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Updated: 2011 Halloween Events: Your Complete Halloween Activity Guide

October 28, 2011

This year is PACKED with activities for kids of all ages, some of our favorites include the Park Slope Halloween Parade, Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo and Ghouls and Gourds at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. There are tons of local celebrations like the 12th Annual Halloween Festival in Fort Greene Park and the Clinton Hill Children’s Halloween Walk  and even a Howl-o-Ween Doggie Costume Parade/Contest on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Whatever you are seeking – treats, music, face painting, costumes, historic tours, and even a few spooky haunted houses, we have you covered. Have a happy and safe All Hallows Day with a few of our favorite activities this Halloween! If you are looking for where to go for trick or treating- check our post here!

*** WE WILL BE UPDATING THIS LIST FREQUENTLY AS NEW EVENTS ROLL IN…….

Saturday, October 22–23 & 29–30 2011
Halloween at the A-Scarium at the New York Aquarium
The Aquarium’s annual Halloween celebration kids of all ages can meet sea monsters, dance to music by Alastair Moock and SweetBeatz, enjoy animal-themed magic shows, live music, spooky storytelling, pumpkin carving, and crafts activities. There will also be al Halloween 4-D feature, The Curse of Skull Rock, showing in the theater outside the Aquarium entrance. There will also be treat stations throughout the aquarium and a Spooky Shipwreck to explore. Also on October 30th you can meet cast members from the Addams Family on Broadway! Details: New York Aquarium is located on Surf Avenue & West 8th Street in Brooklyn. For additional information, please click here.

October 22, 28, 29, 30 – Various Times
The Ghosts of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt

This fun event, hosted by Watson Adventures, will be fun for the family where you will visit ghost-plagued buildings and secret cemeteries while learning the stories of the restless souls you might disturb. This event is $24.50 per person. For additional information, please click here.

Weekends in October 23-24, 30-31 from 10 am- 4 pm
Boo at the Zoo

This New York tradition is back and we can’t say enough good things about “Boo at the Zoo.” Held at the Bronx Zoo this event focuses on animals, being outside and the zoo’s landscape all while enjoying the Hess Hayride, Bug Carousel, Monorail, and Haunted Safari. Some traditional favorites include the hay maze at the Butterfly Patio, Children’s Theater by the Children’s Theatre Company, music by the Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band, pumpkins and craft workshops at the Dancing Crane Pavilion. The costume parade is another exciting event where you and your little one can march throughout the zoo, alongside a 10-foot-tall grasshopper, an 8-foot-tall butterfly, and other cool characters on stilts.Additionally, there will be treat stations located throughout the zoo like at the Bug Carousel, Monorail, and on the Haunted Safari. Details: The Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Adult admission is $16, children (3-12 years old) $12, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14. Parking is $13 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit www.bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.

October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and 31, 2011 – Times Vary
Gravsend Inn Haunted Hotel

Theatreworks’ high-tech haunted hotel, the Gravesend Inn, returns again this year. Produced by Theatreworks, City Tech’s resident theatrical troupe with design, construction, and operating support provided by students and faculty of the College’s Entertainment Technology Department, Details: Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay Street (north of Tillary), Brooklyn, NY. From the site, I would say this is for older kids- but call to find out their suggested age range (my wild guess would be 7 years and up). Admission: $6 for adults $4 for students (with ID) Contact: Call 718-260-5592 for recorded information. Call 718-260-5588 during regular business hours.

Saturday, October 22nd 2011 from 10:00am – 3:00pm
Egghead Halloween
The Gowanus Print Lab is hosting a cool pre-Halloween craft party called ‘Egghead Halloween’ At this event, kids can choose an Egghead character and dress it up in their choice of silly and spooky Halloween costumes, masks, shoes and accessories. The characters are then screen printed on their hand-pulled production press and then heat pressed onto a t-shirt that can be taken home that day. This event is $20 per person. Details: Gowanus Print Lab, 54 Second Avenue, Brooklyn. Call (718) 788-3930 to register… please register by October 19th, but walk-ins welcome.

Saturday, October 22nd from 10:30am-1:00pm
Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Harvest Festival
This Harvest Festival features a Halloween parade, musical guests, face painting, storytelling, art activities, mask making and pumpkin decorating. The parade begins at noon from the music area. Details: Brooklyn Bridge Park- Pier 6,

Saturday, October 22nd from 11:00am-4:00pm
Free Halloween Fun Fair at the Brownstone School

This free event in the Upper East Side features arts and crafts, fun rides and games that kids of all ages will love. This year will include pumpkin decorating, candy necklaces, cupcake decorating, train rides, bouncy castles, slides, face painting, tattoos and much more! Details: PS 87 school yard, 77th Street & Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY, 10024. For additional information, please visit: info@brownstoneschool.org. For additional information, please click here.

