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September 20, 2017

Halloween in Bay Ridge or Nearby in Brooklyn 2017

Halloween in Bay Ridge 2017

It’s September 20th and I just spotted the first signs of Halloween – Halloween blow up in the Bay Streets.  Fall and Halloween are my favorites!  (If you want to add an event, leave a comment at the bottom.)

All Month Long Boo at the Zoo – Haunted Forest and Hayrides at the Bronx Zoo.  info and get tickets


Every Weekend October 7th – November 5th – Green Meadows Farm at Aviator Sports 11 am – 4 pm.  $9 a person – ALL GUESTS RECEIVE A FREE PUMPKIN WITH PAID ADMISSION!   Activities include:   Friendly Animals, Hayride,  Haunted House, Milk a Cow, Corn Box, Operate a bulldozer and Giant Hay Wagon Slide.  Buy tickets online.



October 1st – Last day to buy tickets to the October 7th Oktoberfest at the Danish Club (see ad below) $40 a person – call 718-492-5577


October 1stHalloween Treasure Hunt at Luna Park – Grab a treasure map with the purchase of your All-Day Wristband and find all of the items listed. The FIRST 200 KIDS* to redeem their completed map at Guest Services will receive a GREAT TREASURE!


October 1, 2017Taste of the Ridge  St.Pat’s (fundraiser) $20 tickets  


October 6th – Creepshow, a horror-comedy anthology featuring five stories based on comics of the 1950s will be shown in Owl’s Head Park at 7:30 pm – free -not for kids (Rated R)


October 7thColumbus Day Parade in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn – Free, it’s a parade w/ extras


October 7th – Danish Club Oktoberfest – 735 – 65th Street


Danish Club Oktoberfest Brooklyn October 7, 2017



October 8th – Harvest Festival at the Narrows Botanical Gardens (Shore Road/70th Street).   Raindate: 10/15.   Free They are having a dog costume contest  $15 per entry – Free to watch  Dogs must register by 10/7 (Norma’s Craft Store is one place to register – 7813 3rd Ave). Dogs in costumes line up at 1:30 pm for 2:00 judging. Is the harvest festival on today 10/8 – click here for the answer


October 13th – St. Pats Oktoberfest 7 pm – 11 pm  $10 – adults over 21 only. More info here




October 13th – Paint Halloween Spooks at Pinot’s Palette 4 – 6pm.  $28. 13th Avenue and 75th Street. See here


October 14th – Ragamuffin Parade in Bay Ridge- Free – March begins at 1:00 pm at 76th Street to 92nd Street on Third Avenue. Costume Contest – form to enter contest

Bay Ridge Ragamuffin Parade

October 14th Halloween Dog Parade and Costume Contest at Luna Park in Coney Island  Register your dog here   



October 14thHealthy Path Fall Festival in Staten Island – Bring the kids for a fun filled day of Games, Bounce Houses, Great Food, Face Painting, Yoga, Pumpkin Picking, and much more!  We will showcase our Top Ten Healthy Habits and teach the kids about living a healthy lifestyle. $25 per child. Adults are free. You can get tickets here.


October 14th and 15th – Comic Con at Fort Hamilton Army Base


October 15th – Third Avenue Festival in Bay Ridge 12-6 pm- info  


October 18th Halloween cupcake decorating class at Kitchening in Bay Ridge – learn how to pipe frosting! $30 includes cupcakes


October 18th Halloween Yoga with Raine and Riley $20 for child and parent team $5 for an additional child. Raine and Riley is at 276 91st Street (where Baby Mama used to be) RegisterL raineandrileyevents@yahoo.com




October 19thMake a mask at Dyker Library   8202 13th Avenue 3:15 – 4: 15 pm. Free


October 20th – ShamrocktoberFest at Three Jolly Pigeons 7-11 pm $10 donation for the Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee.


