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Marquee New York

DJs Sunnery James, Ryan Marciano and Politik will set the tone as the club morphs into a goblin den complete with specialty cocktails (because they wouldn't just drink any Old Fashioned) and a vodka open bar from 9-10 p.m., and best costume wins a round of drinks.289 10th Ave.,$85-$25,000,www.marqueeny.com

HalloQueens

The “Queen of Halloween” Susanne Bartsch hosts MoMA PS1’s annual bash, and you’d better come dressed to impress in a queen-themed outfit. Spring for the afterparty at the Anable Basin Warehouse – expect artist installations in the riverside space, and wear the right shoes to dance until 4 a.m.Party starts at8 p.m., 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, $15,www.susannebartsch.com

The Last Ball

Babel has partnered withNo.8and LVMH for its first-ever Halloween extravaganza at the Diamond Horseshoe, with music by Guy Gerber and Behrouz. Costumes mandatory.11:30 p.m., Paramount Hotel, 235 W. 46th St., tickets

Boo! Halloween Massive

There are dance parties, and then there is the Barclays Center’s arena-size rave. Insomniac is bringing Knife Party among other big names to wake the dead and keep them dancing.7 p.m., 18+,www.barclayscenter.com

Dia Del Los Terribles

Dance to the beat of Terrible Records as theWythe Hotel goes the cultural route for Halloween. Open bar from 8-9 p.m., plus a gallery of Day of the Dead rituals and a screening of "Under the Volcano." Costumes strongly encouraged.8 p.m., $20,tickets

Warehouse of Horrors

Three stages, a haunted house, circus/freakshow performers, carnival rides and some notable underground DJs are throwing a mysterious party in a mysterious old factory somewhere in the heart of Bushwick/Bed-Stuy. Don your Halloween costume and get spooky all night long — we’re talking late, as is the BangOn!NYC custom.10 p.m, $30-$85,www.bangon-nyc.com

Gotham City Mayor's Ball

Party like Bruce Wayne at theRefinery Rooftop's ode to the caped crusader. Sip on Penguin’s Punch while DJ Jonesyspins; a roving troupe fromCirque-tacularwill include an aerialist, illusionist and stilt walker. Costumes required (but not limited to the Batman universe).Free; for VIP arrangements emailreservations@refineryrooftopnyc.com

Pier of Fear

Adventure Club's Cazzette ("Could Be the One" with Avicii) and Borgeous (joined by actor and DJ Ansel Elgort) are your hosts atPier 94 for a can't-miss affair spanning Halloween and Nov. 1. This year's event will also be a whole lot scarier, with renown haunted house Blood Manor creating a pop-up inside Pier of Fear on both nights; admission is included in the ticket price.$65, 18+, 9 p.m., 711 12th Ave. at West Side Highway,tickets.

Yelloween

Veuve Clicquot brings its signature color and drinks to these venues: Put on your best jungle-themed costume and head over toThe Dream Downtown Galleryfor a Wild Jungle celebration beginning at 10 p.m. with DJs Marcus Schossow and Travis Wild.For something spooky, stop byAvenue Nightclubfrom 11 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. for a haunted house party where test tubes of Clicquot concotions await at the bar. AtLAVO,the Dia de Los Muertos celebrations take place Nov. 1 witha Veuve Clicquot brunch from 2-6 p.m. as well as a late night party from 11 p.m. with haunting performances by a ballerina and fire breather. Tickets

Indayo Group

Expected a haunted forest on the outdoor terrace parties atEmpire Hotel'sLevel R, YotelandPlunge Rooftopat Gansevoort Meatpacking(all have an open vodka bar until 10 p.m.), whilea Halloween Extravaganzaat Out Hotel (42 West)lives up to its name with 14,000 square feet of party space.TheVIP Roomwill turn into a masquerade ballandHotel on Rivingtonwill host two parties under one roof: Flow betweenVictorand Spoils, the hotel’s exclusive late night lounge, and CO-OP Food & Drink.All parties begin at 9 p.m., and costumes are mandatory.Tickets

