Halloween à New York

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Halloween à New York

Message par Didier » 10 oct. 2005, 21:28

Un communiqué envoyé par l'office du tourisme de New York :

HALLOWEEN FUN IN NEW YORK CITY

From the Terrifying to the Tame, the Big Apple Offers Plenty of Tricks and Treats for Kids of All Ages


Frights and delights are all part of the fabulous festivities in New York City this Halloween. From chilling haunted houses and eerie events for kids to thrilling tours, scary movies and over-the-top parades and parties, the Big Apple has plenty brewing in October.

“Whether trick-or-treating at the zoo or taking part in the world-famous Village parade, New York City offers revelers young and old a variety of exceptional experiences in all five boroughs,“ said NYC & Company President and CEO Cristyne L. Nicholas. “There is no better place to celebrate the magic of Halloween than the Big Apple.”

Spooky and Kooky

Beware of monsters, macabre and mayhem at Blood Manor (542 W. 27th St., 5th Floor, 212-290-2825, www.bloodmanor.com ), a realistic haunted attraction that guarantees a gruesome good time all month long. Appropriate for ages 14 and older.

See what lurks at the Merchant’s House Museum (29 E. 4th St., 212-777-1089, www.merchantshouse.com ) during Death at Home: Ghostly Tales and Tours by Candlelight, an exploration of 19th century death rituals that includes intriguing stories of the spirits that walk through the 173-year-old building’s hallowed halls. Event takes place on Friday October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 6 to 10 pm.

The historic Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden (421 E. 61st St., 212-838-6878, www.mvhm.org ) presents An Evening with Poe, a one-man play featuring spine-tingling readings of stories and letters of the great American writer Edgar Allan Poe. Two shows will take place on the evenings of October 27 and 28 at 6:30 and 8pm. Appropriate for children ages 10 and over.

Discover the dark side of downtown. Joyce Gold History Tours (Meeting Place: Washington Arch at 5th Ave., south of 8th St., 212-242-5762, www.nyctours.com ) leads the freaky and fascinating Macabre Greenwich Village tour October 29 through October 30, highlighting the ghosts, graveyards, hanging trees and murders of the notable New York City neighborhood.

Visitors to the Green-Wood Cemetery (5th Avenue and 25th St., 718-788-7850, www.green-wood.com ) in Brooklyn on October 29 and October 30 can hear chilling tales from the crypt and more on a Halloween at the Cemetery guided walking tour, led by resident historian Jeff Richman, who shares stories of murder, scandal and ghostly spirits. Tours start at 1pm.

Child’s Play

Aspiring sorcerers, witches, warlocks and magicians can learn a few tricks of the trade during Scare School happening at Madame Tussauds New York (234 W. 42nd St., 212-512-9600, www.nycwax.com ) for the entire month of October. World-renowned Professor of Frightology, Dr. Terwiliger will teach kids how to perform pranks, whip up potions and create a trick bag for hiding candy. After the session, kids can enjoy haunted house thrills at the “Chamber Live! Featuring House of Wax” experience, which features Trudy’s House of Wax in the eerie town of Ambrose.

Get into the spirit of Halloween at Toys “R” Us Times Square (1514 Broadway, 646-366-8800, www.toysrustimessquare.com ), which hosts a series of events October 28 through October 31 that include trick-or-treat fun, a performance by the cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a chance to create signature jack-o’-lanterns and cards, as well as an opportunity to show off those costumes.

On Staten Island, Historic Richmond Town (441 Clarke Ave., 718-351-1611, ext. 281 www.historicrichmondtown.org ) hosts Halloween in Richmond Town on October 28. Kids can load up on candy as they explore the village and meet interpreters dressed in period clothing; bob for apples, make crafts and flaunt their costumes in a colorful parade. Prepaid reservations are required.

The Halloween Harvest Festival returns to the Socrates Sculpture Park (32-01 Sculpture Park, at Broadway, 718-956-1819, www.socratesscultpurepark.org ) in Queens on October 15 from 11am to 3pm. Artists teach kids how to make their own costumes, while parents can listen to the live klezmer music and sample food from this fall’s harvest. Dogs can also dress up this year with the addition of a zany Canine Costume Contest, which requires pre-registration.

Little ones can join in on the frightful fun when the Queens County Farm Museum (73-50 Little Neck Parkway, 718-347-3276, www.queensfarm.org ) presents its annual Halloween Haunted House, October 29 through 31, from 4 to 7pm. Hayrides, pumpkins, apples and cider offer other pleasant diversions.

Youngsters can make a mask, get their face painted, hear scary stories and more during the Halloween and Harvest Festival Weekend on October 29 and 30 at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum (145 Brooklyn Ave., 718-735-4400, www.brooklynkids.org ).

