Ghouls & Gourds in Brooklyn
October 19, 2009 by elliottzetta
If you have some little goblins running around, bring them to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden this Sunday—I’ll be in the Book Barn along with a dozen other amazing authors and illustrators from 12-4…
Ghouls and Gourds
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Noon–6 p.m., rain or shine
Kids Under 12 Free
New York’s most madcap Halloween event for families returns! Revel in BBG’s annual rumpus at which boisterous bands, weird workshops, larger-than-life puppets, a kids’ book barn, and other oddities abound—all against the backdrop of the Garden’s gorgeous fall flora. Enjoy musical performances by renowned family-friendly groups Billy Jonas & the Band, Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower, and more. The afternoon will culminate in one of New York’s most celebrated family Halloween traditions: a costume parade with visiting ghouls and goblins of all ages marching to the beat of Brazilian percussion group Maracatu NY, carousing with colossal puppets, shimmying with stilt dancers, making raucous rhythms, and showing off their costumes for all to see!
For a full schedule of events, visit bbg.org/ghoulsandgourds. All events are free with Garden admission.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Avenue | Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-623-7333 | bbg.org
Subway: 2/3 to Eastern Parkway or Q to Prospect Park
Parking available for a nominal fee.