Thousands of costumed revelers gather in Prospect Park for Halloween event

Josh Fox examines a table of curiosities with his daughter, Marlowe.
Photo by Caroline Ourso

Thousands of goblins, ghouls, and ghosts flocked to Prospect Park for the 40th annual Haunted Halloween and Walk on Saturday.

“It was super fun,” said Becca Crawford, whose one-year-old son Arlo donned a chicken costume for the festivities. “It was really our first Halloween to celebrate together.”

Playing chicken: One-year-old Arlo celebrated with his mother, Becca Crawford.
Photo by Caroline Ourso

Costumed party-goers took to the woods on Lookout Hill for a ghastly stroll rife with witches and werewolves, while pint-sized monsters partook in kid-friendly festivities like bubble blowing and story-telling on the park’s Nethermead.

Halloweeners also saddled up for haunted carousel rides, and gawned on savory treats from an assortment of food trucks.

Lisa Lefowitz with Maya and Ezra Curry.
Photo by Caroline Ourso

Reach reporter Ben Verde at (718) 260–2525 or by e-mail at bverde@schnepsmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @verde_nyc.
Zoe Melnick with Chelsea and Klo.
Photo by Caroline Ourso

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