scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including open house new york weekend, 10 film fests, night of 1,000 jack o’lanterns, dog-themed halloween events, and more.


fri + sat: check out the workspaces of more than 60 artists at the annual elizabeth foundation for the arts studio program’s open studios. opening reception thursday 6-10pm. efa center (midtown west), free. >>

fri + sat: the 16th annual garment district arts festival offers three days of gallery exhibitions, open studios, performances, and public installations. free. >>

fri + sat: sunset park wide open: visit exhibitions and meet artists, curators and researchers at eight sunset park organizations, including nars foundation, j+m studios, target margin theater, and more. free. >>

fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
abbott + costello meet frankenstein. ocean breeze park (staten island). >>
halloween (2018). van cortlandt park (bronx). >>
haunted mansion. john golden park (bayside). >>
pet sematary (2019). msgr. mcgolrick park (greenpoint). >>
the dead don’t die. sunset park. >>

fri 1-8pm (+ sat 11am-6pm): refresh your wardrobe and/or get halloween costume inspiration with the help of more than 80 vintage clothing + accessories dealers at the semi-annual manhattan vintage clothing show + sale. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

fri 6-9pm: at this month’s escape east @ 333, japan society gallery happy hour, enjoy free admission to the exhibition made in tokyo: architecture and living, 1964/2020, a performance by artist nobutaka aozaki, music spun by dj satomi matsuzaki of deerhoof, drink specials, and complimentary snacks. japan society (midtown east), free admission. >>

fri 7pm (+ sun 4pm): bushwick’s traditional okinawan karate of brooklyn (east williamsburg) offers a free self-defense class for women-identifying (fri) and lgbtq (sun 4pm) participants, with community building and refreshments to follow. registration required. >>

fri 7pm: tartan talk: join jeffrey banks, co-author of tartan: romancing the plaid, and fashion designer michael kaye for a presentation tracing tartan’s humble beginnings to current fashion statements. the national arts club (gramercy), free (rsvp). >>

fri 7pm (monthly): the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out again with performances by gabe gonzalez (mtv), magda chychowski (funny or die), justin covington (netflix), jamie brickhouse (the moth champion), and carolyn bergier (dyking out). hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

fri 7pm (+ sat 3pm at fort washington collegiate church): washington heights chamber orchestra‘s 2019-20 series of affordable concerts kicks off with a program including selections by negrón, villa-lobos, and brahms. george washington educational campus (washington heights),  $5 adv, $7 door. >>

fri 7:30pm: broad city’s ilana glazer interviews new york city public advocate jumaane williams and climate justice activist vic barrett as part of generator collective’s generator series at the greene space at wnyc (south village). $10. >>

fri 8pm (biweekly thru 12/20): columbia astronomy outreach’s stargazing + lecture series returns with a talk by josh tan on the astronomical contexts for the emergence of life, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). columbia university’s pupin hall (morningside heights), free. >>

fri 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: hosts andre medrano and maggie maxwell ask comedians to make tough choices at the would you rather show. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

fri 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: now this is alt-country. queer country band karen and the sorrows plays a record release show, with openers my gay banjo, the ebony hillbillies, and onliest. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

fri 8:30pm: comics compete to come up with the worst new halloween-themed tv show ideas in front of a panel of ‘network execs’ at the bad pitches show. crystal lake brooklyn (east williamsburg), free. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by matt pavich (mtv), ali kolbert (fallon), scott chaplain (comedy central), kwasi mensah, melissa soshani, and nataly aukar. hosted by alison leiby. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): secret loft’s comedy show features myq kaplan (conan), jeff simmermon (npr), adam mamawala (comedy central), rob cantrell (last comic standing), rob cantrell (last comic standing), brittany carney, and jordan jensen. hosted by courtney maginnis. bonus: free pizza. secret loft (greenwich village), $6-12. >>

fri 9pm: it’s beer o’clock at secretformula’s music video sing-along, a communal karaoke where you can sing and dance along to more than two hours of music videos from the 80s, 90s, and 00s at brooklyn brewery (williamsburg). free admission. >>

fri 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: the opposition’s jordan klepper presents a productive existential crisis with friends at union hall (park slope). $10. >>

fri 11pm: competitors convincingly fake it at the annual new york air sex championships. cutting room (murray hill), $15+. note: a $20 food/beverage minimum applies at tables. >>

fri 11:30pm doors: come get your honey at the semi-regular this party is killing you: a night of all-robyn everything dance party. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

our next event!

