Hang On, Spooky: North Brooklyn Halloween Roundup!

For all you Halloweeners out there, here are our top picks for some fine spine chillin’ in North Brooklyn. Whether you’re in the mood to dance the night away with DJs, see rad costumed cover bands, freak out at scary movies, compete in a costume contest, take a zombie terrarium class or participate in a basement seance, our neighborhood has truly an abundance of choice this year.

⟫⌇⧘⧚⧛⧙⌇⟫ WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26  ⟪⌇⧘⧚⧛⧙⌇⟪

gifoween-bkbazaar-2016GIF-O-Ween at Brooklyn Bazaar
Sponsored by GIPHY and presented by Animation Block Party, GIFOWEEN is a Halloween-themed animation loop contest!
This party will feature the official launch of GIPHY PRESENTS: GIF DANCE PARTY, a fully immersive dance environment that allows you to finally become dance partners with all your favorite online characters at once!
Brooklyn Bazaar | 150 Greenpoint Ave.
8pm-12am, FREE, Costumes highly encouraged
RSVP on Facebook

 

⟫⌇⧘⧚⧛⧙⌇⟫ THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27  ⟪⌇⧘⧚⧛⧙⌇⟪


good-room-2yearanniversaryCut Copy DJs at Good Room

Australian electronic band Cut Copy is DJing in Greenpoint this Thursday night, along with Justin Miller + Curses and Max Pask in the Bad Room. Cut Copy DJ sets are a mix of cutting-edge dance music and classic rock, pop and disco, all expertly mixed together. Anything goes, and it’s sure to be good. This event is part of Good Room’s 2-year anniversary Halloween series this week. The club will be decked out for Halloween weekend and dancers are encouraged to dress up any night and every night.
Good Room | 98 Meserole Avenue
Tickets $15 on Resident Advisor or $20 at the door


Halloween Craft Night: BYO Pumpkin Decorating
Halloween is made for crafters! Join Brooklyn Craft Co. for a casual, fun night of pumpkin decorating! You bring the pumpkin, and they’ll provide all the goodies you need to craft up a no-carve masterpiece. Including paint, rhinestones, feathers, paper, and even leather — plus all the adhesives and crafting tools you’ll need.
Brooklyn Craft Company | 165 Greenpoint Avenue
7-9pm, FREE

Le Fond Halloween 2016Voodoo On The Bayou
Le Fond will be serving a four course best-of-New-Orleans feast (with plenty of extras) and have live music by Feral Foster. Costumes are totally acceptable attire.
Le Fond | 105 Norman Ave.
Doors at 7pm, seating at 8pm. RSVP at (718) 389-6859

 

 

Suspiria screening - Dobbin St Halloween 2016Suspiria: A Unique Hybrid Screening Event
New events space, Dobbin St., will transform for one night only into an immersive homage to Dario Argento’s 1977 horror film “Suspiria”. Join us for a projected screening of the film within our site-specific installation inspired by Dario Argento’s colorful vision and cinematography. And classical music ensemble The Nouveau Classical Project will perform, taking inspiration from the film’s original score by the Italian band Goblin.
Dobbin St. | 64 Dobbin Street
Doors at 6:30pm, performance at 7:30pm, film begins at 8:30pm. Second screening at 10:30pm.
FREE with RSVP. RSVP does not guarantee admission. Admission based upon capacity.
Cash only bar on site.

