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KIDS HALLOWEEN EVENTS & ACTIVITIES IN NASSAU COUNTY, LONG ISLAND - 2009

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by Rebecca Forbes

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Check out these fun filled Halloween events and activities for kids and families in Nassau County, Long Island! Spooky storytelling, trick-or-treating, costume contests, festivals, haunted houses.... it's all here!

 

 

Saturday, 3


VALLEY STREAM FALL FESTIVAL: Celebrate Fall with a festival full of arts and crafts, antiques and gifts. 11am. Age: All. Call for price. Hendrickson Park, Merrick Road, Valley Stream. 631-724-5966.


HARVEST FESTIVAL: This fair features crafts and other children's activities, a pumpkin patch, and musical entertainment. 10am. Age: All. Call for pricing. Yours, Ours, Mine Community Center, 152 Center Lane, Levittown. 516-735-5901.


Thursday, 8


LITTLE CHEFS: SWEET SKULL CUPCAKES: In celebration of Halloween, decorate a spooky cupcake with a sweet "skull" on top using junior mints, chocolate chips, and marshmallows! Open to ages 2 1/2 - K. Registration suggested. 4pm. Age: TOD, YE. FREE. Mineola Public Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola. 516-746-8488. www.nassaulibrary.org/mineola.


Saturday, 10

13th ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL: Pick your own pumpkin at the pumpkin patch, enjoy craft vendors, a carousel, hay wagon and fire engine rides, puppet shows and live music, food and more. There will also be a kids' costume parade from the Recreation Center to the Plaza. 10am-4pm, with the parade at noon. Age: All. FREE. The City of Long Beach, Kennedy Plaza and National Boulevard, Long Beach. 516-431-1000. www.longbeachny.org.


KIDS COSTUME CONTEST: Kids participate in a Halloween costume contest. 3pm. Age: All. FREE. Valley Stream Historical Society, 143 Hendrickson Avenue, Valley Stream. 516-561-2115.


PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL: Pick pumpkins, enjoy face painting, storytelling, entertainment, and food. Call for time. Age: All. Call for pricing. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3434 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown. 516-731-7387.


Sunday, 11


13th ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL:   See October 10.


PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL:  See October 10.


Friday, 16


HAUNTED HANGARS AND SPOOKY CAROUSEL:
Visit the Spooky Carousel, featuring the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a kid-friendly event with painting, crafts, trick-or-treating and carousel rides. Or view Haunted Hangars, with over 100,000 square-feet of ghoulish aviation hangars. Visit the website for details. evening hours; call for time. Age: All. $10. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City. 516-572-4111. www.cradleofaviation.org.


Saturday, 17


FALL FRESHWATER FISHING & CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL
: This festival features demonstrations and outdoor exhibits. Learn how to go fly fishing, go casting for pumpkins and decorate pumpkins, and more. 10am. Age: All. $4 adults; kids under 12 FREE; $6 parking. Hempstead Lake State Park, Eagle Avenue & Lake Drive, West Hempstead. 516-766-1029. www.nysparks.state.ny.us/parks.

HAUNTED HANGARS AND SPOOKY CAROUSEL: See October 16.

PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL: See October 10.


Sunday, 18


PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL: See October 10.


Monday, 19


REGISTRATION FOR HALLOWEEN C.A.P. PROJECT: Register for this crafts project that will take place October 24th for kids ages 5-12 years.. 10:30am. Locations in Elmont, Hicksville, Lakeview & Baldwin. 516-292-9000. www.toh.li.


Friday, 23


HAUNTED HANGARS AND SPOOKY CAROUSEL: See October 16.


BAT WALK: Families can stroll through the grounds and view these important citizens of the gardens' ecosystem. 5:30pm. Age: All. $10; $8 seniors over 62; $5 children ages 7-12; free for children 6 and under. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury. 516-333-0048. www.oldwestburygardens.org.

HALLOWEEN BASH: Decorate haunted houses and pumpkins and cook up some ghoulish but delicious recipes. 3pm for ages 3-5; 5:30pm for ages 6 and up. Age: TOD, YE, TW. $45. What's Cooking, 30 East Main Street, Oyster Bay. 516-922-COOK.


Saturday, 24


HAUNTED HANGARS AND SPOOKY CAROUSEL:
See October 16.


HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HOUSE: Visit the farm's haunted house for thrills and chills and enjoy hayrides, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples. 4pm. Age: YE, TW, TE, AD. $4. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. 718-347-3276. www.queensfarm.org.


