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Happauge Haunted House offers Family Fun Days for ‘Not So Scary’ Experience

Happauge Haunted House offers Family Fun Days for ‘Not So Scary’ Experience

Chamber of Horrors Haunted House in Happauge is offering Family Fun Days for a 'not so scary' experience for kids.

Top Activities for Kids in October in the NYC Region

Top Activities for Kids in October in the NYC Region

Whether you’re looking for kids’ activities right in your backyard or a day trip away, here are our favorite October family highlights.

A Haunted History of the Jack-O’-Lantern

A Haunted History of the Jack-O’-Lantern

Why do we carve scary faces into pumpkins on Halloween anyway?

How to Carve a Pumpkin

How to Carve a Pumpkin

Expert tips on how to get your pumpkin to put its best face forward

RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns Comes to Long Island & New Jersey

RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns Comes to Long Island & New Jersey

This fall, families can see amazing jack o’lantern displays when RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns makes its much-anticipated New Jersey debut and also returns to Long Island.

Local Farms to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Local Farms to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

One of the most beloved television specials of all time, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, is turning 50 this year, and farms across the country are set to celebrate the special anniversary this fall.

Celebrate Day of the Dead!

Celebrate Day of the Dead!

This traditional Mexican celebration, also known as Dia De Los Muertos, is happening in family-friendly ways all over town.

Win 4 Tickets to Strasburg Rail Road and Hotel Stay

Win 4 Tickets to Strasburg Rail Road and Hotel Stay

As, part of our Halloween giveaways, you can enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to Strasburg Rail Road's Murder Mystery Dinner Train on Oct. 25, plus an overnight stay at Clarion Inn at Historic Strasburg. This is a family-friendly Halloween event.

Ghost Tours, UFO Sites, and Haunted Places in the Hudson Valley

Ghost Tours, UFO Sites, and Haunted Places in the Hudson Valley

These hair-raising places will spook your socks off this Halloween season. Find ghost tours and haunted sites in Columbia County, Dutchess County, Orange County, and Ulster County that are part of the Haunted History Trail of New York State.

Tips on How to Prep for the Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze by a Westchester Mom of 2
Family Outing: Van Cortlandt Manor

Family Outing: Van Cortlandt Manor

Though it may best be known for its Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze, one of the New York City area's biggest annual Halloween events, Westchester County's Van Cortlandt Manor on the Hudson River is full of Colonial charm all year round. Get the details on its historical mansion, plus annual favorites like Independence Day 1801, River Day, and Candlelight Tours.




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