Put on a costume, grab your friends and show up at 6thAve between Spring and Canal between 7-9pm. Then…march on!
Be a plainclothes puppeteer
For those who don’t have a costume or aren’t into dressing up, you can still be involved—volunteer to animate a puppet or be a parade Marshal.
Keep the party going
Once the parade is over, you can head over to Webster Hall, the official nightclub for NYC Halloween. You must be 21 to get in, so bring your ID!
The Village Halloween Parade is obviously not the only thing to do or see in New York. Plan to stay for a few extra days to explore the museums and landmarks, or tag on another festival by attending the Dia de los Muertos celebration at nearby St. Mark's Church in the Bowery.
If you’re traveling from afar, fly into one of NYC’s major airports: John F Kennedy (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA) or Newark (EWR, and technically in New Jersey, but still just as close as JFK or LGA). Once in the city, plan on walking or taking the subway, as your chances of getting a cab on Halloween are about as good as hitting the lottery.
Where To Stay
To be in the center of the action, staying in the Village is ideal, but options are limited and expensive. Hotels in Midtown are more plentiful and affordable, and hotels in Brooklyn are hip, and spacious. Finally, Airbnb has recently been working out legal kinks with their NYC rentals, so check out the options there.