4 Restaurants Invite Halloween Celebration and Costuming in Manhattan

It’s not too early to put together your Halloween costume for an all-out celebration this month. Four Manhattan locales are celebrating over the weekend ahead in consideration of Halloween’s October 31 work-night date.

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Alligator Pear

New kid in the Garment Center, Alligator Pear just south of Herald Square, offers up a NOLA-inspired Halloween party this year. Taking Creole and New Orleans festivity to their spooky max, the restaurant’s party will be held on Sunday, October 29 starting at 6pm and will include a costume party.  Guests will receive complimentary tarot card readings and also enjoy live DJ music. The menu is a NOLA treat, offering the only menu in NYC with an alligator dish. For reservations, visit Resy or call 646-868-7884. (150 W 30th Street at Seventh Avenue)

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The Ellington

On the Upper West Side, The Ellington will be celebrating Halloween on both October 28 and October 29 with holiday-themed events. On Saturday, guests to the American-inspired restaurant and bar are encouraged to wear costumes for a chance to win prizes from 10am to 3pm.  Musical entertainment will be provided by noted DJ Stef Nava, a perfect accompaniment to signature Halloween cocktails including the “Black Widow” (a take on the Bloody Mary with black vodka), “Witches’ Brew” (absinthe and prosecco), “Poisoned Apple Cider” (apple cider with tequila and anise), and non-alcoholic “Grave Digger” (apple cider, lemon juice, ginger beer and rosemary). Adult trick-or-treaters will choose craft goodies while children will receive candy and freshly baked, Halloween-themed cookies. The party continues on Sunday with a special Halloween brunch with live jazz and other musical entertainment from 12 Noon -3pm.

For reservations visit Resy or call (212)-281-3011. (2745 Broadway at 105th Street)

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Ellington in the Park

If your preference is for outdoor celebration, sister-establishment Ellington in the Park, invites families to celebrate from 12 Noon to 2pm with free candy, coffee and hot apple cider. The outdoor restaurant and bar are located inside Riverside Park on West 105th Street. For information, call 917-280-4533.

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Tara Rose

Popular neighborhood restaurant and bar Tara Rose will be celebrating Halloween with a costume party on Saturday, October 28 starting at 7pm. Prizes will be given for the top two costumes. The party menu features American bar food and craft cocktails. For reservations, visit Resy or call 929-602-5983. (384 Third Avenue at 28th Street)

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