scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including new york print week fairs, floral mannequins at hudson yards, film fests, and more.


fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
🎃 hotel transylvania 3: summer vacation. brownsville recreation center (brownsville). >>
the goonies. concrete plant park (bronx). >>

🎃 fri 4pm, 5pm (+ sat 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. >>

fri 5-9pm: the intrepid sea, air + space museum offers free friday night admission on select dates through the season, with programming including lectures, performances, stargazing, and movie screenings. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

fri 6-9pm: eight greenpoint exhibition spaces and other venues that host art shows will stay open late for the annual fallgreenpoint gallery night. free. >>

fri 6-10pm: dozens of art students open their work spaces for the annual hunter mfa open studios and silent auction. 205 hudson street (tribeca), free admission. >>

fri 7pm: play free at nyu game center’s 10th annual no quarter exhibition of new games created by four designers. the dumbo loft (dumbo), free. >>

fri 7pm: rule of 7×7: seven playwrights present new 10-minute plays that had to follow seven rules. the tank (garment district), $15 admission includes a beer. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): raise a glass at keanu rosé, an intimate comedy show guest hosted by real-life couple natalie wall and aaron benoit, and featuring a lineup of guest comedians including bobby hankinson, nate hankinson, and more. branded saloon (prospect heights), free. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: ample hills creamery hosts stand up à la mode, a byob comedy show/ice cream social. ample hills creamery (gowanus), $10 admission includes ice cream. >>

fri 8pm: boston-based bluegrass band mile twelve makes a tour stop at jalopy (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront). $12. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by joe zimmerman (fallon), anthony devito (comedy central), david tveite (last comic standing), ella gale (reductress), irene tu, gibram saleem, and carl sonnefeld. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): secret loft’s comedy show features janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), jess salomon (fallon), pardis parker (comedy central), brian parise (last week tonight), giulio gallaroti (ramy), and ella gale (the hard times). hosted by tyler fischer. bonus: free pizza. secret loft (greenwich village), $6-12. >>

🎃 fri 9pm (+ sat): 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+. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

🎃 fri 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). >>

fri 11:30pm: celebrate drake’s birthday at drake nite, a dj party dedicated to all things drake. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>


🎃 sat various times: canines can get cute and creepy at these dog-themed halloween events:
• sat 10:30am (moved from sun): the first-ever madison square park howl-o-ween. >>
• sat 10am (moved from sun): the dog costume parade at the high line hotel’s garden. >>
• sat 11:30am: the 21st annual great pupkin dog costume contest in fort greene park. >>
• sat 12pm: the 18th annual battery park city puppy parade. >>
• sat 2pm: doggie costume contest at socrates sculpture park’s halloween harvest festival. >>

sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
avengers: endgame. irving square park (bushwick). >>
🎃 beetlejuice. bushwick inlet pop-up park (williamsburg). >>
🎃 goosebumps 2: haunted halloween. loreto playground (bronx). >>

🎃 sat 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. >>

sat 10am-5pm: nordstrom throws a block party for the opening of their new flagship store, with family-friendly activities, giveaways, and live music by nada surf, frankie cosmos, jenn champion, and stag.  broadway bet 57th + 59th sts, free admission. >>

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

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

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

🎃 sat 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. >>

sat 5pm: find out who’s the best/wurst at bierhaus nyc’s annual bratwurst eating competition. prizes range from $250-750. bierhaus nyc (midtown east), free admission. >>

🎃 sat 5pm doors: find some treasure of your own at a screening of the goonies, featuring a pre-show family-friendly scavenger hunt and halloween costume parade. united palace (washington heights), $15 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

sat 6pm: today’s congress has more women than ever, and photographers elizabeth d. herman and celeste sloman have immortalized them all in the new book the women of the 116th congress: portraits of power, launching with an event at powerhouse at the archway (dumbo) tonight. free admission. >>

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

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

🎃 sat 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. >>

sat 7pm-midnight: ’til victory is won: 400 years of making revolution and inventing utopia, an extended teach-in commemorating the 400th anniversary of enslaved africans arriving in jamestown, includes a full eventing of lectures, readings, and discussions aiming to fill-in the gaps left by history books. brooklyn central library (prospect heights), free. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): funny folks from all over share stories about where they’re from and the journeys that led them to nyc at the transplants comedy show. tonight: atheer yacoub (comedy central), alex pavone (sirius xm), alexis guerreros (the cooligans), nataly aukar, tim bridge, and nathan habib. hosted by katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 7:30pm: lgbtq comedians talk about queer sex at the queerotica comedy show, featuring jess salomon (fallon), jaye mcbride (comedy central), sam morrison (bravo), ashley gavin (hulu), and host kendall farrell. the rare book room at strand bookstore (union square), purchase of a $5 gift card required for admission. >>

sat 7:30pm: the mannes orchestra presents aaron copland: an american portrait at alice tully hall at lincoln center (uws). $10. >>

sat 7:30pm: pynkie, king jane, and spritzer play the rooftop at our wicked lady (bushwick). $10. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the revolution, a music series spotlighting brooklyn and harlem-based artists, continues with performances by nickel and dime ops, ziarra washington, and juwan crawley. national sawdust (williamsburg), $15. >>

sat 8pm: laugh for a cause at a comedy show because we hate cancer, where 100% of proceeds will go to the dana farber cancer institute. hosted by mary beth barone (comedy central). hub seventeen (flatiron), $16.50 admission includes drinks. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): the side ponytail comedy show‘s monthly saturday edition features stand-up by mohanad elshieky (conan), christian polanco (the cooligans), calise hawkins (@midnight), and drew lausch. hosted by carolyn busa. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

sat 8pm: future/retro pop artist dominic sen (alex cohen) plays a record release show at trans-pecos (ridgewood), with opener elisa coia. $10+. >>

