Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fright Nights

These are the parties you should be hitting on All Hallows' Eve

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With some help, you finally figured out your costume. Now, where to take it?

Just because Sandy ruined the Village parade last year doesn't mean you need to get tangled up in this year's mess. Hit up one these awesome Halloween parties instead.
 
DA CLUB
There are approximately 2,167 clubs throwing Halloween parties this year, and all shill the same swill for ten times more than anyone should shell out. Manchester import Sankeys, however, is about to turn up the volume on NYC's nightlife scene with a massive new space and LED wall. And it just so happens to open on Halloween weekend, with three nights of parties. And you'll have plenty of cash leftover for candy. And that Candy Striper over there.
Thu-Sat  Oct 31-Nov 2. Sankeys, 29 W. 36th St. (6th Ave.), Midtown. $25-60 here.
 
THE STANDBY
There's a reason we consistently recommend the Webster Hell party: it is unfailingly poppin’. Could you really get bored of a costume contest with a $5k prize, or a live virgin sacrifice featuring a stripped-down acolyte suspended from a massive pentagram? We dare you to say yes.
Thu Oct 31 8p. Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. (3rd Ave.), East Village. $40 here.
 
THE HOITY-TOITY AFFAIR
You will actually need a tux for this one. The Nomad's black tie masquerade ball requires formal dress and Venetian masks, but in turn it provides some of the city's finest cocktails, magic by Theory 11, and live music including the Chris Norton Septet, SugarTone Brass Band, Satin Trio, and D.J. Jesse Felluss.
Thu Oct 8p. The Nomad, 1170 Broadway (W. 27th St.), NoMad (212-253-5410). $225 here.
 
THE UNDERGROUND SPOT
If well vodka and bow ties aren’t your scene, head to this balls-out Bushwick loft party instead. The Warehouse of Horrors features three stages, dueling DJs atop “art cars,” a haunted house, nearly naked acrobatics, and a giant monster head. Oh, there will be ice cream, too.
Sat Oct 26 9p. 299 Meserole St. (Bogart St.), Bushwick. $45-1,400 here.

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