Halloween, for me, is a captivating blend of costumes, enchanting decorations, the iconic candy corn, and the art of pairing an assortment of candies with exquisite cheeses and wines. Despite November’s arrival, my eagerness to recount my enthralling escapade of experiencing Halloween in Prospect Park South is a testament to the timeless magic of this delightful holiday. So, step into this enchanting journey with me and relive the Halloween spirit that lingers in my heart.
This year, I had the privilege of experiencing Halloween in the heart of Prospect Park South. And it was a treat like no other. With my forever love in tow (he is now a sprightly three-year-old), our focus was on costumes, candy, and, most importantly, crafting indelible memories. We deliberately sought out a neighborhood renowned for its kid-friendly Halloween festivities.
A place where the streets come alive with children’s laughter, the camaraderie of parents, and the boundless delight of collecting as much candy as little hands could carry. In Prospect Park South, we found the perfect backdrop for a Halloween adventure that will forever stay etched in our hearts.
Halloween in Prospect Park South
As we ventured into Prospect Park South, the Halloween spirit engulfed us. The atmosphere was more festive and exciting than I had ever imagined. And to be honest, I may have had more fun than some of the kids. But let me tell you, there is more to this neighborhood’s Halloween celebrations than meets the eye.
First things first, did you know about the parade? In addition to the traditional trick-or-treating, Prospect Park South hosts a spectacular parade that is not to be missed. The festivities included a haunted house, live entertainment, music, and the echoing laughter of children enjoying the spooky season to the fullest.
Our adventure began at around 4:30 PM. I dropped off my family at the corner of Beverly Road and Marlborough Street. And set off to find a parking spot near Church Avenue. My plan was to settle down with a good book while they went about their trick-or-treating adventures. However, my plans took an unexpected turn. As I stumbled upon a house adorned with spooky decorations, costumes on the sidewalk, and a sign that promised candy after the parade. I could not resist taking a picture, even if it meant parking partially in someone’s driveway.
To my surprise, I struck up a conversation with the homeowners and ended up assisting them with their pumpkin head and skeleton costumes. Before I knew it, I had been designated as the handler for Daniel. He was the man behind the Mr. Skeleton head. My task was simple. I were to guide him through the parade, ensure he stayed on course, kept his head facing forward, and prevent excited children from pulling at his costume. Amazingly I became an unexpected part of the parade. I snapped pictures, record videos and grooved to the infectious beats of the drums and later a DJ.
Can you imagine the astonishment on my family’s faces when they spotted me? I was the one who had insisted on a simple drop-off—Preferring to read my book. However, I had been swept up in the excitement of the parade, and it was an experience I would not trade for anything.
The one-block parade was an absolute blast. And it culminated at 1306 Albemarle Road, where a Colonial Revival home transformed into the spookiest haunted house in New York City. Everyone gathered to revel in the incredible decorations, dance, and come together as a community.
Why you Should Visit Prospect Park South?
Autumn is undoubtedly one of the best time to visit Prospect Park South. If you have not had the chance to experience the Halloween magic, you are in luck. The decorations are still up. And the neighborhood continues to exude a festive charm. So, if you find yourself with some free time, do not hesitate to pay a visit the Haunted House and become a part of this incredible community’s Halloween spirit. Prospect Park South knows how to celebrate Halloween, and it is an experience you will cherish forever. So mark your calendar to celebrate Halloween in Prospect Park South next year.