We know what you did last summer. But we also know what you didn’t do: celebrate Halloween. Sure, most folks would tell you Halloween is a fall holiday. But pumpkin spice lattes aren’t nearly as scary as bug juice. And since this year we’re feeling the seasonal creep, we’re going to keep things hot and sweaty for just a little longer with the skint’s Wet Haunt American Summer Halloween Party.

Join us on Frightday, October 25 at 10:30pm in a cabin in the woods (littlefield) for a spooky dance party celebrating things that go bunk in the night. Featuring music spun by DJs Brendan & Bianca, a photo booth, spiked drink specials, a costume contest, and 100 pounds of candy.

And as for the dress code: It’s Halloween, so anything goes. Dress as a zombie lifeguard, a talking can of vegetables, Fleabag, a broken L train, 30-50 feral hogs. Best looks can win a prize in our costume contest!

Tickets are just $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Get your tickets now!

the skint presents:
Wet Haunt American Summer Halloween Party

Friday, October 25 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn 11217
$7 adv, $10 door
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sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
hotel transylvania 3: summer vacation. woodlawn playground in van cortlandt park (bronx). >>
shazam!. dyker beach park. >>
the visit. john paul jones park (bay ridge). >>

sat 7am: cheer on the runners at the brooklyn marathon + half marathon, starting at the brooklyn museum and ending in prospect park. >>

sat 9am-3pm: pick up books on the cheap at brooklyn public library’s annual big brooklyn book sale. brooklyn public library’s central library plaza (prospect heights), free admission. >>

sat 11am-2:30pm: the department of transportation brings back its free bike helmet giveaways. today’s giveaway is being held at carl schurz park (yorkville). >>

sat 11am-4pm: take a peek inside local neighborhood homes at the 41st annual self-guided brownstoners of bedford-stuyvesant house tour. $25 adv, $30 day of. >>

sat 11:30am: fall outdoor yoga for a cause: do yoga in the park, followed by cider and muffins, with proceeds to benefit survivors’ economic empowerment. byo mat. hudson river park’s pier 46 (west village), $15 suggested donation. >>

sat 12-4pm: find your way to the annual marco polo festival, a celebration of the chinese and italian communities on mott and mulberry streets with a procession of large-scale marionettes, cultural performances, and music. grand street between mulberry and mott (les/chinatown/little italy), free admission. >>

sat 12pm-midnight: settle in for a full day of low-budget cult horror flicks from the 1920s to the 1990s at spectacle theater’s ninth annual shriek show. spectacle theater (williamsburg), $5 per film or $25 for all. >>

sat 1pm (doors open 11:30am): u.s. senator and presidential candidate bernie sanders and representative alexandria ocasio-cortez hold a rally at queensbridge park (lic). free. >>

sat 4:30-9pm: navigate your way through queens county farm museum’s amazing maize maze by moonlight. bring a flashlight. queens county farm museum (floral park, queens), $12 adv, $17 door. >>

sat 6pm: mcsweeney’s is old enough to drink: the publishing house celebrates turning 21 with readings by 15 contributors to the collection keep scrolling till you feel something at powerhouse at the archway (dumbo). free admission. >>

sat 6pm doors, 7pm show: located at a riverside urban farm, the campfire storytelling show features a fire and tales by sam jay (snl), daniel simonsen (colbert), ryan donahue (kimmel), plus music by dylan adler. hosted by david drake. north brooklyn farms (williamsburg), $5 adv, $10 door. >>

