Weekend Family Events in New York City and Brooklyn

Weekend Events: Loads of Halloween Parties and Parades, Yoga Party and Much More!

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Happy Friday, Brooklyn! Not only have we found the deets on tons of fun Halloween events throughout the weekend (think: Harvest Fests and loads of costume parties), but we also found fun events that the entire family will love. If you live for puppetry, live music, and dance, check out MOJO that starts playing today and runs through the first week in November. On Saturday, head over to Carroll Park or Forte Greene park for a Halloween Parade. If you’d rather be indoors, check out a Halloween-inspired event at The Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Or… visit Littlefeld for City Stomp Live: Halloween Edition! Relax on Sunday with Yoga and Wellness, or rock it out at one of the Halloween parties that we’ve listed. And remember to visit our special Halloween posts: Children’s Halloween Parades in Brooklyn, Where To Go Trick or Treating in Brooklyn and the Best Halloween Events in NYC and Brooklyn 2012! And of course our regular events calendar to get the scoop on more events! Have a great weekend!

ONGOING

Through October 31st
Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkin at PS 3
The Shadow Box Theatre presents Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkin, an original tale similar to the story of the ugly duckling.  It is a story about someone different who finds acceptance. With comedy, compassion, and plenty of pumpkins, this Halloween story will soon have everyone singing along and rooting for Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkin. Along with Lumpy Bumpy, we learn that everyone has a special talent – you just have to find it! The spirit and energy of our storyteller and guitarist help bring Farmer Joe’s pumpkin patch to life. The show includes a rousing Halloween Sing-Along.
Details: 50 Jefferson Avenue, Brooklyn. Ages 3 — 7. Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Contact: 212.724.0677. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, October 26th — November 4th: various times
MOJO at The New Victory Theater
MOJO is a physical theater performance of puppetry, live music, dance, and illusion! From “the company that has put play back into the play and produced some of our most outstanding theatre of the past decade” (The Guardian), Theatre-Rites (Mischief, New Vic 2011) takes audiences on a topsy-turvy trip full of visual transformations and revelations in this freewheeling production. Bursting with color, energy, movement and music, MOJO features dancers, puppeteers and live musicians, including world jazz percussionist Adriano Adewale and folk/blues/jazz singer, trumpeter and guitarist Leo Altarelli.
Details: 209 West 42nd Street, NYC. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Visit the link to learn more information.

October 27 at 7pm
October 27, 28 at 2pm

The House of Ichabod Crane at The Trusty Sidekick Theater Company
What really happened to poor Ichabod Crane? Be our guest this Halloween season and uncover the truth in an immersive retelling of a haunting American legend. Bravely embark on an eerie journey from the hallowed revolutionary war battlegrounds of Brooklyn to the bewitching glen of Sleepy Hollow. Who knows what troubled spirits and strange sights await those who dare to enter the mysterious Old Stone House… This site-specific storytelling event will bring audiences up close and personal with the tale of the nervous schoolteacher Ichabod Crane and the legendary Headless Horseman. After navigating the grounds of the historic Old Stone House–site of the first battle of the Revolutionary War–the audience will enter the house and take their seats at a large banquet table to conjure the spirit of Ichabod Crane and experience the tale. The production re-imagines Ichabod’s past as a 15-year-old American revolutionary at the helm of a cannon on the battlefield and the headless horseman as a fallen Hessian soldier who lost his life during the same battle. The actors combine the original text of Washington Irving classic short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with history of the Battle of Brooklyn as an eerie and inventive new legend unfolds.
Details: Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street, Brooklyn. Ages 9 and up. Cost: $15/adult; $10/children. Visit the website for more information.

October 26, 27, and 31: various times
Gravesend Inn Halloween Haunted Hotel at The Voorhees Theater
Theatreworks’ high-tech haunted hotel, the Gravesend Inn, returns again this year. Produced by Theatreworks, City Tech’s resident theatrical troupe with design, construction, and operating support provided by students and faculty of the College’s nationally unique Entertainment Technology Department, this theme-park-quality Halloween attraction has been thrilling children and adults alike since 1999.
Details: 186 Jay Street (north of Tillary), Brooklyn. Ages 7 and up. Cost: $5/students with ID and group admissions; $6/general admissions. Contact: 718-260-5588. Visit the website to reserve tickets.

Through December 2
Jean-Michel Othoniel at Brooklyn Museum of Art

This gorgeous survey of Jean-Michel Othoniel‘s 25 year career is worth a half-day visit. The colorful glass sculptures are mesmerizing and imaginative. All ages will enjoy the large scale glass sculptures like the conastaga wagon and bed frame and the smaller works of suspended beads.
Details: 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052.  Tickets are suggested contributions for adults $12, Children under 12 are free. Monday, Tuesday closed, Wed, Friday-Sunday open from 11 am- 6 pm and on Thursdays from 11 am- 10 pm.

Through October 31st
Boo at the Zoo
See our post all about it here. This New York tradition is back and we can’t say enough good things about “Boo at the Zoo.” Held at the Bronx Zoo this event focuses on animals, being outside and the zoo’s landscape all while enjoying the Hess Hayride, Bug Carousel, Monorail, and Haunted Safari. Some traditional favorites include the hay maze at the Butterfly Patio, Children’s Theater by the Children’s Theatre Company, music by the Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band, pumpkins and craft workshops at the Dancing Crane Pavilion. The costume parade is another exciting event where you and your little one can march throughout the zoo, alongside a 10-foot-tall grasshopper, an 8-foot-tall butterfly, and other cool characters on stilts. Additionally, there will be treat stations located throughout the zoo like at the Bug Carousel, Monorail, and on the Haunted Safari.
Details: The Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Adult admission is $16, children (3-12 years old) $12, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14. Parking is $13 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit www.bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.

Through October 31st
The Haunted Pumpkin Garden at The New York Botanical Garden
The Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the New York Botanical Garden will treat visitors to frightful Halloween fun. Experience the thrills and chills of the season with a garden full of intricately carved pumpkin sculptures, bugs, bats, parties and parades. Every day, youngsters can play inside a “gourdgeous” Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, learn about owls, and join a Halloween Parade, while every weekend offers even more treats.
Details: 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) and Fordham Road. Cost: $25/general admissions. Contact: (718) 817-8700. Visit the website for more information.