8TH ANNUAL GHOSTLY GALA: Kids come dressed in costume, decorate a goody bag, go gallery trick-or-treating, listen to creepy music, create creepy craft projects, meet live animals and get their faces painted. Special guests from the Bat Conservancy will be in the theater, who will introduce kids to bats from around the world. Advanced tickets required.  6pm. Age: All. $9; plus an additional $4 for bat conservancy. Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City. 516-224-5800. www.licm.org.


HALLOWEEN C.A.P. PROJECT: Kids ages 5-12 and their parents complete an exciting Halloween craft project together. Registration on October 19 at 10:30am. 11:30am. Age: YE, TW. $7. Locations in Elmont, Hicksville, Lakeview & Baldwin. 516-292-9000. www.toh.li.

 


GHOST STORIES & LEGENDS OF FIRE ISLAND
: Listen to tales of eerie happenings along the barrier beach. Dress warmly and bring blankets and flashlights. 7pm. Age: All. FREE. Fire Island Lighthouse, Robert Moses Parking Field 4, Robert Moses Causeway, Fire Island. 631-321-7028. www.fireislandlighthouse.com.


PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL: See October 10.


EDIBLE HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN PATCH:
Kids create their own pumpkin patch by decorating fall cookie cutter lollipops with colorful fondant and decorations. Then, "plant" them in a beautiful box filled with marshmallows and a variety of delicious candy. Registration recommended. 2pm. Age: YE, TW. FREE with $2 materials fee per child. Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage. 516-931-3907. www.nassaulibrary.org/bethpage.

 

Sunday, 25


HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HOUS
E: See October 24.


CHILDREN'S FALL FESTIVAL: Kids can wear their Halloween costumes and visit the haunted house (open 1 pm-7pm ages 4-12 $4) as well as enjoy traditional games, including sack races and trinkets-in-the-haystack, plus pony rides and a petting zoo. Professional character look-a-likes will also roam the farm. Enjoy country western music and craft displays of fall items and food. 11am. Age: All. $5. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. 718-347-3276. www.queensfarm.org.

 

PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL:  See October 10.


Monday, 26


HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HOUS
E:  See October 24.


HALLOWEEN BASH
: See October 23.


Wednesday, 28


ITSY BITSY SPIDER BAG: Decorate a spider bag made of foam with glitter, pom poms and crawly things. Registration begins October 7. 3:30pm. Age: TOD, YE, AD. FREE. Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main Street, Oyster Bay. 516-922-1212. www.oysterbaylibrary.org.


Thursday, 29


4TH ANNUAL 'CELEBRATING CHILDREN' PARTY
: The Education & Assistance Corporation (EAC) hosts this evening of Halloween activities and games as well as a children's costume parade. Dinner included. Proceeds will benefit EAC's programs that protect children with a special focus on the EAC Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center. 6pm. Age: All. $75 adults; $25 for kids 6-14; under 5 FREE. Crest Hollow Country Club, 8325 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury. 516-692-8000. www.cresthollow.com.

 

Friday, 30


THE TWILIGHT PUMPKIN SPECTACULAR: Illuminated jack o'lanterns will cover the gorgeous grounds of the museum. Spooky music and sound effects add to the mysterious merriment as hand-carved pumpkins, arranged by theme, bring delightful surprises at each meandering pathway. Tickets are sold for timed entry; advance ticket sales only. 6pm. Age: All. $14 adults and seniors; $7 kids 12 and under; FREE under 5. Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 516-484-9337. www.nassaumuseum.com.

HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN PARTY: Take a leisurely hayride on the grounds, visit a mad scientists laboratory where you will make gobs of sticky flesh, take a moonlight walk through a haunted forest, get nose to nose with creepy critters, and venture underground into the haunted cavern. Also enjoy Face painting, a spooky story, trick-or-treating and refreshments. Registration recommended. Call 516-627-9400x10. 6:30pm. Age: All. Adults FREE; $15 child. Science Museum of Long Island, 1526 North Plandome Road, Plandome. 516-627-9400. www.smli.org.


Saturday, 31


SPOOKY HALLOWEEN TALES AND LEGENDS
: Pre-K through sixth graders can come in costume and enjoy stories, legends, face painting, puppets, music and raffles. To register, contact Carolyn Diglio at 631-427-5240 x113. 11am.Age: All. $6.75/child; chaperones FREE. Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington. 631-427-5240 ext 112. www.waltwhitman.org.


HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HOUSE
: See October 24.


THE TWILIGHT PUMPKIN SPECTACULAR
: See October 30.


KIDGITS HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR: The lower level of the mall will be transformed into a Halloween event for kids. Call for more information. 1pm. Age: All. FREE. The Source Mall, 1504 Old Country Road, Westbury. 516-228-2110. www.simon/mall.


PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL
: See October 10.


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