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Sep
22
Sun
2019
Apple Ridge Orchards Autumn Fun & Pickings
Sep 22 – Oct 31 all-day

Apple Ridge Orchards Autumn Fun & Pickings

Through the end of October, 2018

Located in the town of Warwick found in the southwest portion of Orange County, New York

101 Jessup Road, Warwick, NY
(from NYC: approx. 1.5- hours)
845-987-7717

Open to the public every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
and all holidays, from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

We visited this farm in the Autumn of 2017 and look forward to returning for a chance to get back to picking their delicious apples, petting their friendly furry residents and well, heck, just taking a hike in the outdoors.

Great Views! Heart Warming Family Feel! Tasty Apples!

We can’t think of a better way to get away from the confines of city life!

To learn more about getting there as well as the cost of picking visit their site here:

AppleRidgeOrchards.com

Also, have a look at our review featuring some of the numerous photos we’d taken during our last visit. With additional photos on the way from this year’s upcoming visit.

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
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
18
Fri
2019
All Hallows Eve: A Wild, Eclectic Horror Musical with Puppets @ The Connelly Theater
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm

All Hallows Eve: A Wild, Eclectic Horror Musical with Puppets

October 18 – November 2, 2019

At the The Connelly Theater
220 E 4th St

A wild, horror musical journey across the grey veil on a Halloween night, testing a sister’s and brother’s love against the forces of true evil, with book, lyrics and puppet design by Martin P. Robinson (Little Shop of Horrors; “Sesame Street”) and music by Paul Rudolph (Emmy Award-winning composer, “Sesame Street”, “GLANK”).
Mr. Robinson directs a cast of ten from the casts of “Sesame Street,” Avenue Q and “Little Shop…” and other iconic productions, including Jennifer Barnhart* (Avenue Q, “Sesame Street,” “Julie’s Greenroom”), Tyler Bunch* (“Julie’s Greenroom”, “The Tick”), Aubrey Clinedinst (Dario Fo, The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre), Austin Michael Costello (“Sesame Street”), Cedwan Hooks (Award-winning puppet designer); Haley Jenkins (“Sesame Street”, The Pee-Wee Herman Show), Kathleen Kim (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” with Tom Hanks, “Sesame Street”), Marca Leigh* (“The Muppets”), Spencer Lott (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” with Tom Hanks, “Sesame Street”), and Kaitee Yaeko Tredway (Avenue Q).

Eve and Evan are twins roped into yet another desperately dull Halloween by their parents. Managing to break free, they maraud, pumpkin-smash and toilet-paper, inadvertently crossing the thin line between worlds on this night of all nights. They enter a house and meet a demoness who has been lying in wait for just such a pair. A harrowing cat-and-mouse game ensues with the stakes being nothing less than their immortal souls. All Hallows Eve is a tale wrapped up in horror, comedy, and blood…and definitely not for young children.

Producers: Martin P. Robinson, Annie Evans and Jean Marie Keevins; Scenic Designers: Christopher Swader and Justin Swader; Lighting Designer: Alex Jainchill; Choreographer: Kaitee Yaeko Tredway; Public Relations: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.

Tickets are: $30. For more information, visit AllHallowsEveMusical.com.

The runtime is approximately 80 minutes with no intermission.

Sixteen performances will be staged from October 18-November 2nd, 2019 on the following schedule: Wednesdays-Fridays at 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.; Sundays at 3:00 p.m.; plus, Monday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m.

All Hallows Eve began as a twenty-minute Guest Artist Project for the 2013 National Puppetry Conference, followed by a first version of the entire piece during a two-week residency in February 2018, both at the O’Neill Theater Center and with the support of The Jim Henson Foundation.

