Brooklyn Happening Halloween Guide

final bk happ halloween guideBrooklyn is chock-full of Halloween happenings!  Check out our guide to plan out your spooky adventures throughout the borough:

Gravesend Haunted Hotel- October 23- Nov. 1.  Located at New York City College of Technology Vorhees Theater– 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 nationally unique Entertainment Technology Department, this theme-park-quality Halloween attraction has been thrilling children and adults alike since 1999.  For more info,

better halloween dogThe 16th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest- Saturday October 25th.  12pm.  Located at The Prison Ship’s Martyr Monument, Fort Greene.  The Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest is the largest dog costume contest in Brooklyn. Registration will begin on the monument plaza at 11:00 a.m.   If you need inspiration for your dog’s costume, here is Jasmin Chang’s awesome gallery of photos on the PUPS Flickr stream.   The rain date will be Sunday, October 26th.

The 10th Annual Haunted Halloween Carnival of Puppetry Arts– Saturday October 25th,  11:00am-3:00pm.   Located at the 1st Street Recreation Center of PS 372 on 1st Street and 4th Avenue Park Slope, Brooklyn.  Free admission and open to the public and great for kids of all ages -rain or shine!  The event will host crafts, games, and activities for kids of all ages as well as performances, free giveaways, and a costume contest.  The first 200 kids will receive Puppetry Arts Gift Bags filled with tons of goodies.  Special guests include Sandy the Seagull and cameos by Star Wars Characters from the 501st Empire City Garrison and the Echo Base Rebel Legion.  Activities include $2.00 Games, Crafts and Snacks, $4.00 Bouncy Moon Walk, $3.00 Haunted House. Wheelchair accessible.  For information or to contribute to the organization’s mission visit

Monster Mash at The Brooklyn Children’s Museum– October 25th, 4pm.  Calling all ghosts and goblins, come dressed to impress as the Museum celebrates Halloween! Face your fears and touch creepy crawlers from the land and sea, curl up at story time for little monsters, and create a kooky craft, and shake it up at our ghoulish glowing dance party. The Museum closes at 3:00pm today and reopens at 4:00pm for the start of Monster Mash! Buy tickets and find out more here!

Ghouls & Gourds Costume Parade– October 25th, noon- 5:30 pm.  The Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Dress to impress kids halloweenin something kooky and creative for the Ghouls & Gourds costume parade at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Oct. 25, where there will also be oversized puppets and live music on the lush grounds. $10 adults, kids under 12 free. Rain or shine.  990 Washington Ave., Brooklyn. For more information-

Harvest Festival– October 25th, 10:30am- 1pm.  Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6.  The 4th annual Harvest Festival will have have free, fun activities for the whole family! Enjoy arts and crafts, storytelling,volleyball, and musical performances. Also, make sure to stop by the pumpkin patch, photo-booth, and obstacle course.

Halloween Events at Prospect Park

HALLOWEEN HAUNTED WALK, Saturday, October 25, 12–3 pm
Lookout Hill. Free.
Deep in the Park lies Lookout Hill, the highest point in Prospect Park and home of the Prospect Park Alliance’s Annual Halloween Haunted Walk. Ghouls and goblins lurk behind the trees, ready to provide a silly scare! An adult should accompany young children. Rain or shine.

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL, Saturday, October 25, 12–3pm
The Nethermead. Free.
After you are scared witless on the Haunted Walk, don’t forget to head over to the Prospect Park Alliance’s Halloween Carnival. This annual treat on the Nethermead features fun games for children, pony rides and more! Rain or shine.

HALLOWEEN FOOD TRUCK RALLY, Saturday, October 25, 11:30 am–4:30pm
Center Drive.
More than a dozen food trucks are returning to the Park to offer sweet and savory treats at the Halloween Haunted Walk and Carnival.

boo at the zooBOO AT THE ZOO, Saturday + Sunday, October 25 + 26, 11 am–4 pm
Prospect Park Zoo. Free with Zoo Admission.
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s host its annual, family-friendly Halloween extravaganza. Festivities include costumes, arts and crafts, and treats for the animals.  Highlights include the popular “Spooky Barn” with requisite scary creatures and not-so-scary animals to pet and feed. No Halloween celebration is complete without bats, and the Zoo’s nocturnal exhibit provides the perfect setting for a dark and creepy look into the world of these fascinating flying creatures of the night. 

HAUNTED CAROUSEL, Saturday + Sunday, October 25 + 26, 12–5 pm
$2 per ride, $9 for a book of five tickets
Free with Prospect Park Alliance Supporter Family Plus membership.
It’s time for a spooky, scary spin on the 1912 Carousel, which will be transformed for some haunted Halloween fun.

CREEPY CRAWLY HALLOWEEN, Saturday + Sunday, October 25 + 26, 1–4 pm 
Audubon Center. Free.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to meet creatures that give you the creeps, you may find you like them! Participate in fun activities that will make your spine tingle, including a Creepy Crawly Walk.

HALLOWEEN SKELETON CUT-OUTS + SCARY STORIES, Saturday + Sunday, October 25 + 26
1–4 pm (storytelling at 2 + 3 pm)

Lefferts Historic House. $3 suggested donation.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to make your own scary headdress using traditional paper-cutting techniques, then join storyteller Tammy Hall, who will keep the tradition of scary stories alive with tales told in the Village of Flatbush 200 years ago.