NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city. NY1's Stephanie Simon filed the following report.
Village Halloween Parade
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First up, the Village Halloween parade. If you're in costume, you can be a part of this one-of-a-kind celebration. Line up from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Sixth Avenue and Canal Street. The parade runs along Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. You can also watch NY1's live coverage with Pat Kiernan, Jamie Stelter, Roger Clark and me. We'll be highlighting the best costumes, floats, and all around excitement from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
"Innocents" Photography Show
Just in time for Halloween, Moby has a new photography show at the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery in Chelsea. It's called Innocents. It's his vision of the first post-apocalyptic cult.
"And I want to be their cult leader, but the truth is, I would be just a terrible cult leader because I'm not terribly charismatic," Moby says.
Moby's Halloween advice?
"First and foremost, a blue wig from Ricky's is not a costume," he says.
The exhibit is up through December 30.
"Ghosts and Ghouls" Concert
Costumes are encouraged for tonight's "Ghosts and Ghouls" concert at Merkin Concert. Hall. The American Modern Ensemble will be playing eerie and macabre music. It's free, but you must reserve tickets.
"Dead End Dummy"
At Coney Island USA, check out "Dead End Dummy." It's about a deeply disturbed vaudeville ventriloquist. Tickets are $15.
Friday and Saturday night celebrate Halloween at the McKittrick Hotel on West 27th street with its live show "Inferno." Tickets start at $75.
"Pier of Fear"
For the club crowd, check out "Pier of Fear" at Pier 94. It includes the shockingly scary Haunted House, Blood Manor and an all-night dance party. Tickets start at $85.
Empire State Building Halloween Light Show
Lastly, the Empire State Building will electrify New Yorkers with its annual Halloween light show.
50 shades! The Musical: A Parody
You can see your favorite characters Anna Steele and Christian Grey come to life in what fans are calling a “Filthy” and “Funny” musical, "50 shades! The Musical: A Parody." The musical will be filled with dancing, uninhibited performances, and handcuffs. See a special Halloween performance on October 31 at 7:30 p.m. and come dressed as your favorite character to receive a free drink of choice. Tickets start from $59+.
Ghost Outfit Art Exhibit
Check out the Ghost Outfit Art Exhibit, a group show of work by Dan Flavin, Robert Janitz, and Ralph Eugene Meatyard. The art exhibit features pieces that use light and light-sensitive material light and light sensitive material. The Exhibit runs from October 19th to November 16th at 83 Grant Street.
Poe poetry reading
At Audio Poe celebrate Halloween by listening to Robert Fass and Dion Graham, award-winning audio book narrators read spooky Edgar Allen Poe stories and poems. The event will take place on October 31st at 11:00 am at the Poe Park Visitor Center. Come dressed as your favorite Poe character for a chance to win a free audio book. Admission is free.
"Into Sweeney Todd’s Woods"
Come see "Into Sweeney Todd’s Woods," a mashup of Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods at 54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club. The event will take place on October 31, 2014. Doors open at 8:45 p.m.