our biggest halloween event roundup ever! because this is such a big list, we broke it out into three sections:
• parties + events
• movies
• pets
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parties + events

thru 11/1: you’ll be dying to check out of the ridgewood asylum, an interactive haunted house experience at the deep end (ridgewood)., $10. >>

thru 10/31: city tech’s resident theatrical troupe, theaterworks, brings back their annual gravesend inn haunted hotel attraction for its 20th year. voorhees theatre (downtown brooklyn), $10 general, $5 students. >>

thru 10/27: go cover band crazy at gutter bar’s gutterweeeeeeeen, where nearly 30 bands will perform the catalogues of amy winehouse, blondie, bowie, queens of the stone age, nirvana, the b-52s, the kinks, and many others over three nights on two stages. gutter bar (williamsburg), free. >>

10/25 9pm: hocus pocus… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

10/25 9pm: the fun folks of ukulele cabaret perform the rocky horror picture show… on ukulele. with costumes. kgb bar (east village), free. >>

10/25 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: find out what happens when scary things happen to funny people at backfat variety show’s annual storytelling show of comedians with ghost stories. union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

10/25 10pm: dance your braiiiiiiins out at the dirty thursday zombie prom. prizes for best undead looks and zombie prom king + queen. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

rescheduled to 10/28-30 due to weather 10/26-28: honor and revere deceased family members and ancestors at the annual day of the dead marketplace and fest, presented by mano a mano: mexican culture without borders. east yard of st. mark’s church in-the-bowery (east village), free admission. >>

10/26 4pm, 5pm (+ 10/27 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm): hear stories of the entombed and learn the origins of halloween as a celtic new year celebration at the cathedral church of st john the divine’s annual crypt crawl. bring a flashlight. $25 general, $20 students/seniors. >>

10/26 6pm: pumpkitecture! 20 nyc-based architecture firms will go gourd to gourd at the third annual architectural pumpkin carving competition. the center for architecture (greenwich village), $15 admission includes food and beverages. >>

10/26 6pm-midnight: shop 25+ punk, rock, goth, kawaii, and lolita fashion/jewelry/art vendors at the fascination street halloween market. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free admission. >>

10/26 7pm, 10pm: the cathedral church of saint john the divine’s annual halloween extravaganza returns with a screening of f.w. murnau’s nosferatu (1922) with live organ accompaniment, followed by ralph lee’s mettawee river theater company’s procession of ghouls. $27.50. >>

10/26 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm (thru 10/28): get spooked at woodlawn cemetery’s illuminated mausoleum moonlight tours. woodlawn cemetery (bronx). $20. >>

10/26 7-10pm (monthly): there’ll be no shushing at the library after hours party. tonight’s annual ‘halloween masquerade’ theme includes a literary costume parade co-judged by project runway‘s tim gunn, displays of ghoulish archival photos + rare books, 16mm film screenings, music, arts + crafts, and more. food + drinks will be available for purchase. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west), $15 adv for guaranteed admission, or pay-what-you-wish at the door. >>

10/26 7-11pm: the museum of the city of new york hosts night of noir: a kubrick halloween, a film noir halloween party inspired by the black and white photos of the exhibition, through a different lens: stanley kubrick photographs. museum of the city of new york (east harlem), $25 adv, $35 door. >>

10/26 7pm doors: go cover band crazy with bands performing the catalogues of the strokes, the ramones, ‘sly and the rolling stones,’ and radiohead. mercury lounge (les), $10. >>

10/26 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: dive into the steamy world of teen heartthrob archie and the rest of the gang through sketch comedy at the riverdale live halloween squirtacular. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

10/26 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: go cover band crazy with bands performing the catalogues of sublime, weezer, the wonder years, and belmont. gold sounds (bushwick), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

10/26 8pm (+ 10/27 7pm + 10pm): catch a chariot over to heartbeat opera’s fifth annual halloween drag extravaganza, dragus maximus: a homersexual opera odyssey. roulette (boerum hill), $25-50 (optional $10 open bar must be purchased in advance). >>

10/26 8pm (+ 10/27): spellbound: ‘an intimate, immersive evening of exploring transformation through ritual, with dreamy atmospheric music, magickal potions, and interactions both gentle and intense.’ gemini + scorpio loft (gowanus), $25+. >>

