The 10 Best Halloween Parties

So we've already given you the low-down on the best haunted houses and coolest places to find costumes, but what's Halloween without a party or two (or...ten)? It's the one time of year where it's totally acceptable to deck yourself out in a crazy costume and go wild, fashion week not withstanding (we're talking to you Anna Della Russo). Everyone in our office has their own Halloween scene, so we put our heads together and came up with this little ghoulish guide to the hottest bashes for every type of party-goer, no matter if you're fresh off the boat from Nikki Beach in St. Barths or you're a hard-core hipster who hasn't washed your hair in weeks. With an indie film screening, DJ sets from La Roux and Paul Sevigny, organic food festivals, and just about everything in between, we've got your Halloween weekend on lock. Just try not to spill any Veuve (or a PBR) on your get-up, OK?
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Click through to peep 10 Halloween parties that should have your liver scared:
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What: La Roux at Hudson Bar
Where: Hudson Bar at Hudson, 356 West 58th Street (at Columbus Avenue); 212-554-6000; Saturday, October 30th, 10 p.m. For reservations and tickets email hudsonhalloween@morganshotelgroup.com
Who: Underground dance scenesters; Underground dance scenester poseurs.
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What: Local Food, Design and Art Halloween Market
Where: Southpaw, 125 5th Avenue (at Sterling Place); Brooklyn; 718-230-0236; Sunday, October 31st, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Who: Park Slope yummy-mummies, organic yuppies, granola-gone-glamsters
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What: The Monsterz Ball
Where: Union Pool, 484 Union Avenue (at Skillman Avenue); Brooklyn; 718-609-0484; Sunday, October 31st, 8 p.m. $5 admission.
Who: Dirty, skinny Billyburg hipster boys in tight, unwashed jeans and their vintage-clad girlfriends.
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What: Not Your Standard Bingo
Where: The Standard Grill, 848 Washington Street (between 13th and Little West 12th streets); 212-645-4100; Sunday, October 31st, 10 p.m.
Who: Impossibly chic models and model look-a-likes, Boom Boom Room regulars, Andre Balazs (pretty please?).
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What: Veuve Clicquot Presents A Nightmare on 13th Street
Where: Bagatelle, 409 West 13th Street (at 9th Avenue); 212-675-2400; Saturday, October 30th, 8 p.m. For reservations email reservations@bistrotbagatelle.com
Who: Champagne-soaked, house-music-loving aristo-brats, Arab princelets, and anyone who drives a G Wagon.
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What: Avion Tequila Lounge with Music by Paul Sevigny, Hosted by Eleanor Banco and Andrew Bevan
Where: Library Bar at Hudson, 356 West 58th Street (at Columbus Avenue); 212-554-6000; Saturday, October 30th, 10 p.m. For reservations and tickets emailhudsonhalloween@morganshotelgroup.com
Who: Taylor Momsen types, Chloe wannabes, and lots of costume-clad teens rocking it-bags.
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What: Screening of Gary Breslin's film Night Home and After Party
Where: The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery (at East 3rd Street); 212-905-9100; Saturday, October 30th, 11 p.m.
Who: Film geeks, Woody Allen wannabes, and our New York Editor (he's a host).
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What: Hudson Hall Presents Jus Ske and Jesse Marco
Where: Hudson, 356 West 58th Street (at Columbus Avenue); 212-554-6000; Saturday, October 30th, 10 p.m. For reservations and tickets email hudsonhalloween@morganshotelgroup.com
Who: Kids who used to go to Butter. And, umm, anyone who's seen what Jesse Marco looks like.
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What: 10th Annual Howloween Pet Costume Party Benefiting the Humane Society of New York
Where: District 36, 29 West 36th Street (between 5th and 6th avenues); Wednesday, October 27th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets $50 at www.animalfair.com
Who: Fur-ocious fashionistas and their four-legged friends
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What: Good Units and Susanne Bartsch Present Bloody Burlesque Halloween Ball
Where: Hudson, 356 West 58th Street (at Columbus Avenue); 212-554-6000; Saturday, October 30th, 10 p.m. For reservations and tickets email hudsonhalloween@morganshotelgroup.com
Who: Gays, and lots of them. Also disco-glittered party animals (we did say gay), drag queens, and lots of men in heels.
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