Sunday, October 30
Pumpkin Carving at Ardesia
If partying isn't really your thing but you want to keep the Halloween spirit alive, maybe you should try some pumpkin carving at delish Hell's Kitchen resto, Ardesia. It's $30 to enter the contest, but the best carving gets a $50 gift certificate and there's unlimited wine, beer, pretzels, and s'mores. So, fill up to cure that hangover… yummm's the word.
Where: Ardesia; 510 West 52nd Street (between 10th and 11th avenues); 212-247-9191.
When: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Galapagos Art Space
For all you dressing up as Baberaham Lincoln's or futuristic aliens, Galapagos Art Space is on your level, with time-travel in mind. Their party, "The Master & Margarita: The Witch’s Ball" transports you back to the decadent days of 1930s Russia—complete with music, magic tricks, and tarot card readings, this is a perfect place to stop by and see if you're gonna go home with that hot Mary Todd in the corner.
Where: Galapagos Art Space; 16 Main Street (at Water Street); Brooklyn; 718-222-8500.
When: 6 p.m
Halloween purists unite! Blood Manor, dubbed “New York City’s Premier Haunted Attraction” is once again putting the freaky back into this holiday. It’ll scare the face paint right off of you, but don’t worry too much, you can back out if you can’t handle it.
Where: Blood Manor; 163 Varick Street (at Charlton Street); 212-290-2825.
When: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
This is exercise class is for the early, early birds. So early, in fact, you have to get there at 11 p.m. on Saturday! But burn the midnight oil (instead of grabbing those extra drinks) and head over to KiwiSweat to take an up-all-night spinning class so you'll look extra hot at the parade on Monday. Plus, you don't even need to change… peddling in costume could win you a prize!
Where: KiwiSweat; 459 West 15th Street (at 10th Avenue); 646-494-7905.
When: 11 p.m. Saturday through early morning Sunday
STK is hosting a “Meat-Hacking” Sexy Halloween Massacre Bash and it’s sort of the place to be (even if you're vegan). This modern steakhouse is just the right amount of creepy and with "sexy" and "steak" in the mix, we're guessing the party's gonna be…killer.
Where: STK; 26 Little West 12th Street (between Washington and Greenwich streets); 212-255-4233.
When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Santos Party House Fright Night
Santos has always been known for its lavish parties and ridiculously ear-busting beats and this Halloweekend is no different. If you head downstairs for Spencer's on Friday night and love it, check out the main room of this two-floor venue as it turns into another head-spinning DJ extravaganza.
Where: Santo's Party House; 96 Lafayette Street (between Canal and White streets); 212-584-5492.
When: Saturday, October 31, 2011, 10 p.m.
Gansevoort, Park Avenue
As if you needed another excuse to sip down some liquor in your Halloween’s best, Gansevoort Park Avenue is having a huge Halloween party, complete with complimentary vodka cocktails and a twisted blend of hip-hop, rock, dance, and '80s music, plus a few monster mash-ups mixed in. Tickets are $95, but with this chic crowd, you may just meet the Prince Charming to your slutty Cinderella.
Where: Gansevoort Park Rooftop; 420 Park Avenue South (at 29th Street); 212-317-2900.
When: 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Photos: (from left) Courtesy of: Blood Manor, Galapagos Art Space
Sunday, October 30