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Halloween Fun in Nassau County

Halloween Fun in Nassau County

Looking for more than trick-or-treating? There are Halloween events across Nassau throughout October.

If you're a parent, you know there's nothing kids love more than trick-or-treating on Halloween night. But the fun doesn't have to begin and end on October 31–there are Halloween events all month long in Nassau! From haunted hayrides and houses to pumpkin activities to not-so-scary movie showings, here are all the Halloween events for families in Nassau. We've compiled them all for you so you can get back to celebrating the season with your family.

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

PUMPKIN PAINTING PARTY 
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 4, 5pm and 6:30pm
WHERE: STEW LEONARD'S, 1897 Front St, East Meadow 
AGES: 3-12 
WHAT: Paint a pumpkin and enjoy snacks and juice. Ages 2-10. Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? $12.99. 516-394-9001. stewleonards.com. 

FREE Boo to You House 
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 4, 12:15-1:15pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees 
AGES: 3-8 
WHAT: Decorate a small house and create a spooky look using lots of ghoulish trim with Shirley Ruby. Ages 3-5. Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. Islandtreespubliclibrary.org. 

FREE Halloween Frames for Kittens 
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 4-5pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees 
AGES: 13-17 
WHAT: Teens will design beautiful frames to be donated to the animal shelter so they can add pictures of kittens. Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. Islandtreespubliclibrary.org. 

FREE SKULL COOKIES AND HALLOWEEN MILK SHAKES 
WHEN: Oct. 8-9, 7:15-8:45pm
WHERE: Hicksville Public Library, 169 Jerusalem Ave., Hicksville 
AGES: 13-17 
WHAT: Decorate two skull cookies with the Baking Coach to take home, and enjoy a Halloween Extreme Milk Shake with gummy eyeballs and worms! Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? 516-931-1417. hicksvillelibrary.org. 

FREE Halloween Slime 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 10, 7-8pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees 
AGES: 9-12 
WHAT: Make some ghostly gloop with Miss Amanda! Registration required. Ages 8-11. 
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. Islandtreespubliclibrary.org. 

Kids in the Kitchen: Spider Chocolate Pudding Pie 
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 11, 11:30am-12pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City 
AGES: 3-5 
WHAT: Little chefs use real cooking tools to make easy, yummy, kid-friendly snacks from start to finish.  
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission plus $5; free museum admission plus $4 for members. 516-224-5800. licm.org. 

Vampirina Paint Event 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 12, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Key to My Art East Rockaway, 131 Main Street, East Rockaway 
AGES: 5-17 
WHAT: Kids will have fun and learn to paint Vampirina. 
WANT TO GO? $20. 516-218-2920. keytomyart.com. 

FREE Kids Movie: Halloweentown 
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14, 2-4pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy a movie on the big screen! Bring your own snacks and drinks. Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. Islandtreespubliclibrary.org. 

FREE Spooky Candy Sushi 
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14, 6-7pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees 
AGES: 13-17 
WHAT: Teens will make yummy candy sushi with a spooky twist! Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. Islandtreespubliclibrary.org. 

FREE The Spooktacular Pumpkin Painting Party 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 17, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees 
AGES: 13-17 
WHAT: Teens will paint and decorate their own plastic pumpkins to be displayed at the library! The pumpkin voted favorite will win a prize. Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. Islandtreespubliclibrary.org. 

FREE Spooky Trick or Treat Tote 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 17, 7-8pm
WHERE: Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave, Oceanside 
AGES: 9-12 
WHAT: Create your own trick or treat bag by painting a quadrant of ghosts onto a canvas. Grades 4-8. 
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com. 

SPOOKTACULAR DANCE PARTY 
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 18, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: STEW LEONARD'S, 1897 Front St, East Meadow 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Show off your costume and your best dance moves, enjoy brick oven pizza, apple cider donuts, and apple cider, and go home with a Halloween goodie bag. Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? $12.99; $10.99 ages 11 and younger. 516-394-9001. stewleonards.com. |

FREE Teen Spooky Halloween Book Art 
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 18, 4-5:30pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park 
AGES: 13-17 
WHAT: Create unusually spooky art pieces out of books and enjoyed some Halloween treats. 
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. floralparklibrary.org. 

