Fall and Halloween Events

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Here are some of the many Fall and Halloween events happening in the neighborhood and beyond.

 

 We’ll be updating this page regularly so check back for updates!   

Is there a kid-friendly, community event you would like to see added? Email Melissa (pspasst [at] parkslopeparents [dot] com) with the event information (event name, where, when, what, how much and event webpage link - see format below).

 

FALL STUFF:

 

Looking to go apple & pumpkin picking? Check out PSP-member recommended destinations here >

 

ONGOING EVENTS:

 

Fishkill Farms’ Fall Harvest Festival Weekend 
Where: Fishkill Farms, Hopewell JCT, NY 12533
When: every weekend until October 29, noon – 4 pm
What: Live music, wagon rides, fresh donuts and apple picking. Their farm store is filled with your fall favorites such as homemade pies and treats, fresh fruits and veggies right from the farm, artisanal cheeses, local meats, honey and maple syrup, and a full stock of local NY state produced cider, wine, beer and liquor. PYO times are 9am-5pm (Entrance to the orchard closes at 5pm). Read PSP reviews of Fishkill Farms here.
How much: $5 per person, kids 12 and under are free.
More info >

 

Halloween Harvest at Luna Park
Where: Coney Island
When: Saturday & Sunday until October 29
What:  Enjoy your favorite Halloween Harvest Experience activities like:
Face Painting, Pony Rides Pumpkin Patch, Magic Shows, Arts & Crafts, Story Time, Music & Games, Marching Bands, plus their their annual Halloween Harvest Dog Parade & Costume Contest (October 14) and carving of their Giant Pumpkin by Maniac Pumpkin Carvers  (October 22).
How much: prices vary, check website link below.
More info >

 

The Amazing Maize Maze
Where: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY (directions, including MTA instructions)
When:
Saturdays & Sundays until October 28
What:  Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!
How much: $10.00 / adult; $5.00 / child (age 4-11); Age 0-3 free
More info >

 

OCTOBER 15:

 

PSPlogoHalloween2016 Princesses, Pirates & Superheroes Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, October 14th
Where: JJ Byrne Playground in front of the Old Stone House
When: Saturday, October 14th, 2017
Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
What: Come as your favorite princess, pirate or superhero and bring your kids in their costumes! This is a super-fun and tasty dress-up PANCAKE-APALOOZA benefit for JJ Byrne Playground and the Old Stone House.
Tickets are $10.00 for adults/$5.00 for kids – or free for a family of 4 if you become a $35 Neighbor of the Old Stone House & Washington Park.
More information and advance tickets can be found here: http://bit.ly/2hxFk18
Here are some pictures from last year: http://bit.ly/OSH_Princesses

 

OCTOBER 16:

 

Kids Create: Pumpkin Painting 
When: Monday, October 16 2017, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm  
Where: East Flatbush Library  East Flatbush Library 9612 Church Ave. at. Rockaway Pkwy. Brooklyn, NY 11212
What: Paint a unique face on your pumpkin, or transform your pumpkin into anything that you want.  Registration is required so sign up at 718-922-0927 or come to the East Flatbush Library Reference Desk!
More info >

 

OCTOBER 20 and 21:

 

PS 9 Annual Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser and Garden Festival
When: Friday, October 20, 2:30 to 5:00 pm and Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: PS 9 Garden (entrance on Bergen Street)
What: A variety of pumpkins of all sizes will be available for sale in their garden (on Bergen Street) Friday afternoon, Oct. 20 from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m and Saturday at the festival. On Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., celebrate the fall
harvest at our outdoor Garden Festival. There wil be pumpkin painting and decorating, live music, wholesome food. face painting and more! This is a leave-no-trace festival: bring your own utensils, plates and cups.

 

Park Slope Food Coop Pumpkin Decorating and Carving
When: Saturday, October 21, 3 - 5 pm
Where: Park Slope Food Coop, 782 Union Street, 2nd Floor, Meeting Room
What: Join the Food Coop for their first annual Pumpkin Decorating and Carving afternoon filled with squash, treats, laughter, and music! You'll be able to use paint, glitter, and other arts and crafts to decorate or to carve your pumpkin. They will have pumpkins for $2 or you can BYOPumpkin. Members and non-members are welcome!