10/26 9:30pm: dress as your favorite musician of the decade or wear your halloween costume at secretformula’s 2000s music video sing-along. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

10/26 10pm: lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s thou wilt scream, where actors under the influence will perform a shakespearean adaptation of scream while the audience plays drinking games. the players theatre (west village), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg $12) admission includes a drink. >>

10/26 10pm: change channels and control your own dance party at the halloween quiet clubbing party. note: a credit or debit card is required to borrow headphones. the garden at studio square (astoria), $20 adv, $25 door admission includes a beer and two raffle tickets. >>

10/26 10pm: you’re being watched at ladyfag’s get ready halloween party, featuring music by michael magnan, kenan orr, jd samson, and more. kings hall (east williamsburg/bushwick), $30. >>

10/26 10:30pm: exorcise the demons of proms past at the skint’s prom from hell halloween party, featuring music of the 1980s-2000s spun by djs brendan + bianca, horror movie projections by music video time machine, a photo booth by nikki, a costume contest, spiked drink specials, and 100 pounds of free candy. littlefield (gowanus), $7 adv, $10 door. update: pre-sale tickets are sold out. an additional 50 $10 tickets will be available at the venue when doors open at 10:30pm. after those have sold, the venue will release more if/when space allows after 12:30am.>>

10/26 10:30pm: danse macabre at arkham’s annual samhain party, a night of goth/industrial/ebm/darkwave/post-punk djs, horror projections, tarot readings, and absinthe cocktails. costumes encouraged. bizarre bushwick (bushwick), free admission. >>

10/26 11:30pm: join in the halloween edition of the black parade, a monthly emo, pop-punk, and 2000s alternative party at knitting factory (williamsburg). $10. >>

10/27-28 10am-5pm: purchase the perfect pumpkin at pumpkin point, governors island’s second annual pumpkin patch that will also include pumpkin painting, live music, a beer garden, food, and more. nolan park at governors island, free admission. >>

10/27 various times: treat yourself to free halloween-themed comics at participating shops during the annual halloween comicfest, offering more than 20 unique titles this year. costume wearers could win a $100 or 500 shopping spree. >>

10/27 12pm-4am: videology opens its doors one last time for a suspiria halloween costume party. videology (williamsburg), free. >>

10/27-28 1-6pm (+ 10/31 1-5pm): found footage, a new immersive installation in a governors island house, takes audiences on a multimedia, multi-floor discovery about the disappearance of the crew of a low-budget paranormal investigation tv show. house 403 at colonels row (governors island), free. >>

10/27 2-5pm: sample six candy, wine + spirit pairings at bottlerocket’s 13th annual halloween candy and wine + spirit tasting in their flatiron shop. free. >>

10/27 6pm: go cover band crazy with bands performing the catalogues of the beatles, nirvana, pj harvey, and june carter + johnny cash. trans-pecos (ridgewood), $10. >>

10/27 6pm-10:30pm: live out your twin peaks dreams at halloween in the black lodge, presented by ‘occult electronic doom dance’ trio a place both wonderful and strange. elsewhere (east williamsburg/bushwick), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

10/27 6pm-midnight: mister saturday night’s annual mister halloween night party takes over nowadays (ridgewood) with music spun by eamon harkin and justin carter. $25. >>

10/27 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: hosts brandon collins and justin brown bring a live taping of their medium popcorn podcast to brooklyn for a night dissecting candyman 2: farewell to the flesh (1995). littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

10/27 8pm: go cover band crazy with bands performing the catalogues of the cramps, deftones, van halen, and no doubt. sunnyvale (east williamsburg), $10. >>

10/27 8pm: go cover band crazy with bands performing the catalogues of sacrilege, danzig, motörhead, plasmatics, and many more. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $10 admission benefits the washington heights corner project. >>

10/27 8pm: go cover band crazy with bands performing the catalogues of drake, stevie wonder, the black eyed peas, the ramones, and no doubt. the kingsland (greenpoint), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

10/27 8:30pm doors, 9pm show: rubulad presents: disco of the doomed, with live music and djs, go-go, projections, tarot readings, and more. bushwick location given with rsvp. $15 adv or before 9pm, $20 otherwise. >>

