It’s the time to bow to the Great Pumpkin, the magical goddess of the fall! Get ready for pumpkin carving, pumpkin ale, and pretty much everything else tasting, smelling or looking like pumpkins.
Besides a lot of pumpkin, Bushwick Halloween is pretty much one huge rager. The good news is, different Halloween-themed events are starting already this week, so you can start wearing your array of Halloween costumes from now on for two weeks.
Community gatherings, wild parties, the sexiest Halloween costumes, MAGIC and dancing till the dawn. At Bushwick Daily, we were once again lead by a pure Bushwick obsession, to create a cheat sheet to the sweetest and the pumpkiest Halloween events in the upcoming days and nights.
And don’t forget: Pumpkin to rule them all!
(Did we miss your outrageously amaz event? Please leave us a link in the comment section.)
BangOn!NYC presents: “Warehouse of Horrors 2014 @ Secret Bushwick/East Willy location (FRI Oct 31 9PM-6AM, $40-$85) #immersive
The famous party collective Bang!ON, the creators of the most remarkable and memorable, gigantic warehouse parties featuring art installations, amazing DJs, aerialists, and MORE, has prepared something special for this Halloween. Get ready for a freakin’ haunted house build in a factory. If you’re up for celebrating Halloween in a great style, and are ready for your A costume game, this party is for you!
A Life and Death Halloween Showcase, Produced by Cityfox @ TBA (FRI Oct 31 11PM-8AM, $80) #electronic
Dead Celebrity Disco @ Lot 45 (FRI Oct 31 10PM, $10) #zombiemarylin
Admit that a dead celebrity is exactly what you want to be for Halloween this year. We’ve got a couple of ideas ourselves… This fabulously glorious night is going down at Radio Bushwick Lot 45!
House of Screwball presents: SEASON OF THE WITCH HALLOWEEN PARTY! @ Secret Project Robot Art Experiment (SAT Oct 25 7PM – 2AM, $7-13) #occult
DJs, dancing, variety performances, tarot card readers, and everything witchy, occulty and mysterious will go down this coming Saturday at Secret Project Robot, courtesy of House of Screwball. (This event follows a book launch at Catland -see Spooky Friends & Family Events below)
Low Key Presents: Brooklyn Catacombe @ Secret factory warehouse off the Jefferson L (SAT Nov 1 10PM-6AM, $25-40) #warehouseparty
Low Key promises a a journey of musical and visionary exuberance, a travel through the layers of reality on the biggest FRIGHT NIGHT party event of the year. DJ line up includes: DKDS, Safer At Night, Xander Olivier, and Tom Mckeon. SUPER-SECRET SALE: The organizers emailed us that they have exactly 5 tickets for $20 and 15 for $25. Pick up only. People must contact them directly via email ([email protected]). This super secret sale will be over at 10pm Wednesday evening!
The Keep’s Grand Opening & Rubulad’s Halloween Masquerade @ The Keep, 205 Cypress Ave (FRI Oct 31 8PM-late, $free) #funkymannequins
New house of curiosities/antique store/cafe/bar, The Keep is opening at 205 Cypress Ave this coming Halloween Friday. They’ve teamed up with Rubulad (I know, how awesome) to open in a big masquerade style. Tuck into this gem on Friday!
Halloween at Secret Loft @ Secret Loft at McKibbin Lofts (FRI Oct 31 9PM, $5 early $10 late) #McKibbin
NIGHTMARE IN BUSHWICK – Halloween Art Show & Party @ Shwick Market, 6 Charles Pl (THU Oct 30 6-11PM, $free)
Bushwick’s newest Shwick Market is also doing cool stuff this Halloween. They have invited Frank Ape (we looooove Frank Ape!) and Gazoo Tothemoon to host the art art show and Chris Video to make you dance to the music! This Thursday!!
Mansion Halloween Party @ Subway Management Mansion, 74 Cornelia St (SAT 10PM to late, $free) #triphouse
Guys, you may have not heard of this party but it’s in fact one of our most fave up and runner ups for the best killer rager. Yes, it is hosted by real estate brokers, but we’ve met them and they are really chill people. Also do you remember the infamous Trip House? Well, this mansion is Trip House. Free admission, free booze!
Annual Pumpkin Carving @ Cafe Ghia (WED Oct 29 9-11PM $20) #pumpkinale
Cozy restaurant Cafe Ghia (proud #1 maker of the best Bushwick burger) is hosting their 4th annual pumpkin carving fun fest. This event will feature unlimited Six Point Sensi beer, a pumpkin for you to carve, Zombie Halloween face painting and yummy treats!
Ridgewood Spooky Bar Crawl @ different venues, starts at Old Stanley’s (SAT Oct 25 7PM, $free) #hallocrawlin
Ridgewood Social and Ridgewood Beer Society are presenting a Halloween-themed “educational” tour of Ridgewood bars. The crawl includes: Old Stanley’s, Paradise, Windjammer, Gottscheer, Bleachers, Cozy Corner, Cream and Queens Tavern. I bet you haven’t been to at least 50% of these places. Our advice: pace yourself with the beer else you won’t make it too far. Oh, and wear a costume!
Cain’s Tavern Halloween Party @ Cain’s Tavern (FRI Oct 31 9PM-late, $free) #goodness
Have you had those Halloweens when you planned something huge and awesome but then something happened and the plan virtually exploded in your face? Well, if that happens, do not cry but take yourself in a costume to Cain’s Tavern. Cain’s Tavern will not have a killer rager but is one of those bars where it always feels good to be at, no matter what. You simply can’t go wrong.