 

North Flatbush Fall Fest
Where: 6th Avenue, Flatbush and St. Marks
When: October 21, 12 - 4 pm
What: Car-free street party with bounce house, pumpkin decorating, face painting, puppetry story time and more
More information >

 

Harvest Hang at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
When: Saturday, October 21, 11 am - 3 pm
Where: Building 92, 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
What: Brooklyn Navy Yard is hosting its annual Harvest Hang! Come and explore an awesome corn maze and build scarecrows. Make a clay Halloween Mask with a Navy Yard-based artist and pick your very own pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, or discover the Navy Yard through our Yard Inspectors tour with Turnstile Tours. Plus, there will be face painting, music, and fall snacks too. RSVP here.

 

Special Needs Fun Day
When: Saturday October 21, 2 - 4pm
Where: Park Slope Community Church, 251 12th St, Brooklyn
What: This will be an event for kids, adults, and families with special needs. There will be age appropriate activities, games, an inflatable bouncer, and free food. Please invite your friends and neighbors to join. The group also need some volunteers to help serve at this event! More info >
How much:

 

OCTOBER 22:

 

Sean Casey Animal Rescue’s 10th Annual Howl-O-Ween Bark Block Party
When: Sunday, October 22, 12pm – 5pm
Where: Windsor Terrace. 153 East 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY (between Caton Avenue & Fort Hamilton Parkway)
What: Families and animal lovers from all over the NYC community are invited to attend this free fundraiser and adoption event, hosted by Sean Casey Animal Rescue. Enjoy live music, food stands, games, prizes & activities for kids and pups alike: Smooch-a-pooch at their Hugs & Kisses Booth, face painting and Goblins & Ghouls tattoo parlor,  plus photo booth with spook-tacular backdrops,  slime-making table, storytelling and crafts, craft table, animal communication, hula hoop dance workshop...and over fifty raffle prizes! You can also participate in their costume contest for kids and pups! Prizes awarded to Best Costume for Kids, Best Costume for Pet, Trickiest Pet, Sassiest Singer & Best Kisser. Also, it's the rescue's biggest adoption event of the year. Find your best friend or new member of the family with help from our adoption specialists! Dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, reptiles and other small & furry animals will be at the event, looking for their forever homes.
How much: free

 

OCTOBER 24:

Subway Shindig for Families: Halloween Central Station
Where: New York Transit Museum, corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
When: Tuesday, October 24, 6-8pm
What: Get all dressed up for an evening of imaginative, subway-themed family fun in the Museum with face painting, a "glow zone," and shadow puppet play! 
How much: $10 adults, $5 children
More info >

 

OCTOBER 27:

 

Family Movie: Hocus Pocus (1993)
When: Friday, Oct 27 2017   3:30 pm – 5:00 pm  
Where: Windsor Terrace Library, 160 E. 5th St. at Ft. Hamilton Pkwy. Brooklyn, NY 11218
After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.
More info >

 

OCTOBER 28:

 

PSPlogoHalloween2016 PSP LGBTQ Halloween Party
Where: All Saints Episcopal Church, 286 7th Avenue (at 7th Street)
When:   Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time:   3:00PM to 5:30PM
What: Time to put on your costumes and celebrate Halloween with spooky music, spooky treats and lots of spooky space for kids to run around!
Registration is requested:
This is a potluck, in addition to food and drink, we will need disposable plates, cups, napkins, and utensils. Please let us know what you're bringing when you complete the registration.