10/27 8:30pm: party inside a century-old mansion in midtown at ny adventure club’s halloween speakeasy party, and enjoy your first drink free, parlor games, and interactive antique decor and props courtesy of the museum of interesting things. midtown location given with rsvp, $30. >>

10/27 9pm: have a night to dismember at the cobra club’s seventh annual zombie prom, with djs, karaoke, cupcakes, and a photo booth. the cobra club (bushwick), free. >>

10/27 10pm: things go bump in the night at the young adult friction indie/alt halloween dance party. the windjammer (ridgewood), free. >>

10/27 10pm: go back to the future old school all-rap halloween spooktacular. costumes strongly recommended. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

10/27 10pm: the rub’s halloween party serves up its signature mix of hip-hop, r+b, dancehall, and house at the bell house (gowanus). $15. >>

10/27 10pm: members of the band hot chip provide their dj services to good room’s halloween party in greenpoint. $25 adv, $30 door. >>

10/27 10pm: club glow’s annual doll gang massacre party features live music and dj sets by le chat, gang gang dance, juliana huxtable, anthony dicap, and more. knockdown center (maspeth), $30-35. >>

10/27 10:30pm doors: get bibbidy-bobbidy boozed while hearing your fave disney tracks and classics from former mouseketeers britney, miley, justin, and others at the be our guest disney dj night‘s halloween party. mercury lounge (les), $11 adv, $15 door. >>

10/27 11:30pm: plug in at the nightwav synthwave halloween party. saint vitus (greenpoint), free before midnight with rsvp, $10 otherwise. >>

10/27 11pm: the monthly be cute queer dance party gets even more glam for their annual halloween party. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

10/27 11pm doors, midnight show: be saved by the 90s with cover band the bayside tigers at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

10/27 11:30pm: dance to justice, mstrkrft, chromeo, and more electronic music from 2007-2009 spun by alex english, flying horse, and guests at a halloween edition of the monthly d.a.n.c.e. blog haus night party. knitting factory (williamsburg), free before midnight with rsvp, $10 otherwise. >>

10/28 1pm: go on a guided spirited stroll of green-wood cemetery, and hear tales of murder, mayhem, spirits, and the bizarre. as a bonus, you’ll also get to tour the catacombs, which are normally closed to the public. $25. >>

10/28 1-7pm: the greenpointers samhain fall market brings 60 curated local vendors, plus psychic readings, spirit drawings, tarot readings, nail art, mulled cider, and more to greenpoint loft. free admission. >>

10/28 1-7pm: time warp zine and the shadow present a free show in tompkins square park featuring skull caster, night gallery, soulcake, the gorgeous ladies of bloodwrestling, and more. >>

10/28 4-7pm: enjoy a family-friendly, early evening of pumpkin carving, crafting, spooky stories, costumes, and a pumpkin flotilla at central park’s charles a. dana discovery center. free. >>

10/28 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: go cover band crazy with bands performing the catalogues of the white stripes, the stooges, devo, nirvana, and elliott smith. our wicked lady (bushwick), $8. >>

10/28 7pm, 9pm: celebrate halloween salem style with i put a spell on you: the return of the sanderson sisters, starring jay armstrong johnson (‘raoul’ in phantom of the opera on broadway). le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $20+. >>

10/29 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: 50 comedians perform in the style of their favorite comedy idols at the 11th annual schtick or treat show. hosted by mark normand (conan) and matt ruby (girl code). knitting factory (williamsburg), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

10/30 7pm: astoria bookshop hosts a spooky storytime + open mic by candlelight. astoria bookshop (astoria), free. >>

10/30 7pm: women that rock, a platform dedicated to supporting up-and-coming women in music, hosts a halloween concert with performances by female-fronted bands mrs. smith, ruby the hatchet, monte, fern mayo, clever girls, and the values. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

10/30 7:30-10:30pm: spend the evening immersed in magic at the harry potter: a history of magic exhibition. drinks will be available for purchase. new-york historical society museum + library (uws), $35 general, $25 students. >>

10/30 8pm: go cover band crazy with bands performing the catalogues of gary numan, x, the go-go’s, razorhead, and mazzy star. alphaville (bushwick), free. >>

