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Oct
1
Tue
2019
Halloween Parade and Other Events In the Month of October 2019
Oct 1 – Oct 22 all-day

Halloween Parade and Other Events

In the Month of October

Taking place in New York City’s boroughs

Visit our main All Hallow’s Eve Page to learn about many of the events coming up.

Plus, have a look at a video we’d taken during our visit to the 2005 Village Halloween Parade. We’d stood for hours on line claiming our space and it was worth it!

Enjoy!

 

Oct
10
Thu
2019
Clio Art Fair
Oct 10 – Oct 13 all-day

Clio Art Fair

October 10-13, 2019

@ 550 West, 29th Street
Between 10th and 11th Avenue

The “anti-fair” focused solely on independent artists, returns for its ninth edition.

CLIO ART FAIR is a curated fair exhibiting Worldwide Artists. It has been created with the idea of discovering Independent artists and showcasing the careers and achievements of already affirmed creative minds.

Join them as well for an exclusive private preview of the Fair!

New York Butoh Institute in association with Theater for the New City present New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 @ Theater for the New City
Oct 10 – Oct 27 all-day

New York Butoh Institute
in association with
Theater for the New City
present

New York Butoh Institute Festival 19

October 10-27, 2019

at Theater for the New City

New York Butoh Institute presents the New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 from Thursday, October 10 through Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Theater for the New City. This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Japanese performance art form butoh.

Curated by New York Butoh Institute’s founder Vangeline, the Festival will consist of an exciting program of Butoh workshops and masterclasses, as well as seven nights of groundbreaking performances presented at Theater for the New City. The festival will conclude on Sunday, October 27 with a lecture and short film celebrating the founder of butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata, and the 60 years of this historical and revolutionary art form as it continues to evolve into the 21st century.

The bold butoh performances being presented during the festival will feature 14 female dancers from Japan, Colombia, Norway, Italy, Germany, France, and the U.S. One of the pieces, Hijikata, Mon Amour, will be performed by Vangeline as an homage to butoh founder Tatsumi Hijikata. A highlight of the piece will be the costume Vangeline will wear: an exact replica of the bold red costume Tatsumi Hijikata wore in his legendary butoh performance of Tatsumi Hijikata and The Japanese-Revolt of the Flesh in 1968.

Thanks to a loan from the Tatsumi Hijikata Archives and a Janet Arnold Award from the Society of Antiquaries of London, the Festival is able to showcase the replica of this iconic costume worn by Tatsumi Hijikata in Revolt of the Flesh. Hijikata’s costume remains a totem for butoh-it holds secrets of the avant-garde art form.

Much like butoh itself, it was born at the confluence of East and West. This costume chronicles the evolution of postmodern art in Japan. The Festival will close with a short film of Tatsumi Hijikata in his 1968 solo, and a lecture with costume expert Todd Thomas who recreated the costume, and who will discuss his process, shedding light on how the original costume was designed and constructed. Prior to and during the presentation, the replica will be on display for audience members to see.

The New York Butoh Festival 19 will take place at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, NYC. Thursday through Saturday October 17-19 and October 24-26 at 8pm, Sunday October 20 at 3pm, Sunday October 27 special event lecture at 3pm. Tickets are $18-$20, and can be purchased by phone at (212) 254-1109 or online at https://butohfest-19.eventbrite.com/. The lecture on Sunday, October 27 is free and open to the public.

Artists Featured:

Eri Chian (Osaka, Japan); Mari Osanai, (Aomori, Japan), Tove-Elena Nicolaysen (Chile/Norway), Salome Kokoladze (Georgia), Sindy Butz (Germany), Katherine Adamenko (USA), Madelyn Sher (USA), Angela Newsham (Hawai-USA), Melissa Lohman (Italy), Margherita Tisato (Italy), Yazmin Gonzalez (USA), Vangeline, (France), Lauren Farber (USA) and Brenda Polo (Colombia).

