Where to protest the Trump regime and inauguration in NYC

Can’t make the trek down to DC this week to protest the Tangerine Dipshit and his racist, anti-feminist, hateful policies? There are plenty of events happening in New York. The three largest events are happening this week:

What: We Stand United – NYC Rally on Night Before Trump’s Inauguration
Where: Outside of Trump International Hotel and Tower (New York City) Corner of Central Park West and West 61st Street [Read more…]

Where to celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn 2016


Halloween is on a Monday this year, so many of the major events are on Friday and Saturday. That said, The Brooklyn FRIGHT Bazaar runs all week in Greenpoint. Things start early on Thursday at The Gateway with Del Caesar (as Ceasar Clearwater Revival), No Ice (Bruce Springsteen & The E St Band) and more. There’s a great list of haunted houses here. And of course, classic Halloween events include The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on Saturday and the Village Halloween Parade on Monday.

Here’s our rundown of this year’s best events: [Read more…]

Where to celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn 2015 (updated)


It’s that time of year again and we’re extra excited because Halloween falls on a Saturday in 2015. We’ve already given you EDM fans some options, here are a few more choices for everyone else. Check back later, we’ll be updating our list as the big day draws nearer. As always, let us know what we missed in comments.


PAT Party presents: PAT-o-ween
Thurs Oct 29, 10pm
Union Pool, 484 Union Avenue, Williamsburg
Price: FREE

JD Samson Presents, PAT, a party for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving who they want. Video art. Amazing DJs and people willing to let go. JD Samson is best known as leader of the band MEN and for being one-third of the electronic-feminist-punk band and performance project, Le Tigre.


Monster Mash-Ups Movie Series: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Friday Oct 30, 6pm
McCarren Park Pool Deck, Williamsburg
Price: FREE

Join NYC Parks for free, spoofy horror movies in our city’s parks. In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a scientist who cross dresses. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”


Spooky Mansion at The Paper Box
Oct 28-31 at 8pm
The Paper Box, 17 Meadow Street, Bushwick
Price: $55

For four freaky nights, you’re invited to get lost inside The Wild Honey Pie’s multi-room Halloween experience, hosted by Arturo Castro (Broad City), featuring interactive games, crazy installations, Halloween drink specials, and different performances each night from Talib Kweli, Ratking, Museum of Love and more. [Read more…]

Where to celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn 2014 (UPDATED)

This is our 2014 list. See what’s happening in 2015!


Parties in Williamsburg, Bushwick and Greenpoint

BangOn!NYC presents: “Warehouse of Horrors 2014”
When: Friday, October 31st, 2014, 10pm-6am
Where: Venue to be announced
What: Party promoters BangOn!NYC will be throwing a huge party in an undisclosed warehouse spot (likely in Bushwick and definitely in a former bread factory.) It will feature three stages with music by Twin Shadow (DJ set), Break Science (Live), Purple Disco Machine (USA Debut), Zebra Katz (Live), Random Rab, Space Jesus. There will also be a freak show, art installations, a haunted house, and other arty weird shit you see in Bushwick on Halloween.
More Information: click here

Diarrhea Planet

Diarrhea Planet

Halloween at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Diarrhea Planet
When: Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st
Where: Brooklyn Night Bazaar; 165 Banker Street, Brooklyn NY 11222
What: Diarrhea Planet, Hop Along, Desert Sharks, and Banker$ all perform. Make a weekend of it, since the next night Free Williamsburg favorites So So Glos are performing!
More Information: click here

Frightful Cover Bands at Silent Barn
When: Friday, October 31st, 9pm
Where: Silent Barn; 603 Bushwick Ave, New York, NY 11206
What: Cover Bands at this Bushwick venue. Dear Leader (Brooklyn) does The Neptunes, Delicate Steve as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Heeney as Weezer, Banned Books (PA) as Pixies, Max Almario (Celestial Shore) + Mike Sheffield (Heaven’s Gate) + Kegan Zema (Journalism) as Blink-182, Adveata as Hole
More Information: click here

North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Haunted Canoe Tour of Newton Creek
When: Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:00 PM – Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Where: Broadway Stages Boatyard in Greenpoint; 437 McGuinness Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11222
What: If you’re not already terrified of Greenpoint’s superfund site Newton Creek you will be after taking this haunted canoe tour.
More Information: click here

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Brooklyn Halloween Parties 2013


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285 Kent: Butter The Children (The Pixies), Dead Stars (as Nirvana), Le Rug (as At The Drive In), Turnip King (as The Velvet Underground)

Glasslands: Halloween Party with Neighbors!, Cosmonaut, C?RL S?G?N, Cale Parks [HAKT]


hallo-1The Silent Ball at Silent Barn:

Celestial Shore + Steve Marion (Delicate Steve) as LED ZEPPELIN
Whoarfrost as NIRVANA
Cloud Becomes Your Hand does Jock Jams
You (Albuquerque) as INTERPOL
Twin Sister DJs
Doors & maze festivities at 7 pm, music promptly at 8 pm.

