A spooky Halloween starts with fun on-and-off campus events. Whether you’re sick of trick-or-treating or want to bar hop at parties during the holiday, the Kingsman has got you covered. Our staff has curated a budget-friendly guide to Halloween events, scary movies, and parties. To all students at Brooklyn College, we hope you a boo-tiful Halloween.
The Ultimate Netflix Spook-a-thon
Netflix is airing a variety of chilling Halloween classics such as the 1974 version of Young Frankenstein, The Addams Family, and the box office hit, The Nightmare Before Christmas. If you are young at heart, check out the animated film Coraline, a 2009 throwback that features a young girl whose parents have black buttons for eyes.
Insta-worthy Costume Contest
The Brooklyn College CLAS Student Government is hosting a Halloween costume competition on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Students can win a grand prize of $100 for having the best costume. Make sure to wear your scariest outfit! And don’t forget to tag CLAS (@CLASstudentgov) on Instagram to enter the competition.
Bewitched House Party
Stuck in the Library, the campus’s award-winning literary magazine, will host a free Halloween party on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Amersfort on the 2nd floor of the student Center. The event will include a live rock band and dinner with vegan options, as well as painting, open mic, and a costume contest.
LGBTQIA Halloween Drag Show
The Brooklyn College LGBTQIA Alliance is hosting their first-ever Halloween drag show on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Gold Room on the sixth floor of the Student Center. Students can either perform in drag, or cheer on their peers from the crowd. Dinner and spooky festivities will be provided.
NYC Halloween Parade
It’s been nearly 44 years since the New York City Halloween Parade first spooked Greenwich Village. Only those with costumes can join one of the city’s largest (and spookiest) celebrations to date. The parade starts on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. Costumed marchers who want to join the parade must arrive at 6:30 p.m. on 6th Avenue between Spring St. and Broome St in Manhattan.
College Halloween Parties
The Silent Barn at 603 Bushwick Ave., will blast video gamers back to 90s this Halloween. On Tuesday at 8 p.m. the venue will host a Mortal Kombat themed Halloween party. The cover charge is $10. All ages are welcome.
Booed Off of Booze
The Brazen Tavern at 356 W. 44 Street is hosting Night at the Crawling Dead Bar Crawl Day Two. The event is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is no cover charge, but tickets are limited. Registration is required. (Disclaimer: Only if you’re 21 years or older.)
Are You Scared Yet?
The End of Spooky Times
Students can top the night off with a spook-ti-fied after party at Slake NYC. The event is held at 9 p.m. at 251 W. 30 Street in Manhattan. Party-goers can win a $2,500 Costume Contest and witness The Virgin’s Revenge as well as death-defying acrobatics and fire displays. Representatives for the event request that party-goers buy their tickets in advance.
Tickets sell fast. We’ve warned you. Eat your Snickers Bar & the Kit-Kats — have a Killer night.