Through November 12th
Fancy Nancy The Musical

Vital Theater has had some successful kiddie hits over the last few years including “Angelina Ballerina” and “Pinkalicious”. This fall they are looking for a repeat with a new production of Fancy Nancy- the precocious, tutu-loving child with an extensive vocabulary. The plot? Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” Nancy is positive, that’s fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted?
Details: McGinn/Cazale Theatre  2162 Broadway. Buy tickets here . Prices start at $29.50 for regular seats and Premium for $49.50. Saturdays at Sundays at 11am and 1pm. Holiday Shows: Oct. 8 and 17 and Nov. 6 and 12 at 11am and 1pm

NEW- added Friday shows on October 19, November 2nd and 9th: 4:30pm
Fancy Nancy, The Musical at Cazale Theater
Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” Nancy is positive, that’s fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted?
Details: 2162 Broadway, NYC. All are welcomed. Cost: pricing starts at $29.50. Contact: (212) 579-0528. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday Mornings at 10:30am
The Adventures of Maya the Bee at Culture Project
This jazz puppet show is one that children and adults alike will enjoy! The revamped productions of The Adventures of Maya the Bee is back after its first successful run! It still features the same story of the rebellious little bee who flies from the hive in search of adventure and encounters her own heroism. Will a sparkling new set of props and great puppets, this is one glorious jazz-themed show!
Details: 45 Bleeker Street at Lafayette Street, NYC. All are welcomed. Cost: $25. Visit the website for more information.

Through November 25th
The Old Man and The Old Moon at The Gym at Judson
“The Old Man and The Old Moon” tells the epic tale of one elderly gentleman’s spectacular voyage to the ends of the earth in search of his lost love. Bound to his duties as the caretaker of the moon, the Old Man of the title lives a quiet, contented life until the day he discovers his beloved wife has left their home in search of a mysterious melody carried in the ocean breeze. In her pursuit, the Old Man will encounter titanic leviathans of the deep, apocalyptic storms, civil wars, cantankerous ghosts and an entire world peopled by startling characters and fantastical creatures. Through sweepingly cinematic folk music, clever puppetry, and charmingly theatrical antics, the young men of the PigPen Theatre Co. bring the Old Man’s story to brilliant, vibrant life with wit, style and surprising emotional depth.
Details: 243 Thompson Street (at Washington Square South), NYC. Cost: $65/general admissions. Visit the website for more information.

Through November 5th: various times
Century of the Child: Growing By Design Exhibit at The Museum of Modern Art
Taking place in The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, sixth floor. MoMA’s survey of 20th century design for children. The exhibition will bring together areas underrepresented in design history and often considered separately, including school architecture, clothing, playgrounds, toys and games, children’s hospitals and safety equipment, nurseries, furniture, and books.
Details: 11 West 53 Street, NYC. All are welcomed. FREE with museum admission. Contact: (212) 708-9400. Visit the website for more information.

Through November 17th
Smorgasburg Williamsburg
For gourmands everywhere, Smorgasburg in Williamsburg has become a destination to taste artisan foods and snatch up unique housewares.  Every Saturday at the East River, thousands come to see and taste the vendors’ wares and chow with their friends.
Details: Saturday, 11am-6pm, Rain or Shine  East River Waterfront (btw. North 6 + 7 St.)

Through November 17th
Smorgasburg DUMBO
Smorgasburg happens every Sunday on the DUMBO waterfront at the historic Tobacco Warehouse, from 11am to 6pm. Packaged and prepared foods, purveyors from New York City and across the region, and other food-related vendors (kitchen utensils, housewares, etc.), for a total of 75-100 vendors. Click here to apply as a vendor. Runs until November 18th.
Details: Sunday (Starting Sept. 9), 11am-6pm, Rain or Shine | The Flea’s Giant All-Food Market Tobacco Warehouse (30 Water St.)

Through November 18th
Williamsburg Flea
The Williamsburg Flea is a Sunday ritual for our family: with super finds and delicious food vendors, you can spend a whole day just noshing and looking. Located between North 6th and North 7th Streets just south of East River State Park, the Flea is a must-see destination when you get off the ferry. Take a moment to take in the fabulous skyline as well.
Details: Sunday, 10am-5pm, Rain or Shine East River Waterfront (btw. North 6 + 7 St.)

Saturdays and Sundays Through November 11th from 10am — 6pm
Field Station: Dinosaurs
9 minutes from Manhattan and 90 million years back in time… That’s what Field Station: Dinosaurs is! My son and I had the opportunity to visit this outdoor attraction a few weeks ago and we absolutely loved it! Field Station: Dinosaurs is a world-class family attraction that combines cutting-edge science with the creative minds of great artists and teachers to create a one-of-kind experience that’s thrilling, educational and fun. There are over thirty life-sized, realistic dinosaurs (including the ninety foot long Argentinosaurus, the largest animatronic dinosaur ever made) that come to life. It’s like a museum, outdoors. And it’s totally cool!
Details: Secaucus, NJ. Cost: $20/adults; $17.50/children 3-12; FREE/children 2 and under. Visit the website for more information.

Open ended
The Berenstain Bears LIVE!
We are so excited about the “beary” good show that will be held at the Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre! In The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, our favorite Bear Country citizens come to life on the Off-Broadway stage. In addition to teaching life lessons during the show, there will be a mini dance party and face painting afterwards. It’s going to be “bear”mazing! We have all seen it a couple of times and it’s super cute for the kids.
Details: Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre. 10 West 64th Street and Central Park West. Tickets start at $34.95. 866.811.4111.

Through November 2012
Gazillion Bubble Show at New World Stages Theater
You’ve seen how your kids react to bubbles. Now, imagine how they would react to seeing people inside bubbles, or lasers shooting through bubbles, or bubbles within bubbles?!  They will be enthralled…and so will you. The Gazillion Bubble Show in Manhattan, is all about bubble magic and everyone from David Letterman to Oprah thinks the show is pretty fantastic.
Details: 340 West 50th Street, NYC. All ages welcomed. Cost: $44.50 -$89.50 (VIP package). Purchase tickets: Telecharge at 212.239.6200 or at www.telecharge.com. Visit the website for more information.

Through December 2nd: various times
Spiders Alive! at The American Museum of Natural History
Among the live spiders visitors will encounter are the goliath bird eater; the western black widow; and species from other arachnid orders, including African whip spiders. Spiders Alive! will explore spiders’ silk, venom, and little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry. The exhibition will include larger-than-life models, videos, interactive exhibits, and fossils.
Details: Central Park West at 79th Street, NYC. All ages welcomed. Cost: Ticket includes museum admission and Spiders Alive exhibit: $25 adults; $14.50 children; $19 seniors/students. Contact: 212-769-5100. Visit the website for more information.

Through January 2013 from 10:30am — 4:30pm (every hour on the half hour)
IMAX: Flying Monsters at The American Museum of Natural History
Let Sir David Attenborough be your guide as you fly alongside reptiles with 40-foot-wing spans and find out how pterosaurs took to the skies in the Age of Dinosaurs.
Details: Central Park West at 79th Street. All are welcomed. Cost: $25/adults; $19/students, seniors; $14.50/children ages 2-12. Visit the website for more information.

