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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, Halloween party edition

1. Take a tour of local art at Greenpoint Gallery Night, the 15th neighborhood gallery crawl spotlighting exhibition spaces and other venues that host exhibits throughout Greenpoint. (Friday, Greenpoint, FREE)

2. Get seriously spooked at The Ridgewood Slaughterhouse and experience true horror as you try to escape this fun, interactive and terrifying haunted attraction at the hands of an extremist demonic cult. (Fri-Sun, The Deep End, $15-30)

3. Ford the river at Masquerade Macabre: Ghost Town on the Oregon Trail, an all-night spectacle of atmosphere, costumery and diverse entertainments, live music, dancing, circus arts and late-night revelry, as you try to make it through the Oregon Trail. (Fri & Sat, secret location, $35+)

4. Dance through 3 floors of music at Halloween Massacre, where each floor is a different genre, going from emo and pop punk to 90’a grunge to indie electronic, with a prize for best costume. (Friday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $20)

5. Keep things hot and sweaty at Wet Haunt American Summer Halloween Party for a spooky dance party celebrating things that go bunk in the night, featuring DJs, photo booth, spiked drink specials, a costume contest, and 100 pounds of candy. (Friday, Littlefield, $7-10)


Watch aliens and creatures wrestle (#10). Photo via.

6. Celebrate this month at Oktoberfest, a festive outdoor soiree featuring live music, German beers, lawn games, food from Kotti Berliner Döner Kebab, raffles prizes, and more. (Saturday, Industry City, FREE-$30)

7. Shop for your favorite Scorpio at Zodiac Market: Scorpio and find something for your devoted and seductive scorpion, with curiosities, antiques, herbal beauty, spell candles, and much more. (Saturday, Catland, FREE)

8. Be awed by the last great wilderness at The Arctic Refuge Experience, a one-of-a-kind art installation where you’ll experience a year in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and get up close and personal with herds of caribou, arctic foxes, polar bears, and more. (Fri-Sun, 25 Kent Ave, $10)

9. Rock out at the Hartstop Halloween House Show and see an evening of spooky cover sets by bands such as The Ramones, Misfits, Sex Bob-omb, Josie & the Pussycats and more. (Saturday, Hartstop, $8-10)

10. See monsters and robots battle at Kaiju Big Battel and Ultramechatron Team Go, where evil villains, menacing alien beasts, and giant, city-crushing monsters threaten to destroy the planet Earth and must be battled in the wrestling ring. (Saturday, The Bell House, $15)

11. Yowl with the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, where greed, sins of the past, and desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. (Saturday, Gallery Players, $20-25)

Celebrate things that go bunk in the night at the skint’s Wet Haunt American Summer Halloween Party! Keep things hot and sweaty for just a little longer and celebrate things that go bunk in the night with a Halloween blowout featuring music spun by DJs Brendan & Bianca, a photo booth, spiked drink specials, a costume contest, and 100 pounds of free candy. Friday (10/25) at 10:30pm, $7 in advance, $10 at the door. More Info & Tix (Sponsored)

12. Wear your costume to The Island of Doctor Moreau, a Halloween costume party hosted by Tanya Solomon, with live music from Hard Nips, Funkrust Brass Band, and The YeahTones, with an early Cartoon Carnival Frightfest. (Saturday, Rubulad, $15-20)

13. Put your dancing shoes on for Night of the Living Float where the DJs will curate the perfect soundtrack to lead you on an utterly unique dance party adventure through New York’s parks, plazas, and hidden spaces. (Sat-Sun, Soda Bar, $25-35)

14. Come back to life at Rock is Dead IV, a night of ghoulish delights and rock acts brought back to life with some Brooklyn’s best bands, with The B52Gees (B52’s, Bee Gees and Fugees) and Halloween and Oats. (Saturday, Unit J, $1215)

15. Things’ll get weird at Phantom Creep Theatre: Re-Animator and see Stuart Gordon’s classic film with sanity-searing creatures conjured before your very eyes, the weirdest show they’ve cooked up so far. (Saturday, Coney Island USA, $20)


Experience the immersive Arctic wilderness (#8). Photo via.

16. Bring upstate to the city at East River State Park Fall Festival for a morning of pumpkin picking, games, music and lots of fun. (Sunday, East River State Park, FREE)

17. Be sketchy at SKTCH BKLYN: Green-Wood Cemetery and bring your paper, notebook, digital tablet, pens and pencils and/or paints and join an afternoon of sketching buildings, people, flora, fauna – whatever your heart desires. (Sunday, Greenwood Cemetery, FREE)

18. Perform experiments at The Dither Extravaganza, a raucous festival of creative music and art showcasing a cross-section of New York’s diverse experimental music scene, featuring artists whose backgrounds span jazz, classical, metal, pop, and electronica. (Sunday, Frost Gallery, $12)

19. Have a spooky night at Return of the Witching Hour, an evening featuring music, performance art, puppetry, film, ritual, dance, tarot, aura photography, cackles, and crystal gazing, simple psychomancy, and much more. (Sunday, The City Reliquary, $10)

20. Swim in the OSHUN with Jitwam, an independent hip hop/soul duo and the sonic manifestation of Afrofuturism, connecting with the spirit of their ancestors to manifest a sweeter tomorrow for us all. Plus free PBR from 9-10. (Sunday, Market Hotel, $20)

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