 

Halloween in Prospect Park
Where: Prospect Park (Audubon Center, Children's Corner, Nethermead)
When: Saturday, October 28, noon – 5 pm
What: Join Prospect Park Alliance at sites around the Park for family-friendly Halloween programming. Specific events throughout the park:

  • Halloween Haunted Walk + Fair
    When: noon – 3 pm
    Where: Lookout Hill
    What: Home of the Prospect Park Alliance’s Annual Halloween Haunted Walk. Ghouls and goblins lurk behind the trees, ready to provide a silly scare! An adult should accompany young children. After the Haunted Walk, head over to this annual treat on the Nethermead, for family-friendly activities and more Halloween fun! Rain or shine.
  • Creepy Crawly Halloween
    Where: Prospect Park Audubon Center
    What: Take a second look at the creatures that give you the creeps, you may find you like them! Participate in fun activities and experiments that will make your spine tingle! Check website (link below) for times of specific events.
  • Scary Stories With Tammy Hall
    When: 2–4pm
    Where: Lefferts Historic House
    What: Make sure you’re sitting next to someone braver than you! Master storyteller Tammy Hall keeps the tradition of scary stories alive with tales told in the village of Flatbush 200 years ago.
  • Haunted Carousel
    When: noon – 5pm
    Where: Don’t be scared when you see the haunted carousel! Take a spin on the spooky ride to your favorite Halloween jams.

How much: free - $3 suggested donation
More info >

 

Boo at the Zoo
Where: Prospect Park Zoo,  450 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11225
When: Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29 11 am – 4 pm
What: Don't miss this annual Halloween event. This year they're talking about bats, around the world and right here in Brooklyn where they're working to understand their local ecology. The weekend will include a scavenger hunt, face painting, and other Halloween-themed games and crafts. Plus, plenty of animals to visit. A Spooky Barn will delight the older kids and there’ll have sea lion training sessions during the day and get a load of how happy our baboons are when they indulge in tasty treat-filled pumpkins. Boo at the Zoo wouldn't be complete without a kid-friendly dance party at the 4pm sea lion training.
How much: Adults: $8, Children 3-12: $5, Child under 2: free
More info >

 

Ghouls and Gourds
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue  Brooklyn, NY 11225
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017, noon – 5:30 pm
What: Stilt Dancing Insanity! Caterpillar Feedings! Rutabaga Skee-ball! Brooklyn’s Wackiest Costume Parade!
How much: Kids under 12 free, $20 + $2.09 ticket fee for adults.
Register here >
More info >

 

Harvest Festival
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park
When: Saturday, October 28, 11 a.m.
What: Come celebrate the fall season at their eight annual Harvest Festival! This year will be bigger than ever, with free, fun activities for the whole family. Haunted marsh, pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, face painting, music, and games await at this year’s Harvest Festival!
How much: free
More info >

 

Monster Mash Fundraiser for Jonah’s Just Begun
When: Saturday, October 28, 2 - 5pm
Where: Shapeshifter Lab 18 Whitwell Place Brooklyn, NY 11215
What: face painting, halloween themed crafts, snacks and sweets, dancing and entertainment, open bar for adults the first 2 hours of the event (new), mind blowing Raffle Prizes! Check out some photos HERE. Jonah’s Just Begun-Foundation to Cure Sanfilippo Inc. is a 501(c)3. The foundation raises funds then distributes them to academic research groups focused on finding treatments for Sanfilippo Syndrome, MPS III.
How much: $25 adults, $20 children
More info >

 

North Flatbush Fall Fest
Where: 6th Avenue, Flatbush and St. Marks
When: October 28, 12 - 4 pm
What: Car-free street party with bounce house, pumpkin decorating, face painting, puppetry story time and more
More info >

 

19th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest   
Where: Fort Greene Park
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 11:30am - 1:00pm      
What: Join Fort Greene PUPS for the Great PUPkin, Brooklyn's largest dog costume contest. Sit on the Monument steps and watch dogs and their humans in costume walk across the stage. Event will being promptly at 11:30, but come early to snag the best spot!  Pre-registration to participate in the contest opens on October 1. Priority preregistration for $10.00 per dog (plus a small ticketing fee for PayPal/Eventbrite) will be available on Eventbrite until the first 60 slots are sold, or until 21 October, whichever comes first.  Walk-up registration on the day of the event in Fort Greene Park will be available for $5.00, cash only, on the monument plaza.
More info >

