Yup, it’s that time again. Cotton spider webs, pumpkins carved like presidential candidates, kids getting hyped up for sugar. Want to know what’s going on in the hood in the run-up to Halloween? Here’s a few thoughts.
Sugar Shop’s 1st Annual Halloween Monster Mash: Saturday, October 27th from 11am to 7pm, there will be crafts all day and other cool stuff like face painting 3pm to 6pm, cotton candy, costume contest, glitter tattoos, make your own Trick or Treat bag, candy Lego, make a candy bracelet, ghoulish guessing game, make a lollipop ghost, and Halloween coloring pages.254 Baltic Street between Court and Clinton St.
Families First Annual Halloween Party and Parade: Sunday, October 28, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Expect games, Halloween crafts, face painting, snacks, baked goods and drinks, Sing-A-long with Ted Stafford, professional Halloween costume portraits, goodie bags and balloons for all kids. $10 per family, $8 for Families First members. 250 Baltic Street – auditorium.
Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee Annual Halloween Parade: Saturday, October 27 at 10am. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to join in the fun and show off their best costumes. A bake sale will be held to benefit the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee. Pierrepont Playground (the rain date is Sunday the 28th).
All Hallows Eve Bash fundraiser, hosted by the BBPC Junior Committee: Attendees will enjoy music from DJ Soulstatic, spooky Halloween-themed hors d’oeuvres from Benchmarc, and an open bar all night. Brooklyn Bridge Park’s neighbors at Waterfront Wines will also be hosting a Pre-All Hallows Eve Bash Wine Tasting at 7 pm. Buy your tickets here. One Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Story Time with Carol and Friends-Halloween: Author Mari Takabayashi (author of the popular favorite I Live In Brooklyn) reads from her book Yume’s Halloween from 10:30am to 11:30am on Saturday Oct 27th, written to teach Japanese children about how kids in the United States celebrate our most delightfully ghoulish holiday. Published only in Japan, the book features illustrations of Carroll Gardens. At the event, Ms. Takabayashi will read the book in Japanese, and Cobble Hill Playschool director Carol Troha will read it in the English translation. The reading will be followed by a discussion with children about Halloween customs and the art of illustration. The author is happy to sign copies of any of her books. Carroll Gardens Library (396 Clinton St. @ Union Street).
Cobble Hill Halloween Parade: October 31. Dress up those kids and bring them to the Halloween event that has become a Cobble Hill Tradition.The fun starts at 4pm with trick or treating on Clinton St. directly after.The parade is led by Brooklyn’s own JahPan Steel Drum Band. Cobble Hill Park