VANGELINE THEATER/NEW YORK BUTOH INSTITUTE aims to preserve the legacy and integrity of Japanese Butoh while carrying the art form well into the future. The unique art of Butoh originated in post- World War II Japan as a reaction to the loss of identity caused by the westernization of Japanese culture, as well as a realization that ancient Japanese performing traditions no longer spoke to a contemporary audience. One of the major developments in contemporary dance in the latter half of the 20th century, Butoh combines dance, theater, improvisation and influences of Japanese traditional performing arts to create a unique performing art form that is both controversial and universal in its expression. The Vangeline Theater is home to the New York Butoh Institute, dedicated to the advancement of Butoh in the 21st century. www.vangeline.com

Vangeline is a teacher, dancer, and choreographer specializing in the Japanese postwar avant-garde movement form Butoh. She is the artistic director of the Vangeline Theater (New York), a dance company firmly rooted in the tradition of Japanese Butoh while carrying it into the 21st century, and the founder of the New York Butoh Institute. Her work has been heralded in publications such as The New York Times (“captivating”), Los Angeles
Times, (“moves with the clockwork deliberation of a practiced Japanese Butoh artist”) and LA Weekly, to name a few. More recently her solo “Butoh Beethoven: Eclipse” received critical acclaim from the Ballet Review.

Vangeline is a 2018 NYFA/ NYSCA Artist Fellow in Choreography. She is also the winner of the 2015 Gibney Dance’s Beth Silverman-Yam Social Action Award. Film projects include a starring role alongside actors James Franco and Winona Ryder in the 2012 feature film The Letter, written and directed by Jay Anania, She has performed with/for Grammy Award-winning artists SKRILLEX and Esperanza Spalding. She is the author of a forthcoming book about butoh and looks forward to curating the second New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 this October.

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (TNC) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning community cultural center that is known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service. One of New York’s most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC produces 30-40 premieres of new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights. Many influential theater artists of the last quarter century have found TNC’s Resident Theater Program instrumental to their careers, among them Sam Shepard, Moises Kaufman, Richard Foreman, Charles Busch, Maria Irene Fornes, Miguel Piñero, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Vin Diesel, Oscar Nuñez, Laurence Holder, Romulus Linney and Academy Award winners Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody. TNC also presents plays by multi-ethnic/multi-disciplinary theater companies who have no permanent home. Among the well-known companies that have been presented by TNC are Mabou Mines, the Living Theater, Bread and Puppet Theater, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and COBU, the Japanese women’s drumming, and dance group. TNC also produced the Yangtze Repertory Company’s 1997 production of Between Life and Death, which was the only play ever produced in America by Gao Xingjian before he won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature. TNC seeks to develop theater audiences and inspire future theater artists from the often-overlooked low-income minority communities of New York City by producing minority writers from around the world and by bringing the community into theater and theater into the community through its many free festivals. TNC productions have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and over 42 OBIE Awards for excellent in every theatrical discipline. TNC is the only Theatrical Organization to have won the Mayor’s Stop The Violence award.

Oct
11
Fri
2019
THE NEW YORK COFFEE FESTIVAL + Inaugural Roast Masters – North America
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day

THE NEW YORK COFFEE FESTIVAL

Announces the Final Line Up for Inaugural Roast Masters – North America

COFFEE · MUSIC · ART · FOOD · EDUCATION · CHARITY

October 11 – 13, 2019

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
Manhattan

Tickets On Sale Now, Here: www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com/tickets

Friday, October 11th – 11:00am – 6:00pm | Trade Session
Saturday, October 12th – 9:30am – 12:30pm | Morning Session
Saturday, October 12th – 12:30pm – 3:30pm | Afternoon Session
Saturday, October 12th – 3:30pm – 6:30pm | Late Session
Sunday, October 13th – 9:30am – 1:00pm | Morning Session
Sunday, October 13th – 1:00pm – 4:30pm | Afternoon Session
WHERE: The Metropolitan Pavilion | 125 W. 18th St. | New York, NY 10011

TICKETS: www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com/tickets

New York, NY – September 27, 2019 – The New York Coffee Festival, which is celebrating its 5th anniversary in the city that never sleeps, is buzzing – and it’s not just from all the caffeine! The Festival is thrilled to share the final line up for the inaugural Roast Masters™ – North America competition.

