East Village Halloween: So Many Events, You’ll Lose Your Head

Zombie man at Occupy Wall StreetTimothy Krause

FRIDAY, OCT. 28

“Zombie Prom 2011”
The King and Queen of Zombie Prom titles will go to the best-dressed of the evening. Live music and $3 Pabst Blue Ribbons will liven up the gruesome dance party. Take home your prom photo as a haunting memento. 8 p.m. The Delancey, 168 Delancey Street at Clinton Street, http://www.personalspacetheatrics.org/; $15.

“Madonnathon Halloween Party”
The Pyramid Club is throwing a dance party with new wave jams, along with hits from the 1980s. Come dressed as the Material Girl between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. and you get in for free. 10 p.m. The Pyramid Club, 101 Avenue A at East Seventh Street, http://thepyramidclub.com/WeeklyEvents.htm; $8.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 29

Under St. MarksLiv Buli

“Under St. Marks: Halloween Party”
Non-profit FRIGID will hand out coveted performance slots for their annual festival at this spooky rager scheduled to last until 2 a.m. The basement theater at Under St. Marks is strictly for adult Halloween lovers, with the BTK band performing, cheap drinks and costume competitions. 10 p.m., Under St. Marks, 94 St. Marks Place at First Avenue, frigidnewyork.info; $15.

“Salvation Halloween Bash”
Fans of goth, death metal, industrial and new wave can listen to DJs spin their favorite tunes at Salvation’s fourth annual Halloween party, which as always includes a costume competition and goody bags for all. Must be 18 years old to enter. 11:30 p.m., Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery at East Houston Street, 212-614-0505, bowerypoetry.com/?#Event/105420; $12.

“Children’s Museum of the Arts: Halloween Festival”
Trick-or-treats, projects with a ghoulish twist and other kid-friendly entertainment will be provided at the museum. Families are encouraged to join for an all-day party. Parade begins 3 p.m., Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton Street at Hudson Street, cmany.org/calendar.php; $10 museum entrance, parade free.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 31

Webster HallScott Lynch Webster Hall

“Funkmaster Flex’s Halloween Spook-Tacular”
Funkmaster Flex will be spinning urban and reggae rhythms Sunday night and the first 500 ladies in costume won’t pay a cent for admission. Webster Hall, 125 11th Street at Third Avenue, (212) 353-1600, websterhall.com/nightclub/special_10302011.php; $20.

“Circus of the Damned”
Led by the Ringmaster of Hell, fire-wielding vixens and bloodthirsty vampires will patrol the ballroom of Webster Hall, where all four floors have been set aside for this weekend Halloween event. For those who enter the costume competition and walk the runway, $5,000 in prize money is up for grabs. Must be 19 to enter, Webster Hall, 125 11th Street at Third Avenue (212) 353-1600, websterhall.com/halloweennyc/; $25.

“From Parlor to Grave: 1865 Funeral Reenactment”
A recreation of the 1865 funeral of Seabury Tredwell, a wealthy merchant who resided in the building, which is now a museum. Mourners can follow the funeral procession to the nearby New York City Marble Cemetery for a tour. Attendees are encouraged to don their best 19th century mourning attire. 3 p.m., Merchant’s House Museum, 29 East Fourth Street at Bowery, (212) 777-1089,
nycgovparks.org/events/2011/10/30/from-parlor-to-grave-1865-funeral-reenactment; $30. $10 for procession and cemetery only.

“GrowNYC Textile Recycling at Greenmarket”
Need some material for your home-made Halloween get-up? This is your last chance to stop by the Textile recycling station at the Tompkins Square Greenmarket as they are closing up shop for winter. Make sure they are clean and dry and you can trade in your shoes, scarves and cast-away sweaters. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tompkins Square Park, East Seventh Street and Avenue A, (212) 788-7964, nycgovparks.org/parks/tompkinssquarepark/events/2011/10/30/textile-recycling-at-tompkins-square-greenmarket

“SquareSpot Halloween Party”
A day full of music, trick or treats and party favors at the Children’s Museum of the Arts. Costume-clad kids may traipse down the red-carpet for a holiday photo-op. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton Street at Hudson Street, cmany.org/calendar.php; $10.

“Macabre Stories from the Top Purveyors of the Creepy”
Raconteurs will read spooky stories at the East Fourth Street bar. Topics include medically accurate zombie neurobiology and gruesome taxidermy lessons. The stories will be read by a cast of published authors specializing in scares. 7 p.m., KGB Bar, 85 East Fourth Street at Second Avenue, kgbbar.com/calendar/events/french_slam

“Halloween Witches Masquerade Ball”
This Wicca-themed bash will feature tarot card readers, pagan vendors (of what, we’re not sure), a drum circle, and of course, witches in bikinis. Proceeds go the Red Cross. 8 p.m. Drom. 85 Avenue A at Sixth Street. http://www.wiccanfamilytemple.org/thewitchesball.htm; $25.

