NYC Life: Halloween, Haunted House, Off Broadway, Holiday Markets, and More
There is no other parade quite like the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. We’ve got the scoop on where to watch. Love haunted houses? You’ll find those in the Village too. Valerie Smaldone has a great story about Chazz Palminteri (Bronx Tale) and Peter Fogel’s one man show, Till Death Do Us Part, You First! now playing at the Triad. Also coming to off-Broadway at Theatre Row is Merciful Delusions: 4 one-act plays by Tennessee Williams. The holiday markets are opening soon. The Day of the Dead is coming to Rock Center. And our roving photographer takes us on a foliage tour in Quebec.
Attention Tennessee Williams Fans
Oct. 31. Greenwich Village Halloween Parade
New York’s 49th Annual Village Halloween Parade will take place on Monday, October 31, 2022 at 7 pm. The theme this year is FREEDOM. It’s a move! It’s a moment! Feel it!!! Join us in some ecstatic joy! Lift the spirits of the whole world! There’s also an afterparty at Webster Hall. Below is the parade route, and how you can buy a ticket to avoid the lines and actually participate in the parade. GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE.
Where to Watch
- You can view the Parade from the east or west side of 6th Ave between King St and West 15th
- The Parade starts at 7:00 pm and ends around 11:00 pm.
- The streets are most crowded between Bleecker and 14th Street, so you might consider getting there early or try another place along the route…(or better yet, put on a costume and join the Parade!)
- THE PARADE IS A FREE PUBLIC EVENT! However, if you want to avoid the crowds and be in a special VIP area to watch the Parade, click here for tickets. BUY TICKETS
Avoid the Long Wait
If you don’t have time to wait in the massive general public line up area, you can SKIP THE LINE, BE THE PARTY and HELP THE PARADE OUT.
- If you don’t want wait in the massive general public line up area, you can skip the line and join a band!
- This ticket will allow you entry via a private entrance to the band lineup area between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm.
- From here you can join any band or group you’d like and parade up 6th Avenue with them.
- Ticket sales end at 730 pm on October 31, 2022
7 Haunted Spots in Greenwich Village
If you you’re not freaked out by haunted houses or places, head to the Greenwich Village, and check out the Seven Haunted Spots in the village that Time Out says will give you chills. They include the site of Edgar Allen Poe’s house, the Merchant House, the “house of death” and more. Get the full list.
Now-Nov. 2. Day of the Dead
Head to Rockefeller Center for Mexico Week, a celebration of Mexican heritage and Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Over the course of the weeklong event, New Yorkers can experience Mexican art, food, music, and culture across the campus. In celebration of the 170th anniversary of his birth, Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada’s work will be displayed in the lobby of 10 Rockefeller Plaza.
Menchaca’s catrinas, fashionably dressed skeleton sculptures that are synonymous with the Day of the Dead will be on the Top of the Rock observation deck and throughout the plaza will be. The sculptures will appear as both Mexican and American cultural icons.
Hosted every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on October 28, 29, and 30 and from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 31, November 1, and 2 is the tianguis. A tianguis is a type of an open-air market featuring authentic Mexican food and artisanal goods. The market will also include Tequila Casa Dragones, a small batch, luxury Mexican sipping tequila. GET MORE DETAILS.
Nov. 14. The Grand Central Holiday Fair Returns
Mark your calendars! After two long years, the holiday fair returns to Vanderbilt Hall with dozens of local vendor. Goods range from jewelry to Christmas ornaments to original artwork. It’ll be the perfect place to find gifts for your friends and family. Read on for the opening dates of the outdoor markets.
- Bryant Park opened earlier this month.
- Union Square Holiday Market opens Nov. 17
- Columbus Circle Opens Nov. 28
- Brooklyn Borough Hall Nov 28 – this is a brand new market featuring minority owned businesses.
A Foliage Tour of Quebec
Our roving photographer Nicole Freezer Rubens, writes:
Every October when I see the leaves magically change colors, I am in awe. New York City fall foliage is harder to find beyond the green spaces and parks, but I was able to go North to our cottage in Quebec, where the scenery was obvious and outrageous. Immersing myself in the deep yellows, reds and oranges reminds me to reset and navigate my mindset from summer to winter.
Autumn has always been my favorite season, ushering in the opportunity of a new beginning. Take in the pageantry and savor it to recall when the days get short and the scenery is dominated by a cool white blanket of snow. Nicole is the author of The Long Pause and the Short Breath. Follow her on Instagram@nfrconsult.
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