Last Halloween, over 400 walking dead donned their finest for a night of dancing over at Brooklyn Bowl. They grooved to the tunes of Leslie DiNicola, Lily and the Parlour Tricks, and The Hollows, and those who braved it into the wee hours even got to do a little booty shaking with Big Freedia herself, the first lady of the twerk.
For those that think this sounds like Williamsburg nonsense: Beware! This year, the sixth annual New York Zombie Prom moves to PS’s neck of the woods. The venue is littlefield, the performance and art space over on Degraw between 3rd and 4th.
The 2014 prom theme is Toxic Zombies, inspired by the neighborhood’s romantic backdrop: the noxious Gowanus Canal. What exactly are Toxic Zombies, you ask? “I think they’re people who sort of became zombies after falling in the canal—probably mutants,” reports Nicholas Cotz, Artistic Director of Personal Space Theatrics, the nonprofit theater company responsible for the prom. “But don’t get too wrapped up in the toxic thing,” he adds, “zombies of all varieties are more than welcome.”