8 NYC Parties and Performances to Try Out This Halloween

News   8 NYC Parties and Performances to Try Out This Halloween
Test your nerves at the city’s top attractions on the most mischievous weekend of the year.
The cast of <i>Slumber</i>
The cast of Slumber John Dolan

The McKittrick Hotel
The McKittrick Hotel, home to one of New York City's most beloved immersive theatrical experiences, the long-running Sleep No More, turns up the heat for Halloween with the return of its Inferno dance party October 28, 29, and 31. Titled Supercinema, the evening is inspired by the golden age of Hollywood horror films and features dancing, live performances, costumed revelry, and an open bar. Tickets can be purchased in conjunction with Sleep No More; prices vary.

Rocky Horror HR
Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn 20th Century Fox

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Head to the Cinepolis Chelsea Cinemas for a midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show October 28-31. As is tradition, a live cast performs in costume in front of the screen as the movie plays. Props, dressing up, and audience participation are highly encouraged. Visit NYCRHPS.org for more information.

What better way to spend the Halloween weekend than with a girl squad, made up of international circus performers and dancers on the very last night of their lives? Hideaway, a Brooklyn-based circus and theatrical production company creating live and virtual experiences, has taken over Bushwick’s 7,000 square-foot House of Yes, and invites you to decide who gets to live and who dies. The show combines killer dance and jaw-dropping circus in an original and terrifying way. Tickets range from $45-$75.

Feinstein’s/54 Below
The Broadway supper club has theatre fans covered over the Halloween weekend. On October 30, Jay Armstrong Johnson‘s hit concert returns with a Halloween twist—expect Hocus Pocus to make an appearance, a stage full of artists in Halloween costumes, and a prize for the audience member with the best “Studio 54 celebrity” costume. On October 31, Into Sweeney Todd’s Woods, an evening celebrating two of Stephen Sondheim’s most popular musicals, returns for the fourth year in a row. The concert is hosted by Phil Geoffrey Bond from Sondheim Unplugged and features special guest Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in the Broadway staging of Sweeney Todd. Visit 54below.com/ for more information.

Then She Fell
Go down the rabbit hole and into the inner, psychological landscapes of writer Lewis Carroll with the award-winning Then She Fell. The immersive and critically acclaimed show, inspired by Alice in Wonderland, takes place inside a three-floor, century-old institutional facility in Brooklyn. The production from Third Rail Projects invites 15 audience members to explore a dreamlike world that is truly scary and unforgettable. Tickets begin at $95.

Daybreaker Morning Masquerade
Jump aboard the Hornblower Infinity boat on the morning of October 28 and hit the dance floor before work. The Halloween edition of the popular boat party features spooky surprises, coffee, healthy breakfast treats, and a special appearance from the cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. There’s bound to be a murder on the dance floor! Tickets from $30.


Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and  Sarah Jessica Parker
Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker Walt Disney Pictures

The Waldorf Astoria’s ballroom is transformed yet again for Bette Midler’s annual Hulaween party, which benefits the New York Restoration Project. The Hocus Pocus star announced earlier that she is dressing up as Winnie for this year’s fundraiser, which is hosted by Kathy Griffin, with a performance by Darlene Love. The non-profit NYRP ensures that all New Yorkers have access to high-quality, public green spaces. For tickets and more information visit nyrp.org.

Blood Manor
One of New York City's most popular haunted houses opens its doors once again in downtown Manhattan and invites guests to wander its terrifying themed rooms, corridors, and labyrinth of passageways — all designed to be the most “scream-inducing“ attraction in the New York tri-state area. Based on customer requests, tickets no longer limit your entry to one hour only—you’re free to roam as long as your nerves allow. Don't get lost! Tickets from $45.

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