Halloween Activities in the Neighborhood!


There is soooo much to do in the area for Halloween!  This list was sent to us via “Nabealert” email by Brooklyn Community Board 6. Thanks CB6! We wanted to pass it on because whether you have little ones, medium sized ones or no kids at all there is something on this list for you to do this weekend.  The Morbid Anatomy Party definitely peaks our interest, as does the Pumpkin Smashing a week after Halloween at Red Hook Farm.  Take a look at the list and see if you’d like to attend any of these fun events!

The 78th Precinct Haunted Basement
October 28, 29 and 30
2 – 9pm
Location: 65 Sixth Ave. near Dean Street
 The 78th Precinct have turned their basement into a haunted house open to the public. 
The Barnacle Parade

October 29
4pm – 8pm
Location: Van Brunt St & Pioneer St

Calling all seacreatures! Sharks? Whales? Sea-urchins? BARNACLES? Make your costumes now!

The Barnacle Parade is an annual event on the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, celebrating Red Hook’s community in the face of adversary. Parade starts at 4 pm on Thursday October 29 at Van Brunt & Pioneer. Block party on Pioneer to follow.

A History of Ectoplasm

Thursday, October 29
Admission: $8
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue

Why Ectoplasm? Harry Houdini famously wondered this in his scathing critique of modern Spiritualism. Since it’s first appearances in Victorian era séance rooms, this mysterious substance has managed to seduce, disgust and intrigue believers and skeptics alike. In this talk, Shannon Taggart will present an illustrated history of ectoplasm, and share her photographs of the contemporary mediums currently in its pursuit. Learn more here.

Come As You Are / Express Yourself 80’s & 90’s Halloween Party
Friday, October 30
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues)

Pregame with us on Friday, October 30th (because Every Day Is Halloween) for an All Hallows’ Eve Eve blowout featuring the best of the 80s and 90s spun by DJ Steve Reynolds (mix master of Party Like It’s 1999), horror movie and music video projections by Stephen Pitalo (Music Video Time Machine), a haunted photo booth by Ventiko, and lots of candy. So. Much. Candy. Learn more here.

Park Slope Civic Council Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 31 
6:30 PM – 8:30 pm
Location:  Kicks off from 14th St and 7th Ave at 6:30 PM 
Line up for marching begins at 5:30 PM 
Route:  Start:  7th Avenue & 14th Street, Travel North on 7th Ave. to 3rd Street, Turn Left and march to 5th Avenue. Parade Ends at J.J. Byrne Playground.

Carroll ParkHalloween Kids’ Parade

Saturday, October 31
11:30 a.m.
Location: Carroll Park
It’s a rare treat (no trick!) to be able to hold our annual parade on Halloween day itself, so get gussied up and show off your costumes on the streets of Carroll Gardens! We’ll be gathering at11:30, then kicking off the parade at noon. Once you’re back at the park, enjoy mingling with neighbors and elected officials with snacks courtesy of Friends of Carroll Park and hot cider from our friends at Travel Bar! All Halloween events sponsored by Smith Canteen.
Photo: Trudy Whitman
The Cobble Hill Halloween Parade

Saturday, October 31
Location: Cobble Hill Park

Out come the cob webs, phantoms, and ghouls when the Cobble Hill Halloween Parade creeps up this autumn. Prepare your costumes for our annual gathering, and we’ll see you in the park.

Photo: Trudy Whitman
Morbid Anatomy Children’s Halloween Party

Saturday, October 31
12 pm to 4pm
Admission: FREE
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum

This Saturday, October 31rst, join New York Times bestselling author and a founding board member of the Morbid Anatomy Museum Tonya Hurley and Anatomist Emily Evans at the Morbid Anatomy Museum for our second children’s Halloween Party!

There will be trick or treating throughout the museum, a costume contest with cool prizes, creepy finger food, and a anatomy themed workshop – and well-known authors reading from their spookiest books!

Pumpkin Smash at the Red Hook Farm

Saturday, November 7rain or shine
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Location: Red Hook Community Farm, Columbia and Bay streets

You smash them – and the NYC Compost Project hosted by Brooklyn Botanic Garden will turn them into compost for City parks and green spaces. Bring pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns and gourds to Pumpkin Smash 2015. Join us for refreshments, raffles and more!

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