There's lots to do for Halloween in Brooklyn, especially for little kids. Here's a super long list that was compiled by Lisa of SmallTown Brooklyn.


Neighborhood Block Party in Red Hook
on Van Brunt Street (bet. Coffey & Van Dyke).
October 30th, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Halloween costume parade and contest for animals and people; live music
all day; pumpkin carving contest, face painting and apple bobbing for
the kids/wine tasting for the older folks; food, fun and frolic. Oh, and
fabulous prizes, too. Come out and play with sponsors Red Hook Pet
Provisions, LeNell's Wine and Spirits Boutique, the Red Hook Flea
Market, TKJAZZ Booking, and Eagle Pack Holistic Pet Foods.

Halloween Craft Show at the Doll and Toy Museum
Saturday, October 30, 10am - 5pm
122 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights
Admission Free
Special treats for kids dressed in Halloween costumes
Tel: (718) 243-0820

Halloween Owls
Sat., 12 - 3 p.m.
See live Great-horned, Screech, Barn, and Short-eared owls and learn
about these mysterious creatures that only come out at night. Free.
Audubon Center. Prospect Park

Caramel Apple Workshop @ Artez'n
Saturday, October 30th, 12-4pm
444 Atlantic Avenue (btwn Bond & Nevins)
Devinely decorated or traditional and simple. Join us for some Halloween
caramel apple creations. Make one for yourself or package one up as a
gift. Bring your creativity and sweet tooth. Allow a minimum of 15
minutes, stay as long as you like. All Supplies Included. $10/apple

A.R.T./New York presents
The Fourth Annual Raising Kids and Curtains
Halloween Event : "Duppy Yard"
at South Oxford Space
Saturday, October 30th - 1pm to 2:30pm
Caribbean Cultural Theatre's show features storytelling, poetry, music
and dance. Eerie island spirits (duppies and jumbies) come alive in
this festive holiday performance.
Doors open at 1pm - Show starts at 1:30pm Free for kids of all ages.

Costume parade will follow the performance-be sure to show up all
decked out!
138 S. Oxford Street betw Atlantic Ave / Hanson Pl
C to Lafayette; G to Fulton St; 2,3,4,5,Q, B, D to Atlantic Ave
Call 718-398-3078 for more information

6th Annual Great PUPkin Halloween Costume Contest for Dogs
Saturday, 10/30 11:30am-1:00 pm.
Ft. Greene Park, at the top of the hill, near the visitor station.
Registration for dogs starts at 11:30, and the judging starts at noon
sharp. Suggested donation entry fee is $3.00 per dog; $5.00 for 2 dogs.
Rain date is same time and place on Sunday, October 31st.

Fort Greene Park Conservancy presents its
Fifth Annual Halloween Festival
in historic Fort Greene Park
Saturday, October 30, 2004 from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m.
All events are FREE for Children and their Families!
Amidst the autumn splendor of the park's changing foliage, children will
be treated to pony rides, face painting, hay rides, games, pumpkin
decorating, and Halloween snacks. Among the featured events will be
African drumming and dancing performed by Fusha Dance Company,
storytelling provided by Salt & Pepper Mime, and a Halloween costume
parade and contest for kids beginning at 1:00 p.m. These activities will
take place on the park's main lawn near the DeKalb Avenue/Washington
Park entrance.
For more information, please contact the Fort Greene Park Conservancy at
718-222-1461, or visit our website:

PS 11 bake sale
Fort Greene Park
Saturday, October 30, 2004 from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m.
we'll be near the DeKalb entrance. Have a treat and support your local


Boo at the zoo
at the Prospect Park Zoo
Sat. & Sun., 12 - 4 p.m.
Face painting, crafts, and close encounters with the
Zoo's "spookiest" creatures. Free with admission.

Halloween Haunted Walk & Carnival
12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Lookout hill, Prospect Park

Historic Fund Tour: Halloween at Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn's king-sized cemetery is full of enough grisly stories to last
the entire weekend.

Halloween Haunted House Carroll Park
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30 & 31, from 12 noon till 4:00 pm.
It will cost $1 per person. There will be a parade at 12 noon on Sun.,
Oct. 31. This is a major fundraiser to support the ongoing improvements
in Carroll Park, sponsored this year by SCOTTO'S WINE on Court Street.

Haunted Carousel
Sat. & Sun., 12 - 5 p.m.
Scary music and eerie creatures haunt the Carousel all weekend. $1.

Scary Stories from the Past
Sat. & Sun., 2 & 3 p.m.
Meet the old ghosts of Flatbush in haunting tales passed down from
Lefferts ancestors. Free. Lefferts Historic House.

Skeleton Scharen-Knippen Cut-Outs
Sat. & Sun., 1 - 4 p.m.
Make your own Halloween headbands using a traditional paper-cutting
artform. Free. Lefferts Historic House.

