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Long Island Hanukkah Events 2017

Children’s Storytime
Let the magic of the holidays sweep your children off their feet with a heartwarming storytime and craft led by Rabbi Alysa Graf from The Port Jewish Center. Children of all ages are welcome. The Dolphin Bookshop, 299 Main St., Port Washington. thedolphinbookshop.com Free. 11 a.m. Dec. 3.

Hands on Hanukkah
Bring the entire family to the Macy’s wing for an afternoon of Hanukkah-themed crafts, face-painting, cookie decorating and games! Handsome Harry the magician will be delighting the audience with a live magic show at 2 p.m. Smith Haven Mall, 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove jewishwithoutwalls.org Free. 1-4 p.m. Dec. 10.

Hands on Hanukkah
With live music by Darlene Graham, this festive event provides the perfect opportunity to get into the holiday spirit. Located in front of Saks, there will be art projects, crafts and more. Walt Whitman Mall, 160 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station. jewishwithoutwalls.org Free. 1-4 p.m. Dec. 10.

Menorah Lighting
Mouthwatering latkes, hot chocolate, and gelt will be passed around as friends join together for the annual Ronkonkoma Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Hanukkah songs and prayers will be led by Rabbi Moss of Temple B’nai Israel. Raynor Beach County Park, 11 Lake Shore Rd, Lake Ronkonkoma ronkonkomachamber.com Free. 7-8 p.m. Dec. 12.

Menorah Lighting
The Menorah will be lit each night in a beautiful gathering for friends and family at the historic Chamber of Commerce. Holiday themed goodies will be bountiful! Chamber of Commerce, 359 Lake Ave # A, St James. stjameschamber.org Free. 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12-19

Chanukah Experience
Follow along the Chanukah Adventure Trail in an exciting parade with antique cars, fire trucks, and plenty of holiday spirit. Celebrate after the parade with warm latkes, donuts and a holiday raffle, all culminating with the lighting of a grand 12-foot menorah to kick off your season! Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 2174 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. chabadjewishlife.org Free. 6 p.m. Dec. 13.

Chanukah Party
An annual party in honor of Chanukah, this splendid celebration will feature a dinner catered by the Kosher Emporium, a menorah lighting and an entertaining performance by comedian Warren Schein and his pianist. Barry and Florence Friedberg JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org $26-$32. 6 p.m. Dec. 14.

Teen Chanukah Party
Tell your kids about the hippest Chanukah Party on Long Island! This get together is the perfect occasion for your sons and daughters to make friends and celebrate the season in a teen-only event filled with holiday spirit. Chabad Lubavitch-Larchmont and Mamaroneck, 921 W Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck. jewishlarchmont.com Free. 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 14.

Chanukah Wonderland
Meet Judah the Maccabee at this fun-filled family event with donut decorating, latke making, sand art, an olive press workshop and many more exciting holiday activities. The Chai Center, 501 Vanderbilt Pkwy., Dix Hills. thechaicenter.com RSVP $10 9:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 17.

Chanukah Bowl
Whether you get a strike, spare, or miss the pins all together, you can celebrate with Latkes and Donuts at this two-hour unlimited Cosmic Glow-In-The Dark Bowling event! Bowlmor Lanes, 2183 Jericho Tpke., Commack. thechaicenter.com RSVP $12. 3-5 p.m. Dec. 17.

Donuts and Dreidels
Try the gourmet selection of Donuts at Port Washington’s “Donut Bar” while participating in holiday crafts, music and songs! What’s better than a donut to go with your gelt? East Main & Main, 250 E Main St., Port Jefferson. jewishwithoutwalls.org Free. 3-5 p.m. Dec. 17.

Holiday Poker
Calling all dads! A low-key evening with the boys. The dads are getting their dreidels out for a holiday edition of Thursday night poker. Register to receive further details. jewishwithoutwalls.org 8 p.m. Dec. 21.

Long Island Halloween Parties & Events 2017

Rise of The Jack O’ Lanterns
More than 5,000 hand-carved and illuminated jack o’ lanterns creatively displayed on a festive walking path as Halloween-themed music fills the air. The incredible pumpkin carvings will wow you! Definitely a cut above the rest. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. therise.org Prices vary. 6-10:30 p.m. Oct. 19-22, 26-29.

This Is Halloween
Featuring a variety of DJs, bands and spooky visuals, you don’t want to miss out on this night of local talent and fun! 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10. 7 p.m. Oct. 19.

Halloween Horrorthon
Grab your favorite Halloween candy and head over to this frighting film fest! Six terrifying flicks will unreel in one night, including House of 1,000 Corpses, Halloween III: Season of The Witch, Scream, Blacula, Scream Psycho III and Tourist Trap. That’s some bone-chilling celluloid. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemarartscentre.com $40-$45. 10 p.m. Oct. 21.

