From creepy Halloween-themed concerts to local family festivals, Day of the Dead comes alive in New York where fun and fright can be found and enjoyed all day and night.

The Village Halloween Parade is a perennial fave, but will prove to be even more frightening this evening, since it was cancelled last year. The theme, “Hallelujah Halloween Revival,” is an all-age event from youngsters to the young at heart. Those brave enough can catch some spine chilling thrills beginning at Spring Street and making its way to 16th Street beginning at 7 pm. For information, visit

Seeking more family-oriented fun, head to Trinity Church in the Financial District for their “Hometown Halloween” festival – free for everyone, with activities planned throughout the day. Join the fun with arts and crafts, photo opportunities and trick or treating is planned to take place from 3pm- 6pm for the children. For the costumed “kidults,” the church will be screening the classic black and white film, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Trinity Church is located at 74 Trinity Place between Rector and Thames Streets.

South Street Seaport holds a fun Halloween parade, returning this year following Hurricane Sandy’s cancellation, this is the 24th year for the parade, which is expected to get the full support of the neighborhood and local businesses. Festivities begin at 6pm at Fishbridge Park with many restaurants and bars rolling out the Halloween Specials.

Over at Battery Park City Library, a costume parade for families from 4-5 pm will be held with crafts, face painting and much more.

The Sanctuary Hotel in Midtown will have live music and DJ’s through the night with an open bar from 6-7pm…all for $20. For reservations, e-mail:

— Alejandro Ramos