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Spooktacular Halloween fun in Brooklyn 2015

Complete Halloween listing

October 16, 2015 Compiled by Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Goblins and superheroes of all shapes and sizes will soon be haunting the parades, parties, streets and alleys of Brooklyn. Check out this listing of some of the best Brooklyn Halloween events coming up. (Check back soon, as this listing will be frequently updated.)

Friday, Oct. 16

 Monster Mash-Ups Movie Series: “Young Frankenstein” at Brooklyn War Memorial (in Cadman Plaza Park, Downtown Brooklyn). Join NYC Parks for free, spoofy horror movies in our city’s parks. 6:30 to 8 p.m.

 

Saturday, Oct. 17

Monster Mash-Ups Movie Series: “The Addams Family” on the Kaiser Park lawn. Free, spoofy horror movies in our city’s parks, sponsored by NYC Parks. 6:15 to 8:05 p.m.

 

Sunday, Oct. 18

Monster Mash-Ups Movie Series: “Vampire in Brooklyn” at St. Johns Recreation Center. A comic tale of horror and seduction in Brooklyn. 1251 Prospect Pl. 6:15 to 8 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Haunted Brooklyn Heights: Boroughs of the Dead founder Andrea Janes will guide you through the frightening sites of dreadful stories that inspire terror in those who pass them after dark. 6:30 p.m. Tickets $10 at www.brooklynbridgepark.org

 

Thursday, Oct. 22

 The Gravesend Inn: Theatreworks’ fabulous high-tech haunted hotel, the Gravesend Inn, returns to terrify again this year. Produced by Theatreworks, City Tech’s resident theatrical troupe, this theme-park-quality Halloween attraction has been thrilling children and adults alike since 1999. Dates: Oct. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31. Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay Street (north of Tillary). (http://gravesendinn.org)

 

Friday, Oct. 23

Monster Mash-Ups Movie Series: Killer Klowns from Outer Space at Owl’s Head Park. Join NYC Parks for free, spoofy horror movies in our city’s parks! 6 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, Oct. 24

Harvest Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park: Enjoy pumpkin carving, arts and crafts, storytelling, games, a pumpkin patch and musical performances. At Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 lawns, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  (http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org)

Ghouls & Gourds at Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Wear your craziest costume for this whimsical afternoon filled with live musical performances, Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus of Fate, Mettawee River Theatre’s woodland creatures, and more. Plus: Dr. Rutledge’s Insectorium, composting worm demonstrations, hands-on activities, readings and signings. Capping off the day will be a drum circle and Brooklyn’s zaniest costume parade with stilt walkers and giant puppets. Noon to 5:30 p.m. at BBG, kids under 12 free. (bbg.org)

This adorable little feather puff marched in the parade at last year’s Ghould & Gourds fest at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This year’s Ghouls & Gourds takes place on Saturday, Oct 24. Photo by Mary Frost

Halloween in Prospect Park: The annual Haunted Halloween Walk and Fair takes place on Lookout Hill and Nethermead from noon to 3 p.m. Encounter zombies, werewolves, good (and not-so-good) witches, and other Halloween characters on a haunted walk through the woodland. Food truck treats, Snoopy, artists and more. (www.prospectpark.org)

Spooky Movie in Carroll Park: “Little Shop of Horrors,” 7 p.m. (www.carrollparkbrooklyn.org)

Annual “Scary-oke” Karaoke Party: In Carroll Park, 6 to 9 p.m. (www.carrollparkbrooklyn.org)

Boo at the Prospect Park Zoo: Watch the baboons play with pumpkins, meet the Wildlife Witch, make a spider craft and join the parade. (Also Sunday, Oct. 25) Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Prospect Park Ave. (http://prospectparkzoo.com/events)

“Little Shop of Horrors” will be screened in Fort Greene Park on Oct. 24.“Little Shop of Horrors” in Fort Greene Park:  Costume contest and more fun on the park’s Myrtle Lawn. Movie at 6 p.m., kids costume contest at 5:30 p.m.  You should come before 6 p.m. to get your spot. Bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. (www.nycgovparks.org)

