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2023 NYC Halloween events: Check out the creepiest, craziest, tastiest (Updated)

Check out the creepiest, craziest, tastiest Halloween events in NYC.

It’s that time of year when NYC gets their haunted freak on.

Village Halloween Parade

Village Halloween Parade

1. The Village Halloween Parade

The Village Halloween Parade is NYC’s creative and spooky march in Greenwich Village and it’s coming back this year on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31.

Thousands of monsters, zombies, ghouls, witches take over the streets.  Whether you march or watch from the sidelines, don’t miss this iconic Halloween event, which is celebrating 50 years in 2023!

The Halloween Parade is a 0% tolerance for alcohol event.

2. The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Since 2005, more than 2 million visitors have been delighting in this walk-through experience, where thousands of hand-carved pumpkins in elaborate displays light up the night. Now in two New York locations, in Westchester at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson and in Nassau County at Old Bethpage Village Restoration in Old Bethpage, this fun fall festival features larger-than-life installations, along with synchronized lighting, and an all-original soundtrack. It’s a magical, family-friendly experience for all ages.

Blaze is uniquely located at two National Historic Landmarks, providing hundreds of thousands of visitors the opportunity to experience these treasured sites and learn about the culture of the region.

Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest

Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest

3. Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest

Now in their 25th year in Fort Greene Park, and sponsored by Fort Greene PUPS, the Great PUPkin is Brooklyn’s largest and most outrageous dog costume contest. 

Scads of dogs enter and ruthlessly compete for the coveted Great PUPkin rosettes for the top pups!

And remember, your entry fee is a tax-deductible donation to Fort Greene PUPS, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization! Your receipt will serve for tax purposes. Thank you for your support!

After preregistering, you will receive a receipt, which you should print or bring on your phone to check in starting at 11:00 a.m. on the day of event.

IMPORTANT: If you do not check in at the registration table located at Monument Plaza (top of stairs) by 11:45 a.m., your entry will be forfeited. Judging of all entrants begins at the bottom of the monument stairs at 12pm sharp!

The PUPkin is FREE to attend – registration is ONLY required if your dog is competing in the contest!

Special Thanks to All Ears Veterinary and support from Bond Vet

Central Park’s Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla

Central Park’s Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla

4. Central Park’s Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla

Each year, Central Park hosts a Halloween celebration on the Harlem Meer that’s perfect for the entire family.

There are a  variety of children’s activities, including crafting, storytelling, scavenger hunts, and a spirited Halloween parade.

At twilight, a procession of illuminated jack-o’-lanterns is guided across the Harlem Meer by a whimsical witch or mischievous goblin.

Celebrate Halloween on Thursday, Oct. 26th by watching the Harlem Meer light up with floating pumpkins. Feel free to dress for the occasion! 

If you would like to see your own jack-o’-lantern floating in the parade, improve your chances by entering a pumpkin that is approximately 8 lbs. after its been carved up (include the lid – think the size of a soccer ball) and make sure you don’t use any decorations that are unnatural such as paint, glitter, marker, food dye, paper, or plastic. You don’t want to pollute the Harlem Meer or harm the wildlife. Candles and lights to illuminate the pumpkins will be provided. 

Stop by the information table between 4:00 and 5:30 at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Plaza with your masterpiece and they will let you know where to drop it off. Space on the float is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 

You can reclaim your pumpkin at the conclusion of the flotilla at 7:00 PM. Pick-up is at the Harlem Meer Beach near Fifth Ave and E. 108th Street.

This event is FREE and weather permitting.

Halloween House at The Oculus

Halloween House at The Oculus

5. Halloween House at The Oculus

Halloween House is a completely immersive, one of a kind Halloween experience where you are transported to an all Halloween world.  Every one of our impeccably detailed, fully realized rooms is a different Halloween theme designed to make every Halloween lover’s experience unforgettable.

Visit the #1 ranked Halloween attraction for all ages!  If you love the decor of a haunted house, but don’t want the stress of being touched and scared, Halloween House is for you.  And if you do love haunted houses, you’ll love Halloween House too!

Halloween lovers unite! Our uniquely themed, fully immersive rooms include the one of a kind “Trick or Treat” Room, the “Glow in the Dark” Room, the Horror Movie Graveyard, our Vampires’ Lair, and more!


185 Greenwich St, New York, NY 11006

(Main Level – in the corridor near Sephora)

You can get tickets at the Halloween House website; adult entry costs $40, while tickets for kids and under are set at $35. 

Dreams of Dracula: An Immersive Masquerade Experience

Dreams of Dracula: An Immersive Masquerade Experience

6. Dreams of Dracula: An Immersive Masquerade Experience

Step into the Dracula universe retold as an immersive vampire theatrical play. Walk through the darkness of Castle Dracula, meet The Virgin and the Vampire.

Two floors and four rooms of the 25,000 square foot venue offer a choose-your-own adventure style journey through the intricate details of Bram Stoker’s original classic vampire novel.

You may engage with Dark Romantics, Lord Byron, John William Polidori, and Mary Shelley. Exchange a bon mot with Oscar Wilde in their famous salon, or step into the Alchemical Study of Sigmund Freud.

Be warned! Hypnosis, tarot readings, scary tales, darkness, flashing lights, thunder, and lightning will all be a part of this experience. You may be touched by our performers.

Attire Note: Your version of black tie is highly suggested on Friday and Saturday nights, but basic black will always get you in the door. For all other shows, all black attire is required for entrance.

Written and Directed by Jonathan Albert and Nicole Coady. Choreography by Arianne Meneses. Music composed by Dian Shuai.

Please find the digital program here.

The production opens on October 4 and runs through November 11 at Musica NYC in Hell’s Kitchen; previews begin September 22. Gothic and Victorian costumes are “very much encouraged,” event organizers say. 

Tickets start at $69 and are available for purchase here.

