The PSP Guide to Halloween + Harvest Fun: 2022 Edition

Calling all ghouls and ghosties—PSP's Halloween roundup has arrived! We'll continue updating this page as new events cross our desk, so check back for the best and spookiest happenings all around Brooklyn and beyond. 

Are you a parent in Brooklyn who's not yet a Park Slope Parents member? JOIN US today to chat with fellow families about trick-or-treating best practices, share intel on the best pumpkin patches, and get advice on everything from costumes to carving to crafting.

NOTE for Halloween night: So many Halloween events across all neighborhoods that the city’s Department of Transportation is closing off some streets in the afternoon of Oct. 31 between 4 pm and 8 pm. Here’s the list of closed streets, which gives a sense of what’s happening. Please scroll down for more as they split the lists up. Generally, all parades start between 4 pm - 5 pm, with trick and treating after. The weather is not looking good for Monday night, but there’s still hope.


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Ongoing Events
Events in October
Saturday, October 29th
Sunday, October 30th
Monday, October 31st
Neighborhood Halloween Traditions
Past Events


Ongoing Events

Boo at the Prospect Park Zoo
Weekends in October
11:00am - 4:00pm
Prospect Park Zoo
Prospect Park Zoo is going batty every weekend in October! Learn about bats around the world and visit the zoo’s African straw-colored bats in the Hall of Animals. Plus, check out educational graphics and activity carts!


Boo at the Bronx Zoo
Weekends in October, including Monday, October 10th (Columbus Day)

11:00am - 5:00pm
Bronx Zoo
The annual family-friendly Halloween tradition is back at the Bronx Zoo. Come dressed in your Halloween best and enjoy!

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The Amazing Maize Maze
Through Saturday, October 29th
Fridays: 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 11:00am - 4:30pm
Monday, October 10th: 11:00am - 4:30pm
New York City’s only corn maze is waiting for you at The Queens County Farm Museum! The adventure begins with a Stalk Talk to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and mazing your way to Victory Bridge – where the stunning vista of this 3-acre living labyrinth is revealed. The Amazing Maize Maze is must-see NYC.


Scarecrows & Pumpkins at NYBG
Through Sunday, October 30th
Various times on weekdays and weekends
Take a spooky stroll through the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden this fall! Fearsome and friendly scarecrows return to greet you as you walk along the trails. Grab a scavenger hunt to search for signs of fall in our Garden. The Discovery Center plaza will be filled with a variety of specimens in the cucurbit family to observe pumpkins and gourds up close!

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Pumpkin Point on Governor's Island
Saturdays & Sundays
October 22nd & 23rd
October 29th & 30th
10:00am - 5:00pm
Pump­kin Point, Gov­er­nors Island’s annu­al free pump­kin patch and fall fes­ti­val, returns to Nolan Park for 2022! Vis­i­tors are invit­ed to pick out their own pump­kins (free with sug­gest­ed dona­tion) See website for a full sched­ule of events and pro­grams, with more to be announced. Gov­er­nors Island food ven­dors, includ­ing Threes Brew­ing, will be on-site both week­ends with Fall-themed food and drink avail­able for purchase.


Greg's Great Pumpkin Patch
Throughout October
Domino Park
This October Domino Park welcomes Greg’s Great Pumpkin Patch, a pop-up full of Fall fun for the whole family (including pets). The festivities will include harvest-themed decorations, a country-style pumpkin patch, a hay maze, and a doggie costume contest.


Pumpkin Patch at Queens Botanical Garden
Saturdays and Sundays, October 15th - October 30th
8:00am - 6:00pm

Queens Botanical Garden
The outdoor Pumpkin Patch at the QBG Farm will be full of harvest-themed photo opportunities and activity stations for seed planting, crafts, autumn-themed book reading, and chalk art! Children (age 4 and older) get to choose their own pumpkin. Be sure to meet and take pictures with the friendly costumed nature creatures roaming the Farm! For adults 21 and older, available are harvest and pumpkin-themed beers and ciders for purchase.

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Halloween Harvest at Luna Park
Weekday holidays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 30th
Luna Park in Coney Island
Experience Halloween Harvest activities on your next visit! Add the Halloween Harvest package to your Extraordinary Wristband purchase online or at Luna Park ticket booths. Your Halloween Harvest pass includes entitlements to Halloween themed activities including Pumpkin Decorating, Balloon Twisting, Face Painting, Tractor Racing, and Trick or Treating!

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Events in October


Lalo-palooza in the Park: Halloween Edition
Thursday, October 27th
10:00am - 11:30am
Old Stone House at JJ Byrne Playground
In collaboration with Lalo, we're proud to present Lalo-palooza in the Park: a family music series with Suzi Shelton and Park Slope Parents, every Thursday from September 8th through October 27th. Join us in costume for the special Halloween show!


