Spooky, Sexy, & Sapphic: 17 Queer Halloween Parties In NYC

Thanks to us being #vaxedandwaxed, we are free to reenter the debaucherous, sparkling, hedonistic, and glorious world of LGBTQ+ nightlife.

Happy (almost) Halloween, GO babes! Thanks to us being #vaxedandwaxed, we are free to reenter the debaucherous, sparkling, hedonistic, and glorious world of LGBTQ+ nightlife. This resurgence of party culture and our collective urge to reemerge into the glitter has added an extra layer of litness to this year’s Halloween festivities. Here are some spooky and sapphic parties we can’t wait to see you at this month.


Frolic Burlesque Trick or Treat
8pm, $20, C’mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Avenue
Hosted by Uncle Freak, Frolic Burlesque Trick or Treat welcomes an eclectic all-Black cast of stellar drag kings and burlesque artists. Guests can look forward to a night of debauchery, outstanding performances, raffle prizes from Black-owned businesses, and more.


Dromedary Burlesque: BLOOD BATH
9pm, free, Dromedary Urban Tiki Bar, 266 Irving Avenue
I LOVE BURLESQUE is about to get bloody AF. Blood Bath will feature dancing and stripping that B-movie lovers and horror addicts will especially love. Eat your hearts out because this will be one hell of a show.


Halloween Queeraoke!
8pm, $10, Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan Street
Join Dyke Beer for Halloween Queeraoke! Come belt out your favorite tunes with fabulous hosts, Desi and Ellyn. Costumes are encouraged and guests must show proof of vaccination.

SCOPE Libra Szn
Sign up for invite and info at https://www.scopetonight.com/
Libras! It’s your time to shine (we know you like being the center of attention 😉) So get ready to party with SCOPE once again on Friday, October 22! With ANELIM spinning your favorite beats and a specialty drink meant for the stars. Stay tuned, tickets will be on sale soon!


Paul’s Halloween Party
Pauls, 8pm, 283 Nostrand Ave
Drink specials, costume contests, and more await you at this super cute & queer Halloween party!


House Gayjoy Presents: Dykey Hallows
9pm, $20, Farewell Bar, 143 Troutman Street
House Gayjoy wants you to celebrate the gayest holiday of all with them. Break out your dykeist, sluttiest, witchiest, kinkiest, and spookiest looks, and come to Farewell Bar and dance the night away with beats by @milathemonstar. Costumes are mandatory!

Queer Social Laser Tag Halloween Edition
7pm-11pm, $25 adv/$30 door, Bowlmor Chelsea Piers, Pier 60
Celebrate Halloween at Queer Social’s safe socializing event of unlimited lasertag and bowling. If you don’t want to play, don’t sweat it! Enter the costume contest and win fun prizes. Drink specials and full dining menu will be available. Proof of vaccination required.


Halloween Night Hunt w/ Sweets
4pm-9pm, through 10/31, $50, O Museum in The Mansion, 2020 O Street NW
Celebrate the BOO season on this zany treasure hunt. Have fun searching for autumn and Halloween-themed items found only at The Mansion. Come in costume and have a spooktacular time exploring the 100 room Mansion decorated special for Halloween. Proceeds from tours will go to support the artist-in-residence, heroes, and other programs at O Street Museum.

D20 Burlesque presents Monster Smash!
7pm, $20-$125, The Parkside Lounge, 317 E Houston Street
Come see D20 Burlesque’s October show, celebrating those creatures who are the backbone of classic and modern horror, the monsters! Their Friday October 29 show will include scintillating and scary performances from BB Heart, Tallulah Talons, Noctua, and many more.


Hot Rabbit’s The Witching Hour LGBTQ+ Halloween
10pm-4am, $25-30, The Brooklyn Monarch, 23 Meadow Street
Fully vaccinated revelers, come enjoy a night of dancing at Hot Rabbit’s big queer Halloween in a sexy new venue. Enjoy a live band, your fave DJs, spooky sexy Go-Go Magic by members of The House of Olympus, Honey Burlesque, and more! Be sure to arrive by midnight to be entered into the costume contest!

Nightmare On All Hallow’s Eve
9pm-6am, $25-30, Helen’s, 22 ½ Ninth Avenue
Cynthia Russo, DJ Missy B, LasReinasNYC & LoverGirlNYC bring you a night of frights, dancing, hookah, and drinks in the heart of the Meatpacking District. The night will be hosted by girlNationNYC and full of iconicity and fun. Dress to impress for a chance to win the horror themed costume contest.

Dave’s Lesbian Bar Halloween Pop-Up
2pm-8pm, $10, The Letlove Inn, 27-20 23rd Avenue
Dave is at it again! Join them this month for a spooky day of drag and burlesque performances before another awesome lineup of queer-led bands. Entry fee for this month’s pop-up will go towards Dave’s goal of raising one month of rent for their friends at the Astoria Food Pantry.

Monster Ball 21
9pm, $50 GA $75 VIP, Palladium Time Square, 1515 Broadway
The seventh anniversary of Monster Ball promises to be bigger and better than ever, with more prizes, sexier and wilder acts, and a selection of the top local and international DJs! This night of signature diabolical mischief and mayhem behind the velvet ropes is surely not for the timid or the faint at heart.


Queer Runnings BK (QRBK) Halloween Run & Social
11am, free, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Join Queer Runnings on Halloween for a run around Brooklyn Bridge Park/Gowanus area. Runs are open to queer women, trans, and non-binary folks of all running levels. RSVP via the website.

You’ve Been Infected Halloween Party
5pm, $10-15, Katch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Avenue
Enjoy a Halloween day party at Katch Astoria. Come out, mingle, and dance to DJ Whitney spinning Latin, Hip Hop, Old School, House and TOP 40. Costumes are encouraged and will be rewarded with a cash prize!

Candlelight Halloween: A Haunted Evening of Classical Compositions at The Bell House
6:30pm or 9pm, $30-$50, The Bell House, 149 7th Street
Get ready for a performance of some haunted classical music like you’ve never heard before. Fever’s Candlelight is an intimate performance set in a historical building that is almost as stunning as the pieces you’ll hear. Savor the music in a uniquely romantic atmosphere created by flickering candlelight and the other classical music lovers.

Purge Rooftop Halloween Party
11pm, free before 11:30pm, Harbor NYC, 621 W 46th Street
Dress in your best costume and celebrate Halloween at Harbor NYC Rooftop. See you there, babes!

Happy Halloween! If you are hosting or know of a Halloween LGBTQ+ event, list it on gomag.com here.

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