Pumpkin Park
Go trick-or-treating at one of Long Island’s most popular amusement parks! This attraction offers a boo-tiful display of pumpkins, hair-raising rides and loads of family fun. Free parking and admission for the weekend, but ride prices remain the same. Adventureland Amusement Park, 2245 Route 110, Farmingdale. adventureland.us 11 a.m. Oct. 21, 22.

Halloween Paint Party
Rumored to be haunted, Katie’s bar will be hosting a paint party! Uncork your creative side and make Halloween-inspired glassware. Katie’s of Smithtown, 145 West Main St., Smithtown. katiesofsmithtown.com $30. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 22.

Halloween Boat Burning
Come watch a Long Island Halloween tradition! A large wooden boat is set ablaze, making the occasion LI’s largest aquatic bonfire. Live entertainment, snacks, raffles and a chance to win a new wooden boat! Talk about “fire on the water!” Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave., West Sayville. limaritime.org $5. 5 p.m. Oct 27.

Masquerade Ball at the LI Aquarium
Throw on a mask and dance the night away in a evening full of Halloween festivities. Open Bar, DJ and prizes awarded to the best dressed attendee! Long Island Aquarium, 431 East Main St., Riverhead. longislandaquarium.com $69.95. 21+ 8 p.m. Oct. 27

It’s A Halloween Party!
Grab your costume and get ready for a night of great food, music and dancing. There will be a DJ, buffet and prizes awarded for the best costume. The Snapper Inn, 500 Shore Dr., Oakdale. thesnapperinn.com $40. 7 p.m. Oct 27.

Costumes and Cocktails
Hors d’oeuvres, great music, dancing and dessert! The winner of the best Halloween costume will be awarded two free tickets to the Country Club’s renowned New Year’s Eve party along with a room at the Melville Marriott. Woodbury Country Club, 884 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. woodburycc.com $55. 8 p.m. Oct 27.

Halloween Ball
Come in costume to venture through Dante’s Inferno in the Hempstead House followed by dinner and a cabaret performance of The Seven Deadly Sins. Conclude your evening by dancing to the terrific tunes of the mansion’s organ. Sands Point Preserve, Hempstead House, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. sandspointpreserveconservancy.org $170. 7-11.55 p.m. Oct. 28.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
This over-the-top B-movie classic never goes out of style. Everyone’s favorite freaky scientist, Dr. Frank N. Furter, is back and he’s opening the doors of his mansion just in time for Halloween. The Patchogue Theater for Performing Arts at 71 E Main St, Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $20-$30. 8 p.m. Oct. 28

Halloween Fun Festival
Molloy’s Madison Theatre is transformed once again for the 5th annual Halloween Fun festival! With a haunted house, pumpkin picking, custom-mask making, costume contests, cupcake decorating and live entertainment, there is no better way to get into the Halloween Spirit! Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. madisontheatreny.org $10 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 28.

History Unearthed
Beware of ghosts on this historical walking tour of Sag Harbor’s oldest burial grounds! Pre-registration and prepayment is required. Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, 200 Main St., Sag Harbor. sagharborwhalingmuseum.org $20. 2 p.m. Oct. 28.

Bats, Barnacles, & Broomsticks Halloween Party 
Trick or treat throughout the aquarium in a day filled with family fun! Long Island Aquarium, 431 East Main St., Riverhead. longislandaquarium.com Free with Admission 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 28.

Barkfest
Get your furry friend in on the Halloween fun at Long Island’s Largest Pet Costume Contest and Parade. Judging begins at 2:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring pet food donations. Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park Field 6, Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. Free. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 28.

Mesita’s Annual: Dia De Los Muertos
Salsa and cerveza will be flowing on the Dia de los Muertos, a holiday originating in Mexico and celebrating passed loved ones. Special tastings provided by Modela Negra, Don Julio, Corona, and Modelo Especial. Mesita, 212 Merrick Rd., Rockville Centre. $25. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28.

Great Jack-o’-Lantern Spectacular Sail
The first 50 carved pumpkins will be lit with candles, placed on floats and sent sailing around Belmont Lake at dusk. In addition to the main event, there will be a kid-friendly haunted house, trick or treating, Halloween-themed arts and crafts and other attractions. Belmont Lake State Park, Southern State Parkway, Exit 38, North Babylon. $8 parking, free with Empire Pass. 3-6 p.m. Oct. 28.

Halloween Costume Ball
Calling all ghosts and goblins! Come show off your most creative costumes. There will be a DJ, dancing, Halloween buffet, desserts and prizes for best costumes. Windows on the Lake, 235 Lake Shore Rd., Lake Ronkonkoma. windowsonthelake.com $64.95 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Oct 28.

