🎃 nyc issues guidelines for coronaween: wear a mask on top of your mask. >>

🎃 the 13 most haunted places in the city. h/t @thebriefly >>


🎃 ongoing: ghosts of greenwich village tour: go on a 90-minute ghost tour of the village, hitting 10 haunted locations including mark twain’s house of death, the jefferson market library, and more. starts in washington square park. $25. >>

🎃 ongoing: beetle house bar: every day is halloween at beetle house bar, which reopened just in time for the season at a new location (next door) in the east village. >>

sat + sun 10am-6pm (ongoing): greenpoint terminal market moves indoors: the open-air market that opened in august has moved indoors for the season, with enough space for 100 distanced vendors. covid-19 safety measures will be enforced. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), free admission. >>

🎃 sat + sun (open weekends and select holidays): brooklyn children’s museum reopens: the kids are alright at the brooklyn children’s museum (crown heights), which opens its doors this weekend for socially distanced rooftop halloween (sat) and día de los muertos (sun) programming. $13. >>

🎃 thru sun: día de los muertos at green-wood: visitors are invited to bring personal ofrendas (offerings), including including flowers, photographs and notes, to a large-scale community altar created by artist scherezade garcía at green-wood cemetery’s historic chapel. free. >>

🎃 thru sun: rubulad presents: ghoul-a-rama or fun house from hell: catch a fright at this live, outdoor ‘haunted house art show,’ presented by long-running brooklyn party group rubulad, featuring a revolving lineup of 18 visual artists, video creators, musicians, and actors. location revealed with ticket purchase, $10-20. >>

🎃 sat: halloween pumpkin hunt: inspired by the rainbow map from spring, bococa, park slope, and other (mostly) brooklyn residents are putting handmade pumpkins in their windows as part of a quarantine ‘i spy’ game. >>

🎃 sat: free cookie!: dress up and pop into your local insomnia cookies store for a free cookie today. no purchase necessary. >>

🎃 sat (ends today): free doughnut!: wear your costume to a krispy kreme shop for a free doughnut today. plus, purchase a dozen donuts of any variety, and get a bonus ‘sweet or treat’ dozen for just $1 at participating locations. >>

🎃 sat 10am: let’s make candy corn from scratch: candy corn lovers (we know you’re out there!) can learn to make the original, 19th century version of the halloween staple during this class taught by culinary historian sarah lohman. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $18. >>

sat 11:15am-5:15pm: out/with/in: immerse yourself in an outdoor sonic happening that blurs the lines between audience and performer, concert and installation, and sound and space, featuring music by marina rosenfeld, alec hall, sarah hennies, and david bird. governors island, free. >>

🎃 sat 12pm: village halloween parade (online, tiny puppet edition): like just about every event, the annual village halloween parade has been canceled due to coronavirus. in its place, organizers have put together a 15 minute streaming parade featuring miniature puppets designed by 30 artists. online, free. >>

🎃 sat 12-6pm: soho art walk: halloween edition: street and graffiti artists create storefront murals right before your eyes during this live outdoor painting event taking place along soho streets. free. >>

🎃 sat 1pm (note: time listed may be pacific standard time): crowning the pumpkin king: the making of a disney nightmare: artists and creators behind the tim burton’s the nightmare before christmas (1993), discuss the making of the modern classic and memories from working on set alongside burton. presented by the walt disney family museum in san francisco. online, $10. >>

🎃 sat 3-7pm: bushwig’s amercian horror story: drag performers take over bushwick’s maria hernandez park for an early evening of fabulousness. donations welcome/encouraged. >>

🎃 sat 4pm: goth industrial cardio dance party: halloween home edition: break a sweat while working out to the spooky sounds of nine inch nails, kmfdm, and more. online, donation-based admission. >>

sat 6pm: the undies screening: watch animated films created by sva bfa animation students during this screening and awards show, where prizes will be given for best in show, best animation, best production design, best soundtrack, best story, and ‘dirty undies’ distinctions. presented by the school of visual arts. online, free. >>

🎃 sat 7pm: silent arkestra/silent film: the silent arkestra performs a live improvised music score to a classic silent horror film at the plaxall gallery’s outdoor beer garden. the plaxall gallery (lic), free. >>

🎃 sat 7pm: the nightmare before christmas benefit concert: tony award-winner james monroe iglehart (broadway’s aladin) and a cast of broadway friends will perform a benefit concert of songs from tim burton’s the nightmare before christmas, using only items and clothing found around their house combined with a little imagination. online, $4.99 admission will benefit the lymphoma research foundation and the actors fund. >>

🎃 sat 7pm (monthly): the drunk texts: thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games and improvisation. tonight: thou wilt scream, robert price’s shakespearean adaptation of scream. online, $10 suggested donation. >>

🎃 sat 7-10pm: giant spider descends over greenwich village: the village halloween parade is canceled, but puppeteer basil twist’s iconic 10-foot-wide spider will still crawl into your halloween heart as it makes its way down the tower of the jefferson market library. free. >>

🎃 sat 7:30pm: full moon gowanus halloween voyage: bark at the moon while paddling your way through the gowanus. costume optional. sponsored by the gowanus dredgers canoe club boathouse. $25. >>

🎃 sat 10pm: the rocky horror show livestream with tim curry to raise money for wisconsin democratic party: stars tim curry, barry bostwick and nell campbell are coming together for a one-night only livestream and fundraiser with some help from guests jason alexander, lance bass, rosario dawson, and many others, plus performances by fall out boy, bob weir + wolf bros, and more. online, donation-based. >>


Multi-talented artist, choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer Bill T. Jones has been commissioned by Brooklyn Public Library to present the next Message from the Library lecture. On November 8 at 7:00 pm, his message, entitled “At Risk,” will consider the powers of language, performance and perception, as well as their limits.

Message from the Library lectures ask leading cultural figures to reflect on today’s most precarious issues and is part of BPL’s mission to convene diverse voices in the Library’s safe space to have meaningful dialogue about the political, economic, social and cultural issues of the day.

Register for this free Zoom event today at

This event is accessible for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Message from the Library is made possible through support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).


sun 2am: daylight savings time ends: when planning your day, remember that clocks move back an hour starting at 2am.

sun thru 2/6/2021: degree zero: drawing at midcentury: the museum of modern art’s newest exhibition, degree zero: drawing at midcentury, brings together 80 works on paper created between 1948 and 1961 by louise bourgeois, yayoi kusama, henri matisse, jackson pollock, alfredo volpi, and many others. museum of modern art (midtown), $25 general, $18 seniors, $14 students. >>

🎃 sun 11am-2pm: pumpkin smash!: give your gourd new life by smashing it and turning it into compost for astoria park’s tree canopy. astoria park at ditmars blvd + 19th st, free admission. >>

sun: the queen’s gambit: jodie foster interviews director scott frank and the cast of netflix’s limited series the queen’s gambit about the making of the show–capturing competitive chess on film, telling an unconventional story about addiction, and creating a female character operating in a male-dominated game. presented by 92y. online, free (donations welcome). >>

🎃 sun 7:30pm: fashionably strange: a history of victorian creepiness: what made victorians the true masters of the macabre? get the heebie-jeebies as you learn about the professional mourning clothes, taxidermy, bizarre photography, communication with the spirit world, and obsession with death that gave victorians their creepy reputation during a talk by photographer, artist, and researcher j.r. pepper. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $6. >>


we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

stay safe and healthy.

– the skint

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