Halloween Parade & Weekday Events Spotlight: October 31–November 3

Halloween Parade & Weekday Events Spotlight: October 31–November 3
(Photo by Carly Miller / Ditmas Park Corner)
(Photo by Carly Miller / Ditmas Park Corner)

Enjoy trick-or-treating, Halloween parties and more this week with some great events just blocks from your home. If you have an event to share, email us at editor@ditmasparkcorner.com.

Prospect Park South Halloween Parade
When: Monday, October 31 at 5:30pm.
Where: Starting at 1306 Albemarle Road between Argyle and Rugby Roads.
What: Come share your ghoulish creations for the annual Prospect Park South Halloween Parade! Come in full costume and enjoy some apple cider and treats at 5pm. Bring your instruments, because the parade association is seeking help from percussionists and horn players to lead the parade around the Albemarle Road malls.
How Much: Free

West Midwood Halloween Parade
When: Monday, October 31 at 6:30pm.
Where: Meet at the dead end on Glenwood Road near Rugby Road.
What: Meet early for cider and snacks at 6pm before the annual parade, snack donations are appreciated – cookies, cupcakes, doughnuts, and juice boxes are always popular.
How Much: Free

Flatbush Fiction Presents: Ghost Stories for all ages
When: Monday, October 31 at 4pm.
Where: Flatbush Public Library, 22 Linden Boulevard at Flatbush Avenue.
What: Be frightened by our very own ghouls, the Flatbush Fiction Writing Group, as they present their short stories with a ghostly twist for all ages. Check out more Halloween events at the library here.
How Much: Free

Nighthawk Cinema’s Pavillion Farewell Party
When: Tuesday, November 1 at 6pm.
Where: The Pavillion Theater, 188 Prospect Park West.
What: Pour one out for the Pavillion! Join Nighthawk Cinemas for a grand farewell party for the Pavillion, explore the theater and celebrate with a New Orleans-style procession with the Street Beat Bass Band, free popcorn, and an open bar.
How Much: Free entry.

3rd Anniversary Music Trivia at Bar Chord
When: Tuesday, November 1 at 7pm.
Where: Bar Chord, 10008 Cortelyou Road between Coney Island Avenue and Stratford Road
What: Test your knowledge at music trivia night hosted by Shane and Ruth. Win bar tabs, jukebox credits and special prizes like free pizza for players teams of 1-5.
How Much: No cover charge.

Green-Wood’s Historic Trolley Tour
When: Wednesday, November 2 from 1pm to 3pm
Where: Green-Wood Cemetery, main entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street.
What: It’s not too late to catch some spooks! Experience the 478-acre cemetery with expert tour guides to hear stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, and tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn.
How Much: $10 for members of Green-Wood, $15 for non-members. Tickets sell out fast – so book your ticket in advance!

Live Irish Music at Shenanigans
When: Wednesday, November 2 from 8pm to 10pm.
Where: Shenanigans Pub, 802 Caton Avenue, at East 8th Street.
What: Kensington’s Irish pub is hosting an Irish music session in their lovely backyard. Come to drink and enjoy the music, and bring an instrument or your voice to play along.
How Much: Free show but don’t forget drinks at the bar.

Beach House at Kings Theater
When: Thursday, November 3 at 8pm.
Where: The Kings Theater, 1027 Flatbush Avenue between Tilden Avenue and Duryea Place.
What: Celebrate the record release show for Beach House, musicians include Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally.
How Much: Tickets start at $39, buy yours here.

Author discussion on political philosophy at BYPL
When: Thursday, November 3 at 7pm.
Where: The Brooklyn Public Library’s Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza.
What: Just in time for election day, authors Steven Brams and  Melissa Schwartzberg discuss alternative voting systems, and sharing a democracy with people who have different opinions. For more info, visit Brooklyn Public Philosophers.
How Much: Free

Q Train: Ditmas Park’s only Queer Party
When: Thursday, November 3 8pm to 3am.
Where: Sycamore Bar, 1118 Cortelyou Road between Stratford and Westminster Roads.
What: The Q Train party returns to Sycamore every first Thursday of the month, this time featuring bingo hosted by Ariel Speedwagon at 8pm, DJ Jonathan Love at 10pm and a late-night performance by Juicy Lu.
How Much: Free, but don’t forget drinks at the bar.