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By Gary Duff | October 23, 2018 | Culture
Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by taking part in some of the city's most spooktacular parties? See and be seen at these six hotly anticipated ghoulish gatherings happening this weekend through Halloween.
Every year, The McKittrick Hotel draws visitors far and wide for its annual Halloween party and this year should be no different. The masquerade extravaganza, set to take part over three days (October 26, 27, and 31), invites guests to roam the hotel's many rooms, filled with live entertainment and surprises around every corner. Sip on a few drinks as your explore The McKittrick starting at 10:15 p.m. (9:15 p.m. on Halloween), just after "Sleep No More" ends, a MacBeth-inspired experience also offered by the hotel. So grab your best witch, vampire, or monster outfit and head to The McKittrick. A decadent all-black occult-inspired outfit also works. Tickets for each spooky night are available online now. 530 W. 27th St., New York, 212-904-1883
This Governor's Island bash, happening on both October 26 and 27, is gathering over 125 performers, dozens of musicians, and DJs from around the world to celebrate Halloween. Performances and installations around the island will be staged throuout to create an immersise multi-sensory experience for guests. You won't want to miss this uber mysterious underground Halloween party everyone will be talking about. Reserve your tickets at howdidourdreamsenduplikethis.com.
The epic Circoloco Halloween party is due back in Brooklyn this Halloween and is already one of the season's hottest tickets. Expect for The Martinez Brothers, Peggy Gou, and Blond:ISH to hit the stage and for Virgil Abloh to DJ a portion of the party. Festivities starts at 10 p.m. and runs all night through 6 a.m. We recommend getting your tickets now, as a final round was just released to the public for the Saturday, October 27 party. 63 Flushing Ave., Building 28, Brooklyn
Mark your calendars for the City of Gods (October 27), presented by House of Yes and Zone, in Brooklyn. The party, an endless four-floor maze of temples and altars (inspired by Greek mythology) for guests to play in, is hosted at Grand Prospect Hall and features several Burning Man camps from Disco Knights to Mayan Warrior and Pink Mammoth. Don't miss a mix of international and local DJs set to play throughout the night, and an opportunity to drink at one of the spaces 10 bars or snack on a few decedent bites. Partygoers are encouraged to "dress for the gods" in "extravagant, imaginative, creative looks." Tickets for the event can only be purchased on Eventbrite. Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave., Brooklyn
New York City's queen of nightlife Susanne Bartsch is set to take over The Standard, High Line, home to her famed On Top parties, yet again this Halloween (October 31). Grab a friend and head to the 18th floor of the hotel for a Halloween show you're sure to never forget. 848 Washington St., New York, 212-645-4646
It's clear Hospital 849 is one of the most hotly anticipated Halloween parties of them all this season. With headliners including rap legend Lil Kim, Real Housewife of New York star Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, and Drag Race Season 7 winner Violet Chachki, partygoers are sure to be entertained when they pop by Second at Kimpton Hotel Eventi. Tickets to the event grant you access to the open bar, which opens at 9 p.m., and performances, as well as music from The Misshapes, Ty Sunderland, and Erik Izquierdo. We recommend you get your tickets now. Second at Kimpton Hotel Eventi, 849 6th Ave., New York
Photography courtesy The McKittrick Hotel; courtesy Robin Souma