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Last Call for Halloween “Haunted Paddle” on Newtown Creek

Cthulhu Canoe Haunted Paddle (North Brooklyn Boat Club)

Due to the heavy rain last weekend, the North Brooklyn Boat Club has some tickets available for the fifth annual Haunted Paddle with multiple sessions beginning Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m.

Founding NBBC member Jens Rasmussen explains: “The North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Annual Cthulhu Haunted Boat Rides sold out (like it does every year) but this weekend’s weather forced us to move to Halloween night. We now have last minute tickets available! If you didn’t make plans, you can now snag tickets to this HP Lovecraft themed Halloween canoe ride and experience the cosmic horror that resides in the abandoned recesses of Newtown Creek.”

The paddle starts at the NBCC’s 51 Ash St. launch near McGuinness Blvd, and some tickets are still available for the 7 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:20 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. paddles.

 

 

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Brooklyn Paranormal Society ‘Raises Spirits’ In Greenpoint

Paranormal investigation at 67 West St. (courtesy of Anthony Long)

The Brooklyn Paranormal Society will “raise some spirits” this weekend at the Greenpointers Samhain Fall Market with psychic readings, tarot card sessions, and other spooky surprises planned.

This will not be the first time BKPS visits the historic 67 West St. building in Greenpoint, where the team recently conducted a paranormal investigation: “One of the psychics picked up on two distinct spirts in the back door area of the wine bar,” said Anthony Long, BKPS co-founder.

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Ghosts, Ghouls, and Greenpointers: Celebrate Halloweekend with Our Samhain Fall Market on 10/28 (Sunday)!

Performers at last year’s Fall Market

Throw leaves in your hair and arms in the air: our annual Fall Market returns October 28 from 1–7 PM! This year, we’re celebrating Samhain — a traditional Gaelic holy day marking the end of the harvest season and the nearness of winter. Our market will be a fall festival in the fullest: a celebration of Greenpoint’s autumnal splendor and the 60+ talented crafters our neighborhood supports. RSVP here, and spread the word around!

Boo! Join us for tricks and treats at our Samhain Fall Market on Sunday 10/28.

As our Instagram has shown, nobody celebrates Halloween like Greenpoint, so join us for our market in the stunning (and seasonally appropriate rustic chic) Greenpoint Loft at 67 West Street. Up on the fifth floor, enjoy for a variety of treats including: Continue reading

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The Greenpoint Halloween Parade is Coming! (10/28)

Sure, you can go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood this year to local mom-and-pop businesses, but there’s also some cool events happening this Halloween for tiny Greenpoint witches, pirates, zombies, and other spooky kidlets.

So make or thrift that costume and load up the kids for The Greenpoint Halloween Parade. The parade itself is free, but other spooktacular events for your supernatural sprogs start at $15. Kids can enjoy a Halloween party with crafts, music, games, face painting, and enjoy a Nerf war. Prices for the party or the Nerf War start $15 a piece, but there are combo special available – so get on it! (Note: The zombie Nerf war is marked on the Eventbrite listing for “older kids.” )

The proceeds of the Halloween parade and party will benefit Town Square, local Brooklyn Boy Scout Troop 26, and local Brooklyn Pack 7.

WHEN: 12 noon, Saturday October 28th
WHERE: 176 Java Street

Buy tickets here.

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Review: Cypress Hill Got Insane On Monday at Brooklyn Steel

Cypress Hill at Brooklyn Steel, October 30 2017. Photo by Dylan Lappin
Cypress Hill at Brooklyn Steel, October 30 2017. All photos by Dylan Lappin

When Halloween comes to town, so do the bands. This weekend was lined up with an insane number of fun shows to check out. I, personally, was able to enjoy two great ones at Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost Street). First one being Cypress Hill on Haunted Hill and then Primus the next night on Halloween.

When I first heard Cypress Hill was performing down the street it was a no brainer to check the show out. Being a weed enthusiast I thought I might even have a chance to hit their infamous giant bong. Sadly, there was no onstage bong, not even much of a stage setup at all. I figured a well-known act like Cypress Hill, who are only doing three Haunted Hill shows, might at least have a giant pumpkin (or even a small pumpkin!) smoking weed on stage, but sadly they didn’t. That being said…. I left this show stoned out of my gourd. I mean supreme dream.

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Here’s How and Where to Compost Your Pumpkins!

