Jul 30, 2014

Haunted Houses, Pumpkin Fests and More Halloween Fun this Weekend

Here is a sampling of local events this weekend.

Haunted Houses, Pumpkin Fests and More Halloween Fun this Weekend

Haunted House at Uriah Hill

When/Where: Today and Saturday, Oct. 27,  from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Uriah Hill Elementary School, 980 Pemart Avenue in Peekskill.

Why Go: School is in session October 25th - 27th, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Uriah Hill Elementary School for all ghosts, ghouls, witches and monsters.  This year's Haunted Schoolhouse is guaranteed to give you a scare.  The cost to enter, if you dare, is $7.  Parents with young children should use discretion.  Eligibility is restricted to age 5 and older and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

Price: $7

Halloween Story Time at the Cortlandt School of Performing Arts

When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 27 beginning at 10 a.m. Cortlandt School of Performing Arts, located at 24 Old Albany Post Rd. in Croton-on-Hudson, .

Why Go:The Cortlandt School of Performing Arts presents Halloween Story Time. Children, ages 2-6 will enjoy the Halloween stories, read by costumed actors from 10 a.m. t0 11 a.m.  Refreshments, music, and arts and crafts finish out the event, presented by The Cortlandt School of Performing Arts

Price: Free

Croton Fall Arts Market and Goblin Walk

When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 27  beginning at 11 a.m. at Vassalo Park, 9 Old Albany Post Rd., Croton-on-Hudson, 

Why Go: The Croton Artisans Fair and Goblin Walk wil feature unique items, gifts, jewelry, art and more. There will also be live music and children's activities. Call (914)737-3600 for more information.

Price: Free

Verplanck Halloween Parade

When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 27 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Red Schoolhouse, located on 6th St. in Verplanck.

Why Go: The Verplanck Residents Association and the Verplanck Fire Department are sponsoring the Children's Halloween Parade this Saturday at 2 p.m. Everyone will gather at the Red Schoolhouse and march down Sixth Street, Broadway, Eighth Street to conclude at the Firehouse with refreshments.

Price: Free

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

When/Where: Friday, Oct. 26 - Sunday, Oct. 28, beginning a6 p.m. at the Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 South Riverside Ave. at Croton-on-Hudson. 

Why Go: See more than 4,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display – all made of jack o’ lanterns!Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year’s sold-out Blaze. Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and original, atmospheric music, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area’s most innovative Halloween happening.

Price: Adults, $16; Children 3-17, $12. On Saturday: Adults, $20; Children 3-17, $16. Free for children under 3 and members.

Hen Hud Lions Pumpkin Fest

When/Where: Sunday, Oct. 28  beginning at 2 p.m. at the Hendrick Hudson High School,  2166 Albany Post Rd. in Montrose

Why Go: The Hen Hud Lions Pumpkin Fest will feature costume contests, air castles, candy, games, raffles and more.  There will also be a collection for old eyeglasses that can be recycled. The eventwill take place rain or shine.

Price: Free

Yorktown Halloween Parade and Carnival

When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 27 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Rexall Drug store

Why Go: The Yorktown Halloween Parade of Costumes and Carnival, sponsored by the Yorktown Lions Club, was snowed out last year. This year the parade will begin at the Rexall Drug store and finish at the Jack DeVito Gazebo and the carnival will follow at immediately after with free games, prizes and attractions.

Price: Free

Great Pumpkin Costume Parade and Family Dance

When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Mohegan Lake

Why Go: The parade steps off from George Washington Elementary School at 3 p.m. and proceeds on West/Clover/Lakeland Streets to St. Mary's Church. It will include antique Fire Trucks from the Mohegan Lake Fire Department and the Auxiliary Police of Yorktown. The parade is followed by a family Harvest Dance played by Henry and Betsy Chapin, and a pie baking contest judged by Laurie Aielo of Dream Cakes Bakery. Snacks, drinks and pumpkins will be for sale. Everyone is invited to attend in costume.

Price: Free

Eat Drink and Be Scary

When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 27 at Somers Pointe Golf Club, from 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. 

Why Go: Raise money for  The Patrick Casabona Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, a local charitable organization that raises money for the advancement of academic, music and sports programs offered to students and residents in the Somers community. The Halloween fundraiser will be held on Saturday – costumes are encouraged but not required. 

The event will include food, beverages, premium raffle prizes, $500 awarded in costume contests, a DJ, and muh more.

Price: Tickets prices are $55/person prior to the event and $65/person at the door. 

Kids Halloween Party in Somers

When/Where: Friday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Somers Community Center

Why Go: Join the Halloween costume contest, go through a haunted house and play games. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Price: $5 per child. A portion of the cost will go toward SEPTA


Here are events from around the area:

Haunted House

Where/When: Little Village Playhouse and Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Why go: Check out a haunted mansion with scares for the whole family presented by ARC Stages this weekend.

Pricing: $5 suggested donation

Tina Gambino 5K Run/Walk

Where/When: Pleasantville High School on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. (registration from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.)

Why go: The second annual run in memory of Tina Shaina Gambino has been again organized by Pleasantville's Michael Bloom. The You can register online at  www.areep.com through the end of today. All runners will be chipped for official times and awards will be presented in numerous age categories. There will be t-shirts for the first 150 registered runners/walkers. The race will be held rain or shine.

Pricing: $25; $15 for students 18 and younger

Rocky's 5K Trail Race

Where/When: Rockefeller State Preserve on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Why go: Enjoy the scenic Rockefeller State Park Preserve in a 5K race that benefits the trail maintenance. There will be refreshments, t-shirts and more for all participants. Sign up online  here. There will be awards for the top three male/female teams, team categories and various age groups.

Pricing: $35

Sleepy Hollow Haunted Hayride & Block Party

Where/When: Beekman Avenue Firehouse in Sleepy Hollow on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7 to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Why go: Sleepy Hollow's annual Haunted Hayride is going all weekend long. Tickets  purchased in advance are good for any night. Rides occur on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note: Patch is a sponsor of the hayride.

Pricing: $20 

South County’s Halloween Hoedown

Where/When:  The Purple Crayon, 52 Main St. in Hastings-on-Hudson; Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m

Why go: It’s your favorite local folkabilly group’s third annual Halloween Hoedown where they’ll play their classic tracks along with frightful hits from Rob Zombie, The Talking Heads and more.

Price: $15

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