Macabre Greenwich Village Halloween Walking Tour

Friday, October 28th, 2022

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Note: This event is sold out. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Waiting List and Registration Note:

To be placed on the waiting list, please email You will be automatically added to our waitlist and we will reach out to those who are admitted to the main registration list via email on a rolling basis up to 24 hours prior to the event. If you do not recieve an email confirmation of registration, then there is not an available seat at the event.

Celebrate the Halloween season with Village Preservation as Joyce Gold returns this year with her Macabre Greenwich Village walking tour. Some of the spookiest stories in New York — murders, hangings, explosions, famous missing persons, specters, hauntings, and ghosts — can be found all around us in our neighborhoods —if you know where to look. Death lies in plain view —if you know where to look.

Highlights include:

  • Washington Square Park graveyard
  • The 19th century Jewish graveyard
  • Newgate prison
  • The murdered architect
  • The tale of the haunting artist
  • America’s most famous missing person
  • Hangings, and the hangman’s house
  • Edgar Allan Poe’s home and his inspiration for The Raven
  • The day the music died  

Accessibility and Seating: Please note that this is walking tour held outdoors, traversing NYC streets and sidewalks. There is limited to no seating on the tour and the run time is 90 minutes to 2 hours. 

Tour Gude: Joyce Gold is a recognized expert and educator in New York history and for over 30 years has been guiding New Yorkers and visitors alike.

Joyce’s Custom Tours give clients the best of New York just the way they want it. Her clients include scores of individuals and families, corporations, hotels, real estate developers, museums, universities, professional schools, alumni organizations, schools, religious groups, Junior Leagues, libraries, and more. In addition, Joyce offers Scheduled Tours for the public most weekends of the year.

Illustrated Talks by Joyce are another way clients can share New York with their special groups. For those looking for a comprehensive overview of Manhattan history, Joyce teaches courses at New York University.

Joyce has published two guidebooks: From Windmills to the World Trade Center: A Walking Guide through the History of Lower Manhattan and From Trout Stream to Bohemia: A Walking Guide through the History of Greenwich Village. She has contributed entries to The Encyclopedia of New York City, edited by Kenneth T. Jackson of Columbia University. Her article, “Learning on Foot: Walking Tours of New York City” appeared in the Parents League 2007 Review.

After teaching English in NYC public schools, Joyce moved to the computer field and became a systems analyst. While working at the Federal Reserve Bank in the Financial District, she came across a 100-year old book that opened her eyes to the layers of time visible as she walked the historic streets of Lower Manhattan.

Joyce first started giving weekend tours while she had a full time job as a systems analyst and later as a real estate broker. But as the demand for her tours grew and her interest in pursuing Manhattan history deepened, she made the leap, starting Joyce Gold History Tours of New York and becoming one of Manhattan’s earliest independent full-time tour guides.

Friday, October 28, 2022
6:00 pm

Friday, October 28, 2022

6:00pm – approximately 8:00pm (End time is weather dependent. The tour will run 90 minutes to 2 hours)

In-person event, registration required

Registration is sold out. See the event descripton for waitlist details.