Halloween Happenings After Dark

Fright Night at the Museum

Who says the kids should have all the Halloween fun? Here’s a round up of Halloween Happenings After Dark for the adults who want in on some spooky action:

Montclair Art Museum’s spooktakular Fright Night at the Museum II offers a bewitching evening of enticing elixirs and ghoulish delights with even more tricks and treats this year: costume contests, silent auctions, drinks, dancing and more!

Fright Night at the Museum II
Saturday, October 188–11 pm
Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue. Montclair, NJ, 07042
Tickets start at $125 and all proceeds support the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs.



The Rocky Horror Picture Show

What better way to celebrate Halloween season then at The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Go to a live shadow cast performed by The Home of Happiness of the cult movie fave at the Bowtie Bellevue Cinema in Montclair on Saturday, October 25 at 11 pm. Wear your best Halloween costume and win awesome prizes and don’t forget to buy a prop bag. They will be on sale for $3 and there will also be posters, t-shirts, buttons and stickers for sale.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Live
Saturday, October 25 beginning at 11 pm
Bowtie Bellevue Cinema, 260 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07043
Tickets are $7



 Night of the Living Dead LiveinterACT Theatre Productions will present Night of the Living Dead, a hilarious re-production based on 1968 movie by George Romero. The play lovingly examines the movie itself, the period in which it was made, and the film’s undying influence on the horror genre. Night Of The Living Dead Live is a theatrical tribute to all of the elements that make this cinematic masterpiece so endearing. More than just a recreation of the story, the play celebrates the history and influence of the movie.

interACT Productions Presents Night of the Living Dead Live
October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25 at 7:30 pm / October 12, 19 and O26 at 4 pm
The Baird Theatre, 5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ
Tickets are $16



Philip McNeal Haunt for the HungryFeeling brave? A truly haunting experience awaits at the Philip McNeal Haunt for the Hungry. The community is invited to step into another world and experience serious haunted fun on Saturday, October 25 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. The event is named for and honors the late Philip McNeal, former Chairman of the Board of the Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair, and lover of Halloween fun. John Whipple, who in past years has hosted the haunted adventure “Old Man Whipple’s House” at his home, has also joined the Philip McNeal Haunt for the Hungry and encourages all to come to support Toni’s Kitchen and the Human Needs Food Pantry, “I am thrilled to be part of this event.  So, come out and enjoy.  We expect the Philip McNeal Haunt for the Hungry to become an annual Montclair Event.”

Philip McNeal Haunt for the Hungry
Saturday, October 25 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
105 Upper Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ
Admission is $5 per person.  Tickets can be purchased at the door.  



David Caserta

Master illusionist David Caserta makes people levitate, disappear and reappear right before your eyes in unbelievable illusions created for a show at NJPAC. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with an incredible night of magic? You’ll be captivated by the dazzling spells, uproarious comedy and participation by the audience – and maybe a few ghosts, goblins and ghouls!

Haunted Illusions
Sunday, October 26 at 5 pm and 7:30 pm
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ
Tickets range from $20 – $60 and can be purchased online here


10414651_10152702707336306_8154154660502240457_nCloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell is throwing a Pumpkin Tap Takeover & Halloween Costume Party on Thursday, October 30. You’ll enjoy 14+ pumpkin flavored beers on tap, a fun costume contest, food, an fun!

Pumpkin Tap Takeover & Halloween Costume Party 
Thursday, October 30 from 6 pm – 10 pm
Cloverleaf Tavern, 395 Bloomfield Avenue, Caaldwell, NJ
Free admission


vincent price cookbook dinner

Francesco Palmieri, the chef and owner of The Orange Squirrel is a huge fan of Vincent Price. This year he is moving his annual Vincent Price Dinner to the James Beard House this year on Thursday, October 30Chef Palmieri will offer a menu from Price’s A Treasury of Great Recipes, with special guest, Victoria Price, Vincent & Mary Price’s daughter, who will discuss her famous father‘s passion for food and film.  Get details and make reservations online here.

Vincent Price Dinner
Thursday, October 30 at 7 pm
James Beard House, 167 West 12th Street New York, New York




Put on your spandex and head over to Egan & Sons for their Halloween 80s Dance Party on Friday night! They’ll be cash prizes for the best costumes, giveaways, drink specials and more.

Egan & Sons for their Halloween 80s Dance Party 
Friday, October 31 from 10:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Egan & Sons, 118 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Free admission



Fresco on Church Street is throwing its the 2nd Annual Halloween Bash. There will be ash prizes for  best female and male costumes, a three course dinner with a Celebrity Guest in costume, live entertainment, and more.


Fresco’s Annual Halloween Bash
Friday, October 31 beginning at 8 pm
Fresco, 15 Church Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$74.95 per person



CD Zombienaut

The Porchistas,  the Montclair band who offers “lyrically driven folk, hippy, punk, throwback rock,” will throw their annual Halloween-themed party on Saturday, November 1 at Tierney’s Tavern. They will be sharing the bill with rock duo, Bone & Marrow, made up of  Jenn & Daimon, the previous fronts of Elevator Art, at the Space-Themed party. Also performing will be The Defending Champions playing their unique combination of Ska, Pop, Gypsy, catchy, horn driven dance numbers laced with the style and taste of the guitar of Dean Nevolis & the grit and natural presence of their fearless leader, Matt Ryan. There will be a space-themed costume contest (the most artistically creative costume) and a couples dance contest (one song from each band so get there early). $5 to enter either $8 to enter both.  Cash prizes with all proceeds going to the winners. Judges will be Tierney’s staff.

The Porchistas CD Release Halloween Party
Satruday, November 1 at 8:30 pm
Tierney’s Tavern, 138 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$10 cover 




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  1. I am sorry but this town is pathetic – where are the haunted houses? These aren’t kid friendly Halloween activities – why don’t they do the haunted house & hayride at Edgemont park ever again like they did four years ago? Something!

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