Theater for the New City, originator of the famous Village Halloween Parade, hosts the 28th annual Halloween Ball. Come see TNC's 2-story 30,000 square foot space transformed into a series of Halloween environments by painters and scenic designers. Tap dancers, belly dancers, lounge acts, musicians, and comedy teams will perform throughout the night in two Cabarets. Past performers have included Reno, Bina Sharif, Wise Guise, Penny Arcade, Zero Boy, the Living Theater, and NY Lyric Circus. Party with your favorite downtown stars! Costume contest at Midnight with downtown Celebrity Judges! Have your tarot cards read! Salsa and Swing all night! Sample food from various East Village restaurants in the Cauldron! Cathartic experiences await in the Scary Room! Mythical creatures abound!