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Oct
10
Fri
2014
Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco: Thriller Halloween Extravaganza – Michael Jackson Skate Party
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco: Thriller Halloween Extravaganza – Michael Jackson Skate Party

Friday, October 10, 2014
8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.

Tickets are available for purchase here .

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Indoor wheels recommended.

Lefrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park
171 East Drive, Brooklyn

Cost: $15 (includes event admission and skate rentals)

Contact Number: (718) 462-0040

Halloween is just around the corner. Lola Star is throwing her spookiest Roller Disco to celebrate the King of Pop at Dreamland in Prospect Park. Group together all your closest PYTs as we awake the living dead with the best disco in town.

The DJ will spin 80s tunes from John Hughes film soundtracks, roller disco grooves, and Disco classics. Come enjoy dazzling performances, a costume contest with a fabulous prize from Lola Star Souvenir Boutique on the Coney Island Boardwalk, and a dance skate competition with moves that will blow your mind! Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Bluestone Cafe at Lakeside!

Please note: Guests must be 21+ (Valid Photo ID required for entry). Advanced ticket purchasing is highly recommended. Tickets are available for purchase here . The last few skate parties have sold out! Please purchase your tickets in advance to ensure you’ll be able to party with us and you won’t have to spend your night waiting in a long line.

Dreamland is much more than a traditional roller skating experience – it’s a mind blowing extravaganza. Skaters flock to Dreamland’s themed skate parties dressed in glittering 80s roller disco attire to be dazzled by the best roller disco DJs in the country, fabulous skate dance contests, roller dance lessons, and a dazzling array of fabulous burlesque and carnival arts performers.

 

Oct
17
Fri
2014
At the Merchant’s House Museum: Chant Macabre Songs from the Crypt
Oct 17 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
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At the Merchant’s House Museum

Chant Macabre
Songs from the Crypt

Friday, October 17, 7 pm

Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins haunt the music of the 19th century. Come be spooked by these harrowing tales as the Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society bewitches your imagination and sings shivers down your spine, echoing sumptuous, rarely-performed songs in an authentic Victorian parlor. Singers Roberta Alessandra, Anthony Bellov, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande. Music by Schubert, Liszt, Debussy, Loewe, Mussorgsky, and others.

$25, $15 Members. Click here to purchase tickets.

Oct
25
Sat
2014
Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park

Saturday, October 25, 2014  |  11:00 am – 3:00 pm

FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Join them this October 25th as they welcome fall with their annual Halloween Harvest Festival, exploring Mysteries from Around the World: Mummies, Monsters, and Myths!

Socrates Harvest Fest11am–2pm
– Costume and Art-making workshops led by Socrates artists and Free Style Arts Association
– Cooking demos + Harvest food activities led by Queens Action Council
– Hyakumonogatari: Japanese ghost stories read under the trees with Urban Librarians Unite

11:30am–2:30pm
– Face Painting by Agostino Arts!

12pm & 2pm
– Public art and extreme action collide as the jaw-dropping, mini-action heroes of The STREB EXTREME ACTION Kid Company premiere a site-specific wild action event – don’t miss it!

1–2pm
– Concert by The Hell’s Gate Philharmonic, who will be performing their “hits” The Necropolis Rag, Old McDonald Had a Crypt and Zombie Cha, Cha Party as well as other frightening Halloween favorites. Be prepared to be scared!

2–3pm
– Annual Canine Costume Contest with LIC’s Pooches Sport & Spa

ALL DAY!
Harvest foods and fall delights sold by XXX Coffee, Shore Soup, Sweet Dream Pops, and their GrowNYC Greenmarket throughout the festival.

 

Oct
31
Fri
2014
38th Annual Village Halloween Costume Ball : Theater for the New City
Oct 31 all-day

Theater For The New City Holds Its 38th Annual Village Halloween Costume Ball

Friday, October 31

Underground stars perform each year in TNC’s Halloween Cabarets.
Guests will see, be seen and vie for costume prizes.
Celebrants will sink fangs into Halloween delicacies in The Witches’ Cauldron

IMG_0825_pp-WEB 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 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm; doors open 7:30 pm
$20; costume or formal wear required, (212) 254-1109
Info/ticketing: www.theaterforthenewcity.net

NEW YORK — Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City’s 38th annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Friday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. A carefree fall tradition, it celebrates the creativity that comes with the season.

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 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.

