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parties + events

thru 11/1: the deep end’s interactive haunted attraction, the ridgewood slaughterhouse: the nightmare begins, returns for spooky season. the deep end (ridgewood), $15. >>

thru 10/31: get your pumpkin drink on at loreley restaurant + biergarten’s pumpkin keg happy hours, pumpkin spice wednesdays, día de los muertos party (10/25), and haunted beer garden halloween party (10/26 +10/31). loreley restaurant + biergarten (les), pay-as-you-go. >>

thru 10/27: go out of your gourd at night of 1,000 jack o’lanterns, an immersive display of 1,000 illuminated, hand-carved jack o’ lanterns on governors island. $26 (10-50% discounts are available on the website for select dates/times). >>

10/23 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: 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 from watching it once last week, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

10/24 9pm: ukulele cabaret presents the rocky horror picture show. on ukulele, of course. the red room at kgb bar (east village), free admission, two-drink minimum. >>

10/24 10pm: dead can dance at the dirty thursday zombie prom. prizes for best undead looks and zombie prom king + queen. house of yes (bushwick), free admission. >>

10/25-31: the scary students of new york city college of technology’s theaterworks resurrect their annual gravesend inn haunted hotel attraction. voorhees theatre (downtown brooklyn), $10 general, $5 students. >>

10/25-27: honor and revere deceased family members and ancestors at mano a mano’s annual day of the dead marketplace and fest. east yard of st. mark’s church in-the-bowery (east village), free admission. >>

10/25 4pm, 5pm (+ 10/26 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm): crypt crawl: creep into a cathedral’s crypt and hear stories of the entombed while learning the origins of halloween as a celtic new year celebration. the cathedral church of saint john the divine (morningside heights), $25 general, $20 students/seniors. >>

10/25 6pm: 20 nyc-based architecture firms go gourd to gourd at the annual pumpkitecture architectural pumpkin carving competition. part of the annual archtober architecture and design festival. the center for architecture (greenwich village), $15 admission includes food and beverages. >>

10/25 7pm: a place both wonderful and strange presents black lodge/white noise, an immersive david lynch + david bowie halloween celebration featuring themed performances, live music, dj sets, and an audio-visual performance of the laura palmer deviations (originally commissioned by the david lynch foundation). 3 dollar bill (east williamsburg/bushwick), $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

10/25 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm (thru 10/27): visit the dead at one of woodlawn cemetery’s annual moonlight illuminated mausoleum tours. woodlawn cemetery (bronx). $25. >>

10/25 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 a procession of ghouls courtesy of ralph lee’s mettawee river theater company. the cathedral church of saint john the divine (morningside heights), $27.50. >>

10/25 7-10:30pm: (monthly): there’ll be no shushing at the library after hours party. tonight’s third annual literary costume halloween masquerade, hosted by project runway‘s tim gunn, includes horror readings, a display of spooky items from the library’s archives, 16mm film screenings, music, and more. food + drinks will be available for purchase. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west), $15 adv for priority admission at 7pm, or pay-what-you-wish at the door starting at 8pm. >>

10/25 8:30pm: play parlor games and examine antique decor and props at ny adventure club’s annual halloween speakeasy party, set inside a century-old mansion. kips bay location provided with ticket purchase, $30 includes a drink. >>

10/25 9pm (+ 10/26): gemini + scorpio’s annual masquerade macabre halloween party goes west with an immersive oregon trail game, live music, a dj, aerial + sideshow performances, absinthe, and more. crown heights location provided with ticket purchase, $35+. >>

10/25 10pm: choose from three rooms to dance to emo, pop-punk, ’90s alternative, and indie electronic music at the halloween massacre party. costume contest with cash prizes. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $20-25. >>

10/25 10:30pm: keep things hot and sweaty for just a little longer and celebrate things that go bunk in the night at the skint’s wet haunt american summer halloween party, a halloween blowout featuring music spun by djs brendan + bianca, a photo booth, spiked drink specials, a costume contest, and 100 pounds of free candy. $7 adv, $10 door. >>

10/25 11pm: london-based party r + she: the queens of hip hop and r+b returns to brooklyn for an all-90s edition. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $8 door (reduced admission if dressed as a 90s pop star). >>

10/26-27: pick your perfect pumpkin at pumpkin point, governors island’s third annual family-friendly pumpkin patch. nolan park at governors island, free admission. >>

