Next Wednesday is Halloween, and the kids will have their fun that night. As for this weekend, though, call a babysitter, because it’s all about the grown-ups. Here are a few adult-only parties we know of, some of these we’ve even attended and lived to tell the tale.
Palenville, Greene County: The Fernwood Restaurant is throwing their annual Halloween bash with music provided by local faves VOODELIC. The band goes all out with a blacklight show for the party, and it is quite a scene. The Fernwood is the perfect Halloween venue, too. Located on a dead-end road, the old Victorian in which it’s located has tons of spooky, dark corners in which to poke around. Festivities are Saturday, October 27th starting at 9:30. And if you have a little too much liquid fun, the Fernwood offers free rides home. No excuses! GMAP
Saugerties, Ulster County: New World Home Cooking has one of the most raucous and fun Halloween parties in the area. There’s always a theme, and this year, it’s come as your favorite rock star, dead or alive. Cash prizes for costumes in various categories. Be warned: It’s a mob scene. A fun mob scene, sure, but expect to wait on your drink at the bar for quite some time. And wear comfortable shoes, because you will dance. A lot. Fun kicks off at 9:30 TONIGHT. GMAP
Kingston, Ulster County: The guys at BSP in uptown Kingston have been working hard to transform the lounge into one of the best live music venues around. And they’ve done a great job. You can check it out at their party, which is Saturday night, October 27th, 10pm. Come in costume, and the cover is $3. Skip the costume and pay $10. So…come in costume. GMAP
Washingtonville, Orange County: Here’s a party we’ve never been to, but the location seems like such a great place to have a Halloween Ball, we thought we should include it. Brotherhood Winery’s Halloween Ball is TONIGHT at 8pm, and it’s a pricy one ($45/ticket), but the ticket is all-inclusive, so you might end up saving some money on booze. GMAP
This is just a morsel of what’s happening in the Upstater area this weekend. Now you tell us: Where’s your favorite place to get down and spooky on Halloween weekend? Tell us in the comments!