Epic display of jack-o-lanterns on Java Street. Photo by Megan Penmann
Epic display of jack-o-lanterns on Java Street. Photo by Megan Penmann

Farewell, Halloween—time to finish off the candy corn before it goes stale, sweep up the cobwebs and deflate your giant spiders. If you or your neighbor still have a slowly decomposing jack-o-lantern or two sitting outside, by now they’re probably getting a little worse for wear (but hopefully not as bad as the Hawkins pumpkins in Stranger Things). If you don’t have a compost bin—the entire zone that makes up Community Board 1 should have one, though we’ve heard some residents or landlords have avoided using them—you can drop your pumpkin and its guts off at the McCarren Park Greenmarket on Saturday from 8am-2pm. Alternatively, if you’re into an old fashioned pumpkin smashing, you can head down to the Carroll Gardens Greenmarket for Pumpkin Smash 2017 from 9am-12pm on Sunday, November 5th. Do your part to help NYC become a Zero Waste city!

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What Lurks Beneath: Newtown Creek Nighttime Paddle With North Brooklyn Boat Club! (10/28)

North Brooklyn Boat Club Haunted Paddle

The North Brooklyn Boat Club is hosting their spooky haunted nighttime paddle again this year! This Saturday, October 28 from 7:30-11pm, the horror will be revealed!

Here are the deets:

NBBC’s dark and silent (ACA-certified) guides will lead terrifying twenty-minute tours of the starkly beautiful postindustrial waters of Newtown Creek. Over the dark surface of this time-haunted stream, strange chants echo, and those who dwell here have changed with the passing of forgotten years. As the boat passes beneath the rusted relics of bygone industry, there emerge the twisted devotees of ancient powers, older than humanity, uncaring, and strange.

That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.

Each $30 canoe ride ticket includes a drink ticket to be used after your trip. You’ll need it. For those too fearful to ply the waters, we’ll have a party on land with a bonfire, drinks, and food.

The party is free to attend and requires no RSVP, but haunted canoe ride tickets must be purchased in advance.

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Polish/American Halloween Karaoke TONIGHT (10/26) at Warsaw!

WHAT: Polish/American Karaoke!
WHERE: Warsaw/Polish National Home | 261 Driggs Ave
WHEN: Thurs, Oct 26 @ 8pm
Tix $10, RSVP here

Wydaje Ci się że umiesz śpiewać? Sprawdźmy to!! Zapraszamy na Polskie Karaoke! Chcemy Cię usłyszeć i milo spędzić wspólnie czas! W tym tygodniu mamy dla Was przygotowany konkurs na najlepszy Halloweenowy kostium! Do wygrania darmowa wejsciówka na nastepną imprezę + ulubiony drink w barze!

It’s time to sing your heart out and rock the night away! Join us for Polish Karaoke night!
This week we have a surprise for you! We will be hosting a Best Halloween Costume Contest! Winner gets a FREE DRINK of their choosing as well as FREE ENTRY to our next Karaoke event! Good Luck!

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Halloween Must-Do: Attend This Séance to Make Contact With The Other Side

Mentalist Jason Suran will help you reach The Other Side. Photo: Erica Simone
Mentalist Jason Suran will help you reach The Other Side. Photo: Erica Simone

There are some spine-tingling events brewing in North Brooklyn this Halloween, and this séance is no exception—part immersive microtheatre, part cocktail party and part magic show, The Other Side is entertaining, mind-bending and a little spooky.

My night started off unassumingly enough in a Williamsburg apartment, where I mixed and mingled with twelve other formally dressed guests at an intimate cocktail gathering. Our venerable host, world-renowned mentalist Jason Suran, announced each guest to the group by name as we arrived, and encouraged everyone to get to know each other over h’ors d’oeuvres and drinks. He asked us each to write down the name of someone close to us that had passed, fold up the paper and keep it to ourselves. Then the group gathered around a coffee table to hear Jason tell us a little history of mentalism—which included tales about fly-by-night psychics, clairvoyants, tricksters and Harry Houdini. The stage was set for the unearthly night we were about to have. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Buildings are the Star of a New Halloween-Themed Mobile Game

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A just-released game for iOS and Android, Hallows’ Eve, created by longtime Greenpoint residents Randall J Lane and Judy Brown, uses Greenpoint buildings as the backdrop for a spooky cast of characters—a devil, a witch, a skeleton, catwoman, a mummy, ghosts, and a pumpkinhead. If you look closely you’ll notice the Huron Public Baths, a recognizable Army Navy shop, The Diamond bar, Word bookstore, a flower shop, wine shop and hardware store.

The game takes you on a nostalgic trick or treat adventure through Greenpoint-based streets, where you try to collect candies and avoid the “scaries,” unless you uncover the elusive full-size candy bar which will turn you invincible against their wicked ways. The eerie music has been composed by NYC-based musician Lori Scacco, and takes inspiration from 1970s Italian horror movie soundtracks, by composers such as Ennio Morricone and the band Goblin. Hallows’ Eve The Game is available for 99 cents until midnight on October 28th on Google Play and October 30 on Apple’s App store. Continue reading

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