Judged by a panel of leading industry figureheads, 25 of North America’s most up-and-coming roasters will be battling head-to-head for the coveted Roast Masters™ title. The competition, formed of three disciplines taking place over three days, showcases excellence in coffee roasting and espresso blending in a fast-paced, dynamic live setting. The Roast Masters area will also include a Brew Bar, where roasters will alternate to showcase their skills and brew coffee for the public. Contenders include Joe Coffee Company, Bolt Coffee, Café Integral, Elixr Coffee, Sweetleaf Coffee Roasters, Brooklyn Roasting Company, and more. Adding to the excitement are sponsors Armenia, Compak, Battenkill, Sanremo, Eight Ounce, and Acme & Co.

The New York Coffee Festival returns to the Metropolitan Pavilion from October 11th-13th, bringing coffee beginners and aficionados alike the best that New York has to offer in coffee, food, cocktails, live music, art, and more. For more information, please visit: www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com.

In addition to more than 115 innovative exhibitors, including Partner’s Coffee Roasters, Devoción, Bluestone Lane, Think Coffee, Rishi Tea, Keep Cup, and more, the three-day festival will also feature the The Lab program with an exciting line-up of interactive demonstrations such as “Baristastainability” and “Spice Cupping With Dona,” educational workshops, talks and tastings, the Coffee Music Project, and the Coffee Art Project, as well as The Kitchen, The Cold Brew Cocktail Bar,The Village, Latte Art Live, The Chocolate Factory, and more.

This year’s event will also be in conjunction with the New York’s Best Barista competition. The New York Coffee Festival is looking for a barista that is committed to excellence in coffee making and who goes above and beyond to make an impact in their community. New Yorkers will be invited to vote for their local barista and the winner will be announced at The New York Coffee Festival. The winning barista will receive a trip to The London Coffee Festival where they will be able to make coffee with London’s top baristas. Those who vote will be entered for a chance to win tickets to The New York Coffee Festival. Submit an application before Friday, October 4th, to nominate your favorite barista for the chance to win: www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com/NewYorksBestBarista

In addition to offering delicious street food, coffee cocktails, live music and coffee-inspired art, 100% of profits are donated to Project Waterfall, partnering with NYC-based charity: water to deliver life-changing water projects in coffee-growing regions. Since 2011, Project Waterfall has raised over $1.5 million, bringing clean water to more than 50,000 people across seven countries. Find out more about Project Waterfall at projectwaterfall.org and charity: water at charitywater.org.

Tickets for The New York Coffee Festival are now on sale at: www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com, and are selling quickly. For coffee connoisseurs and foodies alike, this event is bound to give New Yorkers and global attendees a truly exciting break from the daily grind.

For the latest on The New York City Coffee Festival, please visit:

Website: www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/newyorkcoffeefestival
Twitter: twitter.com/NYCoffeeFest
Instagram: instagram.com/newyorkcoffeefestival
Official Hashtag: #newyorkcoffeefestival, #NYCF19, #NYCF

ABOUT ALLEGRA GROUP:

Allegra Events, the organizer of New York Coffee Festival, is a young, dynamic, and influential branch of the Allegra Group working to produce powerful, interactive events that engage and inspire audiences across the world. If you would like more information about The New York Coffee Festival 2019, please contact Sara Trioni at [email protected]

Oct
14
Mon
2019
75th Columbus Day Parade – 2019
Oct 14 all-day

75th Columbus Day Parade

October 14, 2019

Featuring tens of thousands of participants, many many floats + marching bands this cultural item’s been a tradition in our city for decades. So head on out for this wonderful celebration of Italian-American Heritage.

The parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street with red carpet performances on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets.

Further down on this page you’ll find a press release concerning this years grand marshal.