Through January 6, 2013
The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum at The Children’s Museum of Art
The Children’s Museum of the Arts presents the most comprehensive collection of works to-date by visionary artist and MC, RAMMELLZEE. Entitled “The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum,” the exhibition will reveal the inner workings of RAMMELLZEE’s artistic vision and trace his career trajectory which began in the 1970s as a pioneering “wild style” graffiti writer and hip-hop MC and evolved in manifesto and medium to the far reaches of the imagination. “The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum” showcases a visual encyclopedia of RAMMELLZEE’s artworks including full-body life-sized costumes, masks, character frescoes, figurines, large scale paintings and video and audio recordings from some of his performances. Suspended from the gallery’s ceiling are RAMMELLZEE’s legendary letter racers, or car-like vehicles representing letters of the alphabet seeking to “break free.”
Details: 103 Charlton Street (between Hudson and Greenwich Streets), New York, NY. Cost: $10/person; FREE/seniors and members. Contact: (212) 274-0986. Visit the website for more information.

Through January 13, 2013: various times
Big Apple Circus: Legendarium at Damrosch Park
For its 35th season the Big Apple Circus presents “Legendarium,” an all-new show, where international circus artists are presented under an intimate Big Top, and no seat is more than 50 feet from the ring. See the hijinks of hilarious clowns, magnificent horses and playful pooches, soaring aerialists, flawless jugglers, astounding acrobats and a contortionist with a back as flexible as an archer’s bow. With an affable ringmaster as your guide, watch as an amazing inventor spins in a giant steel hoop and a fearless finambulist astonishes the onlooker.
Details: West 62nd Street (Lincoln Center) between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenue, NYC. Cost: $25 — $175. Contact: (212) 875-5766. Visit the website for more information.

ALL WEEKEND

Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th
Weekend Family Programs at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Explore the wonders of Pier 6 and Main Street with the Playground Associates, who lead educational based activities.
Details: Brooklyn Bridge Park. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Visit the website for more information.

Saturdays and Sundays in October
Spooktacular Fun at The New York Aquarium from 11am — 5pm
This Halloween, it’s a swash-buckling pirate adventure with nautical- and pirate-themed activities planned for aquarium-goers of all ages. Visitors will have the opportunity to journey through a haunted sea-fari adventure, experience spooky pirate tales, enjoy sea shanty musical performances and gypsy dancers. All of these activities and more are among the activities that will make Ascarium: A Pirate’s Adventure the destination for a safe, fun Halloween this season.
Activities include: Hunted Sea-fari, Go In Character, Spooky Storytelling, Astounding Pirate Feats, Terrifying Tunes, Spine-Tingling Shows, Creatures of The Creepy Deep Workshop, Ghoulish Games, Arts and Crafts, and Trick-or-Treat! Whew… so much to do!
Details: Surf Avenue at West 8th Street in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Admission is $14.95 for adults, $10.95 for children ages 3-12 and $11.95 for senior citizens (65 and older); children under 3 years of age are admitted free. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, October 26th — Sunday, October 28th from 11am — 5pm
Giant Corn Maze at Pier 86: Intrepid
A giant corn maze and pumpkin patch will invade Pier 86 at The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum and you are invited to partake in the fun! Event attendees can make their way through the family-friendly maze which leads to Intrepid’s very own pumpkin patch, where visitors can select a pumpkin to take home.  As an added bonus, on Saturday, the 27th and Sunday, the 28th, guests can decorate their pumpkins to look spooky and fun using paint and other supplies!
Details: Pier 86, West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, NYC. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Museum admission is NOT required. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday and Sundays through October 29th at 1pm and 4pm
Take Two: Bad Gigs Gone Good at Canal Park Playhouse
Have you ever smashed yourself in the face with a yo-yo in front of 800 of your peers? Thrown flaming torches into a crowd? Embarrassed yourself on national television? Stunt Lab’s yo-yo champion Mark Hayward has done all of these things (and more). Now he goes solo, hilariously recreating some of his worst gigs for your entertainment. But this time he fixes the disasters. Maybe. Part of Canal Park Playhouse’s Matinee/Brunch series, brunch at the theater’s Waffle Iron Café is available before and after the show. The brunch menu includes hot-off-the-waffle-iron spinach, mushroom, and smoked chicken sausage frittatas; French toast; and Traditional Belgian Waffles with pure Vermont maple syrup and butter, as well as the house specialty The Playhouse Pink Waffle (a pink waffle with strawberries and whipped cream) and the chocoholic fantasy the Decadent Dark Chocolate Waffle.  Entree salads and waffle-branded sliders are also available.
Details: 508 Canal Street, NYC. Cost: $20. For more information, call 1-866-811-4111 or visit www.canalparkplayhouse.com.

Friday, October 26th — Sunday, October 28th
SyFy’s HalloweenNYC Fest: various times
Syfy HalloweeNYC Fest, a weekend of free, family-friendly Halloween-themed activities! Syfy HalloweeNYC Fest is part of Syfy 31 Days of HalloweeNYC, a monthlong Halloween-themed celebration in October featuring free public events across the five boroughs.
Schedule of Events —
Friday, October 26th:
1pm — 1:30pm: Cast members from rock musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark perform and pose for photos with guests.
4pm — 4:30pm: The Gazillion Bubble Show will amaze children of all ages with mind-blowing bubble magic tricks combined with lasers, special-lighting effects and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry.
Saturday, October 27th:
1:30pm — 2pm: Popular children’s musicians Princess Katie & Racer Steve will host an interactive musical show designed to entertain kids and parents alike.
2:30pm — 3pm: The Jimmies, Parents’ Choice Award–winning performers, will entertain guests with their upbeat song-and-dance routine.
3:30pm — 4pm: The Amazing Max leads a magic show filled with illusions, comedy, juggling and loads of audience participation.
Sunday, October 28th:
1pm — 1:30pm: Cardone, the ultimate vaudeville magician, will mystify adults and children with a high-energy performance.
2:30pm — 3pm: Mike Gold, “the Ballooniac,” will create special balloon designs for guests, ranging from bracelets and rings to hats and centerpieces.
Details: Flatiron Plaza North at 23rd Street between 5th Avenue and Broadway, NYC. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, October 26th from 3pm — 7pm
Saturday, October 27th from 3pm — 8pm

Monster Mash and Halloween Fete 2012 at The Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Boo! We’re summoning all goblins big and small to attend our annual Monster Mash Feet  celebrating the harvest season and Halloween! This year, little witches, ghouls, and princesses can enjoy the Museum’s fun-filled, Halloween themed programs leading up to the big party and beyond! Boasting a successful track record as being Brooklyn’s best Halloween party for kids, MONSTER MASH 2012 features family-friendly trick-or-treat alternative activities including a costumed DJ dance party on SATURDAY only, Michael Jackson “Thriller” tribute, spooky activities, costume parade, slithery animals, and much more.  This festival is not to be missed! PLUS… wait for it… there will be a visit by Brooklyn NETS players on FRIDAY night! Oh-la-la!
Details: 145 Brooklyn Avenue (at St. Marks Street), Brooklyn. All are welcomed. FREE with museum admissions. Contact: 718.735.4400. Visit the website for more information.