Saturday, October 22nd at 1:30pm
Play’s the Thing: Move & Groove

The New Victory Theater and Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) have join forces for their annual Halloween event, Play’s the Thing: Move & Groove. This program is designed to encourage kids 5 and older to play and create together. Details: CMOM, Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street. For additional information, please click here.

Saturday, October 22nd from 12:00pm-4:00pm
Halloween Harvest Festival at Wyckoff Farmhouse

The Wyckoff Farmhouse in Brooklyn is having a fantastic Halloween event this weekend with music, stories, games, face painting, and fresh produce. There will also be a”Spooky Tour” of NYC’s oldest house and a Costume Swap. Adults are $5.00 and seniors and kids are $3.00. The Spooky Tour is an additional $3.00. Details: Wyckoff Farmhouse, 5816 Clarendon Road, Brooklyn. For additional information, please click here.

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 from 12:00pm-5:00pm
Bhive’s Hip Hop Halloween
This free event celebrates the holiday in a hip way with music, prizes and refreshments. Details: B-Hive Longe, 990 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 622-2226For additional information, please click here.

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Harvest Festival
In preparation for the Park Slope Halloween Parade, the Old Stone House and Park Slope Parents are hosting an afternoon of crafts and activities at their annual Harvest Festival. At this event there will also be pony rides, a petting zoo, and crafts where kids can make banners, puppets, or costume pieces. Details: Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street, Brooklyn. For additional information, please click here.

Sunday, October 23rd from 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Spooktacular at Applesauce

This Halloween event will include games, activities, food, a sing-a-long, a haunted house and a costume contest. Space is limited, so call to reserve your spot at (212) 717-0703. This event is $60 per family in advance and $80 at the door.Details: St. Jean’s Community Center at 184 East 76th Street. For additional information, please click here.

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 at 2:30pm and Sunday October 30, 2011 at 2:30PM
Jessie and the Case of The Missing Candy
Urban Stages Outreach Department is offering a free family event to celebrate Halloween with the play Jessie and the Case of the Missing Candy. Designed for kids 4-10 the play involves Jessie who cannot trick or treat when she has a cold. Jessie soon learns that everyone might be in danger of missing Halloween because all of the candy has suddenly disappeared.  With the help of the good witch Gladys, Jessie and her cat Clever, they travel to the Land of Halloween to solve the case of the missing candy.   Details: Urban Stages Theatre is located at 259 W. 30th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues.). The show is free (donations accepted) and runs 45 minutes. For more information please click here.

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 from 2:00pm and 4:00 pm (rain or shine)
Halloween: Spider Crafts
In this free event you can learn all about spiders as well as which ones live in Central Park. The event will also include arts and crafts. For more information, call (212)794-4064. Details: Chess & Checkers House (mid-Park at 64th Street). For additional information, please click here.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28TH

Friday, October 28th, 2011 at 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm
Kidz Cook
This interactive cooking class will have kids chopping and peeling pumpkins as they learn how to make a delicious bisque. Details: The Staten Island Children’s Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301. For more information, call (718) 273-2060 or visit: http://statenislandkids.org.

Friday, October 28th, 2011 from 3:00pm-6:00pm
Halloween Costume Swap at Build It Green

These days there is no need to buy a costume, especially when there are so many swaps going on in the city. This one with GrowNYC will include a swap (items are limited to clothing, costumes, and accessories only), a haunted house, face painting, games, Halloween music and movies. Details: 69 9th st. Brooklyn, NY 11215. For additional information, please click here.

Friday, October 28th, 2011 (TBA)
Halloween Sneak Creep: A Haunted Tour Preview & Dinner
The museum is hosting a haunted tour of its facilities and a yummy light meal afterwards. This event is $8 per person and it is only for members. Details: The Staten Island Children’s Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301. For more information, call (718) 273-2060 or visit: http://statenislandkids.org

Friday, October 28th, 2011 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
The Mini Max Toys and Cuts Costume Workshop
We love the idea of crafting our own costumes but we also need a little help and inspiration to get started. At Mini Max Toys Selina Alko will be hosting a costume workshop where kids can create their own costume from some of the dress-up ideas from Every-Day Dress-Up like Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, Julia Child and more.  This program is recommended for kids two and up. Details: Mini Max Toys and Cuts, 152 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. For additional information, please click here.

Friday, October 28th, 2011 and Saturday, October 29th from 6:00pm-10:00pm
Halloween Spooktacular

Liberty Science Center is hosting a ‘Haunted High School’ where kids can enjoy interactive activities like arts and crafts, trick or treating, dancing at the Bug Ball and a costume contest. Details: Liberty State Park 222 Jersey City Boulevard Jersey City, NJ 07305. For additional information, please click here.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 and Sunday, October 30th 2011 from 10:00am – 5:30 pm
Boo at the Zoo
Brooklynites will love this fun Boo at the Zoo event at the Prospect Park Zoo. This free event (with zoo admission) will include activities like a Wildlife Witch show, face painting, craft making and a tour of a haunted barn. Details: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. For additional information, please click here.

Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 10:00am (rain date is Sunday the 30th) MOVED TO SUNDAY
Halloween Party at the Brooklyn Heights Playground

One of the best Halloween parties in Brooklyn is this small and intimate one at the Brooklyn Heights Playground. Kids come dressed up and they can also enjoy some yummy treats from a bake sale whose profits will benefit the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee. There will also be professional photographer available to take photos of the kids decked out in their Halloween costumes as well as pictures of them with painted faces. Volunteers are also needed to set-up, bake, sell cookies etc. If you would like to volunteer please email info@bhplaygrounds.org. Details: Brooklyn Heights Playground, Columbia Heights and Pierrepont Streets (on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade).For additional information, please click here.

Saturday, October 29th 2011 from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Wonderween at Sony Wonder
The Sony Wonder Technology Lab is having its 13th annual Wonderween event with face painting, batty bingo, spooky story-telling, and more! Guests will also have a chance to win raffle prizes and have their picture taken in costume at the “Freaky Photo Station.” This event is free and guests will also be able to enjoy free movie screenings of Elmo Says Boo, Sesame Street: A Magical Halloween Adventure and Dora’s Boo. Tickets for Wonderween will be available on a first come, first served basis at the main entrance to the Lab beginning at 9:30 a.m. At the end of the event, children will receive gift bags filled with treats. Details:
550 Madison Ave. at 56th St, New York, New York. For more information, please click here

Saturday, October 29th 2011 from 11:00am – 4:00pm
The Annual Haunted Halloween Carnival of Puppetry Arts
The Haunted Halloween Carnival is a creative and reasonably priced Halloween event for the entire family. Activities include a petting zoo of insects, spiders, and alligators, hanging out with the NY Liberty Party Patrol, creating silk screen t-shirts, cookie decorating, spooky puppet and mask making crafts, face painting, and carnival games. There will be a Bounce Castle, NY Fire Safety booth, and Puppetry Art’s popular Haunted House. A Costume Contest will be held at the end of the event sponsored by Wham-O Toys with special celebrity guest judges. This year there will also be music with Amelia Robinson and The Hicks scheduled to perform. Also, the first 200 kids will get a free Trick-or-Treat Bag filled with tons of goodies from local merchants. Details: 1st Street Recreation Center of PS 372 between 4th and 3rd Ave. For further details about the Haunted Halloween Carnival, please click here or call (718) 768-3703.

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at 11:30am RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER, NO DATE SET YET
Williamsburg Halloween Concert

This free concert featuring the Little Rock-its with Tim Kubart and friends is a get way to get ready for Halloween. This new entry into the Williamsburg Halloween festivities is hosted by Frolic! play space which will open in a couple of months at The Edge. The concert is not at the playspace but at the East River waterfront.  Details: The Edge, Williamsburg – East River waterfront (North 6th Street and Kent Avenue).

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 from 12:00pm -4:00pm
Not Too Scary Halloween Celebration
This cool event will have your little involved in crafts, games, and lots more.  Also, be sure to wear your costume! Details: The Staten Island Children’s Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301 .For more information, call (718) 273-2060 or click here.

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Halloween Haunted Walk – Prospect Park
The Halloween Haunted Walk and this year there will zombies, wolf men, headless horsemen, good and bad witches, and other creepy characters roaming in the park. The walk is suitable for young children accompanied by parents/guardians or older siblings. There is also a carnival on the Nethermead with fun games and seasonal treats. Details: Begins at Prospect Park Southwest and 16th St. The Haunted Walk and Carnival is open to all and completely free of charge. For additional information, please click here.

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 from 12:00pm-3:00pm RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER, NOW ON SUNDAY
12th Annual Halloween Festival in Fort Greene Park

The Fort Greene Park Conservancy presents the 12th annual free Halloween Festival in Fort Greene Park.  Hundreds of children will be treated to hay rides, games, sack races, face painting, stilt-walkers, entertainers and their choice from 1000 free pumpkins to decorate. Plus there will be a costume parade and spooky cemetery with such luminaries in residence as “Will B. Back” and “R U Next”. There will also be a costume contest for dogs and their owners sponsored by Fort Greene PUPS, the local dog-owners organization. Details: Fort Green Park, The Great Lawn of Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park (DeKalb Avenue at Washington Park). For additional information, please email: info@fortgreenepark.org, or call (347) 559-5142.