Pumpkin Nights at the Bronx Zoo

Pumpkin Nights at the Bronx Zoo

7. Pumpkin Nights at the Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo Pumpkin Nights, an ALL NEW nighttime family Halloween event, will take place on select evenings this fall! Follow an animal-themed illuminated jack o’lantern trail and learn about animal behavior after dark, plus enjoy games and treats.

Pumpkin Nights will feature gorgeous scenes of more than 5,000 illuminated pumpkins, together with atmospheric sounds and colored lights, to provide a festive family atmosphere as you follow a half-mile trail to holiday excitement right here in NYC.

Pumpkin Nights will debut on Thursday, September 28 and run Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, October 29 from 6pm to 10pm.

Tickets for Pumpkin Nights range from $26.95-$36.95 for adults; kids’ tickets range from $24.95-$26.95 for kids. 

In addition to the new Pumpkin Nights, the Bronx Zoo will continue the tradition of Boo at the Zoo, which will return on Saturdays and Sundays, September 30 through October 29, plus Monday, October 9. 

Halloween Extravaganza and Procession of the Ghouls

Halloween Extravaganza and Procession of the Ghouls

8. Halloween Extravaganza and Procession of the Ghouls

The Cathedral’s beloved annual Halloween celebration returns for 2023! 

Following the film screening of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with live organ accompaniment, ghouls and goblins from the Mettawee River Theater Company emerge to scare and delight audiences. 

Mark your calendar for an evening of classic thrills, spooky chills, and autumnal spells!

Tickets are now available! 

Two viewings will be offered at 7 and 10 pm for the Halloween Extravaganza, with $40 tickets available on the cathedral’s website

Also on October 27 and 28, the cathedral’s famous Crypt Crawls will make their grand return from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm and from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, guiding visitors down into the rarely-seen depths of the Gothic building. You will hear stories of the entombed and learn the origins of Halloween as a Celtic New Year celebration and later transformation into All Hallows Eve. Grab tickets for the guided tour here.  

NYBG's Fall-O-Ween at the Botanical Garden

NYBG’s Fall-O-Ween at the Botanical Garden

9. NYBG’s Fall-O-Ween at the Botanical Garden

Make NYBG your pumpkin headquarters this fall! The tricks and treats of the season come to life with plentiful pumpkins, gourds, and ghouls—and all sorts of fun-filled activities to celebrate this season of frights and foliage! Day or night, there’s something for everyone as we offer special weekends of pumpkin parades and pumpkin carving face-offs, as well as the return of our popular beer sampling weekend, Bales & Ales! Evening events give kids (and adults!) the chance to show off their Halloween costumes in New York City’s most beautiful landscape, while you can savor the flavors of the season with artisan demos, food and drink talks, and so much more as autumn in the Bronx brings vibrant color to your backyard.

While you’re here, don’t miss your opportunity to capture picture-perfect fall photos at the Reflecting Pool and on the adjacent lawn, where you’ll find hundreds of pumpkins and gourds of all shapes, sizes, and colors!

Tix and more info here –

"Hocus Pocus" at Rooftop Cinema Club

“Hocus Pocus” at Rooftop Cinema Club

10. Rooftop Cinema Club Halloween movies

Rooftop Cinema Club is screening rooftop movies this fall with a packed slate of films running all the way through October 31. 

Sip wine and eat vegan popcorn while watching classics like When Harry Met Sally, The Addams Family, Hocus Pocus and lots more this autumn. Tickets are on sale here.

October’s lineup include scary screenings such as Rosemary’s Baby, Paranormal, The Exorcist, The Shining, American Psycho and other cult classics as well as family favorites like Coco and Monsters, Inc. That all leads up to All Hallow’s Eve’s screenings of Hocus Pocus and Halloween.

For info and tix Rooftop Cinema Club


The Haunted Laboratory

The Haunted Laboratory

11. The Haunted Laboratory

Get in on the fun at The Drunken Laboratory, a bar in Brooklyn where you’ll wear lab coats and goggles for a night of sipping drinks and doing science. 

The bar’s Haunted Laboratory experience includes a ghostly drink menu, haunted decor and scare actors for a truly immersive experience

Tickets are on sale now starting at $45; the experience begins on September 22 in Bed-Stuy with dates running through the finale on Halloween night. 

Halloween Harvest at Luna Park

Halloween Harvest at Luna Park

12. Halloween Harvest at Luna Park

Experience Fall & Halloween themed activities during our 10th annual Halloween Harvest!  Halloween Harvest activities are FREE with your Wristband purchase, on our website or at our ticket booths, for park visits from September 22 through October 29.

The fun doesn’t stop there as we will be offering fall-flavored food items across popular dining options including Half Moon Food Court, Coney’s Cones and Salt & Sizzle. For all pumpkin-spice lovers, guests can indulge in Pumpkin Spiced Funnel Cake, Pumpkin Spiced Gelato,  Purple & Orange Halloween-themed Cotton Candy and more!

Halloween Harvest activities are FREE with Wristband purchases* valid for visits from September 22 through October 29.

The park’s Halloween celebrations kick off on September 22 and run through October 29 on weekday holidays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in Coney Island.

Pumpkin Point at Governors Island

Pumpkin Point at Governors Island

  1. Pumpkin Point at Governors Island

Pump­kin Point, Gov­er­nors Island’s annu­al free pump­kin patch and fall fes­ti­val, returns to Nolan Park for 2023! Vis­i­tors are invit­ed to pick out their own pump­kins (free with sug­gest­ed dona­tion) on the week­ends of Octo­ber 21 – 22 and Octo­ber 28 – 29, 2023, from 10am to 5pm. Come ear­ly in the day to make sure you have your pick of the pump­kin patch, and please lim­it pump­kins to one per per­son per household. 