sat 6:30-10pm: greenlight bookstore celebrates its 10th anniversary in fort greene with 20% off purchases all day, plus a party with drinks, guests, music, and giveaways. >>

sat 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): mix and mingle with the local artist community at an arts on site performance party. byob or partake of the donation bar. 12 st. marks place (east village), $15 suggested donation. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): animators, cartoonists and other artists project their on-the-fly drawings of live comedian routines at the picture this! show. hosted by samantha ruddy. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): musicians, comedians, comedy musicians and musical comedians take the stage at the odd rock comedy hour, a funny fusion hosted by rob paravonian. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

sat 7:30pm: juilliard string quartet performs mozart, britten, and brahms at tonight’s installment of the peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series. washington irving auditorium (gramercy), $18. >>

sat 8pm: mom and dad find the funny at the parental approval comedy show, where comedians will perform sets aimed to please nick naney’s parents, who’ll be judging the fun. tonight: jp mcdade (trutv), ike ufomadu (ifc), and anna seregina (viceland). hosted by colin burgess. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

sat 8pm: hot jazz, blues, and swing band sweet megg + the wayfarers play an album release show at jalopy (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront). $10. >>

sat 9pm (monthly): the bitches brew comedy show‘s monthly saturday edition features stand-up by jessica kirson (fallon), gina brillon (hbo), lev fer (yung daddy), menuhin hart (comedy central), and pedro gonzales (nbc). upstairs at the stand (gramercy), $5 with promo code ‘spell’ (reg. $20). >>

sat 9:30pm: the armory comedy group’s shot4shot series takes a movie or tv script and blind casts it for a reading/drinking game. this time, the group takes on it. the tank (midtown west), $5. >>

sat 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: comedians serve up slices of new material at the sandwich comedy show, hosted by gastor almonte and jess salomon and featuring nutritious jokes from janeane garofalo, jo firestone, christina galston, joyelle johnson, and more. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 11pm: djs alex english and james 808 spin depeche mode, joy division, the cure, nitzer ebb, and more at the music for the masses new wave halloween party. saint vitus (greenpoint), free before midnight with rsvp (usually $10 without). >>

sat 11pm: emo night brooklyn‘s halloween edition takes over all three floors of brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint). $10-15. >>


sun various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
cabin in the woods. mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint). >>
us. herbert von king park (bed-stuy). >>

sun 10am-5:30pm: in addition to the regular 150+ art, craft, vintage, and food vendors, today’s grand bazaar nyc will also include 25+ artisanal sweet-makers. grand bazaar nyc (uws), free admission. >>

sun 12-6pm: your next outfit awaits at the house of yes halloween costume market (12-5pm) and gemini + scoprio’s sinner’s market (1-6pm).

sun 2-4pm: chow down at the brooklyn chowder takedown, where home cooks will present their recipes and you get to vote for the best. lot 45 (bushwick), $25. >>

sun 7pm (monthly): the enclave reading series returns to club cumming with authors emanuel xavier (christ like), craig laurance gidney (a spectral hue) and trebor healey (a horse named sorrow), essayist ricky tucker (the paris review), and writer court stroud (the washington post). club cumming (east village), free. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with sets by katie hannigan (colbert), dannie felts (high maintenance), charlie rohrer (easy), jordan jensen, and taylor dowdy. hosted by alex ptak, brittany carney, sam evans, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 7:30pm (monthly): the astronomy on tap discussion series honors a nasa achievement with tonight’s ‘chandra’s 20th’ edition, featuring talks about the chandra x-ray observatory’s 20th anniversary. trivia at 7:30pm, talks at 8pm. the way station (prospect heights), free. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): prepare for any forecast when atmospheric scientist and climatologist sonali mcdermid explores earth’s atmosphere, it’s relationship to ecosystems and agriculture systems, and the perils of climate change at this month’s installment of the secret science club lecture series. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

sun 8pm: your hair looks great at the highlights, a comedy show in a hair salon. hosted by meaghan strickland, mary cella, and molly devane. cutloose (greenpoint), $5. >>

