You can put it off no longer -- Halloween is here! If you aren't able to take a spooky trip to Sleepy Hollow this weekend and you're not quite prepared for NYC's scariest haunted houses, check out our picks for the best ways to celebrate this wicked weekend. From raging raves to Halloween tea parties, there is something for everyone.
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FOR THE PARTY ANIMALS
La Roux at Hudson bar
Date: October 30th, 10pm
Place: Hudson Bar, 356 West 58th Street at Columbus Avenue; (212) 554-6000
Dance the night away to La Roux's 2 hour DJ set.
Reservations and tickets: email@example.com
Halloween Dance and Supper Club
Date: October 31st, 7:30pm-midnight
Place: Meet at Macao Trading Company, 311 Church Street between Lispenard and Walker Streets
Led by event designer Adam Aleksander, this dance and buffet-style dinner is cloaked in secrecy. Take buses to an abandoned school for food, dancing, live performances and drinks.
Date: October 30th, 10pm
Place: TBA, visit geminiscorpio.com for details
Expect off-the-wall antics from the Gemini and Scorpio team who has teamed up with Rubulad, the art collective for a night of funk music, absinthe and more.
It's A Mad Men Halloween
Date: October 30th, 8pm-3am
Place: Opia, 130 East 57th Street at Lexington Avenue; (212) 688-3939
The season may be over but celebrate Mad Men's impeccable style anyways at this Halloween bash with a $40 open bar and cocktails inspired by the era.
Veuve Clicquot Presents Yelloween: A Nightmare on 13th Street
Date: October 30th, 8pm
Place: Bagatelle, 409 West 13th Street at 9th Avenue; (212) 675-2400
Celebrate the holiday in style with a champagne toast.
Reservations required: firstname.lastname@example.org
Style.com & Teen Vogue Host Hudson Halloween
Date: October 30th, 10pm
Place: Library Bar at Hudson, 356 West 58th Street at Columbus Avenue; (212) 554-6000;
Paul Sevigny will be DJing this event that is expected to be full of fashionistas in Halloween chic.
Reservations and tickets: email@example.com
DEBUT YOUR KILLER COSTUME
A Heathers Halloween Party
Date: October 30th
Place: 702 Union Street at Fifth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn; (718) 638-4400
Combine 80s clothes and teen angst and you've got one wild party.
HallowMeme Costume Party
Date: October 29th, 8pm
Place: The Gutter, 200 North 14th Street between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg Brooklyn
We love a good meme, dress in your favorite and enjoy free drinks! But please no more Antoine Dawson costumes...
Village Halloween Parade
Date: October 31st, 6:30-10:30pm
Place:Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to West 21st Street
This is your chance to go all out this Halloween..don't blow it!
Parade After-Party & Costume Competition
Date: October 31st 8pm-4am
Place: Webster Hall, 125 East 11 Street between Third and Fourth Avenues; (212) 353-1600
As the official after-party expect fierce competition for the four costume contest categories. Winner receive cash prizes.
The Vintage Tea Social
Date: October 30th 1pm-3pm
Place: Harlem PoP, 2037 Fifth Avenue at the corner of 126th Street
Come in your vintage best "fit for high tea" or play dress-up with sample fittings and take a complimentary photo with Delphine Fawundu-Buford. Enjoy delicious cupcakes and tea courtesy of Love Joy Sweet Treats and Wellnista Signature Blends.
IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A SHOW
Haunting At Church
Date: October 29th, 4-9pm
Place: Trinity Church Wall Street, 89 Broadway at Wall Street; (212) 602-0800
First enjoy happy hour from 5-7pm then watch the screening of 1920s silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with a live soundtrack from organist Robert Ridgell.
Killgore: The New Blood
Date: October 29th, October 30th 8, 10pm, Midnight
Place: Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 307 West 26th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues; (212) 366-9176
Fake blood and lots of laughter is guaranteed at this seasonal UCB performance.
MoMA: A Monster Mash
Date: October 29, 9pm
Place: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), 11 West 53rd St between Fifth and Sixth Avenues; (212) 708-9400
Enjoy a cocktail reception at 9pm and then watch classics The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) or Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster (1965)
Steampunk Haunted House
Date: October 28th - 31st
Place: Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand Street at Pitt Street; (212) 352-3101
Step back into a Victorian nightmare at this haunted house and check out the 100-year-old playhouse as well as the crazy costumes.
Tickets: $25 adults, $10 students
Straight Up Vampire
Date: October 30th, October 31st, 9pm
Place: Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street between Astor Place and East 4th Street; (212) 539-8777
Take music from Paula Abdul and go back in time into this zany story about Paula Abdul Blackwood a Quaker woman in love with a vampire in 1763.
Boo(zy): An Evening of Spirits and Storytelling
Date: October 28th, October 29th, 9pm
Place: DR2 Theatre, 103 East 15th Street at Union Square East; (212) 868-4444
Enjoy cocktails paired with hilarious Halloween-themed skits like a blood-orange martini to go with a story about a Halloween hookup.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 35th-Anniversary
Date: October 31st, 9pm
Place: (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street at Thompson Street; (212) 505-3474
This is Rocky Horror times 35 for their big anniversary bash. Characters will be DJing, there will be a full version of the show, a 2am costume contest and more.
HALLOWEEN LEARNING CAN BE FUN
Haunted Waters Walking Tour
Date: October 30th, 3pm
Place: Meet beneath the Hell Gate Bridge, Astoria Park at Shore Blvd, Astoria, Queens; (718) 278-0700
Learn all about the Long Island City waterfront and its frightening ghostly history. Wear a costume and get a $5 dollar discount!
The Sixth Annual NYC Witches' Masquerade Ball
Date: October 31st, 8pm
Place: The Delancey, 168 Delancey Street at Clinton Street; (212) 254-9920
Learn more about the Wiccan religion, enjoy performances belly dancers and participate in drum circles and rituals with members of the Wiccan Family Temple.
Merchant's House Ghost Tour
Date: October 28th - October 30th, 6-10pm, tours every half hour
Place: Merchant's House Museum, 29 East 4th Street between Bowery and Lafayette Street;(212) 777-1089
Experience real life paranormal activity or at least learn more about it during your tour of this 19th century residence.
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum Tour
Date: October 29th 8pm - midnight, tours every hour
Place: Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 420 Tompkins Avenue at Chestnut Avenue, Staten Island;(718) 442-1608
Join the Staten Island Paranormal Society in their tour of the haunted Italian institution.
Green-Wood Cemetery Tours
Date: October 30th, October 31st
Place: Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street at Fifth Avenue, Sunset Park, Brooklyn; (718) 768-7300
There is nothing like a cemetery with 600,000 dead folk to get you in the Halloween mood. Historian Jeff Richman leads a terrifying tour filled with stories about the cemetary's residents.