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Halloween in Brooklyn: Everything you need to know

October 22, 2019 Mary Frost
Brooklyn gets ready for Halloween. Photo by Mary Frost

Looking for something to do with the kids on Halloween?

Welcome to the Brooklyn Eagle’s compilation of parades, family festivals, haunted houses and the best places for kids to trick-or-treat. More events will be added as they come in, so check back frequently.

(Interested in a grown-up celebration? See a list of nightlife events here.)

Friday, Oct. 25

The Gravesend Inn, A Haunted Hotel: New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech) annual high-tech haunted hotel. This theme-park-quality Halloween attraction has been thrilling children (ages 10+ recommended) and adults alike since 2000.

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Through Halloween, schedule varies. Downtown Brooklyn. $10 general admission, $5 for students with ID and group sales. More info here.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Prospect Park’s Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair: Free, ghastly fun in the park. Encounter zombies, werewolves, witches and spirits on a haunted walk through the wooded Lookout Hill, ideal for families with children ages 7-12. All ages can enjoy the Halloween Fair on the Nethermead, featuring family-friendly activities, as well as sweet and savory treats from some of the city’s top food trucks.

12-3 p.m. at the Nethermead, Prospect Park. Free.

Carroll Park Halloween Party: Revelers will gather at the park’s WWI Memorial to participate in crafts, a make-your-own Halloween jewelry station, games, a photo backdrop, giveaways and food on the ballfield. Live music courtesy of students from the Guitar and Rock Department at the Brooklyn Music School.


11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carroll Park. Free. 

The Great PUPkin Costume Contest: Fort Greene Park Users and Pets Society will host the 21th Annual doggie event, where you can bring your pet all decked out for Halloween. All proceeds go toward park education and maintenance.

10:30 a.m. at the Fort Greene monument plaza. $5 donation encouraged. More info here

Fort Greene Park Halloween Festival: This free, family-friendly event offers activities such as a pumpkin patch, face-painting, train rides, craft activities and more.

12-3 p.m. at Fort Greene. More info here

The Gravesend Inn, A Haunted Hotel: New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech) annual high-tech haunted hotel. This theme-park-quality Halloween attraction has been thrilling children (ages 10+ recommended) and adults alike since 2000.

Through Halloween, schedule varies. Downtown Brooklyn. $10 general admission, $5 for students with ID and group sales. More info here.

Halloween Fest 2019 at Bushwick Inlet Park: You’ll find pumpkin decorating, costume-making, parading, performances, Shinbone Alley Stilt Band, art-making, spooky musical puppet theater and more. Plus, at 6 p.m., catch an open-air screening of Tim Burton’s 1988 “Beetlejuice.”

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 50 Kent Ave., with movie starting at 6 p.m. Free. More info here.

Spirited Stroll at Green-Wood: Enjoy a cool, crisp day exploring Green-Wood’s beautiful fall foliage. Historian Jeff Richman leads this tour filled with tales of murder, mayhem, spirits and the utterly bizarre. Visit the graves of The Wizard of Oz (by which we mean the actor, Frank Morgan), George Washington’s favorite dentist, the somewhat shady originator of Spiritualism and many more.

12-2:30 p.m. at Green-Wood Cemetery. $25. More info here

The Haunting at Hendrick’s House: One of Brooklyn’s oldest houses — the Hendrick I. Lott House — will be hosting a fright-filled, costume cocktail party. Turning 300 this December, the 1720 Dutch Lott property is a living time capsule.

7 p.m. at 1940 East 36th St. $75. More info here

Treat Your Boo: For your furry monsters, PetSmart is hosting “Treat Your Boo” events. Pet parents can fill a treat bag for their pet at trick-or-treat stations and dogs will be able to learn tricks for treats in the store. There’s even a costume contest with awards.

12-2 p.m. at PetSmart stores. Free. 

Beyond X Industry City: Kids Halloween Parade: It’s the third annual Kids’ Halloween Parade plus Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt, including activities like mural painting and a pumpkin patch. Come in costume.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 51 35th St. More info here.

Bay Ridge Spooktacular at Owl’s Head Park: Candy and snacks, bouncy houses, costume contest, and NIA student performances.

12-4 p.m. at Owl’s Head Park, 11th Avenue and 66th Street. More info here

Boo at the Zoo: Learn all about bats — and enjoy a haunted barn, a costumed character scavenger hunt, and other Halloween games and crafts.

Saturdays and Sundays in October from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prospect Park Zoo. $10 for adults, $7 for kids. More info here

Sunday, Oct. 27

Brooklyn Heights Halloween Parade: The parade, sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Association, will wind its way onto the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and circle back to the playground, where there will be games, coffee and baked goods. Proceeds from the bake sale will fund events in the playground.

