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Halloween Parties All Over Sunnyside Saturday

(Halloween at Claret 2018: Photo Raymond Frederick)

Oct. 23, 2019. By Shane O’Brien 

Several bars and restaurants in Sunnyside are hosting Halloween events this weekend with many featuring costume prizes, drink specials and special DJs.

Claret Wine Bar, located at 46-02 Skiillman Ave. is holding its 12th annual Halloween party Saturday, featuring a live DJ and special drink promotions such as $5 draft beers.

The party, which kicks off at 8 p.m., will include prizes for the best dressed attendees.

The event is typically a big draw each year, with many party goers known for dressing in a variety of innovative and original Halloween costumes.

Jean Clancy, co-owner of Claret, said that this year’s party was shaping up to be Claret’s biggest yet.

Meanwhile, Bantry Bay Publick House, a popular eclectic American eatery and bar located at 33-01 Greenpoint Ave., will have a costume contest for the best “solo” and “couples” costume. A special guest DJ will come on at 10 p.m.

The Halloween event at Bar 43, located just off Queens Boulevard on 43rd Street, kicks off at 9 p.m. Saturday. The party will include drink specials and prizes for best costume.

Also part of the festivities, Jack’s Fire Department Bar at 39-46 Skillman Ave. will be having a Halloween party Saturday night. The bar is hosting a competition for best costume with a $200 first prize. Jack’s will also give a prize to the best dressed couple.

Jack’s is offering an open bar option of $40 and will have live music at its party on Saturday. The party kicks off at 9 p.m. and guests must be in the bar by 11 p.m. in order to have a chance of winning the costume competition.

Arriba Arriba, a Mexican eatery at 40-15 Queens Blvd., is holding a party on Saturday and on Halloween itself. Both parties include prizes for best dressed guests, $6 frozen margaritas and sangria and a live DJ.

The Globe Tavern, meanwhile, is holding two Halloween parties — one on Saturday and another on Oct. 31. Both parties at the 49-10 Skillman Ave. establishment will feature karaoke and a costume contest.

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i think its safe to say the real parties are in manhattan along with the parade, always were from what i can remember.


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