October 26th and Saturday, October 27th: various times
Gravesend Inn Halloween Haunted Hotel at The Voorhees Theater
Theatreworks’ high-tech haunted hotel, the Gravesend Inn, returns again this year. Produced by Theatreworks, City Tech’s resident theatrical troupe with design, construction, and operating support provided by students and faculty of the College’s nationally unique Entertainment Technology Department, this theme-park-quality Halloween attraction has been thrilling children and adults alike since 1999.
Details: 186 Jay Street (north of Tillary), Brooklyn. Ages 7 and up. Cost: $5/students with ID and group admissions; $6/general admissions. Contact: 718-260-5588. Visit the website to reserve tickets.

Friday, October 26th — Tuesday, October 30th
First Pumpkin Carving Contest at BAX
BAX is hosting our first annual pumpkin carving contest. Join us in celebrating All Hollow’s eve and show off your Pumpkin Carving Chops. Are you up for the challenge? Share your Funtastic and Spooktacular creation at our first festive pumpkin carving throw down.
Details: 421 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn. Entries should be submitted starting Friday Oct 26 through Tuesday the 30th before 3:30pm. Entries can be dropped off anytime during BAX Business hours 9:00am-10:30pm. Visit the website for more information.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 26TH

Friday, October 26th from 10am — 11:30am and 1pm — 3pm
Brooklyn Public Library: Kids Mobile at Prospect Park Children’s Corner
Brooklyn Public Library’s colorful Kidsmobile, a children’s library on wheels, is busy at schools, daycare centers, Headstart and after school programs and community events. Head on over for fun, free, and educational activities!
Details: Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard, Brooklyn. Across from the carousel. All ages welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: 718-253-4948. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, October 26th from 11:30am — 12:00pm
Story Time with Jordan at powerHouse Arena
Join in the fun on Fridays as powerHouse Children’s Book Specialist Jordan Nielsen reads from some of our favorite kids books. It’s a perfect pre-nap activity, if you ask me. Please note: RSVP is highly recommended.
Details: 37 Main Street, Brooklyn. Recommended for ages 2-6. FREE for all. Contact: 718.666.3049 or email kids@powerHouseArena.com. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, October 26th from 2:00pm — 3:00pm
Baby Boogie at the Prospect Park YMCA
Are you a new parent?! Then this class may just be perfect for you. Listen closely and you’ll hear the class calling your name. Not only will you have time to meet other parents here, but the class also includes games for babies, singing, and dancing. Jackpot!
Details: 357 Ninth Street. Ideal for parents with babies up to 13 months. $12/visit. Telephone: 718.768.7100. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, October 26th from 3:30pm — 5:30pm
Basketball at Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Basketball with adjustable height hoops for kids of all sizes, plus fun drills to improve your skills. Closed-toed shoes required.
Ages 5 and 6: Fridays, June 1-Oct. 26 (except 5/25, 8/31, 10/5), 3:30-4:30pm
Ages 7 and up: Fridays, June 1-Oct. 26 (except 5/25, 8/31, 10/5), 4:30-5:30pm
Details: North end of Battery Park City, west of River Terrace, NYC. Two sessions: 5-6 or 7 and up. FREE for all. Contact: 212.267.9700. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, October 26th at 4pm
Mil’s Trills Drop-In Concert at Two Moons Cafe
Mil’s Trills will be filling in for Rolie Rolie Guacamole, Amelia Robinson will premiere some new interactive songs that families of all ages will adore!
Details: 315 4th Ave b/w 2nd & 3rd St. All are welcomed. Cost: $10/family.

Friday, October 26th from 4:30pm — 5:30pm
Animal Haven’s Caring Kids Program
Where are our animal lovers? Or parents of animal-loving children? You’ll want to check out this FREE event that introduces children and young teens to basic animal care and teaches them about existing issues in animal welfare. Through exciting lesson plans and interactive activities with cats and dogs at the shelter, participants learn the importance of treating animals humanely. They will not only make an impact on the lives of the animals they encounter, but it can certainly be a significant experience for them as well.
Details: 251 Centre Street. Ages 5-12. FREE for all, but RSVP is required. Contact: KendraM@ah-nyc.org or visit the website for more information.

Friday, October 26th from 5pm — 8pm
Harvest Festival at PS 132
Help support the PTA at PS 132 by having a great time at their Harvest Festival! Activities include: arts and crafts, face painting, bouncy house, mad science lab, pumpkin patch, a Real Witch Doctor (healing, spells, and fortunes), and live music. Talk about fun!
Details: PS 132. All are welcomed. Cost: Activities range from $1 — $5. Visit the website for more information.

Friday, October 26th at 6:15pm
Family Movie Night at The Moxie Spot
Still stumped on how to enjoy Family Friday Nights after a long week? Head on over to The Moxie Spot, a family-friendly restaurant and play space for a fun Friday night film screening. Kids will eat for free when you purchase an entrée from the dinner special after 5:30pm. Now that what we call “family friendly.”
Details: The short feature begins at 6:15pm. The longer feature begins at 6:45pm. 81-83 Atlantic Avenue (at Hicks Street). 718.923.9710.

Friday, October 26th from 6:30pm — 8pm
Annual Halloween Party at FasTracKids & Enopi of Park Slope
Join the fun in your Halloween costume and you won’t regret it. There will be costume prizes, crafts, face painting, spooky treats, crazy science experiments, and a dance party!
Details: 150 4th Avenue, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Contact: 718.260.8100. RSVP to Brent at slopeenrichment@gmail.com.

Friday, October 26th from 7pm — 11pm
Night of Horror at Coney Island
Luna Park at Coney Island will be taken over by a spooky cast of characters roaming about looking to scare the living daylights out of the guests (but, of course, in a good way!). There will be two haunted mazes, Haunted Houses, and much more! But fret not, because 12 of the parks’ rides will still be open for family fun!
Details: 1000 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn. Ages 14 and up. Cost: $30. Contact: eweissman@5wpr.com. Visit the website for more information.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH

Saturday, October 27th at 10am (Rain Date — October 28th)
Annual Brooklyn Heights Halloween Parade at Pierrepont Playground
Bring your little princes and princesses to the parade to show off their best costumes! A bake sale will be held to benefit the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee. We will also have a professional photographer available to take photos of the kids and face painters to ensure they look their best! Please note: Volunteers are needed to set-up, bake, sell cookies etc. If you would like to volunteer please email info@bhplaygrounds.org.
Details: Rain date: Sunday, October 28th. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, October 27th from 10am — 1pm
Halloween Spooktacular at Citibabes
Join Citibabes for their Annual Halloween Spooktacular, which will feature loads of events for event attendees. Family events will include: spooky Halloween story readings, arts & crafts, cookie decorating (yum!), face painting by La Voila Beauty, a fun concert with Rock A Baby, and much more!
Details: 52 Mercer Street, 3rd Floor. All ages welcomed. Cost: $$35/families. Contact: 212.334.5440. Email info@citibabes.com in order to RSVP.

