Celebrations for Halloween, spookiest holiday of the year, are underway everywhere you look. Brooklyn’s getting festive with trick-or-treating and haunted houses at Nitehawk Cinema, and horror movie showings at Salt + Charcoal and Videology. Meanwhile, Loring Place is holding a fundraiser for Northern California’s Wine Country. Looking ahead to Thanksgiving, Pasado’s Safe Haven animal sanctuary is giving turkeys a pass and sitting down for dinner with the birds.
- Loring Place in the West Village is donating 20% of sales from its “NYC Loves Cali” wine list to Napa and Sonoma charities in light of the recent wildfires. The fundraiser goes through next Wednesday.
- On Sunday, New York’s Uptown Roasters is brewing up the city’s “most expensive cup of coffee” to raise funds for relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The cafe will be selling $1 cups of coffee, whole beans at a discounted rate and limited edition T-shirts. The proceeds from these sales will be totaled to represent NYC’s most expensive cup of coffee, then donated to the Hispanic Federation.
- Get your Halloween fill at Salt + Charcoal in Williamsburg where they’re screening Japanese cult horror classics, Ringu (The Ring), Juon (The Grudge) and Dark Water from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Free sake will be available for moviegoers.
- Williamsburg’s movie-themed bar Videology is showing horror flicks with themed food and drinks all weekend long leading up to Halloween.
- Brooklyn dine-in theatre Nitehawk Cinema is offering a sneak peek preview of its new Prospect Park location on Halloween. Seasonal brews from Brooklyn Brewery will be available as well as sugar cookie decorating, an author reading with Community Bookstore, prizes, a haunted house and, of course, trick-or-treating.
- Tickets for Thanksgiving for the Turkeys are now available. Chef Jason Kieffer will cook up a four-course vegan dinner at the Pasado’s Safe Haven animal sanctuary in Sultan, Washington.