Halloween is without question one of the nightlife world's top holidays — and unlike other occasions when fashion is key, on Halloween we can dress up as anything we like. Oct. 31 falls on a Tuesday in 2017, but that doesn't mean there won't be parties taking place throughout the month. Here's a guide to some of the top spooky soirees, boo-bashes and monster mashes taking place on Long Island this year.
2017 Halloween Horrorthon at Retro Picture Show
INFO: Cinema Arts Centre: 423 Park Ave., Huntington; 631-423-7611, cinemaartscentre.org WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 21, starting at 10 p.m. THE DEAL: Six horror films will run back-to-back in 35-mm format: "House of 1000 Corpses" (2003), "Halloween III: Season of the Witch" (1982), "Scream, Blacula, Scream" (1973), "Psycho III" (1986), "Tourist Trap" (1979) and "Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell" (1974). Event will also include giveaways, merchandise for sale; guests are encouraged to dress in costume (no contest). COVER: Tickets available in advance for $40 at retropictureshow.com;.
‘Witches Night Out’ in Cold Spring Harbor
INFO: Main Street in Cold Spring Harbor; 631-692-7100, luckytolivehererealty.com WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 26, 5-8 p.m. THE DEAL: A crawl led by the Lucky To Live Here Realty company, participants may dress as witches (not mandatory) and peruse Cold Spring Harbor businesses (list to be finalized), and either receive shopping discounts or edible/ drinkable samples. Some shops will be taking part in a raffle; for every $20 spent patrons will receive a raffle ticket. COVER: No cost to attend; some shops may require a fee for special activities.
“Merlot Masquerade” at Martha Clara Vineyards
INFO: 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead; 631-298-0075 WHEN: Friday, Oct. 13 7-10 p.m. THE DEAL: Masquerade party with masks; dress code is cocktail attire. Tickets include passed hors d'oeuvres, live music and two complimentary glasses of wine. COVER: $85, $65 for wine club members; purchase online at marthaclaravineyards.com.
Bobbique Halloween Bash
INFO: 70 W. Main St., Patchogue; 631-447-7744, bobbique.com. WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. THE DEAL: Costume party and contest; live music from Atomic Red Hots and the restaurant's menu of barbecue food. COVER: No cover.
Sounds So Sweet & Equilibrium Records Present: This Is Halloween
INFO: 89 North: 89 N Ocean Ave., Patchogue; 631-730-8992, 89northmusic.com. WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.-midnight THE DEAL: Costume party with a cartoon character theme; featuring live music (bands to be announced) and DJs Schnife The Yak (pictured), Lauren Valentine, Soley, Integrity and BmO COVER: $10
Zombie Karaoke at Ziggy's Corner Pub
INFO: 1 Central Ave., Massapequa; 516-541-5400, ziggyscornerpub.com WHEN: Friday, Oct. 13 at 10 p.m. THE DEAL: Guests are encouraged to dress in costumes and sing spooky songs. COVER: No cover.
Halloween Party at Po'Boy Brewery
INFO: 200 Wilson St., Port Jefferson Station; 631-828-1131, poboybrewery.com WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, 7-11 p.m. THE DEAL: Costume party and costume (costumes required). COVER: No cover; RSVPs are a must.
Spooky Yoga at Revolution Yoga
INFO: 7 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre; 516-619-6421, revolutionyogaspace.com WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 7-8:15 p.m. THE DEAL: Yoga class with costumes encouraged; prizes for best costume. COVER: $20; pre-registration not required but space is limited.
Halloween Party at Karvers Grille
INFO: 480 Patchogue-Holbrook Rd., Holbrook; 631-868-7300, karversgrille.com WHEN: Friday, Oct. 27, starting at 9 p.m. THE DEAL: costume party and contest, specialty cocktails and live music from Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos. COVER: No cover.
Halloween at The Velvet Lounge
INFO: 10 Woods Corner Rd., East Setauket; 631-751-7575, velvetloungeny.com WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, starting at 9 p.m. THE DEAL: Costume party and contest; punk-inspired rock bands The Heartless Devils (pictured) and The Firebyrds play until 12 a.m., followed by hip-hop and dance beats by DJ Kaution. Movie-themed costumes are encouraged. COVER: $10
Rowdyween 2017 at Rowdy Hall
INFO: 10 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-8555, rowdyhall.com WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m. THE DEAL: Costume party with cash prizes, drink specials; DJ will provide music. COVER: $30 (includes one complimentary drink)
Halloween Party Weekend at The Brewers Collective Beer Co.
INFO: 1460 N. Clinton Ave., Bay Shore; 631-665-9000, thebrewerscollective.com WHEN: Friday, Oct. 13, starting at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, 3 p.m. THE DEAL: Costume parties with contests, DJs spinning beats, drink specials and horror movies shown. COVER: No cover.
Halloween Party at Long Ireland Brewing Co.