 

17th Annual Fort Greene Park Halloween Festival     
Where: Fort Greene Park
When: Saturday, October 28, 12:00pm 3:00pm
What: Get your costumes ready and come to Fort Greene Park on Saturday, October 28 for the 17th Annual Halloween Festival. This year the festival will feature rides, face-painting, Halloween crafts, games, giveaways, live music from Astrograss, a pumpkin patch, temporary tattoos and more... Event will take place by the central lawn with the closest entrances on Dekalb & Washington Park and Dekalb & South Portland. Rain date will be on Sunday, October 29.
How much: free
More info >

 

Puppetry Arts: 13th Annual Halloween Carnival in Brooklyn  
Where: 1st Street Recreation Center of PS 372 of Park Slope, Brooklyn 
When: Saturday October 28th 11 am - 3 pm
What: Free admission and is open to the public and great for kids of all ages -rain or shine! The event will host crafts, games, and activities for kids of all ages as well as performances, free giveaways, and a costume contest. The first 200 kids will receive Puppetry Arts Gift Bags filled with tons of goodies. Special guests include Tuffy Tiger and cameos by Star Wars Characters from the 501st Empire City Garrison and the Echo Base Rebel Legion and Empire Saber Guild. Haunted House with a Costume Contest every hour! Wheelchair accessible.
How much: Free admission. Activities include $3.00 Games, Crafts and Snacks, $5.00 Bouncy Moon Walk, $4.00
More info >

 

BKLYN BOO
Prospect Park After Party

Where: City Point, 445 Albee Square
When: October 28, 2017, 2:00-5:00 pm 
What: The Halloween hoots & howls continue at City Point the largest food, shopping and entertainment destination in Brooklyn. Expect a crazy costume dance contest, tons of activities for the kids, the music by DJ Mikey Palms  Special surprise guests will also be in the building!  Plus, there will be trick or treats,  apumpkin patch, some ghostly nail art and more surprises. Its all going down at City Point!
More info >

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29:

 

PSPlogoHalloween2016 Park Slope Parents Costume Contest
Where: Washington Park, 5th Ave @ 3rd St
When: October 29, 2017 2- 4 pm
What: Costume Contest with a mini-parade after the contest – especially good for kiddos with bedtimes before the annual larger parade on Halloween itself.  Beja B Phtgrphy will be on hand taking family photos!

 Here are the categories: 

  • Boo Baby Award (Best Infant up to 12 months) 
  • Hot Wheels Award (Best Stroller/Wagon/Pram) 
  • The Creature Award (Best Animal)  
  • Greenest Ghoul Award (Best Use of Recycled/Green Materials)  
  • Infinity & Beyond Award (Best Sci-Fi) 
  • Howling Hipster Award (Best Pop Culture)
  • Devilish Duo Award (Best Couple)   
  • Ghostly Group Award (Best Group/Family/Ensemble)  
  • Big Apple Award (Best NYC) 
  • Old School Award (Best Classic Halloween)
  • Grownup Gruesome Award (Best in Show for Adults)  
  • Whippersnapper Award (Best in Show for Kids)
  • Utterly Awesome Award (Best of Show/Most Creative)

More info >

 

Greenpoint Children's Halloween Parade, Spooktacular Party & Zombie Nerf War 
When and where: October 29, 2017, 11:30 AM ~ Parade assembles at 176 Java Street, Brooklyn  12 PM ~ Parade kicks off & marches down Manhattan Avenue  1-3 PM ~ Spooktacular Party to follow for younger kids (176 Java St)  4-5:30 PM ~ Zombie Nerf War for older kids (176 Java St)    
What: Calling all princes and princesses, heros and villians, witches and wizards!  Join Town Square for their popular Halloween Children's Parade, Spooktacular Party, & Zombie Nerf War. Costumed kids of all all ages march down Manhattan Avenue and back to the starting point at the Polish Slavic Center for a Spooktacular Party!  Arts & crafts, games, contests, music, movie, bouncy house for little ones and more! Afterwards, therell be an epic Zombie Nerf War for older kids! Greenpoint Children's Halloween Parade is FREE to join ~ Spooktacular Party or Zombie Nerf War tickets are $15 kid online early bird, $20 day of event and at the door ~ Combi Spooktacular Party & Zombie Nerf War tickets are $25 online early bird, $30 day of event and at the door. Proceeds benefit Town Square and local Brooklyn Boy Scout Troop 26 that meets on Fridays in Greenpoint. More info >