Halloween @ Tutu’s, 25 Bogart St (FRI Oct 31 11PM-4AM, $free) #dancelikeinsane
If you’re the kind of person who likes to indulge in good food before you indulge yourself in insane dancing, Tutu’s Halloween might be the best option for you. Just bare in mind your costume constrains when eating that amaze burger! Later dance with DJ (and owner) Lucas Walters and John McSwain to hip hop demonic spells.
Live (or should we say dead) music
Black Moon Halloween Fest @ 390 Seneca Ave (entrance on Stanhope) (FRI Oct 24 2PM-2AM, $8) #punk
This early Halloween extravaganza promises two floors of occult fascination, performances, punkest pumpkin carving contest as well as a bunch of fun bands including A Bunch of Dead People, Screamin’ Rebel Angels, or Black Figments.
Panache & Baby’s Halloween Show Fri 10/31 w/ Purling Hiss, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Meatbodies & Tonstartssbandht @ 338 Moffat (FRI Oct 31 8PM, $15-20) #goodstuff
Panache Booking and Baby’s Alright have teamed up together to bring you Halloween night of dead music at a Bushwick loft. Come in costumes!
Ramses Halloween Show: BEACH FOSSILS with mems. of WILD NOTHING as DEVO / OBERHOFER feat. CELESTIAL SHORE as T. REX / BEVERLY as THE PIXIES / ROYA as TELEVISION PERSONALITIES / DJ TASSY as NEIL DeTASSE TYSON @ 338 Moffat Studio E (FRI Oct 31 9PM, $13-15) #coverbands
Busy will be 338 Moffat building aka “Where the Sidewalk Ends” this Halloween. Another show of dead music held at pretty much the same time will feature our fave indie bands covering classics of alternative rock. We like this Halloween tradition!
Color Me “Boo -Shwick” @ Pickthorn (SUN Oct 26 8-11PM, $free with RSVP) #hallocolor
Fabulous colorful ladies of Pickthorn hair color salon where celebrities and models are often seen leaving all good looking, are throwing great parties. This coming Sunday, they have invited The Nuclears and are making witches brew. Costume contest!
HALLOWEEN Tropical Goth Edition: FOOD STAMPS (live), SMALL DEATH (live), DJs Lliam Spills & Chris Video @ Bootleg Bar (FRI Oct 31 10PM-4AM, $free) #tropicalgoth
If you consider yourself a tropical goth (yes, it’s almost a thing), this event is just for you. With Food Stamps, Small Death and Chris Video in the DJ booth, you can’t go wrong!
Spooky Friends & Families (think Adams Family)
¡CALABAZAFEST! @ Maria Hernandez Park (SUN Oct 26 12-5PM, $free) #kids
The ultimate Bushwick pumpkin carving event is being held at the beloved Maria Hernandez Park for the fifth year in row (check out last year’s write up)! Hosted by Bushwick Farmers’ Market, Calabazafest is a cross-cultural mashup of Halloween, Day of the Dead, and Harvest Fair traditions, featuring fantastic live performances, pumpkin crafts, mariachis, food demonstrations and tastings, costume contest, and a face-painting competition. Fun!
Haunted Bushwick Garden Halloween Party!! @ Bridging Bushwick Sculpture Garden (SAT Nov 1 2-6PM, $free) #kids
Bring your children, kittens and/or still drunken roommates from the night before. This community garden promises face painting, pumpkin carving and more.
A Talk with Peter Bebergal, author of Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock ‘n’ Roll @ Catland (SAT Oct 25 2-4PM, $7-13 admission includes reduced admission to the afterparty at Secret Project Robot, see above) #occult
Peter Bebergal’s new book is cultural and historical odyssey, which unearths the full influence of occult traditions on rock and roll—from the Beatles to Black Sabbath—and shows how the marriage between mysticism and music changed our world. He will be presenting this new book at Catland.
Drinking from the Haunted Well: A Victorian Fairy Tea Party @ Catland (SAT Oct 25 5:30-8PM, $15 or $7 for those who come dressed as a Victorian or a Fairy) #interestingness
Stuart Südekum will serve as a mystical tour guide to this forgotten realm, exploring how Waite’s fiction, drama, and poetry can be used to better understand the challenging concepts we encounter in his “Holy Grail,” “Holy Kabbalah,” and other non-fiction works.
CASA DE LOS MONSTERS Halloween Installation @ Secret Project Robot (THU Oct 23 7-10PM, $free) #art
A group show of monsters opens in its tenth year (we call that a Halloween tradition) at Secret Project Robot featuring artists Erik Z., Chris Uphues, Rachel Nelson, Gregory Stovetop, Allison Bush, Dean Cercone & friends, David Kadden, Adam Mele, Eli Lehrhoff, Martha Marty, Laura Perez Hilton.
Know Your Rites 2: Esoteric Boogaloo (Another Discussion on Magic and the Law) @ Catland (SUN Oct 26 6:30PM, $10-13) #legalmagic
Anyone touched by the legal system knows it runs deep with esoteric knowledge … but what happens when magicians go to court?
The Bogart Collective – Halloween Edition @ 1 Grattan St (THU Oct 30 9PM, $5-10) #accustic
Accoustic musicians The Bogart Collective shall reappear at 1 Grattan. They promise a night of song, dance, and delicately bearded Tedaldi flirtation. Intriguing.