It’s almost Halloween — AKA, Gay Christmas — and that means it’s time to party! GO has put together a list of parties you simply must check out. From Brooklyn to Queens, we’ve scoured the entire city for the best nightlife this weekend and compiled them here for you. Happy haunting and happy partying!
THURSDAY OCT 27
Stonewall Inn “Eight Ball Lounge” Party, Powered by LezVolley: Recovery Act Fundraiser Honoring Shea
5pm-9pm, fundraiser, Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street.
The Eight Ball Lounge starts at 5PM at the legendary Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street, Manhattan, and will feature a first-come-first-serve informal pool tournament between 5PM and 9PM. Winners will get free drinks and prizes, all powered by LezVolley. This week, come support The Recovery Act, a fundraiser honoring Shea Carmen Swan. There will be raffles, prizes, performances by Jacqueline Dupree, and music by DJ Lawrence. Click here for more details.
Dirty Thursday – Zombie Prom
10pm, free, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue.
Dress up, show up. Shake it off, sweat yourself clean, and get dirty all over again. Flirt till it hurts. Drink water. Drink everything.Get off your phone. Get into the groove.Click here for more details.
FRIDAY OCT 28TH
Papi Juice Volume 72: I’m Screaming
10pm, $25, Elsewhere, 599 Johnson Ave.
whole lotta good & bad with our fave local demons & some djinns from berlin LA and montevideo. costumes encouraged! HALL – Mia Carucci (Live), Mobilegirl, Byrell the Great, Dee Diggs, Lechuga Safiro, Oscar Nñ, Adam R. ZONE ONE – Pauli Cakes, Dois Rrao, Princess Peggie. LOFT – Aubade, Alejanora Sabillon & MeccaNYC. Hosted by – José Criagles-Unueta, Beaujangless & Ms. Z with MC Ms. McClarkson. For more information click here.
Scope Tonight Presents: Spooky Szn
9pm, additional details sent via email.
SPOOKY SZN is upon us! Start hallo-weekend off strong with Scope! Get ready for a night of frights and delights, and you just might meet your next boo. Music all night by @marikosmusic followed by @remeicethedj. Spook-tacular specialty cocktails available! Don’t miss your chance to win up to $100 at the costume contest. Costumes are STRONGLY encouraged! Tickets are invite only via email. Sign up on our website to receive your invite!
Halloqueen Wknd at Henrietta Hudson
9pm, free, Henrietta Hudson, 438 Hudson Street.
This Halloweekend, join the queens at Henrietta Hudson for dance parties and a costume contest — first prize is $500! For more information click here.
Sailor Boom Party – Halloween Edition
10pm, $15, Starr Bar, 214 Starr St.
Sailor Boom is a Hip Hop Cosplay Party founded in 2019 and run by HighGnx and Dimple. A POC and LGBTQ friendly party that encourages everyone to come dressed up in their Fandom (whether it be Black Panther, Sailor Moon, or Beyonce) and twerk it out. Click here for more details.
Disco Auntie Presents: Bollyween
8pm, $10, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Avenue.
Disco Auntie is a NYC dance party blending sounds from South Asia and beyond. QTBIPOC-centered, Disco Auntie is a space for music, art, and celebration. Find @discoauntie on Instagram and Soundcloud. Costumes are strongly encouraged for this Halloween-themed event. For more information click here.
South Street Seaport Museum – Queer History: Gay Liberation and “Queer Occultism”
6pm, free, The Green Room at Pier 17, 89 South Street.
South Street Seaport Museum announces Queer History: Gay Liberation and “Queer Occultism” on Sunday, October 28, 2022 at 6pm at The Green Room at Pier 17. The conversation will be led by Rachel Pitkin, a History PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. Advance registration is required. A complimentary toast is included. For more information, click here.
SATURDAY OCT 29
Slayerfest 98 Live: A Halloween Script Reading
2:30 pm, $16-$21, The Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St.
