Your Ultimate Guide to Halloween Happenings Around The City

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Halloween in New York really is the most wonderful time of the year, and this year, it gets started a bit early--and runs all week long. Here's a selection of the city's more intriguing Halloween bashes that incorporate food and drink, celebrate the human DIY spirit, and steer clear of the parade.

Mad Hatter Tea/Flapper Party, Amuse Wine Bar, 121 Ludlow Street, Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, 9 p.m.

Fans of Alice in Wonderland are welcome to come out tonight--in or out of costume--for a bit of Texas Tea. While no drinks there will make you bigger, smaller, or turn you mad, it is your chance to live out a childhood classic and play tea party with actual people. On Saturday, the theme reverts back to the jazz age. Thematically appropriate music will be performed on both nights.

Wolf's Blood & Blood Sausage, Edi and The Wolf, 102 Avenue C, Monday, October 28 through Sunday, November 3

If you're going to try blood sausage, there's probably no better time than when the city runs amok with vampires and werewolves. This Austrian restaurant is featuring a special blood sausage dish with sweet potato puree, Brussels sprouts, and violet mustard from Monday through Sunday. Additionally, the bar's signature Wolf's Blood cocktail is appropriately named for this time of year--guests that howl at the wolf receive the cocktail for free.

Great Gatsby Party, Stone Street Tavern, 52 Stone Street, Thursday, October 31, 5:30 p.m.

Break out your best Boardwalk Empire outfit and get ready to dance the Lindy Hop. The party starts early downtown with champagne and special Halloween inspired cocktails priced at $8. If you really want to stay in character, order up a gin rickey or sidecar and lead a toast to being in a time machine: The surrounding area is perfect for reminiscing about the good old days.

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