You don’t have to go too far to find faBOOlous Halloween extravaganzas this year. From Horror Film Screenings and Bar Crawls to Rooftop Day of the Dead Celebrations, we’ve got the lowdown on spooky Halloween fun in Williamsburg Brooklyn!
CAFE ARGENTINO TWO DAY HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES
You’re invited to our 2 day Halloween Festivities!! SUNDAY, OCT 30th: LIVE LATIN MUSIC and plenty of great energy to keep the party going. Starting at 5pm. Free pitcher of Sangria for the best costume. | MONDAY, OCT 31st: HALLOWEEN TANGO NIGHT, Starting at 7:30pm. (Don’t know how to dance tango? No worries, we’ll teach you)
Date: Sunday, Oct 30th: Live Latin Music. 5pm | Monday, Oct 31st: Halloween Tango Night. 7:30pm
Location: CAFE ARGENTINO | 499 Grand St | Brooklyn, NY
Cost: NO COVER
DAY OF THE DEAD AT MCCARREN HOTEL ROOFTOP
Join Corona on the rooftop for “Day of the Dead”
With seasonal decorations decking out the rooftop, this festive event includes a live mariachi band and beats by LiveOnDj collective. Guests can also enjoy complimentary face painting and F&B specials throughout the night
Drink Specials: $5 Modelo, $8 Modelo + shot of Casa Noble Tequila, $12 Halloween cocktails Bad Moon Rising and It’s Hot In Hell featuring Casa Noble Tequila
Food Specials: $7 Crispy Blood Pops, $10 Spicy Chorizo Tacos, $10 Pig Head Bánh Mi, $8 Trick or Treat Bags filled with house made candies and sweets
Must be 21+ for this event
Date: Friday, Oct. 28th | 5pm-1am
Location: McCarren Hotel & Pool | 160 N. 12th St. | Brooklyn, NY
Cost: NO COVER
A BAR CRAWL SPOOKTACULAR!
“Attention boys and ghouls! Soon it will be the time of year to trick or treat and treat your tricks! Let’s get into the Halloween spirit together by enjoying some spirits on a themed bar crawl, and what better place to do it than New York City’s very own carnival of the damned, Williamsburg! We will be starting our procession at 9pm at The Woods and be making our way westward, hitting up some bars along the way for creepy cocktails, dreadful dancing, and things that go bump in the night. We encourage everyone to come in costume and beware, you’re in for a scare (but with flair)!” – Divya
Date: Saturday, Oct. 29th. | 9pm
Location: The Woods | 48 S. 4th St | Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: NO COVER
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: SHOCKTOBER FEST | THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Join NYC Parks for free, spoofy horror movies in our city’s parks!
In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a scientist who cross dresses. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” Rated R.
The event also features a costume contest and trivia!
Know Before You Go
You should come before 6:00 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first served basis. Sign-up for pre-movie activities at the link below.
Date: Saturday, Oct 29th | 6pm-7:45pm
Location: McCarren Park Pool Deck | 776 Lorimer St | Brooklyn NY
A VERY SPOOKTACULAR SUNDAY!
Don your costumes and grab your totes, it’s time for some seasonal fun and shopping at our Williamsburg market!
Stop by all day on Sunday, October 30th for Halloween fun for shoppers of all ages and inclinations – costume contests, happy hour, candy, and of course #marketfinds galore.
We’ll be serving BOOS courtesy of our friends at Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co. during the All-Hallows-Happy Hour from 3 – 6PM.
Dress your frightful best for the Costume Contest (Shopper + Vendor Category) @ 4pm:
1st Prize winner – $100 shopping spree
2nd Prize winner – $50 shopping spree
Free totes for everyone who wears a costume!
Date: Sunday, Oct 30th | 10am-7pm
Location: Artists & Fleas | 70 N 7th St | Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: NO COVER
THE HAUNTING W/ SLEEPY & BOO / JORDI IVEN / LOST IN THE ZOO
On Monday, October 31st, as darkness overtakes the Brooklyn skies, and the Halloween delirium descends over New York, we gather at TBA Brooklyn for The Haunting. With ghouls, ghosts and all kind of freakish characters crisscrossing the city, explore the most gruesome depths of your soul – and embrace your most diabolic impulses. Music for this ceremony will be provided by Sleepy & Boo, Jordi Iven, and Lost in the Zoo – who will be summoning sets of phantasmal grooves for your dancing pleasures.
No Cover | 21+ | Costumes encouraged
Date: Monday, Oct 31st | 9pm
Location: TBA Brooklyn | 395 Wythe Ave | Brooklyn, NY
Cost: NO COVER W/ RSVP
KIDVILLE WILLIAMSBURG BOO FEST!
Hey Kidville Family + Friends! Come join us for a NOT-SO SCARY and SAFE Halloween!
There will be music, dancing, fun snacks, crafts and playtime in our gym. Kidville Williamsburg wants to provide a safe and not so scary environment for you and your children to enjoy some ghoulish fun. Come in costume and get ready to boogey!
