This year’s winners triumphantly led their peers down Riegelmann Boardwalk after the annual Coney Island Children’s Halloween Parade.
Jim McDonnell/Alliance for Coney Island
After a spookily silent season last year, the streets of Brooklyn filled up with ghouls and ghosts celebrating Halloween from Greenpoint to Coney Island with canine costume contests, creepy concerts, and a carousel of other spine-chilling celebrations.
Residents have been gearing up all month long as Brooklynites decked out theirhomes with cobwebs, inflatables, and the internetfavorite 12-foot skeleton. Kings County may have a claim over the title of most decorated borough, from Dyker Heights, where neighbors carried on the tradition of decorating for Halloween even as Dyker Frights took a year off to Mill Basin, where residents were shaking in their boots as the neighborhood continues to getscarier by the season.
Children and families filled the boardwalk on Saturday afternoon for the Alliance for Coney Island’s 11th Annual festival andparade, where kiddos competed for best costume and took part in arts-and-crafts before taking to the boardwalk for a festive stroll.
Festooned families paraded around Cobble Hill on Saturday afternoon with in the Cobble Hill Association’s annual Halloween parade, complete with musical accompaniment from the all-female band Brass Queens. The parade followed a morning of fun for as kids decorated the windows at the association’s fourth-annual window painting.
NIA Community Services Network doubled the fun this year with two celebrations over Halloweekend: their 6th annual Spooktacular, a free street festival hosted on 11th Avenue in Dyker Heights, and their Halloween festival at Owl’s Head Park in Bay Ridge. Both offered tricks, treats, and costume contests, along with a maze at the festival.