10:30 a.m. in Pierrepont Playground. Free. 

Dog-O-Ween, Pups ‘n Pints edition: Bring your dressed up pup for a chance to win prizes. Expect a puppy photo booth, trick-or-treating, adoptable puppies and drinkable beer.

2-5 p.m. at Coney Island Brewery, 1904 Surf Ave. Suggested $10 donation. More info here

Spirited Stroll at Green-Wood: Enjoy a cool, crisp day exploring Green-Wood’s beautiful fall foliage. Historian Jeff Richman leads this tour filled with tales of murder, mayhem, spirits and the utterly bizarre. Visit the graves of The Wizard of Oz (by which we mean the actor, Frank Morgan), George Washington’s favorite dentist, the somewhat shady originator of Spiritualism and many more.

12-2:30 p.m. at Green-Wood Cemetery. $25. More info here

Boo at the Zoo: Learn all about bats — and enjoy a haunted barn, a costumed character scavenger hunt, and other Halloween games and crafts.

Saturdays and Sundays in October from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prospect Park Zoo. $10 for adults, $7 for kids. More info here

The Gravesend Inn, A Haunted Hotel: New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech) annual high-tech haunted hotel. This theme-park-quality Halloween attraction has been thrilling children (ages 10+ recommended) and adults alike since 2000.

Through Halloween, schedule varies. Downtown Brooklyn. $10 general admission, $5 for students with ID and group sales. More info here.

Monday, Oct. 28

The Gravesend Inn, A Haunted Hotel: New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech) annual high-tech haunted hotel. This theme-park-quality Halloween attraction has been thrilling children (ages 10+ recommended) and adults alike since 2000.

Through Halloween, schedule varies. Downtown Brooklyn. $10 general admission, $5 for students with ID and group sales. More info here.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Film Series: The Most Scared I’ve Ever Been: Special guests screen and discuss their most memorable and frightening movie experiences over three nights. On Oct. 29, filmmaker Jim Jarmusch discusses “The Evil Dead.”

7 p.m. at the Brooklyn Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor. $16. More info here.

The Gravesend Inn, A Haunted Hotel: New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech) annual high-tech haunted hotel. This theme-park-quality Halloween attraction has been thrilling children (ages 10+ recommended) and adults alike since 2000.

Through Halloween, schedule varies. Downtown Brooklyn. $10 general admission, $5 for students with ID and group sales. More info here.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Film Series: The Most Scared I’ve Ever Been: Special guests screen and discuss their most memorable and frightening movie experiences over three nights. On Oct. 30, playwright Jeremy O. Harris discusses “Eve’s Bayou.”

7 p.m. at the Brooklyn Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor. $16. More info here.

Escape from the Library: It’s the return of Clinton Hill Library’s terrifying Halloween Escape Room. Sign up for a slot and you and your team get twenty minutes to solve all the clues to “escape” (don’t worry, you’re not actually locked in).

4-8 p.m. at the Clinton Hill Library. Free. More info here.

The Gravesend Inn, A Haunted Hotel: New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech) annual high-tech haunted hotel. This theme-park-quality Halloween attraction has been thrilling children (ages 10+ recommended) and adults alike since 2000.

Through Halloween, schedule varies. Downtown Brooklyn. $10 general admission, $5 for students with ID and group sales. More info here.

Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest: Dress up with your favorite furry friend and heading over to Industry City for a doggy parade, costume contest and night of spook-tacular fun. This year’s event will be MC’d by Harmonica Sunbeam, The Comedy Queen.

5-9 p.m. at Industry City.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Tour Green-Wood at Night: Explore Greenwood under the cover of night. You’ll visit monuments including the John Matthews (the “Soda Fountain King”), Charles Calverley’s marble portrait of Precious Georgie, the formerly unmarked grave of William Poole (aka, “Bill the Butcher”), and murderer Harvey Burdell. Bring flashlight and comfortable shoes, but no costumes.

Three hour tours begin at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Green-Wood Cemetery. $25. More info here

The Gravesend Inn, A Haunted Hotel: New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech) annual high-tech haunted hotel. This theme-park-quality Halloween attraction has been thrilling children (ages 10+ recommended) and adults alike since 2000.

Through Halloween, schedule varies. Downtown Brooklyn. $10 general admission, $5 for students with ID and group sales. More info here.

Cobble Hill Halloween Parade: A procession of costumed families follows a group of musicians from Congress Street to Henry Street, around to Warren Street and back to the park. Kids can stop at stoops for treats along the way.