Have a look at these related videos from past years:

Columbus Day Parade Underway Through New York City

Published by CBS New York

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COLUMBUS DAY PARADE NYC 2016

Published by Manolo Gamboa

Press Release as furnished at this page…

MASSIMO FERRAGAMO NAMED GRAND MARSHAL

OF 2019 NEW YORK CITY COLUMBUS DAY PARADE

Chairman of Ferragamo USA to Lead the 75th Annual Columbus Day Parade Up Fifth Avenue on October 14, 2019

NEW YORK – June 20, 2019 – The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced today that Massimo Ferragamo, the Chairman of Ferragamo USA, has been named Grand Marshal of the 75th annual Columbus Day Parade. Mr. Ferragamo is a proud Italian, who divides his time between Italy and the USA, and is deeply involved in the Ferragamo business started by his father in California in the 1920’s.

The annual Columbus Day parade, the largest celebration of Italian-American heritage and culture in the United States, will take place on Monday, October 14, 2019, beginning at 11:30 a.m. As Grand Marshal, Mr. Ferragamo will lead dozens of marching bands and floats and over 100 marching groups up the Fifth Avenue parade route, from 44th Street to 72nd Street.

In naming Mr. Ferragamo Grand Marshal, Columbus Citizens Foundation President Marian Pardo praised his success as a prominent Italian business leader and referenced his contributions to philanthropy and community service.

“Massimo’s role as the vanguard of a classic Italian brand makes him the perfect choice to serve as Grand Marshal for our 75th Anniversary of the Columbus Day Parade,” Ms. Pardo said. “And his individual accomplishments in wine-making and the creation of one of the most luxurious getaways in Italy; Castiglion del Bosco, are exceptional. His status as an Italian with roots in both Italy and the USA are perfectly themed to have him lead our Parade as we celebrate our Diamond Anniversary.”

“I am honored and pleased to join the ranks of distinguished Italians and Italian-Americans who have served in this incredibly special role before me,” Mr. Ferragamo said, “The special relationship between Italy and the United States has been at the core of the Ferragamo business since its inception, and I’m so very proud to accept this honor also in memory of my parents Salvatore and Wanda who loved the USA as if it were their second home country.  It is wonderful to be able to celebrate all the creativity and blessings that come with our two great countries working together. My family and I are so excited to march up Fifth Avenue on Columbus Day.”

In addition to the ongoing development of one of the world’s most iconic luxury fashion labels,  Mr. Ferragamo purchased the property Castiglion del Bosco in 2003. “CdB” is one of the 25 wineries who founded the Brunello di Montalcino denomination, and has been producing wine from the early 1900’s. Mr. Ferragamo, together with his wife Chiara, developed Castiglion del Bosco into a 5 star plus luxury resort currently managed by the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Group.

The tradition of a Columbus Day Parade began when Generoso Pope led a group of Italian Americans from East Harlem to Columbus Circle in 1929. The parade was formalized as an official celebration of Columbus and Italian heritage in 1994, and this year’s event marks its 75th Anniversary.

Past Grand Marshals of New York’s Columbus Day Parade have included: Sophia Loren; Frank Sinatra; Luciano Pavarotti; Lidia Bastianich; Joe DiMaggio; Mario Andretti; Roberto Cavalli and Maria Bartiromo.

Oct
15
Tue
2019
Jopwell Talks at the Brooklyn Museum @ Brooklyn Musuem
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jopwell Talks at the Brooklyn Museum

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Brooklyn Museum

Jopwell, the leading career advancement platform for Black, Latinx and Native American students and professionals, invites you to attend our first-ever summit, Jopwell Talks, on Tuesday, October 15 at the Brooklyn Museum. With confirmed speakers including CBS This Morning’s Gayle King, WeWork’s co-founder Miguel McKelvey, Facebook’s CMO Antonio Lucio and more, Jopwell Talks welcomes candid and authentic conversations that speak directly to the experience of being a person of color in the workplace. The content-packed day will offer attendees new perspectives that inspire them to push their careers forward while building a stronger network of peers and allies.

