Guide to the Weekend: Halloween Pre-Game Edition
Written by Bwog Staff
New Yorkers take Halloween very, very seriously. So, you’d better practice! Get your game on with these helpful suggestions.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
WFMU Record and CD Fair
Friday 7-10pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-7pm
Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street
Come fundraise for WFMU by browsing through thousands of CDs, LPs, DVDs, and other kinds of music-related memorabilia. It’s a full-scale event with live music and endless kitschy-crafty kinds of activities.
Price: $6 (for the privilege of early admission and free entry all weekend, $25)
Ice Skating begins in Bryant Park
8am – 10 pm
Bryant Park, 40th st. between 5th and 6th
It’s the first day of the season! Get on your skates before the place gets mobbed with holiday crowds, and even worse, holiday music. Although maybe they start it that early these days anyway.
HERE turns 15!
HERE Arts Center 145 6th Ave. (212.647.0202)
The on-the-edge arts organization, HERE offers 15 free acts on their SoHo sidewalk this Saturday in honor of their birthday. Acts will include everything from puppetry to dances for salt, and refreshments will include sweets from the Treat Truck. Live music from Dirty Sock Funtime Band.
Photojojo presents DUMBO Street Art Photo Safari
York St F stop, York St and Jay St
It’s like a regular safari, except that you’re in search of wild street art instead of wild animals. Grab a camera and find the niftiest stuff—meet in a bar later where the best submissions have an opportunity to win a prize.
Pumpkin Festival in Central Park
3pm – 8pm, various locations
Glorious, glorious, ghoulish gourds. And lots of kids to celebrate them. Scarecrows, hayrides, a jack-o-lantern tower—how better to celebrate fall?
War of the Worlds / The Lost World
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, 2900 Campus Rd
The LA Theatre Works, an acclaimed radio-theatre company, present a sci-fi double bill in the spirit of the upcoming Halloween. It’ll be 70 years ago this week that War of the Worlds got mistaken for an actual newscast, so take this chance to be a part of history!
Champagne Brunch Sail
North Cove Marina, World Financial Center (212.619.0885)
It’s a two-hour cruise around Manhattan with all of the luxury of brunch. OK, it’s a little bit of a splurge, but in terms of ambiance and decadence, it can’t be beat–and if you drink enough, it pays for itself in short order.
– Sara Jane Panfil