Ghouls & Gourds 2013

Ghouls & Gourds 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Noon–5:30 p.m. | Rain or Shine
Kids under 12 Free!

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    • Unlocking the Truth. Photo by Elizabeth Bruneau.Unlocking the Truth. Photo by Elizabeth Bruneau.
    • Visitors enjoy the Costume Parade. Photo by Jason Gardner.Visitors enjoy the Costume Parade. Photo by Jason Gardner.
    • Bending Gravity with Eric Girardi. Photo by Rich Shumaker.Bending Gravity with Eric Girardi. Photo by Rich Shumaker.
    • Sesame Flyers Youth Steel Orchestra.Sesame Flyers Youth Steel Orchestra.
    • Maracatu NY. Photo by Jason Gardner.Maracatu NY. Photo by Jason Gardner.
    • Padam Swing. Photo by Christy Loo.Padam Swing. Photo by Christy Loo.
    • Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus of Fate. Photo by Michael Ratliff.Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus of Fate. Photo by Michael Ratliff.
    • Mettawee River Theatre Company. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.Mettawee River Theatre Company. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.
    • Pumpkin Patch Barnyard by pumpkin carver Hugh McMahon. Photos by Hugh McMahon.Pumpkin Patch Barnyard by pumpkin carver Hugh McMahon. Photos by Hugh McMahon.
    • The Pretend Petting Zoo. Photos by Jean-Marc Grambert.The Pretend Petting Zoo. Photos by Jean-Marc Grambert.
    • Pet Rocks. Photo by Blanca Begert.Pet Rocks. Photo by Blanca Begert.
    • Stilt dancing with Mortal Beasts & Deities. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.Stilt dancing with Mortal Beasts & Deities. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.
    • The Victorian Toy Parlor. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.The Victorian Toy Parlor. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.
    • Visitors at Ghouls & Gourds; left photo by Jean-Marc Grambert; right photo by Jason Gardner.Visitors at Ghouls & Gourds; left photo by Jean-Marc Grambert; right photo by Jason Gardner.
    • A visitor enjoys the Puppeteers’ Cooperative. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.A visitor enjoys the Puppeteers’ Cooperative. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.
    • Monocle, Mustache & Beard Booth with Curious Jane.Monocle, Mustache & Beard Booth with Curious Jane.
    • Squirmy Wormies composting workshop. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.Squirmy Wormies composting workshop. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.
    • A Space Kitty. Photo by Jason Gardner.A Space Kitty. Photo by Jason Gardner.
    • Maracatu NY. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.Maracatu NY. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.
    • The Costume Parade. Photos by Jean-Marc Grambert.The Costume Parade. Photos by Jean-Marc Grambert.
    • Mortal Beasts & Deities stilt dancers during the Costume Parade. Photo by Jason Gardner.Mortal Beasts & Deities stilt dancers during the Costume Parade. Photo by Jason Gardner.
    • The Children’s Book Barn. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.The Children’s Book Barn. Photo by Jean-Marc Grambert.
    • Book signing with author Robert Kimmel Smith.Book signing with author Robert Kimmel Smith.
    • Author-illustrator Tim Young.Author-illustrator Tim Young.
    • Author-illustrator Johan Olander.Author-illustrator Johan Olander.

    Spectacular stilt dancers! Victorian toy parlor!
    Heavy metal middle schoolers!

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    Shake a tail feather, show off your costume, and carouse with colossal puppets at Brooklyn’s wackiest costume parade! Chat with local children’s book creators, craft a potato pal, make your own monocle and moustache, or just flop down on the grass and enjoy the Garden’s gorgeous fall colors.


    Planet Pumpkin

    12:30–1:00

    Space Kittys
    Meow!

    1:00–1:45

    Bending Gravity
    Yo-yo master Eric Girardi dares the impossible…

    1:45–2:15

    Space Kittys
    Meow!

    2:15–3:00

    Unlocking the Truth
    Brooklyn’s own heavy metal middle schoolers

    3:00–3:30

    Space Kittys
    Meow!

