Weekend Events

Fort Greene Park Halloween Festival
The Fort Greene Park Conservancy presents the Ninth Annual Halloween Festival in Fort Greene Park. The festival features a costume contest for dogs and kids, hayrides, face painting, games, prizes, and live entertainment.
Saturday, October 25 POSTPONED to Sunday, October, 26. 12-3:30 p.m. Free. Fort Greene Park, Enter at the Great Lawn at Dekalb Avenue and Washington Park. (Rain date is Sunday, October 26.)

Brooklyn Indie Market Presents The Grand Chrono’nauts Tea
The Brooklyn Indie Market is putting on “The Grand Chrono’nauts Tea,” a steampunk-themed festival with Victorian refreshments, a reading and steampunk talk, a fashion show, and many crafty vendors. The event is co-sponsored by Brooklyn Based and BUST magazine.
Saturday, October 25. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Under the red and white striped tent on Smith and Union Street.

Halloween at the A-Scarium
New York Aquarium’s is holding their annual Halloween celebration. There will be an arts and crafts center, games, face painting, a haunted house, and a Haunted Mine 3-D Ride. Activities are free with general admission, but children ages 312 years who wear a costume get in free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Tonight and Saturday, October 26. 12-4 p.m. New York Aquarium, 602 Surf Avenue.

Prospect Park’s Boo at the Zoo
Wear your Halloween costume to the zoo and enjoy the many activities like face painting, craft making, encounters with “spooky” creatures, and a trip through the Zoo’s haunted barn.
Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $6.00 for adults, $2.25 for seniors 65 and older, $2.00 for kids 3-12, and free for children under 3. Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue.

It’s My Park! Day at McCarren Park
United Friends of McCarren Park invites the community to get involved at McCarren Park. Activities include bulb planting, dodgeball, kickball, croquet, bocce ball, and treats. Head on over to Enid’s afterwards for happy hour from 4-6 p.m.
Saturday, October 25. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. McCarren Park, Meet at the “Geraldo Tree” between the Dog Run and Green Dome Garden.

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Puppetry Arts Theatre Halloween Carnival
Puppetry Arts Theatre is hosting this free event. There will be a hanuted house, bounce house, arts and crafts, costume contest, and a silent auction. Activities costs are $1.00 for snacks, games, and activities; $2.00 for the haunted house; $3.00 for the bounce house.
Saturday, October 25. 12-5 p.m. Free. Recreation Center of PS 372, 512 Carroll Street. (Rain or Shine, it is an Indoor Event.)

Narrows Botanical Garden Harvest Festival
Narrows Botanical Garden Harvest Festival is an event for all. There will be a Canine Costume Contest (must pre-register at Paws ‘N Claws), a pumpkin patch for the kids, music, square dancing, plant sale, artists, crafters, and greenmarket vendors.
Sunday, October 26. 12-5 p.m. Narrows Botanical Gardens, Shore Road between Bay Ridge Avenue and 72nd Street.

Town Square’s Annual Children’s Halloween Parade and Party
Costumed kids of all ages kick off the parade led by NYPD’s Finest Jazz Ensemble. The parade marches down Manhattan Avenue to Norman and back again. There will be a party to follow that includes arts and crafts, food, drinks, games, contests, and music.
Sunday, October 26. 4-7 p.m. Parade is Free, $5 Admission for the Party. 176 Java Street.

Prospect Park’s Halloween Haunted Walk and Carnival
Prospect Park’s Halloween Haunted Walk is back. On Lookout HIll, encounter zombies, wolf men, headless horsemen, good and bad witches, and other creepy characters. The carnival on the Nethermead features games, treats, and a puppet parade.
Saturday, October 25. 12-3 p.m. Free. Begin at Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street.

NY City Explorers’ Halloween FaBOOlous Festival
NY City Explorers, a creative childcare and family center, is hosting a halloween festival. Join them for a haunted house, a Fear Factor eating contest, face painting, and a Monster Mash Dance.
Saturday, October 25. 2-6 p.m. NY City Explorers Center, 388 Atlantic Avenue.

