Halloween is still more than a month away, but one Lower East Side venue is almost ready to scare you half to death. For the 11th year, “Nightmare New York” is back at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center. This year, producers Timothy Haskell and Steve Kopelman will be taking on the “legendary horror stories and urban legends” from New York’s past.
Now in its 11th season, Nightmare NYC begins Friday night, September 26 and continues through November 1. Here’s a blurb from their press release:
Spanning time from when the island was called Manahatta to Cropsey, Gargoyles, alligators in the subways and to new legends of the super rats created by Hurricane Sandy, NIGHTMARE: NEW YORK reminds New Yorkers and beyond that some of the greatest nightmares are in your own backyard.
Every year, 40,000 people visit the haunted house at the Clemente. More information on their website. If you don’t already know, this event is not for the kiddies.
In other Halloween news, Ricky’s has opened two holiday costume and party supply stores on the Lower East Side. One is at 250 East Houston St. and the other at 104 Delancey St. Both locations are open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Sunday hours 11 a.m.-6 p.m.