|Getting geared up, parties, and ghost stories…
Kids will love Fright at the Museum, the Museum of Natural History's 15th annual Halloween celebration, Sunday, October 31st, 2-5pm, $10.
Costume sources. (Just please don't go as Christine O'Donnell. Thank you.)
‣ Creative Costume
‣ Frankie Steinz
‣ New York Costumes
Nothing quite like the celebration at St. John the Divine where they do an annual screening of Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (the Great Organ accompanies), followed by a Procession of the Ghouls. October 29th, 7 and 10pm, $20.
Party time at Webster Hall, and places like Capitale, produced by Joonbug.
Opening October 29th at Last Rites Gallery, 511 W. 33rd [10th/11th] 212.529.0666, their 3rd annual 13th Hour group exhibit: paintings, photographs, and sculpture celebrating the Halloween season.
On Sunday, October 31st at 7 and 9pm, Spine Tingling & True: Ghost Stories of the Merchant's House Museum, $25, an annual sellout.
From Manhattan Fruitier, adorable white chocolate ghosts. $28
Oíche Shamhna, the Irish equivalent (roughly) of Halloween, is celebrated at the Irish Arts Center on Saturday, October 23rd, 1pm. $5. Reserve at 212.757.3318, ext 202. Erin Go Boo.
Today on Wish You Were Here:
skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious
Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.
fri -sun 12-6pm: take a self-guided tour of 50+ artists studios at the high line open studios tour, free
fri-sat 8pm: dueling harps! performance artist ann magnuson and adam dugas belt out pink floyd, lee hazlewood, kraftwerk and baroque ditties while alexander rannie and mia theodoratus fight to the death on harp. bonus: puppets! abrons arts center, $20.
sat 10am-5pm: the red hook harvest festival features fall fun like pumpkin carving, face painting, live music, farm tours, a cider press, more!
sat 10am-6pm: grub street teams up with the hester street fair to bring top street eats together into one foodie block party. hester + essex st.
sun 11am-4:30pm: celebrate the 10th annual nyc international pickle day at broome st. bet. orchard + ludlow. mmm… pickles!