Gov­er­nors Island food ven­dors will be on-site both week­ends with fall-themed food and drink avail­able for pur­chase, includ­ing Lit­tle Eva’s, Gov­er­nors Beer Co., Brigs Sweet Shop, El Toro Rojo, Deploy Cof­fee, Rosie’s Empanadas, and Fauzi­a’s Heav­en­ly Delights. 

Pump­kin Point is rain or shine. Please be advised, a large num­ber of vis­i­tors is expect­ed for Pump­kin Point, so leave extra time to board and ride the fer­ry. 

Click here for fer­ry sched­ules and tick­ets. 

Pump­kins left over from Pump­kin Point will be com­post­ed on Gov­er­nors Island by Earth Mat­ter, which runs a Com­post Learn­ing Cen­ter at the Urban Farm on Gov­er­nors Island.

14. Historical Hallowe’en Party

Happy Hallowe’en New York City! Get dressed in your Halloween best and come join us for our annual evening of hands-on games, spooky and silly stories, historical Hallowe’en crafts, and buckets of candy!

Have you ever heard of mourning jewelry? It was quite fashionable during the Victorian era. These sentimental keepsakes helped keep the memory of beloved family and friends close and included some unusual design elements, like real human hair! Learn more about this unique tradition and make a piece of mourning jewelry (with fake hair!) to take home. 

Discover the many ways clothing and accessories were used to show remembrance! Historical interpreters will share the meaning of their outfits, from widow’s caps and pins, to dress colors.

This is also the time of year Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is celebrated in Mexico and beyond by many families. Take part in this unique holiday by creating your own special offering to place on our communal ofrenda (altar). 

We’ll be playing Hallowe’en bingo, reading jack-o’-lantern stories, crafting costume accessories, and more!

For even more Halloween fun, expect hands-on games, Hallowe’en bingo, spooky stories, historical Hallowe’en crafts and buckets of candy.

This all-ages celebration at the Upper West Side museum runs from 4-6pm on Halloween night, Tuesday, October 31. Costumes are encouraged.


Carole & Paula in The Magic Garden: Friends Forever at NY’s Patchogue Theatre on Sunday, October 15

Carole & Paula in The Magic Garden: Friends Forever at Patchogue Theatre on Sunday, October 15.

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts announces Carole & Paula in The Magic Garden: Friends Forever on Sunday, October 15 at 3pm.
Carole & Paula in The Magic Garden: Friends Forever at Patchogue Theatre

Carole & Paula in The Magic Garden: Friends Forever at Patchogue Theatre

Tickets, on sale Friday, August 11, are $30 & $40 incl fees and can be purchased in person at 71 East Main Street in Patchogue, by phone at 631-207-1313, or online at:
Carole and Paula, the beloved stars of TV’s iconic The Magic Garden, celebrate their 70 Years of Friendship, and kickoff Halloween, with a fun-filled family concert for all ages!

Carole & Paula in The Magic Garden: Friends Forever

Carole & Paula in The Magic Garden: Friends Forever at Patchogue Theatre

Carole & Paula in The Magic Garden: Friends Forever at Patchogue Theatre

Carole & Paula in The Magic Garden: Friends Forever will transport you right back to childhood as the duo sing The Magic Garden’s classic songs, with Paula on guitar of course, perform a Story Box tale and share behind-the-scenes stories while showing some of their favorite Magic Garden video clips.
We hope you’ll come dressed in your Halloween costumes! Plus, everyone is welcome to stay for the post-show Meet and Greet!
One of the most special things about Carole & Paula in The Magic Garden: Friends Forever is the vast number of adults who come to reconnect with their Magic memories. Sparking the joyful, harmonious and creative life we all experienced together in The Magic Garden, where make-believe became a reality.
With three fabulous cast albums, including a Grammy nomination, a popular DVD set, citations from Actions for Children’s Television, and its archive at The Paley Center for Media, the legacy of The Magic Garden will forever remain one of the most valuable and endearing achievements in the history of children’s television.
Kids and adults alike will have a magical time at Carole and Paula in The Magic Garden: Friends Forever, with a possible guest appearance by a certain someone who’s nuts for peanuts!
Appropriate for ages 2+.
Musical Director, Ian Herman.
“A timeless cultural institution. …We hold onto The Magic Garden so ferociously not to wax nostalgic about the magic of childhood, but to keep the magic of childhood with us through adulthood.”
Joanna Colangelo, The Huffington Post
Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times describes the show as “emblematic of a seemingly simpler era.”

KosherPalooza 2023 Delivers Big on Flavor, Family and Foodie Fun

KosherPalooza 2023 Delivers Big on Flavor, Family and Foodie Fun.

Nearly 4,000 foodies filled New Jersey’s Meadowlands Expo Center June 28,  for flavor discoveries, tasting the best kosher foods, wines, spirits, desserts from around the world. 

In addition to incredible food, the full-day extravaganza was packed with events.  Crowds formed to watch cooking competitions, learn from mixology demonstrations, wine tasting classes.  People who love discovering flavors learning from Kosher experts. 


But that’s not it!

Fans of Kosher influencers and authors, Chanie Apfelbaum and Dani Klein, got meet and greets, autographs and selfies; learn food and drinks tricks in-person.

A yummy experience for sure!

Trade panel discussions with industry experts like Gabe Geller at Kosher Palooza

Trade panel discussions with industry experts like Gabe Geller at Kosher Palooza


Trade panel discussions with industry experts like Gabe Geller. After the spirited conversation, lines formed to hobnob with some of the top kosher creatives from across globe.

More than 100 booths including…

The Cheese Guy, Prairie St. Prime, Jacks Gourmet, Holy Wagyu Meats, Kosher Valet, Bethel Creamery, Royal Wine Corp., Pizza Biza, Bread and Batter, The Nuttery, Pelleh and so much more.

