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Written by Wendy R. Williams
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Wendy R. Williams


It's Halloween and time for all the true ghouls of New York City to crawl out of their subterranean haunts and hit the streets to blend in with the local populace! But if you are not a true ghoul and need a few pieces to update your "Queen of the Night" look, the first stop on your Halloween journey should be New York's fabulous year-round Halloween store, Abracadabra, located at 19 West 21 Street, between 5th and 6th Avenue. October hours are everyday, 11AM to 9PM. See www.abracadabrasuperstore.com for more information.

Also, this year, Ricky's is making a major play for your costume dollars with a lot of fun-with-Sarah-Palin costumes:


Halloween Adventure House

And then off you should go to New York's artisitic haunted house.

Photo Credit Wendy R. Williams
Photo Credit Wendy R. Williams

Log onto (www.hauntedhousenyc.com) for directions and tickets to the Psycho Clan's NIGHTMARE: BAD DREAMS COME TRUE which is running through October 31, 2008 at the CSV Cultural Center at 107 Suffolk Street at Rivington - Telephone: 212 929-2963.


London Zombie's from The London September 2007 Zombie Walk
Photo Credit Krisztina Fazekas


The Zombie Prom
Thursday, Oct 30th 2008; 8pm-Late
The Delancey

Calling all undead, The Zombie Prom is upon us. Come out to The Delancey on Thursday, October 30th dressed to kill and party your brains away to benefit Personal Space Theatrics. Personal Space Theatrics, Inc. is a non-profit theater company dedicated to serve a curious and passionate viewer by removing the barrier between stage and audience.Celebrate Halloween with a night of live bands to rock you into the undead, the crowning of a Zombie Prom King and Queen, drink specials, raffle and costume contest.
Live performances by Menya, Baby Teardrops, Fall on Your Sword and Peculiar Gentlemen. Emceed by NyelLee.

Cover $10-All proceeds will benefit Personal Space Theatrics' 6th Season
For more info visit www.personalspacetheatrics.org

The Delancey
168 Delancey (b/w Clinton and Attorney)
Take the J train to Essex Street or the F train to Delancey

Photo Credit Wendy R. Williams

Outdoor entertainment 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Doors open 7:30 pm
October 31, 2008
Theater for the New City

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 32nd annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Friday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. A carefree fall tradition, it celebrates the creativity that comes with the season.
The one-night fiesta takes over all four of TNC's theater spaces, plus its lobby and the block of East Tenth Street between First and Second Avenues. Customarily over 1,400 wildly-clad celebrants gather for dancing, dining, showing off costumes and viewing acts from the cutting-edge of Cabaret and Theater.

Admission is $20; costume or formal wear required, (212) 254-1109
Info/ticketing www.theaterforthenewcity.net

Theater for the New City| 155 First Avenue
At E. 10th St. and the block of E. 10th St. between 1st and 2nd Avenues

One more Party: A group called The Danger is hosting a 24 hour Halloween party. Log onto their website for details.


Village Halloween Parade

Photo Credit Wendy R. Williams

And don't forget to march in the Halloween Parade on Friday, October 31st, starting at 7 p.m. All those in costume are welcome to join hundreds of puppets, 53 bands of different types of music, dancers and artists and thousands of other New Yorkers in costumes of their own creation in the nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event in the Greatest City in the World !

Line-Up ! For all those in costume is on 6th Avenue South of Spring Street and North of Canal between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Alert ! ONLY enter the line-up on 6th Ave. from the East and South between Canal and Spring. For more information, log onto: http://www.halloween-nyc.com


Photo Credit Wendy R. Williams
Photo Credit Wendy R. Williams

Photo Credit Wendy R. Williams

Photo Credit Wendy R. Williams

After Party

Webster Hell Halloween Party

Webster Hall After Party
October 31st 8PM - 4AM

After you march in the parade you can quench your thirst and meet some of the other ghouls at the Webster Hall Afterparty. With its Demon Queen and Penthouse Pets, the parade's official after-party comes closest to one-upping the madness of Sixth Avenue.

Log onto: www.websterhall.com for more information.

Webster Hall |125 E. 11th St., Near Third Ave.


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