The Return of Dancorcism Halloween
Before dancing dirty into the dawn of the dead, spend your afternoon exorcising bad spirits while exercising at Dancorcism at Greenpoint’s Park Church Co-op. This monthly 90-minute “practice of living in love” led by Debbie Attias will be having a costumed Halloween edition that advocates self-love while celebrating life together with music and movement. Dancorcism, Oct. 26 from 1:30-3pm, at The Park Church Co-op, 129 Russel St., Greenpoint; tickets $25 advance/$30 at the door.
DRTY SMMR’s The Only Halloween Party on Myrtle and/or Broadway
It doesn’t get more inclusive than the parties designer Alfredo Leija has hosted in his store for the past few years. All are welcome to dress up or down as they wish and their roster of cover performers are guaranteed to be flamboyant as heck. An all-night party will follow the show, so if you’re looking to stay out late without killing your wallet this is the place to go. DRTY SMMR, Oct. 26 at 5pm, at 1198 Myrtle Ave in Bushwick; tickets $10 at the door.
Secret Loft’s Dance ‘Til Yur Dead
Those bucking the Brooklyn trend of DIY parties can find it right downtown at Secret Loft near Union Square. Known for their comedy, burlesque and aerial shows, the (still) underground venue will be hosting an all-out dance party “’til yur dead” or at least exhausted. Five DJs will be spinning house and disco while the venue’s choreographer Ariel Iasevoli performs her high-flying stunts above them.
Dance ‘Til Yur Dead, Oct. 26 at 9pm, secret location near Union Square, tickets $15-$20.
Bob and Shirley Says reCaptcha the Robots
Bob and Shirley’s parties are the closest you’ll get to a cool, non-judgmental house party without having to go to a stuffy apartment. This edition of their non-taxing ragers will be on a low-key block in Ridgewood where you can (kind of) get away from it all. Bob and Shirley resident DJ Fernelly will be leading a team of spinners that will make you want to meet the people you dance with instead of ghosting them (inappropriate even on Halloween).
reCaptcha the Robots, Oct. 26, at 16-51 Cody Ave in Ridgewood, tickets $15.
Bomb’s Rocky Horror Picture Show Tribute
The Lower East Side has been so crazy lately that even Mayor de Blasio has had to step in, but don’t let that scare you from heading to Arlene’s Grocery to sing along with possibly the most Halloween-esque movie of all time. Costumed characters from the film will be performing its soundtrack for a show that starts late so you can party even later. The $12 cover will leave you with plenty of cash for hitting the nearby bars and doing what’s really scary in New York these days– mingling with the bros and their bro-dettes.
F*Bomb, Oct. 26, Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton St, tickets $12 at door.
Bang On!’s Warehouse of Horrors
Party powerhouse Bang On! is back with their Halloween universe that anyone living in New York needs to see at least once. Their takeover of Maspeth’s Knockdown Center will also be on Friday but we recommend Saturday, when DJ Claude VonStroke will be presiding over his army of Dirty Bird Records fans as acrobats, fire breathers and interactive performers swirl around them. Tickets are $85 but if you pre-game well enough, you’ll be ready to get lost for hours in the backyard’s maze of industrial ruins till 5am.
Bang On!’s Warehouse of Horrors, Oct. 25 and 26 at Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave. in Maspeth, tickets $75 to $215.
The Cityfox Halloween Festival
Few NYC party spots can match Avant Gardner’s capacity: the indoor-outdoor venue can fit 6,000+ within its Byzantine walls. The club crowd will be in head-to-toe black on Saturday, so your costume should be a cinch. Major international DJs like Lee Burridge and Stimming come from overseas just to spin at Cityfox with beats you can’t find in just any club stateside. This party will go till 9am in the morning and if the $100 ticket price seems steep just wait till you see the sunrise from one of the club’s observation towers and you’ll know it was totally worth it.
The Cityfox Halloween Festival, Oct. 26 from 9pm to 9am, at Avant Gardner, 140 Stewart Ave. in Bushwick; tickets $60-$100.
City of Gods: The Afterhours Experience
If sleeping is something you can wait to do when you’re dead then you’ll feel all the more alive at City of God’s Afterhours experience, held simultaneously at Bushwick’s House of Yes and Williamsburg Hotel. These sister parties, aptly named “Revive” and “Release,” aim to provide elixirs, edible energy, conversation, cuddles and more dancing when you’re back in the mood. The DJs will be coming straight from their sets at City of Gods’ main party at Grand Prospect Hall so if you miss anyone there you’ll be able to catch them in the morning.
City of Gods: The Afterhours Experience, Oct. 26 from 6am to 1pm at House of Yes in Bushwick and Williamsburg Hotel in Williamsburg; tickets $40-$60.