Around Town: Halloween Edition

Halloween is just over a week away, so it's time to plan your party scene

Praise the holiday Gods – Halloween falls on a Friday this year. There is just about no excuse for a college student not to go out, dress up and celebrate the spookiest day of the year. But picking out exactly where you’ll go that night can be difficult. Should you go to a house party? Barhop? Stay home and watch scary movies?

From paranormal tours to costume contests to disco dancing, Buffalo is offering a host of activities on the big night.

Here’s a list of events on Oct. 31 so you can get planning for this year’s festivities.

Buffalo’s Biggest Halloween Bash

Connecticut Street Armory, 184 Connecticut St.

6 p.m.


At this bash, the person with the best costume will win $2,000. Entertainment includes DJ Sammy Diaz, That 80s Hairband and Knight Patrol. All proceeds from this Halloween party will be donated to the Variety Kids Telethon.

Halloween Ghost Tours of Buffalo Central Terminal

Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Get a chance to uncover paranormal activity as you explore the now-decommissioned Buffalo Central Terminal.

Paranormal Walks Hamburg

Meet at Main Street Ice Cream (35 Main St., Hamburg)

7 p.m.


While walking through one of Western New York’s beautiful villages, discover the link to two presidential assassination conspiracies and a variety of haunted tales.

Para-History Tours

Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive

Tours every hour from 8 p.m.-11 p.m.

$20 per person/per tour

Beyond Ghosts LLC. will educate visitors about the history of the Central Terminal and the stories of paranormal activities at the train station

Studio 54 Halloween Party

Nektar, 451 Elmwood Ave.

8 p.m. – 4 a.m.

The $5 cover includes free hors d’oeuvres, complimentary Halloween cocktail from 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. a disco-spinning DJ from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m, and house grooves from 11 p.m. – 4 a.m.

Halloween with the 12/8 Path Band

Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth St.

Doors open at 6 p.m., concert at 8 p.m.

$5 with student I.D.

African and American music performed by the 12/8 band.

Halloween Bash

Surrender Night Club, 3148 Main St.

18+ entry before 1 a.m.

This South-campus bar is hosting a Halloween party with a cash prize for “sexiest” costume.

Prom of the Dead: Lift Off on Oct. 25

Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center at 562 Genesee Street

9 p.m. - 1 a.m., 8 p.m. doors

$7 advance, $10 day of event

Ages 21-plus

This costume ball and fundraiser will launch guests into the 1960s with their space themed ballroom. The prom will include projections by video artist Brian Milbrand, space-age prom portraits and the much-anticipated costume contest.

Monster Ball Halloween Party

Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar, 253 Allen St.

9 p.m. – 4 a.m.

Seven local mixed genre DJs will be spinning

The bar will host seven DJs throughout the night as well as a costume contest with a $500 grand prize. Partygoers also have the opportunity to win Sabres or Bills tickets and gift certificated to restaurants around Buffalo.