 

MONDAY, OCT. 31

“NYU and Community Board 2 Annual Children’s Halloween Parade”
Gather at the Washington Square Park arch at 3 p.m. for a kid-friendly Halloween parade. The parade around the park will be led by the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps Marching Band. Candy, face painting, and rides will follow the parade. Washington Square Park, 3 p.m. blogs.nyu.edu/socialwork/alumni.affairs/2011/10/greenwich_village_childrens_ha.html

“Village Halloween Costume Ball”
A costume ball, ballroom dancing and plenty of theater are on tap at the Theater for the New City on Halloween. The party starts at 4:30 p.m. on the street in front of the theater. At 7:30 p.m. the doors will open, and the revelry will take over all four theaters. A flyer by the theater company says that around 1,400 costume-clad revelers typically are in attendance. Costume is required. Outdoor party starts at 4:30 p.m., doors open at 7:30 p.m., Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue at East Tenth Street, theaterforthenewcity.net/halloween.htm; $20.

“Webster Hell Costume Contest”
A popular post-parade destination, the storied venue hosts a costume contest with a $8,000 purse. 8 p.m., Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street at Fourth Avenue, websterhall.com; $35 (price will go up).

“The Jackie Factory + Editrix Abby Present: Ghostlight, The Haunted East Village”
This three-set event will be a freaky song-and-dance extravaganza. The complete bill of performers — and there will be many — has yet to be released. 9 p.m., Theater 80, 80 St. Marks Place at First Avenue, mothernyc.com/ghostlight/; $15.

 

ONGOING

“The Tragedy of Maria Macabre
(Thursday through Sunday)
“The Tragedy of Maria Macabre” is a theatrical dance piece with an eclectic array of influences: 19th century circuses, silent horror flicks and el Dia de los Muertos. The play follows the surreal travails of Maria Macabre, who even encounters the King and Queen of the Dead. 8 p.m., 5 p.m. on Sunday, 195 East Third Street at Avenue B, thewildproject.com/performances/index.shtml; $20.

St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, East Village, New York CityVivienne Gucwa

“Mano a Mano Presents The Day of the Dead Celebration”
(Monday through Nov. 2)
This three-day churchyard event is an East Village version of Mexico’s legendary celebration. Attendees can learn to build an altar, participate in traditional dances and experience Mexican culture firsthand. 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. East Yard, St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street at Second Avenue, (212) 674-6377, manoamano.us/en/index.html.

“The Ghosts of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt”
(through Oct. 30)
This adults-only scavenger hunt will try to disturb the spirits of such notorious names as Edgar Allen Poe, Washington Irving and Thomas Paine, as tour-takers are guided through haunted buildings and hidden cemeteries. Private tours available. 7 p.m. on Friday, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Tours start at Washington Square Park, Fifth Avenue and Waverly Place, watsonadventures.com/halloween.html#nyadult; $24.50.

“The Ghosts of Greenwich Village Family Hunt
(through Sunday)
Kids and accompanying adults will roam through the haunted buildings of the Village, uncovering mysteries in the homes of Mark Twain and Edgar Allen Poe, and encountering every spook from Voldemort to a gorilla in a window. Private tours available. Ages 7 and up. 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tours start at Washington Square Park, Fifth Avenue and Waverly Place, watsonadventures.com/halloween.html#nyadult; $22.

“Brew of the Dead 2: Oktoberflesh
(Monday through Nov. 19)
In a post-apocalyptic setting, the cast of the Dysfunctional Theater Company pose a significant question: “Can the dead get high?” This mocking homage to zombie flicks is a sequel to “Brew of the Dead” from 2008. 8 p.m., Under St. Marks, 94 St. Marks Place at First Avenue, horsetrade.info; $18.

“In the Spirit: Modern Photographers channel the 19th century”
(through Nov. 28)
A showcase of spirit photography from the 19th century, which was said to contain proof of communication with the afterlife. Photos by contemporary photographers who use vintage techniques will also be on display. Merchant’s House Museum, 29 East Fourth Street at Bowery, (212) 777-1089, nycgovparks.org/events/2011/10/21/in-the-spirit-modern-photographers-channel-the-19thcentury; $10.

“Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”
(Thursday through Saturday)
A creepy tour of the Merchant’s House Museum by candlelight. Guides will share stories about the inexplicable experiences that have occurred at the house. The Parks Department says the half-hour tour is not recommended for children. Beginning at 6 p.m., Merchant’s House Museum, 29 East Fourth Street at Bowery, (212) 777-1089, nycgovparks.org/events/2011/10/21/candlelight-ghost-tours-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house; $25 to $40.

Clay McLeod Chapman in The Pumpkin Pie ShowCedar Clay McLeod Chapman in “The Pumpkin Pie Show.”

“Ghosts of New York Tour: Peter Stuyvesant and His Ghostly Friends of the East Village
(through Nov. 5)
A tour of some of the neighborhood’s spooky sites. The tour guide will perform as one of the East Village’s famous residents from the past, such as Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain and Washington Irving. 7:30 p.m., tour begins at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street at Second Avenue, (718) 591-4741, ghostsofny.com/calendar/; $25.

“The Pumpkin Pie Show: Lovey Dovey”
(Thursday through Saturday)
Under St. Marks will host a storytelling series revolving around the theme of the love — with a spooky twist, of course. 8 p.m. Under St. Marks, 94 St. Marks Place near First Avenue, horsetrade.info; $18.

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