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Playtime In Park Slope: Upcoming Children’s Events


Halloween via Prospect Park Alliance
Looking for some fun and spooooky things to do with the whole family this week? It’s almost Halloween, which means you can look forward to a Haunted Walk, meeting creepy crawly creatures, and more. Details on those and other kid-friendly events in our area:

Babies & Books
When: Wednesday, October 22, 10am & 10:30am
Where: Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Kids ages birth to 18 months and their guardians can enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
How much: Free, but you must pick up a ticket the morning of the program at the Children’s reference desk.

Kings Bay Y Rock With Adam
When: Wednesday, October 22, 10:30am
Where: Park Slope Library, 431 6th Avenue
What: Are you ready to rock? Neighborhood kids are definitely in for a treat as guitarist Adam Blotner plays some of his favorite tunes.
How much: Free, but tickets are required for entry (one per family), so be sure to arrive early to score yours.

Explore & Create: LEGO Building
When: Thursday, October 23, 3:30-5pm
Where: Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Everything is awesome when you’re building things with LEGOs with friends at the library.
How much: Free!

Ezra Jack Keats Bedtime Stories
When: Thursday, October 23, 7pm
Where: Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Librarians will read a book aloud to children ages 3-7 and lead singing, rhyming, and playing activities related to the themes and images of the book. At the end of each session, every child is given a free copy of one of Keats’ books to keep.
How much: Free!

When: Friday, October 24, 10am
Where: Postmark Cafe, 326 6th Avenue
What: A weekly storytime has returned to Postmark! Stop by every Friday for some free fun.
How much: Free, but there’s only space for 20 kids, so arrive early to ensure your spot.

Haunted Halloween Carnival
When: Saturday, October 25, 11am-3pm
Where: 1st Street Recreation Center of PS 372, on 1st St between 4th and 3rd Aves
What: There’s a costume contest every hour, the first 200 kids receive a free gift bag filled with goodies, plus photo opportunities with R2-D2 and more.
How much: Free, though games, rides, and more do carry a small fee, which will be used to support free cultural programs in area schools and youth shelters.

Halloween Haunted Walk
When: Saturday, October 25, 12-3pm
Where: Lookout Hill, Prospect Park
What: This annual event should be scarier than ever, with zombies, wolf men, headless horsemen, good (and not-so-good) witches, and other creepy characters lurking high on Lookout Hill. Visitors brave enough to experience this harrowing hike should head to the entrance of Lookout Hill on Center Drive. The Halloween Haunted Walk is suitable for children accompanied by parents/guardians or older siblings (though it may be frightening for very young children).
How much: $1 suggested donation.

Haunted Halloween Carnival 
When: Saturday, October 25, 12-3pm
Where: Nethermead, Prospect Park
What: This annual treat features fun games for children, pony rides, and more.
How much: $1 suggested donation.

We Run The Ship
When: Saturday, October 25, 1pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Original music, live puppets and big decisions! This is an interactive show — featuring fresh and salty ship captains, a pair of star-crossed sneakers, a wandering troubadour, and an invisible dog — where audience members get involved to bring the story to life around them.
How much: Free!

Creepy Crawly Halloween
When: Saturday, October 25 & Sunday, October 26, 1-4pm
Where: Audubon Center, Prospect Park
What: It’s a critter-fest in Prospect Park with lots of spiders, worms, and other creatures that are sure to make your skin crawl. There will be crafts and experiments.
How much: Free!

Photo via Prospect Park Alliance

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