Crushed by the anxiety of what costume to wear? Completely disinterested in wading your way through a crowd of drunk (soon to be crying) sexy cats? If you’re somewhere past your Halloween rager stage but still want to celebrate the spooky holiday, New York has plenty of arts related options to keep you busy all weekend.
Blood Suckers: A Show About Vampires at Good Work Gallery (Manhattan)
A whole show dedicated to works inspired by vampires!
Opening: Saturday 31st from 7 pm – 10 pm (FREE)
Hate Cave’s Halloween of Eternal Damnation: Exhibition Curated by Ellis Gallagher at 17 Frost (Brooklyn)
The show will feature works that explore “death, destruction, and carnage” as well as a performance by HATECAVE and a costume contest.
The Poison Big Apple at MoMA PS1 (Long Island City)
Okay fine, this is a party- but it’s hosted at the art museum and features live performances by renowned artists.
Saturday, October 31st 8PM to 12AM (TICKETS: $15)
Monster Mash-Ups Movie Series: The Rocky Horror Picture Show at McCarren Park Pool Deck (Brooklyn)
This movie is a masterpiece of cinema and has inspired countless artists and film makers.
Friday, October 30, 6:00 p.m.–7:45 p.m. (FREE)
And for those of you completely disinterested in celebrating the holiday, there are countless great art openings that will allow you to avoid costumed city-dwellers.
The Whitney Museum (Manhattan)
Open Friday & Saturday: 10:30am to 10pm, Sunday: 10:30am-6pm. Free guided tours available.
Tickets: $22/adults & $18 for students
Invisible Dog Art Center (Brooklyn)
Opening Reception: Saturday October 31 from 6 to 10pm (FREE)
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (Manhattan)
Incredible sculptor Mark Manders will have his first gallery show in the United States since representing the Netherlands at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.
Open 10:00 AM – 6:00 pm (FREE)