Trick or Treat! Children’s Halloween Events on Long Island


pumpkinThe spookiest holiday of them all is coming up this Wednesday. Have your child experience the joy and thrill of this year’s Halloween by celebrating in these festivities. There is more to Halloween than just snacking on candies and treats, so have your child explore the variety of possible autumn celebrations right here on Long Island.

Halloween Family Day with Magic Bob
Show up in a creative costume to watch Magic Bob’s fun-filled magic show. Best costume wins a special prize. Event seats children grades K-6. Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center, Huntington. 1-3 p.m. Saturday, 10.27. 631-427-5240.

Ghost Stories & Legends of Fire Island
Bundle up with blankets along the Barrier Beach while listening to spooky tales and Halloween mysteries at Fire Island Lighthouse, Fire Island. 7 p.m. Saturday, 10.27. Fireislandlighthouse.com

Pumpkin Fling Contest
Team up and compete in this festive Halloween catapult contest. The team that launches their pumpkin the farthest and the fastest wins, prizes will be given out under various categories. Suffolk County Farm and Education Center, Yaphank. Saturday, 10.27. ccesuffolk.org

Fall Festival
Enjoy hayrides, children’s crafts, pumpkin picking, face painting, and festive snacks at Country Fair Park, Medford. Friday & Saturday nights in October. Countryfairpark.com

Halloween Bat Craft
Show off your creativity by decorating your own spooky bat to celebrate this Halloween at Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, Glen Cove. 12-3 p.m. Saturday 10.27. Garviespointmuseum.com

11th Annual Ghostly Gala
Show off your Halloween costume by trick or treating in the galleries, meeting friendly animals, and much more fun-filled activities. Long Island Children’s Museum, Garden City. 6-9 p.m. Saturday, 10.27. licm.org

Halloween Spookfest
Celebrate this Halloween with your family by picking out and decorating pumpkins. The festival includes face painting, bouncy slides, games, and a special Halloween barbeque. Pal-O-Mine, Islandia. 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 10.28. Pal-o-mine.org

Enchanted Forest Trail
Walk through the trail with your guide to explore and meet both exciting and educational characters. Then, join in on the fall-themed games and activities that these characters have to offer. Quogue Wildlife Refuge, East Quogue. 12-3 p.m. Sunday, 10.28. Quoguewildliferefuge.org

After School Halloween Film
Watch Princess Scargo and the Birthday Pumpkin, an animated story about a princess who gives up a special birthday present to help out others. Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, Glen Cove. Wednesday, 10.31. Garviespointmuseum.com

Long Island’s Haunted Warehouse
Get frightened by walking through the haunted warehouse filled with ghouls and goblins. All proceeds benefit YES Community Counseling and The Heather Pedergast Fund. Admits ages 10+. 10 Brooklyn Avenue, Massapequa. 6-11 p.m. Wednesday, 10.31.

Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns
Get inspired by the walk-through experience to see over 5,000 uniquely carved pumpkins lighting up this holiday. Event is suitable for all ages. Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury. 6-9:30 p.m. Every weekend of October. Therise.org

Long Island Fear Fest’s CarnEvil
After walking through the chamber of haunted houses, the carnival rides will await you. Then, enjoy a thrill on the haunted hayride. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Old Bethpage. Through Wednesday, 10.31. 516-572-8400

Jeepers Creepers Haunted Lair
Prepare to be horrified by the scary creatures you’ll find here. Explore the decorative, hand crafted Halloween exhibits and snack on candy give-aways. 25 Ronald Drive South, Amityville. 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, 10.26. – Wednesday10.31. 646-884-1374









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