Saturday, October 27th from 10am — 2pm
Buy A Pumpkin at PS 9!
Parents, get your little ones ready to pick their own $5 pumpkin in the outdoor classroom (Bergen Street at Underhill Ave), then go around to the cafeteria (entrance on St. Mark’s near Underhill) for pumpkin decorating, face-painting, apple cider, snacks and more.
Details: Bergen Street at Underhill Avenue. All are welcomed. Cost: $5/pumpkin.

Saturday, October 27th from 10am — 4pm
Wonderween at Sony Wonder Technology Lab
Grab your little ghouls and join us for a hauntingly good time at the annual Wonderween event! Come decked out in your Halloween costume and catch a monstrous movie, make some creepy crafts, hear a spooky story and go home with gobs of ghoulish goodies! Please note: movie screenings require a separate ticket. Also, all craft activities require general admission to the Lab and are on a first come first serve basis.
Details: 550 Madison Avenue, NYC. Ages 7 and under. Contact: 212.833.8100. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, October 27th from 10am — 5pm
Halloween in Galaxseum at the Children’s Museum of Art
Now here’s yet another reason to love Halloween in NYC! You get to wear your costume to the children’s museum! The Children’s Museum of the Arts invites visitors to celebrate Halloween in the Galaxseum, a special Halloween celebration inspired by the current exhibition The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum.  Visitors will be able to several workshops, which include costume design, haunted house cardboard construction, spooky animation, and more. And… wait for it… there will be an in-house Halloween costume parade at 3:30pm with candy being given out to participants. Lovely!
Details: 103 Charlton Street, NYC. All are welcomed. FREE with museum admissions. Contact: 212.274.0986. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, October 27th at 10:30am
Hudson Vagabond Puppets’ Caps for Sale* and The Three Billy Goats Gruff
If your family loves the classic tales of “Caps for Sale” and “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”, imagine how fun it will be for them to see the stories played out on stage.  Hudson Vagabond Puppets will perform the two stories in an exclusive Brooklyn engagement at On Stage at Kingsborough later this month. In Caps for Sale, traditional bunraku puppets perform the much-beloved story of the cap salesman who falls asleep under a tree and wakes up without his wares and in The Three Billy Goats Gruff, three increasingly large goats attempting to cross a bridge in defiance of a fearsome ogre. Meet the cast in the lobby after the show.
Details
: Tickets are $12.  There is ample, free parking on the campus. Tickets: Box Office Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. By Phone: (718) 368-5596.  Online: www.OnStageAtKingsborough.org (video/audio links for concerts available.)

Saturday, October 27th at 10:30am
Storytime with Carol and Friends: Halloween Edition!
In what is fast becoming a neighborhood Halloween tradition, author Mari Takabayashi (author of “I Live in Brooklyn”) will read from her book “Yume’s Halloween,” written to teach Japanese children about how kids in the USA celebrate this delightful ghoulish holiday.
Details: 396 Clinton Street, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. FREE for all.

Saturday, October 27th at 11am
Storytime at Greenlight Bookstore
Saturday Story Time is geared toward kids ages 3 to 8 and their families. Authors and illustrators of picture books often visit us on Saturdays to read from their new books, and neighborhood performers sometimes read as well. There are always great stories and sometimes activities and crafts too!
Details: 686 Fulton Street (at South Portland), Brooklyn. Ages 3 to 8. FREE for all, but seating is on a first come, first served basis. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, October 27th from 11am — 2pm
Coney Island Children’s Halloween Parade
Festivities begin at 11:00am at MCU Park, with music, magicians, face painting, costumed characters and more!  The Halloween Costume Contest begins at 12:00pm: home-made or Coney Island themes are encouraged (psst–might get first prize!) And once the parade is over, Luna Park NYC has agreed to open its doors for Trick or Treat!  That’s right, FREE Admission to the amusement park for all children participants. Please note: rides cost extra. Also, this event is contingent upon appropriate weather.  Registration from 11:00 am – 12:30pm. Judging between 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Line up starts at 1:30 pm. Parade kicks off at 1:45 pm.
Details
: Line up at MCU Park, 1904 Surf Avenue at West 19th Street. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Visit the link to preregister for the parade.

Saturday, October 27th from 11am — 7pm
1st Annual Halloween Monster Mash at Sugar Shop
Visit one of our favorite Brooklyn sweet shops for not just treats but tricks too: face painting (from 3:00 – 6:00pm), 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, Halloween Coloring Pages, and more!
Details: 254 Baltic Street between Court and Clinton in Cobble Hill. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: Jen@sugarshopbrooklyn.com for more information.

Saturday, October 27th at 11:30 am
Carroll Park Annual Halloween Kids Parade
Get your best costumes out and get ready to march to the beat of Brooklyn! Event participants will step out of Carroll Park and make their way up Smith Street and back down Carroll Street in the annual Carroll Park Halloween Parade.  Don’t miss out on all the fun. There will be FREE noise makers for the first 200 children so be on time!
Details: Carroll Park. Gather at 11:30 am in the park and at 12 pm the parade up Smith Street will begin.

Saturday, October 27th at 12pm
Halloween Costume Contest and Parade at Liberty Science Center
I know what you’re thinking: this event is in another state. But… it’s not that far, if you think about it. And it’s totally worth it to cross over the bridge for this awesomeness! You can join other costumed contestants in Science Court for a parade up the grand staircase to Governors Hall where you will get the opportunity to impress our judges with your fabulous costume. The grand prize is a FREE Liberty Science Center birthday party! The parade begins at 12:00 noon in Science Court (first floor lobby area).
Details: 222 Jersey City BVLD, Jersey City, NJ. Ages 12 and under. Contact: 201.200.1000. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, October 27th from 12pm — 3pm
Fort Greene Park Halloween Festival
The Fort Greene Park Conservancy puts on this fabulous and free Halloween Festival in Fort Greene Park.  It is one of our favorite events though each year it gets more crowded! Hundreds of children will be treated to hay rides, games, sack races, face painting, stilt-walkers, entertainers and their choice from 1000 free pumpkins to decorate in the pumpkin patch. Plus there will be a costume parade and spooky cemetery with such luminaries in residence as “Will B. Back” and “R U Next”. There will also be a costume contest for dogs and their owners sponsored by Fort Greene PUPS, the local dog-owners organization. (This is our kids’ favorite part of the day- bring your camera!) PUPS contest is up at the monument stairs and begins at 12 pm.
Details: Details: Fort Greene Park, The Great Lawn of Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park (DeKalb Avenue at Washington Park). For additional information, please email: info@fortgreenepark.org, or call (347) 559-5142.  Please note: the rain date is Sunday, October 28th.