Big-Band Dance orchestras take over the large Johnson Theater. These will include Hot Lavendar Swing Band, an all-Gay and Lesbian 18-piece orchestra, and Maquina Mono (The Monkey Machine), a Latin Salsa Rock band.  The Johnson Theater will also have aerial dance by Suspended Cirque.

With its Witches’ Cauldron, the event can justifiably claim to have downtown’s most sensational Halloween cafe. The Cino Theater of TNC becomes an atmospheric grande buffet for the event, 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 Phoebe Legere, Penny Arcade, Evan Laurence, Arthur Abrams, Norman Savitt, Richard West, Ellen Steier, Dawoud Kringle (sitar) and Gary Heidt. The space is designed by Susan Hemley and Desiree Conston with lighting design by Alexander Bartenieff.

Outside, there are 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. Inside, there is theater all evening. Appearing will be Star 69, Joe Bendik, George Billeci and Angel Choir, led by Matt Angel. Primy Rivera is emcee.

The House of Horrors in the theater’s basement will be an exploration of possession and descent into madness, designed and run by David Zen Mansley, in which revelers will be put through a maze and duly horrified. At the Champagne Bar, libations will be served by vampires who will awaken periodically for the task.

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.

Doors open at 7:30 pm and indoor entertainment begins at 8:00 pm. There will be two continuously-running cabarets. Outdoor entertainment, free to the public, will start at 4:30 pm. Outdoor entertainment is capped by “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 by torchlight.

Scattered through the event will be stilt dancers, jugglers, fire-eaters, Vaudeville playlets, Burlesque and Hellsouls. The lobby will be divided into rooms featuring rooms for Astrology/Numerology readings. Phyllis Yampolsky will throw the I-Ching.

The entire facility will be elaborately rendered for Halloween, featuring intricate and massive environments by leading theatrical scenarists, sculptors, and artists including Walter Gurbo, Susan Hemley, Donald L. Brooks, Lytza Colon, Mark Marcante, David Zen Mansley, Candice Burridge, Pamela Mayo, Ian Gordon, Bruce Kraemer and Desiree Conston. Costume design is by Susan Hemley. The audience will pass through walls decorated by 17 muralists.

The performers’ list, in formation as of this writing, also includes: Bina Sharif, Trav S.D., Von Duvois Dance Collective, Andre Brown, The Love Show, Lissa Moira, Allesandra Belloni, The Mark Greenfield Company, Len Alevante, Ben Harburg and Friends, Cobu Dance and Drum, Epstein and Hassan, Eve Packer, John Grimaldi (NY Lyric Circus), Walter Corwin, Kevin Martin, Stan Baker, Mary Tierney, Jocelyn Perez (her petting zoo includes spiders and two alligators), Jiggers Is King, Dr. Sue, Margo Lee Sherman, Michael Vazquez, Norman Savitt with Susan Mitchell, Chris Force, Paganini Apparition, The Wycherly Sisters, Georgio Handman, Arthur Abrams & Elizabeth Ruf, The Amazing Amy (contortionist), David Slone’s “Le Squeezebox Cabaret,” Fran McGee & Peter Dizozza.

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. 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 Magickal,” “Most Hydrofracked,” “Most Deep Fried,” “Most Presidential,” “Most Beheaded,” “Most Anti-Oxidant,” “Most Crony-Capitalist,” “Most Transparent,” “Most Encrypted,” “Most Plagerized,” “Most Corrupted,” “Most Vitamin Enriched,” “Most Global-Warmed,” “Most Whistle-Blown,” “Most Missing Bees,” “Most Austerity-Budgeted,” “Most Untaxed Corporate Inversion” and “Most Obama-Cared.” Celebrity judges will include Phoebe Legere, Bina Sharif, Chino Garcia, Andrea Fulton, David Willinger, Misha Shulman, Garland Lee Thompson, Miguel Maldonado, John Gilman, Robert Heide, Sabura Rashid, Romiro Sandoval, Tom Attea and John Jiler.

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.

Mozart’s The Magic Flute at The Metropolitan Opera (Lincoln Center)
Oct 31 @ 3:21 pm – Nov 8 @ 4:21 pm

Mozart’s The Magic Flute at The Metropolitan Opera (Lincoln Center)

October 31, November 3 & November 8

For Tickets

!cid_image001_jpg@01CFF36BNew York, NY (Oct. 29, 2014) – Get dressed up—whether that means in a costume or in your fanciest outfit—and take in a performance of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) at the Metropolitan Opera on Friday, October 31, at 7:30 p.m.

