pencil it in: get your spook on

October 24- April 29: Get Your Scream On

Edvard Munch’s infamous painting The Scream comes to New York for a six month run at the MoMA. Clocking in at $120 million, The Scream is the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction and a true icon of global art history. Museum of Modern Art- MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street, 212 708 9400, Wed-Mon 10:30 AM- 5:30 PM, $25

October 26: Dread the Night

Staten Island’s Richmond Town relives its’ haunted past with Dread of Night, a self-guided storytelling experience. The tour will take you through some “hauntingly” lovely buildings where you’ll come upon characters of the past in what promises to be a truly spooky adventure. Historic Richmond Town, 7 PM, $10, reservations required, 718 351 1611 ext. 281

October 26-28: A Laughing Devil

The She-Devil Comedy Festival is back for its’ second year, bringing funny women from all over America to the stage for this comedy showdown. Take the usual spook out of the season and laugh for a bit at one of the various performances this weekend. Calendar and ticket information can be found on the Laughing Devil Comedy Club official site. Various times and locations

October 27: Macabre Masquerade

This Saturday night, the Brooklyn Lyceum will host the Fourth Annual Masquerade Macabre Halloween Party, an event that is sure ensue fright. The all night bash will include two dance floors, burlesque and aerial trapeze performances and live music. Costumes are required and remember, the darker the better. Full event info and ticket purchase can be found here. Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 Fourth Ave, Brooklyn, $20 and up

October 28: Halloween for Foodies

Enjoy Halloween in true foodie spirit this Sunday at the GastroBall, a culinary costume party. Come dressed as your favorite culinary creation to the Halloween extravaganza co-hosted by the Brooklyn Brewery and Brooklyn Kitchen. The $10 entry free includes a beer token and bag of artisanal candies in true Halloween spirit. Additional specialty brews can be purchased for just $5. Best of all, all proceeds benefit the Brooklyn Kitchen’s Classrooms in the Kitchen program, bringing the culinary arts and nutritional knowledge to New York City public schools. Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th Street, Brooklyn, 7-10 PM, $10

October 31: A Halloween Tradition

The Village Halloween Parade is a not to miss New York classic. Join the 50,000+ crowd for a night of mischief on Sixth Ave. The evening is guaranteed to feature some of the scariest, most innovative and imaginative costumes of the year in a street party that will run well into the night. For full parade information, click here to visit the official site. Sixth Ave from Spring Street to 16th Street, 7- 10:30 PM

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