10/26 various times: trick or read! participating comic book shops will offer free halloween-themed comic books during the annual halloween comicfest. costume wearers who register online could win a $50 or $500 shopping spree. >>

10/26 12pm (+10/27): hear tales of murder, mayhem, spirits, and the bizarre while taking a guided, spirited stroll of green-wood cemetery. $25. >>

10/26 12-5pm: try out new games and meet their developers at playcrafting’s annual halloween game expo. costumes welcome. microsoft times square, free. >>

10/26 2-5pm: adults can treat themselves to six candy + booze pairings at bottlerocket’s 14th annual halloween candy + wine/spirits tasting. bottlerocket (flatiron), free. >>

10/26 3pm-8pm: be amongst happy phantoms and hounds of love at the kate bush + tori amos and weird sisters of pop halloween tea party. club cumming (east village), free admission. >>

10/26 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: cover bands! amy winehouse, mac miller, nirvana, the clash, and the kinks. knitting factory (williamsburg), $12 adv, $14 dos. >>

10/26 7pm: cover bands! blink 182, judas priest, bad brains, and more. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $13. >>

10/26 7-10pm: 20 artists display halloween-inspired creations at mf gallery’s 17th annual halloween art show. opening night costume party with flash tattoos, beer and candy tonight. mf gallery (gowanus), free admission. >>

10/26 8:30pm doors, 9pm show: underground art party throwers rubulad’s halloween bash takes you to the island of doctor moreau, with live music, djs, projections, and more. bushwick location provided with rsvp. $15 adv or before 9pm, $20 otherwise. >>

10/26 9pm: cover bands! hall + oats, the b52gees, and more. unit j (bushwick), $12-15. >>

10/26 9pm: sing along to the zombies with zombies at the cobra club’s eighth annual zombie prom. the cobra club (bushwick), free admission. >>

10/26 10pm: queer collective xoxa hosts halloween sensorium, a dance party with djs, live music, visuals, tarot readings, gogo dancers, and sensory stations. the keep (ridgewood), $10 adv, $15-20 door. >>

10/26 10pm: groove to funk, disco, and nyc dance classics at the shake! 45 rpm dance party, spun by michael myers. costumes encouraged. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

10/26 10pm: the rub’s halloween party serves up its signature mix of hip-hop, r+b, and house at the bell house (gowanus). $15. >>

10/26 10pm: dance like the dead at tiki disco’s annual halloween party. good room (greenpoint), $20. >>

10/26 10pm until 10/28 midnight : party from dusk to dawn to dusk again at nowadays’ nonstop halloween party. nowadays (ridgewood), $20-45. >>

10/26 11pm: homos and aliens from outer space dance it out at the be cute queer dance party’s annual halloween bash. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $20 door. >>

10/26 11pm: plug in at the nightwav synthwave dance party, halloween edition. think stranger things, john carpenter, blade runner, etc. saint vitus (greenpoint), $10-15 adv, $20 dos. >>

10/27 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: b’ohh! a sopranos halloween: comedians mary houlihan and nick naney present a ‘lost’ halloween episode of the sopranos, where tony and the gang must fight zombies and other ghouls. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

10/28 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): learn about the world’s most terrifying food stories at a talk hosted by the masters of social gastronomy (m.s.g.). caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

10/28 7pm, 10pm: a lineup of broadway performers brings salem to the city for the annual cabaret, i put a spell on you: the return of the sanderson sisters. le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $20+. >>

10/28 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: a lineup of 40 comedians perform in the style of their favorite comedy idols at the 12th annual schtick or treat show. hosted by matt ruby and mark normand. knitting factory (williamsburg), $12. >>

10/28 9pm doors: cover bands! rush, superchunk, and the pixies. mercury lounge (les), $10. >>

10/29 6:30pm: satisfy your sweet tooth with a sugar-filled lesson about candy: from early history to halloween. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $15. >>

10/29 7pm: bryan thao worra, lao minnesotan poet laureate and president of the science fiction + fantasy poetry association, joins linda addison, the first black woman to win the writers association’s bram stoker award, to explore supernatural poetics from h.p. lovecraft to edgar allan poe at poets house (battery park). $10 general, $7 students/seniors. >>

10/29 7pm: cover bands! bikini kill, hole, the sex pistols, and more. trans-pecos (ridgewood), $10. >>

