve the Mystery of the Haunted Violin!
Don’t forget to wear your costume :)
Main Street Halloween Fest
Where: Downtown Huntington Beach
Main Street and 5th Street by Pacific Coast Highway
When: October 31, 2014
Call for more info: (714) 536-8300
For children of all ages, this annual Halloween celebration comes courtesy of the Downtown Business Improvement District. The spooky festivities include a moon bounce, petting zoo, Ferris wheel, pumpkin carving, costume contests and more.
La Palma Halloween Carnival
When: October 31, 2014 From 6PM – 8:30PM
Where: Central Park, La Palma
Call for more info (714) 690-3350
This yearly spooktacular event features a fabulous COSTUME CONTEST for ghouls and boys with special prizes in each age division! This year’s Halloween spookfest will feature CARNIVAL GAMES, a “GOBLIN GULCH” for children under the age of 5, and a haunted area.
Free event. This event will be canceled in the event of rain.
This one is always a fun one that I like to take my kids to and go with my nieces!:
Irvine Park Railroad - Pumpkin Patch
Where: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange
When: September 20 - October 31, 2014
The pumpkin patch opens daily at 10:00 am
Irvine Park Railroad's 9th annual pumpkin patch is fun for the entire family! Activities include train rides, hay rides, a haunted house, a hay maze, pony rides, a moon bounce, panning for gold, face painting, picture stands, the Orange County Zoo, and a lot more!
Here's a GUIDE to the BEST Pumpkin Patches in Southern California!
Just in case you were wondering where the
BEST PUMPKIN PATCHES in the World are American Way has already done all the homework for you!
And finally Travel+Leisure's LINK to America's Best Towns for Halloween!
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