Hudson's Haunted Hotel

Halloween takes over three venues insideHudsonHudson Common, the Park and Library Bar, each a spooky style of its own. Costumes mandatory.9 p.m.,356 W. 58th St.,tickets

The West Village'sSotto 13(140 W. 13th St.) will offer a DIY candy and prosecco bar on Halloween night,as well as during weekend brunch. Guests can share a tray of liqueurs, fresh fruit pureesandcandy like pop rocks, swizzle straws, frozen Concord grapes and more, plus a bottle of prosecco.In addition, on Halloween the bar will offer two for $13 cocktails all night, including a themed concoction:Blood Orange Red Rum Punch.www.sotto13.com

Coastal Mexican spot Pampano(209 E. 49th St.) will hostDay of the Deadfestivities through Nov. 2, with traditional decor(even an altar), as well as a themed cocktail:Mezacalita de los Muertoswith Fidencio Mezcal Joven (a top-quality unaged mezcal) and pumpkin-ginger purée.Expect duck confit dumplings with mole and grilled swordfish with toasted pumpkin chimichurri from the reimagined Dia de Los Muertos menu of chef Lucero Martinez.www.richardsandoval.com/pampano

Watch the parade from the West Village's modern Mexican eateryHorchata while noshing on small bites and drinks from the Trick or Taco menu beginning at4 p.m.On Nov. 1 and 2, be among the first to check out its brand newboozy brunch(11 a.m.-4 p.m.) along with anall-dayhappy hour, with half off the blood-inspired cocktailGimme A Beet.www.horchatanewyork.com

Dia de Los Muertos specials atDos Caminos include huitlacoche tamales(crema,hierba santa, black radishes),Arroz a la Tumbada(black rice, fruit de mer, chorizo tomato-jalapeno broth) and ending with (what else?)Devil’sFood Cake(black walnut, black cherry swirl ice cream, ancho chile brittle).Want something more than a good meal and a wicker hangover to remember Halloween weekend by?Dos Caminos Park Avenue Southis holdinga special cooking class with executive chef Ivy Stark, who will demonstrate how to create an entire El Dias de Los Muertos menu, with cocktails, guacamole, tamales, beefshort ribs in mole negro, candied pumpkin sundaes and Mexican sugar skulls.$75,Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m.,www.doscaminos.com

Tres Carnes is literally raising the dead, bringing back old favorites for Halloween through Nov. 4. Pair the Tres Sangres Sangria (Three Bloods Sangria), which blends red wine, housemade hibiscus infusion and blood orange juice, with the Lengua Weekly Smoke (house-smoked beef tongue, Texas style. www.trescarnes.com

Get into the spirit of the holiday with a trio of spooky cocktails. AtSaxon + Parole (www.saxonandparole.com), head bartender Masa Urushido is serving the Zombie cocktail(Brugal extra dry rum, Wray & Nephew overproof rum, housemade pumpkin seed cordial, red beet grenadine, lime juice). Next, head to the mad scientist partyMadam Geneva(www.madamgeneva-nyc.com) for the spiced pumpkin punch(Beefeater 24, Zubrowka, fresh pumpkin, maple sugar, lemon juice, served out of a carved pumpkin). A few doors down,The Daily (www.thedaily-nyc.com) has a whole special cocktail menu, including Oogie Boogie (vodka, creme de cassis, lemon, sparkling wine) and the Smoking Bishop (the house's version of mulled wine).

Beginning at 9 p.m.,Pork Slope(247 FifthAve.) host Jack Boogi and DJ Mike Nyce will preside over a party that includes drink specials like $10 pitchers of Saranac Pumpkin Ale and $9 Orchard Punch. Customers are encouraged to come in costume, with a prize for best outfit up for grabs. On Nov. 1, relieve your hangover with the special Halloween Candy Brunch, featuring M&M pancakes and Donut French Toast. www.porkslopebrooklyn.com

Hotel Belleclaire’s Harvest Week for guests and neighborhood residents concludes with the Sweetery NYC food truck swinging by to serve up complimentary gourmet desserts, coffee, cider and hot cocoa from 2-4 p.m. www.hotelbelleclaire.com

 

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