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 from 12:00om-4:00pm
Pumpkin Catapults
The NY Hall of Science is having a 19-foot outdoor catapult where you can see pumpkins catapult hundreds of feet in the air! This event if for all ages and it is free with a NY Hall of Science admission. Details: NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street. Queens, NY 11368. For additional information, please click here.

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 and Sunday, October 30th 2011 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Haunted Carousel
Enjoy the carousel surrounded by bats, scary cats, and spiders along with Halloween music. Rides are $2.00 per person. Details: Carousel is located in the Children’s Corner, just inside the Willink entrance to the Park, at Ocean and Flatbush Avenues and Empire Boulevard. For additional information, please click here.

Saturday, October 29th 2011 at 1:00pm
Celebrate Halloween with the Irish Arts Center

Join the Irish Arts Center for an afternoon of tales about púcas and fairies, crafts including turnip carving, and traditional Irish Halloween games. Fun for the whole family! This event is $5. Details: 553 West 51 Street, New York. For additional information, please click here.

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 and Sunday, October 30th 2011 from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Creepy Crawly Halloween
This interactive event will allow you to learn more about spiders and worms as well as create some spooky crafts. Details: The Audubon Center at the Boathouse is located just inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Avenue entrance to the Park. For additional information, please click here.

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 and Sunday, October 30th 2011 at 2:00pm and 3:00pm
Scary Stories from the Past
Storyteller Tammy Hall will be on-hand to tell scary stories with tales from old Flatbush. Details: Lefferts Historic House is located at the Children’s Corner, inside the Park’s Willink Entrance, at the intersection of Flatbush and Ocean Avenues and Empire Boulevard.

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 from 2:00pm-5:00pm
Greenpoint Children’s Halloween Parade and Party
The Greenpoint Children’s Halloween Parade starts at 176 Java (2 blocks north of Greenpoint Ave & b/w Manhattan Ave/McGuinness Blvd).  They march over to Manhattan, south on Manhattan to Driggs and then back up to end at Java to join in for a party. The parade is traditionally led by the NYPD jazz band. It’s a kids’ parade but parents join in: pirate families, superhero families, and more!  Afterwards, there’s a party at 176 Java until 5 pm. They start parade preparations at 12:30 PM, so come early if you want to get decked out with balloons, face paints, & tattoos for the parade.
Details: For the party: $5 pp for live music, arts/crafts, games, & refreshments.

Saturday, October 29th 2011 from 6:00pm-9:00pm CANCELED
Halloween Karaoke Party
Come dressed as your favorite rock star (or anything else, really) and party with your friends and family near the Robert Acito Park House. You will be able to sing some of your favorite songs with Lion’s Roar Karaoke and their 10,000 song library. Hot apple cider will also be available, and some snacks. There is $1 suggested donation per song to benefit the Friends of Carroll Park. Details: Carroll Park is located at the crossroads of Carroll Gardens, on an entire city block between Smith and Court Streets, President and Carroll Streets.

Saturday, October 29th from 6:00pm-10:00pm CANCELED
Halloween Spooktacular

Liberty Science Center is hosting a ‘Haunted High School’ where kids can enjoy interactive activities like arts and crafts, trick or treating, dancing at the Bug Ball and a costume contest. Details: Liberty State Park 222 Jersey City Boulevard Jersey City, NJ 07305. For additional information, please click here.

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 from 3:00- 8:30 pm
Halloween Events at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

This blast of a Halloween party is great every year. We dance our rear ends off at the Monster Mash with kids and adults.  There will be a shadow puppet workshop, spooky storytelling, scavenger hunts, a “Thriller” Dance Tribute and at the end of the night The Groovy Ghouls Dance Party. A  separate admission ticket is required to enter the museum after 3pm.  Details: Admission is $7.50 per person. Admission is free for Museum members and children under 1 year of age. Brooklyn Children’s Museum is at 145 Brooklyn Ave Brooklyn, NY 11213-1900 (718) 735-4400. For more info go here.

Saturday, October 29th 2011 from 5:45-6:15 or 6:15pm-7:45pm
Child’s Play Free Halloween Acting Class

Calling all princesses, superheros, fairies and monsters!  With Child’s Play NY’s Halloween Acting Class, children get into the Halloween spirit before they hit the streets Trick-or-Treating.  Jocelyn Greene leads the group in theater games, creative movement exercises and improvisations. They warm-up their imaginations and learn about their “role” while playing interactively with other children.  Kids arrive in costume and leave in character! Read more about it in Time Out New York Kids In the class, children ages 3-10, warm-up their imaginations and learn about their “role” while playing interactively with other “characters.” Details: The free classes run every half-hour from 2:00 – 4:00.  Sign up for a specific time slot by filling out their application. Kids who participate independently are welcome and so are parents! Class is at Area Yoga: 320 Court Street in Carroll Gardens. Fill out an application at: http://childsplayny.com/halloween/