Oct
22
Tue
2019
Freestyle Lab: To Undreamed Shores: Shakespeare and Immigrant Voices in Conversation @ 53rd Street Library
Oct 22 all-day
Freestyle Lab: To Undreamed Shores: Shakespeare and Immigrant Voices in Conversation @ 53rd Street Library | New York | New York | United States

New York Shakespeare Exchange
announces the next
Freestyle Lab:
To Undreamed Shores:
Shakespeare and Immigrant Voices in Conversation

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

at the 53rd Street Library

New York Shakespeare Exchange announces the next Freestyle Lab:To Undreamed Shores: Shakespeare and Immigrant Voices in Conversation on Tuesday, October 22,2019 at 7pm at the 53rd Street Library Theater (18 W. 53rd Street, NYC). This event is free, but reservations are requested at www.NYSX.org.

The October lab features an ensemble of immigrant and first-generation actors presenting excerpts from Shakespeare and contemporary poets, playwrights, essayists, and politicians – all with the focus on themes of immigration. The performance will be followed by a lively town hall conversation during which we will expand on topics like family separation, treatment of refugees, cultural stereotyping, assimilation, how languages figure in to the immigrant experience, and the code-switching and loaded expectations that often come with being a first-generation citizen. The evening is curated by Jennifer Curfman, Aysha Salam, and Associate Artistic Director Cristina Lundy.

The evening will be moderated by Bridget Crawford, the Legal Director for Immigration Equality:
Immigration Equality is the nation’s leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization. We represent and advocate for people from around the world fleeing violence, abuse, and persecution because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status.

FEATURING THE WRITINGS OF:
Claudia Cortese, Denice Frohman, Ananda Lima, Carvens Lissaint, Ankita Raturi, William Shakespeare, Divya Victor, and others to be determined

PERFORMANCES BY:
Clemmie Evans, Katie Fanning, Niki Hatzidis, Anaseini Katoa, Aida Leguizamón, Salome Mergia, Hyojin Park, Krushika Patankar, and Marcus Xavier Stewart

New York Shakespeare Exchange bridges cultural divides, starts conversations, promotes education, and brings communities together through diverse, classically based programming that re-imagines how Shakespearean theater and poetry can impact our modern world. Brimming with an unwavering sense of adventure, their work honors the legacy of the Bard while intersecting his poetry with today’s ever-changing social, political, and technological landscapes. From star-crossed lovers wooing across a crowded bar, to sonnets interpreted as independent film, to live productions that highlight Shakespeare’s verse in a contemporary context, our projects challenge expectations and lead us forward to continued innovation.

NYSX is internationally known for its The Sonnet Project (in which more than 1,500 volunteer filmmakers from around the world have joined the discussion by creating short films in New York locations based on all 154 Shakespeare sonnets). NYSX also produces mainstage productions and the crowd favorite ShakesBEER, NYC’s Original Shakespearean Pub Crawl. This past season NYSX staged a critically acclaimed, new adaptation of Midsummer Night’s Dream, conceived and directed by Brendan Averett which ran in January/February 2019 at the Secret Theater in Long Island City, NY.

NYSX will present the final signature Freestyle Lab of 2019 at the New York Public Library at 53rd Street on November 19, 2019. www.NYSX.org

Oct
25
Fri
2019
Cathedral of St. John the Divine – 2019 Crypt Crawl and Halloween Extravaganza
Oct 25 all-day

2019 Halloween related events at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Crypt Crawls: Spotlight on Halloween

Friday, October 25, 2019
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Shake your spirits loose this Halloween season! Hear the stories of the entombed, learn the origins of Halloween as a Celtic New Year celebration that later transformed into All Hallows Eve, and creep into the Cathedral’s crypt. Space is limited and participants must be 12 years of age or older. Tickets are $25 per adult, $20 per student/senior.

PLUS

Ralph Lee’s Procession of Ghouls

Halloween Extravaganza 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019
at 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm

The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue

Friday, October 25, 7 and 10 pm Screening of Nosferatu (1922) with live organ improv followed by puppeteer Ralph Lee’s Procession of the Ghouls

Organist Timothy Brumfield returns to create, on the Cathedral’s Great Organ, a live score to F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922) and accompany the procession of Ralph Lee and the Mettawee River Theater Company’s ghosts and ghouls. The full stretch of the nave is at the disposal of Mr. Lee’s fantastic creatures of the night, and visitors should brace themselves for ghostly mischief and ghoulish tricks. Aisle seats are for the bravest at heart, where you’ll come face to face with evil-eyed demon, mossy-nailed witch, or an overfed, ghostly man-child.