INFO: 817 Pulaski St., Riverhead; 631-403-4303, longirelandbrewing.com WHEN: Friday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. THE DEAL: Costume party (costumes are required), a food truck will be on-site, music by a live band and the entire brewery will be open to guests. COVER: $25 (includes the first two beer pints); purchase tickets in advance at the tasting room or charge by phone.
'Spirits with Spirits' at The Garden City Hotel
INFO: 45 7th St., Garden City; 516-747-3000, gardencityhotel.com WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m. THE DEAL: Costume party featuring raffles, networking, a silent auction, live music and psychic/ intuitive readings. COVER: $20, guests must purchase in advance at eventbrite.com.
Halloween Costume Bash at Post Office Cafe
INFO: 130 W Main St., Babylon; 631-669-9224, thepostofficecafe.com WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, starts at 9 p.m. THE DEAL: Costume party and contest; featuring live music. COVER: $5
Recovery Room Halloween Bash
INFO: 214 Station Plaza N., Mineola; 516-280-2407, recoveryroombar.com WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m.-4 a.m. THE DEAL: Costume dance party and contest COVER: No cover.
'Eat, Drink and Be Scary' at Maxwell’s
INFO: 501 Main St., Islip; 631-210-0011, maxwellsny.com WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. THE DEAL: Costume party and contest, live music by J-Haus band COVER: $5
'Big Eighties Fun' Halloween costume party at The Bayou
INFO: 2823 Jerusalem Ave., Bellmore; 516-785-9263 WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. THE DEAL: Costume party with contest COVER: No cover.
Spirits & Spirits Halloween Ball at The Landing at Jones Beach
INFO: West Bathhouse, Marine Dining Hall, 1 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh; 516-785-0012, landingatjonesbeach.com WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, 7 -11 p.m. THE DEAL: Includes an open bar, buffet dinner, costume contests and DJ COVER: $75; tickets available in advance at eventbrite.com.
Halloweekend 2017 at Nutty Irishman
INFO: 323 Main St., Farmingdale; 516-293-9700, thenuttyirishman.com WHEN: Oct. 27-28, 31, 7 p.m.-3 a.m. THE DEAL: Parties featuring live music, DJs and costume parties; each evening will feature a Halloween costume contest with cash and prizes for winners. COVER: Oct. 27-28: $10, Oct. 31: TBA
'The End is Here: 2017 Halloween Party' at Sole East Resort & The Backyard Restaurant
INFO: 90 Second House Rd., Montauk; 631-668-2105, soleeast.com WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, starting at 8 p.m. THE DEAL: Costume party, free bar food, drink specials and DJ. (Guests attending in costume will be entered to win a weekend stay.) COVER: No cover; special weekend room rates start at $189.
The North Tap Halloween Party
INFO: 340 Rte. 25A, Mount Sinai; 631-743-9679, thenorthtap.com WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. THE DEAL: Costume party; live music from the Lisa Polizzi Band (pictured) and Redhouse Sunset. COVER: $10
'Monster Mash!' at Paper Doll Curiosity Shoppe
INFO: 33 E. Main St., Patchogue; 631-730-8383 WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 22, 5-8p.m. THE DEAL: Party with costume contest; music by DJ Soul Revival System and April Luv (spinning vintage vinyl), vendors, refreshments, contests and prizes. COVER: $5 in advance at any Paper Doll location (Patchogue shop; 23 Main St., Sayville; 333 New York Ave., Huntington) or over the phone, $10 at the door; more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halloween Goat Yoga
INFO: Smithtown Historical Society, 239 Middle Country Rd., Smithtown; 631-265-6768, smithtownhistorical.org WHEN: Monday, Oct. 30, 6-7 p.m. THE DEAL: Open to all levels of yoga; bring a mat. Baby goats will be present, some in costume; guests should arrive in costume as well. COVER: $15; available at eventbrite.com.
'Nightmare on Main Street' at Library Cafe
INFO: 274 Main St., Farmingdale; 516-752-7678, thelibrarycafe.com WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. THE DEAL: Costume party and contest, music by DJ Jester; Halloween signature cocktails will be available, including the "Morgue-a-Rita" ($7.50) and Dark and Stormy Death Punch ($7.50). COVER: No cover.
Halloween Party with Sunburst Jalopy at Mr. Beery’s
INFO: 4019 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage; 516-579-7049, mrbeerys.com WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, 8-11 p.m. THE DEAL: Costume contest with prize (bar gift certificate); live music by Sunburst Jalopy. COVER: $5
'Costumes & Cocktails Halloween Bash' at Woodbury Country Club
INFO: 884 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury; 516-692-6200, woodburycc.com WHEN: Friday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m.-midnight THE DEAL: Includes cocktail hour, buffet, cash bar, costume contest and DJ. PRICE: Tickets $55; call 516-692-6200 to reserve.