This is Thriller: North Brooklyn Halloween Roundup 2017!

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Sultry weather falls across the land—yet Halloween hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood to terrorize our North Brooklyn ‘hood. And whosoever shall be found without the soul for getting down, must stand and face the shutdown of the L and rot inside Williamsburg’s shell. The foulest stench is in the air, the funk of Newtown Creek’s years. And grizzly ghouls from every tomb are closing in to share your doom. And though you fight to stay alive, your body starts to shiver; for no mere mortal can resist the evil of the thriller.

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Tiki Disco Halloween @ Good Room 2017TIKI DISCO HALLOWEEN
@ Good Room | 98 Meserole Ave | 10pm-4am
$20+ tix, More info
Tiki Disco started as a bi-monthly party at Roberta’s in 2009 and has transformed into a year-round happening, with popups around the globe. Eli Escobar, Lloydski and Andy Pry will hold down the floor with their deep selections of disco, funk, house and classics. Expect an evening of spooky vibes and ghostly dancingcostumes are definitely encouraged!

Don't Sleep Halloween / Rinsed

@ undisclosed Greenpoint location (hint: it’s near the Greenpoint Ave G) | 11pm-7am
$30+ tix, More info
Three rooms of music, performance art, interactive installations, ambient chill-out spaces, and private nooks and crannies. Secret guests playing special, extended sets. Dark house, brooding techno and dirty disco will fill the air and as the sun rises and the party is still going strong you’ll be glad you didn’t sleep.

@ Brooklyn Safehouse | 120 Franklin Street | 7pm-10pm
FREE, more info
We are living in some scary times. Creepy clowns are lurking around and spooky ghouls are doing spine-chilling things. Help us as expel the evil at our Halloween pop-up art show in conjunction with Greenpoint Gallery Night.

@ The Well | 272 Meserole St | 6:30pm-2am
FREE, More info
Come in costume and enjoy some kick ass live music!! Full band list here.

Music for the Masses Halloween St Vitus 2017MUSIC FOR THE MASSES – A HALLOWEEN NEW WAVE NIGHT
@ Saint Vitus | 1120 Manhattan Ave | 11pm-4am
FREE with RSVPMore info
Alex English & Alex Von Wu will be spinning new wave all nightDepeche ModeNew OrderJoy DivisionThe Cure,The SmithsDuran DuranNitzer EbbThe Human League,The Sisters Of Mercy and more. 

@ Trans Pecos | 9-15 Wyckoff Ave | 8pm
$8-10 tix, More info
Halloween party with live music! Come costumed up!

@ Secret Project Robot | 1186 Broadway | 10pm-4am
$10 w/ advance RSVP or with a costume, $12 @ the door. More info
You’ll be GOBLIN down some tasty beverages and BOOGEY-ing down with your favorite DJs until the break of dawn. JUST DON’T TELL YOUR MUMMY!!!!!!!

Gutterween 2017GUTTERWEEN
@ The Gutter | 200 N 14th St | 7pm-12am
FREE, More info
Bands in costume performing as Blink 182, Fugazi, Danzig, Queens of the Stone Age, Nirvana, Marilyn Manson, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Clash, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

@ Videology | 308 Bedford Ave | 6:45pm & 9:45pm
$50 tickets, More info
The bewitching Tanz Dance Academy will be brought to life one night only for a special Suspiria dance installation. Featuring the talents of local NYC dancers, this interactive event will immerse audience members into the richly saturated fever dreams of Argento’s nightmarish world.

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Good Room 10/28 Halloween Occupy The Disco 2017FIXED/OCCUPY THE DISCO
@ Good Room | 98 Meserole Ave | 10pm-4am
$15 tix, More info
Kim Ann Foxman and JDH & Dave P will be bringing out the haunted house and twisted techno for a disco bloodbath in the Good Room. In the Bad Room, Occupy the Disco will be hosting a dance macabre.

MSN_2017_Oct28_Halloween 2017MISTER HALLOWEEN NIGHT
@ Nowadays | 56-06 Cooper Ave | 5pm-11pm
RSVP here for $20 admission before 7pm, $25 tix here, More info
Don your cloaks, you deerskin hoods and your comfortable shoes, for seers Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter will conjure the future and past with ritualistic rhythms. The dance floor will be shrouded in light to beckon the spirits; and we’ll have potions, ales, and mulled wine to keep you warm on the inside and outside.