Fourth Annual Haunted House Party at Akwaaba Mansion
Akwaaba Mansion Bed & Breakfast is hosting their annual Haunted House Party with all proceeds benefiting the Annual Fulton Park Tree Lighting Ceremony. There will be an auction, dancing, food, cash bar, and a costume contest.
Saturday, October 25. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $25. Akwaaba Mansion Bed & Breakfast, 347 MacDonough Street.

Photojojo’s Street Art Photo Safari
Photojojo’s Street Art Photo Safari is a tour of Dumbo street art, led by Jake Dobkin of Streetsy. The tour will explore some of Dumbo’s beautiful graffiti walls and will conclude at a nearby bar.
Sunday, October 26. 3:30 p.m. Meet at York Street, F Stop.

“The Secrets of Prospect Park” Tour
Let Kevin Walsh, author of Forgotten NY, guide you through the secrets of Prospect Park from the Vale of Cashmere and Dongan Oak to Binnenwater and Boulder Bridge and more.
Sunday, October 26. Starts at 12 p.m. $5. Meet at the southwest corner of Prospect Park West at Grand Army Plaza.

Packer Pumpkin Patch 2008
Packer Collegiate Institute is hosting their annual Pumpkin Patch festival. The festival features games, rides, spooky fun, barbecue, a dunk tank, and a haunted house.
Sunday, October 26. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $40. Packer Collegiate Institute, 170 Joralemon Street.

PS 58 Costume Party
PS 58 is hosting a costume party complete with games, activities, and food. There will also be music by Audra Rox and Toxic Muffin.
Tonight. 4-6:30 p.m. $5. PS 58 Schoolyard, 330 Smith Street.

Sunset Park Alliance of Neighbors
Sunset Park Alliance of Neighbors is having their general meeting. If you want to get more involved in Sunset Park, attend the meeting and express your opinions.
Saturday, October 25. 11 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 411 46th Street.

Closing Weekend of BWAC’s Free Fall
This weekend is the closing weekend of Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s Fall art show, Free Fall. This is your last chance to see art in free fall, the Red Hook photograph exhibit What’s the Hook?, Dawn Petrlik’s installation and get a Photo Op with Sarah Palin, and more.
Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26. 1-6 p.m. BWAC, 499 Van Brunt Street.

First Annual Makin’ History Costume Party Bash
The First Annual Makin’ History Costume Party Bash is a benefit for the Old Stone House. You don’t have to wear a costume but all must be ready to dance to the music of DJ Mike Cheatam. There will be a $4 cash bar.
Saturday, October 25. 8-11 p.m. $40. Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue.

Halloween Storytelling Festival at Brooklyn Lyceum
Halloween Storytelling Festival features storytellers Robin Bady, Gerald Fierst, Jonathan Kruk, Mara McEwen, and Julia Morris. The stories range from witches and pumpkins to true ghost stories and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Starts Sunday, October 26. Runs through October 31. $10, kids under 2 are free. Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Ghouls and Gourds
Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Ghouls and Gourds has everything for everyone in the family. Enjoy music, children’s book authors and illustrators, stilt walkers, Thai pumpkin carving, Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus of Fate, and arts and crafts.
Sunday, October 26. 12-6 p.m. Adults: $8, Students +12: $4, Children Under 12: Free. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Avenue.

Habana Outpost’s Eco-Friendly Haunted House
Habana Outpost teams up with The Green School to create a completely “green” haunted house.
Starts Tonight. Continues through October 25-27. 2-7 p.m. Free. Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton Street.

Harvest Festival
Celebrate It’s My Park Day! at Brooklyn Bridge Park with a Harvest Festival. Activities include Fall planting, arts and crafts, kite flying, pumpkin decorating, and a Halloween party for the kids. There will be free cider all day long.
Saturday, October 25. 12-5 p.m. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Main Street section.

Second Annual Halloween Spooktacular Children’s Event
North Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District and the Pacific Street Bears Community Garden present the Second Annual Halloween Spooktacular Children’s Event. Activites include walking the scary garden, facepainting, pumpkin decorating, treasure hunt, bobbing for apples, and a costume contest.
Sunday, October 26. 1-5 p.m. Garden on Flatbush Avenue and Pacific Street. For more information, call the BID office at 718-783-1685.

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