Looking for something fun to do for Halloween. Well, we've got an array of activities for you. Eddie Miller from Holiday Events shared his picks of Halloween happenings in our area. Take a look at a few of these below.
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21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. Join the country's largest gathering of costumed pups--and the owners who spoil them--at the city's oldest dog run. Hundreds of disguised canines will strut their stuff in hopes of fetching a prize, including an iPod for the minder of this year's Best in Show. Competition for supreme bragging/barking rights is always stiff: Last year's grand prize went to Grace, a pug draped in Scarlett O'Hara's green curtain dress. Tompkins Square Park, 9th St between Aves A and B (firstrunfriends.org). Oct 22 noon3pm; free.
Free Screening of futuristic sci-fi flick Metropolis with a live soundtrack, courtesy of organist Peter Krasinski, will break the eerie quiet of Halloween. http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/news/features/halloween-is-happening-2 Trinity Church Wall Street, Fri 4pm10pm. 89 Broadway (at Wall St)
NYC Pub Crawl: Partake in just one or all three days of this ginormous pub crawl, which offers $2 draft beers and two-for-one drinks at more than 175 bars throughout the city. Locations vary; visit pubcrawls.com for details. Oct 28 5pm4am, Oct 29 noon4am, Oct 31 4pm4am; $10$40.
Bride of Frankenstein Screenings at NiteHawk Cinema: Catch a horror doubleheader at Williamsburg's swank new movie house, which screens the Boris Karloffstarring classics Frankenstein and its sequel, in which the giant monster finds an equally terrifying mate. Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave between Berry St and Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-384-3980, nitehawkcinema.com). Oct 2729 at 11:55pm; $11, children $9.
Phantasmagorey: An Edward Gorey Halloween Brunch Spectacular: at Highline Ballroom This gothic brunch, hosted by baroque party-planners Dances of Vice, offers an elegantly creepy take on variety entertainment, from burlesque stars to magicians to aerial performers. Highlights include a spot by 18th-century gothic mistress Johanna Constantine, and a performance from tap-dancing dynamo Gin Minsky. Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St between Ninth and Tenth Aves (212-414-5994, dancesofvice.com). Oct 30 at 1pm; $25, advance $20, VIP $30.
Blood Manor: Many of the characters and scenes in this eerie maze--including a Wolfman-esque creature and a serial killer in the vein of Hannibal Lecter--will seem familiar, while the Disgraceland Freakshow evokes a twisted sideshow act. You're propelled though a number of gruesome scenarios, from a blood-soaked hanging pig carcasses to a pitch-black graveyard. 163 Varick St at Charlton St (bloodmanor.com). Times vary; $28.50$50. Through Nov 5.
Nightmare Fairytales - In what is perhaps the most stylistic NIGHTMARE to date, this year's theme is Fairy Tales. Under the direction of Creator and Co-Director Timothy Haskell, NIGHTMARE: FAIRY TALES stages the original versions of well-known (and some lesser known) fairy tales at their most gruesome and horrific. Over the centuries many of these fables have evolved into sanitized entertainment for children, but they began as racy and violent tales intended to keep children from misbehaving. Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk St between Delancey and Rivington Sts (212-352-3101,hauntedhousenyc.com). Times vary; $30$100. Through Nov 5.