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ROCKLAND HALLOWEEN EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

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Calling all witches, goblins, ghouls and ghosts! There's Halloween family fun to be had all month! Kids are sure to have ghoulishly good time with this list of Halloween parties, haunted houses, pumpkin picking, spooky storytelling, and much more in Rockland!



Saturday, October 11


BOO AT THE ZOO: A long tradition in family fun, the Bronx Zoo's annual Boo at the Zoo is filled with activities from magic shows to spooky stories, music, costume parades, pumpkin carving demonstrations, treat stations, keeper chats and sing-along hayrides. And while you're therere, don't forget to visit the zoo's bats, black cats and other Halloween favorites. 11am. Age: AD. Adults $15, children $11, seniors $13, Bronx Zoo, at Fordham Road. Bronx River Parkway, Bronx. 718-367-1010. www.bronxzoo.com.

Sunday, October 12


BOO AT THE ZOO: A long tradition in family fun, the Bronx Zoo's annual Boo at the Zoo is filled with activities from magic shows to spooky stories, music, costume parades, pumpkin carving demonstrations, treat stations, keeper chats and sing-along hayrides. And while you're therere, don't forget to visit the zoo's bats, black cats and other Halloween favorites. Age: AD. Bronx Zoo, at Fordham Road. Bronx River Parkway, Bronx. 718-367-1010. www.bronxzoo.com.

Monday, October 13


BOO AT THE ZOO: A long tradition in family fun, the Bronx Zoo's annual Boo at the Zoo is filled with activities from magic shows to spooky stories, music, costume parades, pumpkin carving demonstrations, treat stations, keeper chats and sing-along hayrides. And while you're therere, don't forget to visit the zoo's bats, black cats and other Halloween favorites. Age: AD. Bronx Zoo, at Fordham Road. Bronx River Parkway, Bronx. 718-367-1010. www.bronxzoo.com.

Saturday, October 18


BOO AT THE ZOO: A long tradition in family fun, the Bronx Zoo's annual Boo at the Zoo is filled with activities from magic shows to spooky stories, music, costume parades, pumpkin carving demonstrations, treat stations, keeper chats and sing-along hayrides. And while you're therere, don't forget to visit the zoo's bats, black cats and other Halloween favorites. Age: AD. Bronx Zoo, at Fordham Road. Bronx River Parkway, Bronx. 718-367-1010. www.bronxzoo.com.


FALL FAIR: Seasonal activities include hay rides, make-your-own caramel apples, and candle-dipping. Also enjoy artisans, great food and music. to 10:00am.6pm. Age: All ages. FREE. Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road , Chestnut Ridge. 845-356-2514. www.gmws.org.

Friday, October 24


ZOO BOO: Children and their parents are invited to the the Bergen County Zoo for its annual Zoo Boo Halloween celebration. The nighttime event features trick-or-treat stations throughout the zoo, costumed characters, spooky scenes, smoke machines, sound effects, storytelling, and magic shows. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on October 1 at 9am at the zoo entrance. This popular event is said to sell out quickly. to 9pm.6pm. Age: YE, TW, TE, AD. Adults $5, children $5, Bergen County Zoological Park, Van Saun County Park , Paramus. 201-262-3771. http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/Parks/Parks/zoo/Story%20Time.htm.

Saturday, October 25


HALLOWEEN PARADE: New York City has the East Village and Rockland County has Nyack as the site of a parade for what has become one of the most popular holidays in America, Halloween. This event is said to attract thousands of participants and spectators from throughout the tri-state area. Prizes are awarded in several categories for costumed marchers. The parade also features a $1,000 Grand Prize for Best Float. Everyone is invited to come in costume. Assembly starts at 4pm.5:30pm. Age: All ages. FREE. Nyack Chamber of Commerce , Main Street and South Broadway, Nyack. 845-353-2221. www.nyack-ny.com.


ZOO BOO: Children and their parents are invited to the Bergen County Zoo for its annual Zoo Boo Halloween celebration. The nighttime event features trick-or-treat stations throughout the zoo, costumed characters, spooky scenes, smoke machines, sound effects, storytelling, and magic shows. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on October 1 at 9am at the zoo entrance. This popular event is said to sell out quickly. Saturday's event also takes place 1:00 to 4:00pm for younger celebrants. to 9pm.Age: YE, TW, TE, AD. Bergen County Zoological Park, Van Saun County Park , Paramus. 201-262-3771. http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/Parks/Parks/zoo/Story%20Time.htm.

Sunday, October 26


CABBAGE NIGHT FAMILY FESTIVAL: Cabbage Night has been a Bergen County tradition since 1683. This year's event features live music, pony rides, hay rides, face painting, disk art splash painting, storytelling, bouncy houses, and pumpkin painting. Every family gets a pumpkin while supplies last. The event is geared towards children under the age of 11 and will take place rain or shine. Children must be accompanied by an adult. to 5:00pm.1pm. Age: All ages. FREE. James A. McFaul Environmental Center, Crescent Avenue, Wykcoff. 201-891-5571.


NEW CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESENTS 'OCTOBERFEST':New City Chamber of Commerce presents "Octoberfest" for a day of pumpkin decorating,Costume contest, music, food & fun! 12 - 6pm .12pm. Age: All ages. New City Courthouse Lawn, Please check our website for more info, New City. 845-638-1395. http://www.newcitychamberofcommerce.org/.

Tuesday, October 28


GHOST INVESTIGATOR: LINDA ZIMMERMANN: Author Linda Zimmermann will present stories from her latest ghost investigations that contribute to her recent volume of work, "Ghost Investigations Vol. VIII" Books will be available for purchase and signing. 7pm. Age: TW, TE, AD. FREE. Sloatsburg Public Library, 1 Liberty Rock Road, Sloatsburg. 845-753-2001.

Wednesday, October 29


HALLOWEEN PARTY: Come in costume for a fun and not-too-spooky afternoon of games, prizes, and trick-or-treating. Bring your library card to register. For ages 4-11. to 5:00pm.4pm. Age: YE. FREE. Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Rosman Center Community Room 301, 10 West Ramapo road, Garnerville. 845-786-3800. www.hkdpl.org.

Friday, October 31


FRIDAY EVENING STORYTIME: Enjoy Friday evening storytime in the children's section of this mega-bookstore at the mega-Palisades Mall. This is a great opportunity for one parent to shop while the other enjoys some quality time with the kids. Look for occasional guest appearances by costumed charaters. 5:30pm. Age: TOD, YE. Barnes & Noble, Palisades Center, West Nyack. 845-348-4701. 



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