Trunk or Treat in Bay Ridge
Friday, October 28th
5:00pm - 10:00pm

Bay Ridge 5th Avenue
Put your costume on and head to 5th Avenue for a fun night, filled with music, games, candy, and a little fright.

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Halloween Festival in Bay Ridge
Friday, October 28th
6:00pm - 9:00pm
5th Avenue in Bay Ridge
Brooklyn Bridge Parents is partnering up with the 5th Avenue BID in Bay Ridge to host a big fall festival on 7 blocks on car-free 5th Avenue from 75th to 82nd Street. Come enjoy the many restaurants from all over the world, the uniquely decorated houses in the side streets and a block party with bouncy house, arts & crafts, pumpkin decorating, “Trunk-or-Treat”, castle building, music and much more. The event will take place on Friday, October 28 from 6 to 9 pm. Kids are encouraged to come in costumes.

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Spooky Pumpkin Garden Nights
Saturday, October 22nd
Saturday, October 29th
6:30pm - 9:00pm
New York Botanical Garden
Spooky Pumpkin Garden Nights are back, with plenty of after-dark adventures for young and old alike! Break out your best Halloween costume and explore the twisting trails of the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden by flashlight during this frightfully fun nighttime outing.


Saturday, October 29th

Redemption Church Fall Festival Community Event
Saturday, October 29th
Coffey Park
Enjoy games, food, and music, and compete for a prize for "best costume"!

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Halloween Costume Contest
Saturday, October 29th
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Old Stone House
Get your most spooktacular outfit ready for our Halloween Costume Contest & Mini Parade!
Join us in the Park from 1-2 pm for creepy arts and crafts projects, the costume contest will begin at 2 pm. We’ll award the best costumes and then have a mini parade around the Park. We always especially encourage homemade costumes with lots of imagination and recycled materials.
This event is free to attend and all are welcome.
October 29 is the last day for 5th Ave Open Streets this year so be sure to support some of our local businesses too!
Brought to you by the Old Stone House, Park Slope Parents, and the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID.

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BKCM Suzuki Piano Halloween Concert
Saturday, October 29th
1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John’s Park Slope, 139 St. John's Place
Celebrate Piano-ween with BKCM’s Suzuki Piano Program!
Dressed in their Halloween costumes, students from our Suzuki Piano studio will perform Halloween-oriented music and other fun pieces they’ve selected or composed. Selections will include the themes from “Jurassic Park” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” and much more! Students will perform solo or in duo with their teacher, a sibling or a parent on a festively decorated piano.


Fort Greene Park Halloween Fest
Saturday, October 29th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fort Greene Park
Bring everyone you know for musical and dance performances, arts and crafts, spooky decorations, and more!



The Great Pupkin Annual Dog Costume Contest
Saturday, October 29th

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Saturday, October 29th
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Albee Square (Fulton + Bond Streets)
Join us at Albee Square for an early Halloween celebration with music, performances, and prizes.


Halloween Fall Festival in South Oxford Park
Saturday, October 29th
2:00pm - 5:00pm
South Oxford Park

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Haunted Carousel
Saturday, October 29th
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Prospect Park
Celebrate Halloween in Prospect Park at the beloved Carousel. Don’t be scared when you see the haunted horses! Don your best costume and take a spin on this spooky ride to your favorite Halloween jams.

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Candy Hunt at Green Meadows Farm
October 23th & 24th
October 29th & 30th
Aviator Sports Center
Little ghouls and goblins in costumes (or not) are invited to a spooktacular CANDY HUNT at Green Meadows Farm. The seasonal fun includes a hayride, tractors and bulldozers to explore, a bumpy roller slide, and playtime in the farm’s huge playground. PLUS, be sure to take your Pumpkin Patch Photos!


Sunday, October 30th


The Annual Urban Meadow Halloween Parade
Sunday, October 30th
Party from 10:00am - 12:00
March at 11:00am
Mother Cabrini Park, 39 President Street

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Scarroll Park! Annual Children's Halloween Celebration
Sunday, October 30th, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00pm
Carroll Park

Dress up and join the Friends of Carroll Park for a festival of fun at Carroll Park's Children's Halloween Celebration!
Enjoy music, dancing, treats, scavenger hunt, and prizes!



Creepy Crawly Halloween
Sunday, October 30th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Prospect Park Audubon Center
Join Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center for a special Halloween celebration. 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!

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Halloween Festival at Owls Head Park
Sunday, October 30th
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Colonial Road & 68 Street
FREE candy, live music, food, drinks, costume contest & more.

