It’s Halloween weekend and there are lots of fun things to on Long Island for children of all ages. Costume parties, parades, spooky sleepovers, scarecrow competitions, fall festivals, and more, are all in full gear from Friday through Halloween. Here are just a few ideas for fun things to do with the family this Halloween weekend.
Friday, October 28, 2011 (or all weekend)
Fall Festival and Horror Trail at Country Fair, Medford, N.Y.
10am – 5pm – Fall Festival (all weekend)
8pm – 11pm – Horror Trail (all weekend)
The Fall Festival and Horror Trail run all weekend and include fall favorites, food, pumpkin painting, crafts and loads of Halloween adventures and frights.
Admission: Horror Trail: $14.00 per person. Fall Festival: Click here for Fall Festival activity package prices and individual prices. Prices start at $2.50. The average price $11.00 per person depending on your choice of activities.
Spooktacular Sleepover at Atlantis Marine World, Riverhead, N.Y.
6pm – 7am – Grab your Halloween costume and sleeping bags and take the family to Atlantis Marine World for a scary night of stories, crafts, movies and creepy things from the sea. Breakfast and dinner are included. Prizes awarded for best costume. Call (631) 208-9200 Ext: H2O for reservations. Reservations are limited to 100 participants.
Admission: Members: $40.00, Non-members: $60.00 Children under 2 are free. Sales tax applies.
Saturday,October 29, 2011
Sayville Fall Festival and Halloween Parades, Sayville, N.Y.
10am – 6pm – The town of Sayville will be celebrating all day with their Annual Fall Festival, Halloween and Homecoming parades, apple and pumpkin pie competitions and scary Zombie Walk with Thriller Dance at 3pm. All zombies are asked to bring a can of food to donate to the local food pantry. Sidewalk sales, prizes, a petting zoo, food and fall favorites will make for a great day in Sayville. The festival will be on Main Street and runs from Lincoln Street to Greene Street.
After Dark at the Heckscher: Halloween Howler – Adult Costume Party, Huntington, N.Y.
9:00pm – 11:00pm – Let your creative side rule at the Heckscher Art Museum in Huntington. Drink from the witch’s cauldron, enjoy treats and watch vintage scary silent films. Prizes will be awarded for best original costume. Call (631) 351-3250 for more information and to check space availability.
Admission: Members $15.00, Non-members: $20
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Halloween Family Fun at the Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, N.Y.
1:00pm – 4:00pm – It’s a Halloween celebration at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages. Bring the kids in costume for an afternoon of trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting, storytelling, crafts and circus arts with Marvelous Marvin and a special Flamenco dance performance by Sol Y Sombra. It’s easy to get to the museum in historic Stony Brook Village.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Halloween Festival in Stony Brook Village, Scarecrow Competition, Stony Brook, N.Y.
3:00pm – 5:00pm – The village of Stony Brook will be celebrating Halloween at the Stony Brook Village Center, Main Street on the Harbor. The fall festivities include mini-pumpkin give aways, trick or treating, a scarecrow competition, potato sack races and a dance performance by the Spotlight Dance Academy at 4:00pm. Prizes for the best scarecrow will be awarded at 3:30pm. The village is also taking this opportunity to acknowledge Breast Cancer Awareness month by displaying pink ribbons during the festival and scarecrow costumes will be mostly in pink.
I hope you have a chance to go out this weekend and enjoy Halloween, Long Island style. Have a safe and happy Halloween.
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