Happy Halloween, Brooklyn!

In case you didn’t know, BK Reader has the 411 on what’s poppin’ in Brooklyn: THE best, the flyest and the most robust events calendar in Kings County!

Whether you’re dressing up as a scary witch or a silly clown, trick-or-treating with kids or partying with your pals, BK Reader has pulled together our calendar picks of all the events in Brooklyn to keep you entertained.

Say “no” to FOMO, and just thank us later … Or go here to check out the calendar, and choose for yourself! And, oh yeah, feel free to upload your events here too!

FRIDAY

WHAT: Halloween Festival in Bay Ridge

WHEN: Oct. 28, 6:00pm-9:00pm

WHERE: 7515 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY

PRICE: Free

Brooklyn Bridge Parents is partnering up with the 5th Avenue BID in Bay Ridge to host a big fall festival on seven blocks of car-free 5th Avenue from 75th Street to 82nd Street.

Come enjoy the many restaurants from all over the world, the uniquely decorated houses in the side streets and a block party with a bouncy house, arts and crafts, pumpkin decorating, ‘Trunk-or-Treat,’ castle building, music and much more. Kids are encouraged to come in costumes.

Photo: Provided/ Brooklyn Bridge Parents.
Photo: Provided/ Brooklyn Bridge Parents.

WHAT: Frying Pan Halloween Bash and Costume Contest

WHEN: Oct. 28, 3:00pm-10:00pm

WHERE: 220 36th St, Brooklyn, NY

PRICE: Free

It’s the 90s, iPhones don’t exist, and Madonna’s Vogue is cranked on the radio. Take that energy into the Halloween weekend with Frying Pan’s 90’s Halloween Bash. Dress in all that the ’90s gave us, and celebrate with corny decorations, candy, themed drink specials and a costume contest with Industry City prizes. No RSVP is required.

Photo: Provided/ Industry City.
Photo: Provided/ Industry City.

WHAT: House of Yes: City of Gods Halloween 2022

WHEN: Oct. 28, 9:00pm-4:00am

WHERE: Industry City, 220 36th St, Brooklyn, NY

PRICE: Starting at $80

The magnificent “City of Gods” by House of Yes is coming to Industry City this year. An iconic venue in NYC nightlife, House of Yes is a space as a temple of expression dedicated to connection, creativity, and celebrating life.

Expect a curated selection of performances and DJs. Experience creators at five different stages and a night of non-stop dancing. Costume required.

Photo: Provided/ Industry City.
Photo: Provided/ Industry City.

SATURDAY

WHAT: Kids Fall Spooktacular

WHEN: Oct. 29, 12:00pm-3:00pm

WHERE: The Wyckoff House Museum, 5816 Clarendon Rd, Brooklyn NY

PRICE: Free

Little ghosts and goblins will play games, snack on delicious ‘sand-witches,’ compete for the best costume prize and more at the annual Kids Fall Spooktacular. Tons of fun activities are in store, but it will also be a party with a purpose — the organizers will be providing coats at the event to families in need. 

“Kids will have a good time at the party while we help financially struggling families. In addition to the coat drive, we will inform them about the many resources we have to help make ends meet,” Camara Jackson, executive director of Elite Learners, the non-profit organizing the event, told BKReader.

Children in costumes at annual East Flatbush 'Spooktacular' event 2021. Photo: Provided/Elite Learners.
Children in costumes at annual East Flatbush ‘Spooktacular’ event 2021. Photo: Provided/Elite Learners.

WHAT: Carnaval Halloween Family Workshop Series

WHEN: Oct. 29, 10:00am-12:00pm

WHERE: Bed-Stuy Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY

PRICE: $50.00

Cumbe welcomes families to take a journey and discover this one-of-a-kind, multidisciplinary Carnaval program culminating in a celebratory costume parade and party happening on Halloween Day!

Learn to sing and play Carnaval songs, dance samba, and make your very own costumes! Open to children ages 3-9 years old and their caregivers; this exciting workshop series will take place over the course of 3 Saturday sessions. Oct. 29, is the last of the three sessions.

Photo: Provided/Cumbe.

