Halloween is coming

October 23, 2012 |  Category:   holidays life nyc

I think it’s safe to say that most kids consider Halloween their favorite holiday. The girls are no exception. The way they get excited about the holiday can be contagious and our walk to school every morning builds on this excitement as more and more brownstones get decorated with hanging ghosts, skeletons and ghouls. It’s like brownstone Brooklyn was made for Halloween (you can see photos from last year here and some other photos here). If you have a stoop, you’re pretty much required to set a couple of pumpkins by the door and despite our unseasonably warm temperatures, the leaves have finally turned and there are ample leaves underfoot for crunching.

But it’s also fun to explore other neighborhoods during the month of October, so the girls and I went to the Meatpacking District on Saturday afternoon for a little Halloween fun. Not normally a neighborhood that first comes to mind when you think about kid friendly activities, but I love that the neighborhood businesses offer a little something different than what you might normally see in our neighborhood. Like the Bumble and Bumble styling table. What, free colored hair spray for the kids? They were ALL OVER that. And they kept asking whether they had to wash their hair that night because they wanted to keep the color in another day. The stylist also gave me some samples of the Creme de Coco hair mask. Uh, I’m realizing that I have long neglected hair products. I mean, I’m even using a curling iron again, a styling tool that I used to not be able to live without once upon a time.


Anyway, these little Harvest Fairs happen all over neighborhoods in the city and many of them are free. There is so much to do every weekend in October that it’s almost hard to choose. Good thing Halloween happens every year.

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  • Sora October 23, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Looks like a great time! It’s our favorite holiday as well (for the kids, anyway). Hope it wasn’t too hard to get the colored hairspray out. It took us two washings after our Autumn Carnival — but then, it wasn’t Bumble and Bumble.

  • Christina October 23, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Halloween was my favorite holiday as a kid (well, maybe tied with Christmas) – and I STILL love it, though I’m not really into the costume party at bars thing. Secretly, I wish I could still go trick or treating…

  • Kate October 23, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Can’t get over how big your girls are getting! I love these photos and this time of year. Amazing, amazing! 😀

  • Claire October 24, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Who knew the Meatpacking District would have such wonderfully kid-centered activities! You guys should check out the festivities on Clinton Ave in Fort Greene if you haven’t in the past. While most of BK is in Brownstone Halloween mode, Clinton Ave is in Old Mansion Halloween mode. There’s even a yearly show at no. 313.

  • Rachel October 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Mia looks so much like Mark! Looks like they had a blast!

  • Jenna October 24, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    @Sora oh, these washed right out. I did buy a can of white spray. hmmm, wonder if these will stay a bit more.

  • Jenna October 24, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    @Rachel, yes I know! She is all Mark’s side of the family

  • Patricia October 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    You always make me love New York. Love this post and your girls look like they had a lot of fun. As usual, fantastic pictures.