Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 33rd annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Wednesday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. A carefree fall tradition, it celebrates the creativity that comes with the season.
The one-night fiesta takes over all four of TNC's theater spaces, plus its lobby and the block of East Tenth Street between First and Second Avenues. Customarily over 1,400 wildly-clad celebrants gather for dancing, dining, showing off costumes and viewing acts from the cutting-edge of Cabaret and Theater. Costume or formal wear is required.
The entire facility will be elaborately rendered for Halloween, featuring intricate and massive environments by leading theatrical scenarists, sculptors, and artists.
The annual costume judging begins at 12:00 am with the "Monsters and Miracles Costume Parade," as all revelers are invited to march past a panel of celebrity judges. Winners in twelve individual categories will receive one-year passes to TNC and a bottle of Moet and Chandon champagne. Attendees will be judged in such categories as "Most Magickal," "Most Psychic," "Most Bo-Toxic," "Most Organic," "Most Iraq-irate," "Most Spammed," "Most Fraudulent," Most Hybrid," "Most Hungry for Tomatoes" and "Most Born-Again, and Again, and Again."