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KIDS HALLOWEEN EVENTS & ACTIVITIES SUFFOLK 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 Suffolk County, Long Island! Spooky storytelling, trick-or-treating, parties, costume contests, festivals.... it's all here!

 


Saturday, 3

WEEKEND VISITS: Visit the farm and pick pumpkins, ride through a haunted hayride, check out the big swing in the woods and feed the farm animals every Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of October. 12pm. Age: All. $6 adults; $5 kids. Benner's Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, East Setauket. 631-689-8172. www.bennersfarm.com.

PUMPKINFEST!: Celebrate fall with the annual PumpkinFest! Admission includes a pumpkin, wagon ride, crafts, music, children's entertainment, corn maze, games and much more. Food and craft vendors on site. 11am. Age: All. $10. Suffolk County Farm and Education Center, 350 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank. 631-852-4600. www.cce.cornell.edu/suffolk.

BORELLAS HARVEST FALL FESTIVAL:  Enjoy a hayride through a corn maze, pick your own pumpkin off a vine from the pumpkin patch, and enjoy food including hot roasted buttered corn, homemade fruit pies, breads and cookies. Kids can also play on bounce and slide inflatables and enjoy music from a live D.J. 10am. Age: All. $12; under 3 FREE. Borellas Farm Stand, 485 Edgewood Avenue, St. James.631-862-7330.


Sunday, 4

WEEKEND VISITS:  See October 3.

PUMPKINFEST!:  See October 3.

BORELLAS HARVEST FALL FESTIVAL:  See October 3.


Saturday, 10

WEEKEND VISITS:  See October 3.

BORELLAS HARVEST FALL FESTIVAL:
  See October 3.

 

Sunday, 11

BORELLAS HARVEST FALL FESTIVAL:  See October 3.

 

Monday, 12

BORELLAS HARVEST FALL FESTIVAL:  See October 3.

 

Tuesday, 13

PUMPKIN CUT-OUT COOKIES: Celebrate Halloween by making cut out pumpkin cookies. Contact Adele Bennett to sign up. For ages 8-14. Bring a rolling pin, cookie sheet and cookie cutters. 6:45pm. Age: TW, TE. FREE. Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Avenue, Brentwood. 631-273-7883. www.brentwoodlibrary.org.

Thursday, 15


CRAFTING WITH JOANNE: SPOOKY CAT: Kids in grades k-5 make a spooky cat craft in celebration of Halloween. Register October 8. 4:30pm. Age: YE, TW. FREE. South Huntington Public Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station. 631-549-4411. www.shpl.info.


Friday, 16


21ST ANNUAL SPOOKY WALK:
This year's walk is expected to be the scariest Halloween walk on Long Island. The walk is also the longest- at 45-60 minutes. Younger kids welcome if parents think they can handle it. The proceeds benefit the handicapped children at Pa-Qua-Tuck. Food, drinks and souvenirs will be sold at the end of the walk. 7pm. Age: YE, TW, TE, AD. $12. Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, Chet Swezey Road, Center Moriches. 631-878-1070. www.camppaquatuck.com; www.spookywalk.com.

TIKI'S TRAIL OF TERROR: The golf course is converted into a trail of terror. Walk the trail without screaming and running. Scenes of gore and petrifying actors will terrify brave thrill seekers. 7:30pm. Age: All. $13. TIki Action Park (formerly Castle Golf), 1878 Middle Country Road, Centereach. 631-471-1267. www.tikiactionpark.com.

 

Saturday, 17

SCARECROWS ON THE GREEN: Kids create a scarecrow on the Westhampton Beach Village Green and enter a contest for Best Scarecrow. We'll supply the frame and straw stuffing; bring the clothes and a wacky imagination. Registration required. 2pm. Age: All. FREE. Westhampton Free Library, 28 Library Avenue, Westhampton Beach. 631-288-3335. wham.suffolk.lib.ny.us/default.php.

BORELLAS HARVEST FALL FESTIVAL:  See October 3.

21ST ANNUAL SPOOKY WALK:  See October 16.

TIKI'S TRAIL OF TERROR: See October 16.

 

Sunday, 18

BORELLAS HARVEST FALL FESTIVAL:  See October 3.

 

Wednesday, 21

HALLOWEEN CRAFTS: Kids make crafts for Halloween. Ages 9 and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. 4pm. Age: YE, TW. FREE. Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library, 2650 Main Road, Cutchogue. 631-734-6360. www.cutchoguelibrary.org.


Thursday, 22

MAX AND RUBY HALLOWEEN: Kids ages 3-5 celebrate Halloween with characters Max and Ruby, make a creepy craft and listen to a story. 12pm. Age: TOD, YE. FREE. Hauppauge Public Library, 601 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge. 631-979-1600. hauppauge.suffolk.lib.ny.us.

 

Friday, 23

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 BUG BASH: Enjoy a party with Erik Callender and his many-legged friends. Children are invited to get an early start on Halloween week, and come in costume. They'll enjoy art activities and snacks, and watch the 'Bug Show' at 5pm. 4:30pm. Age: All. $7; under 1 FREE. Children's Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-8250. www.cmee.org.

21ST ANNUAL SPOOKY WALK: See October 16.

TIKI'S TRAIL OF TERROR:  See October 16.

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

BORELLAS HARVEST FALL FESTIVAL:  See October 3

WEEKEND VISITS:  See October 3.

