scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday)


fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
avengers: infinity war. joyce kilmer park (bronx). >>
🎃 coco. amersfort park (flatlands). >>
🎃 coco. ocean breeze park (staten island). >>
🎃 what we do in the shadows. mccarren park pool deck (williamsburg). >>

fri 6-9pm: 10 greenpoint art spaces stay open late for the fall greenpoint gallery night. free. >>

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

🎃 fri 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. >>

fri 6pm doors, 6:30pm 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 star wars vs star trek, creepy composer hector berlioz, and how sensory elements influence how you taste wine. caveat (les), $10 adv, $14 door. >>

fri 7pm: poets saeed jones, pamela sneed, and christopher soto read their work in honor of nepantla, a new anthology of queer poets of color throughout u.s. history. nyu’s lillian vernon creative writers house (greenwich village), free. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

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

🎃 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 ralph lee’s mettawee river theater company’s procession of ghouls. $27.50. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

fri 7:30pm: relate at the tinder tales live show, where host david piccolomini and guest comedians will share app-dating horror stories. the v. club (chelsea), $5. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): raise a glass at keanu rosé, a new intimate comedy show hosted by real-life couple natalie wall and aaron benoit, and featuring jen keefe, eric silver, cassidy dawn graves, and more. branded saloon (prospect heights), free. >>

sponsored: fri 7:30pm (+ 10/27, 10/29): $26 to words on the street, a hybrid music-theatre performance at baruch performing arts center. the performance features a diverse ensemble of seven performers including acclaimed soprano lauren flanigan (new york city opera) and john kelly (james joyce’s the dead), wielding original music, text, and video. use promo code ‘skint’ >>

🎃 fri 8pm: those monster paintings hiding under your bed could find a new home at greenpoint gallery’s dark and scary halloween salon show, with prizes going to four artists’s creepy canvases. greenpoint gallery, free admission. >>

fri 8pm (+ sat 8pm): 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. >>

🎃 fri 8pm (+ sat 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). >>

🎃 fri 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+. >>

fri 8pm (+ 10/27): the chelsea symphony continues its season ‘resolution: music of social action’ with music by beethoven, hindemith, and davis. st. paul’s church (chelsea), $20 suggested donation. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by casey james salengo (comedy central), kendra cunningham (last comic standing), matt koff (the daily show), kenice mobley, bret raybould, and shaun murphy. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

fri 9:30pm (fridays thru 11/9): the rubin museum of art’s latest cabaret cinema series, ‘sci-fi cine club kolkata,’ takes its inspiration from director satyajit ray’s 1960’s-era sci-fi screening club. tonight: alfred hitchcock’s the birds (1963). the rubin museum of art (chelsea), $14. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

🎃 fri midnight: a nightmare on elmstreet 3: dream warriors drinking game. videology (williamsburg), $12. >>


Ghosts, Ghouls, and Greenpointers: Celebrate Halloweekend with The Samhain Fall Market on Sunday!

Throw leaves in your hair and arms in the air: the Greenpointers annual Fall Market returns October 28 from 1–7 PM! This year, we’re celebrating Samhain — a traditional Gaelic holy day marking the end of the harvest season and the nearness of winter. Our market will be a fall festival in the fullest: a celebration of Greenpoint’s autumnal splendor and the 60+ talented crafters our neighborhood supports.


🎃 sat 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. >>

sat 12-5pm: try out more than 100 new games and meet their developers at the annual microsoft halloween game expo. bonus: free pizza. microsoft times square, free. >>

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

🎃 sat 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. >>

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

sat 5pm: ink this into your brain: tattoo artist, historian, and anthropologist michael mccabe will give a lecture on the history and culture of tattooing in nyc and its global influence. morris-jumel mansion (washington heights), $10 general, $5 students. >>

🎃 sat 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. >>

🎃 sat 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. >>

🎃 sat 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. >>

🎃 sat 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. >>

sat 7:30pm (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: ali kolbert (fallon), brian park (collegehumor), katie hannigan (colbert), and more. hosted by sam evans. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): keep an eye out for the camouflage comedy show, returning tonight with jokes from alingon mitra (the daily show), dulcé sloan (the daily show), mike drucker (full frontal with samantha bee), calise hawkins (adult swim), and kerry coddett (comedy central). hosted by lucas connolly. bonus: free pizza from two boots and donation-based beer. big irv’s (williamsburg), $5-10. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): the side ponytail comedy show‘s monthly saturday edition features stand up by myq kaplan (conan), kevin iso (comedy central), mike drucker (full frontal with samantha bee), and aminah imani (wine before nine). hosted by carolyn busa. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

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

🎃 sat 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. >>

🎃 sat 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. >>

🎃 sat 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. >>

🎃 sat 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. >>

🎃 sat 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. >>

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

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

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

🎃 sat 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. >>

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

🎃 sat 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. >>

🎃 sat 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. >>

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

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

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

🎃 sat 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. >>


🎃 sun thru 10/30 rescheduled from 10/26-28 due to weather: 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. >>

sun 9-5pm: get your skate on at prospect park’s lefrak center at lakeside, opening for the season today. $7-10 admission, $7 skate rental. >>