There were big crowds around most of the food tables.  The good news is, they moved fast.  At even the most crowded spot, the wait was less than 90 seconds.

Brent Delman, a.k.a. "The Cheese Guy", serves up flavorful, kosher treats at Kosher Palooza

Brent Delman, a.k.a. “The Cheese Guy”, serves up flavorful, kosher treats at Kosher Palooza

The Cheese Guy

Brent Delman, a.k.a. “The Cheese Guy,” your cheesemonger, producer and purveyor of rich, flavorful small-batch cheeses that are also kosher, vegetarian and 100% free of artificial preservatives or flavorings.

As they explain, while most specialty and many commercial brands are made with animal rennet and other animal enzymes, you can count on The Cheese Guy to use only plant-based or microbial non-animal enzymes.

Learn more at

Sharing nature-inspired granola is Granola Chik's passion at Kosher Palooza

Sharing nature-inspired granola is Granola Chik’s passion at Kosher Palooza

Granola Chik

Sharing nature-inspired granola is her passion.  They are committed to making wholesome granola with premium ingredients, in small, hand-made batches to ensure its freshness.  Try their new Granola Chik Bark!

Find more at

Royal Wine Corp

Royal Wine strives to be the premier manufacturer, importer and distributor of specialty wines, spirits and liqueurs from around the world. Their commitment to perfection and family tradition spans over eight generations.

Find more at:

Eden Wok

25 years in business as a fast-paced Kosher restaurant, we’ve perfected a menu of over 60 Chinese dishes and 100 sushi items.

Find more at:


“We wanted this site to be about people having a positive kosher experience…

Shlomo Klein

co-publisher Fleishigs Magazine, Kosher Palooza event host

…to come and have fun, walk around taste foods, enjoy great entertainment around food and enjoy and we did just that.

The vibe was electric all day and everyone just had a great time – consumers, vendors and everyone in between.”


“At Fleishigs we are all about making kosher fun and exciting

this show was the next step actually bringing fleishigs to the people

and we are so happy with the way the show turned out and the overwhelming positive response,”

Shifra Klein

Editor in Chief,



More than just the authority on kosher cooking, Fleishigs Magazine


More than just the authority on kosher cooking, Fleishigs Magazine serves up kosher like never before. Each of its eleven annual issues is a jewel box of triple-tested recipes, entertaining tips, food trends, Shabbat and holiday entertaining guides, in-depth chef spotlights, luxe travel features and more.

A feast for the eyes dedicated to the best modern cuisine, Fleishigs takes kosher to unexpected heights to reach and inspire the discerning chef, the food obsessed and budding gourmand in us all.

Tony Nominee joins! Broadway’s THE SHARK IS BROKEN Announces Full Cast

Broadway’s THE SHARK IS BROKEN Announces Full Cast

The Tony-Award winning team of Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Landis, and GFour Productions are delighted to announce today, on JAWS Day (48 years since the film opened on June 20, 1975), full casting for THE SHARK IS BROKEN at Broadway’s John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street).

Alex Brightman is Richard Dreyfuss

Colin Donnell is Roy Scheider

…joining Ian Shaw as his Father Robert Shaw


Ian Shaw with his Father Robert Shaw


Two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice, School of Rock) will star as Richard Dreyfuss opposite Colin Donnell(Anything Goes, “Chicago Med”) as Roy Scheider, joining Ian Shaw who will make his Broadway debut portraying his father Robert Shaw, who played “Quint” in JAWS.

Ian Shaw as his Father Robert Shaw

Co-written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, this new Olivier Award-nominated comedy imagines what happened on board “The Orca” when the cameras stopped rolling during the filming of Stephen Spielberg’s blockbuster, JAWS.  


FADE IN: The open ocean, 1974. Production on JAWS is delayed…again. The film’s lead actors—theatre veteran Robert Shaw and young Hollywood hotshots, Richard Dreyfuss and Roy Scheider—are crammed into a too-small boat, entirely at the mercy of foul weather and a faulty mechanical co-star. Alcohol flows, egos collide, and tempers flare on a chaotic voyage that just might lead to cinematic magic…if it doesn’t sink them all.


The smash-hit of the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, THE SHARK IS BROKEN opened at the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre in 2021 to critical acclaim and an Olivier Award nomination for Best Comedy Play, extending its limited run in 2022.


Directed by Guy Masterson, THE SHARK IS BROKEN has scenic and costume design by Duncan Henderson, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound design and original music are by Adam Cork, video design by Nina Dunn, and casting by Jim Carnahan Casting. Beginning performances Tuesday, July 25 after critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and on London’s West End, THE SHARK IS BROKEN officially opens on Thursday, August 10, 2023, for a strictly limited 16-week engagement.


Tickets are on sale now for THE SHARK IS BROKEN at (212.239.6200) and range from $49 – $119 (including $2 facility fee) during the specially priced preview performances. 

The playing schedule for THE SHARK IS BROKEN is as follows: Monday – Saturday at 8pm, with matinees on Saturday at 2pm.  Please note: There will be an added 2pm matinee on Wednesday, August 2 and Wednesday, August 9.  Beginning Friday, August 11, the performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday – Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm.  Please note:  There will be no matinee on Sunday, August 13.

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Alex Brightman

Alex Brightman (Richard Dreyfuss) is a two-time Tony-nominated actor for his performances in Beetlejuice the Musical and School of Rock. Other Broadway credits include Matilda, Big Fish, Wicked and Glory Days.

Alex can be seen on the current (and final) season of “The Blacklist” on NBC as forensic analyst Herbie Hambright. Other TV credits include “Law & Order: SVU,” “Documentary Now!,” “The Good Fight,” “Blue Bloods,” and “Important Things with Demetri Martin.”  Alex is the voice of Pugsley/Temeluchus on the acclaimed Netflix animated series “Dead End: Paranormal Park” as well as the voice of Fizzarolli on “Helluva Boss.”

