Hi everyone!  It might be raining now but the good news is it will be nice on Halloween so get ready to have a fun week.


On Halloween take the kids and enjoy BAMboo!, The Curse of the Voodoo Queen at Halloween 313, Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel, A Haunted Hawks’ Nite Out: Nitehawk Prospect Park, DUMBO-WEEN! Tricks, Treats & Family Fun at The Archway, The Society for Clinton Hill’s 24th Annual Halloween Walk, The 27th Annual Children’s Halloween Parade in Washington Square Park and the last few shows of Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Also going on this week is Canstruction in Arts Brookfield, El Día de los Muertos Celebration at Sunset Park Brooklyn Public Library, Tots Capoeira & Musica: Brazilian Movement & Music at Monkey Do! Yoga, Little Scientists: Science Baby! at Washington Irving Brooklyn Public Library, Playspace At BAX Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Workout Wednesdays, for Pre/Post Natal Women at Elk Cafe, Rockets and Planes: Flying Architecture at the Hudson Park NYPL and the Music Room at the Jewish Children’s Museum.

Also check out the long running events like Drop-in Playspace at Recess, Preschool Play at Wagner Park, The Little People Party at The Backyard, Drop in Play at SPARK, MakerYard at Brooklyn Children’s Museum,  Open Play at at Edamama Cute Cuts & More, Ed Center in Brooklyn Bridge Park and the last few days of Kids’ Discovery Stations at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

That is just some of the Halloween and weekday events so check calendar to see everything that is going on this week.  Also follow us on our Facebook page for last minute news and event reminders.

Happy Halloween & have a great week!

~Deirdre (mom to O & C)


Monday October 30th

Playspace At BAX Brooklyn Arts Exchange (Park Slope)
Mondays starting October 30th 930-1130a & Fridays 930-1130a until May 4th 2018 Price: $10 drop-in per family. Explore tunnels, create funky rhythms, and dance with colorful scarves and sort soft vegetables. Children can bring special toys, books, or other childhood comfort items, but must bring their own diapers, wipes, snacks and drinks. Parents must remain on site. Playspace is a peanut free environment. This is a wonderful activity to incorporate into your weekly routine and provides an opportunity to meet new friends, socialize and engage in a bright and open space.

Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel (Downtown Brooklyn)
Monday October 30th 10a-3p & 6-9pm and Tuesday October 31st 10a-3p & 6-9p.  Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students with ID and group sales. Tickets are free to all Citytech students with Citytech ID the day of performance.  Location:  Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay Street (north of Tillary), Brooklyn, NY.  The Gravesend Inn is produced by Theatreworks, City Tech’s resident theatrical troupe, with design, construction and operating support provided by students and faculty of the College’s nationally unique Entertainment Technology Department, this theme-park-quality Halloween attraction has been thrilling children and adults alike since 2000.

Music Room at the Jewish Children’s Museum (Crown Heights)
Mondays-Thursdays 1-4p & Sundays 12n-5p until November 23rd. Free with Museum admission. Kids can discover the music within at this hands-on exhibit at the Jewish Children’s Museum. Little music-makers of all ages are encouraged to experiment with a range of instruments, including a finger chime and a giant xylophone. They’ll particularly enjoy making all the noise they want (without fear of disturbing the neighbors) in the percussion center. Appropriate for all ages.

See all Monday events.


Tuesday October 31st

A Haunted Hawks’ Nite Out: Nitehawk Prospect Park
Tuesday October 31st 3-7p. Free. Location: Prospect Park Pavilion at 188 Prospect Park West. It’s no secret that Nitehawk loves Halloween. This year, as we inch closer to our winter 2018 opening, we are bringing Halloween to Nitehawk Prospect Park! This is the neighborhood’s first chance for a sneak peek since our Pour One Out for the Pavilion party one year ago. Start your Halloween evening with Nitehawk Cinema as we transform the entrance of the former Pavilion for one nite only into a haunted house and Fall Open House event with seasonal beer and giveaways provided by Brooklyn Brewery for parents, a reading with acclaimed Frank Einstein series author Jon Scieszka by partner Community Bookstore from 3-5 p.m., arts and crafts activities, free candy and a chance to win a prize from Nitehawk Cinema. All items while supplies last.

The 27th Annual Children’s Halloween Parade (Greenwich Village)
Tuesday October 31st 3-6p. Free. NYU and Manhattan Community Board 2 invite you to join the 27th Annual Children’s Halloween Parade, one of the city’s largest free children’s events on Halloween Day! Families and children are invited gather at 3:00 pm at the fountain in Washington Square Park to line up for the parade. Free trick-or-treat bags, performances, games, and rides will await the children after the parade on West 3rd Street between LaGuardia Place and Mercer Street.

BAMboo! (Fort Greene)
Tuesday October 31st 4-7p. Free. Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building. 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. Featuring: Candy giveaways, Bounce house, Carnival games, Costume contest, Arts & crafts and more! Happy Halloween, Fort Greene!

DUMBO-WEEN! Tricks, Treats & Family Fun at The Archway (DUMBO)
Tuesday October 31st 430p. Free. DUMBOWEEN is back! This year is going to be scarily good, with our annual March to the Arch followed by crafts, costume contests, live music and candy in the Archway! See the website for the full schedule of events.

24th Annual Halloween Walk (Clinton Hill)
Tuesday October 31st starting 530p. Free. Meet Rain or Full Moon. Download your map to the most generous homes and dazzling shows here or pick it up at 321 DeKalb Ave in front of Apple Art store or see website for additional locations for map pick up. Parents please accompany your child. Costumed trick or treaters up to age 12 invited. Also check out The Curse of the Voodoo Queen at Halloween 313 with shows 530-9p.

See all Tuesday events.