Lloydski All Fright Long Halloween 2017 Black FlamingoLLOYDSKI ALL FRIGHT LONG
@ Black Flamingo | 168 Borniquen Pl | 10pm-4am
FREE with RSVP, More info
If we had to guess, Lloydski will be throwing down some disco and funk with a spooky Halloween flair.

@ Secret Project Robot | 1186 Broadway | 9pm
$10+ tix here, More info
AdHoc & Rogue Agency present a Halloween Bash! With MikeQJUBILEE, Theatre Of Disco, HDLSSBianca Oblivion, Wildkatz. CANDY. LIGHTS. SPIDERS. Costume Contest!

@ PS1 | 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC | 8pm-12am
SOLD OUT (try Craigslist, or post to the Facebook invite), More info
Futuristic fantasy dance party with DJ sets by Eli Escobar, W Jeremy, Tom Peters, Amber Valentine, and Bridget Marie Zazaza Disco. Explore the vast reaches of the creative cosmos with performances, DJs, dancing, and the most out-of-this-world costumes in NYC & the museum’s galleries will be open, and cash bars will serve beer, wine, cocktails, and a signature punch.

@ Videology | 308 Bedford Ave | 12pm-2am
More info
Videology will be turned into The Gold Room at the Overlook Hotel! Specialty cocktails and all your favorite Shining decor, and of course their very own Lloyd, “the best goddamn bartender from Timbuktu to Portland, Maine. Or Portland, Oregon, for that matter,” serving drinks.

@ The Gutter | 200 N 14th St | 7pm-12am
FREE, More info
Bands in costume performing as Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, Van Morrison, Pavement, Oasis, The Smiths, Rush, Dinosaur Jr., The Kinks, Electric Light Orchestra, Michael Jackson

@ Northern Territory | 12 Franklin St | 7pm-3am
FREE, more info
Navigate Candy Land—the board game you played as a child—come to life in nightmare form. DJ all night. Boozy candy, and costume contest. Prizes for the winners and Bosco Photo Booth! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Direct Relief for Hurricane Maria.

@ Humboldt & Jackson | 434 Humboldt Street | 9pm-1am
FREE, More info
Humboldt & Jackson is hosting their annual Halloween Karaoke Costume Party!  This is the perfect time to fulfill your karaoke dreams while dressed as a Ninja Turtle or Dracula, or your favorite musician.  We swear, no one will know it’s you! Best dressed costume contest!

@ Vale Park / Mister Dips | 111 N 12th St | 12-5pm
FREE, More info
Vale Park, The William Vale’s green space, is hosting a family-friendly afternoon pumpkin patch! Activities include lawn games, face painting, balloon animals, pumpkin decorating and more. Mister Dips will be open + selling festive fall beverages and food!

@ McCarren Park Dog Run | Driggs Ave & N 12th Street | 12pm-3pm
FREE, More info
Bring your pup in costume and enter the competition! The McCarren Dog Run association is hosting a costume party and fundraiser for the Mcarren Park Dog Run!

@ Java Street Community Garden | 59 Java Street | 2pm-6pm
FREE, More info
Stop by the garden for an afternoon of Halloween festivities. Spooky photo booth with take-home polaroids, hot drinks and refreshments, and sunprints (cyanotypes) made from plants in the garden! Open to all!

Moonlight Mile Halloween 20174th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BASH AT THE MILE
@ The Moonlight Mile | 200 Franklin Street | 7pm-2am
FREE, More info
Costume contest, drink specials, killer raffle prizes, good tunes and appreciative service! This is going to be a very fun night…!

@ Muchmores | 8 Havemeyer Street | 8:42pm-1:42am
$10 tickets, More info
The deadliest party in town featuring shows by Hank & CupcakesThis Way to the Egress and Van Goose. Video projections by Brent Felker, music by DJ Detox and DJ Tzadok. A fortunate teller, Wally The Clown and friends + who knows what else.

@ Output | 74 Wythe Ave | 10pm-6am
$50 tickets, More info
Output brings you a bangin’ lineup of DJsDanny TenagliaCassy [Output/ Aus], Danny Howells [Dig Deeper], Rally Chopper. In the Panther Room: DJ Spinna.

