Boo-tiful Brooklyn offers a bounty of Halloween haunts

Scare up some fun this weekend at Halloween-themed events around the borough.

The Fort Greene Park Conservancy will host its all free annual Halloween Festival in the park, DeKalb Avenue and Washington Park, on Saturday, October 29 (rain date: Sunday, October 30) from noon to 3 p.m.

Among the family-friendly activities are free train rides, games, sack races, face painting, stilt-walkers, live music and other entertainment, bounce houses, a temporary tattoo stand from Tattly and over 1,000 free pumpkins to be given away and decorated.

Attendees can also participate in a costume parade, wander in a pop-up cemetery, and enter their pooches in the annual canine costume contest dubbed “the Great PUPkin,” sponsored by Fort Greene PUPS, held at the base of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument.

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Come in costume to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s annual Harvest Festival on Pier 6 on Saturday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chockfull of special activities, the event will feature pumpkin carving, puppetry and musical performances. Attendees will be able to make art with Private Picassos, get active with Dodge YMCA’s obstacle courses, brave the Haunted Marsh, sample savory snacks from B. Good, explore the Conservancy’s terrarium, create instruments with the Little Orchestra Society, get their faces painted ala Broadway’s “Cats,” decorate pumpkins and more.

There will be a Halloween parade at 11 a.m.

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The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 Seventh Avenue, will be transformed into the Con-Spook-Atory for Music and Mischief on Halloween day, Monday, October 31, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The free event will feature a haunted garden with creepy effects, spooky musical performances, and candy, stickers and other giveaways.

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