There are two showings, 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm.

Monthly Free Fridays at the Intrepid Museum
Oct 25 all-day

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum To Launch Monthly Free Fridays Beginning April 26

New after-hours series will run once a month through October

New York, NY (March 15, 2019) – On April 26, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will launch a new Free Fridays series as part of its ongoing efforts to expand community access to the Museum. For one Friday evening each month, from April to October, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, visitors will be granted free admission to the Museum. Free Fridays will also include a variety of programming such as lively educational conversations, movie screenings on the flight deck, live performances, telescopes for viewing the night sky and more.

Program highlights for each Free Friday is listed below:

APRIL 26, 2019

Visit the Intergalactic Travel Bureau, presented by Guerilla Science, a live, interactive experience exploring the incredible possibilities of space tourism through personalized space vacation planning. Speak with one of the Bureau’s astrophysicist travel agents and plan your ultimate getaway to outer space!

First-come, first-serve. All ages.

Join us in the Space Shuttle Pavilion for Innovators, where Robert Bell of Space & Satellite Professionals International will discuss the many ways satellites drive our world—from TVs and computers to weather forecasts and humanitarian efforts. Beer and wine will be available for purchase with valid ID.

Advanced registration required. Ages 21+.

MAY 31, 2019

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch Dunkirk from Intrepid’s flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.

First-come, first-served.

Get ready for some sizzlin’ excitement at Mad Science: Fire & Ice. Learn about the properties of fire and combustion in this live, interactive (and safe!) experience on the ship’s hangar deck.

First-come, first-served. All ages.

Immerse yourself in history on the ship’s flight deck. Meet an Intrepid Aviator or take in our Tales from the Flight Deck talk by one of our Museum educators.

First-come, first-serve. All ages.

Join us for intergalactic yoga—led by Guerilla Science—in the Space Shuttle Pavilion. Stretch like an astronaut and uncover what happens when your mind and body leave the soothing gravity of Earth. Mats will be provided.

First-come, first-served. All ages.

JUNE 21, 2019

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch a feature film (selection TBD) from Intrepid’s flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.

First-come, first-served.

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing less than a month away, visit the Museum’s Space Shuttle Pavilion for our new installation—Media, the Moon and Beyond. Experience the feelings and emotions of that historical moment through archival news media from the era.

JULY 19, 2019

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while screening the film First Man from Intrepid’s flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.

First-come, first-served.

Explore the universe in the Museum’s pop-up planetarium with our educator-led shows that will take you around our galaxy and back again. Shows will be running throughout the evening.
First-come, first-served. All ages.

Celebrate the Apollo missions with Dr. Noah Petro who will share images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Museum’s Astronomy Night. Following the talk, enjoy stargazing on the flight deck with high-powered telescopes (weather permitting).
Advanced registration required. All ages.

AUGUST 16, 2019

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while screening a feature film from Intrepid’s flight deck. This film will be selected by the community; check the Museum’s website to vote on your favorite! The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.

First-come, first-served.

Celebrate the design, innovation and inspiration behind the Concorde with Lawrence Azerrad, author of Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde.
Advanced registration required. All ages.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

Learn about the forces of flight and NASA’s journey to the red planet at our special Spanish-language education demos and tour guide talks taking place throughout the evening.

First-come, first-served. All ages.

Join us in the Space Shuttle Pavilion for Innovators, where you’ll hear from entrepreneurs using NASA technology for the betterment of all. Beer and wine are available for purchase with valid ID.

Advanced registration required. Ages 21+.

Calling all college students! Head to the Museum for a night of tours, flight simulator rides and trivia while hanging out with friends or making new ones from other schools.

