Category: Events

NJ Horror Con Weekend

A very special message for BKPS Detectives from John Kassir.

 

You heard the Crypt-keeper right, BKPS is headed to New Jersey Horror Con!

Join your fiends from BKPS for a fun weekend in Atlantic City.

New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival is an annual convention held in New Jersey. Their goal is to showcase independent films, and present opportunities to mingle and network with “big names” in horror.

The event will include over 20 well known celebrities, many Indie Horror films, Film Awards, Exclusive Q and A panels, 200 vendors, Cosplay, Trivia Contest, Photo Ops and more!

The convention is in Atlantic City which has become known in recent years for homing creepy abandoned casinos. We’ll be scouting, exploring, and hunting for ghosts outside the hours of the convention.

Shack Up With Us

Convention Hours:
Fri: 5pm-11pm
Sat: 10am-7pm
Sun: 10am-5pm

Group Activities:
Fri 11:30PM – Reserved.
Sat 9:00PM – Scaryoke with John Kassir, the voice of the Cryptkeeper!

It’s Scaryoke!! Join your host John Kassir ( The voice of the Crypt Keeper) after hours at New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival! Scaryoke will be held at ACE Restaurant Showboat Hotel Atlantic City Saturday March 30th at 9pm! Free to all wristband holders!

Get your tickets at ticketstripe!

Wine + Tarot, Minus Boys

The Brooklyn Paranormal Society is proud to host our first ladies night.

Spend an enchanting evening with our psychics and tarot readers in Bushwick. Psychic reader Jade, and tarot specialist Alex will be on-site providing unlimited psychic and tarot readings. In one-on-one sessions our readers Jade and Alex will work in unison to guide you through the spirit world. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with loves ones in spirit, and mind.

For those interested in healing; Fernanda will be on-hand providing the restorative and healing art of Reiki. Reiki practitioners utilize their hands and palms to manipulate their clients energy, which is said to provide therapeutic effects for the body, mind and soul.

This event is ideal for couples/partners, families, girls night out, and individuals seeking to heal from loss or those curious about their life path. Bring mom.

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Ghost-Hunting Joey Ramone at Arlene’s Grocery

Arlene’s Grocery has been a lower east side institution since 1995 when the former bodega, and butcher shop were turned in to a venue. Since then, thousands of bands have played in the building; including notable performances by Lady Gaga and The Strokes. Charged performances by electric artists often leave a lasting impression.

While multiple sightings of ghosts have been reported by concert goers, we will be attempting to make contact specifically with Joey Ramone. Joey lived a few blocks from the venue, and is said to wander to the premises when a spectacular show is playing.

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BKPS at BIBA

BKPS at the Indie Makers Market

With its rustic wooden interior and breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, BIBA is one of Williamsburg’s best-kept secrets. Formerly a rubber factory, the vintage building has been repurposed as a beer hall with a luxurious outdoor patio bordering the East River Park. If you have yet to experience Williamsburg’s hottest new haunt, now is your chance.

Sunday, BIBA will host an unforgettable new event, the Indie Makers Market, a celebration of small independent businesses in the North Brooklyn community. Beginning with a boozy brunch and delectable food by Awkward Scone, the activities will run from noon to 7 PM and include a little something for everyone, from food tastings with star chefs to tarot readings.

Brooklyn Paranormal Society will be onsite, bringing the spooky vibe to the market with a psychic on-site. We’re thrilled to be on the roster of such an incredible event, and can’t wait to meet as many interesting Brooklyn residents as we can—living and dead.

We’re really excited to explore the old rubber factory and search for lingering spirits, ever since we learned that the location, 101 Kent Ave., has a seriously creepy history. Apparently, many years ago, a freemason named Harry Rybeck was reported to be saved from drowning by one Thomas Mooney, who developed a reputation as an infamous political activist bomber. Rybeck lived many years after his brush with death, surviving until 1998.

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Tom Mooney as a young socialist, 1910

Now, we aren’t saying his ghost is hanging around the BIBA beer hall, but it’s a possibility we’re definitely willing to consider. After learning about the hidden details of the Rybeck story, initially described in a local paper as an act of heroism, we’ve certainly got some questions. Was Rybeck’s drowning really accidental—or was it an initiation of sorts? A promotion into the higher echelons of Freemasonry?

We enjoy sharing our passion for local history with a creepy touch. We’ll be on hand to answer any questions and to sign prospective members up for free. What’s more, we’ll be taking guests on free ghost hunts while the event is ongoing.

If you’ve ever considered coming out to a paranormal event, you’ll get a taste of what we’re all about. A peer-led collective consisting primarily of millennials, we’re an openminded yet skeptical group with an appreciation for good food, good hops, and weird stuff. We hope you’ll join us for this free event.