Halloween Happenings: Brooklyn Heights and Boo-Yond!

Boo, Eek!   Halloween is finally upon us!! Here’s a round up of the best of what our end of Brooklyn has to offer. Add additional events or photos of your Halloween celebrations in the comments.

Trick or Treat!

Hands down, parents in Brooklyn Heights know the two best places to be on Halloween are Garden Place and Grace Court Alley. (So do all the parent blogs, thanks for the shout out Mommy Poppins).  There, the kiddos can roam safely from one beautifully (or creepily) adorned stoop to the next. Peak trick or treating time is just before sundown but “the littles” are often out early, just after school dismissal.

Graves End Inn-Haunted Hotel

Now in its 19th year, the students of City Tech’s theater group, Theaterworks and the Entertainment Technology Department, are aiming to scare the pants off of you with their haunted house. Older kids and adults will be impressed by the theme-park level of design and production value. Enter if you dare!

Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay Street (north of Tillary)
$5 for students (with ID) and group admission
$10 for general sales
Free to New York City College of Technology students with ID the day of the event


The Dumbo BID is offering a variety of activities starting with storefront trick or treating (4:00 – 7:00 pm) throughout the neighborhood (look for the pumpkin decal in shop windows). The annual costume parade, “March to the Arch” (4:30 pm) led by the Funkrust Brass Band with puppets from Great Small Works will wend its way from Brooklyn Roasting Company at 25 Jay Street to the Manhattan Bridge Arch. Immediately followed by the Archway Kids Party (5:00 – 7:00 pm) and a Pet Costume Soiree (7:00 – 10:00 pm) both in the Manhattan Bridge Archway.

4:00 pm – 10:00 pm


The Brooklyn Academy of Music invites families to start their night of trick-or-treating at their free outdoor Halloween block party.  The event promises a bouncy house, costume contest and more.

Brooklyn Academy of Music
Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Halloween 313 Presents AbraCadaver!

This year’s one-night-only, one-of-a-kind, all-ages theater spectacle (put together by an all volunteer cast of kooky and creepy Clinton Hill characters) is an invitation to take “an old-fashioned stroll down the Coney Island Boardwalk [to] explore the DARK side of magic—that place where the forces of GOOD and EVIL fight for your soul…but only one will win!”  Shows repeat every 30 minutes. The block will be closed off to cars. Spectators come from all corners of NYC, go early for the best viewing spots.

313 Clinton Avenue (bet. DeKalb & Lafayette Aves)
5:30 pm  – 9:00 pm

Cobble Hill Halloween Parade

Dress to impress and strut your stuff.

Cobble Hill Park
4:00 pm

Photo Credit: Smoking Nun

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  • Jorale-man

    Great rundown. In years past one could see that a lot of kids from other neighborhoods would trick-or-treat here too. The word must be out that the Heights has the best candy.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Any bets on how soon the thinly veiled racist comments are going to start rolling in, now that Trick or Treating is winding down?

  • KXrVrii1

    Apparently not as soon as the sanctimonious baiting comments, like yours.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    You know, I have to say, you’re right. I will retract my comment tomorrow, with apologies.

  • Banet

    Photo credit may be to the “smoking nun” but let the record show that I’m the one who actually *carved* that pumpkin. :-)

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    Last night was my son’s first time trick-or-treating. Big thanks to the families on Garden Place that made it such a special experience for him and the hundreds (thousands?) of other kids.

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    Nice work!

  • StudioBrooklyn

    You might have missed it but I also replied to your comment above. I said something to the effect of “You’re absolutely right. I apologize. Comment will be removed.”

    Then I removed both comments. (For the record.)

    But thanks for trying to keep this alive.

  • KXrVrii1

    I did miss it, and had I seen it, I would have said it was a graceful response. I just saw “this comment was deleted.” Based on that, I apologize for rehashing things.

    I propose a truce. Let us both delete all of our comments on this thread. I will go first if you’d like (after you acknowledge you’ve read this, so you don’t miss my apology, like I missed yours.)

  • StudioBrooklyn

    That’s a deal! :)