For those interested in going beyond the usual Halloween activities, I’ve compiled the following short list of things to do this October in New York City for the adventurous and those not faint of heart. I’m only directly involved in one of these (the Weird West Village Walking Tour) but I’ll be attending as many of the rest of them as my schedule — and feet! — permit. Happy Halloween!
The Occult Humanities Conference: Contemporary Art and Scholarship on the Esoteric Traditions The Occult Humanities Conference is a weekend conference to be held in New York City on October 18-20th, 2013. The conference will present a wide array of voices active in the cultural landscape who are specifically addressing the occult tradition through research, scholarship and artistic practice.
Small Game Taxidermy Demo and Workshop at Acme Studio. Learn the fascinating art of preparing, preserving and posing a deceased rabbit with Brooklyn-based taxidermist, artist and fashion designer Divya Anantharaman. Watch a live demo of mounting a rabbit from beginning to end. If you’re feeling adventurous, put on a pair of gloves and try out the technique yourself.
October 26th, 4:00 – 7:00pm $40
October 26th, 9:00pm $30 in advance, $40 at the door
Nov. 2nd, 2013, 7pm – 10pm. $40