This Halloween, you can celebrate all things ghoulish with a weekend of spooky events in Prospect Park on Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26.
On Saturday, October 25:
- The annual Halloween Haunted Walk is back – and, according to the Prospect Park Alliance, 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). The event is free, but there is a $1 suggested donation. From 12pm to 3pm.
- The Haunted Halloween Carnival will at the Nethermead, located in the center of the park. This annual treat features fun games for children, pony rides, and more. Again, this event is free, but there is a $1 suggested donation. From 12pm to 3pm.
- More than a dozen food trucks will return to Center Drive to offer sweet and savory treats for the Haunted Walk Carnival. From 11:30am to 4:30pm.
- The Lefferts Historic House is spinning wicked tales for kids at Scary Stories from the Past. Make sure you’re sitting next to someone braver than you as you listen to master storyteller Tammy Hall shares stories from old Flatbush. Free. At 2 & 3 p.m. .
On Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26:
- Make your way to the Children’s Corner (Ocean Avenue at Flatbush Avenue) to take a spin on the Haunted Carousel. Creepy bats, scary cats, and spooky spiders will watch you ride to the sounds of chilling Halloween music as the classics play on the Wurlitzer! $2 per ride. From 12 to 5 p.m.
- Discover spooky creepy crawlers at the Audubon Center. 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. Free. From 1 to 4 p.m.
- Go batty for Halloween at Boo at the Zoo with activities like face painting, craft-making, and creature encounters. Take a trip through the zoo’s legendary haunted barn and show off your character at the costume parade and dance party. Free with zoo admission. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Let Prospect Park Alliance know if you can get your ghoul on and be a volunteer during its weekend of Halloween festivities. As a volunteer, you can prepare meals for performers, assist with carnival games, load the sets, and more. Call (718) 287-3400 or visit its website for more information.
Photo via Prospect Park.