Advanced registration required. College students, ID required. 

OCTOBER 25, 2019

Explore the universe in the Museum’s pop-up planetarium, with our educator-led shows that will take you around our galaxy and back again. Shows will be running throughout the evening.

First-come, first-served. All ages.

Celebrate Halloween with a special Astronomy Night and learn about the spookiest planets in the universe from American Museum of Natural History senior scientist, Jackie Faherty. Following the talk, enjoy stargazing on the flight deck with high-powered telescopes (weather permitting).

Advanced registration required. All ages. 

Program schedule is subject to change. For updated Free Fridays info, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a nonprofit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.

The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.

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.””

 

Harlemween Family Disco! @ 246 Lenox
Oct 26 all-day
Harlemween Family Disco! @ 246 Lenox | New York | New York | United States

Harlemween Family Disco!

October 26, 2019

Calling all Pirates, Princess, and Super Heroes too…It’s the Harlemween Family Disco! It’s no trick; we have treats so let’s see what else Harlemween has in store…

Prizes for the best baby, child, parent and grandparent costumes.

Each Disco includes:
A different themed disco monthly;
Nightclub atmosphere with DJ playing a mix of various genres while incorporating Disney’s finest soundtracks, blended with lullabies;
KDR fun loving staff;
Monthly guest performances;
Tummy time area for our youngest guests;
Healthy snacks, waters and 100% juices;
Stroller parking;
Noise makers;
Face painting;
Arts and craft or seasonal activities

3rd Annual Kids’ Halloween Parade + Scavenger Hunt @ Beyond at Liberty View
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

3rd Annual Kids’ Halloween Parade + Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Come dressed in your costume for a day full of Halloween Fun at our 3rd Annual Halloween Parade! Sat. Oct. 26th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Enjoy a scavenger hunt, trick or treating, pumpkin patch, live DJ and so much more.

Beyond at Liberty View: 10am – 4pm
850 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11232
*Trick-or-Treat at all the stops at BEYOND
*Live DJ spinning spooky sounds
*Photo booth
*Pumpkin Patch

Industry City: 12pm – 2pm
238 36th Street, Brooklyn NY 11232
*Rock + Roll Playhouse Halloween Edition
*Trick-or-Treat throughout campus
*Arts + Crafts, face painting + more

Join the Halloween Parades:
*11:30am: Beyond to Industry City
*2:30pm: Industry City to Beyond

Halloween in Richmond Town 2019
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Halloween in Richmond Town 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019
3:00 – 7:00 pm

$8 for Adults
$5 for Children

According to the official page here…the following is what’s offered up for every ticket holder:

VILLAGE TRICK-OR-TREATING:

Collect you candy and trick-or-treat through our safe and beautiful historic village. Costumed interpreters will greet children at each house with goodies to take home with you!

SPOOKY STORY TIME:

Hear olde folklore stories like the tale of the Witch of Staten Island.

BOB FOR APPLES:

Think you have what it takes? Test your skills and “bob” for apples that hang above you!

HAY JUMP:

Have fun the olde fashioned way. Hay jumping is an activity that dates back hundreds of years and you can try it here!

KIDS COSTUME PARADE:

Show off your costume in a grand parade through the historic village!

EXPERT JACK-O-LANTERN CARVING:

Learn from the best and get inspired by our expert jack-o-lantern carvers. These carvers have just four hours to create a pumpkin masterpiece!

MAGIC ACT:

You won’t believe your eyes! Join us for a magic act on the steps of the Courthouse that will be sure to mesmerize all ages.

Oct
27
Sun
2019
Madison Square Dogs Howl-O-Ween at Madison Square Park
Oct 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Madison Square Park Conservancy Presents:

Madison Square Dogs Howl-O-Ween

Sunday, October 27, 2019
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Jemmy’s Dog Run within Madison Square Park

Paw-rade begins at noon

Costumes are strongly encouraged.

