Golden hosts Owl’s Head Park event
By Paula Katinas
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
There will be a zombie behind every bush in Owl’s Head Park in Bay Ridge on Halloween. But don’t worry, they won’t hurt you.
Zombies, goblins, witches and Frankenstein’s monster will all be there as part of the 18th Annual Haunted Halloween Walk, an event sponsored by state Sen. Marty Golden.
Owl’s Head Park, located at Colonial Road and 67th Street, will be turned into a scary scene, with all sorts of frightening creatures popping out from bushes and trees to “greet” passersby, at the event, which will take place on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31, from 3-9 p.m.
The idea of the Haunted Halloween Walk is to give kids chills and thrills and to offer them an alternative to trick-or-treating, Golden said.
But for those who shutter at the thought of meeting a ghost, the event will also feature a Fairytale Forest, where kids can meet princesses and magical creatures.
There will also be rides and games, face painting, a pumpkin patch, a coloring contest, sand art, a trackless train and “Dracula’s Food Court.”
“The Haunted Halloween Walk and Fairytale Forest has been a very special neighborhood event that attracts thousands as a safe alternative to trick or treating,” Golden said. “I look forward to sponsoring another special day full of fun, ghosts, goblins, tricks and treats for the children and families of our neighborhood. So get your costume on and head down to Owl’s Head Park on Halloween and come celebrate with the community."
Golden said a suggested donation of $1.00 at the Haunted Walk and Fairytale Forest will help to support the event. V.I.P. passes, which will enable visitors to bypass the long lines and enter the park quicker, are available for purchase at several Bay Ridge stores, including: Circles Restaurant, 6901 Third Ave.; Boragi Florist, 7613 Third Ave.; Kaleidoscope Toys, 8722 Third Ave.; Heart To Heart Gift Shop, 9004 Third Ave.; and the Bay Ridge Mail Station, 9728 Third Ave.
The event is co-sponsored by the Shore Road Parks Conservancy and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT1NYC). Chip Cafeiro, who heads a parks task force for the senator, is coordinating the activities.
For more information, call Golden’s office at 718-238-6044.