Creep it real! Six spooky Halloween events for Brooklynites to enjoy

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Another Boo-tastic Halloween is creeping up, and Brooklyn’s goblins and ghouls are getting ready for a number of spooky events all month long.

Here are six Halloween events the whole family can enjoy enjoy this ghostly season:

Halloween candy hunt

You can trick-or-treat-yourself at the Aviator Sports and Event Center in southern Brooklyn where, starting Oct. 23, Green Meadows Farm is welcoming families to gather for hayrides, photos in the pumpkin patch and a candy hunt.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in their Halloween best, while they enjoy the animal farm and playground. Turns out, you don’t have to leave the Five Boroughs to get a taste of fall foliage on the farm this Halloween season.

Oct. 23-Oct. 31, 11 am to 5 pm at Aviator Sports and Event Center (3159 Flatbush Ave.). Tickets $12 for ages 2 and up. Masks for the unvaccinated and social distancing are required. More info here.


The Brooklyn Academy of Music returns this year with their free Halloween block party. All are welcome to indulge in the carnival games, music and candy giveaway. Kids will also have the opportunity to trick-or-treat in a safe, socially distanced environment — and win prizes in the annual costume contest! Guests must register for the party in advance. Come dressed to impress.

Sunday, Oct. 31, 2 to 5 pm at BAM (30 Lafayette Ave.). Free. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and pre-registration required.

It’s the great PUPkin, Charlie Brown!

Dog lovers, rejoice! Pooches and their parents are welcome to the 23rd annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest in Fort Greene this Halloweekend. The pup-tastic costume contest will take place at Fort Greene Park at noon on Saturday, Oct. 30 (or on Halloween, Oct. 31, if it rains). Festivities will also be livestreamed for anyone who chooses to stay at home.

Saturday, Oct. 30 or Sunday, Oct. 31 (weather depending). Registration fee $12. Free to watch. Sign up required. More info here.

Cobble Hill Halloween Parade

March on! Cobble Hill’s annual Halloween Parade will return, rain or shine, on Sunday, Oct. 31. The parade — a neighborhood favorite for 20 years, hosted by the Cobble Hill Association — will kick off in Cobble Hill Park at 4 pm, and a brass band (Brass Queens!) will lead the precession of families around town, down Congress to Henry, around to Warren Street and back to the park. Guests can expect to see festive costumes and stop at some stoops along the way for some candy.

Sunday, Oct. 31, 4 pm. Cobble Hill Park. Registration not required, but encouraged.

A spooky movie in the moonlight

Brooklyn’s Runaway Roof in Bushwick is hosting Halloween movie screenings all month long. Showings for the rest of the month include “Beetlejuice” on Wednesday, Oct. 13, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” on Wednesday, Oct. 20 and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

All month long at Brooklyn’s Runaway Roof (321 Starr St.). On Oct. 13 and 20, doors open at 6:30 pm and film begins at 7 pm. On Oct. 20, pre-show starts at 7:30 pm, film at 8 pm. Tickets $10.

Madam Morbid’s Trolley Tours

This haunted trolley tour promises 90 minutes around BOO!klyn in a Victorian trolley. Guests will explore over 400 years of murder and mayhem in the borough, while visiting locations of unmarked graves and infamous murders, while learning about all things spooky like death and even mourning rituals. The tour will traverse through Williamsburg, the Navy Yard, Dumbo, Boerum Hill, Gowanus, Park Slope and Prospect Park.

Thursdays and Fridays at 7 pm and 9 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 4 pm, 7 pm and 9 pm. Pick-up and drop-off at North Ninth Street and Driggs Avenue. Tickets $49.