 

Court Street Spectacular
Where: Atlantic Avenue and Court Street
When: October 29, 11 am - 6 pm
What: Food vendors, craft vendors, games, rides, and more.
More info >

 

FAB Fulton and Pratt Institute's Halloween Fun Fest
When: October 29, 11am - 3 pm
Where: Putnam Triangle, 11 Putnam Avenue 
What: Wear your costumes and check out the many activity stations featuring face-painting, paper bag puppet-making, mummy wrapping, slime making and other cool arts & crafts projects to get you into the spooky spirit of the season. A DJ will keep the crowd moving to the beat, while a stilt walker, juggler and other performers mingle about. There will also be a special double dutch and dance routine by Ms. K's Dance Academy you won't want to miss!
More info >

 

OCT 31

 

PSPlogoHalloween2016 Park Slope Civic Council’s Halloween Parade
When: October 31, 6:30 pm
Where: Starting Point is 14th Street and Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 at 6:30 pm. Google Map
What: Join us for the annual Park Slope Civic Council Halloween Parade on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, kicking off from 14th Street and 7th Avenue at 6:30 pm. The parade will head north on 7th Avenue, turn left on 3rd Street and end in J.J. Byrne Playground at the Old Stone House.  This is a family-friendly event with a focus on children.
More info >

 

Garden Place Trick-or-Treating 
Where: Garden Place, Brooklyn Heights
When: October 31, 4pm
What: Kids start trick-or-treating at 4pm on Tuesday, October 31st on Garden Place in Brooklyn Heights. The gathering runs all afternoon, or until the candy runs out!

 

Cobble Hill Halloween Parade
Where: Cobble Hill Park
When: October 31, 4pm
What: Paraders gather in Cobble Hill Park at 4pm.
More info >

 

Nitehawk/ Pavilion’s Haunted House
When: Halloween. Oct. 31. 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Where: Future Nitehawk Prospect Park, 188 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn 
What:  It’s no secret that Nitehawk loves Halloween. This year, as we inch closer to our winter 2018 opening, we are bringing Halloween to Nitehawk Prospect Park! This is the neighborhood's first chance for a sneak peek since our Pour One Out for the Pavilion party one year ago. Start your Halloween evening with Nitehawk Cinema as we transform the former Pavilion for one night only into a haunted house and Fall Open House event with seasonal beer and giveaways provided by Brooklyn Brewery for parents, a surprise author reading with Community Bookstore from 3-5 pm, arts and crafts activities like sugar cookie decorating, free candy for trick-or-treating and a chance to win a prize from Nitehawk Cinema. All items while supplies last!
Cost: FREE

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show Live Karaoke Revue and Halloween Extravaganza presented by The Occasionalists
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street Brooklyn
When: October 31, 8pm
What: The Occasionalists present their Third Annual Rocky Horror Picture Revue and Live Karaoke Halloween Extravaganza. Complete with film clips, shadow casting by NYC RHPS, the official NYC Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadow Cast who will be also leading the crowd in a Time Warp dance, and a Costume Contest at intermission with big prizes!. So pull out those garters, lipstick and corsets to be the sweetest transvestite you can be! And Dammit, Janet, the show benefits the Ali Forney Center, advocating for homeless LGBTQ youth and Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE), which provides education, physical empowerment and leadership development for underserved communities.
Cost: $10-$15
More info >