10/30 8pm doors, 8pm show: the annual sally can’t dance halloween party and tribute to the cramps features more than 15 musicians, djs jonathan toubin + howie pyro, and host michael t. the bowery electric (east village), $20. >>

10/30 9pm: women-run collective xoxa hosts house of senses: resurrection, a multi-sensory dance party with an interactive senses garden installation. house of yes (bushwick), $25. >>

10/30 9:30pm: improv team straight to video will create a cliché-ridden, improvised horror movie based on audience suggestions at the tank (midtown west). $7. >>

10/31 2pm: take a haunted history tour of fraunces tavern (fidi). included with regular admission ($7 general, $4 students/seniors). >>

10/31 3pm, 6:30pm: kids take over washington square park (3pm) and park slope (6:30pm) for annual childrens’ halloween parades. free.

10/31 3pm-close: arrive at chipotle in costume, get a burrito, bowl, salad, or tacos for just $4. >>

10/31 4pm, 7:30pm: nonstop theater, ballroom dancing, and a costume competition take over theater for the new city for their annual village halloween costume ball (7:30pm, $20). outdoor entertainment, free to the public, starts at 4pm. >>

10/31 6pm-1am: go vintage at the salon’s sixth annual halloween stomp, featuring hot jazz, blues and swing bands, djs, burlesque, and a costume contest. free dance lesson at 7:15pm. the dl (les), $25 adv, $30 door. >>

10/31 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: brooklyn historical society opens its doors for boos in the borough, an evening of local ghost tales, an exploration of funerary traditions, and more things macabre. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights). free admission. >>

10/31 6:30pm: scared to death: the art of a good mystery: a panel of mystery writers discusses the art and craft that goes into developing a tale both chilling and convincing at nypl mid-manhattan library. free (rsvp). >>

10/31 6:30pm: visit the catacombs of green-wood cemetery after-dark, guided only by your flashlight. note: costumes not allowed. $25. >>

10/31 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: you won’t have to stay up late to catch midnight society’s why you’re still scared of the dark storytelling show, but you might have trouble sleeping after. caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

10/31 7pm (monthly): pop!: a pop-culture bingo party is headed to hogwarts for this month’s harry potter edition, filled with video clips, mini games, and chances to win food, drinks, and more. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 bingo cards. >>

sponsored: 10/31 7-10pm: industry city and the bell house are throwing a free halloween dance party in courtyard 1/2 with herbert holler on the decks. everyone in costume gets 2 for 1 beer, wine or well drinks all night – so be sure to dress up (+ there is a prize for most original costume)! free admission (rsvp). >>

10/31 7-11pm: 35 bands, hundreds of giant puppets, and thousands of costumed marchers take over 6th avenue from spring to 16th streets for the 45th annual village halloween parade. anyone in costume can join in the line-up at 6th ave + canal street 6:30-8:30pm. >>

10/31 7pm doors: demonically costumed metal band gwar brings a hell of a show to irving plaza (union square). $25. >>

10/31 7pm doors, 8:30pm show: feel quicker than a ray of fright at the 15th annual madonnathon halloween party, a tribute show with more than 20 performers. highline ballroom (chelsea), $25 adv, $30 dos. >>

10/31 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s or 90s movie and turns the whole thing into– you guessed it, a drinking game. tonight, stumble with them through hocus pocus, brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $15. >>

10/31 8pm: jonathan toubin’s 13th annual new york night train haunted hop party takes over knockdown center with live music by a dozen cover bands. knockdown center (maspeth), $25 adv, $30 dos. >>

10/31 8pm doors, 9pm show: have a dfa records halloween, with live music by guerilla toss and what cheer? brigade, plus dj sets by the juan maclean and stud1nt. market hotel (bushwick), $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

10/31 8pm doors, 9pm show: electronic music act the crystal method brings its signature sound to good room (greenpoint). $20 adv, $25 dos. >>

10/31 9pm: showgirl anna copa cabanna promises at least six costume changes at the fourth annual halloween s(t)inging spooktacular, a piano bar sing-along with pianist joe mcginty and the assistance of a robotizer, if you wish. sid gold’s request room (chelsea), $10 admission benefits puerto rico disaster relief. >>