South Brooklyn Children’s Garden Harvest Festival: Celebrate the autumn harvest and the role of urban farming in sustainable agriculture. Harvest pie contest, pumpkin patch, crafts, live music, and food from local restaurants. 204 Columbia St. on the corner of Sackett Street in the Columbia Waterfront neighborhood. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (www.southbrooklynchildrensgarden.com)

Greenpoint Children’s Halloween Parade and Party: The parade kicks off at 3 p.m. at the Polish and Slavic Center, 176 Java St. (www.townsquareinc.com)

Coney Island Children’s Halloween Parade: Free entertainment, giveaways and trick-or-treating. 11 a.m., Surf Ave. Kids costume contest registration begins at 10 a.m., contest at 12 p.m. (http://coneyislandfunguide.com)

 

Sunday, Oct. 25

Boo at the Prospect Park Zoo: Watch the baboons play with pumpkins, meet the Wildlife Witch, make a spider craft and join the parade. Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Prospect Park Ave. (http://prospectparkzoo.com/events)

Packer Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival: Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights pulls out all the stops with its annual fest in Brooklyn Heights. Bouncy rides, carnival games, treats, crafts, two spooky haunted houses, monster makeovers and more. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (www.packer.edu)

The Red Queen studies her fruit decorating options at Packer's Pumpkin Patch in Brooklyn Heights. This year’s Pumpkin Patch takes place on Sunday, Oct. 25.  Photo by Mary Frost 

Friday, Oct. 30

Monster Mash-Ups Movie Series: Let’s do the Time Warp, again! Watch “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park). 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Williamsburg. (www.nycgovparks.org)

P.S. 127 Pumpkin Decorating Contest: Local elected and school officials judge the pumpkins as the children parade the school yard. 7805 Seventh Ave.  9:30 a.m.

 

Saturday, Oct. 31

Carroll Park Kids Halloween Parade: Gather in front of the Robert Acito Park House. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (www.carrollparkbrooklyn.org)

Park Slope Civic Council Halloween Parade: Park Slope Civic Council, with support from the 5th Ave BID will again host its traditional parade, meeting up at 14th and 7th Avenue and ending at the Old Stone House, where there will be a little after party. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (http://parkslopeciviccouncil.org)

Ascarium at the Aquarium: Halloween fun at New York Aquarium in Coney Island all weekend. Highlights are marine-themed magic shows, mysterious plays, marine animal Mystery and Mischief Stations, 3D pumpkin carvings, crafts, and more. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 31 and Nov.1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (www.nyaquarium.com)

Halloween Festival (and Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest) in Fort Greene Park: Attractions include a horse-drawn hay ride, pumpkin patch, the costume parade, and the ever-popular Great PUPkin dog costume contest. Dog contest at 11 a.m., fest from 12 to 3 p.m. (Dog registration and info at http://www.fortgreenepups.org)

Puppetry Arts Haunted Halloween Carnival: Puppet-themed arts and crafts including spooky shadow puppets, carnival games and prizes, bouncy castle, and kid-friendly haunted house. The first 200 kids will receive a free trick-or-treat bag. Star Wars characters, Tuffy Tiger and the NY Islanders Party Patrol. Free admission, some charges for activities. The organization provides free costumes to in-need families. 1st Street Recreation Center at 1st Street and 4th Avenue, Park Slope. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (www.puppetryarts.org)

Bay Ridge Pumpkin Fest: Pick a pumpkin, hear ghost ship stories, and enjoy crafts and games in a spooky waterfront event. American Veterans Memorial Pier, 69th Street. (Time not stated.)

Check back soon for updated listings.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 dance in Ghouls & Gourds zany parade. This year’s Ghouls & Gourds takes place on Saturday, Oct 24. Photo by Mary Frost  Photo by Mary Frost

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