Whether you’re a child or just forever young, Halloween is seriously one of the best occasions to lose your usual self, and party like YOLO! This year Halloween falls on Monday, Oct. 31, which means that this whole week leading up to it is full of seriously spooktacular events. In Bushwick we have everything from immersive ragers, storytelling event, no shame brunch to TONS of fantastic candy.
Just scroll through the list and pick your best tasting poison!
Note: We handpicked the businesses we love to participate in this Halloween roundup. The businesses then paid a small fee to be included in the list. The proceeds go towards the operation of your beloved neighborhood website.
The order of events listed is random.
Gala of the Gone at House of Yes (MON 9 p.m.)
2 Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick
Contender for the title of the best club in the universe of all times, Bushwick’s own, House of Yes, naturally won’t disappoint this Halloween. On Monday, they’re holding a “sacred night” of Gala of the Gone. Come in your best Halloween attire and dance to honor the spirit of our mortality. Expect: libations & lounges; Ouija boards & performance séance; massages & candles; altars of art for the ones we have loved and lost; tarot and a lot more. You’re invited to bring your intentions and messages. The entry is free with an RSVP before 1 p.m. $15-30 afterwards.
World’s End Halloween presented by BABËL & House of Yes (FRI 10 p.m.)
Secret location to be revealed to ticket buyers
For those of you who want to experience something truly special this Halloween, BABËL and House of Yes have prepared a massive affair – a multi-faceted, fully-immersive theatrical party experience unlike anything they’ve ever created. In multiple spaces, they’re inviting you to watch “the society crumbling, spirituality replacing religion and community replacing government.” The line-up of DJs is nothing short of epic: LEE BURRIDGE, NU (live), BEHROUZ, YOKOO, STAVROZ (live), HOJ. Tickets are $60-100. Also you should be a firm believer in magic.
WALK of NO SHAME – A Morning After Brunch at Lot 45 (SUN 11 a.m.)
411 Troutman St., Bushwick
If you’re going to party hard on Saturday, chances are that you’ll be leaving stranger’s apartment on Sunday morning looking like hell. Lot 45, an epic Bushwick club and lounge, invites you to strut your worst stuff proudly. Sunglasses are welcome. The dark side of your Halloween costume is the bright side of this brunch. There will be mimosas and brunch specials, and a prize for the best worst costume leftover from the night before. Did we mention no cover?
The Haunted Soup Dumpling at Win Son feat. DA CREAM TEAM (FRI 11:50 p.m.)
159 Graham Ave., East Williamsburg
Our fave Taiwanese-American eatery, Win Son, will turn into a night club 10 minutes before midnight on Friday, because apparently only dancing will keep the dumpling ghost at bay. Music by DA CREAM TEAM. Admission free!
Dromedary Bar Halloween Costume party (SAT 9 a.m.)
266 Irving Ave. Bushwick
Bushwick’s fave tiki bar, Dromedary, is very serious about their costume contest party. The winner will walk home with the hard cash of $250! The rest of us will get $3 Tecates, El Buho Mezcal as well as Bayou Rum cocktails! When you get hungry, Bushwick’s beloved burger master, Duncan’s Burgers will be slinging some delicious patties! Free admission!
Local Honey‘s Freak Show (SAT 6 p.m.)
53 Irving Ave., Bushwick
Bushwick’s premiere nail salon, Local Honey, promises some sexy/spooky Halloween spectacle! It also happens to be Local Honey’s one-year anniversary, so swing by and celebrate with them! Admission is free!
Are You Afraid of the Dark at Precious Metal (MON 7 p.m.)
143 Troutman St., Bushwick
Awesome way to spend your Halloween night is to listen to some seriously spooky stories at Precious Metal. At their Halloween storytelling night, you will hear stories by a horror writer, a comedian, a tarot reader, and those who have experienced truly chilling moments. If you have a scary story yourself, get up and take the mic if you dare! Come in costumes, sip on a seasonal beverage, and get ready to be scared.
Devil’s Weekend Candy Sale at Eugene J. Candy Co. (SAT, SUN 12 p.m.)
16 Wilson Ave., Bushwick
Consume only the most perfect candy this Halloween courtesy of the magical Tim Burton meets Harry Potter world of Eugene J. Candy Co. Mention Bushwick Daily and get 15 percent off! Yum!
Headless Halloween BBQ at Knockdown Center (SAT 9 p.m.)
52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth
Don’t get scared by the Maspeth address because Knockdown Center is only 15 minutes away from Jefferson stop (plus there will be a shuttle service), and also it’s a simply perfect sprawling space, you need to experience for yourself! On Saturday Antwan Duncan presents the Headle$$ Halloween BBQ with DJs BEARCAT, SHYB0I, OSCAR NÑ, HD, MISTERVACATION, and hosted by NICKY OTTAV, MAYA MONES, RBATZZ, YERA, ZACH & DEZ. There will be s’mores! Admission is $15.
Spinning in the Ready Room bar: Fresh Daily & Friends’ Sweat Haus “Oh, Ok, It’s Lit!” party with Niara Sterling, JMNOP, and Jada Lareign. There will be costume contest with prizes! Admission to Ready Room is free.
New York Night Train’s Haunted Hop & Alana Amram’s Monster Mash at Knockdown Center (MON 7 p.m.)
