Penn Station Demolition. Photo via NY Transit Museum
As we countdown to Halloween next Saturday, the week’s top 10 New York City event picks will offer a preview of what’s to come ranging from all-night horror movie fests to haunted tours to a Halloween bash in a hidden bar. You can check out our complete guide to New York’s off-the-beaten-path Halloween events here.
In addition, October 28th marks the 52nd anniversary of the demolition of Penn Station so be sure not to miss our upcoming Remnants of Penn Station tour on Sunday, October 25th. Tickets are still available, and you can use the coupon code EAGLES for a 10% discount.
Monday, October 26th
Tuesday, October 27th
On the 111th anniversary of the opening of the New York City subway, learn about the one of its most key graphic works the subway map. The Cooper Union will be presenting the event, The Subway Map: The Last 50 Years, The Next 50 Years, with a group of historians and designers who will discuss the evolution of the subway map.
Wednesday, October 28th
Celebrate Lady Liberty’s 129th birthday! For fun facts and secrets about the Statue of Liberty, check out our Top 10 Secrets of the Statue of Liberty.
Not only does today mark the Statue of Liberty’s anniversary, but it also marks the 52nd anniversary of the demolition of Penn Station. To learn more about this historical event, join us on our tour of the Remnants of Penn Station on October 25th or December 6th. You can purchase 10% discounted tickets with the coupon code EAGLES.
Thursday, October 29th
VideoMass presents its third annual Spooky Fest, an indie horror film festival. This year’s theme is “Everyone Dies,” so slasher fans, get ready for some gore.
Friday, October 30th
Kick off Halloween Weekend at The Museum of the Moving Image’s It Came from Within: A David Cronenberg Horror Weekend. The weekend-long event will be screening seven horror films with a master of the genre, David Cronenberg.
Saturday, October 31st
The New York Adventure Club will host a Halloween Bash at a secret bar in Manhattan (we know where it is and it’s worth the $80 ticket to experience it). There will also be a 3-hour open bar, small bites, and a judged costume contest for best individual and group costumes.
Storefront for Art and Architecture’s Critical Halloween invites guests to examine ideas and issues in art, architecture, and design surrounding all things DEMO – DEMOstration, DEMOlition, and DEMOcracy. The event starts at 9:00 pm on Halloween and takes place at DCTV on 87th Lafayette Street, New York.
Brooklyn’s premier dinner-and-a-movie theater, NiteHawk Cinema, will be holding an all night horror movie fest called, A Nite To Dismember, starting at 12 am.
Sunday, November 1st
If you’ve had enough of ghouls and ghosts, celebrate the Mexican tradition of the Dia de los Muertos at New York Botanical Garden. The Garden will be hosting the festival for two weekends, concluding its critically-acclaimed Frida Kahlo exhibit.