pencil it in: nyc halloween planner

October 20-30: Madame Tussauds After Dark

The lifelike recreations of the famous are creepy enough in the daylight. During the ten days before visitors get the chance to venture into the museum after dark. For more information visit www.afterdarknewyork.com. 234 West 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Aves), 9PM- 12 AM

October 28: Bugs and Brews

Halloween isn’t just for kids. But at this event, adults can bring out the kid in themselves with spooky fun at the New York Botanical Gardens.  Guests will have the chance to indulge in artisanal beers and insect delicacies. Not into eating our creepy crawly friends? Other foods and non alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. The tasting will run you $30 ($20 for NYBG members) and can be purchased through the botanical garden website2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, 7- 9PM

Bugs and Brews find: hurry and visit Thrillist NYC for discounted ($25) tickets to the event!

October 29: Zombie Rager

Rock out your Halloween weekend at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple with their end of the world zombie dance party. Purchase tickets through Thrillist to enjoy custom horror make-up application, bottomless booze and tunes by DJ Klever. Raging on until thee in the morning, the party is sure to be a thriller! $33 VIP tickets through Thrillist, 317 Clermont Ave, Brooklyn, 9 PM- 3 AM

October 29: Drink & Hunt

Grab a costume and hit up Drink & Hunt: a boozy scavenger excursion going down on Saturday afternoon of Halloween weekend. Drink & Hunt is a competitive, web-enhanced event played in teams. The hunt combines the best elements of a Scavenger Hunt and Pub Crawl to create a unique event accessed via smart phone. Thrillist is offering limited tickets to the event to either join or create a team for $25. Tickets include beers at each bar plus wings and specials at the secret after party. East Village, 1- 7 PM

October 29-31: Tour de Frights

Biking around Manhattan is plenty scary, but add some real spooks and thrills to your Halloween tour with this terrifying two-wheel tour. Participants will ride all over the City seeking out the creepiest, most morbid spots in town, including cemeteries, abandoned homes and historic haunts. Come in costume; bikes, helmets and refreshments will be provided. Tickets are $95 and reservations can be made here. 6PM- 12AM

October 31: Village Halloween Parade

Each year 6th Ave is bombarded by more then 50,000 people decked out in the scariest, most innovative and most hilarious costumes imaginable. Numerous live bands provide tunes for the march. For all those in costume is on 6th Avenue South of Spring Street and North of Canal between 6:30- 8:30 PM

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