Halloween is just a couple weeks away and if you still haven’t tapped into the spirit of the holiday, fear not because New York City is filled with upcoming spook-tac-ular events (we couldn’t resist the pun) leading up to the big night. This year, some of our Untapped Halloween picks include haunted tours of old New York mansions, Green-Wood Cemetery and Fort Totten in Queens. Not to mention, there’s an all-night horror movie fest in Brooklyn and a reenactment of Michael Jackson’s Thriller in Times Square. Here’s a list of some of the off-the-beaten-track events we’re excited about for this year’s Halloween.
Do the spirits of the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House for over a hundred years, still haunt the building? According to the Merchant’s House Museum, ever since the building was converted to a museum in the 1930s “odd happenings” have occurred. Staff, neighbors, and visitors have reported strange sights, smells, and sounds. Be a part of the paranormal investigation with candlelight tours in what The New York Times has called “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House.” Tours begin October 23rd.