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WESTCHESTER 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 Westchester!



Saturday, October 4


MAKE YOUR OWN SCARECROW: Bring pillowcases for heads, poles for bodies, scarecrow clothes with strings and pins to hold it all together. Hay will be provided. Must register. 12:30pm and 2:30pm.10:30am. Age: TOD, YE, TW. FREE. Chappaqua Library, 195 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua. 914-238-4779. www.chappaqualibrary.org.


SCARECROW INVASION: Explore one or all six hundred scarecrows that look like famous artists and historical figures created by local students. Participate in the scavenger hunt and try your luck at a raffle for a family pass to Boofest. 10:30am. Age: All ages. $5 Adults, free children under 12. Lyndhurst , 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown. 914-631-4481. www.lyndhurst.org.

Sunday, October 5


KIDTOONS: SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN: Halloween film about how being different can be better. Sundays and Tuesdays.10am. Age: All ages. $3.50. City Center 15: Cinema De Lux, 19 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains. 914-747-6000. www.nationalamusements.com.

Saturday, October 11


HALLOWEEN DANCE PROGRAM: The Tappan Zee Dance Group will present a Halloween performance. Fairies, gnomes and mystical creatures inspired by the Legend of Sleepy Hollow will be featured. 4pm. Age: All ages. FREE. Dobbs Ferry Public Library, 55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry . 914-693-6614. www.dobbsferrylibrary.org.

Sunday, October 12


PUMPKIN PICKIN: Hop on a hayride to the pumpkin patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin. 11am. Age: All ages. $2, pumpkin fee additional. Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah. 914-864-7282. www.muscootfarm.org.


CREATURES THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT: Discover and learn about some of the Nature Center's spookiest animals. Naturalist Educator Jennifer Sloan leads this program in the spirit of Halloween. 2pm. Age: All ages. $5. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale. 914-723-3470. www.greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Monday, October 13


HALLOWEEN HOWLS: Celebrate Halloween with a puppet show and party. 2pm. Age: YE. FREE. Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose. 914-739-0795. www.henhudfreelibrary.org.

Friday, October 17


MAGIC POTIONS SCIENCE LAB : Celebrate the Halloween season by brewing and experimenting with magic potions. For children in grades 1 to 4.Tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the start of the program. Please arrive early. 4:30pm. Age: YE. FREE. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains. 914-422-1400. www.whiteplainslibrary.org.

Saturday, October 18


FAMILY FUN FALL FESTIVAL: Paint Halloween and Thanksgiving scenes on downtown store windows. Small children can design their own masks to wear during the holidays. 10am. Age: All ages. FREE. City of New Rochelle, New Roc City , New Rochelle. 914-654-2000. www.newrochelleny.com.


HALLOWEEN WINDOW PAINTING: Walk around the village and paint your favorite Halloween scenes on windows. Every child will receive a prize. Register at the Recreation Department. 12pm. Age: TOD, YE. $10. FREE. Village of Pleasantville, Bedford Road School and Memorial Plaza , Pleasantville. 914-769-1900.


FALL FAIR : Annual event featuring old-fashioned hayrides, make your own apple cider, pumpkin carving, face painting, and live entertainment. Enjoy several types of food, unusual crafts and gifts, and folk dancing. 10am. Age: All ages. FREE. The Green Meadow Waldorf School , 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge. 845-356-2514. www.gmws.org.

Sunday, October 19


AUTUMN CELEBRATION : Bask in the wonders of the fall season. Listen to music, take a hayride, and paint pumpkins. Crafts, games, pony rides and more. 11am. Age: All ages. FREE. Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah. 914-864-7282. www.muscootfarm.org.


PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: Celebrate the harvest and enjoy live music, crafts, food vendors, and a farmer's market. Sail away with tours on the "Woody Guthrie" and "Sloop Clearwater" ships. 12pm. Age: All ages. FREE. Riverfront Park, Red Flynn Drive , Beacon. 845-542-0721. BeaconSloopClub.org.


HAPPY HALLOWEEN, CURIOUS GEORGE : Illustrator Mary O'Keefe Young reads her new book and demonstrates her drawing technique in continuing H A Rey's beloved Curious George character. 2pm. Age: TOD, YE. FREE. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains. 914-422-1400. www.whiteplainslibrary.org.


SCARECROW FESTIVAL: Celebrating its' 10th year, the festival allows families the opportunity to create and take home their own life-size scarecrow. Plus, face painting, clowns, music, food, and characters from the Wizard of Oz will be available. Proceeds benefit the White Plains Hospital Center. 10am. Age: All ages. $40 per scarecrow. Kids' B.A.S.E., 307 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale. 914-681-2440.