Saturday, October 27th from 12pm –3pm
30th Annual Halloween Haunted Walk and Carnival at Prospect Park
Join in the fun at this community tradition! 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 young children accompanied by parents/guardians or older siblings. There’s also a carnival on the Nethermead featuring all kinds of fun, games, and seasonal treats.
Details: Enter at Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: (718) 965-8999. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, October 27th from 12pm — 3pm
Pumpkin Carving at ISA with Flower Girl NYC
You can B.Y.O.P (Bring Your Own Pumpkin) or purchase one on site for $10. Everything you will need to carve the perfect pumpkin will be there for you – carving tools, experience, and most importantly, hay bales!
Details: 348 Wythe Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Cost: Bring your own pumpkin or purchase one for $10. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, October 27th from 12pm — 3pm
Screamin’ Green Halloween at World Financial Center Plaza
Halloween comes to the Hudson this year when downtown’s popular Screamin’ Green Halloween moves outdoors, treating families to a free afternoon of earth-friendly festivities at the waterfront World Financial Center Plaza. Presented by Brookfield Office Properties, the owner and manager of the World Financial Center, the annual celebration will transform the Plaza into Halloween Village, complete with games, performances, a costume parade, and giant, 30-foot high characters including  a scarecrow and a witch. Against the backdrop of the Hudson River, a costume swap will enable families to exchange last year’s costumes for gently used and ready-to-wear ones for the next day’s trick-or-treating. Kids can listen to spooky poems in the Poets House tent, join wandering puppets and marching bands, and create communal, earth-friendly art projects. The day culminates in a Ghosts and Goblins Parade throughout Battery Park City, starting at 3pm. Activities include: apple bobbing, pin the face on the pumpkin, gourd roll, toss a spider in the brew, ghost farm, musical spider web, and more!
Details: 220 Vesey Street, NYC. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, October 27th from 12pm — 6pm
Ghouls and Gourds at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Get ready for the wackiest costume parade and drum circle ever! Guests can move and groove and show off their costumes at Ghouls and Gourds. There are a slew of activities at this fun festival — from lots of performances to workshops to a book barn to the costume parade! And to top it all off? There will be colossal puppets, a flamingo croquet, a mustache booth, Waltzing Woodland Creatures, Victorian Toy Parlor, Stilt Dancing, Furry Ragtime Band, a Flying Flea Circus, a pretend petting zoo, and loads more! It’s definitely going to be a grand event!
Details: 150 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Cost: $15/adults; $10/children; FREE/children 12 and under. Visit the website for more information and/or to purchase tickets.

Saturday, October 27th from 12pm — 6pm
Gowanus Girls Indie Design and Food Mart at Gowanus Grove
There’s a new pop-up market coming to Brooklyn- and before you moan “another one?”- hold on! This one has a totally different mojo and has some great people behind it. This is the second Gowanus Girls Market and it is sure to be fun! There’ll have more vendors this time, plus the same fun mix of crafts for kids, great food and drink, and fun finds in a special setting — a great, family-friendly way to kick off the holiday shopping season! Select vendors include: Vusion Eyewear, Daly Pie, Sour Puss Pickles, Jen Hillman Prints, MetalsGirl, Superfoxy Sweets, and much more!
Details:
400 Carroll Street between Bond and Nevins Streets, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: 718-369-6320. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, October 27th at 1pm
Musical BOO Festival at The Central Library Dweck Center
The whole family can enjoy an energetic variety show of ghoulish music performed by costumed characters with strange and haunting instruments! Theshow will be interactive with movement, face-painting and candy for those who dare attend!
Details: All are welcomed. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, October 27th from 1pm — 4pm
Meadowscare at The Staten Island’s Children Museum
From the Staten Island’s Children Museum website: “What’s orange and black and green? Meadowscare, our not too scary Halloween celebration will be on the Meadow on Saturday, October 27. We need you help gathering recyclables like cans, caps and other recyclables that can be used to make musical instruments at the festival, and old clothes for family Scarecrow making! You can drop off CLEAN items at the museum any weekday between 10 and 5 PM. We’ll keep you posted about the event, which includes bounces houses, inflatable obstacle course, corn maze, pumpkins, games galore, live music and strolling clowns and of course, our famous Haunted House! This year’s Halloween celebration may be the best one ever!” Need I say more?!
Monster Mash Dash, which will begin at 12pm
As stated on the SI Children’s Museum website, “Come early for the Monster Mash Dash! From noon to 1, costumed children are invited to participate in our fun run, in costume if they wish. All participants will receive a participation medal and there will be trophies for the winners! Children will run according to age: 2-3, 4-6, and ages 7-10; a healthy way to start the festivities! Call (718) 273-2060, ext. 147 to sign up.”
Details: 1000 Richmond Terrace, SI. All are welcomed. FREE with museum admissions. Contact: 718-273-2060. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, October 27th from 1pm — 4pm
Creepy Crawly Halloween at Prospect Park
It’s a critter-fest in Prospect Park with lots of spiders, worms, and other creepy creatures that are sure to make your skin crawl! Halloween crafts, live critters and hands-on experiments.  Take a second look at the creatures that give you the creeps, you may find you like them.
Details: Audubon Center at the Boathouse. Near the Lincoln Road/Ocean Avenue entrance. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, October 27th at 1:30pm and 2:30pm
Oiche Shamhna: An Irish Halloween at The Irish Arts Center
As stated by the Irish Arts Center: “We’ve added some great new activities to our annual Irish Halloween celebration! It’ll be an afternoon filled with lively spirits and fun for the whole family. Children can partake in creative projects featuring púcas and fairies, and do crafts including turnip carving and mask making. Or you can have your fortune told and take part in our costume parade!”
Details: 553 West 51st Street, NYC. All are welcomed. Cost: $8/person; Use code FAMILY if two or more are attending to pay $5/person. Contact: 866.811.4111. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, October 27th at 2pm
“Molly Bloom-Lately” at Galapalgos Art Space
Molly Bloom-Lately is the story of a young girl who is singled out on her first day of third grade for being the smallest in her class. With the help of an interesting and entertaining cast of characters and some amusing mishaps along the way, we watch as Molly learns what it means to be uniquely her and witness a surprise ending that shows even the smallest among us have something to share. Written by Ashleigh Catsos with music by Brian Ray Stearns, this children’s theater piece both entertains and educates, providing its audience with the reminder to celebrate the YOU that you are and to always be kind even when others are not. Molly Bloom-Lately carries the significant message of finding self-esteem, confidence, and standing up for one’s self in a positive way. The story highlights the importance of friendship and how sometimes those who we would least expect are the ones who need a
friend the most.
Details: Galapalgos Art Space. All are welcomed. Cost: $20.