The opera, in a stunning, otherworldly production by Julie Taymor (The Lion King) is a hit with operagoers of all ages, with children particularly responding to the large-scale puppetry and the comedic character of the hapless birdcatcher Papageno. Adults love the opera for its spectacular visuals and extraordinary music, which includes the Queen of the Night’s famous aria Der Hölle Rache.

Tickets begin at $25, with orchestra tickets from $85. After Halloween, there are two more performances, on November 3 at 7:30 p.m. and November 8 at 1 p.m.

 

Village Halloween Parade 2014 – ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Village Halloween Parade

Spring St to 16th Street along 6th Avenue

Friday, October 31, 2014

Beginning at 7:00 pm

Oct
16
Fri
2015
Chant Macabre
Oct 16 all-day
Chant Macabre @ New York | New York | United States

Chant Macabre

Friday, October 16, 7 p.m.

Chant Macabre: Songs from the Crypt

At the Merchant’s House Museum

Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins haunt the lyrics of the 19th century. Come be spooked by these harrowing tales as the Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society bewitches your imagination and sings shivers down your spine, echoing sumptuous, rarely performed songs in an authentic period parlor. Singers Anthony Bellov, Amy Gluck, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande. Music by Schubert, Liszt, Debussy, Duparc, Loewe, Mussorgsky, and others. 75 minutes. $25, $15 MHM Members. Click here to purchase tickets.

Oct
31
Sat
2015
2015 Village Halloween Parade
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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2015 Village Halloween Parade

Friday, October 31, 2014

Beginning at 7:00 pm

Taking place from Spring St to 16th Street along 6th Avenue

Oct
14
Fri
2016
Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Thriller
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Thriller

Friday, October 14, 2016
7:30 – 10:00 pm

“”Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s glitter to 80s glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways, and more!””

Celebrate the spirit of Halloween with a themed Michael Jackson Halloween Party.

Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

Ages 21+. Photo ID required.

Go to this page to Purchase tickets and learn more about this hot rollerskating spot in Brooklyn!
Also visit this other page to learn specifically about this event.

Lefrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park
171 East Drive, Brooklyn

Cost: $18 (includes event admission and skate rentals).

Oct
27
Thu
2016
The Blood Ball @ Diamond Horseshoe
Oct 27 all-day

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The Blood Ball

Thursday, October 27 at 8:00 pm

Raising awareness in the fight against Blood Cancer

Learn more at this official page…

On Thursday, October 27th, DKMS will host The Blood Ball, an exclusive Halloween-inspired fundraiser, which funds DKMS’s efforts to delete blood cancer once and for all. Attendees will enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, dancing and live entertainment. This year’s theme is “Dark Glamour” – guests are asked to use the theme as inspiration for a fabulous costume.

Diamond Horseshoe
235 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036

Oct
28
Fri
2016
“Disney Halloween Ball” With Cover Band The Little Mermen
Oct 28 @ 10:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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“Disney Halloween Ball” With Cover Band The Little Mermen

Friday October 28, 2016 / 10:30pm

$7.50

The Hall at MP (Brooklyn, NY)

Purchase your tickets here…

The Disney Halloween Ball is ready to transform Brooklyn’s Hall at MP into an animation-lover’s dream. Whether you favor fairies, princesses or dastardly villains, this Halloween party has you covered, complete with live music from New York’s premier Disney rock cover band The Little Mermen. They’ll be playing your favorite songs from classic Disney movies spanning the last 75 years. Dress your best — from wings to bulging biceps, tiaras to tails — then you can enter the costume contest and take photos in a pop-up photo booth. There’ll be specialty cocktails for sale, including the Glass Slipper, the Dutchess and Fairy Dust, plus, plenty of sing-alongs, dancing and “Under the Sea” enchantment.

Oct
29
Sat
2016
“Eyes Wide Shut” – Themed Halloween Party Dance Cruise
Oct 29 all-day

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“Eyes Wide Shut” – Themed Halloween Party Dance Cruise

Saturday October 29, 2016 / 11:45pm (Boarding Time)

$15

Cornucopia Majesty Yacht (New York, NY)

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

Whether it’s a superhero, Satan or something in between, transform yourself into someone you’ve always wanted to be and party accordingly aboard this late-night Eyes Wide Shut dance cruise down New York City’s waterways. Setting off well after midnight, this three-hour monster mash features a costume contest, multiple cash bars and a live DJ spinning on three yacht decks. Dance your way into the wee hours this Halloween weekend, and enjoy great views of the world-famous New York City skyline as you cruise by.

