The Official NYC Halloween '09 Party Guide

by SARAH KUNST · October 27, 2009

    [Lydia Hearst, Halloween '08] Last week, we did a roundup of what all of our friends were dressing up as for Halloween, for inspiration for your own costumes. Today, we give you our list of where to go to party. We have a pretty exhaustive list of suggestions and like all good New Yorkers, we plan to start early and end late. Get your tickets and invites now because the celebrations start Today!  Also, if you see that we have missed something EMAIL US so we can make sure and add it to the list!

    Central Park Conservancy’s 14th Annual Halloween Ball When: Tue, October 27, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Where: Mid-Central Park at 72nd Street Why: This annual event brings out the best and most well heeled costumed revelers so expect to see costumes worthy of Marc Jacobs or Heidi Klum's infamous parties because with last year's prize winners taking home Chanel watches you can be sure this is the highest stakes contest of the holiday [Details]

    Thursday, October 29th:

    Digital Dumbo #10: Halloween Party When: Thu, October 29, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Where: Galapagos Art Space Why: Need to raise another round of angel investments and feel more comfortable doing it in costume? This is the place to be but one tip: dressing up as a Fail Whale is so 2008. [Details]

    Obliterati: Night Of The Living Dead Media When: Thu, October 29, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Where: Destination Bar Why: If Dumbo is too far away to get your nerd on, venture to the LES and join in on Nick Mcglynn's monthly geek get down. One hour open bar and enough bloggers and new mediaites to scare anyone [Details]


    Friday, October 30th:

    EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO'S YIC CELEBRATES DIA DE LOS MUERTOS When: Fri, October 30, 9:00 pm - 1:00 am Where: Museo del Barrio Why: The Day of the Dead starts early when the Young International Circle of El Museo del Barrio gathers for a Carnival influenced fiesta [Details]

    Rocky Horror Halloween Party at SPiN New York with Special Guest Susan Sarandon When: Fri, October 30, 9:00 pm - 4:00 am Where: SPiN Why: Susan Sarandon will be hosting this fan fest for the cult classic movie. Sing and dance along while showcasing your best ping-pong moves [Details]

    City of Hope-Future of Hope's A Night of Mischief When: Fri, October 30, 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm Where: Marquee Why: With Tinsley Mortimer, Gossip Girls and Whitney Port in attendance and the CW filming for a reality show this is one party at which to make sure you walk the orange carpet twice. [Details]

    Happy HallowMEME Party When: Fri, October 30, 9:00 pm - 4:00 am Where: Fontana’s Bar Why: Need a place to rock your "Balloon Boy" costume? Worried others won't get your Three Wolf Moon t-shirt homage? Head downtown and be as meta as you want to be at this party only Tumblr could love [Details] -

    The Yorkville Masked Ball When: Fri, October 30, 10:00 pm - 2:00 am Where: Union Club Why: Raise funds while having fun at this black tie benefit on All Hallow's Eve [Details]

    Saturday, October 31st:

    36th Annual Village Halloween Parade When: Sat, October 31, 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Where: West Village , 6th Ave - Spring to 21st st Why: Like riding the Staten Island Ferry and venturing into Time Square for New Year's, watching the Village Halloween Parade is an experience filled with scary make-up and truly creative takes on "sexy" outfits. Walking or watching, this is one more box to check off in the pursuit of becoming a true New Yorker [Details]

    Jagermeister Halloween Party When: Sat, October 31, 10:00 pm - 2:00 am Where: Amity Hall Why: After spotting the Jager float in the parade, the lucky attendees of this invite only party will be able to bomb the night away with all proceeds benefiting the National Hemophilia Foundation. Seriously. [Details]


    Social Life Magazine Halloween Bash When: Sat, October 31, 9:00 pm - 2:00 am Where: Skyline Studios Why: Reunite with your Hampton's crew for one night only. Costumes referencing all things out east are highly encouraged. [Details]


    Candyland Halloween When: Sat, October 31, 9:00 pm - 2:00 am Where: The Carlton Why: Steve Lewis and Nick Cohen will be hosting a super sweet Halloween party uptown for all the social types who would rather dance on tables than stand on shoulders parade watching [Details]


    Flavorpill Halloween party When: Sat, October 31, 9:00 pm - 3:00 am Where: Secret Brooklyn Location Why: Anyone coming from Manhattan can wear a suit and claim to be costumed as "Yuppie Scum", combine that with an open bar and this may be the most recession friendly Halloween party in all 5 boroughs [Details]


    The Cemetery at Revel When: Sat, October 31, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Where: Revel Why: The Koch twins are taking their signature party brunch to scary new heights as a warm up for an all-night baccanal and closing party for Cipriani Upstairs [Details]


    Day & Night HALLOWEEN When: Sat, October 31, 11:50 pm - 4:00 am Where: Cipriani Downtown Why: Daytime parties may be their forte, but Duale Groupe will be going all night long at the closing of Cipriani Upstairs [Details]


    Party with Super Model Jessica Hart on Halloween @ Southside When: Sat, October 31, 10:00 pm - 4:00 am Where: Southside Why: Half naked girls and preppy boys will make for perfectly fratty Halloween [Details]


    Halloween at the Hudson Hotel When: Sat, October 31, 9:00 pm - 4:00 am Where: Hudson Hotel Why: A multi-level fun land is the perfect place to live our your worst nightmares [Details]

    Southern Hospitality Annual Halloween Bash When: Sat, October 31, 10:00 pm - 4:00 am Where: Southern Hospitality Why: Justin Timberlake might not show, but with cheap drinks, fried pickles, and your choice of costumed UESers to take home, you won't even mind [Details]



    The Annual BoBo Masquerade Ball When: Sat, October 31, 9:00 pm - 2:00 am Where: Bobo Why: This favorite West Village boite is holding its annual masked blowout [Details]

    Halloween Evening with Carlos Quirarte and The Smile When: Sat, October 31, 10:00 pm - 3:00 am Where: Invite Only Why: It may not be the Jane but it'll be the same crowd at this hipper than thou Halloween party. [Details]

    The Haunted Hotel - Halloween at AC's The Chelsea, designed by

    Steve Lewis When: Sat, October 31, 9:00 pm - 4:00 am

    Where: The Chelsea

    Why: If the Indian Summer is still around this weekend, hitting up the beach and casinos in Atlantic City just may be the ticket. Round out your weekend with the scariest night in New Jersey since your last bachelor party [Details]