If you find yourself in Williamsburg this weekend, beware. An air of apocalyptic doom will fill the neighborhood as a group of cannibal corpses emerge from their final resting places to participate in a crawl along the streets of Brooklyn.
This Sunday, May 31st, marks the bi-annual NYC Zombie Crawl. The event returns for its ninth season with one of the most freaky and fun-filled schedules to date. Activities celebrating these ghoulish monsters begin in the afternoon and continue long after dark in several locations across the borough.
The event kicks off at 4PM for members of the living dead who are 21+ at Bar Matchless where there will be a meet-up and $5 zombie makeovers. At 6:30pm the takeover begins. Members of the walking dead will travel in a pack around Brooklyn, roaming through McCarren Park before making their way down Bedford Avenue. The crawl is scheduled to end at The Charleston where there will be a zombie pizza dance party! Crawl participants will reap a variety of awesome rewards, such as a free slice of pizza with every purchased drink, among other specials.
The insanity doesn’t stop after the walk ends. After the sun goes down and the clock strikes 8:30pm, ghouls ages 21+ will be able to get down at the event’s afterparty. Upon arriving at the Black Bear Bar, partygoers will be able to boogie down to the music of Unicorn Smack, laugh it up at the comedic musical stylings of Dave Hill, jam out to the hilarious punk rock tunes of Sparklefight, and get into the gothic groove with BlkVampires.
In addition to live music, the afterparty will feature performance art, comedy acts, a burlesque show, and even a special guest appearance by President of Troma Entertainment and creator of the Toxic Avenger, Lloyd Kaufman, who will be previewing some of his latest works.
For zombies who really go all out with their look, there is going to be a costume contest where the contestant who places first will bring home a whopping $200 cash prize. Attendees of this occasion that celebrates mayhem and madness will be able to rage on into the night with fellow members of the undead until 2AM.
For even more specifics about the event’s activities, locations, and how you can get involved, check out the NYC Zombie Crawl website.
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