Creepy Crawly Halloween
Sat. & Sun., 12 - 5 p.m.
It's a critter-fest in Prospect Park with lots of spiders, worms, and
other creepy creatures that are sure to make your skin crawl! Creepy
crafts, live critters and hands-on experiments. For families with
children ages 3 to 12. Free. Audubon Center.


Ghouls and Gourds Celebration
Sunday, 10/31, 10am-6pm
at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Deedle Deedle Dees
Rock band for kids
Free concert at café boo bah
On Halloween, Sunday October 31st.
11:00am - 1:00pm
298 Atlantic Avenue & Smith Street
Also free face painting. Have kids dressed in costume and get their face
To contact the Deedle Deedle Dees and find out about other shows: email

Halloween Party
at the YMCA on 9th St

Brooklyn Heights Halloween Parade
10 am
Pierrepont Street playground (Columbia Heights and Pierrepont Streets --
on the Promenade)

Carroll Park Halloween Parade
Sunday, 10/31, 12PM
organized by the Committee to Improve Carroll Park

Brooklyn Children's Museum's Annual
Sunday, October 31 from 2:00 - 7:00 PM.
The annual Monster Mash and Harvest Fest is a fiendishly fun Halloween
bash for families, with live entertainment, face painting, a haunted
house, and devilishly decorated exhibits. Children and young-at-heart
parents are invited to wear costumes and, if they dare, explore the
Horror Hospital and other scary scenes. The celebration will feature
the ever-popular Thriller Dance Party, with youngsters getting down to
this old Michael Jackson favorite. A "Scare Tactics" workshop will
teach visitors how other cultures from around the world "scare off" evil
spirits, and the Museum's animal trainers will bring out live animals
such as snakes and lizards for children to see and touch. The
celebration will also feature WBLS FM broadcasting live from their
"Happy House" from 2-4 pm with music, face painting, balloon animals,
and goodie bags for children to take home - a nice getaway for little
ones who are frightened by the spooky stuff.

1st Annual Halloween Party
at the Carroll Gardens Dog Run!
Sunday, 10/31, 2:30PM - 4:30PM.
$5 per pup fee benefits the dog run & Animal Haven Shelter. Prizes for
best tricks and costumes. Judging starts at 3:15PM
Hicks Street near Rapelye Street (south of 3rd Place).

Cobble Hill Park Halloween Parade
Sunday, 10/31, 4pm.
organized by the Friends of Cobble Hill Park
@ Congress St and Clinton.

The Shadow Puppet Theatre of Cambridge Place presents
A Clinton Hill/Fort Greene Halloween Tradition in its 6th year
"The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe"
A traditional ghost story with a funny twist!
Sunday October 31st, Shows at 5:30pm and 6:30pm
Outside 16 Cambridge Place btw Gates and Green Aves.
Short, child-friendly show fits easily into trick or treating in the
neighborhood. In Shadow Puppet Theatre, the story is toldaccompanied by
backlit, hand-drawn and hand-cut paper puppets. Cool and interesting for
adults and kids! Free!
More information and pictures at:

4th Annual Victorian Flatbush Halloween Parade
Sunday, October 31.
Assemble at 1203 Albemarle Road at 4:00PM for special entertainment.
March begins promptly at 4:30PM. All are welcome.
Drinks and holiday treats for kids. First 100 kids get to reach in the
Halloween grab bag. Bring homemade instruments and noisemakers. Come out
and cheer on the marchers along Albemarle Road. March with the ghouls,
princesses and other crazy characters!

Annual West Midwood Halloween Parade
Sunday October 31.
Paraders should gather at 5:30PM. at the end of Glenwood Road (between
Rugby and the Q train cut). Please bring cookies,
donuts and cupcakes. Apple juice is provided. The parade starts at 6PM
and goes down Glenwood Road from the railroad cut to Westminster Road.
It then disperses into individual trick or treating throughout West
Midwood. All are invited.

Sunday, 10/31, 5pm - 7pm
122 Union St between Hicks and Columbia
Schnack's menu is the dream of every child and the nightmare of every
dieter. Vegetarian and child-size items are available.

Clinton Hill Halloween Walk
Sunday the 31st - kids pick up maps from 5pm to 6:30pm
at the Pratt-Clinton Hll Communty Garden across from Mikes Diner on
Dekalb near Washington Ave. The map typically covers houses on
Washington, Lafayette, Clinton, DeKalb, and Waverly, and places pretty
close to that basic route
* All costumed Trick-or-Treaters up to age 12 invited
* Parade Route wends through the neighborhood
* Maps to the most generous homes will be provided

Park Slope Halloween Parade
Sunday, 10/31, 7pm.
Starts at 7th avenue and 12th street.
organized by the Park Slope Civic Council.


Trick-or-Treating generally happens
On Halloween between 4PM and 8PM

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