SUNDAY

WHAT: ¡Calabazafest! 2022

WHEN: Oct. 30, 12:00pm-4:00pm

WHERE: Maria Hernandez Park, Corner of Starr Street and Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

PRICE: Free

¡Calabazafest! is an exuberant, all-ages outdoor costume party hosted by Riseboro Community Partnership. The festival celebrates Day of the Dead, Halloween and harvest fair traditions featuring a live marching band, mariachi, salsa and dance performances. Plus pumpkin carving, delicious food and a creative costume contest with prizes.

Photo: Provided/ Riseboro.
Photo: Provided/ Riseboro.

WHAT: Creepy Crawly Halloween at the Prospect Park Audubon Center

WHEN: Oct. 30, 1:00pm-4:00pm

WHERE: 101 East Dr, Brooklyn, NY

PRICE: Free

Take a second look at the creatures that give you the creeps; you may find you like them! Participate in fun activities and experiments that will make your spine tingle like dissecting an owl pellet, watching a snake eat a mouse and more.

Owl Pellet Dissection, 1:00pm-3:00pm: Participants will have the opportunity to pick apart owl pellets, masses of undigested parts of food that owl species occasionally regurgitate.

Nature Chef’s Surprise, 1:00pm -3:00pm: Our nature chef has some tasty treats for you to try that are delicious, nutritious, and crunchy. Take a nibble and earn a special certificate and boasting button. Learn how this mystery treat is a sustainable alternative protein source that has nutritional benefits.

Discovery Boxes, 1:00pm-4:00pm: What’s inside? Put your hand in and find out! Fun sensory activity with just the right amount of scary.

Creepy Crawly Walk, 2:00pm-3:00pm: Participants will search for Prospect Park’s creepy residents and explore the hidden side of the park.

Animal Encounter, 3:00pm-4:00pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Photo: Provided/ Prospect Park Audubon Center.
Photo: Provided/ Prospect Park Audubon Center.

MONDAY

WHAT: BAMboo! Block party outside of Brooklyn Academy of Music

WHEN: Oct. 31, 4:00pm-7:00pm

WHERE: In front of BAM, Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY

PRICE: Free

BAM’s festive Halloween block party returns outdoors. The action-packed afternoon of revelry features music, carnival games, arts and crafts, a candy giveaway and trick-or-treat popcorn. Families will delight in wild, wacky, and adorable costumes. This year Brooklyn’s beloved block party adds classic family-friendly Halloween short films to the evening of fun.

Photo: Provided/ BAM.
Photo: Provided/ BAM.

WHAT: Coney Island Seniors Halloween Party

WHEN: Oct. 31, 12:30pm

WHERE: Scheuer House Older Adult Center, 3601 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY

PRICE: Free

This year, Halloween is not just for kids — JASA, New York City’s go-to agency serving older adults, is throwing a Halloween party for Brooklyn seniors in Coney Island to celebrate the spooky season. The party will feature the very best of Halloween, including dozens of seniors celebrating Halloween with costume contests and tons of candy.

Photo: Provided/JASA.
The JASA Halloween party at the Williamsburg Older Adult Center on Wednesday. Photo: Provided/JASA.

TUESDAY

WHAT: Dia de los Muertos at The Green-Wood Cemetery

WHERE: Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY

WHEN: Nov. 1, 3:30pm-6:00pm

PRICE: Free

The Green-Wood Cemetery invites neighbors with children of all ages to Día de los Muertos: Family Day, a fun afternoon with traditional crafts, activities, sweet treats and other food from local vendors, music and dance performances.

The Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), is a joyful celebration when families and friends come together to remember and honor their deceased loved ones by sharing stories, dancing, eating, and decorating an altar, called an ofrenda, to the dead.

This year’s celebration will be themed around the monarch butterfly, a species associated with Día de los Muertos, traditionally believed to contain the spirits of the departed returning to earth. Monarch butterflies breed in the north during spring and summer and then migrate south, with their arrival in Mexico coinciding with the holiday.

Sunset Spark, a local educational nonprofit, has created an activity for kids to listen to the sounds of thousands of monarchs flying together and then try to mimic them using natural and human-made materials.

Photo: Supplied/ Green-Wood Cemetery.
Photo: Supplied/ Green-Wood Cemetery.

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