October 20th – Cooking with pumpkin at the Kidz Cooking Studio – 4-6 pm for Kids Class ($30), 6:30 pm – 9 pm for adults includes wine ($50). To register: 347-262-7681  or Fabiana@Fabianasantana.com


October 21st – The Coop has free pumpkin painting from 2-4 pm. The Coop is at 9504 – 4th Avenue. Food and drinks sold there as usual.



October 21st Kaiser Park Fall Festival 12- 3pm Neptune Avenue and West 26 Street – Pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, inflatable fun. Wear your costume! This is a pic from last year (super cute). Free


October 21st – Octoberfest at St. Finbar


October 21st Poly Prep Pumpkin Patch


October 21st – Marine Park Halloween Fall Festival East 36th Street – East 38th Street 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  Pumpkins, puppet show, wear costumes – prizes for the best costume. Free


October 21st   Not Spooky Halloween – family music at the Library 2808 Gerritsen Avenue between 2 and 3 pm. Free


October 22ndSean Casey Animal Rescue Howl-o-ween Bark Block Party  12 pm – 5 pm.  153 East 3rd Street – Games & Activities for Kids and Dogs including Bobbing for Tennis Balls. Pet Adoptions Galore – bring home your new best friend.  Slimy experiments hosted by The Tiny Scientist. Storytelling with author Heather Swain. Fun Crafts and Yummy Baked Goods with Sunset Park Playhouse. Doggie Hugs & Kisses Booth with the super lovable dogs.Sword Swallowing with The Lady Aye.  Hula Hoop Improv Dancing with Olivia Smith.    BBQ, Vegetarian food and confections. Hot Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate & Haunted Lemonade Wanna volunteer? Email: MariaB.SCAR@gmail.com



October 22nd Marc and the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers 12 pm – 6 pm  at Captain Jack’s Pumpkin Shack in Luna Park, Coney Island  



October 24th – The Coop has free pumpkin painting from 1-3 pm. The Coop is at 9504 – 4th Avenue. Food and drinks sold there as usual.




October 24th Prospect Park Alliance Harvest Festival – 1- 4 pm. Lefferts Historic House  452 Flatbush Avenue. Celebrate this year’s harvest with Prospect Park Alliance! Harvest, cook, and eat potatoes that were planted in our garden back in May. You can also challenge friends and family to potato sack races. Free, but Registration needed.


October 24th Brooklyn Children’s Museum Harvest Day – events for small children $11 a ticket (can be purchased online)

October 25thHalloween Crafts for young teens at the Mapleton Library 1702 – 60th Street. Free  


October 25th Halloween Arts and Crafts at Ulmer Park Library 4-5 pm. 2602 Bath Avenue. Free



Oct 25-Oct 30th  3-9 pm. Free entry – The 78th Precinct Haunted Halloween Basement – 65 6th Avenue, Brooklyn – They have this every year and it’s fantastic. Free (it’s less crowded on the week nights before Halloween).


October 26th – Fontbonne Hall Academy at 9901 Shore Road will have a Harvest Happening.$10 per family or $5 a child covers everything except baked goods. Each homeroom at the high school is running an event for kids to help the school fundraiser.  3:30-5:30 pm

Fontbonne Hall Academy Harvest Happening



October 27thChildren’s Harvest Festival 4-6 pm at the Fort Hamilton Army Base  

                  Zombie Ball at the Fort Hamilton Army Base 8pm – 12 am for 18+


October 27th – Saint Patrick’s Catholic Academy Halloween Party – 6:30 pm -$6 a person  96th Street and 4th Avenue




October 27th
Movie Night at Kaleidoscope Toy Store in Bay Ridge. Parents Night Out
– Drop off your child for 2.5 hours. They will see the movie (Hotel Transylvania 2), eat pizza, popcorn and have a dance party. 3.5 years old and up. $25.   Register here



October 27th – Free Halloween Party at the Library 16 Brighton First Road Brooklyn 3:30 pm – 5 pm  Free



October 27th – HALLOWEEN PARTY at St. Dominics from 5:30 – 9:30 pm. $5.00 per child and adult. A night of tricks and treats. DJ Music, games, costume competition, pizza and drinks for all.



