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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
18
Fri
2019
Archtober 2019 at the South Street Seaport Museum @ South Street Seaport Museum
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day

Archtober 2019

at the South Street Seaport Museum

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October

The South Street Seaport Museum announces Archtober 2019 public programs, including walking tours of the seaport district and building tours of Schermerhorn Row. Tours are scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/archtober2019.

Building Tour: Schermerhorn Row and the Seaport

Come discover the treasures hidden inside Schermerhorn Row, one of the most significant examples of early 19th-century commercial architecture. This special tour will take you through the remains of two 19th-century hotels made famous by New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell’s “Up in the Old Hotel.”
Meet your tour guide at the entrance of the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street.
Tours are scheduled Fridays and Saturdays in October. Tickets are $15.
Friday, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 3-4PM. Saturday, October 5, 12, and 26, 12-1PM, 2-3PM, 4-5PM.

Walking Tour: Hidden History of the South Street Seaport’s Architecture

Several buildings in the seaport district are considered to be some of the oldest standing structures in Manhattan. From rat pits to a warehouse built by one of the most famous American architects of the 19th century, the buildings of the seaport have a big story to tell.
Meet your tour guide at the entrance of the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street.
Tours are scheduled Fridays in October. Tickets are $15. Friday, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 5:30-6:30PM.

Walking Tour: Typography and Job Printing in the 19th-Century Seaport

Most printers in early 19th-century New York were located where the action was: near the city’s main port of entry at South Street. Walk with us to discover where passenger and shipping services printed their tickets, and learn about the typography on these historic buildings.
Meet your tour guide at South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street.
Tours are scheduled Sundays in October. Tickets are $15. Sunday, October 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, 3-4PM.

The 2019 Fall Season at the South Street Seaport Museum also features:

Free Fridays

Through October 11, 2019 from 3-7 pm (ships close at 6 pm in October)
Free Fridays feature visits aboard Wavertree and lightship Ambrose (LV-87), and to the exhibition “The Printed Port” and the exhibitions at 12 Fulton Street. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

NEW Tours Aboard Tugboat W.O Decker with Expanded Schedule

Take a 60-minute ride on New York’s last remaining New York-built wooden tugboat and see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the lower Manhattan skyline as never before. W.O. Decker will cruise past Governors Island, Battery Park, and One World Trade Center then head to the Statue of Liberty for stunning harbor views. This May marked the first time Decker was available for public cruises in nearly a decade, now with an expanded schedule through October 13, 2019: Wednesdays through Fridays at 6:30pm. Satur at 4:30pm and 6:30pm. The October schedule will be Saturdays and Sundays at 1:45pm and 3:45pm. Decker Tours are $35 and include admission to the Museum. Cruises at 7pm do not include museum admission and are $25. Cruises can be booked in advance at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1011575.

NEW Exhibition: The Printed Port

The Printed Port illuminates an industry central to the development of New York City: job printing. Printers were a mammoth force in the 19th-century Port of New York; they produced all manner of printed materials for the businesses flourishing on South Street, including those in the maritime trades. The South Street Seaport Museum’s printing office and stationers, Bowne & Co. was one of hundreds of shops that made up New York’s first neighborhood. The exhibition features original and reproduced artifacts from the South Street Seaport Museum’s collection, including working printing presses. A survey of printed ephemera presents the tools and techniques involved in their production. The Museum’s working collection artifacts are activated daily, as the professional printing staff at Bowne & Co. host live demonstrations and workshops. Entrance to this exhibit is included with Museum admission https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/957100

NEW: Visit the Cargo Hold of Wavertree

Included in the price of admission, the South Street Seaport Museum now offers a new level of access to Wavertree, a 134-year-old ship built of riveted wrought iron and the iconic centerpiece of the “Street of Ships” at South Street. For the first time, visitors can take a tour into the belly of the ship to view the breathtaking main cargo area as tours are conducted into the massive lower hold space to a viewing platform. Tickets are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/957100.