Saturday, October 27th from 2pm — 5pm
Children’s Halloween Parade and Party at The Polish and Slavic Center
Calling all princes & princesses, witches & warlocks (or whatever your choice) and families! This fairly new parade has become a “must do” for Greenpointers. Parade prepartions start at 2 PM on Java Street between Manhattan Avenue & McGuiness Blvd. Come at 2 PM if you want a balloon, your face painted, or arms tattooed for the parade. At 3 PM, they will march down Manhattan Avenue to Driggs Avenue, and loop back to Java where a spooktacular movie party at the Polish & Slavic Center will follow.
Details: 176 Java Street between Manhattan Avenue and McGuinness Boulevard. All are welcomed. Cost: Parade is FREE; $5/party.

Saturday, October 27th at 3pm
City Stomp Live: Halloween Edition at Littlefield
Get ready for an afternoon of thrilling, chilling music, plus a few spooky surprises are in store at City Stomp Live:  Halloween Edition Costumes are encouraged, as is dancing to Halloween favorites performed by the Brooklyn-based band, comprised of five veteran musicians, several of whom teach the City Stomp music classes held in multiple locations around Brooklyn.  Also on the play list are rock versions of children’s classic melodies and songs that celebrate the sights and sounds of New York City.
Details: 622 Degraw Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues in Brooklyn. Advance tickets are recommended.  Tickets are $8 for individuals aged 2 and older, or $10 at the door.  Family tickets are $30 for a family of four (maximum of two adults) and are sold in advance only.  To order tickets, visit http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/164219/.

Saturday, October 27th from 3pm–5 pm
Franklin Ave Halloween Parade
Crown Heights has it’s own Halloween Parade. Come in costume and bring noise makers and/or instruments. Pumpkin painting and candy will be at the parade finish.
Details: Start: Walt Shamal Dean St Community Garden B/w Franklin ave and Bedford Ave.  End (new**): 983 Dean Street. Between Franklin and Classon Ave. Email tengrandfab@verizon.net with questions.

Saturday, October 27th from 6pm — 9pm
Halloween Karaoke Party with Carroll Park
Party with friends and neighbors in front of the Robert Acito Park House and sing some of your favorites. You won’t get hoarse since there will be plenty of hot cider on hand. Suggested donation of $1/song to benefit Friends of Carroll Park.
Details: Carroll Park

Saturday, October 27th from 6pm — 8pm
Monster Mash Dance Party at The Moxie Spot
Come eat, drink, dress up and dance! Get ready for Halloween: Free Trick-or-treat bags to decorate (this year they’re purple and orange!) Treats for kids.
Details: 81 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn. Ages 2 –15. Cost:$2.50/child, $5.00/family max. $2.50 waived for every $15 purchased in food and beverages. Contact: 718.923.9710. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, October 27th from 7pm — 9:30pm
Celebrate Astronomy Day at The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
Brooklyn, celebrate Astronomy Day by viewing the far reaches of the galaxy! Guests are invited to join astronomers from the Rockland Astronomy Club and get an up-close view of the stars, planets and constellations through 8 different telescopes, as well as explore constellation names, mythology and the history of the cosmos through multimedia presentations.  Coffee, tea and cider will be served.
Details: Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), NYC. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, October 27th from 8pm — 12am
All Hallows Eve Bash!
Get your best costumes out and get ready for some Halloween adult fun! The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and BBPC Junior Committee are pleased to announce our third annual All Hallows Eve Bash fundraiser! Ticket price includes an open bar, awesome music and dancing, and costume contests – and you’ll be supporting the free programming they provide all year long!
Details: 360 Furman Street, Brooklyn. Adults only. Cost: $75/person. Visit the website for more information and to purchase tickets.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 28TH

Sunday, October 28th from 9:30am — 12:30pm
Families First Annual Halloween Party
A morning of frightfully good fun awaits with:
 Games, Halloween crafts, Face Painting, 
Snacks, baked goods and drinks. 
Sing-A-long with Ted Stafford. 
Professional Halloween Costume Portraits and goodie bags and balloons for all kids!
Details: Families First at 250 Baltic Street – auditorium

. $10 per family, $8 for Families First members

Sunday, October 28th from 10am — 12pm
ZUMBAtomic Halloween BASH at Breakin’ Boundaries
I am not quite sure what ZUMBAtomic means, but it sounds amazingly fun! Parents and children moving and groovin’ ZUMBA style? Sign me up! Also, there will be pumpkin painting, game playing, trick or treating, and, of course, ZUMBAtomic!
Details: Children 3 and up. Parents are invited to stay and groove! Please reserve your spot by contacting BreakinBoundariesrm@gmail.com or by calling 347-889-7066.

Sunday, October 28th from 10am — 12:30pm
Neighborhood Swap and Bop at BAX Brooklyn Arts Exchange
BAX is hosting their Halloween Swap and Bop, and a huge component of it is their Neighborhood Swap and Bop, which includes a gear and clothing swap for Maternity through age 6. Anything left will be donated to Little Essentials, which is a great organization helping local families in need get the stuff they can’t afford. Not only is this fun, but it’s for a great cause as well. They are welcoming maternity to 6 years clothing and baby gear in great condition. Please drop-off 10/9 – 10/26 during Birth Day Presence business hours (Monday and Friday 10am-12pm in SoHo, and Tuesday-Thursday 10am-5pm in Park Slope) or on 10/28 at BAX.
Schedule of Events:
MIL’S TRILLS – local kids favorite Amelia and her ukelele, plus band! A healthy pregnancy with LATHAM THOMAS of MAMA GLOW. Premier your HALLOWEEN COSTUME – contest for the kiddos!. Healthy food by THE REAL MEAL Portraits of your child by Lara Robby Photography. RAFFLES including the “Everything You Need for a Baby” grand prize, Joovy Stroller, $100 certificate to Bump Brooklyn, and more!
Details: 421 5th Avenue, Brooklyn. Visit the website for more information and to RSVP.

Sunday, October 28th from 10am — 6pm
Yoga and Wellness at Sapere Studio
Talk about relaxation! From the event’s description: “The event will be an informal gathering with Kinelogica Method demonstrations and free Thai Yoga massage and Holistic Nutrition consultations. The studio will be offering free yoga classes to new students, while returning students will receive 50% off all classes the day of the Open House.”
Schedule of events:
All day: Kinelogica Demos
All day: Yoga and Pilates Consults
12 — 2: Thai Yoga with Sarah
1:30 — 2:30: Find Your Deep Abs
3:30 — 4:30: Oh Sugar Blues — kiss that sugar addiction good-bye!
4:30 — 5:30: Holistic Nutrition with Natalia
Details: 62 Maspeth Avenue (Suite B) at the corner of Kingsland Avenue. All are welcomed. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, October 28th at 11am
The Birthday Presence 10th Anniversary Celebration at BAX
This is a fun-filled clothes swap and bop for expectant parents and families!
Details: 421 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn. Cost: $10/family. Visit the link for more information.