As a writer, Alex has developed series with NBC, Universal, 20th Century, and Warner Brothers. Alex’s play, Everything Is Fine, recently received a developmental reading at Manhattan Theatre Club directed by Cynthia Nixon. He dedicates this performance to those living with chronic pain and illness and urges you to check out and donate to The Arthritis Foundation. Alex has a dog named Kevin and two adorably awesome nieces.


Colin Donnell (Roy Scheider) can most recently be seen as the lead of Peacock’s “Irreverent.”  Colin is known for his work as Dr. Connor Rhodes in NBC’s drama “Chicago Med” and as Tommy Merlyn in CW’s “Arrow.” Other appearances include Scott Lockhart in Showtime’s hit series “The Affair”, “Pan Am,” “Person of Interest” and “The Mysteries of Laura.”

His film appearances include Every Secret Thing, which also starred Diane Lane and Elizabeth Banks, and Almost Love opposite Michelle Buteau. 

On stage, Colin Donnell recently starred as Russell Hammond in the musical adaptation of Cameron Crowe’s acclaimed show Almost Famous at The Old Globe.

His Broadway work includes Violet, Anything Goes (which garnered him Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Astaire nominations), and Jersey Boys. Among his other notable stage appearances are Follies, Merrily We Roll Along, Lady Be Good at the New York City Center, the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Loves Labours Lost and Meet Me in St. Louis. Additionally, he’s toured with productions of Wicked and Mamma Mia. Born in St. Louis, Donnell is a resident of New York. 


Ian Shaw

Ian Shaw (Co-Writer, Robert Shaw) trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, having obtained a BA in American Studies at Sussex University.

Theatre includes War Horse and Common (National Theatre); Widowers’ Houses, The Importance of Being Earnest, Nude with Violin, The Philadelphia Story, andThe Brothers Karamazov (Manchester Royal Exchange); Three Sisters (Nuffield and Theatre Royal Bath); Private Lives and Closer (Birmingham Rep); The Rivals(Derby Playhouse and Philadelphia Walnut St); The Tempest (SRT) and Much Ado About Nothing in London’s West End. Television includes “Sharpe,” “Soldier, Soldier,” “Medics,” “Wuthering Heights,” “The Queen,” “Ghost Hour,” “Silent Witness,” “Cambridge Spies” and the Emmy award-winning “Hiroshima.” Film includes Century, Moondance, The Boys and Girl from County Clare, The Contract and Johnny English Reborn.


Joseph Nixon (Co-Writer) is the author (with Brian Mitchell) of the plays Those Magnificent Men (New Perspectives, 2010); Big Daddy vs. Giant Haystacks (The Foundry Group, 2011); Seven Studies in Salesmanship (The Foundry Group, 2013); and the musical The Opinion Makers (Mercury Theatre/Derby Theatre 2013.) He has written material for Joanna Neary, Jo Caulfield, Jerry Sadowitz, and Basil Brush.


Guy Masterson (Director) is a London based, multi-award-winning theatre producer & director with over 150 credits over 30 years. A 29-year veteran of the Edinburgh Festival, he has produced or directed many of its biggest hits including THE SHARK IS BROKEN in 2019 – which was subsequently produced in the West End in 2021 by Sonia Friedman Productions and received an Olivier Nomination for Best New Comedy. His 2009 production of Morecambe also transferred to the West End and won an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment. His 2003 production of 12 Angry Men became the biggest grossing drama at Edinburgh – a record broken by his subsequent productions of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (starring Christian Slater), and The Odd Couple (with Bill Bailey and Alan Davies) which he also directed. Other acclaimed productions include Scaramouche Jones, Adolf, Austen’s Women, Absolution and Playing Burton (a solo play about his uncle, Richard Burton). Most recently, he co-directed an award-winning original musical, The Marvelous Elephant Man in Australia. Guy is also internationally renowned for his solo performances of Under Milk Wood, Animal Farm, Shylock and A Christmas Carol (which is to play in NYC over Christmas ‘23).  His company, Theatre Tours International, remains the most awarded and nominated independent theatre company presenting at the Edinburgh Festival.


Duncan Henderson (Designer) Productions include Hangman (Two Bins Theatre Company), Bloodlines (Talia Randall), Betrayal, The Polished Scar, Underneath the Lintel (Pretty Villain Prods), Crave (Little Warrior Theatre Prods) and 9 Circle (Theatre Tours International).

Jon Clark (Lighting Design) is a Tony and Olivier award-winning designer. He has designed extensively for the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, in the West End, on Broadway and with many other companies internationally. Recent theatre: A Doll’s House (Broadway), The Motive and The Cue (National); The Lehman Trilogy, Betrayal, The Inheritance, King Charles III (Broadway & West End); Cyrano de Bergerac (BAM & West End). Recent Opera: Hamlet, The Exterminating Angel (Metropolitan Opera), Lucia di Lammermoor, Written on Skin (Covent Garden).