On-Going Exhibition:

Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914,
familiarizes viewers with passenger life aboard ocean liners, the defining differences between travel for wealthy Americans in First Class and future Americans immigrating to the United States in Third Class, and the continuing importance that immigration plays in American history. Millions is one of the first exhibitions to examine, side-by-side, the dichotomy between First-Class and Third-Class passengers aboard ocean liners in the early 20th century. From 1900 to 1914, nearly 13 million immigrants traveling in Third Class arrived in the United States. During this same period, America’s wealthiest citizens, totaling no more than a hundred thousand passengers each year, traveled to Europe in First Class, spending the equivalent of over $11.5 billion on luxury vacations. Even though First-Class and Third-Class sailed on the same ships, their journeys were worlds apart. This exhibition features both original and reproduced artifacts from the South Street Seaport Museum’s permanent collection including ocean liner memorabilia and ephemera, ceramics, and luggage trunks from both immigrants and First-Class passengers. The exhibition highlights a few ship models of New York Harbor working vessels that played critical roles in immigration, including a model of the Museum’s lightship Ambrose (LV-87).

About Bowne & Co., New York’s oldest operating business under the same name. Bowne & Co. was established by Robert Bowne in 1775 and grew as a financial printer throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1975, Bowne & Co. Inc. partnered with the Seaport Museum to open a 19th-century-style print shop at 211 Water Street in the South Street Seaport Historic District. Today Bowne and Co. is comprised of a 19th century Printing Office which houses our new exhibition in a workspace where we continue the age-old tradition of job (or small batch) printing alongside our Stationers which serves as a recreation of 19th-century-style print shop selling gifts and fine goods.

About the South Street Seaport Museum

The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.” www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org

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
20
Sun
2019
Halloween Fun Kids Event at the Lighthouse in Staten Island @ National lighthouse museum
Oct 20 all-day

Halloween Fun Kids Event at the Lighthouse in Staten Island

Sunday, October 20, 2019

National Lighthouse Museum
200 Promenade at Lighthouse Point, Staten Island

On October 20th at the National Lighthouse Museum in Staten Island, great events are happening. Event will be held outdoors. Pumpkin pickin, face painting, raffles games and more.

Vendors will be at the event
Jewelry
Accessories
Crafts
Makeup
Fashion
Entrepreneurs
Something for everyone

Donations for Breast Cancer Awareness Month will be collected at the market.

Oct
25
Fri
2019
Archtober 2019 at the South Street Seaport Museum @ South Street Seaport Museum
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day

Archtober 2019

at the South Street Seaport Museum

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October

The South Street Seaport Museum announces Archtober 2019 public programs, including walking tours of the seaport district and building tours of Schermerhorn Row. Tours are scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/archtober2019.

Building Tour: Schermerhorn Row and the Seaport

Come discover the treasures hidden inside Schermerhorn Row, one of the most significant examples of early 19th-century commercial architecture. This special tour will take you through the remains of two 19th-century hotels made famous by New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell’s “Up in the Old Hotel.”
Meet your tour guide at the entrance of the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street.
Tours are scheduled Fridays and Saturdays in October. Tickets are $15.
Friday, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 3-4PM. Saturday, October 5, 12, and 26, 12-1PM, 2-3PM, 4-5PM.

Walking Tour: Hidden History of the South Street Seaport’s Architecture

Several buildings in the seaport district are considered to be some of the oldest standing structures in Manhattan. From rat pits to a warehouse built by one of the most famous American architects of the 19th century, the buildings of the seaport have a big story to tell.
Meet your tour guide at the entrance of the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street.
Tours are scheduled Fridays in October. Tickets are $15. Friday, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 5:30-6:30PM.

Walking Tour: Typography and Job Printing in the 19th-Century Seaport

Most printers in early 19th-century New York were located where the action was: near the city’s main port of entry at South Street. Walk with us to discover where passenger and shipping services printed their tickets, and learn about the typography on these historic buildings.
Meet your tour guide at South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street.
Tours are scheduled Sundays in October. Tickets are $15. Sunday, October 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, 3-4PM.

