Halloween is a chance for us parents to reconnect with those childhood memories...encouraging imagination, creative play...telling “spooky” stories and in Brooklyn, attending the most fun parades, festivals and all things dress-up! Join DJ Questlove at Brooklyn Bowl for a jamming kids dance party, attend a haunted walk through Prospect Park or for all you pup lovers out there, there’s even a dog costume parade at Luna Park.
October 31st (starting at 14th St and 7th Ave in Park Slope): It’s the annual Park Slope Halloween Parade!!! This child-friendly parade will head north on 7th Ave, turning left on 3rd St and then will ultimately end at JJ Byrne Playground. The festivities begin at 6:30. Be sure to keep a look out for Dr. Cao, Matteo, and their daughter Isabella!
October 14th at Luna Park, Coney Island: Get your dogs ready in the most creative costumes for Luna Park’s annual Dog Parade & Costume Contest. They will have a chance to win awards for categories like cutest, mister/miss congeniality, and for originality. Pre Register your dog ( It’s FREE!)
Saturday, October 20th at Pier 6 Lawns, Brooklyn Bridge Park: Each October, we celebrate the changing of the seasons with Harvest Festival. This year they will kick off the festival with a parade led by a brass band! Throughout the the festival you’ll find fun for the whole family with face painting, spin art, live animal demonstrations, pumpkin decorating, family-friendly square dance activities, story time, badminton, spike ball, and more. Local organizations including City Growers, The Honeybee Conservancy, and Genspace will host harvest-themed interactive and educational activity stations. Food will also be available from Fornino and Ample Hills.
Saturday, October 27th at Albee Square Farmers Market (corner of Fulton & Bond): Come and haunt Albee Square for some spooky fun, balloon ghouls, monster tunes, a photo booth, paintable pumpkin patch, and more. 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Free!
October 27th at Nethermead in Prospect Park: The 39th Annual Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair brings thousands of kids and families for free, ghastly fun to Prospect Park. Encounter zombies, werewolves, witches and other Halloween spirits on a haunted walk through the woodland Lookout Hill, ideal for families with children ages 7-12. All ages can enjoy a festive Halloween Fair on the Nethermead, featuring family-friendly activities, as well as sweet and savory treats from some of the city’s top food trucks. 12pm- 3pm. The festivities continue at BKLYN BOO!, the official after party, taking place at City Point in downtown Brooklyn!
October 28th at Industry City: March in the kids Halloween parade! The parade begins at 10am at Liberty View, and marches down Second Ave to Industry City for family activities, candy, and a concert by Rock and Roll Playhouse. There’s even a Captain America meet and greet!!! 12pm-2pm.
Weekends through October 28th at Prospect Park Zoo: Don't miss this annual Halloween event at Prospect Park Zoo. This year you’ll be learning about bats from around. Every weekend will be jam-packed with fun activities such as a Costumed Character Scavenger Hunt, face painting, and other Halloween-themed games and crafts. Plus, plenty of animals to visit.
Sunday, October 28th at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg: Come and boogie down with your kids to the sounds of DJ Questlove (frontman of The Roots) at the always fun Brooklyn Bowl. Arrive an hour early and jam out to Black Tie Brass, a NYC jazz/funk band playing a set of Michael Jackson! Black Tie Brass 11:30am-12:30pm; DJ Questlove 12:30pm-5:30pm.
October 28th at Brooklyn Botanical Gardens: Stilt Dancing Insanity, Caterpillar Feedings, Rutabaga Skee-ball and Brooklyn’s Wackiest Costume Parade! Noon–5:30 p.m. Kids under 12 free! Gates open at 10 a.m. Last admission at 5:30 p.m.
Weekends Through October 28th (weekends only) at Luna Park: From 12pm-6pm, head to Coney Island for some Halloween fun! Little ones can get their faces painted, go on a mini-tractor race, dance on the monster mash stage...and no need to head to a farm to find your Jack O’Lantern—the park will have a pumpkin patch onsite. Head to Luna Park's website for more event information as its announced! All ages.