52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth
New York’s two of the best Halloween parties will combine for an epic night of live music and dancing in a massive haunted house as an army of artist friends transform Knockdown Center’s sprawling rooms and courtyards into a labyrinth of creepy performances, live visuals, multimedia art installations, horror cinema and much more! Tickets are $10 in a costume.
SAMHAIN ritual + celebration at Catland (MON 9 p.m.)
987 Flushing Ave., East Williamsburg
It should be noted that Halloween is basically every day at Catland, Bushwick’s beloved occult bookstore and event space, and so heading there Monday night will be nothing short of perfect. Expect opening ritual at 10 p.m., live music by Espejismo, Mandy & The Mandys, and Coven of Mima Good) and interactive art by Fire & LED by Andromeda Artistry Productions, Human Puppetry by River Tatry, Polaroid photo booth, Disembodied storytelling by Teshale Nuer. Expect 100 percent cursed cocktails whole night, and Coyote skull raffle & costume contest at 1 a.m. Admission is $15.
ROCK. IS. DEAD. The Halloween Show at Unit J (SAT 9 p.m.)
338 Moffat St., Unit J, Bushwick
DYI venue Unit J, is throwing a raging Halloween show featuring some of your favorite revived rock acts! The venue will hold costume contest, serve cricket brownies + blood punch with a rad dance floor! Line-up includes: The Zombie Beatles, The Talking Deads, and The Ghost of Patsy Cline. Admission is $29.
HallowZINE! at Shoestring Studio (SAT 12 p.m.)
640 Classon Ave., Crown Heights
On Saturday, from noon to 7 p.m. head to HALLOWZINE, a zine and comics festival curated by Brooklyn Draw Jam. Expect zines, comix, prints, live drawing, tricks, treats, candy, beer and BBQ in the backyard! All are welcome, costumes are super-welcome! Admission is free!
Getting to Shoestring is easy. Take the 2345 to Franklin (on Eastern Parkway), the C or S to Franklin (on Fulton), the A to Nostrand, the G to Classon, or the B48 and B65 to our doorstep.
Famous In Bushwick — Horror Ball (FRI 10 p.m.)
1446 Myrtle Ave., Bushwick
This already classic party for everyone who is famous in Bushwick, i.e. everyone, is going down on Friday at The Starliner. Best costume will get $200 cash prize, and there will be $3 Coney Island Lagers all night long. Expect plentitude of giveaways and music by The Gent & Kristos (Fam Friday). Admission is free.
Spend your Halloween weekend at Talon Bar! (THU-SAT)
220 Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick
If you read Bushwick Daily on the reg (like you should), you know that we’re seriously crushing on the beautiful new Talon Bar. This Halloween, the good folks have planned a trio of events to get you rocking in three different costumes starting on Thursday from 6 to 11 p.m. They will have live art and merchandise by Dinkc and TMO. On Friday, they’ll have DJs Moptop and Brent Tactic spinning from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. And finally on Saturday, look forward to DJ Josai from 10p.m. to 3 a.m. Admission is free!
Scarier Than Hell Movie Night at Bushwick Abbey (THU 7:30 p.m.)
176 St. Nicholas Ave. at Himrod St., Bushwick
Bushwick’s own “church that doesn’t suck” seriously rocks. On Thursday, they’ll be helping you into the spooky mood by screening one of the scariest movies of all time – The Exorcist. Costumes are encouraged and admission is free!
Trick, Coffee or Treats at Barcey’s (MON, Oct. 31 at 8 a.m.)
140 St. Nicholas Ave., Bushwick
Do you secretly miss ringing your neighbors’ doorbell all costumed up hoping for copious amounts of candy? Get dressed up on Halloween Monday and get not only candy but also FREE coffee at neighborhood’s beloved staple, Barcey’s!
Haunted Oktoberfest Funk Throwdown at The Rosemont (SAT 8 p.m.)
63 Montrose Ave., East Williamsburg
Fantastic East Willy jazz bar, The Rosemont, invites Halloween and jazz loving peeps for some live music and an epic open jam led by a zombie band featuring Marcus Miller on sax, Amy Grace on Vocals, and Forefeather on the mic. Expect dirt cheap Hoffbrau beer, a costume contest and a lot of FUN! Admiss is free!
The Night Is Dark and Full of Beer at KCBC (SAT 12 p.m.)
381 Troutman St., Bushwick
What is candy for children, that is delicious craft beer to adults! Bushwick’s beloved brewery and taproom, KCBC, has a lot going on on Saturday from noon to midnight. Expect special beer cocktails, pumpkin decorating for kids during the day, limited edition taproom only beers, costume contest, delicious food and killer tunes! Admission is free!
Body Art Soul Halloween Special at Body Art and Soul Tattoos (FRI 12 p.m.)
95 Morgan Ave., East Williamsburg
Another one of awesome Halloween traditions we love are cheap tattoos! At Body Art Soul they will be tattooing 50 flash designs available for $31 + $9 minimum tip. They will also be holding a costume contest and giving away prizes starting at 7 p.m. Anyone who gets a tattoo will receive a wristband to be used for discounted drinks at Wayward Social.
Images & posters provided by the event holders unless otherwise stated.