⟫⌇⧘⧚⧛⧙⌇⟫ FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28  ⟪⌇⧘⧚⧛⧙⌇⟪

halloween-at-the-gutter-barHalloween At The Gutter
The Gutter Bar is bringing us two nights of shows, with two stages and eight bands per night. All bands performing will be rockin’ cover tributes to some of their favorites.
Friday: Sonic Youth, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, System Of A Down, Bruce Springsteen, MC5, David Bowie, Marvin Gaye, Creedence Clearwater Revival
Saturday: COSTUME CONTEST WITH PRIZES!!!!, Cheap Trick, NOFX, Green Day, Marilyn Manson, Jay Reatard, ELO, Jimmy Eat World, Weezer
The Gutter | 200 N 14th Street
Oct 28 & Oct 29, 8pm-4am, FREE
RSVP on Facebook

 

 

sgg-halloween-2016Sleeping Giant Glossolalia Pre-Halloween Party at The Park Church Co-Op
Local experimental record label SGG brings us a Friday night showcase, held inside the historic Park Church Co-Op. Bands include band Insect Ark (delay-drenched lap steel guitar, acoustic and electronic drums, distorted bass & synths to create a sonic mural both uncomfortably intimate and icy cold), multi-generational performance collaborative Blanko & Noiry whose work is based on ritual, Vaudeville, show tunes, the occult, psychodrama, Viennese Actionism and experimental electronic music, unorthodox DJ Jun Mizumachi (an award-winning sound designer from Gnaw, Ike Yard), unsettling avant-doom industrial band Kintaan, and Final Boss.
Park Church Co-Op | 129 Russell St.
8:30pm, $10 , ALL AGES , cash bar for 21+
RSVP on Facebook

DFA Ghost Dog No 1 flyerDFA Records Ghost Dog No 1
Once again, legendary local label DFA is bringing a seasonal rockout to Greenpoint. This time, it’s Halloween themed! Surprise musical guests have been known to show up to these gigs, so keep your eyes peeled for some fun folks.
Good Room | 98 Meserole Avenue
Tickets $25, Event info here

Soft Spot Annual Halloween Party and Costume Contest
DJ Magic Matt spinning spooky hits, and costume contest to win “booooooos and bar tabs”!
Soft Spot Bar | 128 Bedford Avenue
9pm, costume contest at 11pm

⟫⌇⧘⧚⧛⧙⌇⟫ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29  ⟪⌇⧘⧚⧛⧙⌇⟪

Alfred Hitchcock’s PsychoA Nite To Dismember - Nitehawk Halloween 2016
Watch the original Psycho (1960) on the big screen.
Nitehawk Cinema | 136 Metropolitan Avenue
Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:30AM
Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 11:30AM
Price: $12 (sold out)


A Nite To Dismember
Nitehawk’s screening your favorite scary films all nite long, from midnight to 8am. The Exorcist, The Black Cat, Under The Shadow, The Legend of Hell House, Night of the Demons.
Nitehawk Cinema | 136 Metropolitan Avenue
12am-8am, $60 (sold out)

troost_halloween_4Troost Halloween
Halloween party with spooky decorations and  with DJ Train Wreck spinning vampy tunes and a couple of drink specials: The NegRooOOoni and a Dark & Spooky, both $6 all night.
Troost | 1011 Manhattan Ave.
All night, Free

Halloscream Party Showcase
Performances in pole, aerial, and burlesque, plus class specials, raffles, and witches’ brew.
IncrediPole |145 Java St
7pm, $20 suggested
More info

Halloween Karaoke at Humboldt & Jackson

Halloween Karaoke & Costumes
For the 3rd year in a row, Humboldt & Jackson will be hosting their legendary Halloween Costume Karaoke Fiesta! Bring your friends and come sing your favorite jams and of course, wear a costume because that’s way more fun!
Humboldt & Jackson | 434 Humboldt Street
830pm-1130pm, FREE

 

 

Halloween 3000 - House of Yes - 2016

Halloween 3000 at House of Yes
Featuring: intergalactic aerial acrobaticxxxx, alien extravaganza-trons, adbuction station and secret science chambers, cyborgs and cyborgettes, space spiders, skeleton ghost aliens, strange edible delights you’ve never tasted before, atmospheric oddities, dance party astronauts, unidentified floating objects and 11101011001010100101110101001010.
**COSTUME CONTEST: Bring your most over-the-topHalloween looks for a chance to win a private hot tub experience for you & your friends at a future party! Comes with champagne bottle service. Sonic science of dance floor perfection provided by our masters of sound waves that make movement happen in all life forms.
House of Yes | 2 Wyckoff Avenue
10pm-4am, $30-60, Presale tickets are SOLD OUT. Limited tickets available at the door at 10pm, first come first serve!
Facebook Event