10/29 8:30pm: from beer in midas’s tomb to mormon funeral potatoes, learn about the culinary history of funeral food at a talk by historic gastronomist sarah lohman. brooklyn brainery (prospect heights), $17. >>

10/30 7pm (monthly): the sanderson sisters are back at this month’s hocus pocus edition of pop!, a pop-culture bingo party, filled with video clips, mini games, and chances to win food, drinks, and more. hosted by pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson. a free outdoor screening of the movie follows. parklife (gowanus), free admission, $2 gets you a bingo card to use for all games. >>

10/30 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the fifth annual sally can’t dance halloween party and tribute to the cramps, hosted by michael t. the bowery electric (east village), $20.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sally-cant-dance-presents-tribute-to-the-cramps-tickets-73477710811 >>

10/30 9pm (+ 11/1 10pm): at random access theatre’s the drunk texts, thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games, improvisation and audience participation. this week: all hallows’ eve, or the tragedy of michael myers at qed astoria (weds 9pm, $10) and thou wilt scream at the players theatre (fri 10pm, $14). >>

10/31-11/2: cover bands! david bowie, nirvana, the cure, the muffs, the ramones, the spice girls, queen, and many more. gutter bar (williamsburg), free. >>

10/31 11am-6pm: adults in full costume get free entry to poster house today. poster house (chelsea), reg. $12 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

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

10/31 3pm, 6:30pm: scary kids take over washington square park (3pm) and park slope (6:30pm) for two of the city’s largest annual childrens’ halloween parades. free.

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

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, starting at 4pm, is free. >>

10/31 4pm-2am: halloween night at the way station includes five of the scariest episodes of doctor who, shadowcasty-oke rocky horror picture show, karaoke, and a costume contest. the way station, (prospect heights), free admission. >>

10/31 6pm: bring your ghastliest treat to brooklyn kitchen’s halloween scary snack competition. brooklyn kitchen (industry city), $10 >>

10/31 6-11pm: party in a venetian gothic-style 19th century mansion at the salon’s seventh annual halloween stomp, an evening featuring hot jazz, blues and swing bands, djs, burlesque, and a costume contest. free dance lesson at 7pm. the montauk club (park slope), $29 adv, $35 dos. >>

10/31 6pm-midnight: arrive dressed as your favorite character at the owl’s head twin peaks halloween party, and be sure to save some room for cherry pie. the owl’s head bar (bay ridge), free admission. >>

10/31 6:30 doors, 7pm show: popular science presents: the weirdest thing i learned this week, festuring six scary stories from the history of science, medicine, and tech. costumes encouraged. caveat, $12 adv, $15 door. >>

10/31 7pm: heads will shake, rattle, and roll at jonathan toubin’s 14th annual new york night train halloween haunted hop, which this year includes performances by the make-up, quintron + miss pussycat, protext, and three brained robot. knockdown center (maspeth), $25 adv, $30 dos. >>

10/31 7-11pm: the massive village halloween parade takes over greenwich village with thousands of costumed marchers, 35 bands, hundreds of giant puppets, and more for the 46th annual spectacle. anyone in costume can join in the line-up at 6th ave + canal street 6:30-9pm. free to watch along 6th ave from spring street to 16th street. >>

10/31 7pm 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. the bell house (gowanus), $20. >>

10/31 7pm doors, 8pm show: sing the time warp again at the rocky horror picture show live band karaoke revue + extravaganza, complete with film clips and a costume contest. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

10/31 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: aeon music ensemble presents wild at heart + weird on top, an evening of remixed david lynch film scenes set to music of the 20th + 21st centuries. themed costumes encouraged. the baumann (east williamsburg), $13 adv, $16 door. >>

10/31 8pm (+ 11/1): freedia fest: big freedia and mykki blanco play brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $20-25. >>

10/31 8pm: vice and noisey present noisey nights, featuring live performances by ho99o9o and anika, plus djs yellowtech and marco weibel. villain (williamsburg), free admission. >>

10/31 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: cover bands! david bowie, alice cooper, roxy music, and the stooges. arlene’s grocery (les), $15 (2 for $25 in advance). >>

10/31 8:30pm: cover bands! joy division, no doubt, dead kennedys, britney spears, and elvis costello. our wicked lady (bushwick), $5 suggested donation supports city harvest. >>

