Cocktails & Culture: New York Movies Halloween Bash

When: Friday, October 27, 2023, 6:00pm

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It's time to dress up and dance at our annual Cocktails & Culture Halloween Bash, which this year pays homage to New York movies!  From Shaft and Holly Golightly, to King Kong, Spiderman and the Ghostbusters, this town is the birthplace of countless iconic movie characters.  Pick your favorite and join us on the dance floor on our South Terrace for live sets by DJ Misbehaviour and DJ Shakey. Enjoy ghoulish dance performances by ThrillerNYC, whose boogying zombies are a highlight of the annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. Make sure your costume is red-carpet ready so you can compete in our costume contest for prizes!

Spooky cocktails from the MCNY bar, delicious bites from Empanada Mama, and artisanal gelato by Avrilililly's Creamery will be available for purchase. 

The evening is co-hosted by Rebecca Lynn.

About DJ Misbehaviour:
Misbehaviour's career in London began in 1989 with a residency at M.O.B.O. award-winning club Fresh N’ Funky, leading to many events and guest spots including a private party for Prince. Moving to NYC in 1999 she  has residencies at ‘Vinyl Nights,’ a dance party collab with the Hudson Yards Alliance, ‘Flippers’ Roller Rink at the Rockefeller Plaza, and performs regularly at the Museum of the City of New York. She has worked with icons Biz Markie, Danny Krivit, Just Blaze and Roy Ayers. Sought out internationally, Misbehaviour has performed in London, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Europe, and Dubai. 

About DJ Shakey
DJ Shakey has been a fixture in the NYC nightlife scene for over 20 years having played every kind of venue from big clubs to museums to dive bars to warehouses. She created and directs Shakey's Record Fair and has a personal collection of over 10,000 vinyl recordings. She was listed as one of New York’s “Top Ten Event DJs” in Bizbash Magazine for event planners.

About Rebecca Lynn (co-host):
Native New Yorker, event producer, publicist, party planner, whistle blower & dancing Queen. For over 10 years Rebecca Lynn has been spreading her magic around the city. Her love of nightlife, music, fashion & people has inspired her to create authentic events. She continues to bring people together in celebration & has produced events at Summerstage, Lincoln Center, Bella Abzug Park, Downtown Brooklyn & many other cultural institutions. 

About Thriller NYC (dancers):
Since 2004, the Thriller NYC dancers have celebrated their combined love of gore and Michael Jackson by performing the infamous Thriller dance in the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade.  In their words: "We are between 15 and a million years old, and our dance experience ranges from novice to professional. We eat brains, grrrrrrrrrowl and bite, but most importantly, we boogie. This Halloween, leave your mundane human life behind and transform into a rotting, dancing cadaver. After studio rehearsals, outdoor practices, and zombie makeup lessons, you'll be hungering for brains in no time."


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