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Halloween fun in Brooklyn Oct. 25-26

Haunted Halloween Carnival in Park Slope, Carroll Park Costume Parade and More

October 25, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Puppetry Arts' Haunted Halloween Carnival in Park Slope

Halloween gets off to an early start this weekend with the return of a number of beloved Brooklyn events for kids and adults.

Puppetry Arts New York will host its 10th Annual Haunted Halloween Carnival on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. rain or shine at the 1st Street Recreation Center (1st St between 4th and 3rd avenues) in Park Slope.

R2- D2 along with the 501st and Rebel Legions Star Wars characters Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and Jedi Knights will be on site during  the carnival. A costume contest will take place every hour, with a final “Overall Winner” contest with a celebrity judge: Tuffy Tiger. The first 200 kids receive a free gift bag filled with goodies.

Puppetry Arts, a Brooklyn-based non-profit, welcomes everyone to come join in the spooktacular fun! Admission is free, with small fees for crafts and games, haunted house and bounce house and tons of free activities. All funds raised from this event will be used to support free cultural programs in area schools and youth shelters. For more information visit www.puppetryarts.org.

 Don’t miss Ghouls & Gourds, a madcap, one-of-a-kind celebration for Halloween at Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Saturday, October 25, noon–5:30 p.m. Against the dramatic backdrop of the Garden’s fall foliage on Cherry Esplanade, Ghouls & Gourds is a wacky and weird alternative Halloween celebration for old and young. 990 Washington Avenue.

Harvest Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park: Saturday, October 25. Pier 6 features a pumpkin patch, a photo booth, storytelling, volleyball games and an obstacle course. Live music from the Space Racers Band and Astrograss, and a dance party with DJ Kai Song.

Friends of Carroll Park Halloween Parade. Photo courtesy FCPFriends of Carroll Park’s “Scary-oke” Karaoke Party takes place Saturday, Oct. 25 from 6 – 9 p.m. Lion’s Roar Karaoke will bring their 10,000 song catalog to Carroll Park, so stop by to entertain everyone with some of your favorites. If you’re too shy to grab the mic, at least come for cider and snacks while listening to friends and neighbors warble.

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Friends of Carroll Park’s Halloween Kids Costume Parade takes place Sunday, Oct. 26 at 11:30 a.m. Kids get gussied up and show off their costumes on the streets of Carroll Gardens. Gather at 11:30 a.m.: the parade kicks off at noon. Once the little ghosts and ghouls are back at the park, enjoy snacks and mingling courtesy of Friends of Carroll Park.

Howl-o-Ween Dog Costume Parade: Sunday, Oct. 26 in Brooklyn Heights. Parade participants will gather by the Brooklyn Heights Promenade’s Remsen Street entrance at 12:45 p.m. and start marching at 1 p.m. to the costume judging table at the circular north end of the Promenade. Local area celebrity judges will select the best dog costume. More at Perfect Paws, 102 Hicks Street. (718) 852-6200.

Halloween Week @  The Saint Catherine restaurant Sunday Oct 26 – A very Nicholas Cage Halloween at 8:30 p.m. Watch Nicholas Cage emote the living hell out of some feelings in two of his scariest roles: “The Wicker Man” and “Vampire’s Kiss.” And on Monday Oct 27, watch “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 9 p.m. If you like your Halloween less creepy and more campy, this is the film for you. If you’re that person, you’ve probably got this film memorized, but that’s not going to stop you from watching it again, is it . . . 600 Washington Ave. at Bergen Street.

Creepy Crawly Halloween: Join the Prospect Park Alliance to meet creatures that give you the creeps, you may find you like them. Participate in fun activities that will make your spine tingle, including a Creepy Crawly Walk. Sunday, October 26, 1 – 4 p.m. For more see www.prospectpark.org

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