So you want to enjoy Halloween, eh? Well, there are so many things to do that it’s kind of scary. Whether you’re an adult or a kid, it’s listed here.
78th Street Precinct’s Haunted House
When: Wednesday, October 26 – Sunday, October 30, 3pm-9pm each day
Where: 78th Precinct, 65 6th Avenue (at Bergen Street)
What: Bring your kids for a scare!
How much: Free.
Three Witches: Halloween Art Show & Party
When: Friday, October 28, 7pm
Where: Freddy’s, 627 5th Avenue, between 17th and 18th Streets
What: “Three women in strange and wild apparel, resembling creatures of elder world” who hail the men with glowing prophecies and then vanish “immediately out of their sight.” Holinshed observes that “the common opinion was that these women were either the Weird Sisters, that is… the goddesses of destiny, or else some nymphs or fairies endued with knowledge of prophecy by their necromantical science”. Three witches is Currated by Ashli Sisk.
How much: Free.
Prospect Park Alliance’s Halloween in Prospect Park
When: Saturday, October 29, 12:00pm-5pm
Where: Various areas in Prospect Park. All information is here.
What: Join the Prospect Park Alliance for the 37th annual Haunted Halloween Walk and Fair, as well as Halloween fun at Lefferts Historic House and the Prospect Park Carousel.
How much: Free, RSVP to let them know you’re coming.
12th Annual Haunted Halloween Carnival
When: Saturday, October 29, 11am-3pm, rain or shine
Where: 1st Street Recreation Center of PS 372 (1st Street at 3rd Avenue)
What: The event will host crafts, games, and activities for kids of all ages as well as performances, free giveaways, and a costume contest. The first 200 kids will receive Puppetry Arts Gift Bags filled with tons of goodies. Special guests include Tuffy Tiger and cameos by Star Wars Characters from the 501st Empire City Garrison and the Echo Base Rebel Legion and Empire Saber Guild. Activities include $3.00 Games, Crafts and Snacks, $5.00 Bouncy Moon Walk, $4.00 Haunted House with a Costume Contest every hour! Wheelchair accessible.
How much: Free admission.
“The Great PUPkin” and Fort Greene Park Conservancy Brings 16th Annual Halloween Festival
When: Saturday, October 29, 11:30am-3pm
Where: Fort Greene Park, Monument Steps leading up to the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument
What: The festival kicks off at 11:30 am with a wild costume contest for dogs and their owners, “The Great PUPkin,” sponsored by Fort Greene PUPS, the local dog-owners organization. The contest will take place at the base of the Monument Steps leading up to the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument. Come to the Halloween Festival in Brooklyn’s historic Fort Greene Park with free train rides, games, sack races, face painting, stilt-walkers, live music, bounce houses, entertainers, a temporary tattoo stand from Tattly, and over 1,000 free pumpkins from a local farm to be given away and decorated. Other attractions include a costume parade, pop-up cemetery, and activities suitable for all ages. Rain date: Sunday, October 30.
How much: Free
When: Saturday, October 29, 9pm-4am
Where: Gowanus Studio Space, 166 7th Street (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
What: Who will survive and what will be left of them? DJ Chewrocks and DJ Scribe
Dance party. Photobooth. Fear. Get to work on your costume.
How much: $10, advance on line. $20 at the door.
6th Annual Halloween Party/Fundraiser to Cure Huntington’s Disease
When: Saturday, October 29, 7pm
Where: Leathernecks Tattoo, 667a 5th Avenue (between 19th and 20th Streets)
What: We will have a DJ, booze, raffles, and of course the best costume contest. All proceeds go directly to Terrence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center’s Huntington’s Disease Unit.
How much: $10 donation at the door.
6/15 Green Presents The Haunted Garden
When: Saturday, October 29, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Where: 6/15 Garden, 6th Avenue and 15th Street
What: A guided haunted walk through a forest of talking trees!
How much: Free
Halloween at Threes and Noche de los Muertos Fiesta
When:Saturday, October 29, 9pm
Where: Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues.
What: Dead Go Go by Legs Malone and friends – Costume contest – Prizes. Tequila and Beer Specials All Night. Our friends Rahlou & Que Sera will be DJing. Late Night Live Music by Jake G And The Soul Vibrance. Food from our friends The Meat Hook. Come Dressed! Come for fun!
When: Saturday, October 29
Where: Ginger’s Bar, 363 5th Avenue (between 5th and 6th Streets)
What: The annual party includes lots of prizes and, if you get there early, they’ll have free, festive cupcakes.
