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10 Spots to Celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn

However you celebrate Halloween, Brooklyn’s got you covered. Haunted escape room, hayrides, roller coasters, kombucha, or Nosferatu—it’s all in this very haunted outer borough. Read on for 10 Halloween activities coming up during the 2019 season. 

How to Celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn: Halloween Harvest at Luna Park 

Luna Park Pumpkin Patch

Coney Island is not just for summer. Head to the world-famous amusement park, Luna Park, for their weekly Halloween celebrations this October. Ride the Cyclone and the Coney Clipper (more thrilling than a haunted house, if you ask us!), then enjoy a pumpkin patch, magic shows, and trick-or-treating. Saturdays and Sundays through October 27. 1000 Surf Ave., 718-373-LUNA, lunaparknyc.com

How to Celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn: Harvest Homecoming at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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A fun-filled day is right around the corner with Harvest Homecoming. This festival brings together cider-makers, kombucha brewers, apple farmers, and a costume contest for kids. Adults can sample cider and kombucha from vendors stationed at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden throughout the day, as well as hear live country, folk, Haitian drumming, and Brazilian samba reggae music. Garden staff will also host tours during the afternoon. Families, meanwhile, can take horse-drawn hayrides, jump around in a pumpkin-shaped bounce house, and play Brussels sprout bowling. Kids can also show off their Halloween costumes at the garden’s annual parade, starting at 4:30pm. Children under 12 get in free; admission for students 12+ is $25 and $30 for adults. October 20. 445 Flatbush Ave., 718-623-7200, bbg.org

How to Celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn: Halloween Horrorvaganza at House of Yes

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House of Yes always brings the outrageousness, and this Halloween will be no exception. Come witness their first Halloween Horrorvaganza, a night of horror-themed whimsy featuring a range of performers. There’s a splash zone for audience members who don’t mind a little water and three performances this Halloween season for the curious and the costumed alike. Tickets are $20-100 for ages 21 and up. October 25, 26, & 31. 2 Wyckoff Ave., eventbrite.com

How to Celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn: Nightfall at Green-Wood Cemetery

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Immerse yourself in New York’s historic cemetery like never before. Green-Wood Cemetery’s annual Nightfall event returns with an evening stroll through the beautiful gothic tombstones, punctuated with spooky surprises. The performers will be capturing the event’s theme, lovesick, through music, storytelling, performance, and visuals. This candlelit walk will feature entertainment from the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Death of Classical, Morbid Anatomy, The Moth, Pioneer Works, and Rooftop Films. Tickets are $85 for 21 and up. October 25 & 26. 500 25th St., 718-210-3080, green-wood.com

How to Celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn: Wet Haunt American Summer

Celebrate camp movies and summertime scares at Littlefield’s Wet Haunt American Summer Party. Presented by The Skint, this event will bring the fun to Gowanus with dancing, bug juice, and 100 pounds of candy (!). There will also be a photo booth and music from DJs Brendan and Bianca. Tickets are $7 advance, $10 at the door, for 21 and up. October 25. 635 Sackett St., littlefieldnyc.com

How to Celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn: The Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest

The Great PUPkin Fort Greene Park

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The canine costume contest returns for its 21st year at Fort Greene Park this Halloween season. The Great PUPkin features some of the most incredible dog get-ups imaginable, and all are free to attend! Dogs will be judged at 11:30am on October 26, and entrants are welcome to register up til the day of the contest. While you’re around, check out the Fort Greene Park Conservancy Halloween Festival happening the same day. Free to attend; $5 day-of entrance fee suggested for dog contestants. October 26. 100 Washington Park, 718-623-3762, fortgreenepups.org

How to Celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn: Halloween in Prospect Park

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Bring your little spooks to the family-friendly Halloween Haunted Walk + Fair. Kids can enjoy a haunted walk through the park, as well as games and activities at this large annual event. There will also be local food trucks on hand for lunch and snacks. Free to attend; RSVP at the link below. October 26. Lookout Hill: 150 West Dr., 718-965-8951, prospectpark.org

How to Celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn: Costume Dinner Party with Oberhofer

Once again, The Wild Honey Pie will gather costumed foodies for a very Brooklyn Halloween. Their Costume Dinner Party will take over Esme in Greenpoint this year and offer an exclusive concert by Oberhofer. The synth-y pop of Brad Oberhofer, who has performed at Coachella and been featured on Gossip Girl, will be the centerpiece of this autumnal feast. $50 tickets include select beverages and three courses of New American dinner, with a vegan option available. Attendees will also vote on the evening’s best costume and award the winner with a prize. October 28. 999 Manhattan Ave., eventbrite.com

How to Celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn: Nosferatu With A Live Score at Threes Brewing

For one night only, the brewers at Threes will host an art-house cinema event for the holiday. See F.W. Murnau’s 1922 horror classic Nosferatu with live score provided by the band Tenth Intervention. Two back-to-back screenings will occur at Tiny Montgomery, upstairs at Threes’ Gowanus location. October 30, 7:30pm & 9:30pm. 333 Douglass St., 718-522-2110, threesbrewing.com

How to Celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn: Brooklyn Escape Room

Brooklyn Escape Room

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Conveniently located near Barclays Center is an eerie set of adventures for you and your crew. Brooklyn Escape Room will immerse you in a ghost story called “The Haunted.” You and your friends will have to work together to escape this haunted house within an hour (in case you’re skittish, the company assures there are no jump scares). $30 per person on weekdays, $35 on weekends. 594 Pacific St., 347-721-3350, brooklynescaperoom.com/the-haunted

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Merrill Lee Girardeau lives and writes in Brooklyn.

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