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 – Sunday, October 30th, 2011 from 8:00pm-1:00am
All Hallows Eve Bash hosted by the Junior Committee
The Conservancy’s Junior Committee is hosting their second annual Halloween party, at One Brooklyn Bridge Park. This event for adults will include fun cocktails like Blood and Sand, a signature Halloween cocktail, music, dancing, a costume contest, and more! This year’s dress-up theme is Heroes and Villains where prizes will go to the best-dressed guests. All proceeds from this event will support free public programming in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Tickets are $50 in advance / $60 at the door and they include an open bar and food. Details: at: One Brooklyn Bridge Park (360 Furman Street, entrance through retail on waterside of building). For additional information, please click here.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

Sunday October 30, 2011 from 9:30am – 12:30pm
Families First Brooklyn Annual Halloween Party

This fun event will include pumpkin decorating, Halloween crafts, snacks, goodie bags, photos, a sing-a-long, and a story time. It is $10 per family/$8 for families first members. Details: 250 Baltic Street (btw Court and Clinton). To RSVP please call (718) 237-1862 or email: info@familiesfirstbrooklyn.org. For additional information, please click here.

Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 10:00 am
Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekends at The New York Botanical Garden
Watch master carvers Ray Villafane (Oct. 22 & 23) and Michael Natiello (Oct. 29 & 30) transform pumpkins into amazing sculptures and monsters. This event is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students with ID, $8 for children ages 2-12, free for children under 2. Details: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx. For additional information, please click here.

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 at 10:00 am
Fright Flight-Halloween Zip line Program

A fun way to enjoy Halloween is through a zip line at Alley Pond Park. Designed for kids 8 and up, this event has space on a limited basis. You can also wear your costume as you zip through the air but no open toes. Those interested should also plan to arrive at least a half-hour early (9:30am).  Details: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center, Little Neck Bay to Springfield Boulevard, Union Turnpike, Queens. For additional information, please click here.

Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 10:00am (rain date is Sunday the 30th) MOVED FROM SATURDAY
Halloween Party at the Brooklyn Heights Playground
One of the best Halloween parties in Brooklyn is this small and intimate one at the Brooklyn Heights Playground. Kids come dressed up and they can also enjoy some yummy treats from a bake sale whose profits will benefit the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee. There will also be professional photographer available to take photos of the kids decked out in their Halloween costumes as well as pictures of them with painted faces. Volunteers are also needed to set-up, bake, sell cookies etc. If you would like to volunteer please email info@bhplaygrounds.org. Details: Brooklyn Heights Playground, Columbia Heights and Pierrepont Streets (on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade).For additional information, please click here.

Sunday, October 30th 2011 from 11:00am – 6:30pm
Haunted Obstacle Course

Gym Park is hosting a haunted obstacle course. Participants will be lead through a series of rooms and obstacles that are both fun and ghoulish! The cost is $5.00 for advanced sale tickets and $7.00 at the door. Details: The Gym Park, 81 Oak Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222. For additional information, please call 718-349-6627.

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 from 11:00am-5:00pm
Parallel Exit’s Ghosts in the Graveyard
Presented by Parallel Exit, an NYC-based theatre company, this event includes music, games, and plenty of costumed characters as well as a silly haunted house. Kids are also invited to wear their costumes. Admission is $10 per kid and parents are free. Details: Two Moon Art House and Café, 315 4th Ave, Brooklyn. For additional information, please click here.

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 from 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
Howl-o-ween
Dress up your four-legged friend in this exciting costume contest. Pre-registration required, please call (718) 796-4541. Details: Enter the park on foot at Broadway & 252 Street. Cost is $10 per dog. For additional information, please click here.

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 from 12:00pm-3:00pm RESCHEDULED FROM SATURDAY, NOW ON SUNDAY COMPLETELY CANCELLED
12th Annual Halloween Festival in Fort Greene Park
The Fort Greene Park Conservancy presents the 12th annual free Halloween Festival in Fort Greene Park.  Hundreds of children will be treated to hay rides, games, sack races, face painting, stilt-walkers, entertainers and their choice from 1000 free pumpkins to decorate. Plus there will be a costume parade and spooky cemetery with such luminaries in residence as “Will B. Back” and “R U Next”. There will also be a costume contest for dogs and their owners sponsored by Fort Greene PUPS, the local dog-owners organization. Details: Fort Green Park, The Great Lawn of Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park (DeKalb Avenue at Washington Park). For additional information, please email: info@fortgreenepark.org, or call (347) 559-5142.

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 at 12:30pm
Carroll Park Halloween Parade

For this parade, kids gather at the park and go up Smith Street to Degraw and back on Court Street. This event is always a hit and is led by the park’s playground associate, Kathleen Henderson. The first 200 kids will also get noisemakers. Details: Smith Street to Degraw and back on Court Street.

