Mackenzie Street- Published by 219 Magazine November 3

“WE ARE OUT OF SLICED HAM,” my mother says over the phone. “That is our chief concern at the moment.” It is October 29, 2012, at 10 in the morning, and my parents Samantha and Joe and my brother Joshua are … Continue reading

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Halloween is filled with an endless amount of sweet treats and spooky tricks. For some holiday fun, you could go clean and wholesome with your family, gory and twisted with your friends, or sexy and freaky with a room full of masked strangers. No matter what you decide to do, Brooklyn has an option for you.

Get Carving

You can’t celebrate Halloween with a trusty pumpkin to set alight. Learn from the pros at Isa during their Pumpkin Carving Party on Saturday October 27. Bring your own pumpkin, or purchase your own ($10), and they’ll provide the know-how, not to mention the cutlery. 12pm – 3pm, 348 Wythe Ave, 2nd Floor, Williamsburg

Torture Your Dog

Grab a costume for your four-legged friend and head over to Fort Greene where locals are showcasing their finest mutts during the 14th Annual Great PUPkin costume contest and hootenanny. Saturday October 27, Free, Fort Greene Park

Scare Your Inner Child, Or Your Real Child

Halloween is a great excuse to act like a kid, or to act like one with your kid. These family friendly events are sure to delight children big and small.  Coney Island’s own Luna Park has added some extra attractions for the spookiest of seasons, offering the creepy Cudie Farm and Coney Carnival during their Nights of Horror. Now thru October 28, $30, 1000 Surf Ave

While in the neighborhood check out the Ascarium at the New York Aquarium, showcasing a pirate adventure and a haunted safari. October 27-28, $17.95, Surf Ave and West 8th Street, Coney Island

Against a setting of fall foliage, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden hosts Ghouls & Gourds featuring a costume parade, music, puppets and a kid’s book barn. October 27, $15 adults, Seniors & Kids over 12 $10, Kids 12 and under free, 150 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights

Freak Out Like an Adult

Some of the best scares are those made for us adults. Take on some R rated chills (or at least some PG-13 ones) with these local frights. Throughout the month Coney Island is offering Creep Show at the Freakshow featuring terrifying stories told by a night watchman, a shooting reenactment of the Kennedy assassination and, of course, zombies. Now thru October 31, $10, 1280 Surf Ave

Get Sexy While Getting Spooked

Sure Halloween is a time to get scared, but it’s also time to show some skin. Give yourself all types of goose bumps when you check out Spooky Sexy: Burlesque in the Back Room at the City Reliquary in Williamsburg. Starring Cheeky Lane and Medianoche, this evening is sure to get your blood pumping. Wednesday October 31, 7-10pm, $10 (includes two beers), 370 Metropolitan Ave

Fear for the Eyes

What better way to scare the pants off you and your friends than by taking in a scary movie?Nitehawk Cinema is getting into the spirit by screening some classic horror flicks during the month of October. Halloween III and Cabinet of Doctor Caligari will screen on October 26th, and Nosferatu will be shown on October 27 and 31. Through October 31, $11, 136 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg

Horror Trivia with NY1’s Pat Kiernan

Strike terror into the hearts of your opponents at the Ultimate Halloween Pop Culture Trivia Night. Can you rattle off Freddy Krueger’s body count or know who sang “Monster Mash”? Then this night is for you – try your hand 1 on 1 or against the full room for prizes. October 29, 7pm, The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Gowanus, $26

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CMJ 2012: Neon Gold Showcase Shines- Published by Melodysiac October 25

Thursday, October 18 marked the arrival of the Neon Gold Showcase to Santos Party House. The venue, a two-floor, 8,000-square-foot music and event space, was the ideal fit for a showcase such as this, boasting two stages, as well as … Continue reading

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Sound Tracking: Benjamin Schoos’s China Man Versus China Girl- Published by Melodysiac Oct 9

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You know when you are walking along and you think, “Mon Dieu! If only I could have a French soundtrack to my life?” Well, Benjamin Schoos’s album, China Man Verses China Girl, is exactly that. It is the French soundtrack to … Continue reading

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FIVE WAYS TO JUMPSTART YOUR OCTOBER- Published by Brooklyn Exposed Oct 8

Autumn is a magical season, and here in Brooklyn we have a plethora of wonderful ways to celebrate it. So whether you are one for warm cocktails, red leaves or crisp apples, we have something to get you through the … Continue reading

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SIX UNIQUE BROOKLYN VENUES Published by BrooklynExposed Oct 4

Brooklyn is full of all sorts of one of a kind venues. Perhaps your co-working space is also a coffee shop and a lounge. Or maybe your gallery is also a record store and an organic farm. There is no … Continue reading

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EIGHT THINGS YOU SHOULD LEARN THIS FALL- Published by BrooklynExposed Sept 19

It’s September in New York and that means it’s time to go back to school. No longer a student? So what! That doesn’t have to stop you from enrolling in a course at a local location, and boosting your know … Continue reading

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