It’s my personal time of year, when the air outside turns cool, but not cold, when the leaves start falling in greasy, crisp heaps, and for the best holiday of all – Halloween.
green pointers has compiled some upcoming events to keep on your radar, for kids and adults alike. Plus, most of them are free! Make the most of the season and see what it has to offer below.
Also, this list is by no means exhaustive and we will likely update it as we find more events. Did we miss something? Email [email protected], and I’ll be happy to include your event.
Halloween @ Bedford Slip
The first is this free event, presented by NBK Parks and Bedford Slip Organizers in partnership with the New York Department of Transportation, NBK Mutual Aid and NBK Open Streets Community Coalition.
This Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., join kids of all ages for screenings of spooky Halloween classics, a pumpkin decorating station, a costume swap and more!
RSVP on Eventbrite here.
PS 110 Autumn Carnival
PS 110 (124 Monitor Street) is having their annual Autumn Carnival – and they need your help. The group uses volunteers to help with all stages of the event. Can’t volunteer? They also have an Amazon wishlist for needed event items.
Scary science! astronomy night
Join other like-minded astronomy enthusiasts for the first-ever Spooky Science! Astronomy Evening at the Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Avenue).
According to the event’s website, “The evening will include an introduction to the library’s community astronomy art exhibit and include talks from two astronomy professionals, games (with prizes!) And observation from a rooftop telescope (weather permitting).”
Please note that this event is for people 18 years and older. Prior registration is mandatory.
Monster-a-Mash at Greenery Unlimited
They made the mash (they made the Monster-a-Mash).
From 6 to 9 p.m., dance in your best costume under a verdant canopy of plants at Greenery Unlimited (91 West Street).
“Heat up your Hallo weekend with spooky libations and dancing thrills,” says the Eventbrite page for the party. “If you’ve ever been to one of our Greenery Get Downs, you know you’re in for a treat (no gimmicks!). We’re going to turn up the spooky vibes with our signature jungle beats for all plant monsters, ghouls and goblins.
The event is free, but RSVP to secure your spot!
Greenpoint Halloween Parade, Spooktacular Party and Zombie Nerf War 2022
Kick off the Hallo weekend with a real day of kid-friendly events. Town Square hosts this lineup, which begins with a free costume parade at noon. Meet in front of 176 Java Street for a neighborhood walk.
Return to Java Street for a timed, ticketed Spooktacular party full of games and arts and crafts options. Book a 50-minute session for your kiddo, with slots available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with a break from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for the parade).
After the Spooktacular Party, adults and children are invited to participate in the Zombie Nerf War. No need to bring your own Nerf gun; supplies will be provided. Timed sessions start at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
The spooky party and Zombie nerf war tickets are $20 in advance, $30 the day of the event if supplies are available. You can also get combo tickets for $30, only available online.
Get more details and tickets here.
A night of wits with wits at The Shanty
For parents who need to relax after this Zombie Nerf War, we have the event for you. The Shanty (79 Richardson Street) is throwing a decidedly adult affair with its ticketed Halloween celebration dedicated to spirits – both ghostly and alcoholic.
Dance the night away at their on-site distillery, with a free drink in hand. A photo booth, a costume contest and tarot card readings await you.
Tickets start at $25 or $40 with the inclusion of a tarot reading.