Halloween is quickly approaching! If you haven’t already made spook-tacular plans, fill your night with creepy, sweat-inducing activities taking place all week long. Here are our favorite upcoming events:

Friday, October 27th

This Friday, the Guggenheim Museum is hosting its first halloween event, Art After Dark. Channel you inner artist and come dressed in a costume. Also enjoy music by BEARCAT (Discowoman) and an after-hours viewing of its current exhibition, Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World. 

Immerse yourself in a world where dreams and nightmares coexist by heading over to the Interactive Haunted House, created by Cool 3D World and Future Space; think interactive physical installations, 360 projections, surround sound, and other alluring features.

NY Adventure Club & doNYC’s are coming together to host their 2nd Annual Halloween Bash, taking place at Ripley’s Odditorium. Once doors close to the general public at 8pm, you’ll have the opportunity to roam over 20 themed rooms, compete in a judged costume contest, dance to Halloween themed music and much, much more. Purchase tickets here.

Saturday, October 28th

Brooklyn Wine Fest is bringing unlimited samples of wine to New York City. Try beverages sourced from around the world, gorge on food from various vendors and join interactive games to maximize your wine indulging experience.

Amp up your 2017 Halloween agenda with Socrates Sculpture Park’s Halloween Harvest Festival. This year’s theme is Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead, with eclectic performances by Ballet Folkorico Mexicano de Nueva York, as well as activities like face painting, arts & crafts and a costume contest. (There will also be food!)

During the Old Croton Bike Tour, hosted by the MCNY, you’ll have the opportunity to bike from the 42nd Street New York Public Library all the way up to High Bridge in Washington Heights. Along the way, learn about the Old Croton Aqueduct, which once supplied 40 million gallons of water daily to New York City.

If spooky is not your jam, join us for our newest walking tour that will discuss the Brooklyn Strand Community Vision, which will reimagine the 50 acres of city-owned land between Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard known. We’re excited to be hosting this event in partnership with WXY Architecture + Urban Design, which led an intensive planning process that resulted in 50 site walkthroughs, numerous meetings and several public workshops to create this vision.  You will have the opportunity to track these wonderful and much-needed proposed changes and see the future of an already thriving Downtown Brooklyn.

Walking Tour of the Brooklyn Strand

Sunday, October 29th

Enjoy pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, and other activities in Central Park before the Halloween Pumpkin Floatilla makes it way down the Harlem Meer (East Side from 106th to 110th) at twilight.

Monday, October 30th

Do you have some black clothes you don’t need? Head on over to the Silent Barn in Bushwick for its Goth Swap. Bring clothes and find more black items for your wardrobe! There will be a DJ at the event, and all unclaimed clothing will be donated to Housing Works.

To improve the commuting experience for the 260,000 daily visitors, the Port Authority Bus Terminal hosts its ‘Performing Arts Sound Stage and Art Exhibit Showcase.’ In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the program is featuring recording artists who are survivors of cancer or have experienced the disease through their family members or friends. On October 30th, singer Felicia Temple, who was diagnosed with carcinoid cancer, will be performing at PABT Performing Arts Sound Stage. 


Wednesday, November 1st

Women’s Suffrage Turns 100! Part 1: Women Can Vote. Now What? is the first segment of the Brooklyn Historical Society’s three-part series celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State. During this event, BHS Director of Public History, Julie Golia, will sit down with historian Deborah Gray White to discuss the anniversary and its reverberations.

Thursday, November 2nd

David Zwirner Gallery is presenting the recent works of Yayoi Kusama across three galleries. The exhibitions will feature sixty-six paintings from her iconic My Eternal Soul series, new large-scale flower sculptures, a polka-dotted environment, two Infinity Mirror Rooms, and a selection of new Infinity Nets paintings uptown.

Also check out our full schedule of Behind the Scenes tours in NYC.

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