As if a canoe tipping over in the polluted waters of Newtown Creek was not enough to send chills through the spine, the North Brooklyn Boat Club will have haunted canoe rides on Halloween night. Once an industrial waterway of New York City, it has been declared a superfund site by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 2010.
There is fifteen foot of sludge on the banks of the creek, and rats scurrying about. (Although true New Yorkers are used to rats, right?) If there is any light at all, it would be neat to see the architecture of the buildings, as they are crumbling Civil War era buildings. Aside from that, all that is needed is a full moon, and a perfect Halloween night on the water complete with the natural surroundings and the surroundings provided by the boat club.
After the thirty minute boat ride on Newtown Creek, stay for a bonfire and fried troll skin treats. Hours are 5:30pm – 11:00pm, and the meeting spot is 49 Ash Street in Brooklyn. This unique Halloween event comes with an even more uniquely cheap price by New York City standards of only $15. Newtown Creek will for sure be better than any haunted house that anyone will ever visit!