• Your Guide to Halloween in Hoboken {2016 Edition}

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    Hey Hoboken!! Halloween weekend is almost here…..

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    So we’ve rounded up our favorite Hoboken Halloween happenings! That way you can focus on what costume you’re going to wear…we know it’s a difficult decision. From a 5k, a SKare house, and various costume parties…there is no shortage of things to do to celebrate this treasured holiday. What do you have planned?

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    Featured Event: The Brass Rail’s Haunted Carnival: Saturday, October 29th

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    This year The Brass Rail will host their first ever Haunted Carnival. This night will include a tarot card reader, drink & shot specials, popcorn, candy apples, cotton candy, and carnival themed games with prizes. Located at 135 Washington Street. 

    Spooktacular at The Shannon: Thursday, October 27th 

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    One of our favorite Irish bars, The Shannon, will host their Halloween party this Thursday evening. Beginning at 8PM they will offer $3 spooky shots, $5 ghoulish drink specials, $7 boo bombs, and cash prizes for the best costumes. Don’t miss this Spooktacular event. Located at 106 First Street. 

    PHI SIG SKare {Haunted} House: Friday, October 28th

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    What’s Halloween without a good scare? Visit the Phi Sig SKare House this Friday evening that promises to “SKare” anyone who enters. Tickets are just $5 with proceeds donated to the family who lost their loved one in the recent Hoboken Train Accident. Children & Families are welcome to visit from 5-7PM and Stevens Students are welcome from 8-10PM. Located at 837 Hudson Street. 

    Kolo Klub’s Day of the Dead Luau: Friday, October 28th

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    Burlesque shows, Luau-themed drinks, a DJ, costume contest, and NO COVER?This Friday evening at 9:00PM visit The Kolo Klub {located above the Biergarten} for their Day of the Dead Luau. Costumes are welcomed because there will be prizes. Located at 1422 Grand Street. 

    HHH’s 3rd Annual SPOOKtacular: Friday, October 28th

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    This Friday, Hoboken Happy Hours will host their 3rd Annual Halloween SPOOKtacular at The Ale House. Beginning at 9PM, there will be shot specials until 9:30PM, followed by $5 VDKA 6100 drinks, $3 Bud Light drafts and prizes for the BEST costumes. Located at 1034 Willow Ave. 

    Halloween Weekend at Mill’s: Friday, October 28th-Saturday, October 29th

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    Mills Tavern will host TWO nights of Halloween fun. This Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th they will have drinks specials, amazing music, and give out cash prizes to the best costumes. Located at 125 Washington Street. 

    HoBOOken 5K Halloween Run: Saturday, October 29th

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    The HoBOOken 5k will take place this Saturday morning and there’s still time for YOU to register. Before you indulge in a night of shenanigans, why not participate in the 5k that raised $50,000 for the Hoboken Shelter last year? For additional information and to register, click hereBeginning at 10:00AM on Hoboken’s Pier A.

    21st Annual Halloween Party at Black Bear: Saturday, October 29th 

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    Black Bear Bar & Grill will have their 21st Annual Halloween Party this Saturday, October 29th. Enjoy drink and shot specials {ALL DAY – doors open at 11AM} and a costume contest later in the evening. Located at 205 Washington Street. 

    SKELEBRATION at Celebrate Life Studio: Saturday, October 29th

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    Celebrate Life Studio is turning ONE this weekend and they’re celebrating with a costume party. From 2PM-3:30PM, ages 2-9 are welcome to participate in this costume party that will feature a DJ, Zumba kids dance party, Mr. Darren’s magic & music, snacks by OM Sweet Home, Halloween crafts, and a raffle — RSVP hereLocated at 1200 Park Avenue. 

    Texas Arizona’s Halloween Party: Saturday, October 29th

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    Texas Arizona will host their Halloween party on Saturday, October 29th and will feature drink specials, shot specials, and a live DJ. Located at 76 River Street. 

    House of Que’s Halloween Hoedown: Saurday, October 29th 

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    House of ‘Que will have a Halloween Hoedown costume party this Saturday. Featuring a DJ dance party and prizes for the scariest, sexiest, funniest, and best group costumes. Located at 340 Sinatra Dr. 

    Wicked Wolf’s Costume Contest: Saturday, October 29th 

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    Wicked Wolf is ready to hand out cash prizes to the most original, best group, and sexiest costume that visits them this Saturday for their costume party. Which one will you try to win? Located at 120 Sinatra Drive. 

    Cadillac Cantina’s Halloween Party: Saturday, October 29th

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    Cadillac Cantina’s Halloween party will take place Saturday, October 29th and they’re handing out VIP cards to the first 100 people in line. Get there early ladies & gents. Located at 80 River Street. 

    City Bistro’s Costume Party: Saturday, October 29th

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    Hey uptownersCity Bistro will have their costume party this Saturday. Drink specials and prizes for the best of the best costumes. Located at 56 14th Street. 

    Maxwell’s Halloween Party: Saturday, October 29th

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    Maxwells is known for their live music and this Halloween…they are not disappointing. Join them this Saturday night for live music from 8:30PM-midnight that will include — Gravy Train in their front room from 8:30PM-11:30PM {followed by DJ WHOKNOWS} and ALEO-music‘s The David Bowie Engagement in the back venue from 9:00PM-12:00AM. There is NO cover before 10PM in the front bar and tickets for The David Bowie show can be found here — don’t forget to dress up because there will be prizes.

    Willie McBride’s Costume Contest: Saturday, October 29th

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    Live music by Almost Easy and cash prizes for the best costumes are all in store for you at Willie McBride’s this Saturday. Don’t forget to call 201-681-7550 after 9PM for their free limo shuttle. Located at 616 Grand Street. 

    Halloween at the Vin: Saturday, October 29th

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    Join Grand Vin for their FIRST Halloween party this Saturday night. From 11:00PM-1:00AM you can join them for a costume party that includes a wine tasting, BOOzy punch and live music — get your tickets hereLocated at 500 Grand Street. 

    Ragamuffin Parade & Costume Contest: Monday, October 31st 

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    The Annual Hoboken Ragamuffin Parade will take place on Monday, October 31st. The parade will start at 3:30PM and will feature live music, floats, and of course, COSTUMES. To participate, the march line setup will begin at 3:15PM on Washington St {between 13th & 14th St} and the contest will take place at 4:30PM once the parade has finished —happening at the Little League Field on 5th & River for FIVE age categories. 

    However you decide to spend your Halloween weekend, we hope it’s a good one! Until next year xo 

    Featured image via @darlingindots


    Written by:

    Meg is a twenty-something “old soul” and is known to leave {red} lipstick marks on her coffee mugs. She moved to Hoboken last year for a boy {a wonderful one at that} and has happily resided uptown since. When she’s not writing our weekly events guide, she’s a real estate agent and an amateur photographer. You can usually find Meg at a local coffee shop, a hot yoga studio, or home with her two cats, Penny Lane & Lucy. She loves a good glass of wine and cooking to her favorite band, The Beatles. Show this girl a sense of humor or recommend some good fiction and she’ll love you, dearly.


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