Halloween Party
DJ Mike Savage and DJ Move will be spinning spooky tunes while costumed revelers compete for $2,000 in prizes. Talk about a bloody good time! Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. muls.com $40. 9 p.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 28.

Grand Halloween Parade
“Apply for a chance to participate in local’s favorite Halloween parade and take home the $500 first place award! Or come by and watch the fear inspiring floats go by in Downtown Riverhead. halloweenfestriverhead.com Free 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28. 

Nightmare on Main Street
DJ Jester will get the ghouls and goulettes dancing while bartenders pour specialties such as caramel apple martinis in the preamble to the annual costume contest. Library Café, 274 Main St., Farmingdale. lessings.com Free. 9 p.m. Oct. 28.

Halloween Party
Featuring local rock band Sunburst Jalopy and friends this Halloween party will have lots of spirits! Mr. Beery’s, 4019 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage. mrbeerys.com 9 p.m. Oct. 28.

Halloween Costume Party
Show off your costume and your dance moves while listening to some of NY’s top DJ’s! Ladies enter free until 12. Club Oasis, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $10. 10 p.m. Oct. 28.

Halloween Cruise
Featuring a costume contest as well as a chance to explore Bug Lighthouse, this two hour cruise is adorned with ghoulish decorations and Halloween surprises. Adult version Saturday, family friendly version Sunday. East End Seaport Museum, 103 3rd St., Greenport. eastendseaport.org $10-$49 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28, 29.

Halloween Parade
March in costume along Lake Avenue to the St. James Gazebo where judges will reward the best dressed. Begin the festivities by lining up in the parking lot of the former Capital One Bank at 12:30 p.m. at the corner of Woodlawn and Lake Avenues in St. James. Goody bags for all. You are invited back to the Deepwell’s Haunted Mansion afterward where your scary costumes may even give the ghosts a fright! stjameschamber.org Free. 1 p.m. Oct. 29.

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Come for the movie, stay for the Halloween after-party and character themed costume contest. Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $12.50. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29.

Coffin Race
Show off your supernatural speed in the first annual Halloween Fest Coffin Races! Gather a team of five and start designing your coffin for a chance to win prizes for “best themed” and “gravekeeper’s choice” . Check in is at 1 p.m. for racers. Pre- registration required by Oct. 20. . Griffing Avenue, Riverhead. $20 3 p.m. Oct 29.

13 Spooky Long Island Streets to Avoid on Halloween

13: Sleepy Hollow DriveWatch out for the headless horseman when on (The Legend of) Sleepy Hollow Drive in Shirley or Sleepy Hollow Lane in Huntington Station.

12. Boney Street
Trying to steer clear of any spooky skeletons? Then don’t go down Boney Street in St. James!

11. Salem Road
If you wake up with a belly ache after trick or treating on Salem Lane in Port Washington or Salem Way in Glen Head, don’t blame it on the witches! Same goes for Salem Roads in Port Jefferson Station, Rockville Centre, Merrick, Uniondale and Roslyn Heights.

10. Grimm Place
Whether it’s disturbing nursery rhyme characters or the reaper you’re avoiding, don’t go down Grimm Place in Baldwin.

9. Voorhis Drive
Jason’s lurking around every corner on his namesake Voorhis Avenue in Rockville Centre, Voorhis Lane in Seaford and Voorhis Drive in Brentwood and Old Bethpage, but his favorite Friday the 13th hang out may be Voorhees Place in Malverne, where his surname is spelled correctly.

8. Skunks Misery Road
It may wind up being your misery if you try making the lengthy trek up each long driveway to trick or treat on the North Shore’s esteemed Skunks Misery Road in Locust Valley.

7. Wolver Hollow Road
Be warned: the wolves on Wolver Hollow Road in Glen Head aren’t from Wall Street, they’re the kind that only come out during a full moon…

6. Skellington Road
If you’d rather not bump into the the Pumpkin King or the ghouls and goblins from Halloween Town, then you should skip Skellington Road in Plainview, which is surely named for Jack.

5. Serpentine Lane
If you hear faint hissing and ominous sound of rattles, you might be on Serpentine Lane in Old Bethpage or The Serpentine in Roslyn.

4. Slice Drive
Let’s hope pumpkin pie is the only thing getting sliced on Slice Drive in Oceanside.

3: Elm Street
If you’d rather not meet Freddy Krueger, don’t trick or treat on any of the more than two dozen nightmare-inducing Elm Streets we found on Long Island, including those in Woodmere, Hicksville, Great Neck and Port Washington.

2: Mt. Misery Road

13 Creepiest Haunted Places On Long Island

Aside from having a creepy name, some say that Mount Misery Road in Huntington is actually haunted.

1: Dead Trail Road
If you’re anything like us, we’d rather not find out what lies at the end of Dead Trail Road in Water Mill.