We've said it before and we'll say it again and again: The best date to ride the subway is October 31st, when the train cars become filled with New Yorkers and visitors decked out in their Halloween best. Subway Halloween is a joyful sight that embodies the creative spirit of the city, and you can experience it all with a simple tap.
This year (and every year) we'd love to see your photos capturing the night, so please tag @MTAaway on Instagram if you find yourself riding the subway in costume (or if you spot some particularly well-dressed fellow riders)!
Dubbed "the nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event in the greatest city in the world," it's worth immersing yourself in the scene, even momentarily. This year's Grand Marshal is the legendary Laurie Anderson (in Memory of Lou Reed).
Everyone is welcome to join in the fun, either as a participant in a costume or as a spectator. The parade starts at Canal Street and 6th Avenue and goes up 6th Avenue to 15th Street, and parade organizers advise taking the subway and arriving between 6:30 and 9 p.m. Here's the map for this year's festivities.
The start of the parade is less than a minute walk from these subway lines 🎃