“Shipwrecked Aboard the Audubon Yacht” Dance Party Cruise
Oct 29 all-day

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“Shipwrecked Aboard the Audubon Yacht” Dance Party Cruise

Saturday October 29, 2016
8:30pm Boarding (Departing at 9:30pm)

$15

Audubon Yacht (New York, NY)

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

Glam up the most ghoulish holiday of the year by celebrating it on a yacht! Don your best costume or most fetching mask and kick off the weekend by setting sail on the Audubon Yacht from Pier 40 in the New York City’s West Village. During the Shipwrecked Aboard the Audubon Yacht, All Hallow’s Eve soiree, groove on the dance floor to music spun by a live DJ, sip beverages available from the well-stocked cash bars and gaze out at the Big Apple’s beautiful, architecturally stunning skyline. Mingle with other witches and werewolves, and dare to flirt outrageously from behind the anonymity of your mask. It would be positively frightful to miss this epic party on the water!

“Pirates on the Hudson” Midnight Party Cruise
Oct 29 – Oct 30 all-day

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“Pirates on the Hudson” Midnight Party Cruise

Saturday October 29, 2016 / 11:45pm

Queen of Hearts (New York, NY)

$12.50

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

This Halloweekend party cruise takes off long after the witching hour on Saturday night and haunts the waters of the Hudson till the wee hours. Pirates, wenches and pals are sure to find treasure in the form of a live DJ, who’ll be spinning the latest hits, not to mention a full cash bar featuring beer, wine and cocktails. The riverboat-style Queen of Hearts offers plenty of room to roam with several levels and both indoor and outdoor decks, where you can soak up the sights of the most famous skyline in the world.

Halloween Goes Hollywood Scary Fun Party Cruise
Oct 29 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Halloween Goes Hollywood Scary Fun Party Cruise

Saturday October 29, 2016 / 8:00pm

$12.50

Cornucopia Majesty Yacht (New York, NY)

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The Halloween Goes Hollywood bash aboard the Cornucopia Majesty Yacht is ready to provide all your holiday thrills and chills, as it embarks from New York’s Pier 36 for a three-hour sail. This annual party cruise boasts a live DJ, several different dance floors and a well-stocked cash bar serving up your favorite cocktails, not to mention gorgeous twinkling views of Manhattan, lit up for Halloween weekend. You and your crew are encouraged to come decked out in your finest costumes for maximum effect.

Speakeasy Halloween Cruise
Oct 29 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Speakeasy Halloween Cruise

Saturday October 29, 2016 / 8:00pm

$12.50

Halloween Riverboat Party Cruise: Drinking, Dancing & Views

Queen of Hearts (New York, NY)

Purchase Your Tickets Here…

Climb aboard the Queen of Hearts for a three-hour Speakeasy Halloween party cruise that’s sure to provide plenty of thrills, with a live DJ, cash bars and otherworldly views of the greatest skyline in the world. Groove to this year’s most popular jams as you make your way across multiple indoor/outdoor decks, soaking up the sparkling night-time sights, checking out your fellow partygoers’ cool costumes, and enjoying beer, wine and cocktails from the cash bar. The riverboat-style vessel provides the perfect time-traveling atmosphere for this adults-only trip through the harbor, for a treat-filled Halloween.

Rooftop Party Pass (Midtown) Halloween 2016
Oct 29 @ 10:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Rooftop Party Pass (Midtown) Halloween 2016

Saturday October 29, 2016

10:00 pm

$15  $30

Midtown Rooftop Party Pass: Three Halloween Parties, One Night

Hudson Terrace (New York, NY)

Purchase your tickets here…

Make this Halloween unforgettable by hitting three of New York City’s hottest parties all in one night! The Midtown Rooftop Party Pass gets you admission to Halloween shindigs at three exclusive venues: Hudson Terrace, Skyroom Rooftop and The Attic Rooftop. Each ticket includes a free drink to kick off this haunted night of rooftop revelry.

