Day of the Dead altar art, a virtual crypt crawl, a pup costume contest, and more fun things to see and do this Halloween weekend in Harlem.
Virtual Crypt Crawl at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Friday, October 29 6pm-7pm, $10
Go on a virtual tour of the Cathedral's rarely-accessible crypt while hearing stories about the entombed and more.
Cocktails & Culture: Halloween Masquerade Party
Friday, October 29 at 6pm
East Harlem The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave at E 103rd St
Come as your favorite '80s music star (the museum's main exhibit is about the '80s music scene in NYC), see Teatro SEA's giant puppets, catch a special "Thriller" performance by Purssophonie, and more.
Fri & Sat 4pm-11pm (bar menu until 1am), Sun noon-10pm
Central Harem Barawine, 200 Lenox Ave at W 120th St
This French restaurant has gone all out for Halloween. Look for ravens, dapper skeletons and—best of all—silent movies from the 1920s including The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu and more.
Dia de los Muertos en El Barrio
Saturday, October 30 1pm-6pm; FREE
East Harlem La Marqueta, 1616 Park Ave at E 115th St
Hosted by El Museo del Barrio and Union Settlement, this year's Dia de los Muertos celebration in East Harlem moves to the public space in La Marqueta. Stop by to see the altar by artist Adrian 'Viajero' Roman, live performances by Ballet Folklorico de Mexico en Nueva York, Danza Tolteca Chichimeca, and Mazarte Mexican Dance Company, plus art-making workshops.
Harlem Grown Halloween Festival
Sunday, October 31 10am-2pm; FREE
Central Harlem 134th Street Farm, 118 W 134th St between Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvds
Harlem Grown's 134th Street farm has a haunted house, face painting, crafts with pumpkins, and more. Costumes are encouraged!
Sunday, October 31 11am-4pm
Sugar Hill 734 St. Nicholas Ave and W 147th St (in front of Harlem Doggie Day Spa)
Stop by the front of Harlem Doggie Day Spa for a pup costume contest, trick-or-treat snacks, and more.
Sunday, October 31 2pm-6pm
• East Harlem Pleasant Ave and E 118th St
• East Harlem 101st St and Lexington Ave
Head to these two East Harlem Open Streets for trick-or-treating, pumpkin pics and more Halloween fun with the kids.
Sunday, October 31 6:30pm-11pm
Sugar Hill 750A St. Nicholas Ave between W 147th and W 148th Sts
This new live music venue is celebrating Halloween with music by Funkrust Brass Band and Fairy Best Life, food and drinks by Hex & Co, live body art, projections, and more. Wear a costume.
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