🎃 sun 10am-5:30pm: scary bazaar today’s grand bazaar nyc gets done up with halloween decorations, vendors in costume, and a selection of scary sweet treats from local, artisanal vendor. grand bazaar nyc (uws), free admission. >>

sun 12-3pm: stop ’n’ swap: bring your clean, reusable, portable items, and leave with something new (to you) at grow nyc’s community reuse event. pace university’s aniello bianco room (civic center/fidi). >>

🎃 sun 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. >>

🎃 sun 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. >>

🎃 sun 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. >>

sun 3pm: if you see a giant baby trump balloon in the air, that’s the impeachment parade taking over battery park. >>

🎃 sun 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. >>

sun 5:30pm doors, 6pm show: (monthly): it’s just a show (a comedic variety show, that is), with early sets by aisling bea, ahamed weinberg, shalewa sharpe, mary houlihan, chase montavon, and ahri findling. hosted by harris mayersohn and jessy morner-ritt. sunnyvale (east williamsburg), $8. >>

sun 7pm: while it’s rarely been a great week for women in the current political climate, this night of readings hosted by a women’s comedy writing group aims to change that, with work by taylor garron (reductress), lucy huber (mcsweeney’s), and sarah cooper. velvet brooklyn (williamsburg), free. >>

sun 7pm: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with ismael loutfi (kimmel), hannah dickinson (comedy central), marie faustin (mtv), and usama siddiquee. new venue: von bar (noho), $5. >>

🎃 sun 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. >>

🎃 sun 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+. >>

🎃 sun 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. >>

sun 7pm doors, 8pm show (thru 11/1): ilana glazer hosts the generator series, a four-part interview series with progressive candidates running in the midterms and activists working towards social justice. murmrr theatre (prospect heights), $15. >>

sun 7pm doors, 8pm show: cello-centric band rasputina plays rough trade (williamsburg), with support from ryder coolley of the dust bowl faeries. $17 adv, $20 door. >>

all weekend

fri thru 11/3 (tues-sat 10am-6pm): ‘the gun chronicles: a story of america,’ a mural by artist jr for time magazine, will be on display at pace gallery (chelsea). free. >>

fri thru 11/1: film fests/series:
🎃 fri + sat: lic fear returns horror film festival. plaxall gallery (lic), free. >>
🎃 fri thru 10/31: maniac and zombie with william lustig q+a, vampyros lesbos, count dracula, bloody moon, and halloween at the roxy cinema (tribeca). $12. >>
🎃 fri thru 11/1: a woman’s bite: cinema’s sapphic vampires. quad cinemas (west village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>
🎃 fri thru 11/1: ghosts and monsters: postwar japanese horror. bamcinematek (fort greene), $15. >>
fri thru 11/1: directed by orson welles. ifc center, $15 general, $11 seniors. >>
sat 1pm-midnight: the annual korean american film festival new york. wythe hotel screening room (williamsburg), $10-15 general, $7-10 students. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

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

🎃 fri 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. >>

🎃 fri 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. >>

fri thru sun: 80 art dealers will showcase and sell original prints from the 16th through 21st centuries at the 27th annual international fine print dealers association (ifpda) print fair. jacob k. javits convention center (midtown west), $25 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

fri thru sun: 17 dealers set up their own independent show at the new york satellite print fair. the mercantile annex (midtown west), free admission. >>

fri thru sun: browse prints, multiples, and artists’ books from 50 exhibitors at the 20th annual editions/artists’ books fair. the tunnel (chelsea), free admission. >>

fri thru sun: director/co-writer paul dano and actor/producer jake gyllenhaal will do q+ following select screenings of their new film, wildlife. ifc center (greenwich village), $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

fri thru sun: unlikely pairs perform at duets of difference, a dance theater production created by six pairs of performers who differ from each other in age, faith, identity, or culture. university settlement (les), $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

🎃 sat + sun: halloween-themed pet events:
sat 12pm: the 17th annual battery park city puppy parade. >>
sat 12pm: vice halloween dog pawty at villain (williamsburg). >>
sat 12pm: doggie costume contest at socrates sculpture park’s halloween harvest festival. >>
sun 10am: the dog costume parade at the high line hotel’s garden. >>
sun 11am: the annual halloween dog costume contest in washington square park. >>
sun 11:30am: the 20th annual great pupkin dog costume contest in fort greene park. >>
sun 12pm: the 28th annual tompkins square halloween dog parade (which will actually be held at the east river park amphitheater). >>
sun 12-5pm: the 11th annual sean casey animal rescue howl-o-ween bark block party (windsor terrace). >>

sat+sun (thru 3/3): the bank of america winter village at bryant park opens for the season today, offering ice skating, holiday shopping, and food vendors. >>

🎃 sat+sun 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. >>

🎃 sat+sun 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. >>

sat + sun 11am-5pm: stroll victorian flatbush and ditmas park while checking out the work of more than 20 contemporary artists at the annual flatbush open studios. free. >>

sat thru 11/3: reimagine end of life new york, a weeklong festival exploring big questions about life and death, will unfold in theaters, concert halls, libraries, houses of worship, hospitals, senior centers, and even cemeteries across the five boroughs. a whopping 350 events will take place citywide – from art exhibits, film screenings, and comedy shows to master classes on how to write your own obituary or send the perfect condolence letter. most events are free, but require rsvp. >>

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