Moonlight Halloween Party at The Moonlight Mile
Come join us for our third annual Halloween party at the Mile! We will have prizes for the best 3 costumes and raffle giveaways. Drink specials too! Limited admission so arrive early. Cheers and here’s to life!
The Moonlight Mile | 200 Franklin Street
8pm-2am, $5

fearless-barmatchlesshalloween2016Fearless: Halloween Bash with The Values, Stardust Creatures and The Livin
Join us for a night of music and mayhem to raise money for The Anti-Violence Project. Come for the music, stay for the costume contest, raffle and related shenanigans! The Values as The Clash, Stardust Creatures as The Beatles, The Living Strange as Arctic Monkeys, DJ set by Yes Father.
Bar Matchless | 557 Manhattan Avenue
8pm-2am, $10 on Eventbrite or if you come in a costume. $15 at the door.
Tickets Here

barcadehalloweenparty10-29-16_800Barcade Halloween Party
Scary draft list, spooky cocktail specials, dark music, and prizes for best costumes! Costume judging from 8pm-10pm – winners announced at 10pm.
Bartenders’ choice for top costumes in 3 categories:
– Best Costume
– Best Videogame-themed Costume
– Best Videogame-themed Costume of Game on Premises (list here:barcadebrooklyn.com/games)
Prize: $50 Barcade giftcard and a Barcade T-shirt
Barcade | 388 Union Avenue
Costume contest judging at 8pm. FREE
Facebook Event

MOMA PS1 with Susanne Bartsch
On the Saturday before Halloween, MoMA PS1 and legendary night life host Susanne Bartsch presents the annual Halloween Ball. This year’s timely theme The White House of Horror features live performances, DJs, dancing, and the most artistic costumes in town. Party starts at MoMA from 8pm-12am. At 12am the party moves to Williamsburg, from midnight to dawn.
MoMA PS1 | 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City
After Party, Hosted by Susanne Bartsch | 54 North 11th Street
8pm-12am, after party from midnight to dawn, Facebook event
$18 Tickets in advance or $20 day of
MoMA / MoMA PS1+ MEMBER TICKETS: $15*
$38 for MoMA + after party (combo ticket sold out)

Make Americans Young Again - Union Pool Halloween 2016Make Americans Young Again: David Bowie Halloween
For their 3rd annual Halloween show, Brooklyn band Motion Studies plays the music of David Bowie 1975 – 1983. Opening is Fitness and friends doing Roxy Music. Let’s Dance.
Union Pool | 484 Union Ave.
8pm, FREE
Event Info | Facebook Event

 

Dark Arts & Crafts: Spell Bottles
Jar spells, also known as bottle spells or container spells, are an old form of folk magic. With mentions & recipes dating back to the 17th century, this form of magic is most found in cursing and curse-breaking. But it’s not just for the darker side of magic. From honey jar spells to powerful house protections, these little spell containers can trap a lot of potency in a tiny little package. $15 entry includes workshop, brief lecture on spell bottles, and your very own finished spell bottle to take home!
Catland | 987 Flushing Avenue
5pm-8pm, Info here, $15 tickets here

⟫⌇⧘⧚⧛⧙⌇⟫ SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30  ⟪⌇⧘⧚⧛⧙⌇⟪

Greenpointers Fall Market Halloween 2016Greenpointers Fall Market
Join us at our urban spookfest market with tricks and treats to eat, drink and shop for!
Greenpoint Loft | 67 West Street
1pm-7pm, FREE
RSVP on Facebook

All-You-Can-Eat Halloween Costume Breakfast Buffet
Best costume wins a free brunch! Food by chef J Jackson (aka Mr. Foodtastic). 90s Music!
Humboldt & Jackson | 434 Humboldt Street
11am-3pm, $15.99
More info

