We know how overwhelming it can be to sift through all the details, and because we know how important it is to have a killer Halloween night, we've found the best parties to check out this year. Whether you're looking to boo on a budget or finally try one of those glam masquerade balls, we've got you covered.
Thursday, October 24: HalloMEME Costume Party, free
Internet junkies, time to get that LOLCats costume ready, because the Fifth Annual HalloMEME party is going down this week. Doors open at Brooklyn's Bell House at 8:30 p.m., so don't miss your chance to be crowned New York's meme costume champion.
The Bell House, 149 7th Street (between 2nd and 3rd avenues), Brooklyn; (718) 643-6510.
Friday, October 25: Marco Carola at Marquee
Marquee is hosting the perfect Halloween pre-game this Friday, with an electronic dance party like no other. You'll find Marco Carola in the DJ booth, and it all starts at 11 p.m.
Marquee, 289 10th Avenue (between 26th and 27th Streets); (646) 473-0202.
Host Committee’s Sinners and Saints at The Wooly, $35
Things are bound to get a little spooky at The Wooly's Halloween party. Get down to the Financial District and enjoy a limited open bar from 10 to 11 p.m.
The Wooly, 11 Barclay Street (between Broadway and Church Street).
Saturday, October 26: Trick-Or-Treat at Asellina
If you're looking to celebrate in a more chill manneer, the Gansevoort's Asellina restaurant is hosting a Halloween brunch, complete with pumpkin decorating and other festivities. Reserve your spot for the 12 to 3 p.m. brunch here.
Asellina 420 Park Avenue S. (between 28th and 29th streets); (877) 830-9889.
Saturday, October 26: Sensation Experience at W Downtown, prices vary
W Downtown's holiday package includes 2 general admission tickets to Sensation's "Ocean of White" show, an Urban Decay makeup bag of goodies, entrance to a cocktail party in the Living Room, complimentary Uber transportation to show and hotel, and late check out next morning.
W New York Downtown, 123 Washington Street (at Albany Street); 646-826-8600.
Bang On NYC “Warehouse of Horrors” Halloween Party, $35
Naturally, Bushwick is throwing a Halloween party in a warehouse, and we're pretty confident it's going to be awesome. Expect plenty of live performances, and a gruesome fête that rages on 'til dawn.
299 Meserole, 299 Meserole Street (between Waterbury & Bogart streets), Brooklyn.
Staten Island Witches Ball, $60
Start channeling those witchy vibes because Staten Island's Witches Ball is back for a second year. Who knows, maybe you'll encounter a bit of magic at the event, which kicks off with a buffet at 8 p.m.
Cafe Del Mondo, 2530 Victory Boulevard (at Wyona Avenue), Staten Island; (718) 494-2233.
If you just so happen to favor a Hallow's Eve that's less spooky and more, err, sexy, strap your stilettos on and head to Westway.
Westway, 75 Clarkson Street (at Lincoln Highway); (212) 620-1010.
Wednesday, October 30: Ghouls Just Want To Have Fun At Lil' Charlies, $20
Alright, boys and girls, get your creative juices a flowin' because there won't be any standard ghosts and goblins attending Lil' Charlie's this Halloween. Hopefully you've already got an idea that'll allow entry and spark a little conversation.
Lil' Charlies, 19 Kenmare Street (between Elizabeth Street and Bowery); (212) 966-3058.
Host Committee’s Trick or Tweet at Southside, $25
Feeling generous? Celebrate Halloween with techno music, and raise money for some tech organizations at the same time. And, if you're having fun? Tweet about it, you guys.
Southside, 2 Cleveland Place (at Kenmare Street); (212) 680-5601.
Thursday, October 31: Lost Icons Party at Hôtel Americano, $75 per person
Wine and dine in your Halloween's finest at Hôtel Americano's rooftop restaurant. Artico will serve guests a special three-course prix fixe meal, featuring the sounds of DJ Angola. Make your reservations from 7 p.m. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hôtel Americano, 518 W. 27 Street (between 10th and 11th avenues); 212-525-0000.
Sailor Jerry's Halloween Bash, Free
A night of blood, burlesque, and B-movie-themed costumes will ensure that all of your friends can get weird and wacky on the cheap — especially since there is Sailor Jerry flowing all night. Open bar between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Murray Hill hosts.
Passenger Bar, 229 Roebling Street (at the corner of South 3rd Street).
Halloween at Omar's, $90
Don your finest black-tie attire and slip on a mask for Greenwich Village's classiest masquerade ball. Located at the newly opened Omar's, the Halloween festivities will include a special three-course dinner and complimentary cocktail. To make reservations, email email@example.com.
Omar's, 21 W. 9th Street (between 5th and 6th avenues); (212) 677-5242.
Ghostly International will curate the music at this party. And, since the Wythe is one of our favorite spots, you know it's gonna be tricked out in the best decorations and look amazing.
Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Avenue (between N. 11th and N. 12th streets); (718) 460-8000.
The Official Haunted Mansion Party at Bowlmor Lanes
Haunted bowling! Grab your friends and try your luck. Here's hoping your costume is strike friendly.
Bowlmor Lanes Times Square, 222 W. 44th Street (between 7th and 8th avenues); (212) 680-0012.
The Devil's Debauchery Ball at Capitale, prices vary
Capitale is a gorgeous space on the Bowery, and it's the perfect venue for a Halloween party. At this one, you'll get a free hour of open bar and can rock out to DJ DBerrie.
Capitale, 130 Bowery (between Broome and Grand streets); (212) 334-5500.
Sinners and Saints Halloween Gala at Guastavino's
From the sound of a six hour open bar to vampires and mummies gathering in a dark, massive ballroom, we're expecting a group outbreak of "Thriller" at Guastavino's Sinner and Saints gala.
Guastavino's, 409 E. 59th Street (between Sutton Place and 1st Avenue); (212) 980-2711.
Webster Hall's Webster Hell Halloween Party, $50.
Webster Hall's referred to "The Devil's Playground" on Halloween night, and for good reason. Climb the flights of stairs to all four floors, and let yourself fall into the zombie parade. After all, you just might win that $5,000 costume contest.
Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th Street (between 3rd and 4th avenues); (212) 353-1600.
Tribeca Grand Haunted Hotel, prices vary
In the market for a posh Halloween? This is it. You'll get an hour of open bar and a night out at this glam spot.
Tribeca Grand Hotel, 2 6th Avenue (at Walker Street); (212) 519-6600.
Host Committee’s Nightmare in Meatpacking, $30
The Gansevoort is getting all spooky for one night only. We say take advantage of this Meatpacking hot spot.
Manon, 407 W. 14th Street (between 9th Avenue and Washington Street); (212) 596-7255.
The Haunted Mansion at The Gansevoort, $25
Take full advantage of the open bar, and then see how long it takes you to make your way through the haunted mansion at 55 Gansevoort. May the odds be ever in your favor.
55 Gansevoort, 55 Gansevoort (between 9th Avenue and Washington Street).