Join the Slayerfest 98 podcast fam as they do a live reading of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” season 2 episode “Halloween” for the episode’s 25th anniversary! There will be a live script reading, a discussion on the episode, drag numbers, a raffle, and more! Deluxe tickets come with a SF98 pin and sticker, plus 3 raffle tickets Featuring Ian Carlos Crawford, Ryan Houlihan, Ty Mitchell, Liv Kaufman, Gabe González, Tyler Mead & more! For more information click here.
Glitter The Party Presents: Sparkle & Spooks Sexy Costume Day Party!
3pm-9pm, free, Farewell Bar, 143 Troutman Street.
VIP table available, wax play by @turningviolet, sponsored by BLOOM app, music by Yoli Salado. Come sparkle in the shadows. For more information click here.
Queer Horror: A Discussion with Author Abigail Waldron
3:30, free, King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue.
Enjoy a discussion of Waldron’s book and a Q&A. Signed copies of “Queer Screams” are available for purchase! “The horror genre mirrors the American queer experience, both positively and negatively, overtly and subtextually, from the lumbering, flower-picking monster of Frankenstein (1931) to the fearless intersectional protagonist of the Fear Street Trilogy (2021). This is a historical look at the queer experiences of the horror genre’s characters, performers, authors and filmmakers. Offering a fresh look at the horror genre’s queer roots, this book documents how diverse stories have provided an outlet for queer people—including transgender and non-binary people—to find catharsis and reclamation. Freaks, dolls, serial killers, telekinetic teenagers and Final Girls all have something to contribute to the historical examination of the American LGBTQ+ experience. Ranging from psychiatry to homophobic fear of HIV/AIDS spread and, most recently, the alienation and self-determination of queer America in the Trump era, this is a look into how terror may repair a shattered queer heart.” For more information click here.
Dirty Circus Variety Show: Halloween Edition
6:30pm, $45-$55, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.
See the tricks, get your treats! Come enjoy creeps, freaks and fantastic acts of every variety for this super special spook-tacular Halloween edition of Dirty Circus! This manic monstrosity of circus acts, dance, drag, magic and live “performance art” will leave you hot, haunted and howling like never before. Bring your boo. Dress the f*ck up for a chance to dance on stage and win free drinks! For more information click here.
Euphoria- Halloween Costume Party
10:00 pm, $20, Rebel Cafe / The Rose Lounge, 96 Morgan Ave.
Show up for a night of Halloween madness at @rebelcafebk private lounge @therosebk. Two floors, outdoor lounge, sections available, plus a photobooth. Sounds by @vybzempress @king.charming9 @spinelli.nyc and @therealskittlez as host on the mic. It’s gonna be crazy! For more information click here.
Gayjoy x Leslie Presents: Dykey Hallows
10pm-4am, $25, 3 Dollar Bill, 260 Meserole St.
Leslie and GayJoy are teaming up to bring you DYKEY HALLOWS, the sexy, spooky, sapphic party of your Halloweekend dreams. Early bird tickets available now — link in bio. Beats by the iconic @babeitspurr and more talent to be announced! For more information click here.
Hot Rabbit’s HAUS OF VECNA LGBTQ+ Halloween Party!
10pm-6am, $25-$40, The Brooklyn Monarch, 23 Meadow Street.
Featuring: Your fave Hot Rabbit LGBTQ+ DJs! Live Musical, Vocal and Dance Performances, Your ~ HEAD WITCH ~ Emcee and Master of Ceremonies ANDREW BARRET COX, Vampy Vogue by the #Legendary HOUSE OF ORICCI and HOUSE OF BABYLON, Spooky Sexy Go-Go Magic by HONEY BURLESQUE, Freaky fun all over this MASSIVE indoor/outdoor warehouse-style venue! Food available til 4am! Last call drinks 3:45am. Witchy Live ‘Stranger Things’ Musical Performances! $500 Grand Prize Costume Contest, & More!
LGBTQIA Halloween Rooftop Event
10pm, free until 10pm with RSVP-$15, HK Hall, 605 W 48th Street.
