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KIDS HALLOWEEN EVENTS & ACTIVITIES IN BROOKLYN - 2009

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by Rebecca Forbes

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Celebrate Halloween the whole month! Check out these fun filled Halloween events and activities for kids and families in Westchester! Spooky storytelling, trick-or-treating, haunted houses, costume contests, festivals... it's all here!

 

Saturday, 3

HAUNTED SEA-FARI CONSERVATION QUEST: Travel through murky waters and see extinct sea life tombs, jellyfish tentacles, and other creatures and understand the threats facing the ocean's animals. 10am-5pm. Age: All. $17; $9 children ages 3-12; free children under 3. New York Aquarium, Surf Avenue and West 8th Street, Coney Island, Brooklyn. 718-265-FISH. www.nyaquarium.com.

Sunday, 4

HAUNTED SEA-FARI CONSERVATION QUEST: See October 3.

Friday, 9


GHOSTGIRL: HOMECOMING: Join author of "Ghostgirl," Tonya Hurley, for a reading and signing of her highly anticipated sequel. 7pm. Age: YE, TW. FREE. Barnes and Noble - Park Slope, 267 Seventh Avenue. 718-832-9074. www.bn.com.

Saturday, 10

DEM BONES: Become a junior osteologist and explore why "dem" bones are so important. And, with the help of some Museum critters, cast your opinion as to which skeleton is better: endo or exo. 1:30pm. Age: YE, TW, TE. $7.50. Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue. 718-735-4400. www.brooklynkids.org.


HAUNTED SEA-FARI CONSERVATION QUEST: See October 3.

Sunday, 11

DEM BONES: See October 10.


HAUNTED SEA-FARI CONSERVATION QUEST: See October 3.

Monday, 12


HAUNTED SEA-FARI CONSERVATION QUEST: See October 3.

Saturday, 17

THE GREAT PUMPKIN: Explore the wonderful world of pumpkins and discover the importance of this seasonal squash throughout history and in our lives today as you explore gourds from the Museum's collection and decorate a jack-o-lantern to take home. Pre-registration required. 11:30am. Age: TOD. $7.50. Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue. 718-735-4400. www.brooklynkids.org.


HAUNTED SEA-FARI CONSERVATION QUEST: See October 3.

Sunday, 18


HALLOWEEN HARVEST IN OLD BROOKLYN: Learn about the Wyckoff family from some of their "ancestors" as they visit during our special spooky tour. Bring your child's costume from last year and exchange it. Enjoy warm and cold freshly pressed cider while snacking on popcorn popped in the fire-pit; make an autumn herbal sachet, corn husk doll or have your face painted. 12pm. Age: All. $5; $3 children under age 12. Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road. 718-629-5400. www.wyckoffassociation.org.


THE GREAT PUMPKIN: See October 17.


HAUNTED SEA-FARI CONSERVATION QUEST: See October 3.

Wednesday, 21


HALLOWEEN 'DRESS REHEARSAL' PARTY: Enjoy games, prizes and a costume parade. Kids ages three and up who show up wearing their favorite costume will receive a free gift. 3:30pm. Age: TOD, YE, TW. FREE. Disney Store, 711 5th Avenue, Manhattan. 914-702-0702. www.DisneyStore.com.

Friday, 23


HAUNTED TOURS: Create a paper lantern then tour the ghostly grounds of Snug Harbor and enjoy some hot cider and doughnuts. Pre-registration is required. 5pm. Age: TOD, YE, TW. $8. Staten Island Children's Museum, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island. 718-273-2060. www.statenislandkids.org.

Saturday, 24


MONSTER MASH FESTIVAL: MARIONETTE MADNESS: Discover the marionette's rich cultural past and secret stories, and then build your own character to take home. 2:30pm. Age: YE, TW, TE. $7.50. Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue. 718-735-4400. www.brooklynkids.org.


MONSTER MASH FESTIVAL: FRANKEN-TOY: Pretend you're Victor Frankenstein for the day and create your own monster. Put eyeballs on toes, glue noses on knees, make it grow eight head; the scarier the better. 11:30am. Age: YE, TW, TE. $7.50. Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue. 718-735-4400. www.brooklynkids.org.


