Trick or treat? Halloween is knocking on the door and if you haven’t yet figured out your party plans, we’ve gathered a list of offerings. This is not comprehensive, but rather our picks from what’s going down on the big night. We tend to look for budget-conscious options and also tried to leave off the sold out stuff. So grab a costume and beware the spooks!
MUSIC: NYNT Haunted Hop with Shannon & The Clams, Kid Congo, Ian Svenonius & More
Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY, 10003
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
MUSIC: Union Ghouls at Union Pool
Night of cover bands playing the music of Bruce Springsteen, The Stooges, The Misfits, The Cure, Creedence Clearwater Revival & B-52s
484 Union Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211
FILM: The Shining
Here’s Johnny! Catch Kubrick’s classic up on the big screen.
Metrograph, 7 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002
PARTY: Halloween at Night of Joy!
Sugar skull face painting, DJ sets by Jack Everett (Fat White Family) & Soojin Chang (FROG BOYS)
Night of Joy, 667 Lorimer Street (Corner of Meeker Avenue), Brooklyn, New York 11211
Party hosted by Mask Magazine with live performances by Breakaway (MPLS), YATTA (NYC), Bunny Michael (NYC), Sissy Elliott (NYC) and Kilbourne (NYC).
Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York 11221
PARTY: Michael T’s Rocky Horror Halloween at the Roxy Hotel
Michael T’s extra special live production of Rocky Horror Picture complete with a six-piece band.
The Roxy Hotel, 2 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10013
MUSIC: Diamanda Galás
Murmrr Theatre, 17 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY, 11238
PARTY: Gala of the Gone Halloween
Light the candles, burn the fires. Revitalize. Rejuvenate. Celebrate. Featuring Lauren Flax, Playsuit, Ryan Clover, Fabi Jugo
House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237
$10 (pre-sale tickets are sold out, tickets available if you get there early)
FILM: Vertigo in 35mm
Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street, New York, NY 10014
PARTY: Critical Halloween: HOLES
Storefront for Art and Architecture’s annual costume extravaganza.
Museum of Sex, 233 5th Ave, New York, New York 10016
FILM: Photographing a Ghost
A program of short films created during the time of Spiritualism craze of the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
Light Industry, 155 Freeman St, Brooklyn, New York 11222
$8, available at the door
MUSIC: Elsewhere Halloween Grand Opening!
The team behind Glasslands have moved into their new home. Come celebrate with them and check out performances by Battles, Cakes Da Killa, Combo Chimbita, Future Punx, The Wants, Alex Pasternak (DJ Set), Dadras (DJ Set), DAP
Elsewhere, 599 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11237
FILM: Terror Tuesday: HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH
Alamo Drafthouse, 445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn, NY 11201
PERFORMANCE: The Slipper Room Halloween Ball
With Seth Herzog, Pinkie Special, Puss N’ Boots, Stormy Leather, Lucy Licious, Fibi Eyewalker, Jellyboy The Clown, Topher Bousquet
The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St, New York, NY
FILM: A Haunted Hawks Nite Out
“Start your Halloween evening with Nitehawk Cinema as we transform the entrance of the former Pavilion for one nite only into a haunted house and Fall Open House event with seasonal beer and giveaways provided by Brooklyn Brewery for parents, a reading with acclaimed Frank Einstein series author Jon Scieszka by partner Community Bookstore from 3-5 p.m., arts and crafts activities, free candy and a chance to win a prize from Nitehawk Cinema. All items while supplies last.”
Future Nitehawk Prospect Park, 188 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn
PARTY: Club 57 – MoMA After Party
A party to celebrate the opening of MoMA’s new exhibit Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983. Featuring performances by The Fleshstones, Certain General, Vacuum Bag, Dj Naomi Regelson
Nublu, 151 Avenue C, New York, NY
FILM: El Vampiro
Fernando Méndez’s 1957 classic finds Dracula haunting a Mexican village.
BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11217
7pm & 9:15pm