Here are your most terrifying options to celebrate Halloween
The Pumpkin Pie Show
Under St. Mark’s, 94 St. Mark’s Pl. (betw. 1st Ave. & Ave. A); 8 p.m., $18.
Its name derives from the Southern tradition, when true horror came through storytelling in the fields. Creators Clay McLeod Chapman and Hanna Cheek bring chilling tales of romance gone wrong. Stories include Lovey Dovey, Michelle, Condo Lothario and Ascending the Stairway, four tales that promise to terrify.
The Freakiest and Funniest Food Tour
New York Food Tours, 220 Canal St. (betw. Baxter & Mulberry Sts.); 2:45-5:15 p.m., $55.
Spend the evening walking through Chinatown and sampling some freaky (to those raised on American cuisine) foods, including chicken feet, Durian, and thousand-year-old, or Century, eggs.
Carsten Höller: Experience
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 235 Bowery (nr. Prince Street); $12.
The German artist behind the revolving “hotel room” in the Guggenheim in 2008 is back at it, this time transforming the New Museum into a highbrow and interactive fun house. Just in time for Halloween, the installation includes slides, perforated ceilings, a mirrored carousel, and a sensory deprivation pool called the Psycho Tank.
Blood Manor, 163 Varick St. (betw. Charlton & Vandam Sts.); 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m., $25 advance, $35 at the door.
Take the tour, if you dare, of one of NYC’s best haunted attractions. Blood Manor features 5,000 square feet of themed rooms and a labyrinth of hallways designed to terrify. The tour is not recommended for children under 14.
Gotham City Ghost Tour
For reservations & meeting place info: 212-465-3331; 5:30 p.m., $20.
The walking tour explores the historic, infamous, eerie and macabre of Greenwich Village history. The group will see the spooky cemetery at St. Mark’s; the hanging elm, a 19th-century execution site; the site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire; the home of Edgar Allan Poe; and the burial ground at Washington Square, just to name a few.
Candlelight Ghost Tour of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”
Merchant’s House Museum, 29 E. 4th St. (betw. Lafayette St. & Bowery); 6-7 p.m., $25; 8-9 p.m., $30; 9:30 p.m., $40.
Tour the Merchant’s House Museum by candlelight and hear about the freaky and spooky occurrences from the people who experienced them.
Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place (at 1st Place); $12.
Get yourself good and scared with some real-life monsters from our past. This exhibit takes a look at the Nazi regime’s efforts to alter the populations genetic makeup through “racial hygiene,” or eugenics.
Chelsea Manor, 138 W. 25th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.); 9 p.m., $15.
Look no further than Chelsea Manor for a good monster bash. Come dressed to impress and ready to dance. A guest DJ will be playing until 4 a.m., so break out your best costume and join the freaks that come out at night.
Halloween Haunted Pier Party
South Street Seaport, 89 South St. (at Pier 17); 9 p.m.-4 a.m., $20.
Dance the night away at this 21 and over costume-mandatory party with music by Hot 97 and Heavy Hitter.
Players Theatre, 115 Macdougal St. (near
Minetta Lane); $40.
Had enough of the run-of-the-mill ‘death-defying’ stunts performed by magicians? Check out Todd Robbins, an illusionist who prefers death-embracing stunts. The fake blood and real amazement flows plentifully at this show directed and written by Teller of Penn &Teller.
From Parlor to Grave: Funeral Reenactmant
Merchant’s House Museum, 29 E. 4th St. (betw. Lafayette & Bowery); 3–5 p.m., $30 ($10 for graveside service and cemetery tour only).
The parlors will be draped in black crepe as the museum recreates the 1865 funeral of Seabury Tredwell. After the service, mourners are invited to follow the coffin to nearby New York City Marble Cemetery—rarely open to the public—for a tour. Nineteenth-century mourning attire encouraged; black crepe armbands will be provided.
FREE Village Halloween Parade
Meet at 6th Ave. & Spring St.; 7 p.m.
Every year, NYC’s weirdest crawl, slither and fly down to the Village in their most impressive costumes. Head downtown to march with the freakiest NYC has to offer or just watch the spookery unfold.
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