Brooklyn locals prepping for Bed-Stuy Halloween Crawl

The annual event first kicked off 20 years ago, thanks to the Stuyvesant Heights Parents’ Association.

Shniece Archer and Adolfo Carrion

Oct 31, 2023, 12:46 AM

Updated 225 days ago


Dozens in Brooklyn are gearing up for Tuesday’s annual tradition – the Bed-Stuy Halloween Crawl.  
The event has grown from a small gathering to a massive community celebration, with over 200 houses set to participate this year.  
It first kicked off 20 years ago, thanks to the Stuyvesant Heights Parents’ Association that was looking to improve their neighborhood’s trick-or-treating experience.  
Participating houses and businesses will have an orange and black balloon posted up so that parents and trick-or-treaters know which doors to knock on as part of the crawl.  
“We have kids that have started as toddlers, started as preschoolers that are now graduating from college and coming back to the neighborhood,” said Mandisa Turner, board member of the parents’ association. “You see generations of families and friendships really as a part of this.”  

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