The Day: Lots of Dancing This Halloween

These guys sure went to a crazy Halloween party this weekend. (Photo by Mitchell Trinka)
A house on Clermont Avenue has some spooky locals hanging out in its courtyard, ready for trick or treating. (Photo by Mitchell Trinka)

Good morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

Halloween may not officially be until Thursday, but many people spent this weekend dressed up for early celebrations? If you did, we want to hear all about your pre-Halloween shenanigans around the nabe. Tell us how you celebrated in the comments and don’t forget to send your photos to us at or by sharing them in our Flickr group.

  • Want to get into a spooky mood? Don’t miss The Brooklyn Academy of Music‘s presentation of “Dark Theater,” a performance by Dance Heginbotham. “Dark Theater” is a new work inspired by “Relâche,” a 1924 ballet by the Dadaist painter Francis Picabia. In “Dark Theater,” six dancers traverse a surreal world set to a score by Erik Satie. Performed as part of the Next Wave Festival, “Dark Theater” is Dance Heginbotham’s debut at BAM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Fishman Space at 321 Ashland Place from Oct. 29 through Nov. 1.
  • Greenlight Bookstore is hosting a free reading and discussion tonight on Black pop culture and civil rights with award-winning journalists and writers Sam Freedman and Ericka Blount Danois. The speakers will discuss their respective new books, “Breaking the Line,” about racial integration and Black college football, and “Love, Peace, and Soul,” a historical recounting of the groundbreaking television show, Soul Train. After the conversation, the authors will be available for book signing. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. at Greenlight Bookstore on 686 Fulton Street.
  • The Gallim Dance Company will hold a fundraiser on Halloween night featuring live music by the folk-rock band Lightning Jar, deejays, drinks and dancing. Dress in your Halloween finest and get ready to get down on the dance floor with members of the Clinton Hill-based dance company. The fundraiser will be held from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the company’s studio in the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew at 520 Clinton Avenue. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and can be purchased here. For more information, email


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