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Announcing: Call for Ideas for Haunted Houses and Halloween Experiences on Governors Island


Proposal deadline extended to September 7, 2018

The Trust for Governors Island invites entertainment companies, producers of live attractions and organizations specializing in immersive, theatrical experiences to submit proposals for one or a series of haunted houses or other Halloween experiences on Governors Island for Halloween 2018. This is an exciting opportunity to transform the Island’s historic mansions on Colonels Row into a thrilling seasonal attraction in one of New York City’s most unique and beloved public spaces and recreational destinations with a diverse, fast-growing audience. Thousands of visitors attended Halloween events on Governors Island in 2017, the first year the Island was open to the public in October.

Building on this success, the Trust seeks proposals for a haunted house experience in October, 2018 that amplifies the existing character and spooky atmosphere of these stately, nineteenth-century mansions to create an unforgettable Halloween adventure. Proposals will complement additional Halloween programming on Governors Island, including a pumpkin patch and trick or treating.

Read the full call for ideas.