How much: No cover.
When: Saturday, October 29, 10:00pm
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street (at 2nd Avenue)
What: The Rub began in the summer of 2002, as a party where Brooklynites with good taste in music could come together, get wasted and dance until the wee hours of the morning. Even in that first year, it was clearly something special, garnering praise from the Village Voice (“best party in Brooklyn to dance sweatily to smart music”), New York Press (“best party in NYC”) and many others. Ten years later, the original formula still holds true: great dance music mixed well, affordable drinks, and real people; no dress code, no bottle service and no celebrity DJs.
How much: $10 before midnight, and $15 after. Tickets available at the door.
The Halloween Get Down
When: Sunday, October 30, 7pm
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues)
What: Michelle, Giulia & Emily are throwing a good ol’ fashion funky Halloween party with a DJ, a costume contest, drink specials, pizza and more!
How much: $5 in advance. $8 at the door.
Halloween Beginners Entomology and Preparation Workshop
When: Sunday, October 30, 12pm-3pm
Where: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 3rd Avenue (at 7th Street)
What: In this beginners class, students will learn everything about basic insect and arachnid preparation and preservation-choose to work on a beautiful butterfly or a creepy crawly spider. Great for kids and adults!
Students will select from a variety of responsibly sourced specimens (there will be plenty of each specimen so there will be something unique for everyone). We will discuss harvesting and drying specimen and rehydrating dried specimens. We will practice handling techniques, spreading, mounting, the nuances of posing, display, and maintenance. An assortment of humanely sourced specimen in various sizes, and shapes will be provided. Students will learn how to put together and maintain their own rehydration chamber, things to check for during all stages of the process to ensure a clean and successful end product, and tips for gentle handling. Students will also build their very own spreading boards for use in class and beyond. We will also cover how to select museum quality materials for displays.
How much: $80, tickets available in advance. (includes all materials for use in class, and complementary museum admission for the day. Students go home with their own finished butterfly or spider specimen, an extra specimen to work on at home, a display case, and the knowledge to create their own pieces in the future.)
When: Monday, October 31, 4pm-7pm
Where: BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue
What: Start your night of trick-or-treating at BAM’s free outdoor Halloween block party. Come celebrate our spirited tradition with family-friendly music and mischief.
How much: Free!
Society for Clinton Hill Annual Halloween Walk
When: Monday, October 31, 5pm-8pm
Where: Begins at 313 Clinton Avenue (between Dekalb and Lafayette Avenues)
What: The Society for Clinton Hill has sponsored the Halloween Walk in the Clinton Hill community for over 30 years. A map will be provided at multiple locations as well as a downloadable map from our website to your smart phone outlining designated houses where the children can trick or treat safely. You don’t want to miss the other two events sponsored by Society for Clinton Hill, 313 Clinton Avenue theatrical production and The Dead Zombie Band on Waverly Avenue. A Spooktacular Evening for all!
How much: Free!
When: Monday, October 31, 4pm-6pm
Where: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Avenue at Lincoln Place
What: Haunted gardens, creep effects, spooky musical performances, and more.
How much: Free!
Park Slope Civic Council Halloween Parade
When: Monday, October 31, 6:30pm
Where: Starts at 14th Street and 7th Avenue
What: The parade kicks off from 14th Street and 7th Avenue at 6:30pm. The parade will head north on 7th Avenue, turn left on 3rd Street and end in J.J. Byrne Playground at the Old Stone House (5th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets).There will be a costume contest and mini-parade on Sunday, October 30 from 3pm-5pm at the Old Stone House.
How much: Free!
When: Monday, October 31, 5pm-2am
Where: The Gate, 321 5th Avenue (3rd Street)
What: Join us for our annual Halloween draught lineup of Seasonal, Pumpkin & Specialty Ales. Come in costume or buy any one of these beers and you’ll enter one of our hourly raffles to win bar tabs, swag & more. $5 Pumpkin Pints, too! Best of all, watch the parade from our patio…the finish line is right out front!! The parade starts at 6:30pm.
Rocky Horror Picture Show Live Karaoke with The Occasionalists
When: Saturday, October 31, 7:30pm (doors), 8:00pm (show)
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street and 5th Avenue
What: The Occasionalists will play the whole soundtrack through at 8pm, break and then do it again at 10pm!
How much: $5 before with RSVP. $7, day of show.