Ghouls, goblins and ghosts alike, prepare to to descend to the depths of "Webster Hell" this evening for the Halloween party to end all Halloween parties. Taking place at the eerie and cavernous Webster Hall, this unforgettable event - which also happens to be the official After Party of the NYC Halloween Parade - kicks off at 8PM and rages until the wee hours of the morning.
Known to many at the turn of the century as "The Devil's Playground," the historic Webster Hall is the perfect setting for a sordid Halloween evening of sin and debauchery. The venue first opened its doors in 1886 and quickly became known for its shameless displays of hedonism, exhibitionism and consumption - 128 years later, one need only walk through the front door to know that very little has changed.
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Be wary of creatures lurking in the shadows when a fullmoon is visable on Halloween. Get bitten at McFadden's. General Admission tickets are $10 (and can be purchased here), with your first round FREE. The biggest, baddiest "monsters" can get their VIP tickets for a 3-Hour Vodka Open Bar from 9pm-12am. Come out to McFadden's and show us your best Monster Mash.
McFaddens is also teaming up with Johnny Utah's. Buy a combined all access ticket for a 2 for 1 deal! That's right ghosts and ghouls, 1 ticket for both parties! Don't be the only one of your friends not there, or it will haunt you forever. 21+
With only a few days to go until Halloween, we hope that you're all at home readying your costumes, stocking up on pre-gaming supplies and getting your party tickets booked. Halloween 2013 looks set to be nothing short of epic and with a ton of great events planned, we're already starting to feel the nation's wild side kick into gear. Bostonian's in particular have a ton of great parties to choose from, including a couple at hotspots Underbar and Guilt that we're previewing below.
Swing by Boston's premier dance club on Halloween night to dance like a demon and party like the devil alongside the hotspot's cool and creepy clientele.
MexiBBQ, located in Astoria, is not one to skimp out on Halloween. In addition to the handful of pumpkin and Halloween-themed beers they'll be serving, make sure to stop in for some of their Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Apple Cider Donuts. Nothing says its October like a good dose of apple cider, and there's no better way to enjoy it than in a decadent donut.
Chef Francois Payard is offering scrumptious Pumpkin Macarons at both his Francois Payard Bakery and Francois Payard Patisserie. The macarons are filled with a traditional pumpkin pie flavored ganache and can be ordered in sets of 12 ($29) and 24 ($49), as well as individually ($2.25). A macaron gift box will make someone very happy if you're in the market for gifts!
Just three weeks away, Halloween is going to creep up on us any minute! If you're stuck in a rut and can't decide on a costume--have no fear! Below are five easy DIY costumes you can put together with stuff that's probably already in your closet!
1. PSY: Okay, so "Gangnam Style," went viral via YouTube and frontman, Psy, is a fun appraoch to a Halloween costume DIY! This should be a big one this year for guys or girls! All you need is a baby blue blazer, a black bowtie, and black shades! The hardest part of this costume will probabaly be the dance you'll have to learn to go with it!
Boy are we excited for Halloween! We've never been ones to believe this holiday was exclusive to pint size trick-or-treaters; we've put way more time and effort into our costumes as adults. Now that we have a choice, you know. We have patiently waited for this season all year long and now that it is here we want to make sure you go out in the city looking fabulous and feeling comfortable. It can be a bit tricky in this winter-approaching weather. Everyone has somewhere to go; a costume party with friends or, if you're lucky, Joonbug's 10th annual Halloween Masquerade party! So before you go insane standing in line at your favorite costume shop, take these helpful tips and ideas into consideration for creating that prize winning costume.
You feel that tingle down your spine? It could just be the chill in the air. Either way, horror fans are gearing up for Halloween, and preparations for New York's scariest haunted houses are underway. Wait times (and annoying high schoolers) only increase throughout October, so start planning early. If you're not sure where to get your gore on, don't lose your head. We've compiled the top terrors of 2011.
Forget New York. This one-of-a-kind experience is routinely listed as the scariest Halloween event in the country. There's a good reason, too: the creative team (led by Off-Broadway director Tim Haskell) conducts annual surveys, asking New Yorkers to reveal their deepest fears, and creates rooms based on their nightmares. Incorporating a theatrical sensibility, along with their desire to truly terrify -- Haskell says he's not above making you jump, but he'd rather haunt you -- the Nightmare staff creates a stage show (dubbed "The Experiment") to prime you for the haunted walk itself. Past themes have included vampires, superstitions, and ghost stories. This year, it's creepy fairy tales. Something tells us your trail of bread crumbs won't lead you back to safety.