Washington Park, between Myrtle Avenue and DeKalb Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217

On Saturday, October 25, 2008, the Fort Greene Park Conservancy presents the ninth annual Halloween Festival in Brooklyn's historic Fort Greene Park. Hundreds of children will be treated to hay rides, games, sack races, face painting, music, dancing, and pumpkin decorating - and it's all FREE. The event kicks off at 12 noon and runs until 3:30 PM on the park's Great Lawn at Dekalb Avenue and Washington Park. The festival opens with "The Great PUPkin," a wild costume contest for dogs and their owners co-sponsored by Fort Greene PUPS, a local dog-owners organization, and closes with a popular kid's costume contest and parade.

The festival is organized and produced by volunteer members of the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to the restoration and upkeep of historic Fort Greene Park. The event is sponsored and supported by local businesses, organizations and individuals.

Fort Greene Park is located in Brooklyn, New York, on a hill overlooking Wallabout Bay and downtown Brooklyn. Bounded by DeKalb Avenue, Washington Park, Myrtle Avenue, and St. Edwards Street, the historic park is home to tennis courts and playgrounds, and is host to events such as concerts, poetry readings, and other civic gatherings. The thirty-acre park is both a popular neighborhood location and a place of national importance. Fort Greene Park is the site of a Revolutionary War fort and the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, the Stamford White-designed column dedicated in 1908 as a memorial to the 11,000 prisoners of war who perished on British Prison Ships in Wallabout Bay during the American Revolution. 2008 marks the Centennial of the dedication of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, and a grand re-dedication celebration is planned for the weekend of November 15, 2008.

No charge.

Official Website: http://www.fortgreenepark.org/

Added by FullCalendar on September 24, 2008