Brooklyn’s 2017 Halloween Nightlife Guide
Halloween isn’t just for kids anymore.
It’s not until the parades have ended and the last pieces of candy have been passed out that the true witchery begins.
And with the holiday not until next Tuesday, Brooklynites will have five days to dress up and celebrate. With so many events to choose from at bars, clubs and other venues, it can be difficult sifting through an oversaturated schedule of festivities.
Fortunately, the Brooklyn Eagle has selected the borough’s top events through All Hallows’ Eve.
Costumes are encouraged and are mandatory to enter at some of these 21-plus parties, so plan accordingly. (Here’s a complete listing of Brooklyn Halloween events for kids.)
Friday, Oct. 27
Famed Ibiza party Circoloco triumphantly returns to the Big Apple for the second consecutive year for a two-day weekender. And if last year’s edition from veteran party promoters Teksupport is any indication of what’s in store, then Brooklynites are in for a treat.
Friday’s lineup includes the hometown heroes The Martinez Brothers, alongside Damian Lazarus and Tunisian DJ/producer Loco Dice.
On Saturday, catch Welsh legend Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Davide Squillace and many more on the decks.
While the address has not been announced, this will almost surely be a warehouse affair.
For more information, visit www.teksupport.frontgatetickets.com.
Halloween at Nitehawk:
136 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg
If the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival proved anything, it’s that Brooklynites love a good scary movie.
Although Friday the 13th may have passed already, you can still watch a special midnight showing of “Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn” at Williamsburg’s Nitehawk Cinema.
On Saturday, the theater will be showing “Wallace & Gromit: The Cure of the Were-Rabbit,” “Day of the Dead” and “A Nite to Dismember: The Haunted Library.”
For more information, visit www.nitehawkcinema.com/williamsburg/film-series/halloween-2017/.
Saturday, Oct. 28
BangOn!NYC’s Warehouse of Horrors:
1 Ingraham St., East Williamsburg
BangOn!NYC has established itself as a staple of the Brooklyn music scene, having thrown many legendary parties. The event production company prides itself on not only bringing in a stellar lineup of DJs and artists, but also on creating an immersive, interactive and innovative experience for its guests, and that’s exactly what they have in store for Halloween.
The bash will be taking place in a colossal warehouse spanning one full city block and will feature interactive art, multiple stages, human bowling and silent disco.
As for the lineup, gracing the turntables will be Fatboy Slim, Detlef, Clozee and many more.
For more information, visit www.bangon-nyc.com.
Stranger Things Halloween: Return to the Upside Down:
Gemini & Scorpio is hosting its ninth annual Masquerade Macabre, and the theme is “Stranger Things” for the second straight year.
With the popular Netflix show’s new season premiering on Halloween, the theme could not be more fitting. Drink absinthe, dance and travel to Hawkins, Indiana in a transformed Bushwick warehouse. “This is our annual love letter to all things dark and grotesque,” reads the event’s website.
Please note that costumes are mandatory for this event.
For more information, visit www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html#stranger.
Sunday, Oct. 29
Green-Wood Cemetery’s Twilight Tour:
500 25th St., Greenwood Heights
What’s spookier than taking a twilight tour of a cemetery?
Walk at moonlight among the tombs of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Rev. Henry Ward Beecher and Horace Greeley at Brooklyn’s most famous graveyard: Green-Wood Cemetery.
Discover hidden 19th-century monuments, and finish the tour with an exclusive look inside the catacombs, which are normally closed to the public. Flashlights are encouraged.
Be sure to check Green-Wood’s website for ticket availability. At press time, Sunday’s event was sold out, but tickets are still available to the next twilight tour on Nov. 3.
For more information, visit www.green-wood.com/event/twilight-tour-7-2017-10-29/2017-10-29.
Monday, Oct. 30
THIS IS REAL:
You’ll be in a warehouse, but it won’t be for a rave. Prepare to be kidnapped and taken to an abandoned Red Hook building for THIS IS REAL. This one-of-a-kind role-playing event feels like it’s straight out of the “Saw” film series and is not for the faint of heart.
“THIS IS REAL is NOT A HAUNTED HOUSE” says creator Timothy Haskell. “I’ve directed many different horror productions, haunted houses, escape games and populist interactive events, so this is a culmination of everything that has worked rolled up into 70 minutes worth of entertainment!”
Because only eight people can participate at a time, tickets are extremely limited. Although the majority of tickets are sold out for the days leading up to Oct. 31, keep the Halloween spirit alive by signing up for a performance in November or December. The series runs through the end of the year.
Tickets go for $110 on weekends and $95 on weeknights.
For more information, visit www.thisisreal.nyc.
Tuesday, Oct. 31
395 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
As the spirits come out in Brooklyn, celebrate All Hollow’s Eve at Sleepy & Boo’s Haunted Frequencies at TBA Brooklyn. This married house and techno DJ duo has hosted many unforgettable parties at this discreet nightspot tucked underneath the Williamsburg Bridge.
“This is your night to accept the darkness,” reads the event page. “With ghouls, ghosts and all kind of freakish characters crisscrossing the city, explore the most gruesome depths of your soul — and embrace your most diabolic impulses.”
With Sleepy & Boo sharing the decks with several local table masters, this is not to be missed.
For more information, visit www.residentadvisor.net/events/1021438.