Fridays: Haunted Brooklyn Heights Tour: Horror author Andrea Janes leads a 90-minute walking tour with frightening sites of dreadful stories, North-west corner of Court and Pacific Streets, 140 Court St. at Pacific Street, http://www.boroughsofthedead.com, Fridays, 7:00 pm until Friday, Oct. 31, $20. Mixed Bag: Win drinks and prizes playing games from your favorite daytime TV game shows, NoBar, 608 Nostrand Ave. between Pacific Street and Atlantic Avenue, http://www.nobarbrooklyn.com, Fridays, 8 pm until Tuesday, Dec. 30, Free. Lost in Language and Sound, Ntozake Shange presents an exploration of the aesthetics, politics, and primal intuition of an artist of color in the 21st century through poetry, monologues, and inquiry, Kumble Theater at Long Island University, DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues, http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu/KumbleTheater/, 7 pm, $20.
Saturday: “Flatbush Old/Flatbush New” is a walking tour of the Flatbush, highlighting parts of the 300 years of the neighborhood’s history, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue, http://www.brooklynmuseum.org, 2–3:30 pm, $8. Boo at the Zoo (also Sunday) 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., with activities like face painting, craft-making, and creature encounters. Take a trip through the Zoo’s legendary haunted barn and show off your character at the costume parade and dance party. Free with Zoo admission. The Zoo, Lefferts Homestead, Carousel in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Adults: $8, Children: $5, Seniors: $6. Halloween Harvest Festival, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Make a costume with Socrates artists, listen to live music, enjoy a special art-making workshop with Free Style Arts Association, get your face painted by Agostino Arts, try harvest foods from local restaurants and enter your dog in a Costume Contest, Socrates Sculpture Park. Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, Ave. A between 7th and 10th Streets, Manhattan. Prizes are awarded, tompkinssquaredogrun.com. Haunted Halloween Carnival of Puppetry Arts with crafts, games, and activities for kids, as well as performances, a haunted house, free giveaways, and a costume contest, 1st Street Recreation Center of PS 372, 512 Carroll St. between Third and Fourth Avenues, http://www.puppetryarts.org, 11 am, Free. Great Pumpkin Dog Costume Contest, Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, enter park at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park, 11 am, Free. Puppets on Film, (also Sunday) co-hosted by the Jim Henson Foundation with workshops and screenings, BAM Kids, 30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place, http://www.bam.org, Saturday, Oct. 25, 11 am and 1:30 pm, Sunday, Oct. 26, 11 am, $7. The Great Pumpkin Festival, bring you pup in costume, Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, Fort Green Park, http://www.nycgovparks.org, 11 am, Free. Haunted Halloween Carnival with crafts, games, activities, giveaways, performances and costume contest. The first 200 children receive a Puppetry Arts Gift bag at PS 372, First Street Recreation Center, and First St. at Fourth Avenue, 11 am–3 pm, free admission / (activities extra). Haunted carousel (also Sunday) with creepy bats, scary cats and spooky spiders, Prospect Park Band Shell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street, http://www.bricartsmedia.org/cb, Saturday, Oct. 25, Noon–5 pm, Sunday, Oct. 26, Noon–5 pm, $2 per ride. Haunted Walk lurking high on the Lookout Hill are zombies, wolf men, headless horsemen and other creepy creatures. Suitable for children with adults/guardians, Lookout Hill, Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street, http://www.prospectpark.org, Noon–3 pm, Free. Halloween Harvest (also Sunday) invites you to paint pumpkins visit with costumed characters, participate in contests, and enjoy seasonal food. Sweets will be distributed within the park. Each weekend participants are asked to guess the weight of the welcoming giant pumpkin at the front gates. The winner will receive $1,000 in cash. Marc Maniac and his team will be at the park on the last day and carve the giant gourd into a Halloween masterpiece. Admission to park is free but rides and attractions are extra, Luna Park, 1000 Surf Ave. at West 10th Street, http://www.lunaparknyc.com, Saturday and Sunday, Noon–8 pm, admission to park is free. Brooklyn Music School’s Musical Haunted House Extravaganza featuring musical figures and traditions, including Zom Beethoven performing a symphony composed from beyond the grave, Brooklyn Music School Playhouse, 126 St. Felix St. between Lafayette Avenue and Hanson Place, http://brooklynmusicschool.org, 2 pm, $5. Hard Cider and Sex Tips in honor of NY Cider Week, and pick up tips for the bedroom. Prizes for the first 15 guests, Babeland, 462 Bergen St. between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, http://www.babeland.com, 5 pm, Free. Bobby McFerrin sings “Don’t worry – be happy” 8 pm, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. Hasidim of Crown Heights: A Community Study is an exhibition of the Hasidim religious community through female point of view, Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch, Flatbush Ave. at Eastern Parkway in Grand Army Plaza, http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/branch_library_detail.jsp?branchpageid=265, 9 am–6 pm, daily, Thursday, Oct. 2 – Thursday, Feb. 12, Free.
Sunday: Brooklyn Nets Open Practice and all proceeds will benefit the Nets Foundation. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave. at Pacific Street, http://www.barclayscenter.com, 11 am, $5. Distribution in the Digital Age — Returning Media to the People is a workshop on returning the curation of film to the general public. It features speakers Larry Banks, LIU Media Arts Department chairperson, and Konstantin Rubchinsky, creator of Digi Pops, Kumble Theater at Long Island University, DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues, http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu/KumbleTheater/, 1–2:30 pm, $10. Children’s Halloween Party as the Morbid Anatomy museum host a kid’s halloween party, with trick or treating throughout the museum, a costume contest with cool prizes, creepy finger food, and a wet specimen workshop. Authors Tonya Hurley and Micol Ostow read from their books, Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Ave. at Seventh Street, http://www.morbidanatomymuseum.org, 1–4 pm, Free. LICH Rally as advocates for a full service hospital at the former site of Long Island College Hospital will march from Nevins Street and Atlantic Avenue to the Cobble Hill campus for a rally, Brooklyn, 1 4 pm.