Celebrate Halloween with our local dog community by dressing your pup in costume at Madison Square Park’s first-ever Howl-O-Ween. Festivities include trick-or-treat giveaways, a spooktacular photo booth,
costume paw-rade, and more!

Learn more at this official page here…

Oct
30
Wed
2019
Female Persuasion: On Women-Led Cults @ Caveat
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Female Persuasion: On Women-Led Cults @ Caveat | New York | New York | United States

Female Persuasion: On Women-Led Cults

October 30, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Women can be anything they want to be—even the horrifying, manipulative, seductive, charismatic leaders of their very own cults. Tonight, with podcasters Rebekah Sebastian from DIE-ALOGUE and Tori Telfer from CRIMINAL BROADS, we’re diving into lady cult leaders and all the damage they’ve caused over the decades.

We’ll look at what a female-run cult looks like (spoiler alert: sometimes there are matching blonde wigs), what makes lady cult leaders so darn good at their job, and why male cult leaders tend to get all the coverage.

And since it wouldn’t be cult-y without some (consensual!!) groupthink, we’ll be starting + ending the night with two rousing rounds of cult-themed trivia. You’ll laugh, you’ll shudder, you’ll learn some history…so that next time a lady cultist asks you to join her “home group,” you can say that you’re, um, busy that night.

Doors 6:30 PM, show 7:00 PM.
Tickets $14 in advance, $16 at the door.
21+

This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.

REFUND POLICY: Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.

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
2
Sat
2019
Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg Winter Market
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm

Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg Winter Market

News is out from the folks at Brooklyn Flea as to the upcoming market for the new season(s)

Beginning November 2 & 3, 2019

75 Vendors (Flea + Food)

Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

8th floor of 25 Kent Ave. (at N. 12 St.) in Williamsburg

Here below are the words as taken from their newsletter.

Be sure to visit them at: http://brooklynflea.com/

“”We’re so excited to announce that the Flea and Smorgasburg will be joining forces again this winter and moving indoors, starting November 2+3, to a beautiful new 25,000 sf space on the 8th floor of 25 Kent Ave. (at N. 12 St.) in Williamsburg—around the corner from the Saturday markets.

We’ll be open every Saturday + Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, November through March, with 75 vendors—60 Flea + 15 Smorg—and gorgeous floor-to-ceiling views. (Sunsets!)

Stay tuned for the full vendor lineup coming soon.””

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Museum of Natural History
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Saturday, November 2, 2019
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

At the American Museum of Natural History
Milstein Hall of Ocean Life / Hall of Biodiversity

200 Central Park West

Free with Museum Admission

Learn more at this official page here…

Immerse yourself in the traditions of Día de Muertos in this family-friendly, full-day festival featuring altars dedicated to extinct animal species, performances by Mexican folk musicians and dance troupes, hands-on artisanal and scientific workshops, and a craft marketplace.

Nov
9
Sat
2019
Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg Winter Market
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm

Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg Winter Market

News is out from the folks at Brooklyn Flea as to the upcoming market for the new season(s)

Beginning November 2 & 3, 2019

75 Vendors (Flea + Food)

Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

8th floor of 25 Kent Ave. (at N. 12 St.) in Williamsburg

Here below are the words as taken from their newsletter.

Be sure to visit them at: http://brooklynflea.com/

“”We’re so excited to announce that the Flea and Smorgasburg will be joining forces again this winter and moving indoors, starting November 2+3, to a beautiful new 25,000 sf space on the 8th floor of 25 Kent Ave. (at N. 12 St.) in Williamsburg—around the corner from the Saturday markets.

We’ll be open every Saturday + Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, November through March, with 75 vendors—60 Flea + 15 Smorg—and gorgeous floor-to-ceiling views. (Sunsets!)

Stay tuned for the full vendor lineup coming soon.””