Tickets $12 or $10 with costume

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Where to Spend New Year’s Eve In Brooklyn

 New York Night Train Annual Dusk Till Dawn New Year's Ball

New York Night Train Annual Dusk Till Dawn New Year's Ball

Rubulad presents “Party-Go-Round”:
Not one, not two, but THREE mindblowing locations cunningly concealed close to the Jefferson L stop. Stay tuned for forthcoming revelations about these secret spots or see http://www.guncle.org/ next week for secret information. Live music in the Palace of Light by:

Friend Roulette
Not Waving but Drowning
and more!

More information here.


New Years at Club Villian
Its been an incredible year full of food trucks and dance music festivals… and that means…Heavy boozing, suggestive dancing, and making out with strangers. All going down, homegrown in Brooklyn. We are excited to present, your New Year’s Eve :: Built By MeanRed We are inviting you, our MeanRed family, to the perfect spot for such epic festivities. We’ll be bringing DJs from home and across the pond to make you shake your inebriated bodies into the new year, Nick Catchdubs, Samo Sound Boy and very special guest from Paris, Onra . There will be a free champagne toast and hour open bar from 9-10p. We’re also doing it at Villain, Brooklyn’s best warehouse-turned-club to provide you with the kind of New Year’s Eve that only MeanRed could. grab your ticket before they’re gone, just like 2012.

More information here.


Le Bain Presents NYE with Matthew Dear and Superpitcher

More information here.


Brooklyn Bowl New Year’s Eve with HOLY GHOST!
Midnight Magic, DJ Matt Cash
DJ Set: Juan McLean

More information here.


New Year’s with BangOn!NYC

Your rebirth begins at a brand new 30,000 sq ft Williamsburg warehouse/playground featuring 2 dj/live music stages, teacup rides, an iridescent Alice in Wonderland play-space, giant interactive art installations, an inflatable obstacle course, food trucks, and a 30 ft long reproduction of the Brooklyn Bridge!

More information here.

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Where to Celebrate Halloween In New York 2012

Halloween in New York 2012

The Satanic Future Rave at Club Hell


Of course, you all want to go to The Satanic Future Rave at Club Hell on Saturday, but here are some other Halloween choices:

Rubulad frolic at The First Church of Satan: Disco of the Damned
Saturday, October 27

Your fiendish Rubulad producers invite the most craven characters of the underworld – and YOU! – to frolic at The First Church of Satan.

As always, there will be live – or should we say undead? – musical performances by 60’s French pop ensemble Les Sans Culottes, “vocal cartoonist” and “sound acrobat” Zeroboy, gypsy punk darlings Amour Obscur and a selection of Secret Scary Guests from New Orleans. The dance floor will be re-animated by your demonic DJs $mall ¢hange, Shakey and Voodoo Reagonomics.

Further heart-stopping shenanigans include G Scopitronic’s Non-Stop Monster Film Fest and Norm Francoeur’s Dark Circus of Woe, Horrible Art and Hellishly Hot F***ing Tamales, New York City’s most frightening cast of costumed patrons and additional awful surprises too numerous to enumerate. Need we tell you that you should dress damned to hell for having evil fun, you miserable sinners?! Seriously. Bring it. Because this, of all weekends, requires more than just a shocking pair of slacks.

The festivities take place at the First Church of Satan
626 Bushwick Ave.
Take the J, M, Z to the Myrtle Ave. stop and walk one block north to Bushwick Ave. on Jefferson St.

Doors at 9.
Shows begin at 9:30.
Party like a dead rock star till 4am.
10 brains before 10 or way late; otherwise 20 brains.

More information here.

Unicorn Meat NYC presents Illuminate – Halloween Festival of Light & Music
Saturday, October 27

In a secluded part of Brooklyn, detached from the rest of the world, there lies a hidden street you have never been down. You’ve never even noticed it. If you dare to venture down, you will find the cultural oasis of your dreams. As you walk through the dark, you wonder if you’re headed the right way. You stop to listen. You don’t hear anything. It’s eerily quiet. You walk a little further. You still can’t hear it but for some reason you can feel it. You’re participating in a sacred ritual that many before you have experienced, yet none in a place quite like this .

At the end of the road is a gate protecting an expansive land of sound and color from everyday grime and grit. Inside lies a door leading to a concrete forest of glowing marvels. For a special moment in time, separate yourself from the rest of the world, and walk directly into the light.

Music by: RJD2, FreQ Nasty, Random Rab and many more. 21 and over

Tickets and more information here.

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N.Y. Voter Turnout Sucks


According to unofficial returns, New York’s voter turnout was the lowest in the country this year. It was lower this past midterm than in the past 30 years. C’mon New Yorkers. Sure, the Republicans put up a joke of a ticket this year, even though two Senate seats and the governorship were up for grabs, but that is still no excuse. We had so many exciting, or at least, interesting candidates to choose from for Governor this year, and the Tea Partiers kept things entertaining. According to the Times:

“…about 40 percent of registered New Yorkers voted on Nov. 2. But an analysis by the United States Election Project at George Mason University found that only 32.1 percent of the 13.4 million who were eligible — citizens 18 and older who are not convicted felons — actually voted.”

Midterm turnout is always lower than in Presidential elections, but I hope more people are paying attention come 2012. Oh well, we are only in the middle of war and economic turmoil. Fuck it, meet me at BCC for a Super-Size.