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Lincoln Square is in the Halloween Spirit

Oct 14, 2022
Lincoln Square is in the Halloween Spirit

Lincoln Square is full of Halloween spirit. From food to crafts to decor and parties too, there are plenty of happenings in anticipation of the scary season this year for people of all ages. 

Now through the end of October, Epicerie Boulud (1900 Broadway) is selling a Bake at Home Halloween Sugar Cookie Kit, available for shipping. Each kit includes sugar cookie dough to yield 20 cookies, Halloween cookie cutters, and royal icing for decorating. If you post your final product on Instagram and tag the cafe, you will be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card. Three winners with the most creative and chilling cookie designs will be chosen. See more details about the contest here

As part of their Grand Opening celebration, Just Food for Dogs (2025 Broadway) is having a Halloween Costume Contest hosted by Pupper West Side on Saturday, October 15th from 3pm - 5pm. There will be prizes! 

Color Me Mine (177 Amsterdam Avenue) has three Halloween-inspired painting events for everyone to enjoy:

HALLOWEEN Kids Night Out! is on Friday, October 21st, from 6pm - 8pm. It is a drop-off event for kids ages 7-12 years old. Kids will paint a pottery project, watch a kid-friendly Halloween movie, eat pizza, and have snacks. The price of the event is $45.

Witches Paint and Wine is on Friday, October 28th, with time slots from 6pm - 8pm or 7pm - 9pm. Have fun painting Halloween decor, wine glasses, pumpkins, and more. There will also be delicious food and wine (for those 21 and older). There is a $20 fee, which includes two glasses of wine and the studio fee. Pottery is additional and selected on the day of the event. Costumes are not required but HIGHLY appreciated. 

Magical Pumpkin Event! is on Sunday, October 30th, from 11am - 12pm. You will have the opportunity to create your very own dazzling ceramic UniPumpkin using acrylic paints, so you will be able to take it home the same day. There will be lots of fun decorations available for your unicorn pumpkin, including a golden horn. You will even learn some new painting techniques, and of course, have a lot of fun too! The price of the event is $45, which includes all decorations and a FREE studio fee for your next visit (value of $12). This is NOT a drop-off event, and every minor must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required.

Put together a killer outfit for MAD Museum’s Halloween screening of the 1978 noir thriller Eyes of Laura Mars on Thursday, October 27th at 7pm. Faye Dunaway stars as the glamorously controversial New York fashion photographer who suddenly develops the ability to see through the eyes of a homicidal maniac. There will be a costume contest, candy giveaways, a step-and-repeat custom-designed by Machine Dazzle to capture all the drama, and a surprise guerrilla street theater moment outside the Museum inspired by the film’s decadent fashion photography created by none other than superstar photographer Helmut Newton. General tickets are $10, and member tickets are $5.

Goddard Riverside is throwing a free, family-friendly Community Halloween Party on Friday, October 28th, from 4pm - 8pm at the Bernie Wohl Center (647 Columbus Ave). There will be face painting, costumed actors, candy making, live music, a martial arts demo, a ballet performance, and a mural and circus arts station! Costumes are encouraged, and advance registration is requested. Light refreshments will be provided. A Covid-19 Health Screening is required to enter the facility, and masks are required in common areas unless eating/drinking. 

In honor of All Hallows Eve, Ascent Lounge (10 Columbus Circle) is throwing The Witches Ball on Saturday, October 29th. All the magical horror of NYC nightlife can be found at Ascent Lounge. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes as special prizes will be given to the “Best Costume Of The Night.” Halloween-themed Spirits will be available for purchase as you enjoy the stunning Central Park views and extensive music by their resident DJ. Tickets are available from $125 - $1600 and can be booked online. Additionally, you must call (212) 823-9770 or email to confirm your reservation. You must be 21 and over to gain entry, as well as provide proof of vaccination.

La Maison du Chocolat (10 Columbus Circle) is offering a special Halloween CollectionDelight your tastebuds with their limited edition Halloween collection. From miniature chocolate treats to classic coffrets, discover the perfect treats to make this holiday delicious. Including a new praline made with slivers of roasted squash seeds & almonds, along with their classic spooky treats! For more basic candy needs, Duane Reade (1889 Broadway) and Target (1863 Broadway) are sure to have you covered. You can also visit them for costumes, decorations, crafts, and more.

If you're looking to carve a pumpkin or use a real pumpkin to decorate, stop into Whole Foods Market (10 Columbus Circle), Gourmet Garage (155 West 66th Street), or the Greenmarket at Richard Tucker Park on Thursdays and Saturdays. They are likely to have options. 

Paper Source (10 Columbus Circle) has Halloween-centric craft supplies that will bring creepy cheer to this year. Click here to view all of the craft supplies for the holiday. If you want to spice up your space with the Halloween spirit, check out the American Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Square) gift shop. They have a nice pillow, some figures, puzzles and more. West Elm (1870 Broadway), Pottery Barn (1965 Broadway), and Williams Sonoma (10 Columbus Circle) have festive options as well.

Happy Halloween!

This is not an exhaustive list of Halloween activities and shopping ideas. If you are a Lincoln Square business with any special Halloween events or treats that we missed here, let us know! 

Photo Credit: La Maison du Chocolat