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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
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.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
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

Rock is Dead IV – The Halloween Show at Unit J @ Unit J
Oct 26 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 27 @ 1:00 am
Rock is Dead IV - The Halloween Show at Unit J @ Unit J | New York | United States

Rock is Dead IV – The Halloween Show at Unit J

October 26  27, 2019

For the 4th year in a row, Unit J is presenting ROCK IS DEAD, a night of ghoulish delights and rock acts brought back to life with some Brooklyn’s best bands.

Past “Rock Is Dead” shows included: A 10 piece David Bowie Cover Band, The Clash, The Ghost of Patsy Cline, The Beatles, Music from The Big Lebowski, and The Talking Heads.

Come in costume and ready to shake your skeleton booty! This show SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR, so get your tickets early!

TICKETS:
$10 – Early Bird
$12 – Advance
$15 – Door

LINEUP:
9:30PM: Doors Open
10PM: TBA

11PM: That Feeling When as “HALLoween & OATS”
Spooky-pop renditions of Hall & Oats music

12AM: MAMA JUKE as “The B52Gees”
Ghostly versions of songs by The B52’s, Bee Gees, and The Fugees

1AM: SUPER JAM

*Expect more zombie-related surprises throughout the night.

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
1
Fri
2019
Aesop’s Fables at the New Victory Theater @ New Victory Theater
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 3 @ 5:00 pm

Aesop’s Fables at the New Victory Theater

November 1 – 3, 2019

At the New Victory Theater
209 W 42nd Street

When Aesop escapes his master and embarks on a journey to Mount Olympus, he learns some very valuable lessons, like “where there’s a will there’s a way” and “look before you leap!” You’ll happily keep your eyes wide and your ears open to take in the colorful costumes, enthralling dance and spirited sounds of South Africa in this vibrant opera by the incomparable Isango Ensemble. Sung through in English and a mix of South African languages with a soaring live score of marimba music, sound advice sure sounds sunny in AESOP’S FABLES.

Aesop’s Fables has a running time of 70 minutes with no intermission, and is recommended for ages 7 and up.

Performances:
Friday, 11/1 at 7pm
Saturday, 11/2 at 2pm / 5pm
Sunday, 11/3 at 12pm / 5pm

Nov
9
Sat
2019
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
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)