    3:30–4:30

    Sesame Flyers Youth Steel Orchestra
    West Indian Day Panorama champs

    Throwback Theatre

    12:30–1:15

    Padam Swing
    French gypsy jazz led by a harmonica hepcat.

    1:15–1:45

    Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus of Fate
    Tiny acrobats hit the big top

    1:45–2:30

    Mettawee River Theater Company
    Woodland creatures invite you to their old-time dance party.

    2:30–2:45

    Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus of Fate
    Tiny acrobats hit the big top

    2:45–3:30

    Padam Swing
    French gypsy jazz led by a harmonica hepcat.

    3:45–4:00

    Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus of Fate
    Tiny acrobats hit the big top


    Weird Workshops & Other Oddities

    Noon–4:00

    Pretend Petting Zoo
    Come play with our imaginary menagerie.

    Mortal Beasts & Deities Stilt Dancers
    Marvel at their larger-than-life promenade on Cherry Esplanade.

    Pumpkin Patch Barnyard
    Be enchanted by pumpkin carver Hugh McMahon’s glowing creations.

    Circus Skills Clinic (2:30–4:00)
    Let yo-yo master Eric Girardi teach you a thing or two.

    Potato People
    Create your own lumpy little pal.

    Potato People Resort and Spa
    Drop off your new creation for a play date in potato paradise.

    Po-TAY-to Po-TAH-to
    Learn all about these terrific tubers and check out some potato pages from BBG’s library.

    Victorian Toy Parlor
    Quirky and quaint diversions and whatnots

    Pet Rock Practicum
    Rock out!

    Kick Back with a Pack of Puppets
    Strut your stuff with the giant puppet posse from the Puppeteers’ Cooperative.

    Squirmy Wormies
    Touch these wiggly worms and behold their compost-creating skills.

    Monocle, Mustache & Beard Booth
    Get a turn-of-the-century makeover with your friends from Curious Jane.


    Noon–4:00

    Children's Book Barn
    Featuring the Community Bookstore Pop-up Shop

    • Alison Ashley Formento
      Author

      These Seas Count!
      These Bees Count!
      This Tree, 1, 2, 3
    • Melanie Hope Greenberg
      Author & Illustrator

      Supermarket
      Down in the Subway
      Mermaids on Parade
    • Deborah Gregory
      Author

      Catwalk
    • Jane Kelly
      Author

      Nature Girl
      The Girl Behind the Glass
      The Desperate Adventures of Zeno & Alya
    • Diane Kredensor
      Author & Illustrator

      Ollie & Moon
      Ollie & Moon Aloha!
      Ollie & Moon: Fuhgeddaboudit!
    • Huy Voun Lee
      Author & Illustrator

      At the Beach
      Red, White and Boom The Magic Brush
    • Diane Muldrow
      Author

      Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
      We Planted a Tree
      Somewhere So Sleepy
    • Charlotte Noruzi
      Author & Illustrator

      Grow, Watermelon, Grow
    • Johan Olander
      Author & Illustrator

      My Robots: The Robotic Genius of Lady Regina Bonquers III
      A Field Guide to Aliens
      A Field Guide to Monsters
    • Stephen Savage
      Author & Illustrator

      Ten Orange Pumpkins
      Where's Walrus?
      Little Tug
    • Robert Kimmel Smith
      Author

      Chocolate Fever
      The War with Grandpa
      Jelly Belly
    • Javaka Steptoe
      Author & Illustrator

      Rain Play
      The Jones Family Express
      In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall
    • Lauren Thompson
      Author

      Mouse’s First Fall
      Polar Bear Morning
      Polar Bear Night
    • Dimitrea Tokunbo
      Author & Illustrator
      Amadi’s Snowman
      Sidewalk Chalk: Poems of the City
      The Sound of Kwanzaa
    • Tim Young
      Author & Illustrator

      I Hate Picture Books
      Shadows on My Wall
      They’re Coming

    4:30–6:00

    Costume Parade & Drum Circle
    Maracatu NY and giant stilt dancers lead our celebrated costume parade and drum circle like nobody’s business! Join in the fun and carry larger-than-life puppets, make raucous music, shake your bag o’ bones, or just show off your costume for all to see!

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