Tickets can be purchased at JopwellTalks.com

Oct
18
Fri
2019
Harlem Stage Presents, Uptown Nights: Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh @ HARLEM STAGE
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 19 @ 10:00 pm

Harlem Stage Presents, Uptown Nights: Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh

Friday, October 18, 2019

Harlem Stage
150 Convent Avenue

OCTOBER 18TH

Baltimore native Maimouna Youssef is of Choctaw, African American, and Muslim heritage who was born into a family of exceptional artists deeply rooted in healing, spirituality and activism. She began singing traditional indigenous and African songs at four years old and began her music career at 16 years old. Throughout this evening you will be immersed in sounds of A Capella and musical elements to honor her ancestors. This timely healing concert will leave you transformed and uplifted. it will be a musical journey amplifying the soulful soundscapes that reflect the experiences of Maimouna’s rich heritage.

Harlem Stage is proud to present this concert in recognition of “400 years of Inequality” in observance of the anniversary of 1619, when the first Africans were brought to Jamestown and sold into bondage; ‘Stolen Hands, Working Stolen Lands.’

OCTOBER 19TH

Grammy-nominated artist MuMu Fresh, will bring down the house with a not to be missed hip hop experience. This powerhouse lyricist and MC will perform material from her recently recorded album, produced by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The PLAYlist titled, The Healing.

Oct
19
Sat
2019
The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo
Oct 19 all-day

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo

Saturday, January 19
Saturday, February 16
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, April 14
Saturday, May 18
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, July 20
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, October 19
Saturday, November 16
Saturday, December 21

Learn more at this official page here…As well as their page within Facebook here…

 The Watson Hotel, 440 West 57th St. (formerly the Holiday Inn)
(between 9th & 10 Aves), New York City, NY

8:00 am – 10:00 am
Early Admission: $25 ($15 with ePostcard or postcard)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regular Admission: $6 ($3 with ePostcard, $5 with postcard)

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Bronx Night Market at Fordham Plaza Returns in 2019
Oct 26 all-day

Bronx Night Market Returns in 2019

Select Saturdays from late May to late October, 2019

Fordham Plaza in the Bronx
2413 Third Ave, Bronx, NY

Free to Attend

Be sure to visit the official site, as well, for more information as well as to keep in tune with any cancellations and such.

Every Saturday through October

The Bronx Market is back again this year and they’re promising a whole new level of experiences featuring more dates, more food and more performances that, according to them, “will challenge your idea of a food festival.”

On hand will be over 40 vendors serving up food and beverages from such international faire as Latin American, Italy, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.

Food vendors will be offering items under $7 and on the opening night there’ll be performances by “”R&B/ Soul singer Caszoul, DJ-turned-hip hop artist Calvin Price, and Bangladeshi-born Mati whose music blends Bengali and English.””

 

Oct
31
Thu
2019
43rd ANNUAL VILLAGE HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL – 2019
Oct 31 all-day

Theater For The New City Holds Its

43rd ANNUAL VILLAGE HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Underground stars perform each year in TNC’s Halloween Cabarets.
Guests will see and be seen and celebrate the Night of Nights.
Celebrants will sink fangs into Halloween delicacies in The Witches’ Cauldron

October 31, 2019 at Theater for the New City (TNC) ,
155 First Avenue (at E. 10th St.)
and the block of E. 10th St. between 1st and 2nd Avenues
(presented by Theater for the New City)
Outdoor entertainment 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm; doors open 7:30 pm

Outdoors: free; no dress requirement.
Indoors: $20; costume or formal wear required.
Info/tickets: (212) 254-1109, www.theaterforthenewcity.net

NEW YORK — Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village October 31 in the Village Halloween Costume Ball, which is presented annually by Theater for the New City (TNC), 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for real witches, everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. An explosive fall tradition, it is always held on the actual night of Halloween and celebrates artistic creation and fertilization.

