Happy Halloween!! This is one of our favorite holidays and we can't wait to see everyone's costumes this weekend! Come in and show us what you got or send us pictures of your Sunday's best. Our weekend guide is dedicated to spooky spaces as there seem to be an abundance of local spins this year. Come by before to line your stomach or after to calm your spirit (in costume please!).
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Gore free but still ever so creepy haunted house.
The Steampunk Haunted House at the Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement will be active all weekend in their 100 year old space. Encounter Victorian macabre meets terrifying robots at this fresh take on the classic haunted house experience. You're sure to be spooked, so we would recommend a visit our way after the terror fest to calm your nerves and fill your bellies. Friday & Saturday 8-11pm; Sunday 6-9:30. Tickets $25, $10 students. 466 Grand Street at Pitt St.
image via Abrons Art Center
the living installation at ABC No Rio.
Artist Michael Alan will perform an edition of his ongoing exhibition "The Living Installation" (occuring 6 times a year) at ABC No Rio with the them BLACK AND WHITE/The Misfits. A tribute to both the punk band and the punk roots of the space itself. The happening will take place over the course of five hours and, most importantly, will be taking place a short block from the sandwich shop. 156 Rivington St. b/t Clinton & Suffolk.
photo via Michael Alan
a candlelight tour in an 19th century home.
Walking through a darkened home with a group of strangers sounds scary enough to us, but make that home the Merchant's House Museum a.k.a "Manhattan's most haunted house", a preserved familial home from the 1800's, with a tour led by staff members who have personally encountered the inexplicable and the paranormal, all by candlelight, and you have the ingredients for a downright spooky experience. Tours run every half hour from 6-10pm on Friday & Saturday. $25, $13 for members. 29 E. 4th St. b/t Bowery & Lafayette.
the old standby.
What would Halloween in New York be without the annual Village Halloween Parade? Between the crowds, the costumes, and the revelry it is an unforgettable marathon of a Halloween celebration. This year's theme of memento mori is sure to cast a morbid spin on the typically outlandish affair. Pack a Tiny's picnic and report back with photos for us! 6:30-10:30pm, 6th Ave. from Spring St. to W.16th St.