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. Call 516-224-5802. 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.

PUMPKIN FLING: Families construct a catapult, trebuchet or other device to propel pumpkins into a field. (OR they can just watch others). Contestants are judged on distance, accuracy, and most creative design. 11am. Age: All. FREE. Suffolk County Farm and Education Center, 350 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank. 631-852-4600. www.cce.cornell.edu/suffolk.

DARK SOUNDINGS: TWO STORIES, ONE ACTOR, MAXIMUM FEAR: Greg Oliver Bodine presents The Screaming Skull and The Upper Berth - two classic ghost stories. Registration required. 7pm. Age: All. FREE. Westhampton Presbyterian Church, 90 Meeting House Road, Westhampton Beach. 631-288-2576. www.westhamptonpresbyterian.org.

TRICKS, TREATS, TENTACLES - AND MORE!: Celebrate Halloween and go trick-or-treating among slithering sharks, eerie eels, and slimy snakes. Kids take part in games, interactive story time, and spooky science exhibits. Enjoy crafts, including making "boo"tiful "boo"kmarks.Kids in costume receive 50% off admission. 11am. Age: All. Adults $21.50 plus tax; seniors 62 and up and children 3-17 $18.50 plus tax; 2 and under FREE. Atlantis Marine World, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-208-9200. www.atlantismarineworld.com.

21ST ANNUAL SPOOKY WALK: See October 16.

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.

TIKI'S TRAIL OF TERROR:  See October 16.

 

Sunday, 25

HALLOWEEN PARADE: Enjoy a Halloween parade and go to the Deepwells Farm for a Not Too Scary Haunted House. Line up at 12:30pm.1pm. Age: All. FREE., Capital One Bank, Woodlawn and Lake Avenue, ends at St.James Gazebo, St.James. 631-584-8510. www.stjameschamber.org.

HALLOWEEN PARTY: This 15th annual Halloween bash includes plastercraft painting, pizza, cupcake decorating, costume parade, music, dancing, games and prizes. Pre-registration is required. Ages 3 & up. 4pm.Age: All. $20. Plasterkraze, 1310 Middle Country Road, Selden. 631-689-5231. www.plasterkraze.com.

WEEKEND VISITS:  See October 3.

TRICKS, TREATS, TENTACLES - AND MORE!: See October 24.

FALL FESTIVAL:  See October 3.

TIKI'S TRAIL OF TERROR:  See October 16.

BORELLAS HARVEST FALL FESTIVAL:  See October 3.

OUT NIGHT OUT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Enjoy this story time in the planetarium for very young children and their families. Reservations recommended.  6pm; 7:30pm. Age: TOD; YE.  $8. The Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport. 631-854-5579. www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

 

Monday, 26

HALLOWEEN BASH:  See October 23.

TIKI'S TRAIL OF TERROR:  See October 16.


Tuesday, 27

TIKI'S TRAIL OF TERROR:  See October 16.


Wednesday, 28

TIKI'S TRAIL OF TERROR:  See October 16.

PUMPKIN CARVING: Bring the family to the library to create your own jack-o-lantern. Carving kits will be provided, but bring your own pumpkin-at least 8 pounds and only one per family. 6pm. Age: All. FREE. Copiague Memorial Public Library, 50 Deauville Boulevard, Copiague. 631-691-1111. www.copiaguelibrary.org.


Thursday, 29

TIKI'S TRAIL OF TERROR:  See October 16.

 

Friday, 30

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.

TIKI'S TRAIL OF TERROR:  See October 16.


Saturday, 31

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN: Families can enjoy a special planetarium, laser and mansion tours. Check website for more information.  Times TBD. Age: All.  Call for price. The Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport. 631-854-5579. www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

WEEKEND VISITS: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN: Ride through a haunted hayride from 6pm-8pm. Appropriate for ages 3 and up. Come early with the little ones. Also, check out the big swing in the woods, go pumpkin picking and feed the farm animals. Haunted Hayride from 6pm.12pm. Age: All. $6 adults; $5 kids. Benner's Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, East Setauket. 631-689-8172. www.bennersfarm.com.

TRICKS, TREATS, TENTACLES - AND MORE!:  See October 24.

19TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: Go trick-or-treating for candy at all village shops, enjoy children's games, a spooky Halloween exhibition by Spotlight Dance Academy and the Children's Costume and Walkie Bear from WALK radio. Scarecrows on display, free mini-pumpkins and more. 2pm. Age: All. FREE. Ward Melville Heritage Organization, Stony Brook Village Center, Stony Brook. 631-751-2244. www.wmho.org.

FALL FESTIVAL: See October 3.

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.

THE WIZARD OF OZ: This classic story comes to the stage. 2pm. Age: All. $10. BroadHollow Theatre at BayWay Arts Center, 265 East Main Street, East Islip. 631-581-2700. www.broadhollow.org.

STORYBOOK HALLOWEEN AT THE LIBRARY: Boys, girls, moms and dads and grandparents are invited to come to the library and trick or treat with their favorite storybook and nursery rhyme friends. Call to register by October 19th. 12:30pm. Age: All. FREE. Harbor Fields Library, 31 Broadway, Greenlawn. 631-757-4200. harb.suffolk.lib.ny.us.

BORELLAS HARVEST FALL FESTIVAL:  See October 3.

TIKI'S TRAIL OF TERROR:  See October 16.


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