Arrival of the 2019 Rockefeller Center® Christmas Tree Events
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kick-Off the Holiday Season with the

Arrival of the 2019 Rockefeller Center® Christmas Tree

Saturday, November 9

8:30 am – 11:00 am: Tree driven onto plaza and craned into place

11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Free family-friendly activities

Rockefeller Center, Between 49th & 50th Streets and 5th & 6th Avenues

Free, Family-Friendly Activities From

On The Concourse Level Of Rockefeller Center

Children of all ages are invited to be among the first to catch a glimpse of the 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and enjoy free, family-friendly activities and performances on Saturday, November 9th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Rockefeller Center, located between 49th – 50th Streets and 5th-6th Avenues, Manhattan.

Among the day’s free offerings on the Concourse Level of Rockefeller Center are:

  • Live performances by Rock and Roll Playhouse where children can dance, move, play, and sing-along to the music of some of the most iconic musicians in rock history. Rock and Roll Playhouse uses music to educate children and explore their creativity.
  • Art Sundae with Angelica Hicks: As part of the year-long Art in Focus program presented by Rockefeller Center in partnership with Art Production Fund, London- and New York-based artist Angelica Hicks will lead an illustration workshop for children of all ages.
  • Christmas tree-themed face painting and balloon art giveaways.
  • Children who are early risers and have extra holiday spirit are welcome to watch the tree be driven onto Rockefeller Plaza on a 115-foot-long trailer and hoisted into position by a massive crane from approximately 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Kids can take their photo in front of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and receive a free printout and digital copy.
  • Finally, free packets of Norway Spruce tree seeds will be handed out on-site, so children can plant their own trees at home and maybe one day be the proud donor of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree!

 

 

Nov
16
Sat
2019
Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg Winter Market
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm

Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg Winter Market

News is out from the folks at Brooklyn Flea as to the upcoming market for the new season(s)

Beginning November 2 & 3, 2019

75 Vendors (Flea + Food)

Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

8th floor of 25 Kent Ave. (at N. 12 St.) in Williamsburg

Here below are the words as taken from their newsletter.

Be sure to visit them at: http://brooklynflea.com/

“”We’re so excited to announce that the Flea and Smorgasburg will be joining forces again this winter and moving indoors, starting November 2+3, to a beautiful new 25,000 sf space on the 8th floor of 25 Kent Ave. (at N. 12 St.) in Williamsburg—around the corner from the Saturday markets.

We’ll be open every Saturday + Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, November through March, with 75 vendors—60 Flea + 15 Smorg—and gorgeous floor-to-ceiling views. (Sunsets!)

Stay tuned for the full vendor lineup coming soon.””

Nov
23
Sat
2019
Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg Winter Market
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm

Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg Winter Market

News is out from the folks at Brooklyn Flea as to the upcoming market for the new season(s)

Beginning November 2 & 3, 2019

75 Vendors (Flea + Food)

Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

8th floor of 25 Kent Ave. (at N. 12 St.) in Williamsburg

Here below are the words as taken from their newsletter.

Be sure to visit them at: http://brooklynflea.com/

“”We’re so excited to announce that the Flea and Smorgasburg will be joining forces again this winter and moving indoors, starting November 2+3, to a beautiful new 25,000 sf space on the 8th floor of 25 Kent Ave. (at N. 12 St.) in Williamsburg—around the corner from the Saturday markets.

We’ll be open every Saturday + Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, November through March, with 75 vendors—60 Flea + 15 Smorg—and gorgeous floor-to-ceiling views. (Sunsets!)

Stay tuned for the full vendor lineup coming soon.””

Nov
30
Sat
2019
Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg Winter Market
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm

Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg Winter Market

News is out from the folks at Brooklyn Flea as to the upcoming market for the new season(s)

Beginning November 2 & 3, 2019

75 Vendors (Flea + Food)

Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

8th floor of 25 Kent Ave. (at N. 12 St.) in Williamsburg

Here below are the words as taken from their newsletter.

Be sure to visit them at: http://brooklynflea.com/

“”We’re so excited to announce that the Flea and Smorgasburg will be joining forces again this winter and moving indoors, starting November 2+3, to a beautiful new 25,000 sf space on the 8th floor of 25 Kent Ave. (at N. 12 St.) in Williamsburg—around the corner from the Saturday markets.

