Scary Sessions in Brooklyn this Halloween

Here are our freaky treats that’ll bring the fun, fear and feasts this Halloween.

Frightening Family Festival

151012 - Bk bridgeBrooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 6
10/24/15 – 10:30 am to 1:00 pm – free

Pier in and take a look at what the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has to offer for a terrifying time (kid-friendly of course!). The Harvest Festival perched on Pier 6 will offer arts, crafts, storytelling, volleyball and musical performances.
Other Fearbies include a pumpkin patch, photo-booth, and obstacle course.

Haunted BK walking tour

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
10/21/15 – 6:30pm – $10

The Walking Dead and American Horror story are reminders that there are scary stories to be told around every corner. Boroughs of the Dead owner and founder Andrea Janes will be your ghastly guide through Brooklyn’s web of historic haunts.
Masked by development, cafes and parks, will you be able to keep up with the secret stories of wealth, gore and mysterious deaths?

Fort Greene Halloween Festival

151012 - Fort GreeneFort Greene Park
10/31/15 – 12:00pm to 3:00pm – free

A pumpkin-flavored Fort Greene brings around one of the neighborhood’s biggest events year on year. Attractions include a horse-drawn hay ride, pumpkin patch, costume parade and the super cute Fort Greene PUPs Costume Contest, The Great PUPkin. Dressing up your pup is no walk on the bark!

Deadly Crawl to Monster Ball

Milk River 960 Atlantic Ave (between St James Pl & Classon Ave)
10/31/15 – doors open 8:00pm – free

Milk River will host a “Vampires in Brooklyn” party, marking the return of the Block Association to Brooklyn. With beastly beats by Block Boys Dj’s Frei Speech and DJ Trauma, plus NO COVER, there are many reasons not to ghost out on this night of devilish dancing.
It’s as clear as blood why the largest ‘no cover’ Halloween party in Brooklyn should be the only one in your planner. RSVPs are mandatory so get in quick. Guests must be in Halloween costume or fashionably black.

Six Scary Spots in Brooklyn

The McCarrren Pool

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Our first spooky spot in Brooklyn is a place to dive for. While the waters are still murky on whether or not McCarren Pool’s $50 million facelift has changed its freaky fortunes, the American Ghost Society has previously received personal accounts of hearing cries from children at night, and some mysteriousphotos with “orbs, cold spots with drastic temperature drops”. Could they be the lingering spirits of the Williamsburg pool’s three unexplained deaths?

Melrose Hall

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Hungry for more? It’s said this Prospect Lefferts Gardens property’s infamous one-time owner starved his mistress, Alva, to death in her secret chambers and captured American soldiers during the Revolution. As the building no longer exists in its entirety, you’ll have to use your imagination to visualize the mansion’s hidden passages and dungeons to help you understand why the Daily Eagle once called it ”the quaintest and queerest old place one could imagine.”

Brooklyn Public Library

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Once upon a time there was a girl who loved to get lost in the world of books. In 1977, just before Halloween , Agatha was on a school trip to the library and went missing – never to be found. The young girl who some believe still haunts the library, particularly the basement, has inspired several stories and even a short film. For those who crave the creepy, this branch stays open until 9pm… Why not experience it yourself?

The Gravesend House from Paranormal Witness

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One’s bride and joy isn’t always something to brag about, especially if she’s been found dead in the attic. As the ever credible SyFy network has reported in “Paranormal Witness,” a number of ghosts have unsettled in to a home in Gravesend, most notably, “a bride who mysteriously died in the home’s attic and still wore her wedding dress,” one former owner has suspected. SyFy’s “experts” have confirmed this though the residence’s latest owners have told the Daily News, ““We renovated [the house] and that must have took [the ghosts] out.” Now you know the ghost-busting secret – a little reno.

The Brooklyn Bridge

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Getting over a bridge is easy, getting over thefact numerous people that have been a victim during the construction and maintenance of the Brooklyn Bridge is a little harder. The original designer didn’t live to see the project through and since then there have been numerous casualties throughout the bridge’s infamous years-long rejuvenation. The laundry lists of scary suspicions is longer than Morticia’s hair and includes the discovery of a Cold War bunker, reports of shadowy figures and screaming, sightings of a headless man as a result of an 1883 decapitation when the bridge snapped and the belief that some have been buried alive with the bridge.

The Batcave

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The former MTA powerhouse lights up on the weekends for popular Gowanus Grove warehouse parties but its darker side is inescapable 24/7. The Batcave is domineering, warning at its entrance, “Open your eye girl.” From being a hideaway for homeless youth, heroin use and overdose grew rampant, and a wave of brutality overwhelmed the Batcave. Drug-induced violence culminated in a series of nightmarish events, one homeless man was thrown from a window, another overdosed and was left on the street for cops to find. Catch a glimpse while you can as the new owner who bought the property for $7 million transforms it into a creative and educational hub for the community.