Wednesday November 1st

Workout Wednesdays, for Pre/Post Natal Women at Elk Cafe (Windsor Terrace)
Wednesdays 930a until November 15th. Class length will be approx 45 min. $15 per class. This fitness class includes strength training, toning, gentle stretching and overall wellness for pre or post natal women. All levels of fitness welcome! Moms are welcome to bring their babies (we can incorporate the little ones into our workouts), and all are encouraged to bring a towel or a yoga mat.

Little Scientists: Science Baby! at Washington Irving Brooklyn Public Library
Wednesdays 1030-1130a until November 29th. Free. Join us at the library for this special series for babies and toddlers exploring STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! Science Baby is a creative science program for 0-3 year olds led by teaching artist Emma Gordon. The heart of Science Baby is exploring the wonder of science through story, repetition and play. We explore gravity, motion, magnets, chemical reactions, light, water, bubbles, sound and more!

Rockets and Planes – Flying Architecture at the Hudson Park NYPL (West Village)
Wednesday November 1st 4p. Free. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Learn about the principles of flight and then construct your own flying machine.

See all Wednesday events.


Thursday November 2nd

Tots Capoeira & Musica: Brazilian Movement & Music at Monkey Do! Yoga (Gowanus)
Thursdays 10-1045a. Drop in $20 (individual) additional Sibling $10. Class packs also available. By incorporating music and movement in one playful class class, Tots (and their caregivers) will explore instruments, rhythm, games, song and move to Brazilian sounds. Capoeira, an Afro-Brazillian martial art form, helps kids build social, motor, and even language skills – join us along with Raízes do Brasil Capoeira in this dynamic class for kids 18mos-4years.

Canstruction in Arts Brookfield (Battery Park City)
Thursday November 2nd through Tuesday November 14th 10a-8p & Wednesday November 15th 10a-6p.  Admission is free! If you’d like to contribute to Canstruction you can drop off non-perishable food items in the donation bin located at 230 Vesey, 2nd level. An extraordinary annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world, Canstruction challenges 27 teams of architects, engineers, and contractors to build sculptures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. The large scale structures are placed on display and later donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need. An extraordinary annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world, Canstruction challenges 27 teams of architects, engineers, and contractors to build sculptures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. The large scale structures are placed on display and later donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need.

El Día de los Muertos Celebration at Sunset Park Brooklyn Public Library
Thursday November 2nd 330-8p. Free. Join us at the Sunset Park Library to celebrate El Día de los Muertos! Starting at 3:30PM, kick off the celebration with a DIY Arts & Craft project followed by food & refreshments and a performance by the Capulli Youth Dance!

See all Thursday events.


Ongoing Events

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure at Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (Central Park)
Tuesday October 31st 11a, 1p & 330. Tickets: $8 children under 12y & $12 13y and up. Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the siblings’ pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest. Safely back at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Open Play at at Edamama Cute Cuts & More (Williamsburg)
Monday-Friday 1-330p.  $10/day. After a nap and lunch, but before bath and dinner, come to hang out and play with other 0-3 year olds at Edamama. Explore various award winning books or bring your own toy and play in a warm, safe, and enriching environment. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. Adult participation.

Drop-in Playspace at Recess (DUMBO)
Monday-Friday 9a-5p & Saturday-Sundays 9-1130a.  Drop in $30 first child, $20 per additional child.  Memberships also available for purchase. See website for details.  Hello! Welcome to Recess, where playtime is easy with our flexible drop-in model. Our custom-made play structures are designed for curious minds and busy bodies to explore. Learning is fun at Recess too. Our talented staff and variety of programming will help your children learn what they like and have a great time doing it.

Kids’ Discovery Stations at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Tuesdays-Fridays 1015a-1215p ongoing through November 3rd. Free with Garden admission. This is a drop-in program for camp groups and families with children of all ages. Explore plants and use real science tools alongside Discovery Docents at our hands-on activity stations throughout the Discovery Garden. All programs are outdoors and canceled in inclement weather.

The Little People Party at The Backyard (Williamsburg)
Monday-Friday 10a-5p.  All day pass $20, monthly membership $125 and 10 pack of all day passes $150.  Recommended for ages 6m-3y.  Open Play!  Toys, music, fun & a really big space!

Preschool Play at Wagner Park (Battery Park City)
Mondays-Wednesdays 10a-12n in October. Free. Play is the cornerstone of early childhood development. Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play on a grassy lawn. Sing and hear stories too! Carefully selected play equipment and toys are provided – plus water play!

MakerYard at Brooklyn Children’s Museum (Crown Heights)
Thursday & Fridays 2-5p and Saturdays-Sundays 11a-4p until November 26th except 11/23.  Free with Museum admission.  Inspired by adventure playgrounds, MakerYard, Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s newest exhibition, invites children to test their motor skills and imaginations as they construct, build, and invent structures and other creations using everyday materials such as cardboard, tape, fabric, string and recyclables. Parents and caregivers are invited to sit back and let children explore independently, or work collaboratively to create together.

Drop in Play at SPARK by Brooklyn Children’s Museum (DUMBO)
Wednesdays 1-5p, Thursday 1-6p (admission is free Thursdays) and Fridays-Sunday 1-5p. $15/child. (BCM Passport Members enjoy free admission). Each day at SPARK, kids can: BUILD IT! Design your own structures in our popular exhibit Brooklyn Block Lab. MAKE IT! Creativity abounds in our art activities that change each week. TOUCH IT! Get cozy in our Discovery Den featuring soft play and reading space, and a series of discovery drawers that hold treasures from our collection as well as tactile materials for little hands to explore.

Ed Center in Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-5p and also Saturdays and Sundays from 1–5p. Free. The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours three afternoons a week! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’ scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

To see all the events click here for the calendar!