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 1,500 wildly-clad celebrants gather for big-band dancing, dining, showing off costumes and viewing acts from the cutting-edge of Cabaret and Theater. Admission is $20; costume or formal wear is required. Once inside, everything is free except food and drink, which are graveyard dirt-cheap. Doors open at 7:30 PM and indoor entertainment begins at 8:00 PM. There will be two continuously-running cabarets offering theater all evening.

Outdoor entertainment, free to the public, will start at 4:00 PM, including R&B and Dixieland bands, fire eaters, jugglers, storyweavers and stilt dancers, all free to the public and a gift from TNC to its neighborhood. Attractions will include the three piece band, “Fiddler and the Crossroads” with Greg Holt (a Blues Hall of Fame fiddler), Charlie Giordano (accordion player for Bruce Springsteen) and Roger Stoltz (suitcase drums). They will perform Cajun original music and Cajun-American versions of works by Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and others. Also featured will be Star 69 (an R&B band led by Rob Varcony), Matt Angel, Joe Bendik, George Bellici, Urgent Music Unit and Michael David Gordon Band (classic pop rock songs). Emcee is Mary Tierney. Outdoor performances culminate in “The Red and Black Masque,” an annual Medieval ritual show written by Arthur Sainer, scored by David Tice and directed by Crystal Field which is performed each year by torchlight at 7:00 PM.

Indoors, a list of cutting-edge performers of many disciplines will provide entertainment. Penny Arcade and COBU (an all-women Taiko dance and drum group) head the list of over 70 acts that will appear.

The first floor Cabaret will offer performances by Melanie Maria Goodreaux, Carol Tandava (belly dance), Von Duvis Dance Collective, Richard West, juggler John Grimaldi, Ben Harburg and Friends, Bina Sharif, Lissa Moira Scream Contest, Peter DiZozza, The Wycherly Sisters, Wise Guise and Alessandra Belloni. TNC’s Street Theater Company will perform an excerpt from “No Brainer or Solution to Parasites,” in which The Keepers of the Pot sing while a real estate magnate from a TV reality show builds a wall and gets stuck in it. Performers will include Mark Marcante, Cheryl Gadsden, Terry Lee King, Crystal Field and T. Scott Lilly.

The Womb Room on the lower leverl will host performances by Kitch, Eve Packer, Lei Zhou, Dr. Sue, Lorcan Otway, Loretta Auditorium, Joe Bendick, Stan Baker, Jennifer Blowdryer, Ellen Steier, The Amazing Amy, Jiggers Is King, Dawoud Kringle (sitar) and Ian Gordon. Emcee is Barbara Kahn.

Other performers will include Katherine Adamenko, Amazing Amy (contortionist), Georgio Handman, Elizabeth Ruf, Margo Lee Sherman, Richard Weber, Natasha Velez and Michael Vazquez.

The large Johnson Theater becomes a ballroom with Big Band dance orchestras beginning at 9:00 PM. Music will be supplied by Art Lillard’s Heavenly Big Swing Band and Latin band Maquina Mono. There will also be aerial dance by Constellation Moving Company.

The House of Horrors, designed and run by “Zen,” is in the theater’s lower level. Revelers will be put through a maze and duly horrified.

Laraine Goodman and The Mad Tappers will tap dance their way through the lobby.

At the Champagne Bar, libations will be served by vampires who will awaken periodically for the task.

Scattered through the event will be stilt dancers, jugglers, fire-eaters, Vaudeville playlets, Burlesque and Hellsouls. Portions of the lobby will be set aside for Astrology/Numerology readings. Phyllis Yampolsky will throw the I-Ching. Fortune Telling is by Penny Diara. Videos are by Terry Ferrari. Rocco (a Frank Sinatra impersonator) will croon “Songs Sinatra sang.”