10/31 9pm doors, 9:30pm 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. caveat (les), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

10/31 9pm: showgirl anna copa cabanna promises at least nine costume changes for the fifth annual halloween s(t)inging spooktacular, a piano bar sing-along with pianist joe mcginty. $100 bar tab costume contest at midnight. sid gold’s request room (chelsea), free admission. >>

10/31 9pm: cover bands! zombie johnny cash and zombie tom petty. jalopy (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront), $10. >>

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 sea of love disco at le poisson rouge (greenwich village). $22 adv, $26 dos admission benefits sea shepherd. >>

10/31 10pm: music video time machine presents an 80s + 90s music video party in the bell house’s front bar (gowanus). free. >>

10/31 11pm doors, 11:30pm show: be saved by the 90s with cover band the bayside tigers and dj suga ray at brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). $12. >>


thru 10/31: psycho, a nightmare on elm street, carrie, the texas chainsaw massacre, halloween, and more. syndicated (bushwick), $7. >>

thru 10/24: brooklyn horror film festival. various locations, $16-18. >>

10/24-31: fearnyc horror festival. film noir cinema (greenpoint), $15-20. >>

10/25-11/3: killer hitchcock series. the metrograph (les), $15. >>

10/25-29: all of them witches series. nitehawk cinema (williamsburg), $15 general, $12 seniors. >>

10/26-31: disreputable cinema presents retroactive, a series of horror films that share a resurrection theme. museum of the moving image (astoria), $11-15 admission includes same-day admission to the museum. >>

10/26 12:15am: hostel. roxy cinema (tribeca). $12. >>

10/27 4pm-9pm: lic fear film festival. plaxall gallery (lic), free. >>

10/27 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: laugh and scream at hoff’s horrorfest, where comedian hoff matthews will host a screening of halloween, interspersed with comedy bits and prize giveaways. cantina royale (williamsburg), free. >>

10/28-30: halloween week. nitehawk cinema (williamsburg), $15 general, $12 seniors. >>

10/28 9:30pm: monday night tv horror. nitehawk cinema (prospect park), $15 general, $12 seniors. >>

10/29-31: ‘the most scared i’ve ever been’ series: the evil dead, eve’s bayou, and under the shadow. brooklyn museum, $16 includes museum admission. >>

10/29 7pm: the exorcist: extended director’s cut. cinépolis chelsea, $10 >>

10/29 9pm: it’s the great pumpkin, charlie brown. parklife (gowanus), free. >>

10/30-11/8: the devil probably: a century of satanic panic series. anthology film archives (east village), $12 general, $9 students/seniors. >>

10/30-31: christine, halloween, poltergeist. roxy cinema (tribeca). $12. >>

10/30 7pm: halloween. cinépolis chelsea, $10 >>

10/30 7:30pm, 9:30pm: nosferatu with a live score by tenth intervention. threes brewing (gowanus), $18. >>

10/30 9pm: hocus pocus. parklife (gowanus), free. >>

10/31-11/5: nyc horror series: nadja, sisters, american psycho, q, wolfen, the seventh victim, and more. bam rose cinemas (fort greene), $16. >>

10/31 5:30pm: the silence of the lambs. rooftop reds (brooklyn navy yard), $20 includes two pieces of pizza. >>

10/31 7pm: evil dead ii with a round of pre-show trivia. parklife (gowanus). >>

10/31 7:30pm: psycho. village east cinema, $15. >>

10/31 7:30pm: nosferatu with live organ accompaniment. saint john’s in the village (greenwich village), $20 general, $10 students, free for seniors. >>

10/31 8pm: the cabinet of dr. caligari with a live score, followed by a party. national sawdust (williamsburg), $25-30. >>

10/31 9pm: nosferatu with a live score by the flushing remonstrance. the letlove inn (astoria), free (donations appreciated). >>


10/26 11:30am: the 21st annual great pupkin dog costume contest in fort greene park. >>

10/26 12pm: the 18th annual battery park city puppy parade. >>

10/26 2pm: doggie costume contest at socrates sculpture park’s halloween harvest festival. >>

10/27 moved to 10/26 10am: the dog costume parade at the high line hotel’s garden. >>

10/27 moved to 10/26 10:30am: the first-ever madison square park howl-o-ween. >>

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