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 from 1:00-4:00pm
Halloween Dance Party
At this event held by Little Club Heads you and your little one can bop and dance at this fun Halloween Party. The event, designed for kids 12 months to 9 years old, will include face painting, clowns, games, balloon twisters, and special performances. There will also be tickets for the best costume. Tickets are $15 per person. Details: Broad Street Ballroom, 41 Broad Street, New York, NY. For additional information, please click here.

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 at 12:00pm- 3:00 pm
Screamin’ Green Halloween
This fun family event includes an afternoon of earth-friendly festivities, including costume making with recycled common materials, games, performances, and costume parades. With the help of artist-educators, the Winter Garden throughout the World Financial Center will be transformed into a giant Halloween family festival. The event will also feature a variety of fun games like bobbing for apples and a photo booth as well as tattoos. There will also be free valet bicycle parking thanks to the Transportation Alternatives on the outdoor waterfront Plaza. Details: World Financial Center Winter Garden (220 Vesey Street). For additional information, please click here.

Sunday, October 30th 2011 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
9th Annual Brooklyn Howl-o-Ween Doggie Costume Parade/Contest on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Presented by Perfect Paws, Inc, bring your dog in a costume and to be judged in a Mutts-querade parade. All entries are $25 and 100% of the profits will go to the Hillside Dog Park. Winners will be announced at the Vinegar hill vet clinic in Dumbo (57 front street) at 4:30 pm sharp. Also, all entries will receive a fun filled goodie doggie bag.  Details: Entries can be purchased at Perfect Paws at 102 Hicks. The event takes place at the Brooklyn Heights Promenade (at the Remsen Street entrance). For additional information, please click here.

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Washington Market Park’s Halloween Celebration
This Halloween Party and Costume Parade is the park’s longest running event, and it is one of the highlights of our year and for children in the neighborhood. This year will include a Penny in a Haystack to a Bone Dig in the sandbox to a Hay Maze on the lawn. There will also be a crafts table run by teachers from the School of Music and Art and Princess Katie and Racer Steve on-hand to entertain the crowd. Strollers are not be permitted in the park during the event, but a stroller-check will be available at Duane and Greenwich streets. Details: Tribeca neighborhood of Lower Manhattan on Greenwich Street between Duane and Chambers streets. For additional information, please click here.

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 from 1:30-6:00pm
Halloween Events at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum
The Brooklyn Children’s is packed with events for Halloween for kids of all ages.
Some highlights include:
Spooky Skeletons at 1:30pm
Kids can learn more about human skeletons, x-rays, and animals that wear their skeletons on the outside.
Meet and Greet: Creepy Crawly Creatures at 3:30 and 6:00pm

This interactive workshop will have you learning about worms, cockroaches, beetles. Details: Admission is $7.50 per person. Admission is free for Museum members and children under 1 year of age. Brooklyn Children’s Museum is at 145 Brooklyn Ave Brooklyn, NY 11213-1900 (718) 735-4400.

Sunday, October 30th 2011 from 3:00pm- 5:00pm
The McGolrick Park Playgroup Halloween Party
This fun Halloween party will include a costume parade, music, food, activities, and an amazing photographer documenting the kids. The event is $5 per family, which will be donated to the church for letting them use the space for free. Details: The McGolrick Park PlaygrouChurch on Russell btw Driggs and Nassau.

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 from 4:00pm–5:00pm
PowerHouse Kids Halloween Party
This Halloween party is not just about scoring some treats but it also includes a reading of Bone Soup by Cambria Evans and The Runaway Mummy by Michael Rex. Designed for kids 3-8, kids can also wear costumes, listen to and participate in Halloween-themed activities. Details: The powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. For more information, please call (718) 666- 3049 or RSVP by emailing kids@powerhousearena.com

Sunday October 30th from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Halloween Extravaganza at The Scholastic Store
This fun event for the whole family includes games like a scavenger hunt, pumpkin bowling, eyeball relays and more. Pizza, snacks and punch will be served. The event is also $20 per child and everyone will receive a goody bag. Details:  The Scholastic Store, 557 Broadway, NYC. For additional information, please click here..

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31

Monday, October 31st 2011
Halloween Face Painting
A face painter will be on hand to create and paint some Halloween characters for your little one. She will be able to accent an existing costume, or create a complete look. Reservations are required, so please call Gumbo (718-855-7808) for a scheduled time and specify your request. All projects are $10 per child. Details: Gumbo 493 Atlantic Avenue (bet. Nevins & Third) Brooklyn 11217 (718) 855-7808. For additional information, please click here.

