8 Spooky Events for Brooklyn Halloween Fun (2019)

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    Get in a ghoulish mood and put the final touches on your costume to get ready for the Halloween festivities taking over the borough this month.

    We’ve rounded up eight events across the borough that offer parades, costume contests, hayrides, music and, of-course, treats.

    1. Children’s Halloween Parade
    Coney Island
    Saturday, October 26, 11 a.m.
    For the 10th year children will be decked out for a spirited saunter on the Coney Island Boardwalk sponsored by the Alliance for Coney Island. There will also be face painting, music, games and more. Children are encouraged to express their creativity with costume prizes awarded for funniest, best handmade, most creative and best group. More information on the day, including age restrictions, can be found on the event page.

    2. Halloween Haunted Walk
    Prospect Park
    Saturday, October 26, 12 to 3 p.m.
    The witches, ghosts and werewolves are set to return to Prospect Park with the 40th Annual Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair. The free day of events includes a creepy walk around Lookout Hill, an appropriately festive fair on the Nethermead and family-friendly activities. For all the details visit the info page at the Prospect Park Alliance website.

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    3. Fort Greene Park Halloween Festival
    Fort Greene Park
    Saturday, October 26, 12 to 3 p.m.
    The 19th annual day of fun takes over the park at the corner of Dekalb and Washington Park with a pumpkin patch, train rides and face painting. For more info on the free day of family-fun head to the Fort Greene Park Conservancy website.

    4. Community Halloween Event
    The Evergreens Cemetery, Bushwick
    Saturday, October 26, 2 to 4 p.m.
    Celebrate the spooky holiday at the 19th century cemetery with an afternoon of hayrides, a petting zoo, treats and entertainment. The fun takes place near the Bushwick Avenue entrance to the more than 200-acre burial ground. The event is free, although registration is encouraged. For more info on the location and to register, visit the event page.

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    5. A Haunting at Hendrick’s House
    Hendrick I. Lott House, Marine Park
    Saturday, October 26, 7 to 10 p.m.
    If you are looking for Halloween fun aimed at adults, the Friends of the Lott House are hosting a spooky cocktail event at the historic site. Costumed attendees over 21 will be able to float through the grounds and the unrestored parlors of the farmhouse. Tickets are $75 per person and costumes are required. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the event page.

    6. Halloween Parade
    Brooklyn Heights Promenade
    Saturday, October 28, 10:30 a.m.
    Costumed children can compete with the skyline for attention at the annual parade across the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The Brooklyn Heights Association will have coffee and baked goods available for purchase before and after, with proceeds going to support the programming at the Pierrepont Playground. For more information, or to volunteer for the event, check out their website.

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    7. Masquerade on Macon
    Macon Library, Bed Stuy
    Thursday, October 31, 5 to 8 p.m.
    When the annual Clinton Hill Halloween spectacular ended in 2017, the tradition was reborn by volunteers in a new location. Now it’s the second annual Masquerade on Macon with the Friends of Macon Library producing a family-friendly but suitably spooky show. This year, martians are trying to invade our planet and kids use their science knowledge to save their neighborhood. The roughly 15 minute show is free and will be repeated several times during the evening. For more information head to the event page.

    8. Myrtle Monster Mash
    Myrtle Avenue Plaza, Clinton Hill
    Thursday, October 31, 4 to 6 p.m.
    Costume up to dance the spooky evening away at the third annual Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership Halloween event. Head to the plaza, located at Myrtle Avenue and Emerson Place for a free evening of music, games, treats and plenty of dancing. Dancers from P.S. 20 will be on hand to lead a dance class and a dance battle. More info on the evening is available on the event page.

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