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Park Church Co-Op Halloween 2017
@ The Park Church Co-Op | 129 Russell St | 2-5pm
FREE, More info
Children & families are welcome to celebrate with snacks n’ treats, kids dance party, crafts, face painting & games.

@ Polish & Slavic Center | 176 Java Street | 1130am-530pm
Parade is FREE to join, tix $10-15+ (depending which events), More info
Costumed kids of all all ages will march down Manhattan Avenue and back to the Polish Slavic Center for a Spooktacular Party! Arts & crafts, games, contests, music, movie, bouncy house for little ones and more!  Afterwards, an epic Zombie Nerf War for older kids!

Vegan Market at Market Hotel!

@ Market Hotel | 1140 Myrtle Ave | 12pm-5pm
FREE, More info
There will be vegan food, cosmetics, bath & body products, and apparel. Free admission and all ages are welcome.

@ Videology | 308 Bedford Ave | 9:15pm
$20 tickets, More info
Tenth Intervention and Videology bring you the notorious ’90s handicam thriller The Blair Witch Project with a live score!

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@ The Well | 272 Meserole St | 6:30 pm-midnight
FREE, More info
Live music! Costumes! Drinks!

@ Secret Project Robot | 1186 Broadway | 8pm-2am
$8-10 sliding scale, More info
Usher in Halloween with a bone-chilling eve of music and comedy, unimaginable terror and malicious deeds. Hosted by Media Witch Marissa Goldman, with music from purgatory’s premier house bands!

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Elsewhere Grand Opening

@ Elsewhere | 599 Johnson Ave | 8pm-4am
$30+ tix, More info
New live music venue and arts space Elsewhere (from Glasslands folks) is doing a bangup grand opening on Halloween night—with Battles, Cakes Da Killa and more. Expect a multi-room maze of stages, cafes, galleries, and surprises!

Freehold Halloween 2017

@ Freehold | 45 S 3rd St | 7pm
Put on your scariest Greaser Era costume, pick up your room key, and check-in to Freehold’s Haunted Heartbreak Hotel for the night. This event is not for the faint of heart… *Costumes required. 

@ San Damiano Mission | 85 N 15th St | 7-11pm
$10 tix, More info
7pm: Dr. Nate Sloan solo church organ set. 8pm: Dave Harrington Group: live improvised film score to Suspiria!

HALLOWEEN Freak Show @ William Vale 2017

@ The William Vale | 7pm-2am
$31+ tickets, More info
2nd Annual Halloween Freak Show! With music by DJ Marlos, and performances by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Performances include: contortionists, magicians, human blockheads, burlesque, sword swallowing, and more. Costumes mandatory.

Sunnyvale Halloween 2017

@ Sunnyvale | 1031 Grand Street | 8pm-12am
$10 tickets, More info
A Halloween costume party with… Bilge Rat: Guitar driven dirge rock, Lea: Loud indie schlub rock, Krem on Wool, Holding Pattern. Dress to impress!

GosT, Dance With The Dead, Hogwasche @ Saint Vitus 2017

@ Saint Vitus | 1120 Manhattan Ave | 9pm
$15 tickets, More info
Live music, get ready to rock!

@ The Well | 272 Meserole St | 8pm-midnight
FREE, more info
Best Costume Prize, Best Performance Prize, Karaoke Roulette—willing participants can sign up to have their name drawn to perform a random song! $2 beers all night, high fives and mic drops!

@ Nitehawk Cinema | 136 Metropolitan Ave | 7:30pm
$16 tickets, More info
Nitehawk Cinema and Long Distance Poison continue their series of collaborations to bring you the dark classic Carnival of Souls with live electronic score. LDP will be using modular synthesizers and analog keyboards to create a live soundtrack, inspired by the improvisational strangeness of Gene Moore’s original organ soundtrack. LDP hopes to transform Nitehawk into a liminal space where the living and dead dwell together.

@ Brooklyn Bazaar | 150 Greenpoint Ave | 8pm
$12 advance tickets, More info
Live bands Uniform, Pawns, Sub Space, Royal Hounds. Proceeds from the door will be donated to help recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Costume contest, with prizes! DJ sets by Kelsey Henderson and Kam Lindsey.

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Haunted House, Bake Sale, Carnival Games, Face Painting: The PS 110 Fall Carnival is TODAY! (10/21)

PS110 flyer

Saturday, October 21 | 2-5pm
124 Monitor Street

The PS110 Fall Carnival is today (October 21st), and there are over 60 amazing prizes to be won this weekend and fun games to play!