FALL FESTIVAL: Celebrate autumn with cider making, hayrides, petting zoo, scavenger hunts, live music, and more. Plus, make your own scarecrow and compete in a pumpkin carving contest, and leave your creations behind to be used in the Scarecrow and Pumpkins Parade (see October 26). 1pm. Age: All ages. $8-$10, $1 per scarecrow building or pumpkin carving. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale. 914-723-3470. www.greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Monday, October 20


BABY STORYTIME: HALLOWEEN FUN: Storytime for infants to 2 years-old. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis, a half hour prior to the start of the program. 1pm. Age: TOD. FREE. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains. 914-422-1400. www.whiteplainslibrary.org.

Friday, October 24


BOOFEST: Kick off the weekend with this interactive Halloween event featuring barn dancing, a mansion tour, a fortune teller, story telling witches, trick or treating and a tour of the 600 scarecrows. Reservations required. 5pm. Age: All ages. $10 Adults, $7 children 3-12 . Lyndhurst , 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown. 914-631-4481. www.lyndhurst.org.

Saturday, October 25


URCHINS MERCHANTS MARCH AND PUMPKIN PAINTING: Dress up in your Halloween costume and march in the Halloween parade. Pumpkin painting and treats to follow the parade. 10am. Age: TOD, YE. FREE. City of New Rochelle, New Roc City , New Rochelle. 914-654-2000. www.newrochelleny.com.


RAGAMUFFIN PARADE AND HARVEST DAY: Dress up in your Halloween costume and line up for the parade. Pumpkin decorating, rides, face painting and live entertainment will also be available. 11:30am. Age: All ages. FREE. Village of Pleasantville, Bedford Road School and Memorial Plaza , Pleasantville. 914-769-1900.


OWL PROWL: Watch and learn about the owls on a nighttime hike. Pre-registration required. 7pm. Age: YE, TW, TE, AD. $5. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining. 914-762-2912. www.teatown.org.


HOWL & PROWL, PARADE FOR PETS AND PEOPLE: Parade and costume contest for people and their pets. Costumed pets and their owners will gather at the starting line at Greenwich Town Hall and proceed along Greenwich Avenue, ending at Pet Pantry Warehouse at 290 Railroad Avenue where the judging for the costume contest will take place and refreshments will be served. Participation in the parade is free. Pre-registration fee for entry in the costume contest is $20 per person or $35 per family until October 10, after which the fee will be $30 per person and $45 per family. All proceeds go to Adopt-A-Dog's programs. Registration forms will be available at Pet Pantry Warehouse stores in Greenwich and Rye. 1pm. Age: All ages. FREE. Adopt-A-Dog, Inc., Greenwich Town Hall, Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich. 914-948-4264. www.adoptadog.org.


PUMPKIN CARVING PARTY FOR TEENS: Students in grades 6, 7 & 8 are invited to a pumpkin carving party in the 2nd floor meeting room. Carve a classic jack-o-lantern or create your own design. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited so call or email Teen Services Librarian to reserve your place. 1pm. Age: TE. FREE. Greenwich-Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. 203-622-7915. www.greenwichlibrary.org.


FAMILY PUMPKIN CARVING DAY: Select a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and then carve out your own unique creation. Children can also make mini ghosts and scary masks. Reservations are suggested 1pm. Age: All ages. $20 per family. Square House Museum, Rye Historical Society, 1 Purchase Street, Rye. 914-967-7588. www.ryehistoricalsociety.org.


SPOOKTOBERFEST: The daytime portion features hayrides, entertainment, games, music and vendors. The evening portion will feature a frightening hayride and a haunted barn. Parking is available at Ridge Road Park and shuttle service will be provided. 12-3pm children under 10, 7-10pm children over 10 and adults .12pm. Age: All ages. $8-$10. FREE. Hart's Brook Park and Preserve, 156 Ridge Road, Hartsdale. 914-693-8985. www.greenburghny.com.


HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA: Dress up in your costume and get in the spirit of Halloween as you hunt for candy, make crafts, and enjoy apple cider and cookies. 1pm. Age: TOD, YE, TW. $5. Lenoir Nature Preserve, 19 Dudley Street, Yonkers. 914-968-5851.


BOTANICAL HALLOWEEN SHOW: View strange plants, Halloween holiday train, art show and sale. 11am. Age: All ages. FREE. Lasdon Park & Arboretum, Route 35, Somers. 914-864-7263.