On October 30, the Sony Wonder Technology Lab (550 Madison Ave., 212-833-7858, www.sonywondertechlab.com ) will host Wonderween, a celebration complete with lessons in monstrous movie-making, wicked workshops and ghoulish goodies.

The American Museum of Natural History (Central Park West, 212-769-5100, www.American Museum of Natural History.org ) presents the 10th Annual Halloween Celebration with terrific trick-or-treating, arts and crafts, live performances from David Grover and the Big Bear Band,

Louie & Sabanda, demonstrations from master pumpkin carver Hugh McMahon and appearances from favorite cartoon characters Curious George, Winnie-the-Pooh, Strawberry Shortcake, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Madeline and Maya and Miguel, on October 31, from 4pm to 7pm. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes.

Little girls and their dolls can dress up and head to American Girl Place (609 Fifth Ave., 877-247-5223, www.americangirlplace.com ) on October 31 for Trick or Treat the Boutiques, a festive event full of sweet surprises.

Creepy Crawlies

The Big Apple brings out bugs, bats and other beasts for Halloween celebrations citywide. Fun for all ages is in store at the Staten Island Zoo (614 Broadway, Staten Island, 718-442-3101, www.statenislandzoo.org ) October 22 and 23 thanks to the annual Spooktacular event featuring shows, activities and other mysterious surprises.

Back by popular demand, Boo at the Zoo takes place at the Bronx Zoo (Boston Rd. and Bronx River Pkway, 718-367-1010, www.bronxzoo.com ) October 22-23; and October 29 through 30 at Central Park Zoo (in Central Park at 64th St. and Fifth Ave., 212-439-6500, www.centralparkzoo.com ), Prospect Park Zoo (Flatbush Ave., 212-439-6500, www.prospectparkzoo.com ) and Queens Zoo (53-51 111th St. in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-271-1500, www.queenszoo.com ).

The New York Aquarium (W.8th St. at Surf Ave., 718-265-FISH, www.nyaquarium.com ) encourages family time during Sea Monsters: A Halloween Celebration on October 29 and 30. Over the weekend parents and their children can enjoy storytelling, face painting, mask making and a new Alien Stingers exhibit, showcasing sea jellies.

Scary Movies

Experience hair-raising episodes during the New York City Horror Film Festival (54 Laight St., www.nychorrofest.com ), taking place October 19 through 23 at Tribeca Cinemas. Screenings include new international releases such as Close Your Eyes, Dead Shift, Kyoto Nocturnes: Elegant Slaughter, as well as the classic productions of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, War of the Worlds and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

On Staten Island, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center (1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, 718-815-SNUG, www.snug-harbor.org ) presents a Halloween Film Series October 28-31 featuring frightening favorites such as the Exorcist, Psycho, Frankenstein, Ghostbusters and more.

For those that can take the gore no more, Symphony Space (2537 Broadway, 212-864-5400, www.symphonyspace.org ) offers Just Kidding: A Little Somethin’ Spooky, Halloween on the Big Screen highlighting classic cartoons from Bugs Bunny, Disney, Woody Woodpecker and the Pink Panther on October 29. Screenings take place at 11am and 2pm. Appropriate for ages 7 and up.

Parades, Processions and Parties

At the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam Ave., 212-316-7540, www.stjohndivine.org ), the Halloween Extravaganza and the Procession of the Ghouls on October 28 promises a unique and uncanny evening of entertainment with the showing of the 1928 classic horror silent film Phantom of the Opera and a vibrant, theatrical pageantry of puppets, creatures and special effects. Screening takes place at 7pm and 10pm.

Costumes, candy, crafts and concerts are just a few of the highlights of Ghouls and Gourds, a wild and wacky Halloween celebration at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (1000 Washington Ave., 718-623-7200, www.bbg.org ) on October 30 from 12 to 4:30pm. The afternoon provides engaging activities and attractions including performances from Cameroonian vocalist Gino Stetson, Mud Brothers and the Ebony Hillbillies, and lessons in instrument making, Brazilian percussion techniques, medieval armor-making. The event culminates with an unforgettable costume parade.

Outrageous, over-the-top and outstanding defines the 32nd Annual New York’s Village Halloween Parade (Sixth Ave. from Spring St. to 22nd St., 212-475-3333, www.halloween-nyc.com ). The largest event of its kind in the nation draws hundreds of puppets, 42 musical bands, dancers, artists and thousands of New Yorkers dressed in their own creative costumes.

After marching with the masses, most people want to enjoy one last howling hurrah.

Webster Hall (125 E. 11th St., 212-353-1600, www.websterhall.com ) is throwing Halloween at Webster Hall, the official parade after party complete with freak shows, a five thousand dollar costume contest, two-hour open bar and DJs spinning all night long.
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