Shipwrecked at World Yacht Halloween
Oct 29 @ 10:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Shipwrecked at World Yacht Halloween

Saturday October 29, 2016 / 10:00 pm

“Shipwrecked at World Yacht Halloween” Party Cruise

World Yacht (New York, NY)

$7.50

Purchase Tickets Here…

Indulge in a monstrous celebration that lasts long past the witching hour on this pre-Halloween party cruise. Make your way to Manhattan to catch this party cruise on the World Yacht, which is set to be transformed into an eerie, haunted shipwreck — with plenty of music, dancing and cocktails from a cash bar, of course. You can view the Big Apple’s spectacular skyline from the comfort of multiple climate-controlled decks, and see many of the city’s most legendary landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge as you sail by. Costumes are definitely encouraged for this six-hour late-night excursion.

Oct
31
Mon
2016
Theater for the New City’s VILLAGE HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL
Oct 31 all-day
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THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY’S

40th Annual VILLAGE HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL

Saturday, October 31, 2016

Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY HOLDS ITS 40th ANNUAL
VILLAGE HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL OCTOBER 31
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

WHERE AND WHEN:
October 31, at 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
$20; costume or formal wear required, (212) 254-1109
Info/ticketing www.theaterforthenewcity.net

NEW YORK — Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City’s 40th annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Monday, October 31 at 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, the event is held annually 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 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.

Big-Band Dance orchestras take over the large Johnson Theater. These will include Hot Lavendar Swing Band, an all-Gay and Lesbian 18-piece orchestra, and Maquina Mono (The Monkey Machine), a Latin Salsa Rock band. The Johnson Theater will also have aerial dance by Constellation Moving Company.

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 Evan Laurence, Arthur Abrams, Norman Savitt, Richard West, Ellen Steier and Dawoud Kringle (sitar). The space is designed by Susan Hemley and Desiree Conston with lighting design by Alexander Bartenieff.

Outside, there are 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. Inside, there is theater all evening. Appearing will be Star 69, Joe Bendik, and Angel Choir, led by Matt Angel. Primy Rivera is emcee.

The House of Horrors in the theater’s lower level will be an exploration of possession and descent into madness, designed and run by David Zen Mansley, in which revelers will be put through a maze and duly horrified. At the Champagne Bar, libations will be served by vampires who will awaken periodically for the task.

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.

Doors open at 7:30 PM and indoor entertainment begins at 8:00 PM. There will be two continuously-running cabarets. Outdoor entertainment, free to the public and ideal for neighborhood kids, will start at 4:00 PM. Outdoor entertainment is capped by “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 by torchlight.

Scattered through the event will be stilt dancers, jugglers, fire-eaters, Vaudeville playlets, Burlesque and Hellsouls. The lobby will be divided into rooms featuring rooms for Astrology/Numerology readings. Phyllis Yampolsky will throw the I-Ching.

The entire facility will be elaborately rendered for Halloween, featuring intricate and massive environments by leading theatrical scenarists, sculptors, and artists including Donald L. Brooks, Lytza Colon, Mark Marcante, David Zen Mansley, Ian Gordon, Bruce Kraemer and Desiree Conston. Costume design is by Susan Hemley. The audience will pass through walls decorated by 17 muralists.

The performers’ list, in formation as of this writing, also includes: Phoebe Legere, Penny Arcade, Bina Sharif, Von Duvois Dance Collective, Lissa Moira, Ben Harburg and Friends, Eve Packer, John Grimaldi (NY Lyric Circus), Kevin Martin, Stan Baker, Mary Tierney, Jiggers Is King, Dr. Sue, Margo Lee Sherman, Norman Savitt with Susan Mitchell, Paganini Apparition, The Wycherly Sisters, Georgio Handman, Elizabeth Ruf, The Amazing Amy (contortionist), David Slone’s “Le Squeezebox Cabaret,” Fran McGee & Peter Dizozza.

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. 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 Anti-Oxidant,” “Most Profiled,” “Most Wells-Fargo’d,” “Most Encrypted,” “Most Downsized,” “Most Global-Warmed,” “Most Whistle-Blown,” “Most Sniffling,” “Most Senior Moment,” “Most Declassified,” “Most User-Friendly,” “Most Security-Risked,” “Most Debated,” “Most Donald Trump,” “Most Chris Christie,” and “Most Insignificant.” Celebrity judges will include Phoebe Legere, Bina Sharif, Chino Garcia, Andrea Fulton, David Willinger, Misha Shulman, Miguel Maldonado, John Gilman, Robert Heide, Sabura Rashid, Ramiro Sandoval, Tom Attea and John Jiler.

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.

