I find Halloween a reason to eat all the candy I want in one day. I guess I didn’t get enough as a kid. These days there are plenty of adult activities to keep everyone busy. Nothing will get you more in the mood than the annual Village Parade. When your finished marching down 6th Avenue, try some of these places for treats of all kinds.
Village Halloween Parade (On 6th Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street) On October 31st, dress up and join the fun of New York’s signature parade. If you want to participate you must be in costume and line up between 6:30pm-8:30pm on 6th Avenue at Canal Street. It’s a fun excuse to dress up and act like a kid and it’s free.
Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street) All 40,000 square feet will be transformed into “Webster Hell.” There will be acrobats, dancers, DJ’s and a $5,000 costume contest. This place attracts serious costumed creative people so don’t expect some fake blood will cut it. If you’re looking for the king of parties, this is the place. Tickets start at $40.
Blind Tiger Ale House (281 Bleecker Street) If you’re thirsty after all the parade festivities, Blind Tiger will quench your thirst. They offer twenty eight rotating craft beer taps and three cask ales. Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 8pm you can save $1 off all drafts, wine and prosecco. The menu offers something for everyone including gluten free selections. I like the blistered peppers ans the veal meatball sliders (3 for $10.50).
Thunder Jackson’s (169 Bleecker Street) Thunder is a good choice if you want the party to continue. They offer different food specials daily and from 11:30am-7pm take advantage of $3 beers. Definitely visit on Monday nights for$.30 wings. They have a standard pub menu with good fries and pigs in a blanket.
John’s Pizzeria (278 Bleecker Street) If you’re looking for a kid friendly place for dinner after the parade, go to John’s. The pizza is absolutely outstanding and the atmosphere is loud and festive. John’s has one of the few coal fired brick ovens left in the city. Large pies are $16.50. No slices.