Where to celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn 2015 (updated)

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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…]

Party outdoors at Output this summer on The Roof

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Beloved Williamsburg nightspot Output is known for a premium experience based on expertly curated music and a souped-up sound system. For the summer months, they’re bringing the party outdoors, with world class DJs and live music on The Roof. The events kick off during the afterwork hours on weekdays and mid-afternoon on the weekends, going right up until night commences at the club below. With a panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline, attendees have their choice of lounging on the cushioned beds and couches or putting in work on the grassy dancefloor.

Programming on The Roof includes club nights that have defined Brooklyn nightlife, from the freewheeling Tiki Disco to the longtime stalwart Kaviar Roof Club, who is bringing in names like Metro Area and Wolf + Lamb. CLUBBIN LUV, a Thursday weekly with no cover charge, will be collaborating with some of electronic music’s most influential collectives including NinjaTune, Safer At Night and House On Mute. The summer will also feature the weekly Sundays On The Roof, sporting top names in slick house music and offering free entry until 4pm with RSVP. Some very special one-offs are also on the docket, including Solidisco, DJ Spinna’s Michael Jackson Tribute, and soulful house bulwark 718 Sessions.

To complete the sensory bliss, Vendy Award finalists Bolivian Llama Party are offering delectable victuals, including their chola sandwiches and saltenas. The Roof is also bringing back its signature boozy slushies, namely the watermelon infused “Vodka Gallagher” and the Red Bull collaboration “Tequila Sunrush”. All part and parcel to Output’s mission to, in every sense of the word, elevate daytime clubbing.

2015 Kentucky Derby parties in Brooklyn – where to watch the Derby

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It’s that time of year again. Let’s drink mint juleps, wear gaudy hats, and put on our best pastel suits and dresses.  The 141st Kentucky Derby is coming this Saturday, May 2!

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A two-story laser cat threw a party in Williamsburg last night

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Laser Cat; credit: Gothamist

Just another day in Williamsburg, only with a two-story, inflatable laser cat care of the artist collection Hungry Castle. This all went down in a lot on Havemeyer street last night:

The Laser Cat experience goes like this:
* Someone gets on stage and pushes the big red panic button;
* The overly familiar dance song suddenly switches to another, equally familiar tune;
* A piece of pop-culture-laden video art, projected onto the side of a building overlooking the lot, also instantly changes;
* Laser Cat just keeps Laser Cat-Catting along.

Here’s some video below and Gothamist has more pictures documenting the experience.

Where to celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn 2014 (UPDATED)

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

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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

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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!
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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
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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.
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Put on your trucker caps and white belts for the Myspace Party this Friday

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Freewilliamsburg friend Russ Marshalek is throwing a party at Glasslands. (He’s part of the collective ADVENTURE[s], who brought you the popular Robyn Party.) Don’t miss the Myspace party this Friday at Glasslands:

[Russ] Marshalek and fellow soundtrack spinners Chris Choyce and Marley Magaziner originally wanted to create an event dedicated to the music of Myspace-era bands such as Dashboard Confessional, Saves The Day, and the Killers, but eventually decided to extend the bash to the whole website.

“One of the first genres we agreed upon was the pop-punk-screamo-emo genre,” said Marshalek, who lives in Greenpoint.

In that spirit, attendees can pre-request the songs that auto-played on their own Myspace pages back in the day.

Party-goers are encouraged to dress the part — think heavy eyeliner (for men and women), white belts, wrist sweatbands, and comically long bangs — and MySpace itself (yes, the site still exists) has donated some Ashton Kutcher-esque snap-back hats to be given away.

And for those who want to take the Myspace look beyond clothes and makeup, there will be a contest to see who can do the best “duck face.”

Grab tickets here.

There’s a Rubulad party in Bushwick on Saturday: Mysteries of the Deep

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As always, this promises to be fun:

Join us for a Jacques Cousteau-meets-Monty Python sort of evening, where pseudo-science melds with uber-entertainment, chemistry flirts with buffoonery and everyone has a rollicking good time. Come along and dive into The Life Aquantic [sic].

We give you two rooms of musical mayhem at the already infamous Paper Box, featuring live musical performances by silly 60’s French pop ensemble Les Sans Culottes, Brooklyn chamber dorkestra Friend Roulette and The Good To Go Girls. Between bands and late into the night, plumb the depths of your dancing soul with DJs Reagonomics and Mike Simonetti of Troubleman Unlimited and Italians Do It Better fame. [Read more…]

2014 Kentucky Derby parties in Brooklyn – where to watch the Derby

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The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, May 3. We’ve got our money behind Wildcat Red. And when we say ‘watch the Derby,’ we really mean ‘drink mint juleps during the day in a pastel dress or blazer.’ Hopefully, the lime shortage won’t put a damper on the festivities.

Pete’s Candy Store, Free from 3-7pm:

Whether you’re routing for California Chrome, Wicked Strong, We Miss Artie, or one of the other contenders, Pete’s Candy Store is an odds-on favorite to serve up a Derby good time. In addition to viewing the Run of the Roses with fellow enthusiasts, you can learn something new from Pete’s Paddock, enter the Idiot Stakes, or partake in the ladies millinery competition, which rewards the best-hatted with a beer tab. Mint juleps are of course the libation of the day and a bluegrass blue-plate special stocked with Bourbon Glazed ribs, Louisville Potato Salad and Derby Pie is available at an affordable price. It may not be Churchill Downs, but Pete’s always does an excellent job of summoning the equine spirit.

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