sun 8pm: rosie tucker, gobbinjr, and winnebago vacation play mercury lounge (les). $10. >>

sun 9pm: doors, 9:30pm show: it’s a great week for women at this reading series hosted by an all-female group of comedy writers and featuring guests jen spyra (colbert), riane konc (the new yorker), and taryn engelhart (fallon) at tonight’s first anniversary show. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

sun 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (weekly): the if you build it stand-up comedy show includes performances by jeff simmermon (this american life), katie hannigan (colbert), liz barrett (gotham comedy live), rell battle (conan), julia hladkowicz (mtv), and matt o’brien (comedy central). hosted by robert dean. subculture (noho), $9. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: shop jewelry-making supplies from 50+ vendors at the biannual new york whole bead show. hotel pennsylvania (midtown west), $5-12 admission. >>

fri thru sun: the annual newlife expo for conscious living returns with over 100 holistic, new age, and metaphysical exhibitors and speakers. wyndham hotel new yorker (midtown west), $10-15 adv, $15-20 door (some panels/workshops may cost extra). >>

fri thru sun: more than 300 architecturally significant historic and contemporary buildings and public spaces will offer tours and talks for the 17th annual open house new york weekend. half of the sites can be visited free-of-charge and without reservations, while the others require $5 reservations and are mostly sold out. >>

fri thru sun: this year’s art in odd places festival, taking place along 2 miles of 14th street from avenue c to the hudson river, presents 44 installations and performances by artists who are 60+ years old as well as intergenerational collaborations. free. >>

fri thru sun: the new interzone electronic music festival brings techno, electro, industrial, wave, and experimental sounds to five venues. $10+. >>

fri thru 10/25: get your fill of film at these film fests:
thru sun: chelsea film festival. amc loews 34th street (midtown west), $15+. >>
thru sun: margaret mead film festival. the museum of natural history (uws), $12-15 general, $10-13 students/seniors. >>
thru sun: nordic international film festival. the roxy cinema (tribeca), $12. >>
thru 10/21: rockaway film festival. $15+. >>
thru 10/24: brooklyn horror film festival. various locations, $16-18. >>
thru 10/25: imagine science film festival. various locations + prices. >>
thru 10/25: wildlife conservation film festival. cinema village theater (greenwich village), $15 adv, $20 door. >>
sat 6pm + 8:30pm: new york city short film festival. symphony space (uws), $15 general, $12 seniors, $10 students. >>
sat 7pm: cooties zine film festival. new women space (williamsburg), $5. >>
sat 7pm: fatal femme film festival. 1086 myrtle avenue (bushwick), $5+ suggested donation. >>

fri 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). >>

fri 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. >>

fri thru 1/5/2020: three new exhibitions open at poster house, the first museum in the u.s. dedicated exclusively to posters: 20/20 insight: posters from the 2017 women’s march, baptized by beefcake: the golden age of hand-painted movie posters from ghana, and posters of the japan red cross society. poster house (chelsea), $12 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

fri thru 1/19/2020: the new york public library presents a rare glimpse into the life and work of author j.d. salinger with an exhibition of more than 200 items including manuscripts, letters, photographs, books, and personal effects. the exhibition coincides with the centennial of salinger’s birth, and will be the first time these items have ever been shared with the public. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown), free admission. >>

sat + sun: canines can get cute and creepy at these dog-themed halloween events: dog day halloween costume party and parade in washington square park (sat 11am, free), bushwick bark’s halloween doggy costume contest fundraiser at the footlight in ridgewood (sat 3pm, $20 suggested donation), halloween howl + healthy hound fair at carl schurz park (sun 12pm, free), and the 29th annual tompkins square halloween dog parade in east river park (sun 12pm, free).

sat + sun 10am-6pm (+ 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. >>

sat + sun 12-6pm: 400+ artists will open their studio doors for the annual gowanus open studios. free. >>

check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>

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