Tot's Night Out: Pumpkin Fun! 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 19, 10-11am
WHERE: Friends Academy, 270 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley 
AGES: 3-5 
WHAT: An hour of music, movement, art, storytelling, and more. Plus, create a Halloween craft to bring home! 
WANT TO GO? $20. 516-393-4207. https://fa.org. 

FREE Monster Pennants 
WHEN: Oct. 19-20, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Lakeshore Learning Store , 2079 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park 
AGES: 3-8 
WHAT: All supplies are provided, just bring your imagination! 
WANT TO GO? 516-616-9360 . lakeshorelearning.com. 

Family Halloween Party & Pet Parade 
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2-4pm
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Children can come in costume and bring pets in costumes too for a parade and to spy adorable woodland plush animals celebrating Halloween in a charming display. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Explore the Preserve’s grounds on a treasure hunt for wildlife and objects, and enjoy seasonal crafts as well. 
WANT TO GO? $20 per car; $10 per car members. 516-571-7901. sandspointpreserve.org.

FREE Halloween Maker Crafts 2019 
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 3:30-4:45pm
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset 
AGES: 13-17 
WHAT: Make spooky crafts and cards for Halloween using the MakerBot 3D printers and the Cricut Explore in Creation Station. Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org. 

FREE Zombie Face Painting 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 24, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave, Oceanside 
AGES: 13-17 
WHAT: Using latex, face paint, and tissue paper make yourself into a zombie. Registration required. Grades 6-12. 
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com. 

FREE GHOSTS, GOBLINS, AND WITCHES OF LONG ISLAND 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 24, 7pm
WHERE: Hicksville Public Library, 169 Jerusalem Ave., Hicksville 
AGES: 13-17 
WHAT: Join The Paranormal Adventurers in an examination of the paranormal activity known to manifest in Hicksville, in the heart of the Long Island Ghost Belt. 
WANT TO GO? 516-931-1417. hicksvillelibrary.org. 

FREE HALLOWEEN HAY BALE THEATER 
WHEN: Oct. 11-25, Fridays, 5:30pm; film starts at 6pm
WHERE: STEW LEONARD'S, 1897 Front St, East Meadow 
AGES: All 
WHAT: See a free children’s Halloween-themed movie with complimentary juice and popcorn. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. 
WANT TO GO? 516-394-9001. stewleonards.com. 

Family Science Nights: Spooky Science 
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 25, 5-9pm
WHERE: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Explore a witch’s cauldron and the colors of fall through chemistry, enjoy trick or treating, and create your own Frankenstein monster. Costumes are encouraged! Don’t have a costume? There will be face painting and mask making. 
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 members. 516-238-6159. cradleofaviation.org. 

Children's Halloween Party
WHEN: Friday, October 25, 3-5pm
WHERE: M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym, 2629 Grand Ave., Bellmore
AGES: 12 and younger
WHAT: Join M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym for a Halloween Party! Wear your costume! Gym-time, Arts & Crafts, Dinner and Dessert included.
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1330. www.matsskidsgym.com.

FREE Creepy Skull Banks 
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 25, 4:15-5:15pm
WHERE: Mineola Memorial Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Decorate a ceramic skull bank for the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) or for Halloween! Grades 1st and older. Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? 516-746-8488 . mineolalibrary.info. 

Kids in the Kitchen: Monster Eyes Meatball Sub 
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 25, 11:30am-12pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City 
AGES: 3-8 
WHAT: Little chefs use real cooking tools as they make easy, yummy, kid-friendly snacks from start to finish. 
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission plus $4; free museum admission plus $3 for members. 516-224-5800. licm.org. 

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY 
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 25, 6pm
WHERE: STEW LEONARD'S, 1897 Front St, East Meadow 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Meet WOW the Cow and enjoy arts and crafts, games, food, and tons of fun! Register online  
WANT TO GO? $14.99; $12.99 ages 11 and younger. 516-394-9001. stewleonards.com. 