Vyce NYC Pride and Unity Pride Presents: The BIGGEST LGBTQIA Halloween Rooftop Event. 2 levels, hookah, food, bottle service, drink specials For more info: Nydreamgyrl 646-260-6190 Kate of LGNYC 917-309-8124 DJ Missy B 718-755-3104 Exclusive Ent 646-342-1320
SUNDAY OCT 30
YKES! Presents: Mischief Night Double Feature
6pm, free, Project Parlor, 742 Myrtle Avenue.
BOO! We’re back and better than ever just in time for Halloween!! Join us SUNDAY, OCT 30 @ Project Parlor for a double feature — Death Becomes Her @ 6pm followed by Society @ 8pm. Costumes highly encouraged. For more information click here.
The Evil Queen’s Halloween Drag Brunch
12:30pm-2:30pm,$25, Queen, 247 Starr Street.
Join Pixel the Drag Jester and Nikita Petrovna as they present to you “The Evil Queen’s Drag Brunch,” a spooky drag spectacular featuring a miserable band of kooky creatures ordered by the Evil Queen to entertain her royal subjects (you!).Click here for more details.
Honey’s Devil Tea Dance
3pm-7pm, $10, Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St.
Ruby Quinn, Ravena Rose, Jasmine Spice, & Celine. A magical day party catered to + created by LGBTQ+ women in partnership with the Stonewall Inn and GirlnationNYC. Special Halloween edition. Music by DJ Chauncey. For more information click here.
Halloween LGBTQ+ Puff, Sip, and Paint Party
6pm, $55, Crown Heights Cafe, 764 Franklin Ave.
It’s Spooky Season!! Come for a 420 friendly Halloween paint party with your favorite lesbian/bi/queer women of color! Guests will take pre-drawn designs and turn them into our own colorful spectacular masterpieces! The painting session will be two hours and includes all the art supplies you’ll need, and you get to take your art home with you! There will be some great music and drinks to enjoy while you paint, and the backyard deck will be open for those who want to take a puff or two to get those creative juices flowing. For more information click here.
Dave’s Lesbian Bar Presents: Sunday Scaries
1pm-10pm, $10, LIC Beer Project, 39-28 23rd Street.
Hello there, spooky scary lesbians! Please join Dave’s Lesbian Bar for our Halloween pop-up! We’ve got a day of wholesome fun in the front and devious delights in the back. A brewery full of sin! For more information click here.
MONDAY OCT 31
Absolutely : A Halloween Drag Spectacular!
6:30pm-9:30pm, $15-$35, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.
This Halloween, blink through the haze and follow us down the dark, glittering spiral of ABSOLUTELY: A Drag Spectacular, told in three acts. Dive deep into the gayest void ever, treating you to a theatrical spectacle that brings the brilliance of drag center stage. Fall into our sinfully luxurious world of queer spectacle as you are whisked through sparkling night of drag, glamour, brilliance, and uncanny joy, led by sinister-sauve MC-Ringmaster-demon, God Complex. Witness THE very best that Brooklyn drag has to offer. you will not want to miss these gorgeous DRAG performances across the spectrum— from the best and brightest queens, kings, and in betweens. Serving you looks and acts of brilliant and devious proportions — all bigger and better than ever before. For more information click here.
Gala Of The Gone with Amber Valentine & Joopiter | Halloween
10pm, $40, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.
Light the candles, burn the fires, dance macabre. Dance for those who have passed and those yet to come. Honor this precious life, the afterlife and everything in between. LOOKS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. timeless spirits. healers and heathens. goddexx of the gone. past, present, future fantasies. be your best self. inspire and delight. death and decadance. light up the night. See inspiration HERE. Music: Amber Valentine, Joopiter. Experiences: libations & lounges · altars & offerings · seances & spectacles · blessings · healings & holistic happenings · tarot · performance art macabre. For more information click here.
Halloween Costume Contest At Cubbyhole
4pm-12am, free, Cubbyhole, 281 West 12th St.
Don your most spectacularly sapphic costume to have a chance to win a $150 Cubbyhole gift certificate!
The Parade After Party At Henrietta Hudson
10pm, free, Henrietta Hudson, 438 Hudson St.
The NYC Halloween Parade is one of biggest Halloween parties in the world, but what are you doing after it’s over? Come to Henrietta Hudson to get your ghoul on! For more information click here.
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