2016 Village Halloween Parade
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Happy Halloween Folks! :-)

2016 Village Halloween Parade

Monday, October 31, 2016

Beginning at 7:00 pm

Taking place from Spring St to 16th Street along 6th Avenue

Webster Hell: NYC Halloween Parade’s Official Afterparty
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Webster Hell: NYC Halloween Parade’s Official Afterparty

Monday October 31, 2016 at 8:00 pm

$37.50

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Not your father’s “Monster Mash,” Webster Hell takes the costume party to heart-pounding intensity. Built in 1886, New York’s Webster Hall was nicknamed the “Devil’s Playhouse” for its raucous nights. Today, Webster Hall is one of the top clubs in the world, so of course its annual Halloween bash would be the sexiest, scariest one in town. All four massive floors of the venue will transform into a vision out of Dante’s Inferno for this official afterparty to the NYC Halloween parade. Full of spooky spectacles, this party will also feature a costume contest with a $5,000 cash prize and a ceremonial sacrificing of a virgin.

 

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Disney Halloween Ball With The Little Mermen
Oct 28 all-day

Disney Halloween Ball With The Little Mermen

Saturday October 28, 2017 / 11:30 pm

Irving Plaza (New York, NY)

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The Disney Halloween Ball is ready to transform New York’s Irving Plaza into an animation-lover’s dream. Whether you favor fairies, princesses or dastardly villains, this Halloween party has you covered, complete with live music from New York’s premier Disney rock cover band The Little Mermen. They’ll be playing your favorite songs from classic Disney movies spanning the last 75 years. Dress your best — from wings to bulging biceps, tiaras to tails. Enjoy plenty of sing-alongs, dancing and “Under the Sea” enchantment.

Oct
31
Wed
2018
Seth & Gene’s Live Score Horror Show
Oct 31 all-day

Seth & Gene’s Live Score Horror Show

Featuring: Franz Hackl & Sean Satin

October 31 at 7:00 pm

at The Delancey, 168 Delancey st NYC

Tickets: $10

Co Presented by Composers Concordance 

Composer/performers Seth Boustead and Gene Pritsker present a chilling, thrilling double bill of live musical scores to short silent horror and horror spoof films.

Featuring zombies, stalkers, lovesick chainsaw murderers and just gallons and gallons of blood, this is the only Halloween show you need. And you do need it.

PROGRAM:

Gene – Di.J
‘Blood Scenes’
For trumpet, Di.J. and narrator with live film. I take the bloodiest and goriest moments from various horror movies and string them together to make a strange scary video. I score this video for trumpet, and Di.J. (digital jockey – computer only). Trumpeter Franz Hackl  and I as Di.J. will be joined by Sean Satin, who will read some blood related poetry over the big finale to this piece.

Seth – piano
The Happening by M. Night Shyamalan
Consistently ranked as M. Night Shyamalan’s worst film, the Happening features plants taking revenge on humanity through an airborne toxin that turns people into suicidal zombies, or something. This condensed version features only the absolutely best worst parts.

Rearview by Chase Casanova
A woman sees a strange, menacing figure behind her car in an empty parking lot…

Leatherface in Love by Alexander Bickford
Leatherface meets his female counterpart in this darkly comedic reintroduction to one of the horror genre’s most iconic characters.

BIOS:

Composer Gene Pritsker has written over six hundred and fifty compositions, including chamber operas, orchestral and chamber works, electro-acoustic music and songs for hip-hop and rock ensembles. All of his compositions employ an eclectic spectrum of styles and are influenced by his studies of various musical cultures. He is the founder and leader of the eclectic ensemble: Sound Liberation, as well as being the co-director of Composers Concordance. Gene’s music has been performed all over the world at various festivals and by many ensembles and performers.

The New York Times described him as “…audacious…multitalented.”

“Pritsker has a natural ability to write music that is unselfconsciously original and absorbing in a way that resembles nobody else.” – Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, April 2015

www.genepritsker.com

Seth Boustead is a composer, radio host, arts manager and writer, concert producer, in-demand speaker and visionary with the goal of revolutionizing how and where classical music is performed and how it is perceived by the general public.  He received his Master of Music Composition degree from the Chicago College for the Performing Arts in 2002 and has gone on to forge a unique and highly personal musical identity through a prolific outpouring of works in every conceivable genre. His music is regularly performed across the United States and in Europe and has been heard on radio and television stations in Chicago, San Francisco, New York and Paris among others.