FREE Halloween Spooktakular 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 12:00-2:00pm
WHERE: Hicksville McDonald's, 280 N Broadway, Hicksville 
AGES: 3-8 
WHAT: Dress in your costume and enjoy lunch with Spider-man and Friends, along with music, dancing, games, and prizes. 
WANT TO GO? 5166812434. mcdonalds.com. 

Children's Halloween Party
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 3-5pm
WHERE: M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym, 171 Eileen Way, Syosset
AGES: 12 and younger 
WHAT: Join M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym for a Halloween Party! Wear your costume! Gym-time, Arts & Crafts, Dinner and Dessert included.
WANT TO GO? 516-496-7765. www.matsskidsgym.com.

Halloween Paint Event 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Key to My Art East Rockaway, 131 Main Street, East Rockaway 
AGES: 5-17 
WHAT: Kids will have fun while learning how to paint Jack Skellington from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" during this drop off class.  
WANT TO GO? $20. 516-218-2920. keytomyart.com. 

Halloween Fun Fest 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 11am-3pm
WHERE: The Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Lots of pumpkin fun and Halloween activities for everyone, including pick a pumpkin, paint a pumpkin, decorate a cupcake, mask making, face painting, a haunted house, trick or treating, a princess sing-a-long, and more. 
WANT TO GO? $20. 516-323-4444. MadisonTheatreNY.org. 

FREE Farmingdale Halloween Parade & Petting Zoo 
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 27, 12:45-2:45pm
WHERE: Village Green, 361 Main Street, Farmingdale 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Participate or cheer on the Farmingdale Halloween Parade, then enjoy pony rides and a petting zoo.  
WANT TO GO? 516-286-7800. http://farmingdalenychamber.org. 

RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns 
WHEN: Oct. 4-28, Please see website for schedule
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury 
AGES: All 
WHAT: See 5,000 hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns designed to bring out the fall spirit in visitors of all ages! 
WHY WE LOVE IT: The event is a thrill for the whole family and set to a musical score to delight the senses. 
WANT TO GO? $26; $22 ages 3-17; free for children 2 and younger. 516-252-3392. https://therise.org/location?eventID=32. 

FREE Spooktacular Body Scrub 
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 28, 7-8pm
WHERE: Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave, Oceanside 
AGES: 9-12 
WHAT: Create a fall festive body scrub from scratch. Registration required. Grades 4-8. 
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com. 

FREE Scary Stories in the Dark 
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 28, 3-4pm
WHERE: Mineola Memorial Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola 
AGES: 9 and older 
WHAT: Join the library for teen hangout to share your favorite scary story, make a spooky craft, and have some candy. Grades 5-12. 
WANT TO GO? 516-746-8488 . mineolalibrary.info. 

FREE Halloween Craft 
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 28, 7-7:45pm
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset 
AGES: 5-8 
WHAT: Make a special spooky craft! Come in costume and go trick-or-treating in the library. Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org. 

FREE Halloween Pumpkin Squishies 
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 4:30-5:15pm
WHERE: Mineola Memorial Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Color your own pumpkin squishy for Halloween and take it home with you. 1st grade and older. 
WANT TO GO? 516-746-8488 . mineolalibrary.info. 

FREE Peek-a-BOO! Baby 
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 10:45-11:30am
WHERE: Mineola Memorial Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola 
AGES: 0-2 
WHAT: Show off your little one's Halloween costume and join the library for spooktacular songs, fingerplays, and stories, and more. Make an adorable keepsake using your little's one's footprint. Ages 3-18 months old.  
WANT TO GO? 516-746-8488 . mineolalibrary.info. 

Halloween Kids Baking Class: HALLOWEEN COOKIE BAKING/DECORATING 
WHEN: Oct. 27-30, Sunday 9am; Wednesday 4pm
WHERE: Celebrations In The Kitchen, 63 E Old Country Rd, Hicksville 
AGES: 3-12 
WHAT: Cut out Halloween-shaped cookies and decorate them with confections for the spooky cookie holiday. Ages 3-10.  
WANT TO GO? $39.95. 516 396 2193 . celebrationsinthekitchen.com. 

