Weekend Events — Children’s Halloween Parade, Fort Hamilton High School’s Birthday, Fundraisers Galore


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Halloween is Monday, and there’s a ton of family friendly spooktacular activities going on in southern Brooklyn. Classics like Dyker Frights and the Coney Island Children’s Parade are back, along with other favorites like the Gravesend Inn Haunted House and Luna Park’s Halloween Harvest. (For a full list of events with more details, see our Halloween events roundup.)

There’s also a bunch of fun community happenings — like Fort Hamilton High School’s 75th birthday and the 3rd annual Fall Festival in Kaiser Park — to keep you busy without leaving the neighborhood.

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Happy birthday, Fort Hamilton High School!
When: Saturday, October 29 at 11 a.m.
Where: 8301 Shore Road
What: This month marks the 75th Anniversary of Bay Ridge’s Fort Hamilton High School. Come out and celebrate with them at this special ceremony. There will be tours of the school and student and alumni performance. Commemorative merchandise will be on sale, including a limited supply of past yearbooks.
How much: FREE
More info: RSVP via the school’s website, FTHHS.org or email [email protected] or call (718) 748-1537 ext. 1600

Get Out the Vote Rally
When: Saturday, October 29 at 3 p.m.
Where: Fine Fare Supermarket at 2901 Mermaid Avenue
What: Help build a stronger Brooklyn. We’re just two weeks from election day!
How much: FREE

Coney Island Autism Angels Annual Halloween Fundraiser
When: Friday, October 28 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Where: Steeplechase Beer Garden at 1904 Surf Avenue
What: Support a good cause that directly impacts your community
How much: $10 donation at the door
More info: Website

Our Lady of Solace Baseball League Annual Halloween Fundraiser event
When: Saturday, October 29 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: Liberation Diploma Plus High School at 2865 West 19th Street
More info: For tickets contact Lucy at (718) 909-2123

7th Annual Children’s Halloween Parade
When: Saturday, October 29 at 10 a.m.
Where: MCU Park at 1904 Surf Avenue
What: Sponsored by Alliance for Coney Island
How much: FREE
More info: This year’s kid-friendly event promises to be better than ever with FREE entertainment, giveaways and, of course, trick-or-treating!

3rd Annual Fall Festival at Kaiser Park
When: Sunday, October 30 from 12 to 4 p.m.
Where: Kaiser Park at West 29th Street and Neptune Avenue
What: Have a spooky good time with carnival games, costume contests, pumpkin picking, face painting, and more at this wonderful festival.
More info: Sponsored by Councilman Treyger and Friends of Kaiser Park

It’s My Park at Owl’s Head Park
When: Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Owl’s Head Park
What: Volunteer with Owl’s Head Horticulture Group to plant, weed, and clean up at Owl’s Head Park.
More info: NYC Parks’ website

Bensonhurst Volunteer Ambulance Benefit
When: Friday, October 28 from 7 – 11 p.m.
Where: St. Finbar RC Church at 1839 Bath Avenue
What: St. Finbar Catholic Church and the Kiwanis Club of Mapleton present Yesterday and Today in a live tribute to the music of The Beatles to benefit the Bensonhurst Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
How much: Music and dancing $35
More info: Bring your own food and liquor. For tickets and info contact Joe: (917) 282-9498 or Marty: (917) 532-7750

Formidable Footprint
When: Saturday, October 29 at 9 a.m.
Where: Online
What: Hurricane preparedness exercise, will include participants from various entities including the Community Emergency Response Teams, Neighborhood Watch and faith based organizations. Presented by the Bensonhurst Volunteer Ambulance Service
How Much: FREE
More info: (347) 898-4099


Bensonhurst Greenmarket
When: Every Sunday up until November 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 18th Avenue between 81st and 82nd street
What: Farmers market featuring a host of fresh produce grown in the tri-state area.
How Much: FREE entry, with food prices ranging. Cash, EBT, Food Stamps, debit, credit, WIC Vegetable & Fruit checks & FMNP coupons accepted
More information: Grow NYC

Halloween Harvest at Luna Park
When: Every weekend September 24 through October 30
Where: Coney Island’s Luna Park
What: Come out for a host of family-friendly holiday-centric activities, including Kooky Spooky Karaoke, story time at the Monster Mash stage, glitter tattooing from Hiccups the Clown and much more
How Much: Activities range from free to $10 or so

Apple Bank food drive
When: Accepting donations October 26 through January 13
Where: All 53 NYC Apple Bank branch locations
What: Donate nonperishable food items. The drive is being held in conjunction with the annual Daily News Food Drive.
More info: See City Harvest’s website


Learn to Play Hockey for Kids
When: The program begins November 12 and runs for four weeks
What: The Greater New York City Ice Hockey League is offering a 4 week free program to teach youngsters between the ages of 5 to 7 years old to play hockey.
Where: The Abe Stark Ice Arena at 1902 Surf Avenue
How much: FREE
More info: Register online at the Greater New York City Ice Hockey League’s website

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Hannah Frishberg is a 4th generation Brooklynite and editor of the Bensonhurst Bean. You can reach her at [email protected], via Twitter @BensonhurstBean or via the Bensonhurst Bean’s Facebook.