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Broke-Ass Halloween Fun in New York City

Updated: Oct 22, 2012 22:57
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Halloween is about a week away and you might find yourself with nothing to do, because you spent so much time thinking of a costume to wear. Luckily we have a few activities that will be easy on your pockets, while allowing you and your friends to have some fun.

Puppetry Arts presents the 8th Annual Haunted Halloween Carnival

Here’s something for the kids to enjoy! Puppetry Arts presents the 8th Annual Haunted Halloween Carnival at the 1st Street Recreation Center on Saturday, October 27th from 11am-4pm. The event will include games, activities, and tons of FREE giveaways for kids and families of all ages.

Activities will include arts & crafts like mask making, spider puppet making, cookie decorating, and face-painting. Fun games such as ring toss, ski-ball, kid golf, Bouncy Castle, and a basketball toss will be available for the more hyperactive children in attendance. There will also be live performances by local bands and puppet shows including Puppetry Art’s very own Grizzel the Monster Cooking Demo with Cabot Cheese.

Make sure to get their early because FREE Gift Bags will be given to the first 200 kids. I’d like to reassure parents that you don’t have to worry about spending too much money. Everything is fairly inexpensive, including the $2 Crafts & Activities, $2 Hot Dogs, Cotton Candy, & Pop Corn, $3 Haunted House, $4 Bouncy Castle. There will also be FREE giveaways and prizes all day!

So bring your little monsters and dress them up as civilized children, so they can enjoy a fun day with Puppetry Arts!
The 8th Annual Haunted Halloween Carnival is sponsored by Regal Cinemas, Soccer Stars, State Farm, Arts for All, 7 Eleven of 5th Ave, Poland Spring, Gourmet Croissants, Elope, Dave & Busters, Madame Tussauds, and many more! For more information about Puppetry Arts and their charity work, please visit their site HERE.

Puppetry Arts presents the 8th Annual Haunted Halloween Carnival
Saturday, October 27th from 11am-4pm
1st Street Recreation Center
512 Carroll Street 1st Street (between 3rd and 4th Ave.)
[Park Slope]

Chelsea Sound: A Not-For-Profit Festival of Experimental Sound

If you’re looking for some new innovative music, you can head over to one of four locations in Chelsea for the non-profit music festival, Chelsea Sound presented by Printed Matter, Eyebeam, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), and Family Business.

This day-long event devoted to music in contemporary art—artists who make work with sound and musicians who draw inspiration from art. Performances are FREE and open to the public and will run between 2-9 PM. Schedule times to be announced soon. Join the Facebook event HERE.

You have the option of attending one of the locations from the event, or you could float around to all four. It’s up to you and it is FREE.

Chelsea Sound
Saturday, October 27th from 2-9pm
Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Ave
Eyebeam is located at 540 West 21st
Electronic Arts Intermix is located at 535, West 22nd, 5th fl
Family Business is located at 520 West 21st

Triv Works presents Halloween Trivia Night at The Bell House on Monday, October 29th
Our friends over at Triv Works will be throwing the Ultimate Halloween Pop Culture Trivia Night on Monday, October 29th at the Bell House in Brooklyn. NY1 morning news anchor, Pat Kierman, will be the special host for the evening. You’ll be tested on your knowledge of the greatest scary movies, television specials, ghouls, ghosts, monsters, costumes and candy of all time. You will have the option of full room or 1-on-1 trivia, Halloween prizes and an incredible costume contest!

But here’s the best part—the Trivia Shuttle will be picking patrons up in Midtown Manhattan to the Bell House, and after the night is over it will drop you back off in Union Square. That’s awesome. The shuttle service is brought to you by On Location Tours and advance registration is required.

Triv Works presents Halloween Trivia Night
Monday, October 29th at 7pm
Tickets: $26
The Bell House
149 7th Street

Triv Works presents Permanent New Yorkers: Tour & Trivia Night at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery on Thursday, November 1st

If Halloween is scary enough for you, then hop on over to Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. You will be able to take an exclusive moonlight guided tour of the celebrated cemetery grounds, which will then be followed by the main event—a festive team trivia night. You will have the chance to win some cool prizes which include local bar tabs, Green-Wood memberships/event passes and incredible books.

Triv Works presents Permanent New Yorkers: Tour & Trivia Night
Thursday, November 1st at 8pm
Tickets: $25
Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street

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My father came, my mother saw...and I conquered. I encourage children to do drugs, I buy alcohol for teenagers, and I drink beer with the homeless. In my spare time, I attend art galleries for the FREE booze while rubbing elbows with modish elephants. I also hammer six-inch nails into small penises. Stuart knighted me as Broke-Ass King of New York. You've been warned.