Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween Events Around The Neighborhood


Love Halloween? Great. You will have lots of neighborhood events to chose. Below is a list of fun stuff to do, which I will add to throughout the week. Start planning now, so that you won't miss a thing.

*First thing first. By now, you have probably heard of the Costume Karaoke and Parade in Carroll Park next week-end. Both events are organized by Friends of Carroll Park, the volunteer organization that keeps our neighborhood park looking great.

Costume Karaoke, Saturday, Oct 29, 6:00 - 9:00. Come on your way to your next costume event and belt out some of your favorite tunes. This was a really fun time last year, despite the cold, and we were treated so some truly wonderful local talent. We're hoping for warmer weather this year, but we'll have hot apple cider to wet the whistle and maybe some snacks. Will post a confirmation of the hours once we've locked in the excellent dee-jay we had last year!

The Carroll Park Kids' Halloween Parade! Sunday, Oct 30, gather at 12:30 at the park, parade at 1:00 up Smith Street to Degraw and back on Court Street. This event is always a hit and is led by the park's playground associate, Kathleen Henderson. Noisemakers for the first 200 kids who arrive!

*Families First Brooklyn on Cobble Hill Brooklyn will be hosting a Halloween Party for babies and toddlers (0-4 year olds) on Sunday, October 30th 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET. Below is a flier we are distributing with full details.

Families First Brooklyn is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families. The organization offers a wide variety of high-quality classes for children ages 0-7, support groups for parents, and enriching parenting workshops. Our facility also has a playspace where parents, caregivers, and children can socialize and play indoors. Families First is located in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, adjacent to Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, and Red Hook. For more information, please visit us at

*Join the volunteers of Urban Meadow at the Mother Cabrini Playground for their 9th Annual Columbia Waterfront Halloween Party and Parade!

Sunday, October 30 from 10 AM - 12 PM. Both the playground and the Urban Meadow are on President Street between Columbia and Van Brunt.

Bring the kids in costume for fun at this long standing tradition in our neighborhood. There'll be treats and Urban Meadow t-shirts for sale, a costume parade led by the Underground Horns band and a fire engine from a local FDNY ladder company, hula hooping in the Meadow and more!

*The yearly Cobble Hill Park Halloween parade will take place on October 31st at 4 PM. The Jah Pan Steel Drum Band will be providing musicThe event is free and everyone is invited. The park is on Clinton Street between Verandah Place and Congress Street

*Halloween Costume Swap at Build It Green! NYC - Gowanus, 69 9th Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, Friday, October 28th 3pm – 6pm RSVP for the event here

Scare your Friends, Not Your Wallet. "Free GrowNYC Halloween Costume Swap keeps Halloween Black, Orange and Green!

Not impressing Bella with last year’s vampire outfit? Bring last year's clean costumes, accessories and funky clothing or just help yourself to some free Halloween fashion at GrowNYC’s Halloween Costume Swap. Swap items limited to clothing, costumes, and accessories only please.

Take a sneak peek at Build It Green! NYC’s new non-profit salvage surplus warehouse in Gowanus, Brooklyn - their second reuse center in the city! Activities include recycled cardboard mask-making with Solar One, spoke flowers hand crafting with Recycle-A-Bicycle, Halloween-themed music, a bone-chilling haunted house, festive family-friendly movies to watch, and an apple/donut-eating contest thanks to GrowNYC’s Greenmarket! There will also be a raffle for a children’s bike, thanks to Recycle-A-Bicycle."

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