Halloween at the Whitney

Celebrate Halloween with a little scare and a lot of fun at the Whitney. Grab your art-inspired costume for a weekend of festivities for all ages. Join us for dancing and drinks at an after-hours party on Thursday, Teen Night on Friday, or a special Open Studio for families on Saturday. Enjoy trick-or-treating, spooky scavenger hunts, and giveaways throughout the weekend as you take in haunted visions of NYC in Edward Hopper’s New York and more chilling art on view. The West Village is the center of Halloween in the city—cap off the revelry at the iconic Annual Village Halloween Parade.

New York Haunts Party

Thurs, Oct 27, 2022, 7:30–10 pm 
Join us downtown at the Whitney for a gothic and glittering after-hours Halloween celebration of the greatest city in the world. Dance the night away in costumes inspired by Edward Hopper’s New York—come as your favorite NYC haunts and icons. See the exhibition after dark with exclusive gallery access and mini-tours, plus enjoy special cocktails and small bites for purchase. Festive attire and artful costumes are encouraged. Whitney members can attend this special edition of Member Night for free; additional tickets are available for purchase.

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HallowTeen Night

Fri, Oct 28, 2022, 4 pm
Beware night at the Museum! New York City teens are invited to a thrilling Halloween Teen Night at the Whitney, organized by artist Corin Hewitt and our Youth Insights Leaders, inspired by the exhibition Time Management Techniques. Come in costumes and enjoy live music, dancing, artist-led workshops, a spooky photo booth, snacks, and more—just for monsters… ahem… we mean teens. This event is free for teens, but registration is required. Refreshments and art materials will be provided. Please contact Youth Programs at youthinsights@whitney.org with any questions.

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Magical Masquerade Family Day

Sat, Oct 29, 2022, 11 am–3 pm 
Little ghosts and goblins love to get creative, too! Celebrate Halloween together and make new memories with great art. Complete a mysterious scavenger hunt through Edward Hopper’s New York for a chance to win exciting prizes, join Time Management Techniques artist, Corin Hewitt, for photo-based mask-making in the Artspace, and complete hands-on family artmaking activities throughout the Museum. Don't forget to wear your costume and strike a pose in our special Halloween photo booth!

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A note on costumes
Halloween Weekend at the Whitney is an inclusive and safe celebration for all. In that spirit, we do not allow costumes that perpetuate cultural appropriation, discrimination, or violence of any kind, including fake weapons. We invite you to be inspired by the works in our collection and check out the #IAmNotACostume campaign to learn more about choosing a respectful costume.

To learn more about the accommodations offered at each program, please visit the individual event pages. Email accessfeedback@whitney.org or call (646) 666-5574 with additional questions.