Adam Cork (Sound Design and Original Music) has written mainly for the stage, blending original composition with sound design to create integrated music/sound scores for many celebrated productions. Adam’s musical London Road (co-authored with Alecky Blythe) premiered at the National Theatre in 2011, won the 2011 Critic’s Circle Award ‘Best Musical’, was nominated for the 2012 Olivier Award ‘Best Musical’, and a film version was released in 2015 (BBC Films/Cuba pictures). In 2010 he received a Tony Award for the music and sound score for Red (Donmar/Broadway), and an Olivier Award in 2011 for King Lear (Donmar), also receiving the Evening Standard ‘Best Design’ Award 2011 for Anna Christie and King Lear (Donmar). In 2010 he was nominated for the Tony Award ‘Best Score’ (Music & Lyrics) for Enron (Broadway/West End). Other theatre includes: Leopoldstadt (Wyndham’s/Longacre) Patriots (Almeida/West End); The Hunt (Almeida), Ink (Almeida/Duke of York’s/MTC); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Harold Pinter); Travesties (Menier Chocolate Factory/Apollo/American Airlines Theatre); No Man’s Land (Wyndham’s); Les Blancs, Three Days In The Country, Phedre, (National); Hughie (Booth Theatre); Photograph 51, Henry V (Noël Coward); Frost/Nixon (Gielgud/Jacobs), Hamlet (Donmar/Broadhurst Theatre); Ivanov (Donmar/Wyndham’s); Six Characters in Search of an Author (Headlong/Gielgud); Richard II, A Streetcar Named Desire , The Chalk Garden, Othello, Creditors, The Wild Duck, Caligula (Donmar); Don Carlos (Gielgud); Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest (RSC); Suddenly Last Summer (West End); Paradise Lost (Headlong). Adam is an Associate Artist of the RSC. Television includes Scores for The Hollow Crown: “Richard II,” “Macbeth” and “Frances Tuesday.” Film includes Scores for London Road, Genius, Hamlet, Macbeth. Radio includes Losing Rosalind, The Luneberg Variation (BBC Radio 4), The Colonel-Bird (BBC World Service), Don Carlos, Othello, On the Ceiling, The Chalk Garden (all BBC Radio 3).


Nina Dunn (Video Design) has designed Video & Projections for a wide range of shows, working internationally and spanning Theatre, Opera, Dance, Musical Theatre, Immersive, Fashion, Opening Ceremonies, Live Events and Public Art And is the Creative Director at PixelLux. She is also an educator within her industry.  Work for theatre includes: Bonnie & Clyde, City of Angels, No Man’s Land, Cookies (West End); Spitting Image Live (The Rep); The Trials (Donmar Warehouse); 9 to 5 The Musical (West End, UK and Australian Tour); Othello, Manor, Emperor & Galilean (National Theatre); The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Lazuli Sky (Birmingham Royal Ballet); Seven Deadly Sins, Bluebeard’s Castle (Teatro Colón Buenos Aires); A Christmas Carol (Nottingham Playhouse / Alexandra Palace); A Museum in Baghdad, Venice Preserved, Miss Littlewood, The Seven Acts of Mercy, Volpone (RSC); Hamlet, The Mountaintop (Young Vic); Extinct (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Shedding a Skin (Soho Theatre); Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella (Imagine Theatre); Plenty, Copenhagen, Fiddler on the Roof, Forty Years On (CFT); L’Orfeo, Der Freischütz, Macbeth (Wiener Staatsoper); Spring Gala (ROH); Phantom of the Opera (Cameron Mackintosh, UK, US and Australian tour); The Rocky Horror Show (European tour), Armstrong and Miller Live (Hat Trick).  Awards include Best Video Design for Bonnie & Clyde (Broadway World UK), Best Video and Electronic Content for Alice’s Adventures Underground (Knight of Illumination), Best Design for Cinderella and Beauty and The Beast (UK Pantomime Awards) and a nomination for Best Video Design for THE SHARK IS BROKEN (WhatsOnStage). 


Jim Carnahan, CSA (Casting) has cast over 150 Broadway shows. Broadway: Leopoldstadt; A Beautiful Noise; Almost Famous; New York, New York; Funny Girl; Harry Potter; Moulin Rouge! Off-Broadway: Merrily We Roll Along, Little Shop of Horrors. London: Eureka Day, Best of Enemies. Upcoming film: Ari Aster’s Disappointment Blvd.


Rosie O’Grady’s, Manhattan’s famed pub and steakhouse, will close July 1

Rosie O’Grady’s, Manhattan’s famed pub and steakhouse, will close July 1


Rosie O’Grady’s, a popular Midtown Manhattan Irish bar and steakhouse for more than 40 years, will be closing its doors for good in early July 2023.

Located on the corner of West 52nd Street and Seventh Avenue, the restaurant / event space will permanently shut down on Saturday, July 1, according to Owner Mike Carty, who posted a message on the restaurant’s website.


“It is with a mixture of emotions that we announce the closure of our cherished location…after more than 40 wonderful years,”

– carty

who immigrated from Ireland in the early 1960s. 


“We want to express our deepest gratitude to all who supported Rosie O’Grady’s Steakhouse and our event space…and would so enjoy seeing you for one last pint.”


Carty’s message, however, made clear that he plans to re-open the establishment elsewhere.


“Amidst the bittersweet goodbye, we want to convey our unwavering commitment to relocating our restaurant and event space to a nearby location,” Carty wrote. 


“Rest assured, our new venue will capture the essence and sprit you have come to love.”


The restaurant and the building’s landlord, SL Green, continues to be involved in a rent dispute that went to arbitration, according to the Irish Voice newspaper that was first to report that the establishment will be closing. An arbitration panel ruled in SL Green’s favor.


Many jobs will be lost with this closure, as more than 90 employees will be let go. 

Carty was not immediately available for commen

KosherPalooza Comes to NJ Meadowlands June 28 – Save Your Appetite for An Unforgettable Kosher Culinary Adventure

KosherPalooza Comes to NJ Meadowlands June28 – Save Your Appetite for An Unforgettable Kosher Culinary Adventure

Get ready to explore every corner of the innovative and ever-expanding kosher universe! You (and your appetite) are invited to a massive celebration of all things kosher with hundreds of food brands, cookbook authors, influencers, and experts, all under one roof.


takes place Wednesday, June 28 at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ.


KosherPalooza Comes to NJ Meadowlands June28 - Save Your Appetite for An Unforgettable Kosher Culinary Adventure

KosherPalooza Comes to NJ Meadowlands June28 – Save Your Appetite for An Unforgettable Kosher Culinary Adventure

Known as—what else?


this first-of-its-kind festival for foodies, hosted by Fleishigs Magazine and Powwow Events, takes place Wednesday, June 28 at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ.

