by Dee Saunders October 4, 2013

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Find the top things to do this month with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

Find fun Halloween parties, spooky family shows, harvest fairs and festivals, haunted houses and walks, and trick-or-treating events for kids and families in Nassau County, Long Island.

Also see: Best Halloween Events in Suffolk County, Long Island


Outdoor Halloween Events

Fall Festival Family Fun
Hicks Nurseries, Westbury
Sept. 21 - Oct. 31
Take a picture with Otto the Ghost, enjoy a hayride down a decorated trail and visit with the farm animals. And while you're there enjoy fresh picked apples, fudge, roasted corn, popcorn, apple cider, candy apples and other fall treats! An animated children's story, featuring Otto the Ghost, leads children and adults through a new story each year that focuses on friendship, family, and Halloween cheer. In addition, children and adults are encouraged to grow their own pumpkins to enter in the giant pumpkin contest and get creative with carving and decorating for the annual pumpkin carving contest.

Rise of the Jack O Lanterns

Rise of the Jack O' Lanterns
Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury
Oct. 4 - Nov. 3:

The Rise of the Jack O' Lanterns is a Halloween destination at Old Westbury Gardens featuring more than 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins in fantastic formations. Walk the illuminated trail through the garden grounds as the spooky mansion looms in the background.

Spooky Fest
Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Rockville Centre
Oct. 18-20, 25-27

Wooded paths are transformed with eerie lighting, special effects, and characters along the way.

1880s Haunted Halloween
Old Bethpage Village Restoration Fairgrounds, Old Bethpage
Oct. 19-20, 26-27
Haunted Halloween at the Mysterious Village will include Monster Scavenger Hunt, "Tales of Our Local Grave Digger," jack-o'-lantern carving demonstrations, "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" performances, a tarot card reader, broom-making for witches, and much more.

Where to Go Trick-or-Treating

Pumpkin Park
Adventureland Amusement Park, Farmingdale
Oct. 26
A decorated pumpkin path leads children and parents through Adventureland where they will encounter friendly characters and visit magic shows and tattoo artists. Along the way they will walk along 'Sweet' street to get treats from park staff and local sponsors.

2nd Annual Harvest Festival
The Bridge Church, Malverne
Oct. 26
Come and enjoy plenty of family fun and activities for everyone including free bounce houses, face painting, airbrush tattoos, games, and much more. Kids: Don't miss the free Trunk O' Treating featuring more than 20 decorated car trunks filled with candy.

Halloween in the Kitchen

Halloween Cookie Baking
Celebrations in the Kitchen, Hicksville
Oct. 24-30
This creative cookie baking class will have you creating all your very own favorite Halloween cookies, from bats to cats, ghosts' witches and so much more! Get ready to dig into an abundance of cookie dough to create and decorate these ghoulish goodies. Don't forget to wear a fun costume.

Halloween Haunted House Creations
Celebrations in the Kitchen, Hicksville
Oct. 24-30
This Spooky Halloween House is a classic for this fun time of year. Guests will enjoy creating their very own chocolate (or cookie) house complete with bats, ghosts, jack-o-lanterns and more. Don't forget to dress up with your costume and reserve your spot for this wonderful event.

Halloween Spooktacular
What's Cooking?, Oyster Bay
Oct. 24-25
There are no tricks to these treats! What's Cooking? has brewed a Halloween special for our chefs. From tasty treats to ghoulish cookies and desserts, these recipes are as delicious as they are spooky. Decorate a Giant Chocolate Haunted House. Enjoy a main course while there.


Ghostly Gala at Long Island Childrens MuseumHalloween Parties & Festivals

Ghostly Gala
Long Island Children's Museum, Garden City
Oct. 26
Celebrate Halloween in a fun, safe, and spooky way. Show off your costume, decorate your own goody bag, do some gallery trick-or-treating, get your face painted, meet live animals, listen to creepy music throughout the museum and make some cool and creepy craft projects to take home.

Not So Scary Halloween Glow Jump
Pump It Up, Great Neck
Oct. 11, 25
Dress in your best costume for fun Halloween-themed jumping on giant inflatables. Price includes 80 minutes of GLOW jumping followed by 40 minutes in the brightly lit party room for a Spooky Halloween craft and ice cream cake. Each child with a paid admission will also receive a special treat. All children in costume will be entered to win an awesome Pump It Up Prize. The staff will be dressed and ready to play and parents are encouraged to come in costume as well.

Halloween Party
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, Seaford
Oct. 16
It's the annual haunted Halloween at the mysterious museum event. Come enjoy animal presentations, crafts, and games. Costumes are encouraged.

Halloween Fun Festival
Madison Theatre at Molloy College, Rockville Centre
Oct. 26
Come to this community festival that celebrates the fall harvest. An overload of activities such as a pumpkin-decorating patch, haunted house, scarecrow garden, corn maze, cupcake decorating, mask-making, costume contest, bowling, tons of food, family concert, dancers, and music. Wear a costume and be part of a parade. Costume contest prizes will be awarded.


Not for the Faint-Hearted

Bayville Scream Park
Sept. 13 - Nov. 3
Featuring five haunted houses: Bloodworth Haunted Mansion, Uncle Needle's Fun House of Fear, Temple of Terror, Zombie Pirates, and Evil in the Woods.

Darkness Rising Haunted House
Oct. 4-31
A terrifyingly great haunt with fantastic special effects. Parents: Please use discretion when taking young children. The proceeds are donated to charity.

Adventureland's Nightmare on the Midway
Oct. 5 - Nov. 2
Debuting in October 2013, Adventureland's Nightmare on the Midway will be the premiere haunted destination on Long Island. It is an admission-based event. The premier ticket gives guests access to all rides and all four haunted attractions in the park. Parents please use discretion and call before visiting with small children.


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