Monday, October 31st (see website)
The Haunted Times Square Scavenger Hunt
This event will have you searching for the leader of Watson Adventures in Times Square. To help with the hunt, you’ll places that are believed to be haunted as hear uncover creepy stories and discover who’s been haunting such places as the Belasco Theater, Radio City Music Hall, the New Amsterdam Theater, plus other cursed locations. This event is $24.50 per person. For additional information, please click here

Monday, October 31st from 9:30am – 11:30 am
BAX’s Special Halloween Playspace

The Brooklyn Arts Exchange is having a fun Halloween event where kids can sing, and enjoy a special goody bag of treats (peanut free of course). There will also be a costume parade at 11:00am to conclude our fun Halloween morning. Admission: $10.00 per family – You can also use your playspace class card for this event or pay at the door. Details: Brooklyn Arts Exchange, 421 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215, 718-832-0018. For additional information, please visit: bax.org

Monday, October 31st, 2011 from 11:00am-7:00pm
Mexican Halloween Monster Mash!

Still Hip is hosting a real Mexican Dia De Los Muertos party complete with an ofrenda (a shrine to remember our ancestors) outside the store, a skeleton photo booth made by local mom Sehra Cevette, photos taken by photographer Mariana Martinis, as well as music, face painting, food and more! Details: Still Hip, 283 Grand Avenue, Clinton Hill. Still Hip is closing November and needs all the help they can get, so they will pass the donation bucket for $5 donation per person. For additional information, please click here.

Monday, October 31st from 3:30 pm – 9:00pm
Halloween at Owl’s Head Walk

I love Owl’s Head park. It is huge with fantastic playgrounds and a skateboarder’s park too.  This Haunted Walk is free (suggested donation of $1) and the later in the day you go on it, the scarier the walk gets. The park will be turned into a fairytale forest free face painting, character visits, pumpkin patch and much more. There is also a food court, novelty vendors, pony rides and bouncy rides.  The fairytale forest is not at all scary and a fun alternative to trick or treating. Dracula’s Food Court is open from 3:30-8:30 pm.  This event is really popular: last year they had 10-15,000 people! This year they expect up to 20,000- yikes! Go early as the lines get long very quickly. For more information call 718-238-6044.

Details:
Haunted Walk Tours
Scary -4:30- 6 pm
Scarier- 7pm to 8:30pm
Suggested Donation will be $1

Fairytale Forest Tours
3:30 pm to 5 pm
5:30 to 7 pm
Suggested Donation will be $1
Featuring the Pumpkin Patch, Apple Orchard, Costumed Characters, Coloring Contest, Magician and more!

Costume Contest
Registration is from 3:30- 6:30 pm
Judging from 5-7 pm
Winners announced at 7:30 pm (need not to be present)
Owl’s Head Park
in Bay Ridge at Colonial Road and 68th Street

Monday, October 31st, 2011 at 4:00pm
Jam On DUMBO’s Musical Halloween Parade
This first-ever Musical Halloween Parade will include a walk around DUMBO where you and your kids can party down along DUMBO’s main strips. At this event, Jon Samson of CoCreative Music will also be on-hand to led this parade. When the parade ends, kids and their families can disperse and go trick-or-treating until 7 p.m. at DUMBO’s fabulous stores, organized by the DUMBO Improvement District. The organizers suggest that all kids (and adults) bring musical instruments. Details: Meet in front of Bubby’s (Main and Plymouth Streets). For additional information, please click here.

Monday, October 31st, 2011 from 2:00pm- 6:00pm
Witches’ Walk Halloween Parade in Williamsburg
Begin the festive day at 2 pm with free kids photo booth by Rachel Elkind in front of Flying Squirrel at 2pm. The parade starts at 4 pm at Flying Squirrel and goes to: Sweet William, (112 North 6th Street),  Smoochie Baby (110 Berry Street) and Mini Jake (where as always there will be activities) (178 N. 9th Street). The ghouls, princesses, super heroes and various other creatures will trick-or- treat along the way. Enjoy after parties at a choice of 2 locations at 5pm: Klub 4 Kidz with rock climbing, cupcakes, face painting, air brush tattoos for ages 3 years and up for $10 admission. Located at 159 N. 4th Street btw, Driggs and Bedford. OR head to the party at PLAY with food, activities and a performance by Rug Bug for babies and toddlers for $5. Located at 33 Nassau Ave at Dobbin Street.  Details: Parade begins at Flying Squirrel, 96 North 6 Street. Please call (718) 218-7775 or go to .