Don’t miss the chance to get a 2 night stay at the Great Wolf Lodge, a $300 GAP Card, theater tickets, Gift cards to the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops and boutiques in the area, Spa products, Children’s goods, Wine, Cheese, Chocolates….you name it!

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MySpace Indie Sensation, Black Kids, Return With New Album Rookie and an Attempt to Revive Bandcamp + Playing Baby’s All Right (10/23)

You might expect Reggie Youngblood to be in the internet know—his indie pop band Black Kids blew up as an internet sensation after posting their EP Wizard of Ahhhhs on Myspace back in 2007. But he will be the first to admit that he has not kept up with the inter webs. After a decade of working, not working and then working on Black Kids’ newest album, RookieYoungblood decided they should share it on Bandcamp. Who could argue with free downloads? But offering this thought was not alluring to fans, he joked, “ one really wants to download things anymore, and that everyone really just wanted to get the record streaming on Spotify or Apple Music.”

Youngblood has seen changes in the way bands interact with fans nowadays and he misses being on the hunt for more information on musicians, along with the sense of mystery when all you knew about them was their music. Now, most bands rely on being a voice on Instagram, using all social media channels to show their personality and to keep in touch with fans.

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Check out the Mary Fisher Home, Greenpoint’s 19th Century Artists’ Colony

Photo by Lucie Levine
Photo by Lucie Levine

Greenpoint’s industrial past is well known, and its emerging identity as an artist’s hub might seem like a 21st century phenomenon, but back in 1888, Greenpoint was sporting its very own artists’ colony. That year, Mary Fisher, of 71 Java Street, opened her home as the Home Hotel Association, a residence for elderly “Brain Workers.” According to the plaque marking the historic site, Fisher defined “Brain Workers” as men and women “who had labored in literature or art or any other brain profession.” The Home operated on Java Street until 1912, when it moved to two separate locations: one in Mount Vernon, NY, and another in Tenafly, New Jersey.

71 Java Street Today
71 Java Street Today

Mary Fisher was an Englishwoman inspired by the old age pensions which support the elderly in the UK. Social Security wasn’t established in the United States until 1935, so there was no public safety net for older people who had retired, or were out of work. In The Story of the Mary Fisher Home, published 1915, Fisher wrote, “I remembered that in Europe, pensions were often accorded to those who, during their lifetimes, had been of some benefit to the nation, and it seemed to me that in this country the people must do what the government failed to do, and I hoped that in time we might have a national fund for this purpose.”

Fisher appealed to notable New Yorkers for their in kind or financial support, and was well received by Fredrick Barnard, then the President of Columbia University. He introduced her to a variety of prominent and charitable New Yorkers, including Mrs. Andrew Carnegie, but not everybody believed that “brain workers” deserved philanthropic support. In fact, upon hearing the appeal, one woman said, “A home for old authors and artists! My! What a company of cranks! What will you do with them?”  Continue reading

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Dangerous Donuts, Mercedes by the Minute, and Greenpoint’s Beef with Friendly Reminder Emails — The Hook-up (10/20)

Lots in the news about cars this week. Here's a great one I saw on Calyer Street on Wednesday! Photo by Lucie Levine
Lots in the news about cars this week. Here’s a great one I saw on Calyer Street on Saturday! Photo by Lucie Levine

Peter Pan‘s donuts are beloved far and wide, but drivers at the intersection of Bedford and Lorimer were serving up donuts of a different kind on Friday night. After Brooklyn Automotive High School’s car show ended at 9pm, teens on bikes blocked the intersection, and at least three cars sped in circles, doing donuts, as hundreds looked on. CBS2 has a video of the scene.

If stunt driving isn’t your thing, or you’d like a swankier experience behind the wheel, get pumped. The car sharing company Car2Go will add Mercedes CLA sedans and GLA crossovers to its New York fleet later this year. You can rent the high-end wheels for 47 cents a minute.  Continue reading

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North Brooklyn’s Best Post-Workout Fuel Spots

Whether you’re jogging down Franklin Street or getting an early morning spin class in at the Greenpoint YMCA (99 Meserole Ave), or even perhaps flowing through a peaceful sweat at Usha Veda Yoga (1006 Manhattan Ave), the best part of any workout, really, is when you’re done.

