Join 5 of Our Favorite Halloween Art Events In New York This Week

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THURSDAY, October 29

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: Till Death Do Us Part at the Angel Orensanz Foundation
El Museo del Barrio and the Junior Council present a benefit to raise funds for arts education. Celebrate their “twist” on the Mexican holiday with a DJ set by Nina Sky, video installations by Nat Castañeda an an artist intervention by the Fortoul Brothers, who are avid muralists and mischief makers.

Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street, New York, NY from 8-11 p.m.

FRIDAY, October 30


Still from Nosferatu. Image: Wikipedia.

Nosferatu Film Screening and Live Music at the Morgan Library & Museum
Watch F.W. Murnau’s silent horror film accompanied by a live score by Ben Model, who refers to himself as “one of the nation’s leading silent film accompanists.” This cinema classic is based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic novel, Dracula.

The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY at 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, October 31

Image: Courtesy of MoMA PS1.

Gazelle Paulo, Scooter LaForge, Susanne Bartsch and Amanda Lepore. Image: Courtesy of MoMA PS1.

Halloween Ball with Susanne Bartsch at MoMA PS1
Celebrate the holiday in style at the 4th annual Halloween Ball, aka “The Poison Big Apple.” Dance until midnight in your most outrageous costume. (Pasties are not included in the ticket price.)

MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY from 8-12 a.m.

critical halloween demo

Critical Halloween: DEMO at DCTV
The Storefront for Art and Architecture mixes revelry with reflection at their annual Halloween event, where the costumes are always inventive. There’s a competition for best costume, so be prepared for a night of intellectual debate around art and architectural production in New York City while doing your best Donald Trump imitation.

Downtown Community Television Center, 87 Lafayette Street, New York, NY at 9 p.m.


Hallowanus V at The Gowanus Studio Space
The beloved Gowanus Studio space is hosting a dance party, a photo booth, and a whole lot of weirdo artists, so bring some courage along with your costume, as this fête usually lasts well into the morning.

The Gowanus Studio Space, 166 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY from 9-4 a.m.

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