Kid-friendly ghosts haunt Garden City and Westbury

Not-so-spooky ghosts treat kids to fun Halloween tales at the Long Island Children’s Museum and Hicks Nurseries.

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The-Not-So-Spooky Ghost Puppet Show

Long Island Children’s Museum

11 Davis Ave, Garden City

(516) 224-5800

October 11, 11:30 a.m. and1 p.m.

$9 with museum admission ($7 Members), $12 Theater only

A timid ghost, his skeleton father and a mysterious scarecrow have lots of laughs in this all-ages Halloween puppet show. The little ghost can't scare a soul to please his Big Bad Dad, but help is on the way as the audience and some friends scare up some fun fright.

The performance takes place at The Long Island Children's Museum which offers 14 interactive exhibits plus live theater, art spaces and daily activities to provide hours of discovery for children of all ages. Tickets can be purchased online

Otto’s Animated Children’s Story

Hicks Nurseries

100 Jericho Tpke. Westbury

(516) 334-0066

Daily, now through Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. FREE


Bring the kids to see the all-new animated story titled, “Otto’s Sweet Journey.” The tale follows Otto, the famous friendly ghost, as he travels the world in search of tasty treats to share with his friends.

Otto the Ghost is also available for socially distanced pictures with everyone in the family. Weekends through Oct. 31 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1- 4 p.m. FREE

Hicks Nurseries, Long Island’s largest garden center, is celebrating the arrival of autumn with all that fall has to offer for a safe and free family experience. In addition to visiting Otto, visitors can enjoy delicious fall food favorites including their famous and delicious roasted corn and fudge.

Hicks is also collecting non-perishable food items for its annual Long Island Care food drive.

For more information on all the fall activities, visit the Hicks Nurseries website or Facebook page.