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Halloween in New York City
Weekend October 29 - 31st

Written by Wendy R. Williams

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Wendy R. Williams


Halloween is roaring into New York City this weekend with parties, haunted houses and New York's famous Halloween Parade. Halloween is the one night of the year where the Freaks Come Out at Night and blend.

Here are a bunch of fun events for New York City's ghouls:


Village Halloween Parade
October 31, 2010

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 !

This year we are delighted to host Haitian Carnival Artist and Painter DIDIER CIVIL! Mr. Civil is making fantastic Haitian Carnival figures for the Parade, including Baron Samdi and Gran Brigitte and many other masks and costumes. We invite everyone to join him and the band DjaRaRa in an exuberiant dance to Gede.
Mr. Civil is also raising funds to rebuild the Art School in Jacmel, Haiti that was destroyed in the the earthquake.

A part of all contributions to the Parade will go toward rebuilding the school.
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 !


Watch: On 6th Avenue from Spring Street to 15th Street from 7 - 10:30 p.m.

Photo Credit Wendy R. Williams

Timothy Haskell's
Nightmare Superstitions
September 24 - November 13, 2010
NOHO Event Center

Visitors to NIGHTMARE: SUPERSTITIONS enter a surreal insane asylum. The patients have voluntarily admitted themselves, seeking protection from the danger they perceive is awaiting them because they broke a superstition. They feel they’re safe behind padded walls, and that they can be set free if NIGHTMARE patrons break these superstitions and accept bad luck themselves. They have to…it's the only way out!

FUN HOUSE, a smaller, equally demented haunted attraction, is the second component of this year’s NIGHTMARE. Here, the inmates are truly running the asylum in a twisted carnival-style event that visitors walk through before they experience the main attraction.

NIGHTMARE: SUPERSTITIONS runs from September 24 through November 13.

Tickets $30 - $100

NOHO Event Center | 623 Broadway at Houston (enter on Mercer Street).



La Ball Des Vampires
Flute Bar
Succumb to blood-thirsty, sexy creatures
For Vampires Only...
Saturday October 30, 2010 from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Flute Bar

Champagne Blood Sangria Open bar and
Passed Hors D'oeuvres
Saturday, October 30th
9pm to 10pm
Dress to Kill

10 best vampire costumes get free tickets to our FlûteFest champagne tasting gala November 4th (a $95 value)
Add Your Name to the Door List
You must be registered to partake

Flûte Bar & Lounge | 205 W. 54th St. | Broadway / Seventh Avenue |
New York | NY | 10019

Saturday, October 30 8:00pm-1:00am
One Brooklyn Bridge Park


Join the Conservancy's Junior Committee for our first Halloween party, at One Brooklyn Bridge Park. Enjoy cocktails - including Blood and Sand, a signature Halloween cocktail provided by Highland Park Scotch Whiskey, music, dancing, a costume contest, immersive video decoration by local artist Geoff Matters, festive atmosphere and more!

All proceeds support free public programming in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

**Must be 21+ to enter

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Junior Committee's mission is to reach out to adults in their 20's and 30's to encourage their involvement & support of the Conservancy and Brooklyn Bridge Park. Composed of a core group of volunteers, the committee hopes to engage a younger generation of supporters by increasing awareness of the park through fun events. The committee meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and welcomes new members!

All ticket prices include admission, drinks, music, food, dancing and costume contest!

Mischief Maker: $400 Friend Pack for 10 - (only available until Oct 25)

Prankster: $100 VIP tickets (includes a special gift bag with the new book, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race, Highland Park Scotch Whiskey, Conservancy-shirts and more!)

Trickster: $50 in advance/ $65 at the door

Click here to buy tickets

One Brooklyn Bridge Park | 360 Furman Street
Entrance through retail on waterside of building


Friday, October 29, 2010
Waldorf Astoria

Bette Midler, U.S. Senator John Kerry, Paul Simon, Judy Gold, Michael Kors, John McEnroe, Patty Smyth, Marlo Thomas, Phil Donahue, Joy Behar, Gloria Steinem, Elaine May, Thalia Mottola, Philip Glass, Nole Marin, Jann Wenner, Marc Shaiman, Scott Whitman, Holland Taylor, and more will attend Bette Midler's NYRP's Annual Hullaween.

The New York Restoration Project was founded by Bete Midler in 1995 and is devoted to restoring, revitilizing and developing underserved Parks, community gardens and other open spaces in New York City.

Note: On-line auction available now at WWW.CHARITYBUZZ.COM until November 13, 2010.