Zombie Terrarium Making
You know who loves crafts? Zombies! (It’s true!) So come get your zombie craft on — and join Brooklyn Craft Company for a very special ZOMBIE TERRARIUM CRAFTERNOON! We’ll be making dried moss zombie terrariums, featuring glow-in-the-dark zombie figurines, Zombie Terrariums at Bk Craft Co - Halloween 2016dried moss, twigs, and other creepy-crawlies–all skillfully styled inside a glass jar for a spooky terrarium you can keep forever. This event is an open-house style crafternoon, so you can stop by anytime from 2-5pm on Saturday, October 29 to make your terrarium and hang for as long as you like.
Brooklyn Craft Co. | 165 Greenpoint Avenue
$15, includes zombie figurines, glass jar, dried mosses, twigs, and other creepy accoutrements (please note, this project does not include live moss)
Register Here

bk-fright-bazaar-halloween-2016Brooklyn Fright Bazaar Halloween Party (Presented By Time Out NY)
Throw on a costume and some dancing shoes for the new Brooklyn Bazaar’s first ever Halloween in Greenpoint! The former Polish hall will be filled with live music including: Evolfo Playing The Cramps, Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond, Ex Reyes‘ Psychedelic Jock Jams. DJ Sets from: Dr. Shornstein, (Chez) Haz, NewYorkKnick. There’ll also be food vendors, drink specials, games, karaoke, and a special chance to win big prizes in the ZogSports HalloWIN “Boos” Olympics, a Halloween-themed drinking game tournament.
Brooklyn Bazaar | 150 Greenpoint Avenue
7pm-4am, $10 entry, $10 to play the Booz Olympics. 18+ to attend, and 21+ to compete in the “Boos” olympics.
Tickets here

Practical Magic at Maha RosePractical Magic: Creating Sacred Routines (with LaVonne Natasha Caesar & Gabrielle Gray)
In this workshop you will learn practical tools to activate the magic in your daily routine and to incorporate spirituality in your daily self-care rituals. Join us to learn how to see the magic within the mundane tasks that keep us grounded in this physical realm. Learn easy ways to balance time management, food, sleep and exercise that will increase your productivity and foster a healthy relationship with your own mind body and spirit. Each student will go home with a personalized self-care toolbox! And of course there will be magical home-brewed tea 🙂
Maha Rose | 97 Green Street G3
11am-1 pm, $45 pre register, $55 day of
More Info

Halloween Family Party at Brooklyn Bowl - Halloween 2016Halloween Family Party at Brooklyn Bowl
Join us for David Bowie themed rock and roll and a costume parade, with face painting by the Cheeky Chipmunk, Dance Party with DJ Natalie from Baby DJ School!
Brooklyn Bowl | 61 Wythe Avenue
11am, FREE
RSVP Here

Basement Séance with Paula Roberts
Join us in the (certifiably spooky*) basement of Greenpoint’s The Diamond for a paranormal experiment in which we shall attempt to pierce the veil at this time of year when it is at its most delicate, to see who—or what—remains. Led by celebrated medium Paula Roberts (aka The English Psychic), this séance welcomes the curious to join us in our custom-engineered, candlelit Seance Salon, as we summon the spirits of the dead for communion.
The Diamond | 43 Franklin Street
8pm-10pm, $10 (sold out)

rough-trade-halloween-2016Scream 20th Anniversary Party
“Do you like scary movies?” Rough Trade NYC and Music Video Time Machine invite you to celebrate the 20th anniversary of SCREAM with a throwback night full of classic horror movie trailers and 90s dance floor hits that would make even Ghostface smile. Dress up in your best horror movie costumes! We’re giving away prizes all night, just don’t forget never to say “I’ll be right back!”
Rough Trade NYC | 64 N 9th Street
9pm, show at 9:30pm. $5. Tickets here.
More info here

Halloweave - Metropolitan - Halloween 2016Halloweave
With Brooklyn’s own Thorgy Thor of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8, special guests Dida Ritz, Ragamuffin, Miz Jade. Costume contest, $100 cash prize.
Metropolitan | 559 Lorimer Street
Shows at 12am and 2am. Costume contest at 1am. $5 cover.

