Halloween 2010: Weekend Links for Brooklyn Mamas


Boo! (Flickr photo by Keith.Allison)

You probably already have some vague idea about what you’ll be doing with the kids for Halloween, right? So no need to run down an opinionated list of favorite event options. I’ll keep it simple. And not entirely Halloween-focused.

Honestly, we feel like we’ve almost already done Halloween. We’ve been apple and pumpkin picking, gone on a hayride, made our way out of two corn mazes, set big pumpkins on the stoop and strung spooky spiderwebs all around, dressed up in costume to attend the P.S. 295 Harvest Festival, and visited the home of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow author, Washington Irving.

This weekend we’ll be keeping it pretty chill. Two *possible* contenders for outings include The Central Park Pumpkin Festival and Prospect Park’s Halloween Haunted Walk and Carnival (both on Saturday.) Something about the park setting is appealing — room to run and good kids-in-fall-foliage photo opps.

Otherwise, it’s just Trick-or-Treating in the ‘hood (think we’ll pass on the Park Slope Halloween Parade. Though, who knows — maybe we’ll rally.)

Now, onto some food linkage:

Brooklyn Based did a nice piece this week on Eating and Drinking on Vanderbilt. Psyched to see that Fort Greene fave Pequena now has a Prospect Heights location. Lots of other great recs in the post, too.

And Brooklyn Exposed did a piece on The Hidden Food Scene in Brooklyn — in other words, praise-worthy places beyond Buttermilk Channel. One under-the-radar highlight is a spot right around the corner from us, Lot 2, and I can vouch for its charm and yummyness. Try one of their Sunday Suppers for $25 a person — here’s a recent menu.

Go forth, get a babysitter, and go on date night!

Happy Halloween, mamas.

(photo by Keith.Allison)


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