This Week’s Kid Friendly Events

Ghouls and goblins take to the streets in the annual Prospect Park South Halloween Parade -- and of course, there's trick-or-treating. (Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)
Ghouls and goblins take to the streets in the annual Prospect Park South Halloween Parade — and of course, there’s trick-or-treating. (Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)

Looking for something to do with the whole family this week? There are a lot of great kid-friendly events coming up in Brooklyn, and we’ve selected some of our favorites. See the full details below!

For more things to do around Brooklyn, and to add your own upcoming event, check out our calendar.

littleBits Challenge: Hack Your Halloween!
When: Wednesday, October 28, 4pm
Where: Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Park Slope
What: Step one: Use littleBits to invent a costume or prank. Step two: Make a scary movie featuring your work. Step three: Upload your project to the Community Project page by Halloween for a chance to win your own littleBits.
How Much: Free!

Bedtime Stories: Halloween!
When: Wednesday, October 28, 6pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue
What: Kids up to age 5 will wind down their day with spooky bedtime stories and songs (but, they promise, not too scary!). Wear pajamas, or even come in costume. After the storytime, kids will enjoy a simple Halloween-themed craft.
How Much: Free!

78th Precinct Community Haunted House
When: Wednesday, October 28 – Friday, October 30, 2-9pm
Where: 78th Precinct Station House, 65 6th Avenue, Prospect Heights
What: Stop by the police precinct to grab some treats and get a little scare in the haunted house.
How Much: Free!

Halloween Spooktacular
When: Thursday, October 29, 6pm
Where: Kensington Library, 4207 18th Avenue
What: The ghosts and goblins of the library will come out for this spooktacular time to share stories of spirits — costumes welcome!
How Much: Free!

Movies @ The Library: “Monsters Inc.”
When: Friday, October 30, 3:30pm
Where: Park Slope Library, 431 6th Avenue
What: Monsters Incorporated is the largest scare factory in the monster world, and James P. Sullivan (John Goodman) is one of its top scarers. Sullivan is a huge, intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots and horns. His scare assistant, best friend and roommate is Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal), a green, opinionated, feisty little one-eyed monster. Visiting from the human world is Boo (Mary Gibbs), a tiny girl who goes where no human has ever gone before.
How Much: Free!

It’s Halloween With Lucy Kalantari!
When: Saturday, October 31, 10:30am
Where: ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Gowanus
What: Children’s musician Lucy Kalantari will get the kids dancing — in costume — to songs like “It’s Halloween!” Enjoy Halloween-themed beverages, dive into cauldrons of Goodie Girl Cookies, and design magical masks.
How Much: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, free for children under 2.

Haunted Halloween Carnival
When: Saturday, October 31, 11am-3pm
Where: 1st Street Recreation Center of PS 372, 1st Street & 4th Avenue, Park Slope
What: Look out for crafts, games, and activities, plus performances, visits from kids’ favorite characters, and a costume contest. The first 200 children will receive a Puppetry Arts Gift Bags filled with goodies.
How Much: Free admission.

Story Time: Boo-La-La Witch Spa
When: Saturday, October 31, 11am
Where: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
What: Illustrator Isabel Roxas and author Samantha Berger will be on hand to read their hilariously silly book, which tackles Halloween and witches without falling into the same old clichés. Then stick around for some fab-BOO Halloween activities!
How Much: Free!

Trick Or Treat Party
When: Saturday, October 31, 12pm
Where: Greenwood Park, 555 7th Avenue, South Slope
What: Come to the beer garden (parents need treats sometimes, too) during the day for free activities for all, including a spooky family dance party!
How Much: Free admission.

Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest & Fort Greene Park Halloween Festival
When: Saturday, October 31, 12-3pm
Where: Fort Greene Park, DeKalb Avenue & Fort Greene Place
What: Dogs in costume, a horse-drawn hay ride, a pumpkin patch, sack races, stilt-walkers, costume parade, food, face-painting, and more!
How Much: Free!

BAMboo!
When: Saturday, October 31, 2pm
Where: BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Fort Greene
What: This fun annual block party features family-friendly music, candy giveaways, a bounce house, carnival games, arts and crafts, a costume contest, and more.
How Much: Free!

Halloween 313
When: Saturday, October 31, 5-9pm
Where: 313 Clinton Avenue, Clinton Hill
What: This annual theatrical extravaganza takes place on the front lawn of a spooky house, and every 30 minutes visitors will be treated (or tricked?) to a show. This year’s production is called Malice in Wonderland!
How Much: Free!

Ditmas Park Parades
When: Saturday, October 31, 5pm & 6pm
Where: Albemarle Road at Argyle Road, Prospect Park South; Glenwood Road at Rugby Road, West Midwood
What: The two Victorian Flatbush annual Halloween parades are a blast — tons of kids and parents, dressed in their best costumes, enjoy snacks, music, trick-or-treating, and a march around the grassy malls in the middle of the roads. The Prospect Park South one attracts a larger crowd, and gets an earlier start, though the West Midwood one is just as fun.
How Much: Free!

Park Slope Civic Council Halloween Parade
When: Saturday, October 31, 6:30pm
Where: Starts at 14th Street and 7th Avenue, Park Slope
What: Walk along with your creepy, crawly, and fantastically costumed neighbors to a party at the conclusion point at the Old Stone House.
How Much: Free!

Read! Write! Create! Comic Strip Workshop
When: Monday, November 2, 4pm
Where: Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park
What: Kids ages 7-12 will learn how to create comics that are viewable through 3D glasses! Attendance is limited to 15 participants, first-come first-served.
How Much: Free!

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