Sunday, October 28th at 11:00am
Baby Stories and Singalongs at Greenlight Bookstore
Babies and toddlers under 3 years old will be highly entertained with stories, songs, and interactive play as the children’s performers Miss NinaJon Samson, and Vered take turns keeping them busy.
Details: Geared toward ages 3 years and under. Open to public, but on a first come, first served basis. 686 Fulton Street (at South Portland). Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, October 28th at 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Story Time at Books of Wonder
Each week, they choose several books (based on the age of the children attending) and sit down with children and their parents.
Details: 18 West 18th Street, NYC. All ages welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: 212.989.3270 or emailstore@booksofwonder.com. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, October 28th from 12pm – 3pm
Habana Halloween Kids’ Party

Come out early with your best costumes on. Celebrate with Habana as this is their last day of Habana Outpost’s season. There will be candy, crafts, games, prizes. 12pm-3pm DJ Juice E
1pm Best Kids Costume Announced
8pm Ghost Busters
Details: Habana Outpost at 757 Fulton Street

Sunday, October 28th from 1pm — 5pm
Halloween Party at Cute Attack
Come in costume and decorate your very own mini pumpkin! Also, if you don’t have a costume, you can decorate your very own mask. Pretty cool, huh?
Details: 777 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn. For more information, contact the store at 347-889-6555.

Sunday, October 28th from 1pm — 6pm
¡CALABAZAFEST! at Maria Hernandez Park
¡CALABAZAFEST! is a colorful mash-up of Day of the Dead, Halloween, and Harvest Fair traditions, with an eco-friendly message. Activities will include pumpkin crafts (painting and carving), “sugar skull” mask making, a costume contest (4:00pm), and cooking demonstrations using seasonal ingredients. All vegetable waste will be composted and used to enrich the soil at nearby Bushwick Campus Farm. Fantastic live musical performances include Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Sabor and the Afro-Latineers, and Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino accompanied by New York City Mariachi Conservatory students – plus a special performance by OWS Puppetry Guild.
Details: Maria Hernandez Park in Bushwick, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, October 28th at 1:15pm
Washington Market Park’s Halloween Extravaganza
Princess Kreepy & Racer Scary make their spooky return to this spectacular Downtown Halloween annual event.  March in the parade down Greenwich Street and then we’ll meet you at the Gazebo. Oh, and as requested, “costumes, costumes, costumes, please!” I conquer!
Details: Chambers & Greenwich Streets, Tribeca, NYC. All are welcomed. FREE for all.

Sunday, October 28th at 1:30pm
Jessie and the Case of the Missing Candy at Urban Stages
This show is performed by Laura Konsin Shortt. In the show, a young detective named Jessie,  must solve an important Halloween-inspired mystery in this song and dance filled adventure.  Directed by Rachel Sullivan and Performed by Liz Parker , followed by a Halloween Party/Craft.
Details: 259 West 30th Street, NYC. All are welcomed. FREE for all (donations welcomed). Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, October 28th from 2pm — 4pm
Halloween at Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park
Come hear scary stories from the past, form a circle and listen to master storyteller Tammy Hall keep the tradition of scary stories alive with “The Legend of Pope’s Lane,” “The Domine’s Ride,” and more. My son and I attended this event last year and it was very pleasant, to say the least.
Details: Lefferts Historic House, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Cost: $3/adults; FREE/children. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, October 28th from 2pm — 5pm
Harvest Festival at Bija
Bring your family to celebrate the harvest with an afternoon of costume yoga, leaf rubbings, apple cider, raffle prizes, music, discounts on all classes, birthday parties and camp. You can also have the chance to check out the space and see all the wonderful things that Bija has to offer.
Details: 900 Fulton Street, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. FREE for all. Contact: 718.483.4795. Visit the link to register for the event. 

Sunday, October 28th from 2pm — 5pm
Kid’s Halloween Party and Benefit at Ceol Pub
This party is to benefit Jonah’s Just Begun, there will be lots of activities for your enjoyment. Face painting, games and crafts by Cheeky Monkey Party, the musical guest Pete Singing of the Hootenanny Art House, a light lunch, and Halloween-inspired baked goods. Parents, there will be an extra special “treat” for you — a full bar where you can purchase drinks from! This will be a spooky fun event for the entire family so please arrive in your costumes and your best pose as there will be several photo opps!
Details: 191 Smith Street, Brooklyn. Ages 4 –12. No strollers please. Cost: $10/child. FREE/adults. Contact: 347.643.9911. RSVP to channon at ceolpub.com no later than October 24. Include the number of kids/adults. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, October 28th at 3pm
Halloween Party at Mable’s Smokehouse
Children should arrive in costume and be prepared for loads of singing, dancing, and partying… Halloween style, of course!
Details: 44 Berry Street at North 11th Street, Brooklyn. All are welcomed. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, October 28th from 3pm — 4:30pm
Soothing, Settling, and Centering Your Baby at Caribou Baby
This is a great workshop for expectant parents in the last trimester or for parents of newborns. The workshop will entail information on how to understand their baby’s non verbal communication; Newborn sleep behaviors and how to establish sleep rituals; Newborn signs of overstimulation; Techniques for soothing and settling; Typical crying patterns; How to talk to your baby and why this is important; Essential Tummy Time basics; How to tell when your baby is ready to be active, needs to rest, or needs to “re boot” himself.; How to play with your new baby to enhance brain development and physical development.
Details: 272 Driggs Avenue. Adults only. Cost: $45/family. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, October 28th from 4pm — 5pm
powerHouse Kids Halloween Party
Show off your costumes at the powerHouse Arena Kids’ Halloween Party, featuring readings by Patty Bowman and others, along with some fun Halloween-themed activities. In case you were wondering about The Amazing Hamweenie, “Dressed in his signature top hat and black cape, Hamweenie is poised to earn his place among the most famous celebrities and daredevils of all time. From the stage to the red carpet, the skies to the sea, Hamweenie believes, without a doubt, that he will be the greatest star the world has ever seen.” And, in case you were wondering about Pam Bowman, she is “ a children’s book illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. She’s originally from near Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. She likes drawing, coffee, and winter.”
Details: 37 Main Street, Brooklyn. Ages 3–8. FREE for all. Contact: 718.666.3049. RSVP at: kids@powerhousearena.com.

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