October 14 - 31, 2019

HudsonScare 2019

Halloween and the Hudson Square community fit each other like a glove. Each year many local companies hold parties and events which encourage our media, communications, design and other professionals to take advantage of Halloween as an opportunity to express their imagination and originality. On the streets, Hudson Square becomes Hudson Scare every October, with spooky specials, costume contents and eerie displays.

This year we continue to embrace Halloween with events throughout the neighborhood.
Join us and celebrate Halloween:

  • Spooky Concoctions and $10 Cocktailsexpand +

    Spooky Concoctions and $10 Cocktails

    October 15th-31st

    Hudson Square’s local mixologists, baristas and smoothie specialists crafted seasonal Halloween cocktails and concoctions to celebrate the season and showcase their creativity. $10 discounted Cocktails will be available from Tuesday October 15th – Thursday October 31st

    • Whitman’s Halloween Cocktail


      Writer’s Eye

      Bulleit Bourbon, Chambord Black Raspberry & Currant Liquor, Red Vermouth & Orange Bitters, Lychee & Blueberry Garnish


    • Seven Grams Caffé Pumpkin Spice Latte

      Seven Grams Caffé

      Pumpkin Spice Latte

      Includes milk of choice, espresso and a house made pumpkin spice mix


    • Brooklyneer Halloween Cocktail


      Blood & Brimstone

      Highland Park 12 year old Viking Honour, Heering Cherry Liqueur, Punt e Mes, Fresh orange juice, Borghetti Espresso Liqueur


    • Adoro Lei Halloween Cocktail

      Adoro Lei

      Silent Assassin Punch

      Reposado Tequila, Lemon Juice, Honey Syrup, Cherry Liqueur, Grapefruit juice, Absinthe, Club Soda


    • Café Altro Paradiso Halloween cocktail

      Café Altro Paradiso

      Tumeric infused Dolin blan vermouth, Amontillado Sherry, Cinnamon Syrup, Lemon *Please note that Cafe Altro Paradiso closes at 5pm on the 31st.


    • Arlo Hotel

      The Jason

      Woodford Reserve Rye, Cinnamon, raspberry, egg white


  • Forevermore, Halloween installationexpand +



    October 14th-31st

    This year we hired artists, Vicky Shum + Zofi Lipton, to create a spooky art installation entitled Forevermore in our Hudson Square Standard trees that will decorate the streets and encourage people to explore the neighborhood. Inspired by our trees, they have created a murder of crows out of recycled plastic bags for 72 trees throughout Hudson Square’s streets, Spring Street Park and Freeman Plaza East and West. This festive and thoughtful installation reflects the environmentally conscious and passionate values of our community. This Hudson Scare we invite pedestrians to enjoy the art and think of its message.

  • Compete in our online costume contestsexpand +


    Halloween costume contests

    October 14th-31st

    This year we’re bringing you double the costume contests!

    For our first content, we’re taking the best of the best and putting them in the battle royal of costume contests. Local Hudson Square companies will be submitting the winners of their costumes contests and YOU get to vote on who’s costume reigns supreme. Follow along and vote our Facebook and Instagram pages for more.

    Our second costume contest is for everyone! We want to see you in your #HudsonScare best. Submit your photo by 10/31/19 at 12:00pm to @hudsonsquarenyc or email it to info@hudsonsquarebid.org. The winner will receive a $100 gift card to their favorite local establishment. Must be following @hudsonsquarenyc to win. Contest will take place on 11/1/19 and voting will be through our Facebook and Instagram pages.