Tickets are available through Buckley Hall Events – 914-579-1000


The End of the World
Saturday October 30
BK Masonic Temple

Dear Doomed,
Do you want the good news or the bad news? The bad news is that on Saturday 30 October zombies are gonna take over the world and kill us all. This is quite sad but there’s nothing we can do so there’s no point getting all miserable about it.The good news is that while the rest of the world freaks out and cries and stuff, we’re gonna gather together all the people we love, lock ourselves in The Masonic Temple in Brooklyn, barricade the doors, and party for as long as we can until zombies break in and eat us.So, if you want one last chance to live out your dreams, come to the Halloween party to end all Halloween parties, on your last night ever.DRESS CODE: Zombies are going to kill us all – it’s your last night ever – so wear what the fuck you like – or wear what you dare – or wear what makes you happy OR disguise yourselves as zombies so they might not eat you! ANY LAST REQUESTS? It’s your last chance to dance, so you choose the music – post the tracks you want to die to on the event wall – All upbeat please – no misery – this is about dancing till you die on your last night ever. DJs playing your LAST REQUESTS:JDH (Fixed) Lorraine Sangre & Fernando Lions (After Midnight)

TICKETS: $10 super duper limited reduced tickets HERE

The Masonic Temple | 317 Clermont Ave. Brooklyn


Madame Tussauds After Dark
THURSDAY - SUNDAY 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
OCTOBER 21 - 24th & OCTOBER 28 – 31st
Madame Tussauds

This haunted season Madame Tussauds opens its doors for the annual After Dark event and your journey through Madame Tussauds dark side. Life-like figures look on as you are transported into the darkness where secrets lurk in the depths of the world-famous wax attraction.

This unique and terrifying experience starts with a 4D experience guaranteed to keep you on the edge of their seats. You will then make your way through the attraction where ghostly live actors and tons of scares are sure to send chills down your spine.

This year is bigger, much scarier and a whole lot darker!

Don't miss New York's darkest haunted attraction. 8 nights only!

Who ever said you shouldn’t be afraid of the dark…lied!

Madame Tussauds

Buy Tickets

Madame Tussauds | 42nd Street| Between 7th & 8th| South Side of the Street

Halloween Night
October 31, 2010
Eventi - A Kimpton Hotel


A collaboration between artist Jen Liu and turntablist Maria Chavez, combining ruined images and sound to tell the story of fear.


The "Marvelously Strange" performer, songwriter and sculptor

With a special DJ set by:




BENEFACTOR: $500 - Benefactor Ticket Holders receive a special commemorative gift bag.

All tickets include Open Bar and Entertainment.

Space is limited. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Each ticket price will increase by $50 at the door, day of event. You may purchase tickets by visiting our website or call us 212.594.0883.

Eventi - A Kimpton Hotel | 851 Avenue of the Americas

Halloween Horror Musical Premieres
GAY ZOMBIE: A Glam Rock Zombie Musical
Wednesday, October 27
Ace of Clubs Theater

Just in time for Halloween, Ace of Clubs Theater presents GAY ZOMBIE:
A Glam Rock Zombie Musical. Written by and starring Matthew Fletcher,
GAY ZOMBIE runs for one performance only, Wednesday, October 27 at

Tom’s not your typical zombie. He’s a glam rock GAY ZOMBIE with a
kick ass zombie band (many of whom have worked on “Rock of Ages” on
Broadway). Together, they perform live in an on stage experience
which covers music from the likes of AC/DC, The Ramones, David Bowie,
Nine Inch Nails. Through rock songs and off the wall stories, Tom
takes the audience through his journey of becoming a zombie, fleeing
to New York to escape authorities and trying to find life, love and
brains in the big city. GAY ZOMBIE: A Glam Rock Zombie Musical
promises a killer band tearing up classic rock, outrageous bloody
stage effects and a zombie love story that will rip your heart

GAY ZOMBIE: A Glam Rock Zombie Musical runs Wednesday, October 27 at
Tickets are $13.13 -- which includes 1 free
cocktail -- available at 212-352-3101 or You
must be 21+ with valid ID to attend.

Ace of Clubs Theater | 9 Great Jones Street between
Broadway & Lafayette Street
Below ACME -- accessible from the N
train at 8th Street).

Zombie Prom
Friday, Oct 29. 8pm- Late
The Delancey

Calling all the undead! Dress to kill, the Zombie Prom is back. Don’t miss what the NY Daily News has listed on their Perfect 10 for Halloween Week. Dance your limbs off and party your brains away to benefit the off-broadway production of rogerandtom by Personal Space Theatrics on Friday, October 29th at The Delancey. Celebrate Halloween with a night of bands to rock you into the undead, prom photos, “Thriller” led by Thrill The World, a 50/50 raffle and $3 PBR’s. Best costumes win awesome prizes and are crowned Zombie Prom King and Queen. Start decomposing; the zombies can’t wait to meet you.

Cover $15. Buy tickets in advance at: WWW.SMARTTIX.COM or call 212.868.4444. For more info visit

The Delancey
168 Delancey (b/w Clinton and Attorney)


Theater for the New City's 34th annual Village Halloween Costume Ball
Sunday October 31st
Outdoor entertainment 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm;
Doors open 7:30 pm
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 34th annual
Village Halloween Costume Ball. 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. Scattered through the event will be stilt dancers,
jugglers, fire-eaters, Vaudeville playlets and Burlesque. Lobby
attractions will include a Wiccan Psychic Reader,
Astrology/Numerology, Astral Portraits, an Aura Reader, throwing of
the I Ching and Hellsouls.

TICKETS: $20; costume or formal wear required.
Info/ticketing: (212) 254-1109,

Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue (at E. 10th St.)
E. 10th St. between 1st and 2nd Avenues




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