With its Witches’ Cauldron, the event can justifiably claim to have downtown’s most sensational Halloween cafe with a variety of American and international delicacies available at peoples’ prices. Holiday dishes are contributed by neighboring East Village restaurants, some with celebrity chefs. You can gobble couscous from a coffin lid beginning at 7:30 pm while enjoying spine-tingling performances by performance artists, songwriters, poets and variety artists including Arthur Abrams, Norman Savitt, Richard West and Susan Mitchell, The Head Peddlers and Sarah Lilly. The space is designed by Susan Hemley and Desiree Conston with lighting design by Alexander Bartenieff. Emcee is Elizabeth Ruf.

The entire facility will be elaborately rendered for Halloween, featuring intricate and massive environments by leading theatrical scenarists, sculptors, and artists including Lytza Colon, Walter Gurbo and Kanako Nagayama. Costume design is by Susan Hemley. Audiences will pass through walls decorated by 17 muralists. Lighting design is by Alexander Bartenieff, Matt Angel and Bruce Kraemer.

Since its beginning in 1977, TNC’s Halloween extravaganza has been a point of origin for many of the City’s most original entertainers. Six full-length plays have grown out of playlets written for the fest and it is probable that the theatrical movement in Performance Art began there. It has been a launching pad for such formative artists as Paul Zaloom, Alice Farley, Bloolips, The Red Mole, Penny Arcade, Basil Twist and Alien Comic Tom Murrin. Each year, many acts, skits, sketches, and skadoodles go on to become the basis of larger theater works. It is also interesting to note that TNC originated the Village Halloween Parade as part of its annual Halloween Ball. The procession wound its way through the Village from TNC’s second home at the corner of Jane and West Streets to Washington Square Park. Now the Village Halloween Costume Ball takes up every available inch (both floors) of TNC’s multi-theater complex at 155 First Avenue (the former First Avenue Retail Market building) and adjoining outdoor spaces.

The annual costume judging begins at midnight with the “Monsters and Miracles Costume Parade,” as all revelers are invited to march past a panel of celebrity judges including Tom Attea, Andrea Fulton, Chino Garcia, John Gilman, Robert Heide, John Jiler, Phoebe Legere, Eduardo Machado, Miguel Maldonado, Rome Neal, Lorcan Otway, Bina Sharif, Sabura Rashid, Ramiro Sandoval, Misha Shulman and David Willinger. Winners will receive one-year passes to TNC and a bottle of Moet and Chandon champagne. Attendees will be judged in such categories as “Most Trumped-Up,” “Most Vaped,” “Most Over the Rainbow,” “Most Whistle-Blown,” “Most Anti-Oxidant,” “Most Opioid,” “Most Organic,” “Most Climate Changed,” Most Impeached,” “Most Corrupt,” “Most Toxic,” “Most Faked News,” “Most Genital-Snatched” “Most Zan-Tacked.”

Theater for the New City is located at 155 First Avenue, at the corner of East Tenth Street. Reservations are strongly recommended. The TNC box office number is (212) 254-1109. Buy online at www.theaterforthenewcity.net.

Nov
16
Sat
2019
The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo
Nov 16 all-day

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo

Saturday, January 19
Saturday, February 16
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, April 14
Saturday, May 18
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, July 20
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, October 19
Saturday, November 16
Saturday, December 21

Learn more at this official page here…As well as their page within Facebook here…

 The Watson Hotel, 440 West 57th St. (formerly the Holiday Inn)
(between 9th & 10 Aves), New York City, NY

8:00 am – 10:00 am
Early Admission: $25 ($15 with ePostcard or postcard)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regular Admission: $6 ($3 with ePostcard, $5 with postcard)

Dec
21
Sat
2019
The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo
Dec 21 all-day

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo

Saturday, January 19
Saturday, February 16
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, April 14
Saturday, May 18
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, July 20
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, October 19
Saturday, November 16
Saturday, December 21

Learn more at this official page here…As well as their page within Facebook here…

 The Watson Hotel, 440 West 57th St. (formerly the Holiday Inn)
(between 9th & 10 Aves), New York City, NY

8:00 am – 10:00 am
Early Admission: $25 ($15 with ePostcard or postcard)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regular Admission: $6 ($3 with ePostcard, $5 with postcard)