We’ll be open every Saturday + Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, November through March, with 75 vendors—60 Flea + 15 Smorg—and gorgeous floor-to-ceiling views. (Sunsets!)

Stay tuned for the full vendor lineup coming soon.””

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg Winter Market
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm

Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg Winter Market

News is out from the folks at Brooklyn Flea as to the upcoming market for the new season(s)

Beginning November 2 & 3, 2019

75 Vendors (Flea + Food)

Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

8th floor of 25 Kent Ave. (at N. 12 St.) in Williamsburg

Here below are the words as taken from their newsletter.

Be sure to visit them at: http://brooklynflea.com/

“”We’re so excited to announce that the Flea and Smorgasburg will be joining forces again this winter and moving indoors, starting November 2+3, to a beautiful new 25,000 sf space on the 8th floor of 25 Kent Ave. (at N. 12 St.) in Williamsburg—around the corner from the Saturday markets.

We’ll be open every Saturday + Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, November through March, with 75 vendors—60 Flea + 15 Smorg—and gorgeous floor-to-ceiling views. (Sunsets!)

Stay tuned for the full vendor lineup coming soon.””

Dec
14
Sat
2019
Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg Winter Market
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm

Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg Winter Market

News is out from the folks at Brooklyn Flea as to the upcoming market for the new season(s)

Beginning November 2 & 3, 2019

75 Vendors (Flea + Food)

Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

8th floor of 25 Kent Ave. (at N. 12 St.) in Williamsburg

Here below are the words as taken from their newsletter.

Be sure to visit them at: http://brooklynflea.com/

“”We’re so excited to announce that the Flea and Smorgasburg will be joining forces again this winter and moving indoors, starting November 2+3, to a beautiful new 25,000 sf space on the 8th floor of 25 Kent Ave. (at N. 12 St.) in Williamsburg—around the corner from the Saturday markets.

We’ll be open every Saturday + Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, November through March, with 75 vendors—60 Flea + 15 Smorg—and gorgeous floor-to-ceiling views. (Sunsets!)

Stay tuned for the full vendor lineup coming soon.””

Dec
21
Sat
2019
Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg Winter Market
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm

Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg Winter Market

News is out from the folks at Brooklyn Flea as to the upcoming market for the new season(s)

Beginning November 2 & 3, 2019

75 Vendors (Flea + Food)

Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

8th floor of 25 Kent Ave. (at N. 12 St.) in Williamsburg

Here below are the words as taken from their newsletter.

Be sure to visit them at: http://brooklynflea.com/

“”We’re so excited to announce that the Flea and Smorgasburg will be joining forces again this winter and moving indoors, starting November 2+3, to a beautiful new 25,000 sf space on the 8th floor of 25 Kent Ave. (at N. 12 St.) in Williamsburg—around the corner from the Saturday markets.

We’ll be open every Saturday + Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, November through March, with 75 vendors—60 Flea + 15 Smorg—and gorgeous floor-to-ceiling views. (Sunsets!)

Stay tuned for the full vendor lineup coming soon.””

Dec
28
Sat
2019
Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg Winter Market
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – Dec 29 @ 6:00 pm

Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg Winter Market

News is out from the folks at Brooklyn Flea as to the upcoming market for the new season(s)

Beginning November 2 & 3, 2019

75 Vendors (Flea + Food)

Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

8th floor of 25 Kent Ave. (at N. 12 St.) in Williamsburg

Here below are the words as taken from their newsletter.

Be sure to visit them at: http://brooklynflea.com/

“”We’re so excited to announce that the Flea and Smorgasburg will be joining forces again this winter and moving indoors, starting November 2+3, to a beautiful new 25,000 sf space on the 8th floor of 25 Kent Ave. (at N. 12 St.) in Williamsburg—around the corner from the Saturday markets.

We’ll be open every Saturday + Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, November through March, with 75 vendors—60 Flea + 15 Smorg—and gorgeous floor-to-ceiling views. (Sunsets!)

Stay tuned for the full vendor lineup coming soon.””