It’s probably time we declare the entirety of October Halloween month, rather than restricting all the spooky revelry to one night a year. If you already donned your costume this past weekend, there are nine more frightening fêtes for you on Friday, from a never-been-danced-upon abandoned factory floor to the terrifyingly toxic Newtown Creek.
Dia de los Terribles
Terrible Records presents a DJ set by Dev Hynes and other Terrible all-stars, plus a screening of Under the Volcano, a Day of the Dead photo gallery, and an open bar from 8 to 9 sponsored by Milagro Tequila Monetlobos, Mezcal, and Ancho Reyes.
Haunted Canoe Rides
Broadway Stages Boatyard
You’d be hard-pressed to come up with something more legitimately scary to do on Halloween than a boatride on the hideously polluted Newtown Creek. Let the North Brooklyn Boat Club’s certified Undead Guides paddle you about Greenpoint’s haunted waterway, then convene around a campfire for s’mores and “boneless troll finger sandwiches.”
Zombie Prom 2014
Now in its sixth year, the 2014 Zombie Prom presents monstrous music from the Hollows, Jumbo Brown, Corn Mo, and Sylvana Joyce & the Moment. Bizarre zombie costumes encouraged; there will be a blood-spattered photo booth for your prom-style pix.
Warehouse of Horrors
Secret Bushwick Location
BangOn!NYC brings another wild rumpus, with an international collection of DJs, a haunted house, circus performers, art cars, carnival rides, freakshow performers, art installations, and even “cuddle puddle chill zones” if you need to take a little break.
Clinton Hill’s art & music coworking space is throwing a masquerade, featuring live performances, an art exhibit, DJs, and an open bar. They’re raising funds to renovate their space, so make a donation to claim your spot at the party.
New Bushwick activist / community center Mayday Space presents a haunted dance party with DJs, cheap booze, and a costume contest. All proceeds will go to Bushwick’s Grove Community Garden, which is maintained by Make the Road and EcoStation Youth.
Secret Bk Location
Underground nightlife mavens Seva Granik and Ladyfag bring their infamous dance party to a “never-been-danced-upon abandoned factory floor.” With hosts including Amanda Lepore and the Culture Whore, plus DJs Matrixxman, Michael Magnan, and more. RSVPs only.
Secret Project Robot
Bizarre dance/art-partiers CHERYL have put together a ’90s-themed fête, featuring DJ Nick, DJ Fake Money, and DJ Grandma Internet to keep you dancing like crazy into the wee hours.
Halloween in the Black Lodge
Presumably in honor of the return of the best TV show of the ’90s, PopGun presents three different Twin Peaks–themed bands—Halloween in the Black Lodge, Welcome to Twin Peaks, and Smoking Mirror—for a spookily surreal show.