Monday, October 31st, 2011 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm
16th Annual Halloween Celebration at the Museum of Natural History

This annual celebration at the American Museum of Natural History is not-to-be missed. Your kids can explore the great halls of the museum as they trick-or-treat, enjoy performances by David Grover and the Big Bear Band, and look at characters that will be roaming around like Curious George, Cat in the Hat, Toot and Puddle, Danny’s Dinosaur, Big Nazo, Peter Rabbit, and more. This event will also include arts and crafts and pumpkin carving Details: Enter on the museum’s main entrance on Central Park West at 79th Street, the Weston Pavilion entrance on Columbus Avenue and 79th Street, or the Rose Center for Earth and Space on 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. Special Monster Meal packages (choice of dino nuggets or hamburger, fries, and a soda), which include admission, are available for $19 ($18 Members). Admission is $10 per person ($9 members), purchase online at amnh.org or call 212-769-5200. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Monday, October 31st, 2011 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm
BAMboo!
This free family Halloween event will include an afternoon of live music, entertainers, a puppet show, games, and more! There will also be trick or treating and a costume contest right in front of BAM. Details: In front of BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building, Lafayette Ave between Ashland Pl and St. Felix Street. For additional information, please click here.

Monday, October 31st 2011st at 4:00 pm
Annual Halloween Parade in Cobble Hill Park

Earlier in the day volunteers will be decorating the park for this festive event. Kids should come dressed up and ready to party with music and games. Details: Clinton Street, Brooklyn.

Monday, October 31st 2011st at 4:30 pm
Annual Halloween Parade in Ditmas Park

Line-up for this neighborhood parade that starts at 4:30pm on the corner of Albemarle and Westminster, for a walk at 5pm. Trick-or-treat follows the parade. Details: For additional information, please visit: ditmasparkblog.com

Monday, October 31st from 5:00pm-6:30pm and later for performances
Clinton Hill Children’s Halloween Walk and Performance

This is one of our favorite Halloween events. There is a great friendly vibe, trick or treating everywhere, performances in front of houses and seeing friends. Head to the Pratt-Clinton Hill Community Garden (corner of DeKalb and Hall) for the beginning of the parade at 5 pm. The Parade Route winds through the neighborhood. Maps to the most generous homes for trick or treating will be provided. Of course, there will be the fantastic performance of Grimm Scarytales 313 Clinton Ave. This house goes above and beyond with some kind of theatrical performance for everyone to see. (Performances run every 30 minutes from 7-9 pm). Details: Start at Clinton Ave between Gates and Greene and walk up to Myrtle and you will see the great costumes as revelers walk through the blocked-off streets.

Monday, October 31st from 4:00-7:00 pm
Fulton Park Halloween Festivities
The goulish Fulton Park Halloween festivities will happen in Fulton Park (Stuyvesant Avenue) with Halloween Story Patch, Dance Contest, and Parade.  Bags and maps directing families will be given out at 5pm. Festivities begin at 4 PM.  Presented by the Stuyvesant Heights Parents Association with sponsors: The Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant and the Shops of Lewis Avenue.

Monday, October 31st at 6:00pm
Midwood West Halloween Parade

This small and local event is a neighborhood tradition that involves walking two blocks down Glenwood to Westminister Road and back. The police shut the streets down for the 15 minutes or so that the parade takes. Families are invited to bring juice, water, baked goods, and fruit to share. Details: Gather at the end of Glenwood Road off Rugby (near the B/Q train tracks).

Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
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Parade in Park Slope
This exciting parade begins at 6:30 p.m. at 14th Street and Seventh Avenue. Marchers then walk along Seventh Avenue to Third Street, then turn left on Third Street toward Fifth Avenue. The parade will also include oversized puppets, including a 20 foot mermaid, sun and moon goddesses, a giant wizard and dragon. It will end at the Old Stone House, where the revelry will continue until 8:30 p.m. Note: This year there is no costume contest this year since Halloween falls on a school night. For additional information, please visit parkslopeciviccouncil.org/halloween-parade.

Monday, October 31th, 2011 from 7:00 pm8:00 pm
Spine Tingling and True: Ghost Stories of the Merchant’s House Museum
Merchant’s House ghost-storytellers Anthony Bellov and Dayle Vander Sande will read selections from 19th-century horror classics, and tell of the many strange and supernatural occurrences at the Merchant’s House Museum – in a candlelit parlor arranged for a mid-19th century funeral. Details: Merchant’s House Museum, 29 East 4th Street, Manhattan, Cost is $25, $15 MHM Members. Buy tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/203000

Monday, October 31st from 7:00pm-10:30 pm
Village Halloween Parade

This annual tradition that New Yorkers love! It might not be suitable for younger kids since it is so crowded and it requires you to travel to the city. It runs straight up 6th Ave from Spring Street to 15th Street. The streets are most crowded between Bleecker and 14th Street. Personally I loved going to the heart of village, no matter how crowded- everyone is so pooped out by the time they get to 15th Street that it seems to have lost its vibrancy. Details: For more information, please click here.

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