As you catch your breath and dab away the sweat you get to focus on the next best thing—and no we aren’t talking about an ab sequence to follow or even an extra sprint-mile here—we’re talking post-workout eats! It is time to fuel up, because you deserve it! Lucky for us, Greenpoint has almost as many healthy grab n’ go spots as it does dark-lit bars and Polish bakeries. Whether you are getting your sweat on in the early morning or grinding it out after work in the evening, here are the best spots to fuel back up—and not feel bad about being completely sweaty and out of breath.

If you are an early riser.


The Brooklyn Standard©
Via The Brooklyn Standard Facebook

Brooklyn Standard – 188 Nassau Ave
Don’t get your sports bra in a tangle, the Brooklyn Standard is nothing like The Standard Hotel. This natural foods deli/coffee shop/bakery/enhanced-Bodega is perfect for anyone who needs something healthy at 7 a.m. and on. The neighborhood spot is open from 7-11 p.m. daily and offers breakfast all day along with an impressive selection of fresh squeezed juices and protein-packed smoothies. Enjoying your run around McGolrick park and need a kale, apple, lemon juice before you officially start your day? Brooklyn Standard is your spot. Continue reading

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Leonard Library Book Sale & Bake Sale This Saturday (10/21)!

WHAT: Friends of Leonard Library Book Sale & Bake Sale
WHERE: Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street
WHEN: Saturday, October 21st, 12-4pm

Leonard Library (81 Devoe Street) is having their Friends of the Library Book Sale this Saturday, October 21st, from noon to 4pm! Donations of new and *gently* used books are being accepted during regular business hours, through October 19th.

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New Latin Wave Festival This Sunday at Brooklyn Bazaar! (10/22)

New Latin Wave

This weekend (Sunday Oct 22nd), the New Latin Wave fest is taking over Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) from 11am-7pm for their second year in a row, bringing a full day of Latinx art and ideas—featuring a book and zine fair, stimulating talks, a juried video art show, a mini-film fest and concerts. Curators, presenters and performers include: Composer Angélica Negrón, La Liga Zine, physicist Cristián Huepe, Rock ‘n’ Lolo, and El Museo del Barrio curator Rocio Aranda-Alvarado. Tickets start at $15, and are available here.
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McCarren Halloween Dog Costume Contest Next Saturday! (10/28)

bulldog wilma halloween costume
Photo: Marofoto

Costume Party and Fundraiser to support the McCarren Park Dog Run!
Saturday, October 28 at McCarren Dog Run (Driggs & N 12th)
Facebook invite

Bring your dog in costume, and enter the competition! More info to be announced, but save the date for some spooky hounds parading for a good cause! Continue reading

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Meet Tarot Reader Eva Jane Peck, Greenpoint’s Electric Lamassu

Image courtesy of Eva Jane Peck
Image courtesy of Eva Jane Peck

What better way to cure a case of the Mondays than to tap into the wisdom of tarot over a glass of wine? You can find this calming and enlightening experience at Budin (114 Greenpoint Avenue) every Monday from 5-10pm courtesy of Eva Jane Peck, who has been studying the language of tarot and astrology for more than ten years. (And, if you sit for a fifteen minute “mini reading” with Eva, you can get $2 off wine at Budin). Eva, of Electric Lamassu Tarot and Astrology, has been collaborating with Budin to offer readings since May, and I stopped in last week to see what my cards would reveal. For the the reading, Eva used the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, “the traditional Victorian deck,” and her her kind, thoughtful and insightful reading was a joy. I particularly appreciated how she solicited my questions and interpretations, and made me feel a part of the process.

Monday Night Tarot. Photo courtesy of Eva Jane Peck
Monday Night Tarot. Photo courtesy of Eva Jane Peck

Helping others learn though tarot is a big part of what Eva does. She says, “I think of Tarot as a language to sort of figure out life. It was kind of an objective way to understand myself…It helped me get grounded and just sort of accept myself and who I am.” Since she has found tarot so helpful in her own life, she hopes that continued study of the cards and the imagery, coupled with continued readings, can help her help other people “come to an understanding for themselves.” She notes that people often get their Tarot cards read when they’re feeling nervous about something, “so it’s about trying to work through that.”  Continue reading

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