4 p.m. at Cobble Hill Park. Free. More info here

Park Slope Halloween Parade: It’s Brooklyn’s biggest Halloween parade — and all the fun ends in a party at JJ Byrne Playground at the Old Stone House.

6:30 p.m. at 14th Street and Seventh Avenue. Free. More info here

DUMBOween: Bring the kids to a spooky story at 4:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Roasting Company, then costumed characters will march to the Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge for a Halloween party. Expect candy, arts and crafts, a costume contest, and music from Funkrust Brass Band.

4:30-7 p.m. at the Brooklyn Roasting Company and the Archway. Free. More info here

BAMBoo at BAM: Bring the kids to an outdoor block party in front of the Brooklyn Academy of Music with stilt-walkers, candy giveaways, music, carnival games and a costume contest.

4-7 p.m. at the BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave. Free. More info here

Haunted Hayride: Calling all horse enthusiasts: Come and get spooked by the Headless Horseman; the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse; and the Grim Reaper. Then take pictures with the Haunted Pony at the photo booth.

4-8 p.m. at Prospect Park’s Q equine arena. Enter at Bartel-Pritchard Circle. Sponsored by Brooklyn equine. Email [email protected] for pricing & RSVP. 

Bay Ridge Halloween Festival: Costume contests, candy, popcorn, music, bouncy rides and more.

4-8 p.m. at Owl’s Head Park. Free. More info here

Halloween Parade at MCU Park: This is the 10th Annual Coney Island Halloween Parade — featuring pirates, princesses and superheroes. Wear your best costume for the highest score. Plus: games, bounce houses, face painting, live music, trick-or-treating. Open to ages 3-14.

10:30 a.m. at MCU Park. Free. More info here

Film Series: The Most Scared I’ve Ever Been: Special guests screen and discuss their most memorable and frightening movie experiences over three nights. On Oct. 31, actress Zazie Beetz and writer David Rysdahl discuss “Under the Shadow.”

7 p.m. at the Brooklyn Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor. $16. More info here.

Halloween Garden Party at Patchen Community Square: A community Halloween party in the garden, with story time, trick-or-treating, music, crafts and more.

4 to 8 p.m. at 142 Patchen Ave. Free. More info here

Masquerade on Macon: What happens when Martians try to invade earth? A group of science-loving kids know what to do to save Bedford-Stuyvesant and our planet. A stage will be set up outside Macon Library and the block will be closed to traffic. The show runs 15 minutes and will repeat several times throughout the evening.

5-8 p.m. at 361 Lewis Ave. Free. More info here.

Halloween Crafting at Industry City: Project Kid is hosting a Halloween-themed crafting section during lunchtime to create fun, spooky decorations.

12-2 p.m. at 268 36th St. Free. More info here.

Dip Candy Apples: Estuary at ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina invites families to join pastry chef Francois Payard to dip a free candy apple in caramel, chocolate or sugar. All apples will be nut and allergy free — or kids can pick up one that’s been pre-dipped.)

4-8 p.m. at 159 Bridge Park Drive in Brooklyn Bridge Park across from Pier 5. Free. 

West Midwood Halloween Parade: Come out, join the fun and do some more parading.

6:30-7 p.m. on Glenwood Road between Rugby Road and the dead end. Free. More info here.

Candy with Colton: Assemblyman Colton’s King’s Highway office will be open for Trick-or-Treat candy giveaways. Bring the kids by.

2:45-5:30 p.m. at 155 Kings Highway.

Myrtle Monster Mash: Come over and party at Myrtle Avenue Plaza. Treats, games, dancing.

4-6 p.m. Myrtle Avenue between Hall Street and Emerson Place in Clinton Hill.

Clinton Hill Halloween Walk: Download your map for a tour of gorgeous homes and dazzling shows. Ages 12 and up.

5:30 p.m. start. Maps at at 321 DeKalb Ave.

Friday, Nov. 1

Día de los Muertos at Green-Wood: Come for an afternoon celebrating Día de los Muertos with crafts, storytelling, and snacks. Throughout Mexico, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, departed loved ones are commemorated through prayer, offerings, altars, music, dance, and food. Open to families with children of all ages.

3:30-6 p.m. at Green-Wood Cemetery. Free. More info here.

The best blocks for trick-or-treating

  • Brooklyn Heights: Garden Place and Grace Court Alley
  • Boerum Hill: Court and Hoyt streets
  • Windsor Terrace: East Third Street between Vanderbilt and Greenwood avenues
  • Ditmas Park: Albemarle Road between Rugby and Argyle roads
  • West Midwood: Glenwood and Rugby roads

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