HAUNTED SEA-FARI CONSERVATION QUEST: See October 3.


HALLOWEEN-A-RAMA!: Celebrate at a Halloween party with a special spooky storytime, cookies and milk, crafts and goodie bags. Costumes are encouraged. 11am. Age: TOD, YE. FREE. Barnes and Noble - Park Slope, 267 Seventh Avenue. 718-832-9074. www.bn.com.

Sunday, 25


GHOULS AND GOURDS: Enjoy performances by renowned family-friendly musical groups, Billy Jonas and the Band and Sonido Costeno. Meet children's book authors and illustrators, join junk-instrument-making workshops, decorate masks, and see giant puppets. The afternoon culminates with a Halloween costume parade and drum circle led by Brazilian percussion corps Maracatu NY and stilt-walkers from Mortal Beasts & Deities. 12pm. Age: All. $8; free children under 12. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 900 Washington Avenue. 718-623-7200. www.bbg.org.

THE SIPPY CUPS HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY: Come in costume and see the popular musical group plays cool parent-approved pop-rock-inspired kids' music. 2pm. Age: TOD, YE. $12. Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center, 2001 Oriental Boulevard. 718-368-5596. www.kingsborough.edu/events.


MONSTER MASH FESTIVAL: MARIONETTE MADNESS: See October 24.


MONSTER MASH FESTIVAL: FRANKEN-TOY: See October 24.


HAUNTED SEA-FARI CONSERVATION QUEST: See October 3.

Monday, 26


HALLOWEEN MOVIE: Celebrate Halloween and see a popular spooky movie. Call for the title. 4pm. Age: YE, TW. FREE. Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue. 718-382-5924. www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.

Thursday, 29


HALLOWEEN ARTS & CRAFTS: Come in costume to celebrate Halloween and make unique arts and crafts projects for the holiday. 4pm. Age: TOD, YE. FREE. Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue. 718-382-5924. www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.

Saturday, 31


SKELETON CUT-OUTS: Make your own Halloween headbands using the traditional Scharen-Knippen paper-cutting art form. 1pm. Age: All. FREE. Prospect Park, Lefferts Historic House. 718-965-8999. www.prospectpark.org.


NOT TO SCARY HALLOWEEN PARTY: Enjoy bouncy rides, a costume parade and contest, cotton candy, goody bags, and Halloween crafts projects. 12pm. Age: TOD, YE, TW. FREE. Staten Island Children's Museum, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island. 718-273-2060. www.statenislandkids.org.

SCARY STORIES FROM THE PAST: Form a circle and listen to master storyteller Tammy Hall keep the tradition of scary stories alive with "The Legend of Pope's Lane," "The Domine's Ride," and more. 2pm and 3pm. Age: All. FREE. Prospect Park, Lefferts Historic House. 718-965-8999. www.prospectpark.org.


CREEPY CRAWLY HALLOWEEN: Take a second look at the creatures that give you the creeps and you may find you like them. Plus, create crafts and nature experiments. 1pm. Age: All. FREE. Prospect Park, Lefferts Historic House. 718-965-8999. www.prospectpark.org.


HAUNTED CAROUSEL: Take a spooky, scary, spin on the Haunted Carousel. 12pm. Age: All. FREE. Prospect Park, Lefferts Historic House. 718-965-8999. www.prospectpark.org.


SHADOW PUPPET STORIES: Transport your imagination by creating silhouette puppets and a nighttime elevated train landscape to animate a retelling of your own travel tale, inspired by transportation stories that will be read. 1:30pm. Age: YE. $5; $3 children 3-17. New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place between State Street and Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn Heights. 718-694-1600. www.mta.info.


MONSTER MASH PARTY: Come in a costume and enjoy a fun-filled party with music, live-performances and festive activities like touching a slithery snake, visiting the Mad Scientist's Laboratory, making cornhusk dolls, and hearing a spooky story. 5pm. Age: All. FREE. Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue. 718-735-4400. www.brooklynkids.org.


HAUNTED SEA-FARI CONSERVATION QUEST: See October 3.


A HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE: Bubbles the Clown encourages the entire audience to get involved in tricks for Halloween. 1pm. Age: TOD, YE. FREE. Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza. 718-230-2100. www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.

 

 


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