Halloween in Jersey City 

Yep, that’s right, spooky week is finally here and Jersey City events are happening all over the city. Celebrate Halloween in JC in a scientific, creative, and lively way. The events consist of themes, contests, deals, and performances. So whether you want to party at night or do something wholesome during the day, this city has Halloween festivities for all residents. Check out below!


Thursday Oct 26th

Spooky Social at Liberty Science Center

Liberty Science Center’s After Dark is throwing an event every Thursday this month, and for Halloween, they’re hosting a spooky themed night. The event includes a Lady Gaga themed laser show and Monsters on the Sky planetarium show. 

In addition, guests can groove on the dance floor with the live DJ. The party still doesn’t stop there. On top of delicious food and cocktails, there is Bones’ Backyard Bar outdoor patio, and a chance to see The Science Behind Pixar premium exhibition. 

Get tickets here ($8 for Lady Gaga laser show | $8 for Monsters on the Sky planetarium show | $10 The Science Behind Pixar premium exhibition)

222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305


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Annual Treat & Greet 

Snack on some treats while meeting new peeps at Keyes Red Door Realty & Associates’s Annual Treat and Greet. The event takes place on Grand & Communipaw and will have food, games, and handouts. Costumes are optional and guests can stop by the party from 9 AM – 5PM

So make sure to stop by, no tickets required!

492 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304


Halloween Costume Party @ Brightside Tavern 

The Jersey City Rotary Club hosts a costume party at Brightside Tavern. Attend for the incredible food, drinks, and prizes! Ticket purchases go towards winter coats for the Jersey City Youth. 

Get tickets here ($60, which includes 2 drinks, buffet, and DJ)

141 Bright St, Jersey City, NJ 07302 


Halloween Costume Party with Jersey City Moms & JC Families 

Another fun Costume Party to kick off the scary weekend. Jersey City Moms and JC Families welcome all ladies to have a spectacular night. The party takes place at Dvora Rooftop and is supposed to have a DJ, spooky buffet, open bar, photo booth, and many more! 

Buy tickets here ($30; zelle also accepted)

175 Second Street, Jersey City, NJ 


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Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics

White Eagle Hall invites residents to a magical candlelight concert of Halloween classics. 

The night is supposed to be filled with horror-themed music such as Michael Jackson’s Thriller and theme songs from famous horror films such as: Halloween, BeetleJuice, The Exorcist, and many more. 

Buy tickets here  ($43 for Zone C | $52 for Zone B | $66 Zone A)

337 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, 07302-2209


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Friday Oct 27th

Mario Party: The Game Show and Halloween Costume Contest

Put your Mario hat on and play a life-size Mario board game and mini-games, and while participating in the costume contest. Sip Studios, JC is hosting the party from 7PM – 11PM 

Grab tickets here (Early Bird Player Pass $20 | Player Pass $25 | Spectator Pass $5)

140 Sip Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306


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Astor Bar Annual Halloween Bash 

This classic neighborhood bar in McGingley Square throws a halloween bash every year, and this year it’s on Friday. Have fun at Astro Bar’s Halloween party as they serve a buffet with live music performed by a DJ from 8PM – close. Guests can wear costumes, but not required. 

No tickets needed

725 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07306


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Open Mic Night at Speer Cemetery

Share your poetry, song, story, or anything you want while wearing your halloween costume. Spend a spooky night at Speer Cemetery with Golden Night Poetry, while enjoying some art. 

Free to attend, but $10 donation highly suggested)

145 Vroom Street Jersey City, NJ 


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Disaster Theatre 

Smush Gallery showcases a night of performances involving music, monologues, and themes of personal disaster. 

The following line up includes: Anna Wilson, Kim Ima, Rachel Murdy, Mamiko Usuda, Katelyn Halpern, and Paul Pinto, hosted by Benedicto Figueroa 

Grab tickets here ($15- $20) 

340 Summit Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306


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Saturday Oct 28th 

Wake and Rake Saturdays

Spend a spooky Saturday morning, bright and early at The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery. The morning involves volunteering to weed whacking and chopping wood. Start off the festive weekend by giving back to the community! 

No tickets needed!

435 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306


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South Hudson Civic Association Halloween Parade @ Lincoln Park 

Head towards Lincoln Park, which also occurs in the morning for The South Hudson Civic Association’s Annual Halloween Parade. Festivities begin at 11:30 AM and guests should expect delicious street food and free candy! 

Take advantage of this free event

1 County Rd 605, Jersey City, NJ 07304


Zombie Opera 80’s Prom 

Have a unique experience, where the vibe is a combination of scary and musical with a throwback theme. The event takes place at Hamilton Park with the following schedule planned: food trucks and face painting at 4PM, Zombie Opera at 6PM, and 80s Prom at 8PM. 

Admission is free

25 West Hamilton Place, Jersey City, NJ 07302


Day of the Dead Brunch with Mariachis

Eat an authentic Mexican brunch buffet while celebrating the Day of the Dead tradition at Los Cuernos. Halloween festivities include: face painting, prizes, dj, flower crown building, sugar skull decorating, salsa dancing, and a chance to win $500 for the costume contest. 

Reserve a table here

499 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310


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902 Brewing Co./County Halloween Event

Drink some fall flavored beers while celebrating Halloween at 902 Brewing CO

Make sure to show up, no ticket needed.

101 Pacific Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304


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Jersey City Official Halloween Bar Crawl

Spend Halloween checking out some local bars in the area at Jersey City’s Halloween Bar Crawl. A ticket includes multiple drinks and specials! In addition, guests get a map, live DJ at selective venues, and door cover charges waived. Make sure to dress up for the contest and to be featured on social media.

Purchase tickets here (Group rate $5 | Late Bird $14.99)

116 Newark Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07302 


Sunday Oct 29th 

Riverview Farmer’s Market Day of the Dead Festival 

Honor tradition during the Day of the Dead Festival at Riverview Farmers Market. Spiritually connect to loved ones through dance, music, and the parade. The event is held from 10AM – 2PM. 

Enjoy this free event!

498 Palisade Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307


Spooky Halloween Costume Clean Up

Celebrate Halloween while also giving back to the community! Wear your funny, scary, or casual costume while cleaning up the local park. Location is TBD, and will be announced on the JCleans Instagram

Free to volunteer!

Location is TBD


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Harvest Fall Festival 

Spend Halloween weekend for the Fall Festival at City Hall plaza. Bond with fellow Jersey City residents with food, music, an apple pie contest and so much more! 

Free to attend

280 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302


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Monday Oct 30th

Speed Dating with Jersey City Connects

Continue the spooky week, while meeting new peeps at Jersey City Connect’s Speed Dating event. Singles from the ages 33 – 43 are invited to attend at the Hutton Restaurant and Bar. 

Buy tickets here ($30 – $40)

225 Hutton Street Jersey City, NJ 07307 


East District Trunk or Treat 2023

Jersey City Police Department welcomes residents to the Trunk or Treat event! The festival is happening from 3PM – 6PM. 

Event is free

7th st. between Manila & Erie Jersey City, NJ 07302


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Tuesday Oct 31th 

HDSID Family Halloween Bash

On the actual day of Halloween, join the Historic District of Jersey City at the Halloween Family Bash. Take advantage of the festive games, corn mazes, treats, pumpkins, and many more! 

Attend for free!

134-158 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302


Halloween Pet Photography

Lastly, check out Kanibal & CO. as they offer photography for pets in their costumes. End the Halloween week making precious memories with your furry bestie. 

Payments for photos can be made through Zelle or Venmo

197 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302


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Happy Halloween! 

Tiffany Thomas
Author: Tiffany Thomas