Date: Friday, Oct. 28th | 4pm-6:30pm
Location: Kidville Williamsburg | 184 Kent Avenue | Brooklyn, NY
3RD ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY AT WILLIAMSBURG NORTHSIDE!
Join the Williamsburg Northside Resource For Families and Educators as they celebrate their Annual Halloween party with Refreshments, Photographers, Bouncy House, Face Painting + DJ Dance Party.
Date: Friday, Oct. 28th | 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Williamsburg Northside Lower School | 299 N. 7th St. | Brooklyn, NY
A NIGHTMARE ON 3RD STREET
We’re building a horror shop in Brooklyn and throwing a party in it. Make your way through, if you dare, there’s a Halloween bash waiting for you on the other side.
Date: Friday, Oct 28th | 8pm
Location: 50 N. 3rd St | Brooklyn, NY
NITEHAWK’S 4TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SCREENING “A NITE TO DISMEMBER”
Nitehawk cordially invites you into our terrifying home as we host the ultimate classic old-school Halloween party this year, A NITE TO DISMEMBER: HOUSE OF HORRORS.Starting at midnight and continuing until after dawn, we’ll screen some of the scariest haunted house films past and present: The Exorcist, The Black Cat, The Legend of Hell House, and Night of the Demons (all presented on 35mm!) along with the best ghost story of 2016, Babak Anvari’s Under the Shadow!
As we do each year at A NITE TO DISMEMBER, there will be a costume contest and trivia (with prizes courtesy of Shudder) along with a some short horror films. Those who survive the nite with receive a complimentary Nitehawk breakfast (eggs and tots!), themed gift bags, and a discounted fare from Lyft. But wait, there’s more…there’s a photo-booth with The Bosco and we’ve got you covered on the drink front with complimentary coffee from Fazenda Coffee and sweets from our neighbor SweetHaus! Your official hosts for the evening, Shudder’s Sam Zimmerman and Nitehawk’s Kris King and Caryn Coleman, will protect you from the ghosts, demons, and devils that await your arrival. Films in order of screening: THE EXORCIST, THE BLACK CAT, UNDER THE SHADOW, THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE & NIGHT OF THE DEMONS
Nitehawk will also host a haunted house pre-party in Lo-Res Bar before A Nite to Dismember (11pm – 12am) featuring Jameson Irish Whiskey. Attendees can present their ticket for a complimentary beverage treat. Forget trick-or-treating, spend the nite with us!
Date: Seating begins at 11:45pm on Saturday, October 29. Screening continues until 8am Sunday, October 30.
Location: Nitehawk | 136 Metropolitan Ave | Brooklyn, NY
STRANGER THINGS HALLOWEEN COSTUME & DANCE PARTY
Something’s coming. Something hungry for blood. A shadow grows on the wall behind you, swallowing you in darkness. It is almost here.
This Halloween weekend, for one night only, journey with us to The Upside Down and party like there’s no tomorrow (because there very well might not be. We love you Barb!) We’re bringing back the ‘80s in a big way, with classic midwestern beer, Tab soda, Dungeons & Dragons, and… you guessed it: An endless loop of ’80s cinema that directly influenced the series.
The night will include:
- Wafels from Wafels and Dinges! (1 Wafel included with each ticket)
- Themed Goodie Bags for the first 100 guests!
- Specialty cocktails
- DJ + a “killer” soundtrack (we’re here all night)
- Stranger Things Vinyl release with Rough Trade + a Survive LP giveaway!
- + Much more TBA! (We have to keep the curiosity door locked for a little while, at least!)
Gather your crew and hop on your bikes for the strangest Stranger Things party around! Just make sure your compass is working. Buy your VIP Special Entry Tickets in advance to skip the line and guarantee entry!
Date: Saturday, Oct 29th | 6pm – 4am
Location: Videology Bar & Cinema | 308 Bedford Ave | Brooklyn, NY
THE FREEDOM PARTY ANNUAL ’80S VS ’90S HALLOWEEN BASH
“Last year, THIS WAS THE SICKEST HALLOWEEN PARTY IN ALL OF NYC!! People came out in costumes, acting crazy. You remember the Iron Man dude? In full metal outfit? When he got in the middle of the circle and started poppin’ and lockin’ and then clicked on that light on his chest?!?!?!?!?! So crazy.
The #80s VS #90s Freedom Party NYC hits #Brooklyn once again for all-night dance party!!! We’re bringing that golden-era classic “basement banger” love to everybody’s favorite #Williamsburgrestaurant/lounge, Diviera Drive! It’s funky as all hell with that Starfoods feel (remember????), they got a couple bars, food, indoor and outdoor space, lots of places to sit, lots of room to socialize, and ’nuff room to dance!! We had our New Year’s Eve and Halloween Party there last year–crazy fun!” – The Freedom Party
STRICTLY CLASSIC hip-hop, R&B, reggae, pop, house and rock form the 80s and 90s by Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth.
HOSTED BY artist/dancer/filmmaker Savior Elmundo!!!
Date: Saturday, Oct 29th | 11pm
Location: Diviera Drive | 131 Berry St | Brooklyn, NY
Cost: $15 in advance. More at the door.
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