2012-10-17 / Attractions

Halloween Happenings

Saturday, October 20th

Garrison School PTA Fall Festival

A great family event filled with scarecrows, sticky spider webs and pumpkins. There will be plenty do for children, teenagers and adults from face painting to football competitions to carnival games to a chili cook off to a cake walk! You do not need to register for the Fall Festival. Contact the PTA to preorder yummy fall baked goods from Andrea Rouxel or gorgeous fall mums from Plant Depot.

Camp Combe Fall Festival

On October 20 & 21st from 1 to 5 p.m. each day, enjoy hayrides; moon bounce & giant slide; the Amazing Maze; archery; giant spider web; scare-your-parents hay maze; seasonal crafts, games and great food; farmers market - get your pumpkin, mums and fresh produce; Best of all, check out two of the area’s coolest Haunted Attractions—The Wretched Ruins and Frightville! (As usual, you can Pick-Your- Panic, with fright levels from mildly menacing to truly terrifying). And new this year... TheTower of Terrors (Haunted Zipline) Kids $12 Adults $10. Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley.

Wednesday, October 24th

Dress up and Head to the Library

Putnam Valley Library Kids’ Halloween Costume Party-4:30 – 6 p.m. Please register by calling 845-238- 3242.

Thursday, October 25th

Thrills & Chills Night

It’s time for “Thrills & Chills” night once again at Howland Public Library in Beacon on Thursday, October 25th from 6:45-7:45 p.m. Boys and ghouls ages 8-12 are invited for an evening of spine-chilling tales told by the glow of the jack-o-lantern. Revolting refreshments. No registration required, however, this program is strictly for older children. There will be fun for the younger set at Toddler Tales held on Wednesdays and Pre-K Story Time held on Thursdays, at 10:30 a.m. Check out the online events calendar at http:// beaconlibrary.org.

Friday, October 26th

Halloween with Edgar Allan Poe at Boscobel

A Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Production: Edgar Allan Poe visits the Boscobel mansion to read excerpts from his spine-chilling tales and answer questions about his life. Ticket includes performance plus wine and cheese reception with Mr. Poe. A great way to celebrate the spooky Halloween season! Space limited. Reservations required. To purchase tickets at $40 each, visit http://hvshakespeare.org/ content/poe. Original dates of October 20 & 27, 7pm are Sold Out; two new dates added: October 26 & 28, 7p.m.

Saturday, October 27th

Annual Halloween Party

At 11 a.m. Join us for our annual spooky party on the grounds of the Butterfield Library! Children of preschoolage thorough 3rd grade are invited to play games and do crafts. Please come in costume. Registration suggested to guarantee supplies.

‘It Was Dark Back Then’

Do you remember walking past a creepy looking house at night when you were a kid? Come and see ours on Saturday, October 27, from 8 to 8:30 or 8:30 to 9 p.m. and tour the grounds, if you dare. Over the years, many staff members have claimed to have seen spectral visages at Knox’s Headquarters . Whether it was a passing glimpse out of the corner of their eye or just an uncomfortable lump in their stomach, they could not help but feel at times that someone was watching them. Reservations required. Call 845- 561-1765 ext. 22.289 Forge Hill Road, in Vails Gate, New York, three miles southeast of the intersection of I-87 and I-84. Access to the site is from State Route 94 only.

Halloween Nature Trails and Creepy Critters

On Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., families and friends looking for a fun but not-so-spooky Halloween adventure should come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall for the “I Spy” Halloween Nature Trail! The Trail will be open for visitors anytime between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Find objects cleverly hidden along the Halloween Nature Trail and learn some amazing facts from museum educators along the way. Stop by the visitor center for crafts and games. Refreshments available for purchase. Admission: $7 for children ages 2-14. Museum members: $5 for children ages 2-14. Adults are free.

Cold Spring Annual Halloween Parade

At 5:30 p.m. meet at the corner of Main and Chesnut to parade down Main Street in costume. Adults, kids, pets all welcome. Raindate 10/28, same time.

Sunday, October 28th

Pumpkin Glow

The Friends of the DesmondFish Library will sponsor their 3rd annual Pumpkin Glow event on Sunday, October 28th at 6 p.m. (rain or shine). Bring a carved pumpkin (with a candle) to add to the glow and take it home with you again. Experience the glow of many lit pumpkins gathered together, and then enjoy cider, doughnuts, and music with Stacy Labriola. This event is free and fun for all ages. Desmond- Fish Library, 472 Route 403 (corner of Route 9D), Garrison, For more information, visit desmondfishlibrary.org or call 845-424-3020

Trunk or Treat

Come to the Putnam Valley Education Foundation Trunk or Treat extravaganza from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday October 28 in the Putnam Valley High School/Middle School parking lot, rain or shine. $5 per child trunk-or-treating fee / $5 per car decorating fee. Pre-register car decorating at pvtrunkortreat@yahoo.com. For more information, go to www.pvefny.org.

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