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HALLOWEEN IN FORT GREENE
1. Fort Greene Park Halloween Festival (FREE)The Fort Greene Halloween Festival is a free, fun-filled Halloween event for children featuring a pumpkin patch, hay rides, a spooky cemetery, games, face-painting, prizes, a costume contest and parade for both dogs and children. Outdoors.
- When: Saturday, October 27th @ 12 noon - 3pm (Raindate: Sunday, October 28 2012).
- Where: The Great Lawn; the area surrounding the Playground, in Fort Greene Park. See video of past Fort Green Halloween Festival.
2. Habana Outpost Halloween Party and "Ghostbuster" Movie for 2012Bring the kids for a free Halloween party with candy and prizes.Or, come on Sunday evening for a showing of Ghostbusters. Indoors/Outdoors. (Note that both the movie and childrens party are scheduled for the weekend prior to Halloween.)
- When: Sunday October 28, 2012
- 12-3PM DJ Spooky Juice. 1PM Winners of Kids Costume Contest announced. 8PM Showing of Ghostbusters
- Where: Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton Street (in Fort Greene, corner of Fulton and South Portland), (718) 858-9500.
HALLOWEEN IN CLINTON HILL
3. Clinton Hill Children’s Halloween Walk (FREE)Clinton Hill Children's Halloween Walk is a community walk through this stately historic neighborhood. Grab a map of Halloween highlights— imaginatively decorated houses, where to get candy, and where to see live performances. Outdoors
- When: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 5 - 6:30 PM.
- Where: The Children’s Halloween Walk starts at the Pratt-Clinton Hill Community Garden (corner of DeKalb and Hall).
4. Two Extraordinary Live Halloween Night Performances (FREE)Just for the creative heck of it, some local residents put on mini Halloween shows for the kids participating in the Clinton Hill Children's Halloween Walk (see above). It's not by accident that this fabulous Halloween tradition has taken root in the neighborhood near one of New York's most esteemed applied art and design schools, Pratt Institute.
313 Clinton Avenue: This is a classic Halloween surprise; generations of Brooklyn kids have enjoyed this theatrical gift to the community. The "show" is free runs every half an hour. Outdoors.
The relatively new Brooklyn Halloween Show is also producing a live show called Single Elimination Slaughter as part of the annual Clinton Hill Halloween Walk. This 2012 extravaganza received $3,000 in funding through Kickstarter. The producers promise to "an outdoor wrestling ring, monsters, music, sound/special effects, and yes - plenty of Halloween "wrestling beat down," adding, "Keep in mind this is a free, live Halloween show performed only 3 times outdoors on Halloween night to audiences that can reach up to 2000 people." Pretty amazing. At 227 Waverly Ave between Willoughby and DeKalb Avenues. See video of 2011 show. Outdoors.