BP Weekender: Six spooky things to do in Brooklyn this weekend!

The return of the Coney Island kids parade is one of many Halloween happenings taking place across the borough.
File photo by Derrick Watterson

Sunday, Oct. 31 

Live Rocky Horror Karaoke: Join live karaoke band The Occasionalists for their annual Rocky Horror Picture Show karaoke night at Littlefield in Gowanus. The annual event is back in full form after an outdoor performance last year, with a set of Halloween-themed rock and roll songs to open. 

Oct. 31 at Littlefield, [635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth Avenues in Gowanus], 7-10:30 pm, $15 tickets here

BAMboo!: Bring the kiddies over to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where their annual Halloween block party is back, offering grab and go bags of pre-packaged goodies to kick off your trick or treating excursion. 

Oct. 31 at BAM, [30 Lafayette Ave. near St. Felix Place in Fort Greene], 2-5 pm, free. 

Myrtle Mash: The annual Monster Mash Dance Party is making its triumphant return to Myrtle Avenue, promising spooky music, dancing, giveaways, a selfie station, and storefront trick or treating for the youngsters along Myrtle Avenue.

Oct. 31 at Myrtle Avenue Plaza [Myrtle Avenue near Emerson Place in Fort Greene], 4-6 pm, free.

All Weekend Long 

After hours tours of Green-Wood: A rare opportunity to explore normally off-limits parts of Green-Wood Cemetery under cover of darkness. After the gates have closed to the public and the sun has set, a tour guide will take you through the cemetery’s darkened landscape, passing by the graves of some of its prominent permanent residents, before ending at the catacombs. 

Oct. 29, 30, and 31 at Green-Wood Cemetery [Fifth Avenue and 25th Street in Sunset Park], 7-9 pm, $30 tickets here, no costumes allowed. 

Parades, parades, and more parades: There’s no shortage of neighborhood parades this year, thanks in part to the cancellation of all Halloween festivities last year, they’re sure to be packed to the brim with Brooklynites sporting their spookiest costumes. In Park Slope, one of the boroughs longest-running Halloween parade will take place on Oct. 30 at noon on the Fifth Avenue open street starting at President Street and ending at the Old Stone House. The theme of this year’s parade is “the magic of nature.” In Coney Island, youngsters will parade down the boardwalk starting at Maimonides Park on Oct. 30 at 11 am at the Children’s Halloween Parade, where they can also participate in the annual Halloween contest. On Oct 31, the Cobble Hill Halloween parade will kick off at 4 pm in Cobble Hill Park and swoop down Henry Street, led by a brass band for some trick or treating.

Oct. 30 and 31, borough-wide, free.

Halloween at Brooklyn Children’s Museum: Brooklyn Children’s Museum is inviting local families to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos on Oct. 30 through a celebration curated by Brooklyn Artist Mincho Vega. On Halloween, the museum is inviting parents and children to stop by in costume to trick or treat in their exhibits. 

Oct. 30 and 31 at Brooklyn Children’s Museum, [145 Brooklyn Ave. near St. Mark’s Avenue in Crown Heights], 10-5 pm, tickets here.