October 27th – FasTracKids at 7612 13th Avenue ishaving a free Halloween Party for children from 4-6pm. Dress in costumes.Activities: face painting, arts and crafts, STEAM based craft, a pumpkin to decorate and take home, snacks and cupcakes, music and dancing. Come with your family and friends.  Free




October 27thStaten Island Children’s Museum Not So Scary Halloween Fun Night for Members 6pm – 8pm. $15 a ticket  



October 27th –  Glow Thai is having a Halloween Afterglow for adults from 9 pm – 12:30 am – spooky cocktails, shots, giveaways and a costume contest  7107 – 3rd Avenue 



October 27th – Halloween Bash at Hunter’s Ale House in Bay Ridge (for adults – starts at 10 pm) 9404 4th Avenue. Costume contest






October 27th – Zumba Halloween Costume Party at 24 Hour Fitness in Bensonhurst




October 27th – JJ Bubbles Halloween Gala begins at 8pm



October 28th – NIA (Neighborhood Improvement Association) Halloween Spooktacular.  Join us Saturday, October 28 from 11 am to 3 pm for tons of family fun, including a costume contest! The free event will be held on 11th Ave between 66th and 67th streets. from 11 am to 3 pm. Goodie bags!




October 28th Saint Anselm Halloween Party 11 am – 1:30 pm. All welcome – must register – Call 718-745-2027.  Adults $20, Children $15, 2 years old and under free. No payments at the door. 




October 28thPlaydays and Parties Halloween Bash for small children. 1:30 – 4:30 pm. 6632 – 3rd Avenue. $  


October 28th – Hoppy Halloween at Lockyard – Homebrew Fest – starts at 1 pm – $25 a person



lockyard halloween homebrew fest



October 28th Family Halloween Party at Saint Finbar   7 -10 pm. $18 for adults, $12 for children, free for kids under 3. Must buy tickets by October 22nd – no tickets will be sold at the door. 


Saint Finbar Halloween Party 2017 October 28th



October 28thBrooklyn Botanic Garden Ghouls and Gourds. 12 pm – 5:30 pm. Children under 12 free.


October 28th  Indoor Halloween Carnival by the First Street Recreation Center.  512 Carroll Street (see event info) in Brooklyn. 11 am – 3 pm.  Free Admission but the first 200 kids receive free gift bag. $2 activities, $3 tote decorating, $4 bounce house and haunted house. Costume Contest every hour.


October 28thHalloween Haunted Walk & Fair at Prospect Park from 12 to 3 pm – Good event for 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. Discover spooky creepy crawlers at the Audubon Center at its annual Creepy Crawly Halloween, get spooked with Scary Stories at Lefferts Historic House with master storyteller Tammy Hall, or take a spin on the 1912 Carousel to the sounds of chilling Halloween music. Free, but  RSVP here


bay ridge halloween 2017

October 28th – Staten Island Children’s Museum Halloween Day for All– create vampire slime, hear spooky stories, mad science, Monster Mash and a costume parade.  



October 28thSaint Anselm Oktoberfest (Fundraiser) 7-11 pm.  $55 a person 7-11 pm. RSVP by October 19th.



October 28th – Saint A’s Children’s Halloween Party 11:00 am – 1:00 pm  FREE – (please bring canned food donation)  Children must be with an adult.




October 28th – Industry City 10 -2 pm – Kids Halloween Parade, Trick or Treat and Scavenger Hunt – Free




October 28th – Fall Festival and Grand Opening of Gateway Sports and Pools – 376 Bay 44th Street. Free food and dessert. Costume contest, giveaways and a tour of the swim program



October 28th – Halloween Catholic Singles Party (Adults only) – Jack O’Lantern Jam Dance 8:30 pm – 12:30 am at Our Lady of Grace Cafe  Avenue W and East 2nd Street – $20 in advance or $25 at the door. DJ, dancing, buffet, unlimited beer, wine and soda, door prizes. Call Lou 718-376-2441 or MaryAnn 718-376 8294


October 29th Free Halloween Festival This free, family friendly event has a pumpkin patch, Halloween crafts, music, and Halloween inspired contests!  Patrons are encouraged to come in costume. 700 Father Capodanno Blvd, Staten Island


October 28th – Greenhouse Cafe Party starts at 10 pm.




