Looking for something different to do this Halloween? The folks at the North Brooklyn Boat Club have just the thing: haunted canoe rides on the Dutch Kills near the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Riding along the abandoned waterfront near old industrial sites, you’ll discover an atmosphere that’s subtler yet creepier than most Halloween haunts. As the club’s founding member, Jan Rasmussen, says, it’s “sort of a surreal experience.” We call it terrific fun. If you’re wary about the ride, or “too scared to ply the deep,” the boatyard is hosting a party featuring boneless troll finger sandwiches, free orc blood sauce, and a bar. This year’s canoes are larger than regulation size and deep enough that there’s not even a chance of getting splashed — and no one touches you when you’re in the boat. The canoes are paddled only by certified guides, and you must wear a life vest if you’re taking the tour — it’ll look great over your costume. Witness the horror of the watery deep!
Fri., Oct. 31, 8 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 29, 2014