written by Jen #supermom
What an exciting time of year it is for the little ones and for us parents, sharing the beauty of the colorful foliage and enjoying the refreshing cool air, so much Halloween fun… and pumpkin carving! Any excuse to eat more apple pie and have another pumpkin spiced latte. There’s so much going on here in Brooklyn over the next month, including many spooky and silly Halloween activities to enjoy with your family!
Mythic Meal (JJ Byrne Playground): A pancake breakfast fundraiser for JJ Byrne Playground. Come as your favorite character, swap costumes, get your face painted and make banners for the Halloween parade! They will also be doing a winter gear drive so bring any coats, boots, sweaters, etc to this great event! $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Saturday October 17th, 10am-12pm. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2336394?utm_source=+%40OSH%3A+Forage+Walk%3B+Pancake+Breakfast%3B+Permaculture+Fest!&utm_campaign=August+1&utm_medium=email
Harvest Festival (Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park): Come and celebrate the fall season with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy at Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park! The 5th Annual Harvest Festival will have free fun activities for the whole family, including arts & crafts, storytelling, volleyball and musical performances. Saturday, October 24th from 10:30am-1pm. http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/events/harvest-festival
Ghouls & Gourds (Brooklyn Botanical Gardens): Kids showcase their costumes along giant puppets in a parade with live music by Terry Dames Science Music Roadshow! Kids under 12 are free, adults $15. Saturday October 24th from 12-5:30pm. http://www.bbg.org/visit/event/ghouls_gourds_2015#schedule
Boo at the Zoo (Prospect Park Zoo): Don’t miss this annual Halloween event. Watch the baboons play with pumpkins, meet a Wildlife Witch, make a spider craft…and more! Join in a Halloween parade at the end of each day, and snap a photo with the costumed creatures along the way. Saturday and Sunday, October 24th and 25th. http://prospectparkzoo.com/events/71
Monster Mash (Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Crown Heights): Calling all ghosts and goblins, come dressed to impress as the museum celebrates Halloween! Join up for a spooky good time, complete with a performance by Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino and a ghoulish glowing dance party. Saturday, October 31st from 10am-5pm. http://www.brooklynkids.org/calendar/2015/10/31/monster-mash
6th Annual Coney Island Children’s Halloween Parade (1205 Surf Ave, Coney Island): You and your family are officially invited to the 6th Annual Coney Island Children’s Halloween Parade and Costume Contest. This year’s kid-friendly event promises to be better than ever with free entertainment, giveaways, and trick-or-treating! Open to all children under 15 with great prizes for contest winners. Registration begins at 10am with the costume contest taking place at 12pm. Hand-made Coney Island themed costumes are encouraged. Saturday, October 31st at 10am. http://coneyislandfunguide.com/Events/6th-Annual-Coney-Island-Childrens-Halloween-Parade_10_24_2015-4200.htm
Halloween Party (Rollerskating Rink at Lefrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park): Your halloween costume looks even better on skates! Listen to Halloween music, play games and win prizes and enjoy a costume contest. Saturday, October 31st from 12-6pm. http://lakesidebrooklyn.com/events/halloween-party/
BAMboo! (Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM): Put on your devilish dancing shoes and kick off trick-or-treating right at this free outdoor Halloween block party featuring family-friendly music and mischief. Featuring Abby the DJ, candy giveaways, bouncy house, carnival games, costume contest and arts & crafts! Free. Saturday, October 31st from 2-5pm. All ages!http://www.bam.org/kids/2015/bamboo
Park Slope Halloween Parade (14th St and 7th Ave): If you’re marching, join for the line up on 14th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue. The parade concludes at the Old Stone House in JJ Byrne Playground with a gathering and dancing with the parade bands! Saturday, October 31st from 6:30-8:30pm. Details forthcoming at: http://parkslopeciviccouncil.org/event/halloween-parade-2/
Sol y Canto (Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM): This pan-Latin musical ensemble, led by artist-educators Rosi and Brian Amador, presents bilingual concurs that are as instructive as they are engaging. Geared towards families working to build kids’ Spanish proficiency as well as those that speak mostly Spanish at home, Sol y Canto’s interactive fiestas invite young audiences to dance, sing and learn to the beat! Tickets are $10 each. Saturday, November 7th at 2pm. Ages 2-5. http://www.bam.org/kids/2015/sol-y-canto
9th Annual Children’s Book Fair (Brooklyn Museum, 1st Floor): Showcasing your favorite Brooklyn authors and illustrators, this free event features storybooks, picture books, graphic novels and art activities for all ages. Saturday November 14th from 12-4pm. For a detailed schedule of readings, go to: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/event/ninth_annual_childrens_book_fair/
Hope everyone enjoys a BOO-ti-fully safe and fun Halloween!!!