October 29th Face Painting at 4 pm at McKinley Library (68th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway). Free   Also Halloween edition of playing chess.     


October 28th – Pour House Halloween



October 28th



October 28th – The Wicked Monk Costume Party with prizes (adults only)





October 30th – Bay Ridge Haunted Asylum 7420 – 4th Avenue – tours starting at 5:30 pm $10 donation goes to Hurricane Victims

Bay Ridge Haunted Asylum


October 31st – Haunted Halloween Walk and Fairytale Forest at Owl’s Head Park – 3-9 pm.  VIP Ticket info (Get the VIP ticket – this place is crowded) More info about activities here. See video from last year here


October 31st Halloween at McKinley Library – 3 pm (68th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway). Wear your costume, stories and crafts. Free


October 31st – BAMBOO – free Halloween Block Party. Candy, bounce house, carnival games & crafts. 30 Lafayette Avenue. Free 


October 31st – The annual Park Slope Civic Council Halloween Parade kicks off from 14th Street and 7th Avenue at 6:30 pm. The parade will head north on 7th Avenue, turn left on 3rd Street and end in J.J. Byrne Playground at the Old Stone House. This is a family-friendly event with a focus on children.  Free  


October 31stManhattan -The Village Halloween Parade is from 7-10:30 pm. Free 


November 5th – Family Lantern Walk in Owl’s Head Park 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm. Info here




Houses to See


  • 88th Street and Colonial Road
  • Dyker Frights – 79th between 11th & 12th Avenue

Trick or Treat Bags in Bay Ridge

  • Bookmark Shoppe   8415 3rd Avenue 718-833-5115 – look at these cuties

  • Tony makes the personalized Trick or Treat bags or buckets – see here

Stores with Costumes

  • Raine & Riley – nice fabric costumes – 9002 – 3rd Avenue
  • The Gap on 86th Street has Halloween attire
  • Spirit Halloween – Cesear’s Bay Shopping – Bay Parkway – near Toys R Us
  • Toys R Us –  Cesear’s Bay Shopping – Bay Parkway
  • Kohls –  Cesear’s Bay Shopping – Bay Parkway
  • We’re Having a Party – 5th Avenue between 84th and 85th Street (rents them too)
  • NY Party Land – 7624 – 5th Avenue
  • Walgreens – 3rd Avenue and 95th Street
  • Century – 86th between 4th and 5th Avenue
  • TJMaxx – 86th and 5th Avenue
  • Costco – 976 – 3rd Avenue (near 38th Street)
  • Party City – 625 Atlantic Avenue  718-399-7252
  • Target – 1598 Flatbush Ave, Atlantic Avenue Mall or Gateway Mall
  • 5th Avenue Liquidators – 5th Avenue between 76th and 77th Street
  • Disney Store in the Staten Island Mall – 2655 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island
  • Amazon


Stores with Decorations

  • Spirit Halloween – Shore Parkway
  • We’re Having a Party – 5th Avenue between 84th and 85th Street
  • NY Party Land – 7624 – 5th Avenue
  • Rite Aide – 3rd Avenue and 93rd Street
  • Walgreens – 95th Street and 4th Avenue

Other Events


The Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel – it’s at 186 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn – not for small kids. $10 tickets ($5 for students with ID)


Night of the Jack-o-Lanterns  




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One Response to “Halloween in Bay Ridge or Nearby in Brooklyn 2017”

  1. Tyson Hawthorne Says:
    October 31st, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Hi Marlene,

    Thanks for all this information. My family and I appreciate you sharing the things going on in our neighborhood.

    Hugs from your neighbor,