Nonstop theater, a costume competition, and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 42nd annual Village Halloween Costume Ball. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for real witches, everyday New Yorkers, and artists alike. An explosive fall tradition, the event is held annually on the actual night of Halloween and celebrates artistic creation and fertilization.
The one-night fiesta takes over all four of TNC's theater spaces, plus its lobby and the block of East 10th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Customarily over 1,500 wildly clad celebrants gather for dancing, dining, showing off costumes, and viewing acts from the cutting edge of cabaret and theater. Doors open at 7:30pm and indoor entertainment begins at 8pm. There will be two continuously running cabarets. Outdoor entertainment, free to the public, will start at 4pm.