Picking up where we scarily left off last week, here are the rest of the events in our frightful fortnight of fun.
HALLOWEEN PARADE: March through Brooklyn Heights in your scariest costumes! There will also be a bake sale to benefit the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee. Free. 10 am. Brooklyn Heights Playground [Pierrepont Street and the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights]. For info, visit www.bhplay
WYCKOFF FARMHOUSE: Halloween comes amid the full blast of autumn, and what better way to celebrate than a harvest festival? Fresh cider, apples dipped in delicious caramel, and face painting are sure to make this a great time. “Halloween Harvest in Old Brooklyn.” Free. Noon. Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum [5816 Clarendon Rd. between East 58th Street and Ralph Avenue in Canarsie, (718) 629-5400].
SEA MONSTERS: How many haunted houses can claim real, live monsters? How about ones with giant tusks, big wet flippers and long whiskers? The haunted house at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is the only place in town filled with arts, crafts, face painting and, of course, walruses. $13, $9 kids under 12 (kids in costume free with a paying adult). Noon. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium [Surf Avenue at West Eighth St. in Coney Island, (718) 265-3474].
FORT GREENE PARK FEST: This year’s Halloween Festival will include hayrides, face-painting, interactive children’s music and games. Don’t miss the park ranger table with all the creepy crawly creatures you can handle! Free. Noon. [Great Lawn at Washington Avenue and DeKalb Avenue in Fort Greene. (718) 722-3218]. For info, visit www.forgre
CARNIVAL: PS 372 is turning into a crazy haunted Halloween carnival! Free. Noon. Recreation Center of PS 372 [First Street between Third and Fourth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 768-3703]. For info visit www.puppet
PROSPECT PARK HAUNTED WALK: Take a walk to Lookout Hill and see Halloween creatures like zombies, witches and wolf men, as well as a puppet parade! Also, stop by the carnival on the Nethermead for games and treats. Noon–3 pm. Free. [Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street in Prospect Park].
PUMPKIN PATCH: There’ll be pumpkin picking, hay rides, costume characters, face painting, rides and games in Leif Ericson Park (66th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in Bay Ridge) from noon–5 pm. Call (347) 219-2153 for info.
HAUNTED HOTEL: City Tech’s annual theme park-quality Halloween happening is crawling with skeletons, gypsies, pirates and ghosts — and it’s better than ever. $6, $4 students. 1–5 pm and 6–9 pm. Not appropriate for very young children. New York City College of Technology [186 Jay St., north of Tillary Street in Downtown, (718) 260-5109].
ECO-FRIENDLY HAUNTED HOUSE: Habana Outpost is teaming up with the Green School to design a completely “green” haunted house. It’s free fun for kids of all ages. After a scare in the haunted house, give back to people in need and give blood to the New York Blood Center. 2–7pm. [757 Fulton Street between South Oxford Street and South Portland Avenue in Fort Greene, (718) 858-9500].
FA-BOO-LOUS FESTIVAL: A haunted house, a “Fear Factor”-style eating contest and a fun Monster Mash dance will make for a very scary time! 2–6 pm. [388 Atlantic Ave. between Hoyt and Bond streets in Boerum Hill, (718) 625-6923].
MASQUERADE PARTY: A little old to be trick-or-treating? Then how about a grand costume ball? Wear your most outrageous get-up (George Washington, anyone?) — and benefit the historic Old Stone House at the same time. $40. 8 pm. The Brooklyn Lyceum [227 Fourth Ave. at President Street in Park Slope, (718) 768-3195].
PUMPKIN PATCH: Packer Collegiate Institute will be “packed” with crazy rides, a barbecue and a dunk tank as the private school holds its annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser. 11 am-4pm. $40. Packer Collegiate Institute [170 Joralemon Street between Clinton and Court streets in Brooklyn Heights]. For info, visit www.packer
CANINE COSTUME CONTEST: Dress your dogs up and paint pumpkins, listen to music, and take a tour of native Brooklyn plants. Free. Noon–5 pm. Narrows Botanical Gardens [Shore Road between 69th and 72nd streets in Bay Ridge]. For info, visit www.narrowsbg.org
GHOULS AND GOURDS: Bring costumes, musical instruments and a silly attitude to this annual Halloween extravaganza at the Botanic Garden. There will be live music, arts and crafts workshops and a book fair. Adults, $8, kids under 12, free. Noon. Brooklyn Botanic Garden [1000 Washington Ave. at Crown Street in Crown Heights, (718) 623-7220].
HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR: Starting at noon, the Bear Garden (entrance on Flatbush Avenue and Pacific Street, across the street from the Atlantic Avenue subway station) will turn into a haunted park (oddly, Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project across the street has nothing to do with the frights!). Sorry, no contact info.
SEA MONSTERS: Noon–4 pm. See Sat., Oct. 25.
PUMPKIN PALOOZA: This “Green Fall” event features pumpkin painting, live music and green educational booths. Free. Noon–6 pm. East River State Park (located between North Seventh and North Ninth streets at Kent Avenue in Williamsburg). For info, visit www.friend
DOGGIE COSTUME PARADE: Halloween’s not just for humans any more. Man’s best friend wants in on the action now, so come see some crazy canines get dressed up and strut their stuff! $25. 1 pm. Brooklyn Heights Promenade [Remsen Street entrance in Brooklyn Heights (718) 834-2054]. Must pre-register by Oct. 25.