The 2019 Fall Season at the South Street Seaport Museum also features:

Free Fridays

Through October 11, 2019 from 3-7 pm (ships close at 6 pm in October)
Free Fridays feature visits aboard Wavertree and lightship Ambrose (LV-87), and to the exhibition “The Printed Port” and the exhibitions at 12 Fulton Street. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

NEW Tours Aboard Tugboat W.O Decker with Expanded Schedule

Take a 60-minute ride on New York’s last remaining New York-built wooden tugboat and see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the lower Manhattan skyline as never before. W.O. Decker will cruise past Governors Island, Battery Park, and One World Trade Center then head to the Statue of Liberty for stunning harbor views. This May marked the first time Decker was available for public cruises in nearly a decade, now with an expanded schedule through October 13, 2019: Wednesdays through Fridays at 6:30pm. Satur at 4:30pm and 6:30pm. The October schedule will be Saturdays and Sundays at 1:45pm and 3:45pm. Decker Tours are $35 and include admission to the Museum. Cruises at 7pm do not include museum admission and are $25. Cruises can be booked in advance at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1011575.

NEW Exhibition: The Printed Port

The Printed Port illuminates an industry central to the development of New York City: job printing. Printers were a mammoth force in the 19th-century Port of New York; they produced all manner of printed materials for the businesses flourishing on South Street, including those in the maritime trades. The South Street Seaport Museum’s printing office and stationers, Bowne & Co. was one of hundreds of shops that made up New York’s first neighborhood. The exhibition features original and reproduced artifacts from the South Street Seaport Museum’s collection, including working printing presses. A survey of printed ephemera presents the tools and techniques involved in their production. The Museum’s working collection artifacts are activated daily, as the professional printing staff at Bowne & Co. host live demonstrations and workshops. Entrance to this exhibit is included with Museum admission https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/957100

NEW: Visit the Cargo Hold of Wavertree

Included in the price of admission, the South Street Seaport Museum now offers a new level of access to Wavertree, a 134-year-old ship built of riveted wrought iron and the iconic centerpiece of the “Street of Ships” at South Street. For the first time, visitors can take a tour into the belly of the ship to view the breathtaking main cargo area as tours are conducted into the massive lower hold space to a viewing platform. Tickets are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/957100.

On-Going Exhibition:

Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914,
familiarizes viewers with passenger life aboard ocean liners, the defining differences between travel for wealthy Americans in First Class and future Americans immigrating to the United States in Third Class, and the continuing importance that immigration plays in American history. Millions is one of the first exhibitions to examine, side-by-side, the dichotomy between First-Class and Third-Class passengers aboard ocean liners in the early 20th century. From 1900 to 1914, nearly 13 million immigrants traveling in Third Class arrived in the United States. During this same period, America’s wealthiest citizens, totaling no more than a hundred thousand passengers each year, traveled to Europe in First Class, spending the equivalent of over $11.5 billion on luxury vacations. Even though First-Class and Third-Class sailed on the same ships, their journeys were worlds apart. This exhibition features both original and reproduced artifacts from the South Street Seaport Museum’s permanent collection including ocean liner memorabilia and ephemera, ceramics, and luggage trunks from both immigrants and First-Class passengers. The exhibition highlights a few ship models of New York Harbor working vessels that played critical roles in immigration, including a model of the Museum’s lightship Ambrose (LV-87).

About Bowne & Co., New York’s oldest operating business under the same name. Bowne & Co. was established by Robert Bowne in 1775 and grew as a financial printer throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1975, Bowne & Co. Inc. partnered with the Seaport Museum to open a 19th-century-style print shop at 211 Water Street in the South Street Seaport Historic District. Today Bowne and Co. is comprised of a 19th century Printing Office which houses our new exhibition in a workspace where we continue the age-old tradition of job (or small batch) printing alongside our Stationers which serves as a recreation of 19th-century-style print shop selling gifts and fine goods.

About the South Street Seaport Museum

The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.” www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org

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
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.

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

The New York City CD & Record Collectors Expo

Saturday, January 19
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 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
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Saturday, June 15
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Saturday, August 17
Saturday, September 21
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Saturday, November 16
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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)