• Greenpoint Halloween Childrens Parade and Party
The parade will start at 2 p.m. on Java St between McGuiness Blvd and Manhattan Aves and then head down Manhattan Ave. to Driggs Ave. and loop back to Java. A spooktacular party will be waiting at the end of the parade with arts & crafts, food and drinks, games and music. Party admission is $5 per person.
Come early at 12:30 p.m. if you want to get decked out with balloons, face paints & tattoos for the parade.
• Brooklyn Heights Halloween Parade
Pierrepont Playground, Pierrepont Street and Columbia Heights on Saturday, October 27 at 10a.m.
Put on your costumes and head to this popular neighborhood play spot for a short procession around the premises. Afterward, there will be a bake sale to benefit the playground, face painting and a professional photographer who will snap pics of the kids in their Halloween best. Rain date is Sunday, October 28.
• Coney Island Children's Halloween Parade
Line up at MCU Park, 1904 Surf Avenue at West 19th Street on Saturday, October 27 between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Preregister for the parade by 1p.m.
• Carroll Gardens Halloween Parade
Line up in Carroll Park between Smith and Court Streets, President and Carroll Streets on Saturday, October 27, at 11:30 a.m. The procession will head up Smith Street at noon toward Douglass Street, and then back to the park via Court Street. Arrive early to snag one of the free noisemakers that will be distributed to the first 200 costumed kids.
• Fort Greene Halloween Festival
Fort Greene Park on the Great Lawn, between Myrtle and Dekalb Avenues, Washington Park and St. Edwards Street on Saturday, October 27 from noon – 3 p.m.
The costume parade is one of the highlights of this popular annual fest. Other attractions include a pumpkin patch, two horse-drawn carriage hayrides, a spooky cemetery, games, face painting, a costume contest for dogs (and their owners) and Habana Outpost's bicycle-powered blender, which whips up pumpkin shakes. Rain date is Sunday, October 28.
• The Flying Squirrel Trick-or-Treating
Wednesday, October 31 at 4 p.m.
Line up outside The Flying Squirrel, 96 North 6th Street between Wythe and Berry Streets, in Williamsburg
The Northside Merchants Association organizes this beloved annual parade, which kicks off at The Flying Squirrel, and hits three local spots for trick-or-treating. The popular resale shop will host pre-parade activities beginning at 2 p.m., including portraits snapped by photographer Rachel Elkind for free. After the parade, families can hit Klub4Kidz for an all-ages party for $10.
• Cobble Hill Pumpkin Carving & Parade
Line up in Cobble Hill Park, Clinton Street and Verandah Place on Wednesday, October 31, at 4 p.m.
Just as in year’s past, this parade will wind its way through the neighborhood with the Jah Pan Steel Drum Band leading the way. Afterward, families can trick-or-treat on Clinton Street. Make sure you pass by the incredible Halloween pumpkin house on Kane Street.
• Jackson Heights Halloween Parade
Line up at 37th Avenue and 89th Street on Wednesday, October 31, at 4:30 p.m.
Did you know that the Jackson Heights Halloween Parade is the second-largest Halloween parade in New York City? But unlike the big Greenwich Village parade, this one is all about the kids — approximately 3,000 of them show up every year! At the end of the procession, goodie bags are distributed.
• Halloween-Remixed for Families!
Sunday, October 28, 2012, at noon at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Halloween, and All Saints Day with hands-on festive fun for all ages. Be sure to wear your costume and join us for an afternoon of making masks, All Saints Day Medallions, Mexican Sugar Skulls, listening to ghost stories and much more.
• Maspeth Lions Club Halloween Ragamuffin Parade
Meet at Mt. Olivet Cemetery Main Gate, 65-40 Grand Avenue, at 7 p.m.
Come in Costume, leave with a bag of treats. Best costume prizes!
• Park Slope Civic Council Halloween Parade
The parade begins rolling down Seventh Avenue from 14th Street at 6:30 p.m. on October 31. This year's theme is “Gods, Goddesses, and Superheroes.” Each year, in a tremendous show of generosity, the merchants on Seventh and Fifth Avenues hand out an abundance of sweets and treats to a seemingly never-ending swarm of imaginatively attired children, eagerly holding up their bags.