Scaring is Caring: Charitable Haunts Happening This Halloween Season

This Halloween season help out a good cause AND get a good scare!

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With Halloween coming up, visiting haunted attractions this October is a must. Every year around this time different locations all around the Island begin opening up their doors to provide eager thrill seeking patrons with a terribly terrifying time. This year why not visit a charity haunt and let your money go not only towards a good scare, but towards a good cause too. You’ll have helped out a needy organization and still received a spooktacular experience.

Are you scared? Do you think you can make it out alive? Then stop by one of these absolutely awesome charity haunts happening right here on Long Island.

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck’s Spooky Walk
Chet Swezey Road, Center Moriches, NY 11934
$15 per person

Experience one of the longest lasting spook walks on the Island! Spooky Walk is a fundraiser hosted by the Moriches Paquatuck Squaws to benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, a camp for children and adults with special needs. Enjoy 45 minutes of surprise scares and spine tingling fun as you make your way to safety. This limited date event is only open October 17, 18, 24, and 25, so be sure to mark your calendars.

Spooky Fest
1 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
$10 for kids 8 years and under, $15 for ages 9 years and older

This family friendly Halloween event, hosted by the Center for Science Teaching and Learning, is open October 24, 25, 26, 31 and November 1 & 2. The Tanglewood Preserve will have wooded paths, festivities and exhibits all featuring creepy characters, eerie lighting, and strange special effects.

The Franklin Square Horror
1148 Norbay Street, Franklin Square, NY 11010
Accepts donations

Haunting the Franklin Square area for almost 20 years now, this charitable haunted attraction donates to two great causes, Autism and Cerebral Palsy. Come get scared silly and be a part of this wonderful cause, open for one night only, on Halloween from 7 – 10 p.m.

Farmingville Fire Department Fright House
1080 Portion Road, Farmingville, NY 11738
$8 per person

Come out October 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31 or November 1 to get a good scare and support the Farmingville Fire Department. Who knows what frightful creatures could be lurking in the dark crevices of this terrifying fright house. You’ll just have to some see for yourself, that is, if you dare!

Thrill Long Island 2014 - FREE
Islip Town Hall West, 401 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Join Thrill Long Island as they break the world record for the largest simultaneous Thriller dance! The event will be collecting donations in the form of non-perishable food items and monetary donations. Come early if you want to participate! There will be a one hour dance class at 3:30 p.m. that day to teach you all of the moves before the big performance at 6 p.m. There will be lots of other fun activities too so don’t be shy! Come on down and get your groove on.

Do you know of any other charitable haunted events happening on Long Island this Halloween season? If so, let us know in the comments below!

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