10/31 9pm doors, 10pm show: fleetmac wood, a uk dj collective and party dedicated to remixes and edits of fleetwood mac and solo projects, presents rhiannon’s revenge at le poisson rouge (greenwich village). $18 adv, $22 dos. >>

10/31 9:30pm: celebrate dead disco and dead divas at club cumming, hosted by blake deadly and featuring fierce performances by janis, judy, bowie, and many more. club cumming (east village), $10 adv, $20 dos. >>


thru 10/31: bushwick’s syndicated continues to get into the halloween spirit with screenings of young frankenstein, suspiria, the ring, a nightmare on elm street, carrie, and others. $7. >>

10/25 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: ghostface walks among us at little cinema’s immersive screening of wes craven’s scream (1996), re-imagined with dance performances by the love show, audiovisual remixing, trivia, and more. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), $25. >>

10/25 9pm: the flushing remonstrance (duo catherine cramer + robert kennedy) resurrect their live score for f.w. murnau’s nosferatu (1922) at the letlove inn (astoria). free (donations appreciated). >>

10/26-11/1: a woman’s bite: cinema’s sapphic vampires. quad cinemas (west village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

10/26-11/1: ghosts and monsters: postwar japanese horror. bamcinematek (fort greene), $15. >>

10/26-31: maniac and zombie with william lustig q+a, vampyros lesbos, count dracula, bloody moon, and halloween at the roxy cinema (tribeca). $12. >>

10/26-27: lic fear returns horror film festival. plaxall gallery (lic), free. >>

10/26 midnight: a nightmare on elm street 3: dream warriors drinking game. videology (williamsburg), $12. >>

10/27 6pm: night of the living dead (1968). prospect park, free. >>

10/28 7pm: at the hoff’s horrorfest show, comedian hoff matthews hosts a screening of the purge, interspersed with comedy bits and prize giveaways. 61 local (cobble hill), free. >>

10/29 8pm: halloween trivia and hocus pocus screening. parklife (gowanus), free. >>

10/30 7:30pm: little shop of horrors directors cut with post-screening q+a with director frank oz. schimmel center at pace university (civic center/fidi), $10 plus ticket fees here (reg. $20). >>

10/30 8pm: john carpenter’s the thing with an improvised score by dave harrington group. san damiano mission (greenpoint), $20. >>

10/30 8:30pm: night of the living dead with a live score by morricone youth. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $10. >>

10/30 9pm: it’s the great pumpkin, charlie brown. parklife (gowanus), free. >>

10/31 6pm: chris + colin’s annual excellent halloween movie-thon: night of the living dead, evil dead ii, and halloween. q.e.d. (astoria), free. >>

10/31 7pm doors, 8pm show: the rocky horror picture show live karaoke revue + extravaganza presented by the occasionalists. the bell house (gowanus), $12+ adv, $15 dos admission benefits the center for anti-violence education. >>

10/31 7:30pm: hocus pocus 25th anniversary halloween screening. sva theatre (chelsea), free. >>

10/31 8pm: poprally’s annual hallowscreen returns to the museum of modern art with a screening of frankenstein must be destroyed (1969), dancing, hands-on art making, and an open bar. museum of modern art (midtown west), $20. >>

10/31 8:30pm: the tingler. film forum (south village), $15. >>

10/31 9pm: halloween. parklife (gowanus), free. >>

10/31 9pm: psycho. village east cinema, $15. >>


10/27 12pm: the 17th annual battery park city puppy parade. >>

10/27 12pm: vice halloween dog pawty at villain (williamsburg). >>

10/27 12pm: doggie costume contest at socrates sculpture park’s halloween harvest festival. >>

10/28 10am: the dog costume parade at the high line hotel’s garden. >>

10/28 11am: the annual halloween dog costume contest in washington square park. >>

10/28 11:30am: the 20th annual great pupkin dog costume contest in fort greene park. >>

10/28 12pm: the 28th annual tompkins square halloween dog parade (which will actually be held at the east river park amphitheater). >>

10/28 12-5pm: the 11th annual sean casey animal rescue howl-o-ween bark block party (windsor terrace). >>

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