Trick-or-Streets!: DOT to close dozens of streets for Halloween festivities tonight

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Nearly 30 streets in Brooklyn will be closed to vehicle traffic tonight to make way for Trick-or-Streets.
File photo by Derrick Watterson

Over 100 streets across the Big Apple will be closed to vehicular traffic today for Halloween events and trick-or-treaters, with over 28 closures in Brooklyn alone.

“This program brings together communities and city government to promote safety, community, and fun, and I want to thank all our partners on the ground for their contributions,” said Mayor Eric Adams in a statement. “Happy Halloween, New Yorkers!”

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Dozens of streets across NYC are closed to vehicle traffic for trick-or-treating and other Halloween events tonight — including 30 in Brooklyn alone. Find your closest Trick-or-Streets location using DOT’s interactive map! NYC DOT

The city Department of Transportation’s first-ever “Trick-or-Streets” program works with a number of neighborhood-based groups to boost safety for costumed kids and festival-goers from 4-8 p.m. tonight, Oct. 31.

“I am incredibly excited to build on the triumph of our thriving Open Streets program by launching our first ever Trick-or-Streets initiative this Halloween, providing greater access to safer, shared community spaces,” said NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez.

Halloween parades, parties, and decorations in Brooklyn

Dumbo’s Pearl Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Water Street from Anchorage Place starting at 4pm for the annual March to the Arch parade through Dumbo and Brooklyn Bridge Park. Led by a brass band and puppets, the parade will kick off at 4:30pm at Washington and Water Streets. The parade will be followed by a “Dumboween Party” packed with live music, arts and crafts, a “fa-boo-lous” photo booth and a costume contest for humans and pets! 

Partygoers shouldn’t miss Myrtle Avenue’s annual “Monster Mash” from Grand Avenue to Emerson Place in Clinton Hill where they can dance the night away and even participate in a special Thriller dance-off. 

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Albermarle Aveue in Ditmas Park will be closed for its annual Halloween celebration in front of one of the boro’s most-decorated homes. File photo by Caroline Ourso

Just south of Prospect Park, Albermarle Road in Ditmas Park will be closed between Argyle and Rugby roads for an annual neighborhood Halloween celebration and trick-or-treating. One of the city’s most-decorated Halloween homes — decked out in spider webs, skeletons, and gravestones — anchors the Albermarle Road celebration

The city is partnering with dozens of other local community groups for Halloween-themed events tonight — like a Trunk-or-Treat on Fulton Street between Rochester and Ralph avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant and “Masquerade on Macon,” a free, family-friendly Halloween play performed on Macon Street. For a full list of events, check out the DOT’s interactive Trick-or-Streets map.

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The evening’s festivities include the kid-friendly Halloween celebration BAMboo 2022 on Lafayette Avenue. Photo courtesy Brooklyn Academy of Music

Trick-or-treating street closures

In addition to co-hosting dozens of Halloween-themed events on Brooklyn’s open streets, DOT is opening up a number of streets for safer trick-or-treating events. Street closures are listed alphabetically. Check out DOT’s website for more information.

  • Berry Street  — Broadway to North 12 Street 
  •  Beverly Road — E. 2nd Street to Church Avenue 
  •  Chauncey Street — Howard Avenue to Saratoga Avenue 
  • Hall Street — Park Avenue to Myrtle Avenue 
  • Howard Avenue — Macon Street to Halsey Street 
  • Joralemon Street — Furman Street to Hicks Street 
  •  Pearl Street — Fulton Street to Dead End 
  • Polhemus Place — Carroll Street to Garfield Place 
  •  Reed Street — Van Brunt Street to Conover Street
  • Sharon Street — Olive Street to Morgan Avenue
  • South Portland Avenue — Dekalb Avenue to Lafayette Avenue
  • State Street — Smith Street to Nevins Street 
  • Brooklyn Underhill Avenue Atlantic Avenue to St Johns Place Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council
  • Washington Street —  Front Street to Water Street 
  • Watkins Street  — Dead End to Belmont Avenue
  • W. 9th Street — Henry Street to Hicks Street 
  • Willoughby Avenue  — Washington Park to Hall Street 
  • Willoughby Street — Pearl Street to Jay Street