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Kensington Dog Run Howl-O-Ween Party
Sunday, October 30th
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Prospect Park Parade Grounds- Coney Island Ave @ Kermit Place
Zombies, goblins, and monsters galore
Poopy bags, cider, but oh wait there's more
Some treats for the doggies and humans alike
Sweets for the children; go ahead, take a bite!
Sharks, princesses, spiders, and knights
A costume contest that bring all delight
So come for the laughs or come for the frights,
Whatever you do just don't turn off the lights
Cause the paw-tys at 3, but its going ALL NIGHT!


Monday, October 31st

Park Slope Civic Council Children's Halloween Parade
Monday, October 31st
4:00pm - 7:30pm
4:00pm - Neighborhood Trick or Treating
6:00pm - Queue up for parade at 14th Street & 7th Avenue
6:30pm - Civic Council kicks off parade
Parade Route: Start at 7th Avenue and 14th Street. Walk down 7th Avenue toward 3rd Street. Turn left on 3rd Street. End at the Old Stone House.

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Boo!KCM Halloween 2022
Monday, October 31st
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music hosts our annual Halloween event for the whole family! Join us outside of our Park Slope building for spine-chilling musical performances, a haunted instrument garden and, of course, candy! This event is free to attend.


Monday, October 31st
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Start your trick-or-treating off right at this free Halloween party. Family-friendly music and mischief includes candy giveaways, carnival games, arts & crafts, and more!

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Myrtle Monster Mash on Halloween
Monday, October 31st
4:00pm - 6:00pm
The annual Halloween dance party on Myrtle Avenue is back with games, treats, a DJ, dancing and a special Thriller Dance off.

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Neighborhood Halloween Traditions


We asked PSP members what's good in their neighborhood for Halloween. Here are their insights!


Crown Heights / Prospect Lefferts Gardens

"I live in Crown Heights, right over the PLG border. Halloween is a BIG deal in PLG. The 71st precinct usually puts on a safe walk for trick or treating. They close several streets to traffic starting at about 5:00. The safe walk usually starts at Lincoln Road and goes to Rutland, from Flatbush to Rogers. The home owners on these streets go all out with decorations and candy. It’s really fun! The precinct usually puts out the exact route and timing a couple weeks before Halloween."

PLG's 71st Precinct put out a flyer on the route for car-free trick or treating for this year:

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Past Events


2022 Red Hook Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 15th
11:00am - 3:00pm
560 Columbia Street
Enjoy food, games, pumpkins, art, music, and more!

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Fall Fest at Atlantic Terminal
Saturday, October 15th
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Atlantic Terminal Mall
Atlantic Terminal Mall and Brooklyn Bridge Parents are hosting a FREE family-friendly fall festival on Atlantic Terminal’s outdoor plaza and car-free Fort Greene Place. They will bring to life Brooklyn’s first ever spooky Touch-the-Truck line-up powered by DUMBO Moving – kids will be able to go inside the Halloween-decorated trucks, build a skeleton train and take photos in front of the very spooky vehicles. The outdoor plaza will feature arts & crafts, pumpkin painting (take home your own little decorated pumpkin), block building, music & much more! Kids are encouraged to come in costumes.

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PS 107 Fall Festival
Saturday, October 15th
12:00pm - 4:00pm
PS 107 Big Yard + 14th Street
PS 107's beloved celebration of Fall and community is coming back in all its former glory with food, music, games, inflatables, pumpkin painting, and more! We encourage you to avoid long lines at the Fall Festival and buy your tickets in advance.

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Pumpkin Patch Weekends at Green Meadows Farm
October 1st & 2nd
October 8th & 9th
Monday, October 10th (Columbus Day)
October 15th & 16th
11:00am - 5:00pm
Aviator Sports Center
Love the Fall days on the farm! Super fun to get outside to do fall activities such as a HAYRIDE, picking your FREE pumpkin, and running around enjoying our animals, selfie barns, and a playground full of farm toys.


Fall Block Party at the William Vale
Saturday, October 15th - Pets Day
Saturday, October 22th - Kids Day
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Vale Park
Bring the whole family, including your pups of course, and celebrate the season by picking and painting pumpkins, dressing up for a costume parade, and eating decadent fall treats!


Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 22nd
11:00am - 4:00pm
Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6
Join us this fall as we celebrate the changing of the seasons at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s annual Harvest Festival! Don’t miss our kick-off procession, arts and crafts, storytelling, lawn games and more—including our signature pumpkin patch. ***PSP will be on-site with bubbles and crafts!***

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Friends of Bleecker Playground Annual Fundraising Halloween Festival
Sunday, October 23rd
10:00am - 3:00pm
Parade starts at 10:00am at Abingdon Square
This annual celebration begins with a toddler-friendly costume parade around the nabe to the Bleecker Street Playground, and includes face painting, craft tables, and trick-or-treating.