Chanie Apfelbaum

Chanie Apfelbaum will be at Kosherpalooza


The full-day extravaganza is packed with events like Chopped-style cooking competitions, cooking and mixology demonstrations, wine tasting classes, exclusive book signings with renowned cookbook authors, and informative panel discussions. Visitors are also welcome to hobnob with some the top kosher creatives and influencers from across globe.


Of course, it wouldn’t be KOSHERPALOOZA without bites and sips!


With a wide range of exhibitors—from restaurants and visionary startups to the classic brands your grandmother grew up with—expect an endless offering of products from across the kosherverse.

Among the bites and sips are more than 100 booths including

The Cheese Guy, Prairie St. Prime, Jacks Gourmet, Holy Wagyu Meats, Kosher Valet, Bethel Creamery, Royal Wine Corp., Pizza Biza, Bread and Batter, The Nuttery, Pelleh and so much more.


Danielle Renov

Danielle Renov will be at Kosherpalooza

So , who’ll be there?

The lineup includes noted kosher cookbook authors and influencers Kim Kushner, Levana, Naomi Ross and Paula Shoyer who will be cooking up a storm and competing a la CHOPPED;

KOSHERPALOOZA Headliners including Chanie Apfelbaum, Danielle Renov, Gabe Geller and Dani Klein hosting and toasting


Games including blind taste tests, hot sauce contests, and a wine glass challenge, along with a panel of experts offering wine tastings, mixology demos, as well as People’s Choice for best new product.


It’s a full day of fun and food where you can sink your teeth into gourmet treats from featured brands, participate in panel discussions, see live streaming cooking demos, drink from among the finest wines and cocktails, learn from the best kosher talent, catch the latest news in the kosher restaurant scene, win prizes and giveaways, vote for your favorite products and hear from leading organizations including the Orthodox Union (OU) and Masbia, too.


Gabe Geller

Gabe Geller will be at Kosherpalooza

More than just the authority on kosher cooking, Fleishigs Magazine


More than just the authority on kosher cooking, Fleishigs Magazine serves up kosher like never before. Each of its eleven annual issues is a jewel box of triple-tested recipes, entertaining tips, food trends, Shabbat and holiday entertaining guides, in-depth chef spotlights, luxe travel features and more.

A feast for the eyes dedicated to the best modern cuisine, Fleishigs takes kosher to unexpected heights to reach and inspire the discerning chef, the food obsessed and budding gourmand in us all.


For tickets and further information, visit

‘Evil Dead’ Hero Bruce Campbell Presents: ‘Bruce-O-Rama’ at Patchogue Theater Sat April 15

‘Evil Dead’ Hero Bruce Campbell Presents: ‘Bruce-O-Rama’ at Patchogue Theater Sat April 15

“Evil Dead” Hero Bruce Campbell Hosts Two Events in One Fun Night


PART 1: PLAY A GAME! Hosted by Bruce Campbell, LAST FAN STANDING is not your father’s trivia contest. As the only interactive game show created exclusively for fans of pop culture, LAST FAN STANDING tests your knowledge about the things that really matter: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Superheroes, Gaming. Everyone in the audience gets to play. Fans answering the most questions correct in the fastest amount of time will come up on stage with Bruce for the Final Face-Off, and one player will be crowned Last Fan Standing! Followed by a brief break for the crew to clear the stage and for fans to buy more stuff!

PART 2: WATCH A GROOVY BRUCE MOVIE! Bruce will introduce a cult favorite he’s been in and take questions before the screening. It’s a lively half hour of anecdotes, insults and random cash giveaways.

BUT WAIT – NOW HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY? In addition to these two events, depending on the type of ticket purchased, fans can also take home a custom, autographed poster of the event and a portrait-grade photo with the man himself! Let the good times roll at Bruce-O-Rama!

Tickets and info and Patchogue Theatre.

Popular NYC Spot Poconos Park Unleashes Scares for Halloween Weekend Oct 28-29

On Halloween weekend, just outside NYC Haunted Poconos Park unleashes fun for all ages, with a slew of events from kid-friendly trick or treating to genuine thrills, even sit down dinner and a dance party.

And you’re invited!

Poconos Park is popular for its central location in North East Pennsylvania, with easy drives from NYC, Philly and the Lehigh Valley.  

Poconos Park is a Popular NYC spot outside the city

Poconos Park Halloween

Poconos Park Halloween


This time of year the road trip is gorgeous.   But as you get closer, your view turns from romantic Autumn to haunted destination.

Pocono Park Halloween

You drive deep into the dark woods, fog creeps around your car, moonlight pierces through the trees, howling wind makes screachy scratching sounds.

Just then, you expect Leatherface to run out sparking up his chainsaw – and the party hasn’t even started yet.

A moment from Haunted Poconos Park’s Playhouse

All of the festivities take place within walking distance at the newly-acquired Poconos Park, a huge indoor / outdoor destination that hosts concerts, theater shows, corporate events, weddings and private gatherings.

This weekend it’s transformed into a Halloween Haven.

Poconos Park manages to create Halloween for everyone, from you littlest goblin who wants candy, laughs, and no scares to the group of friends who want scares and thrills.   Every Halloween and horror lover has a spot here.

Pocono Park Halloween

For Halloween, event company From The Roots has taken over and promises thrills, smiles and memories for you, your friend and your family.

John M. Oakes who runs From The Roots, loves putting on a show and delights in every twist and turn from ultra scary, to the cutest moments.

John M. Oakes, From The Roots

John M. Oakes, From The Roots

Earlier this week, we got a preview tour of the most popular attraction – Playhouse of Horror. 

