Halloween 2015 Activities for Kids in Brooklyn

Halloween 2015 Activities for Kids in Brooklyn


The best Halloween activities for kids in Brooklyn in October 2015.

Pumpkin Picking 
WHEN: Oct. 3-Nov. 1, Saturday-Sunday, plus Monday, Oct. 12, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave., Staten Island 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin. Enjoy a farmhouse tour, hayride, face painting, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm. 
WANT TO GO? $5. 718-351-1611. historicrichmondtown.org. 

Pumpkin Day 2015 in McCarren Park 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 3, 12-3pm
WHERE: McCarren Park, 900 Lorimer St., Williamsburg 
AGES: All 
WHAT: On offer at this event is a pick-your-own-pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, face painting, concessions, activities presented by local businesses and organizations, and live music and dance performances. 
WANT TO GO? $10. 347-987-2765. townsquareinc.com. 

Halloween Harvest Dog Parade and Costume Contest  
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 11, 12pm
WHERE: Luna Park, 1000 Surf Ave., Brooklyn 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Dogs like to dress up for Halloween, too! Bring your cute canine companion to Luna Park for the Halloween Harvest Dog Parade and Costume Contest. 
WANT TO GO? FREE. 718-373-5862. lunaparknyc.com. 

Make It: Costume Creation 
WHEN: Oct. 17-24, Saturdays, 1:30pm and 3:30pm
WHERE: NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, Queens 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Kids can make this year’s trick-or-treating truly unique with a costume they make themselves, using an array of tools and fun materials to create the costume of their dreams or nightmares. Materials fee $10 per child-parent pair. 
WANT TO GO? $15; $12 children ages 2-17. 718-699-0005. nysci.org. 

Halloween Haunted Walk  
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 24, 12-3pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Lookout Hill/Nethermeade, 16th Street and Prospect Park South West, Windsor Terrace 
AGES: 5 and older 
WHAT: Lurking high on Lookout Hill are zombies, wolf men, headless horsemen, good and bad witches, and other creepy characters. Visitors brave enough to experience this harrowing hike should head to Lookout Hill. The Halloween Haunted Walk is suitable for children accompanied by parents, guardians, or older siblings (though it may be frightening for very young children). 
WANT TO GO? FREE. 718-965-8960. prospectpark.org.

Ghouls and Gourds 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 24, 12-5:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 900 Washington Ave., Crown Heights 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Bang your head to Brooklyn’s youngest heavy metal band, waltz with a woodland creature, chat with children’s book creators, explore a Victorian toy parlor, or just flop down on the grass and enjoy the garden’s gorgeous fall colors. 
WANT TO GO? $12; $6 seniors ages 65 and older and students; free for children younger than 12. 718-623-7200. bbg.org. 

Creepy Crawly Halloween  
WHEN: Oct. 24-25, Saturday-Sunday, 1-4:30pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue, Flatbush 
AGES: 3-8 
WHAT: 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. 
WANT TO GO? FREE. 718-287-3400. prospectpark.org. 

Boo at the Zoo at WCS Prospect Park Zoo
 Oct. 24-25, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-4:30pm
 WCS Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Park
 Meet scaly creatures, walk through the spooky barn, take pictures with costumed characters, see live animal shows, walk in the costume parade, see dingoes and baboons get pumpkin treats, go on a scavenger hung, and get your face painted at this weekend Halloween event.
 $8; $6 seniors ages 65 and older; $5 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3. 718-399-7339. prospectparkzoo.com. 

Scary Stories with Tammy Hall 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 24, 2-4pm
WHERE: Lefferts Historic House, Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard, Flatbush 
AGES: 5 and older 
WHAT: Master storyteller Tammy Hall keeps the tradition of scary stories alive with tales told in the village of Flatbush 200 years ago. While you’re here, make a spooky Halloween cut-out based on a Lefferts family design. 
WANT TO GO? $3 suggested donation. 718-789-2822. nycgovparks.org. 

Subway Shindig for Families: Halloween Central Station 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 29, 6-8pm
WHERE: New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn Heights 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Get all dressed up for an evening of imaginative, subway-themed family fun in the museum with face painting, a “glow zone,” and shadow puppet play. 
WANT TO GO? Free with museum admission: $7; $5 children ages 2-17. 718-694-1600. mta.info/museum. 

NYC’s 42nd Annual Village Halloween Parade  
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 31, 7pm
WHERE: West Village, Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to West 16th Street, Soho/West Village, Manhattan 
AGES: All 
WHAT: One of the most famous Halloween parades in the U.S., and a New York City must-do. 
WANT TO GO? FREE. halloween-nyc.com. 

Haunted Halloween Carnival  
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 31, 11am-3pm
WHERE: 1st Street Recreation Center of PS 372, 1st Street at 4th Avenue, Park Slope 
AGES: All 
WHAT: This 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. 
WANT TO GO? FREE. 718-768-3703. puppetryarts.org. 

Art Workshop: Become A Mermaid, Neptune, or Pirate for Halloween  
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 31, 11am
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Join author and illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg and become a mermaid, Neptune, pirate, or any sea creature you can imagine. Create and take home your own mermaid or Neptune crown or 
pirate hat. Based on her book Mermaids on Parade. 
WANT TO GO? FREE. 718-230-2100. bklynlibrary.org. 

Make It: Day of the Dead 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 31, 1:30pm and 3:30pm
WHERE: NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, Queens 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Celebrate the Day of the Dead learning how to create ghastly hot glue jewelry, tiny sugar skull key chains, and more. 
WANT TO GO? $15; $12 children ages 2-17. 718-699-0005. nysci.org. 

Fall Halloween Festival  
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 31, 5pm
WHERE: South Oxford Park, Lafayette and Washington avenues, Fort Greene 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Join friends and neighbors to celebrate Halloween. The Friends of South Oxford will be hosting the Fall Halloween Festival. 
WANT TO GO? FREE. nycgovparks.org.  

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