8 Things To Do In NYC This Week

Photo: Courtesy of Uprise Art.
Whether you're leaving your Halloween costume to the last minute or have been working hard to frighten all your guests with your haunting decor, you've likely had a hard time avoiding the excitement that surrounds Halloween. And, why would you want to? Haunted houses and dressing up...what's not to love? But, just in case you need a break from candy corn and pumpkins, we've pulled together a list of all NYC has to offer this week, spooky and not.

Spend a night at the theater.
Follow 16-year-old Kyle Sugarman as he journeys to New York City with hopes of turning his his 456-page play into the next big hit on the Great White way. SPACEBAR, written by Michael Mitnick and directed by Maggie Burrows, is a must-see.
When: Now through Saturday, November 8.
Where: The Wild Project, 193 East Third Street (between Avenues A and B); 212-228-1195.


Start your day with a workout. On a boat.
Skip your dreaded date with the treadmill and head out to sea with DAYBREAKER, an early morning workout, dance party, and breakfast rolled into one. This Thursday, DAYBREAKER is inviting guests onto "The Infinity" to kick Halloween off early with costumes, coffee, and (a little bit o') crazy. Grab your ticket and get ready to set sail.
When: Thursday, October 30 at 6 a.m.
Where: Hornblower Cruises and Events, 353 West Street (at West Houston Street).

See art.
Uprise Art's newest pop-up exhibition features works by painter Jen Wink, whose colorful and geometric pieces bring a sense of playfulness and fun into any room.
When: Thursday, October 20 to Tuesday, November 18, Tuesdays to Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 345 Broome Street (between Bowery and Elizabeth Streets).

Wear a costume and get dinner for free.
Thinking of dressing up as a meatball this Halloween? The Meatball Shop likes where your head is and is offering the first 25 customers dressed as meatballs (plus three of their friends, who are NOT required to be dressed as meatballs) dinner and a round of drinks on the house. No strings (or spaghetti) attached.
When: Friday, October 31.
Where: All six The Meatball Shop locations.

Party at PS1.
This Halloween marks the third annual Halloween Ball. This year, it's "HalloQueens!" hosted by Susanne Bartsch. Guests are invited to dress up as all things royal: Royal Queens, Queens of Mean, Rock Queens, Queens of Art, Queen Bees, Queens of Hearts, Queens of the Night, and whatever else your imagination can dream on up.
When: Friday, October 31 from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Where: MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue; Long Island City.


Join the first-ever TEDxNewYork.
The inaugural TEDxNewYork conference will bring together 400 New Yorkers to hear from 19 speakers addressing a wide ranges of topics from perception and decision-making to gentrification, art, and foreign policy. Want to be one of those 400? Apply here.
When: Saturday, November 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Weylin B. Seymour's, 175 Broadway (at Driggs Avenue); 718-963-3639.

Create a star.
CREATE is a new website that allows you to create a unique star, drag and drop the star into CREATE's virtual sky, and then dedicate that star to someone special. Then, this Saturday, will use 3D mapping, state of the art projectors, and a six-story canvas to showcase the CREATE galaxy at Madison Square Park. Don't miss out!
When: Saturday, November 1.
Where: Madison Square Park, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, between 23rd and 26th Streets.

Pick up the perfect housewarming gift.
Designer Erica Tanov and artists Lena Wolff have collaborated on a new clothing and housewares collection that will be available in NYC for the month of November. If vibrant textiles and geometric patterns are your thing, this one's definitely for you.
When: Saturday, November 1 to Sunday, November 30; Mondays to Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Upstairs at Michele Varian, 27 Howard Street (at Crosby Street); 646-729-8826.