Halloween Kids Baking Class: HALLOWEEN GOOLISH CUPCAKES 
WHEN: Oct. 27-30, Sunday 9am; Wednesday 4pm
WHERE: Celebrations In The Kitchen, 63 E Old Country Rd, Hicksville 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Make a “special” cupcake batter from scratch and then challenge your decorating skills with unique candy and confectionery to decorate it. Ages 6 and older. 
WANT TO GO? $39.95. 516 396 2193 . celebrationsinthekitchen.com. 

Halloween Kids Baking Class: HALLOWEEN CHOCOLATE HAUNTED HOUSE 
WHEN: Oct. 27-30, Sunday 9am; Wednesday 4pm
WHERE: Celebrations In The Kitchen, 63 E Old Country Rd, Hicksville 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Handmade chocolate houses will be prepared to decorate with creamy royal icing and special holiday candy and accessories. Recommended for ages 6 and older.  
WANT TO GO? $49.95. 516 396 2193 . celebrationsinthekitchen.com. 

FREE Stories and More: Halloween 
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7-8pm
WHERE: Mineola Memorial Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola 
AGES: 3-8 
WHAT: Listen to some stories and make two crafts, one of which is edible! 
WANT TO GO? 516-746-8488 . mineolalibrary.info. 

FREE Halloween Family Fun 
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 4:30-5:15pm
WHERE: Mineola Memorial Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Wear your costume and enjoy some spooky stories and make a spider cookie and monster donut. 
WANT TO GO? 516-746-8488 . mineolalibrary.info. 

SPOOKtacular Haunted House 
WHEN: Oct. 1-31, Tuesdays-Fridays, 2:30-4pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City 
AGES: 3-8 
WHAT: Join LICM to scare up some fun as you create your own scary haunted house. The craft takes about 10 minutes to complete. 
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission; $13 museum admission seniors 65 and older. 516-224-5800. licm.org. 

stART (Story + Art): 'Three Little Ghosties' 
WHEN: Oct. 29-31, Tuesday and Thursday 11:30am-12pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City 
AGES: 3-8 
WHAT: After the story create a fun pop-up ghost puppet to take home! 
WANT TO GO? $14 museum admission plus $4; free museum admission plus $3 for members. 516-224-5800. licm.org. 

FREE Trick-or-Treat in the Children's Room 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 31, 10am-9pm
WHERE: Mineola Memorial Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Drop by the Children's Room desk for a special Halloween treat. While supplies last! 
WANT TO GO? 516-746-8488 . mineolalibrary.info. 

FREE 'Supernatural' Marathon 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 31, 6-8:30pm
WHERE: Island Trees Public Library, 38 Farmedge Road, Island Trees 
AGES: 13-17 
WHAT: Stop by the library and watch "Supernatural" while enjoying candy and snacks! Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? 516-731-2211. Islandtreespubliclibrary.org. 

FREE Halloween Craft N' Treat 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 31, 10-10:30am
WHERE: Oceanside Library, 30 Davison Ave, Oceanside 
AGES: Newborn-5 
WHAT: Join the library for a craft and a sweet treat. Costumes welcome. Registration required. Ages 2-4 years. 
WANT TO GO? 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com. 

FREE Halloween Parade 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 31, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Visit the library decked out in your costume to make a fun craft, followed by a Halloween costume parade and trick-or-treating in the library. 
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org. 

Spooky Fest 
WHEN: Oct. 12- Nov. 2 , 10/12, 10/18-10/20, 10/25-10/27, 11/2 6:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Center 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Wooded paths, exhibits, and festivities on the preserve will be featured, with eerie lighting, special effects, and characters along the way. Creatures of all kinds inhabit the woods, the strange and beautiful will draw you into the eerie paths! Choose between non-scary attractions and all spooky attractions.  
WANT TO GO? $15 All Spooky Attractions; $10 Non-Scary Attractions; $11 additional for Dinosaurs and live animals. 516-764-0045. cstl.org. 

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