LGBTQ Halloween Events to Attend in NYC

There’s no shortage of LGBT and gay Halloween events in NYC this time of year. Rivaling NYC’s Gay Pride Parade in enthusiasm, costumes and all around queerness is the annual Village Halloween Parade down Sixth Avenue. But the LGBT Halloween fun doesn’t have to stop with NYC’s biggest parade or haunted places. Halloween parties, comedy shows, daytime raves and more celebrate the haunted season with killer LGBT events perfect for showing off your fabulous Halloween costume—after loading up on all of the candy, of course.


The Sharon Needles Halloween Special

Self-proclaimed Queen of Halloween and Drag Race season-four winner Sharon Needles will be spooking and serenading the masses at her Halloween spectacular. Be dressed to kill for this solo “frock-y horror show.” October 6-October 15

Saturday Matinee: Queer Halloween Edition

If you can’t wait to party until it gets dark—or even until it’s officially Halloweekend—head to Dyke Bar Takeover’s daytime celebration of all things spooky and queer and mix and mingle over pumpkin pie, live performances and other pumpkin-related activities. October 15

Final Resting Place for the Famous Among Us

For those whose interest in cemeteries peaks around Halloween, this Out Professionals tour of Green-Wood Cemetery’s final resting places for LGBT celebrities and heroes will be your perfect October day. October 29

Madame Tussaud’s Halloween

All eight floors of the Times Square wax museum, which is creepy enough on an average day, will be decked out in a haunted wonderland of drag. Brandon Voss’ annual party will include a spooky show featuring Willam of RuPaul’s Drag Racefame. October 29


Hot Rabbit Bad Habit Halloween Edition, Hell Yes!

The weekly party for queer women and beyond will get a spooky makeover with a haunted warehouse theme, zombie vogue by the House of Olympus, a performance by Andrew Barrett Cox & the Cosmic Generation, special DJ sets and a costume contest with special prizes (including a $500 grand prize). October 29

2 Queers and a Bitch Halloween Show

If laughing is more your beat than shrieking in horror (though who says you can’t do both), head to this humorous Halloween celebration promising both tricks and treats, stand-up comedians, sketch comedy and, of course, a costume contest. Prepare to laugh and be laughed at. October 29

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Lose your RHPS virginity or do the time warp yet again as Elizabeth James hosts this Halloween viewing of the cult classic. Prop bags will be for sale before the screening, and a costume content will determine whose dramatic corset is scarily best. October 30

The Only Blood Bath

RuPaul's Drag Race winner Bob the Drag Queen and runner-up Kim Chi will host a ghoulishly glamorous Halloween dance party in Hell's Kitchen. A $3,000 cash prize will be awarded for best costume. October 30

Fifth Annual Night of Living Drag

The Cast of RuPaul's All Star Drag Race Season Two rises again as drag zombies kill it on stage with host Shangela and haunting performances by Adore Delano, Alyssa Edwards, Katya and more reincarnated cast members. October 31