🎃 sat 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. >>

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

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

sat 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: (monthly): be there and be square. nerd nite returns with entertaining and informative presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. tonight, hear talks on flooding in the himalayas, the law in star wars, and andrew dice clay’s career. caveat (les), $13. >>

🎃 sat 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. >>

🎃 sat 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. >>

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

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

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

🎃 sat 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. >>

🎃 sat 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. >>

🎃 sat 12:15am: hostel. roxy cinema (tribeca). $12. >>


sun 12-5:30pm: the new museum hosts an art + feminism wikipedia edit-a-thon, an afternoon of readings, conversation, and guided editing to expand the wikipedia entries for feminist figures across the gender spectrum. new museum (les). free (rsvp required). >>

sun 2-9pm: dither, an nyc-based electric guitar quartet, presents its seventh dither extravaganza!, a full-day of music featuring a diverse array of experimental musicians. 17 frost theater of the arts (williamsburg), $12. >>

sun 4pm: former oasis frontman liam gallagher stops by rough trade for a signing of his new solo album, why me? why not. rough trade (williamsburg), entry with purchase of the lp or cd. >>

🎃 sun 4pm-9pm: lic fear film festival. plaxall gallery (lic), free. >>

sun 5-11:30pm: radio free brooklyn’s fall music festival, held at east williamsburg’s sunnyvale, includes live music by six bands, vendors, art, and food. $10. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with sets by drew michael (snl), sam morrison (sirius xm), justy dodge (keith and the girl), wanjiko eke, and yoni heisler. hosted by alex ptak, brittany carney, sam evans, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

🎃 sun 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. >>

sun 7:30pm: iconic performers alan cumming and linda smipson dish on the creativity, grit, and spirit that keeps the east village a vital creative incubator. wild project (east village), $20+. >>

sun 8pm: good girls laura merli (mcsweeney’s) and molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming) host an hour of standup at club cumming (east village), with guests anna drezen (snl), jaye mcbride (comedy central), kendall farrell (just come! comedy, chewy may, and josh nasser (story pirates). $5. >>

sun 8pm: professional comedians test works-in-progress and give the audience a behind-the-scenes look at their process at nat towsen’s new material night. tonight: janeane garofalo and rob cantrell. the pit underground (gramercy), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

🎃 sun 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. >>

sun 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (weekly): the if you build it stand-up comedy show includes performances by dan st. germain (conan), joyelle johnson (seth meyers), mike feeney (laughs), kendra cunningham (last comic standing), pedro gonzalez (nbc), alex pavone (cbc), and ella gale (reductress). hosted by robert dean. subculture (noho), $9. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: see all the art that’s fit to print during these annual new york print week fairs:
• thru sat: international print center new york’s printfest. 550 w 29th street (chelsea), free admission. >>
• thru sun: international fine print dealers association (ifpda) print fair. jacob k. javits convention center (hell’s kitchen), $25 general, $15 students/seniors. >>
• thru sun: the new york satellite print fair. mercantile annex 37 (midtown west), free admission. >>
• thru sun: editions/artists’ books fair. the tunnel (chelsea), free admission. >>

🎃 fri thru sun: 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. >>

fri thru sun: fffest, a weekend-long screening and talk series celebrating the achievements of women filmmakers, comes to quad cinema (greenwich village). $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

fri thru sun: the annual new york showcase of contemporary irish film returns to nyu’s cantor film center (greenwich village). $15+. >>

fri thru sun: the 2019 la mama puppet slam presents original works of puppetry across three days. la mama (east village), $20 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

fri thru sun: the pit’s annual nyc sketchfest brings together some of the best sketch comedy performers from nyc and around the world for four days of performances. the pit, $12-15. >>

fri thru 10/28: browse unique antique, modern, and estate pieces from 100+ dealers at the annual new york city antique jewelry + watch show. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $20 admission. >>

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

fri thru 10/31: last call for visiting governor’s island, which closes for the season on thursday. >>

🎃 fri thru 10/31: 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. >>

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

fri thru 11/1: downtown 81, edo bertoglio’s 1981 film starring artist jean-michel basquiat, screens at the metrograph with panel discussions and q+a including producer/designer maripol, chris stein (blondie), jerry harrison (talking heads), and others on select dates. the metrograph (les), $15. >>

fri thru 11/3: fleurs de villes: hudson yards blossoms with an exhibition of 12 floral-dressed mannequins, on display for for 10 days on level 5 of the shops and restaurants at hudson yards. >>

🎃 fri thru 11/3: killer hitchcock series. the metrograph (les), $15. >>

sat 11am-2:30pm, sun 8am-11:30am: the department of transportation brings back its free bike helmet giveaways. this weekend’s giveaways (possibly the last of the season) are being held at 72nd street + riverside drive in riverside park (sat 11am-2:30pm) and joyce kilmer park in the bronx (sun 8am-11:30am). >>

sat 4pm, sun 12pm + 4pm: nyu’s shakespeare in the square presents a reimagined and updated version of the taming of the shrew at 721 broadway (sat) and washington square park’s garibaldi plaza (sun). free. >>

🎃 sat + sun: 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: nasty women unite fest, an intersectional feminist festival with proceeds benefiting the aclu, showcases two-days of performance art, short films, comedy, dance, and more at caveat (les). $18 adv, $20 door. >>

🎃 sat thru 10/31: 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. >>

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

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