Friday, October 27, 2017

A few things to do for Halloween around here

[The makings of extra special Pumpkin Spice Lattes on 3rd Avenue]

Here are just a few of the Halloween-related activities happening in the neighborhood in the next few days... will continue to add to the list as submissions arrive ...


Via the EVG inbox...

The parents and teachers of Little Missionary's Day Nursery and Sara Curry Day School (on St. Mark's Place) will host a Haunted Halloween Party at La Plaza Cultural Garden on Saturday (tomorrow!) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to the public.

Activities will include a haunted house, creepy maze, games, arts & crafts, face painting, tattoos, fortune telling, music by Willie Vargas, a beloved music teacher at Little Mish & Sara Curry, a photo booth — photos to be taken by Sara Curry parent and professional child photographer Greg Marinaccio. Plus cotton candy, food, drinks, and a bake sale of savory and sweets.

Everyone is welcome. Children and their parents are encouraged to come dressed in costume.

La Plaza Cultural Garden is at the southwest corner of Avenue C and Ninth Street.

Happening tonight at Scumbags And Superstars, the clothing and gift boutique on Clinton Street between Rivington and Delancey ...


John Carpenter's "Halloween" is the midnight movie this weekend at the Sunshine on East Houston. Details here.


The Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo Academy, 122 Second Ave. between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place, is hosting a Halloween party tomorrow afternoon from 1-4. There will be food, games, prizes, etc., and it will provide a chance to see what they offer in the Academy's new location.


Per Facebook: Carve your own pumpkin at the 6th Street and Avenue B Garden. This is a FREE Event that begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday (tomorrow!) and continues while supplies (the pumpkins) last.


Mephiskapheles, the ska punk group formed in the East Village in 1991, is hosting the sixth installment of their annual Devil's Night Danse Saturday evening at the Bowery Electric. Find details here.


Tuesday starting at 5 p.m., La Plaza Cultural is hosting Haunted Adventure Garden and Rat Race Maze. There is live music from the Rude Mechanical Orchestra at 6 p.m.

Per the EVG inbox:

The theme at this year's spooky Halloween adventure garden is Rats, because whether they rule or horrify, they're part of living in NYC. At this costume party, bring your whole family, as there'll be mystic fortune telling, face painting and thrilling coffin rides.


Halloween night at the Theatre for the New City on First Avenue near 10th Street...

Join us for NONSTOP theater, cabaret, costume contest, ballroom dancing, scary room and MUCH MORE will bewitch the East Village at Theater for the New City's 40th Annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on OCT. 31! Tickets are $20. Details here.


And A-1 Record Shop on Sixth Street between Avenue A and First Avenue has a lot of Halloween on display ... press play to see (and hear)...

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Anonymous said...

Here's a Halloween movie recommendation, saw it at Roxy Cinemas last night, Larry Fessenden's "Habit" -- a sloppy drunk seduced by a vampire!

"...death and lust as a parable for the existential crisis of a wandering soul, in the dive bars and Alphabet City apartments of a 1990s East Village milieu..... Habit is a naturalistic and stark portrayal of personal demons, addiction, and losing control over the specter of madness in one’s life set against a bleak urban landscape."

You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

'Halloween,' is my favorite horror film. The best part about it was the lack of gore and the increase of terror and psychological fear. The musical score, the dark lightening, to the performances of the actors, all take it to another level. Movies such as this aren't made anymore, sadly. Thanks EV Grieve for the recommendation at Sunshine Theater. I will definitely be there. Happy Halloween!

Anonymous said...

6:07pm Halloween (not a remake despite the title but a sequel to the original John Carpenter says will treat the movies after the original Halloween as if they never existed) is coming out on Friday, October 19th, forty years to the date of the original Halloween's release. It'll star Jamie Lee Curtis and be scored by John Carpenter who isn't directing or writing it. I think it'll either really suck or be decent, I see no in between LOL. We'll see.