Halloween events around New York City
Friday, Saturday and Monday, hit Barrio 47 (47 Eighth Ave., 212-255-3900) for its “Tequilaween” lineup of devilishly good music, bloody punch cocktails and gory bites like blood sausage and cow heart skewers. Come by on Halloween for the costume contest — best getup wins a free bottle of booze.
On Halloween, candy and booze go together like Frankenstein and his bride. Pay homage to the two at Bottlerocket’s seventh annual Halloween Candy and Wine/Spirits Tasting, this Saturday from 2-5 p.m. Try the Cinnamon Apple (Steampunk Apple Cider with Pumpkin Spice Hershey’s Kisses) or go a little deeper with the Where There’s a Well, There’s a Way (W.L. Weller Bourbon with Milky Way Minis). For ghouls younger than 21, there’s a play area and candy — so bring the whole fam. (5 W. 19th St., 212-929-2323)
Gemini and Scorpio’s celebration of all things macabre is this Saturday at the Brooklyn Lyceum, (227 Fourth Ave. at President St.). Get down to live music on two dance floors in the presence of circus arts and fire, and stick around for body painting and fortune-telling. Want to really regret your night the morning after? Head to the VIP absinthe tent a few blocks away. $10-$30, http://masquerademacabre.bpt.me
Come to the Americano (518 W. 27th St., 212-525-0000) on Halloween as your favorite Hollywood icon of yore for the hotel’s Hollyween Party, offering a three-course dinner ($65) from 6 p.m. to midnight and an after-party at Bar Americano and El Privado from 10:30 p.m. to close.
The “Disturbingly Divine” Halloween party at Pounds and Ounces (160 Eighth Ave., 646-449-8150) features a tasting menu built around the Seven Deadly Sins. Judging by “Lust” — Kumamoto Oysters with blood orange, chervil and cayenne pop rocks — we’re expecting some sinfully good fare. There’s also a costume contest (first prize wins an open bar) and specialty cocktails.
Masks and black-tie attire are required at the sixth annual Masquerade Ball at NOIR (151 E. 50th St., 212-753-1144) this Monday. The mysteriously sexy affair will feature music by Chicago’s DJ Bridget Marie, a photo exhibition and food by Michelin Star Chef Jean-Yves Schillinger. Tickets are $25 online (www.brownpapertickets.com) and $30 at the door — that is, if all the ghouls haven’t gotten to them yet.
No word whether Jay-Z will be in attendance, but his 40/40 Club (6 W. 25th St.,
646-410-0887) is hosting a costume ball on Saturday, which will boast a costume contest and fortune teller. Come in costume for free food and an open bar.
Chef Richard Sandoval of Pampano (209 E. 49th St., 212-751-4545) is celebrating another morbid holiday — Day of the Dead — with a series of specials tomorrow through Nov. 1. On Halloween and Nov. 1, he’s also offering an all-night happy hour (5 p.m.-close), with margaritas, mojitos and wine for $6. His other restaurant, Maya (1191 First Ave, 212-585-1818) also is offering specialty cocktails tomorrow-Nov. 1, plus an all-night happy hour on Nov. 1.
The BOOzey Halloween night happy hour at Zengo (622 Third Ave., 212-808-8110) will offer $8 cocktails and $5 small plates. Come in costume and get a free Witch’s Eye cocktail (Pisco, grapes, sparkling sake).
Robert Toshi’s Halloween Masquerade Charity Ball features a premium open bar from 9-10 p.m. at Toshi’s Penthouse in the Flatiron Hotel (9 W. 26th St., 212-839-8001). Expect body-painters, DJs and live music. Costumes are a must!
Head to Astoria’s Studio Square (35-33 36th Street, Long Island City, 718-383-1001) Halloween dance party on Saturday, which will have $15 pitchers of Newcastle Werewolf Ale, electronica DJs, rock ‘n’ roll karaoke, giveaways and more. Bonus: The beer garden has been transformed into the “fear garden.”
Prepare to go all ‘Dexter’ at Prospect (773 Fulton St., 718-596-6826) this Monday at 7 p.m.,, as the Fort Greene restaurant hosts a butchering class where students will learn how to hack a 70-pound tuna and a whole pig.
Spanish artist Paco Cao’s solo art exhibition opens the day before Halloween at (Art) Amalgamated Gallery (317 10th Ave., 212-334-0403), and he’ll be treating every guest who comes to a tarot. Regular tarot cards weren’t spooky enough for the painter, so he created one using the likeness of Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston and other dead celebs to help you channel your idol of choice.