LIVE from NYPL: Rooftop Happy Hour: Halloween Edition with Tim Gunn

Date and Time
October 27, 2023
Event Details

The annual Halloween costume parade with Tim Gunn and NYPL librarians returns! Join us on the SNFL terrace, plus drinks, crafts, and more.

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What goes boo-k in the night? Your best literary-inspired costume, that’s what! At the annual NYPL Halloween costume parade, come dressed to impress in your best look inspired by a beloved book, poem, character, or writer. Our judges—fashion mentor Tim Gunn and NYPL librarians—will decide who wears it best. With music by Rimarkable.

Join us at any point between 5:30-8:30 PM. The costume parade will begin at about 6:30 PM. 


Tim Gunn, beloved pop culture icon and New York Times bestselling author, is best known as the Emmy Award–winning host of Project Runway. He also hosted two seasons of his own Bravo makeover series, Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style, and was the host of the reality TV series Under the Gunn. He currently hosts Making The Cut with Heidi Klum on Amazon.


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LIVE from NYPL is made possible by the continuing generosity of Celeste Bartos, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, the Margaret and Herman Sokol Public Education Endowment Fund, and the support of Library patrons and friends.

This program is made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).