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Around Town - Mermaid Inn Takes Shape, Mexico Week at Rock Center, Halloween Cult Classics & more...
October 28, 2022, 1:11.13 am ET



The massive new Mermaid Inn is taking shape in Times Square at 127 West 43rd Street. Theatre goers will soon be able to enjoy oysters on the half shell, lobster fritters, fish tacos and more, along with vibrant cocktails just steps from 42nd Street.

Photo: Dave's Hot Chicken

Speaking about openings, cult favorite Dave’s Hot Chicken, which got its start as an East Hollywood pop-up and recently arrived in Midtown, is already branching out. We spotted an "opening soon" sign sandwiched between a Wendy’s and Panda Express on 86th Street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn near the shuttered Century 21 Department store. At least something cool is opening.


Rockefeller Center is celebrating Mexico Week: Día De Muertos from October 27th through November 2nd honoring Mexico’s heritage and culture. In addition to artworks and oversized statues celebrating the Day of the Dead, visitors can also enjoy an open-air market featuring authentic Mexican food, handcrafted artisanal goods, textiles and Casa Dragones Tequila.

The Standard High Line is getting into the Halloween spirit with screenings of cult classics on the plaza along with popcorn, small bites and cocktails. It all kicks off with the Rocky Horror Picture Show (Friday, 10/28, 9PM) followed by "The Craft" (Saturday, 10/29 at 7PM), "Beetlejuice" (Sunday, 10/30 at 7PM) and "Hocus Pocus" (Monday, 10/31 at 7PM).

Meanwhile, at The Standard Biergarten,(Saturday, 10/29), The Coney Island Brewing Company will be closing out Oktoberfest with a Halloween Party, which will feature amazing acts like sword swallowers, stilt walkers, fire breathers, and more. The last Oktoberfest event will also offer beer towers and draft beer specials. Also see our listings for Halloween Parties, Haunted Houses, Parade, Exhibitions, and more!

Photo: Bryant Park

The Holiday Shops and Ice Skating return to Bryant Park starting on Friday, October 28th at noon, along with indoor & outdoor dining, and comfy igloos.

Ice skating also returns to The Rink at Rockefeller Center on November 5th. And soon after the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will arrive. The annual tree lighting will take place on Wednesday, November 30th with a celebration featuring the world famous Rockettes.

Until next time, we'll see you Around Town!


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