Everyone is throwing Halloween parties next week, but these are the ones that go all out with scares and sensuous themes. Commit to skipping the trick-or-treating and get your tickets now.
What used to be a drawing room for Hollywood luminaries is now home to the city’s sexiest immersive theater production, “Queen of the Night,” and all that creative energy is sure to combine into something spectacular at this pre-Halloween bash. DJ Tennis, Job Jobse and Bedouin will be spinning, and costumes are mandatory. Avoid the usual though — opulence is the order of the night.
Pier of Fear
Oct. 31, 9 p.m.
Pier 94, 711 12th Ave.
Get a haunted house and the ultimate dance party in one event, which happens to be New York City’s biggest of Halloween night, starring Skrillex and Marshmello. Blood Manor is back after last year’s pop-up, with a massive maze of fear (admission is included with your ticket). Stay all the way until the end and you might need to be raised from the dead, but what a way to go.
Oct. 30 & 31, 10 p.m.
The McKittrick Hotel, 530 W. 27th St.
We can only imagine how the Halloween spirit influences the already moody “Sleep No More,” which you can see before the party. Or you can just arrive for the deviant witchcraft. Dress your occult best; if you’re not a worshipper of earthly magic, then all black will do. There’s also an open bar, live music by guest DJs and “specially crafted entertainment.” The Heath is also serving a special menu.
Oct. 31, 8 p.m.
Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St.
$85, must be 19+
The official afterparty of the Village Halloween Parade is guaranteed to be the freakiest night in town. To impress its crowd of hardcore Halloween enthusiasts, Webster Hall is living up to its turn-of-the-century reputation as the Devil’s Playground by holding a “virgin sacrifice,” deploying zombie acrobats and promising an appearance by Lucifer himself.
Oct. 31, 10 p.m.
Marquee, 289 10th Ave.
Marquee is already a pretty classy joint, but on Halloween night it will be turned into a palace worthy of host Puff Daddy (I guess he’s going as himself from 15 years ago?), with music by DJs Spade, Mos and Nem and an open bar until midnight courtesy of DeLeón Tequila Ciroc.
The Blood Ball
Oct. 29, 8-11 p.m.
The Box, 189 Chrystie St.
The bloodlust here is of a different kind — the event benefits Delete Blood Cancer DKMS. Come dressed to the Dark Circus theme; whether that means a ringmaster or Cirque du Soleil performer is entirely up to you. Expect an open cocktail bar, hors d’oeuvres, dancing and circus-style performances.