 

 

 

⟫⌇⧘⧚⧛⧙⌇⟫ HALLOWEEN MONDAY  ⟪⌇⧘⧚⧛⧙⌇⟪

Gala of the Gone - House of Yes Halloween 2016Gala of the Gone at House of Yes
Lets us dance in honor of our spirit, our mortality. Light the candles, burn the fires. Adorn yourself for the pleasures of vanity, wear your finest costumes to ward off ghosts of malintent. Dance for those who have passed and for those who are yet to come. They are with us tonight and so are you- Join us in this sacred night for the Gala of the Gone.
Libations & Lounges, Passed Hors D’oeuvres before 11pm , Fruit offerings for the sweetness of life, Ouija Boards & Performance Séance, Massages & Candles , Alters of Art for the ones we have loved and lost. Bring your intentions and messages. Mediums of all mediums, Tarot Readings
House of Yes | 2 Wyckoff Ave.
FREE before 10pm with RSVP, 9pm-3am
Presale tickets guaranteed entry all night

Manhattan Inn: Experience The Darkness
Hit up the Manhattan Inn before it closes in just a few weeks! Experience The Darkness (A Halloween Experience) with Xander Duell, Jen Goma, Jason Bartell, Sam Muglia & Abhik Mukherjee. Presented by LPR.
Mahnattan Inn | 632 Manhattan Avenue
Doors 8pm, show 8:30pm, 21+
$5 cover at the door, cash only
Facebook Event

do-or-die-kinfolk94-2Do or Die Part Deux
Your Halloween prayers are answered! Join us at Kinfolk 94 for Do Or Die Part Deux, with music by Chung, Prince Terrance and Catchdubs. And hosted by your girls Nikki and Saada. Don’t be lame, show up in costume to receive free entry! Need a little costume inspo? Check out last year’s Halloween party pics here!
Kinfolk 94 | 94 Wythe Avenue
9pm-1am, Free with costume, $5 without

Night of the Living Dead With Live Score
Watch the original Night of the Living Dead (1968) with a live score performance by Morricone Youth.
Nitehawk Cinema | 136 Metropolitan Avenue
9:30pm, $16 (sold out)

Simpsons Nite – Treehouse of Horror Marathon
Our ghoulish presenters, Nitehawk’s Kris King & WFMU’s Thru The Debigulator host Amanda Nazario, will present their favorite treehouse segments, plucked from their episodes and distilled down to just the bloody good stuff.
Nitehawk Cinema | 136 Metropolitan Avenue
10pm, FREE

freehold-halloween-2016Freehold’s Voodoo Masquerade Ball
A night of Dining, Drinking and Dancing! The evening begins with a New Orleans-inspired dinner at 7pm (reservations suggested). Then… The Masquerade Ball beginning at 9pm (costume required) featuring DJs, live music by High & Mighty Brass Band, live performance art.
Freehold | 45 S 3rd Street
7pm-4am, No cover, cash bar, Facebook Invite
RSVP here for guaranteed entry


Coney Island Freakshow - Westlight - Halloween 2016Coney Island Freakshow
Snake charmers, mentalists & more. Performances from 8:30-11:30pm, costumes encouraged, reservations recommended.
Westlight at the William Vale | 111 N. 12th Street, 22nd Floor
7pm-2am

About Megan Penmann

Formerly the Content Manager for Greenpointers, Megan is also a freelance creative director, writer, DJ and jane of all trades living in in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

2 Comments

  1. charlie says:

    and don’t forget about hallowolfbat at house of vans! http://www.vans.com/house-of-vans/event-detail/hallowolfbat.html

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  2. JD says:

    How about The Little People Halloween party at The Pitch!
    http://www.facebook.com/events/178184725958122/

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