It’s a fast-moving, screams around every corner, standing – crawling – jump fest.  Pro tip: Go through it next to your friend who screams the most — it’ll +10 the whole experience for ya.  The Playhouse is fun, fast-paced, well-designed and has the mark of any good maze, when it’s done you’re high-fiving your friends and wanting to get right back in line to go again.

Pocono Park Halloween

One of the many rooms from Haunted Poconos Park

But that’s not all.  Oakes has a banquet planned and an 80’s throwback Dance Party. 

Check out each event listed below


4 – 7 P.M.— (Children Ages 12 & Under):

Prior to sunset, children will be sent along a fright-free, wooded trail to gather candy treats, participate in interactive games, and meet a host of kid-friendly characters—with plenty of photo opportunity stations for parents along the way. 

Cost is $5 per child with an accompanying adult. 


6 – 10 P.M.— (Ages 13+):

Beginning at twilight, our “braver” and older guests can explore the more eerie dwellings of an authentic haunted house. Meet POCONOS PARK’s playful specters, murderous villains, and Goghoulish monsters. Take in our wonderful macabre displays and get a few jump-scares along the way. (Note: ONLY those in line before 10 P.M. will be admitted. Children aged 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult)  

Early Bird Cost is $19.99 plus fees, Week Of Cost is $24.99 plus fees, and Day Of Cost is $29.99 plus fees. Grab a Skip The Line admission for only $39.99.


5 – 8 P.M.—(All Ages):

Say “Bone-Appetit!” as we serve no tricks, just treats, at this otherworldly upscale dinner buffet. Enjoy delicious culinary treats and only the finest, delightful “spirits” curated especially for you by Event Hospitality Solutions. This family-friendly dinner will be served with paired wine from Blue Ridge Winery and distinguished ghostly guests. Tickets are LIMITED at $59.99 per guest (plus fees) and include “skip the line” admission to the Playhouse of Horror, access to the buffet, and one alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink per person. (Note: Additional alcoholic beverages cost extra.)

“SCREAM! AT THE LAKE” 90’s Throwback Dance Party

Friday, Oct. 28,  9 P.M. – 1.A.M. (21+):

Calling all ghosts and ghouls to scream with delight as we turn off the lights and on the 90s tunes! Join us down at the Lake House to enjoy some scary libations at the Bloody Bar and graze on some skull candy (aka yummy bar food). Dress to kill, as we’ll be giving away prizes for the most spine-chilling, the most scandalous, and the most striking costumes!  (Must show valid ID to enter) Tickets are LIMITED at $49.99 per guest (plus fees), and includes “skip the line” admission to the Playhouse of Horror.

“CURSED CAMPGROUND” Electronic Music Dance Party

Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 P.M. – 1.A.M. (21+):

After you’ve had your pants scared off inside the Playhouse of Horror,  join the crowd at the Cursed Campground at the Lake House! If you dare to venture through the cursed trails of this abandoned summer camp, you will reach the most electrifying dance party in the Poconos! 

Costumes are encouraged, as prizes will be given away for various spooky categories. (Must show valid ID to enter)

Tickets are LIMITED at $49.99 per guest and include “skip the line” admission to the Playhouse of Horror.

For tix and more info: Haunted Poconos Park

NYC’s South Street Seaport Museum Halloween Family at historic ship Wavertree Oct 29 & 30

South Street Seaport Museum announces Halloween Family Activity Weekend on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, 2022, 11am–5pm aboard the main deck of the historic tall ship Wavertree, docked at Pier 16 (Fulton and South Streets).
Fall means fun for the whole family at the Seaport.
Enhance your onboard experience with hands-on activities, engagement stations, and creative projects for kids of all ages that will illuminate history and life at sea.
Activities are included with free Seaport Museum admission,  register at
Why carve a pumpkin when you could scrimshaw a gourd?
Join the South Street Seaport Museum for spooky scrimshaw!
Get into the Halloween spirit by etching your favorite seasonal design into gourds aboard Wavertree, surrounded by sailors’ spirits of yore. Guests can also participate in family activity stations throughout the campus, including a Halloween-inspired scavenger hunt.
Wavertree is designated on the National Register of Historic Places and represents the thousands of ships that docked along New York’s waterfront over the centuries. Gaze up at the towering masts and miles of rigging. Learn how people worked and lived aboard a 19th century cargo sailing vessel, from the captain to the ship’s officers, cooks, and crew. Look out across New York Harbor and see the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Heights. Or, look landward and see the skyline of the Financial District, which flourished because of ships like Wavertree, which brought in the goods that helped businesses thrive.
Wavertree is permanently moored at Pier 16 and does not sail the harbor. Access to Wavertree requires climbing a small set of ladder-type stairs and an angled gangway.

Niagara Falls mayor, Howard Milstein clash over future park 

Niagara Falls mayor, Howard Milstein clash over future park

Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino has a vision for growing Cataract City’s tourism, while keeping visitors in town longer.

Creating a $150 million “gateway” park downtown that includes an ice rink, indoor arena and outdoor amphitheater.

However, the city doesn’t own the 12 acres of land it is eyeing for its proposed Centennial Park.

Howard Milstein’s Niagara Falls owns the lot and isn’t interested in selling it, even though Restaino says it was an NFR executive who first suggested the location a year ago.


Post Malone announces Twelve Carat Tour 33-city including NYC’s Madison Square Garden with special guest Roddy Ricch.

Instead, NFR, which has done little to bring new business or attractions to a prime downtown site that it has controlled for 25 years, has a very different idea. The firm is now is pitching a plan to put a data and technology center on a portion of its property and potentially bring hundreds of jobs to the site.

“We firmly believe that eminent domain proceedings are not needed, and we oppose such actions as highly premature,”

NFR Executive Vice President Roger Trevino

“Eminent domain can take years and cost taxpayers millions. It would be completely unnecessary in the face of the opportunities we have been discussing.”


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