Sunday, October 26


BOO WALK: Join the Halloween fun with scavenger hunts and hayrides. 1pm. Age: All ages. $2. Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah. 914-864-7282. www.muscootfarm.org.


THE HAUNTED HUDSON: GHOST STORIES: Find out if there is a ghost in the Boscobel House. Author and renowned paranormal investigator, Linda Zimmermann tells true ghost stories and personally investigates and uncovers startling evidence of the existence of ghosts throughout the tri-state area. Her most recent book "Ghost Investigator Volume 8" will be available for sale and signing. May not be appropriate for children under 10. Space is limited. 3pm. Age: TW, TE, AD. $8 adults, $5 children . Boscobel House & Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison. 845-265-3638. www.boscobel.org.


SCARECROWS AND PUMPKINS PARADE: Dress up in your Halloween costume and follow the friendly scarecrows along the pumpkin trail. Hayrides, cider, treats, and more. 12:30pm. Age: All ages. $7-$9. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale. 914-723-3470. www.greenburghnaturecenter.org.


1ST ANNUAL PTSA HALLOWEEN 5K FUN RUN/WALK : 100 Yard Dash, 1K and 5K run/walk to raise funds for the Byram Hills Parent Teacher Student Association. Plus, Kids Monster Mile and Spooky Yard Dash. Bring a bag of candy to support Halloween on Wampus Avenue. 10am. Age: All ages. FREE. Wampus Brook Pond, Maple Avenue, Armonk . www.bhptsa.org.

Monday, October 27


NOOGIEFEST: Join hundreds of children who have cancer or have a parent with cancer to celebrate Halloween. Trick-or-treating, magic shows, face painting, cookie decorating, jewelry crafts, wand and mask making. 5:30pm. Age: All ages. FREE. Gilda's Club of Westchester, 80 Maple Ave., White Plains. 914-644-8844. www.gildasclubwestchester.org.

Tuesday, October 28


SNACK AND CHAT : Discuss the Halloween book, "Big Pumpkin" by Erica Silverman. Tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis a half hour prior to the program. 4:30pm. Age: YE. FREE. White Plains Library, 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains. 914-422-1400. www.wppl.lib.ny.us.

Wednesday, October 29


HALLOWEEN FUN : Come in your halloween costume to sing, play games and hear Halloween stories. Please register, space is limited. 4:15pm. Age: TOD. FREE. Chappaqua Library, 195 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua. 914-238-4779. www.chappaqualibrary.org.


HALLOWEEN STORIES AND CRAFT : Get in the spirit of the season with Halloween tales and crafts. Registration required. 4:15pm. Age: TOD. FREE. Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose. 914-739-0795. www.henhudfreelibrary.org.


STORIES & STUFF: HALLOWEEN FUN : Drop off your pre-schooler for storytime and crafts with a Halloween theme. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes. Tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis thirty minutes before the start of the program. 10:30am. Age: TOD. FREE. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains. 914-422-1400. www.whiteplainslibrary.org.


PAJAMARAMA FAMILY STORYTIME: HAPPY HALLOWEEN : Bring the family for Halloween storytime, music, activities, and snacks. Wear your Halloween pajamas or costume and bring a stuffed animal friend. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis thirty minutes before the start of program. 7pm. Age: TOD, YE. FREE. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains. 914-422-1400. www.whiteplainslibrary.org.

Thursday, October 30


GHOSTLY PRINTS: Make a spooky ghost door hanger using sponges, paint, and creativity. 12:30pm. Age: TOD. $18-$25. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham. 914-738-2525. www.pelhamartcenter.org.


FIRE BREATHER: Using paper bags, paint, glue, and your imagination, create a dragon head to hang on the door for Halloween. 1:45pm. Age: TOD. $18-$25. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham. 914-738-2525. www.pelhamartcenter.org.


HALLOWEEN HORROR: Miriam Lang Budin and Carol Birch will tell hair-raising stories, followed by the annual "Wrap Your Mummy (or Daddy)" extravaganza. Please register, space is limited. 7pm. Age: YE. FREE. Chappaqua Library, 195 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua. 914-238-4779. www.chappaqualibrary.org.


ENCHANTED ORCHARD AND ANIMAL SHOW: Enjoy a fun walk in the Enchanted Orchard, an animal show, refreshments and plenty of Halloween treats by the fireplace in our historic red barn. Costumes encouraged. 6pm. Age: All ages. $25/family. Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich. 203-869-5272. www.greenwich.center.audubon.org.


CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN PARTY: Halloween party. 4pm. Age: TOD, YE. FREE. Greenwich-Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. 203-622-7915. www.greenwichlibrary.org.


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