8 Last-Minute Halloween Plans for New York

A Costumed Gala Benefit, Sake and Japanese Horror Films, Dancing at the San Remo...

By Ilana Dadras ·
Photo: Kenny Rodriguez


Happy Halloween.

For those of you that are Halloween partied out, we get it. Carry on.

But for those that are jonesing for one last night of painting your face and watching people swallow swords, or a low-ish key night sipping complimentary hot sake and watching Japanese horror films, or a not so low-ish key night dancing to some amazing music at The San Remo, we've got good news for you. 

And said good news comes in the form of the following last-minute Halloween roundup. Check it out, and be all the wiser of places to hit for one last night of Halloween revelry. 

The Costumed Block Party Benefit
What's Going On: Remember Coup? Well, Coup is now going to be a series of pop-up events around the country. The first one is tonight, and it's a pop-up benefit costume gala across multiple bars, with all proceeds going to aid the people of Puerto Rico. Think of it as a costumed block party of sorts. One with very, very good cocktails.
...And Where:
Oct 31, 9pm-late, Mother of Pearl, Cienfuegos and Amor y Amargo

The Champagne Dance Party
What's Going On: The San Remo is throwing a Halloween thing with an open vodka and champagne bar (from 8pm-9:30pm), passed hors d'oeuvres and Phillip Jung, aka one of the two members of the acclaimed DJ duo M.A.N.D.Y., providing the music. 
...And where:
Oct 31, 8pm-late, $45, The San Remo, 201 Lafayette St (at Kenmare), tickets here

The Classic Horror-Themed Bar Party
What's Going On: A classic horror-themed Halloween party at this patio-ed Williamsburg bar, with a DJ all night, homemade candy, and food and drink specials including $6 painkillers and frozen alcoholic pumpkin spice lattes. It's the only way they'll trick you into drinking pumpkin spiced lattes.
...And Where:
Oct 31, 8pm-late, Midnights, 149 N 6th St (between Bedford and Berry), Brooklyn, 718-384-6961

The '70s Uptown Halloween Party
What's Going On: A very '70s party at this uptown spot will involve a "Dead Elvis," tequila specials, costumed go-go dancers, a costume contest and a DJ will be spinning '70s funk, disco and soul.
...And where:
Oct 31, 9pm-late, Ethyl's Alcohol and Food, 1629 2nd Ave (between E 84th and E 85th), 212-300-4132

The Sake and Horror Movie Option
What's Going On: The Williamsburg Japanese steakhouse is celebrating by screening cult-favorite Japanese horror films like Ringu (The Ring), Juon (The Grudge) and Dark Water, and giving out free hot sake during dinner service. Steak, sake and scary movies. Sounds like a decent Halloween to us.
...And where:
Oct 31, 5pm-11pm, Salt + Charcoal, 171 Grand St (at Bedford), Brooklyn, 718-782-2087

The Sexy Halloween Playboy Tribute Party
What's Going On: The sexiest new lounge in town is throwing a RIP Hef Tribute Party, with a dress code of bunnies and smoking jackets (take your pick) and Playboy's 50th Anniversary Playmate of the Year Colleen Shannon DJing and alongside a crew of other playmates.
...And Where:
Oct 31, 9pm-4am, Rosewood Theater, 552 W 38th St (between 10th and 11th), tickets by calling 609-709-3203

The Downtown Hotel Party
What's Going On: A Halloween bash at the Standard, with DJs, dancing and a $666 prize for the best costume.
...And Where:
Oct 31, 9pm-2am, The Standard, 25 Cooper Sq (between E 5th and E 6th), 212-475-5700

The House of Yes Gala
What's Going On: Ouija boards, massages, altars, tarot readings, passed hors d'oeuvres, wild performances, four DJs and mandatory costumes at the door. We've got to assume House of Yes will do Halloween night right.
...And where:
Oct 31, 9pm-4am, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave (at Jefferson), Brooklyn, sold out but tickets available at the door

Ilana Dadras

Ilana Dadras passes her days writing about good food, talking about good food and consuming good food. Occasionally doing other things, too.

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