ECO-FRIENDLY HAUNTED HOUSE: 2 pm. See Sat., Oct. 25.
STORYTELLING: Several noted storytellers will be weaving their (not-so) scary webs for kids pre-kindergarten and older. 2:30 pm. $10. Brooklyn Lyceum [227 Fourth Ave. at President Street in Park Slope, (718) 398-7301].
ECO-FRIENDLY HAUNTED HOUSE: 2 pm. See Sat., Oct. 25.
STORYTELLING: 4–5 pm. See Sun., Oct. 26.
DAY OF THE DEAD: Learn what goes into the preparation of the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead. Help build and decorate an altar and learn how to make traditional paper arts and sugar skulls. Free. 3:30-5 pm. Sunset Park Library [5108 Fourth Ave. at 51st Street in Sunset Park. (718) 625-0080].
STORYTELLING: 4 pm. See Sun, Oct. 26.
SEXY JACK-O-LANTERN CONTEST: Carve a sexy scene on your pumpkin and bring it to Babeland Brooklyn and enter it to win a Babeland gift bag. Noon–9 pm. Babeland (462 Bergen St. between Flatbush and Fifth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 638-3820].
DAY OF THE DEAD: 3:30-5 pm. See Oct. 28.
STORYTELLING: 4 pm. See Sun, Oct. 26.
HAUNTED HOTEL: 1–5 pm and 6-10 pm. See Sat., Oct. 25.
STORYTELLING: 4 pm. See Sun., Oct. 26.
Crazy sexy disco: You 24-hour party people will use any excuse to get in a costume. The organizers of this “interactive dance show” urge people to dress in their sexiest disco outfit. $30 (includes $10 drink ticket). 8 pm. Water Street Bar (66 Water St., between Main and Dock street in DUMBO). E-mail crazysexyd
EARLY COSTUME PARTY: Start your (school day) off right with a Halloween dance party at Brooklyn Arts Exchange [421 Fifth Ave. at Eighth Street in Park Slope, (718) 832-0018]. 9:30 am. Tickets are $20.
ANOTHER EARLY BASH: From 9:30 am–noon, Families First in Cobble Hill will hold its “Halloween Munchkin party” for the under-5 crowd. Music, snacks and arts and crafts. $10 per family. Families First [250 Baltic St. off of Court Street in Cobble Hill, (718) 237-1862].
MONSTER MASH: Touch slithery snakes, get your face painted, and hear spooky stories. It’s the Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s first Halloween Monster Mash since the big makeover, and the 109-year-old institution is showing off the renovated space in style. 2:30–4:30 pm for kids under 5; 5–6pm for all ages. Free. Brooklyn Children’s Museum [Brooklyn Avenue between St. Marks Ave. and Prospect Place in Crown Heights, (718) 735-4400].
BAY RIDGE HAUNTED WALK: Walk through a haunted forest, trick-or-treat trail, pony rides and much more at the Owls Head Park — plus a visit from state Sen. Marty Golden (now that’s a scary costume)! $5 donation requested. 3:30 pm. Owls Head Park [68th St. at Colonial Road in Bay Ridge, (718) 238-6044].
PREHISTORIC HAUNTING: Brooklyn Academy of Music is hosting a caveman’s Halloween, complete with dinosaurs, pterodactyls, ghouls and goblins! Free. 4 pm. BAM [30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and Fulton Street in Fort Greene, (718) 636-4100].
WITCHES’ WALK: Willyburg Witch will lead a mini-parade, starting at Flying Squirrel and including pit stops with lots of activities. Free. 5 pm. Flying Squirrel [North Sixth Street between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street, (718) 218-7775).
TRICK OR TREAT FOR MOMS: Get a sexy surprise at Babeland. Costumes necessary. 6–8 pm. Babeland [462 Bergen St. between Flatbush and Fifth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 638-3820].
THE BIG PARADE: It’s the Park Slope Halloween parade, the biggest children’s parade in the United States! Don’t miss large-scale puppets built by the Park Slope Parents’ Puppet Team and a costume contest MC’d by our own editor! Free. Parade starts at 6:30 pm. [Seventh Ave. at 12th Street in Park Slope, (718) 832-8227]. For info, visit www.parksl
ALL SAINTS: Come hear some Mexican mariachi music and take part in the presentation of a Chinese ancestral alter in this cross-cultural event. Traditional Aztec and Chinese dancing will spice up the event, which celebrates Mexican All Saints Day. Free. Noon-2 pm. Sunset Park Library [5108 Fourth Ave. at 51st Street in Sunset Park (718) 625-0080].
HAUNTED HOTEL: 1–5 pm and 6–10 pm. See Sat., Oct. 25.
CEMETERY TOUR: Take a tour of Greenwood Cemetery. Join a Haitian Rara trumpet procession and walk around the cemetery to mark All Souls’ Day. Free. 3:30-6 pm. Greenwood Cemetery [500 25th St. at Fifth Ave. in Greenwood Heights (718) 625-0080].
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