8 Spooky Things to Do this Halloween Weekend in Harlem and Beyond

Updated: Oct 30


A Dia de los Muertos altar at El Museo in previous years.

Day of the Dead altar art, a virtual crypt crawl, a pup costume contest, and more fun things to see and do this Halloween weekend in Harlem.


Virtual Crypt Crawl at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

Friday, October 29 6pm-7pm, $10

Via Zoom

Go on a virtual tour of the Cathedral's rarely-accessible crypt while hearing stories about the entombed and more.


Cocktails & Culture: Halloween Masquerade Party

Friday, October 29 at 6pm

East Harlem The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave at E 103rd St

Come as your favorite '80s music star (the museum's main exhibit is about the '80s music scene in NYC), see Teatro SEA's giant puppets, catch a special "Thriller" performance by Purssophonie, and more.


Halloween 2021 at Barawine

Fri & Sat 4pm-11pm (bar menu until 1am), Sun noon-10pm

Central Harem Barawine, 200 Lenox Ave at W 120th St

This French restaurant has gone all out for Halloween. Look for ravens, dapper skeletons and—best of all—silent movies from the 1920s including The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu and more.


Dia de los Muertos en El Barrio

Saturday, October 30 1pm-6pm; FREE

East Harlem La Marqueta, 1616 Park Ave at E 115th St

Hosted by El Museo del Barrio and Union Settlement, this year's Dia de los Muertos celebration in East Harlem moves to the public space in La Marqueta. Stop by to see the altar by artist Adrian 'Viajero' Roman, live performances by Ballet Folklorico de Mexico en Nueva York, Danza Tolteca Chichimeca, and Mazarte Mexican Dance Company, plus art-making workshops.


Harlem Grown Halloween Festival

Sunday, October 31 10am-2pm; FREE

Central Harlem 134th Street Farm, 118 W 134th St between Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvds

Harlem Grown's 134th Street farm has a haunted house, face painting, crafts with pumpkins, and more. Costumes are encouraged!


Howl-o-ween in Harlem

Sunday, October 31 11am-4pm

Sugar Hill 734 St. Nicholas Ave and W 147th St (in front of Harlem Doggie Day Spa)

Stop by the front of Harlem Doggie Day Spa for a pup costume contest, trick-or-treat snacks, and more.


Open Streets Trick or Treat

Sunday, October 31 2pm-6pm

East Harlem Pleasant Ave and E 118th St

East Harlem 101st St and Lexington Ave

Head to these two East Harlem Open Streets for trick-or-treating, pumpkin pics and more Halloween fun with the kids.


The Porch Halloween Party

Sunday, October 31 6:30pm-11pm

Sugar Hill 750A St. Nicholas Ave between W 147th and W 148th Sts

This new live music venue is celebrating Halloween with music by Funkrust Brass Band and Fairy Best Life, food and drinks by Hex & Co, live body art, projections, and more. Wear a costume.


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