Hallowscream Family Fun

Haven’t yet solidified your Halloween plans and want your kids to have a Hallowscream?

Here are three fun options over the next few days:

DiMenna Creepy History Museum’s Haunted Halloween Party
(170 Central Park West – at Richard Gilder Way, 77th Street)

Described by NYMetro Parents as: “A Halloween celebration with a side of history”, at the museum’s event:

“Kids and their families summon the spirits of the past through historical fortune-telling, ghost stories with acclaimed storyteller April Armstrong, photos with a spirit, creepy crafts, and of course…candy!”

PopRally Presents Hallowscreen II: THE PROM
(at MoMA)

For teens (and adults), this is the perfect place to watch (or rewatch) the terrifying classic, “Carrie”.

“It’s prom night at The Museum of Modern Art! PopRally is hosting a HallowSCREENing of Brian DePalma’s Carrie (1976), plus an exclusive viewing of the Louise Bourgeois prints and spider sculptures in the Museum’s Marron Atrium. Polish your tiara, break out your spookiest prom attire, and join us for drinks, candy, dancing, and the obligatory awkward prom photo before enjoying one of the most unforgettable prom scenes in movie history.”

Gravesend Inn: A Haunted Hotel
(at New York City College of Technology’s / City Tech in Brooklyn)

Called a “theme-park-quality Halloween attraction”, this annual house (since 2000) is produced by Theatreworks, City Tech’s resident theatrical troupe, with design, construction and operating support provided by students and faculty of the College’s nationally unique Entertainment Technology Department. Which will probably produce high-level screams in you!

Plus, afterwards, you get to watch a video of your terror on the big screen!

Have a thrilling weekend!

(Left: “Carrie”, Right: The Gravesend Inn)

5 Things To Do in Gramercy Park This Weekend (May 2 – 4)

Mad. Sq. Eats at Madison Square Park

Mad. Sq. Eats Photo: Benjamin Chasteen/ephochtimes.com

Today, everyone’s favorite neighborhood culinary market, Mad. Sq. Eats returns to Madison Square Park. Presented in collaboration with Urban Space, the pop-up market brings together New York City’s most popular eateries, such as Roberta’s and Red Hook Lobster Pound, in a great outdoor space–thankfully, the weather is finally nice enough to enjoy it! May 2 – May 30; 11AM-9PM. Madison Square Park (25th St. & Broadway). FREE to attend; food prices vary.

La Soiree at Union Square Theatre

la soiree
La Soiree. Photo: Max Gordon/Time Out New York

Union Square Theatre presents La Soiree, a playful “part-cabaret, part-circus” show that Time Out New York calls a “sexy razzle-dazzle of cabaret, vaudeville and neoburlesque.” Including performers from the acclaimed troupe La Clique, the inventive Off-Broadway show has traveled the world before coming to the New York stage. Apr. 24 – May 11; 7-10PM. Union Square Theatre (17th St & Irving Plaza). $49-$130.

6th Annual Kentucky Derby Party at Eleven Madison Park

Kentucky Derby Party, Eleven Madison Park Photo: hauteliving.com

This swank soiree at the prestigious restaurant Eleven Madison Park presents the most stylish Kentucky Derby Party in the city with “mint juleps, Chef Daniel’s take on Derby-fare, and live music from The Crooners and The Brain Cloud.” Grab your best high-society hat and join the fun. Sat., May 3; 5:30PM – midnight. Eleven Madison Park (24th St & Madison Ave). Price varies.

The Brothers Booth at The Player’s Club

The Brothers Booth, Speakeasy Dollhouse.

The Brothers Booth, Speakeasy Dollhouse. Photo: crainsnewyork.com

The long-running immersive theater group, Speakeasy Dollhouse presents their latest deliciously macabre theater event, The Brothers Booth, based on the rivalry between the infamous historical figures Edwin Booth and John Wilkes. The show is set in 1919, at the start of Prohibition, and participants are encouraged to dress the part to get into the mysterious spirit of the piece. May 3 – June 12; 8PM. The Player’s Club (16 Gramercy South.) $75.

Sketch Comedy at People’s Improv Theater

Sketch-comedy duo, Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting. Photo: bestnewyorkcomedy.com

The Peoples Improv Theatre presents a full calendar of hilarious sketch and improv comedy shows every night this weekend, including new sketches from the acclaimed comedy duo Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting tonight. Fri., May 2; 8PM. Peoples Improv Theater (24th St btwn Lexington & Park Aves.). $5-10