Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for October 19 through October 21

Halloween is fast approaching and more haunted houses and spooky events are sprouting on Long Island. Get ready to be scared this weekend!

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Halloween is fast approaching and more haunted houses and spooky events are sprouting on Long Island. Get ready to be scared this weekend! On Friday, head over to Camp Pa-Qua Tuck for a spooky walk. Proceeds from the walk go to benefit its camp for children and adults with special needs. There’s also the haunted house set up by at The Strike Force Sports Building in Deer Park and Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse in Bellport. On Saturday, get ready to party at Candy’s Magic Pub in Shirley for its pre-Halloween party. There’s also the Babylon Village Fall Harvest Festival and the Greater Port Jefferson’s annual “A Taste of Port Jefferson” where there will be samplings available from various restaurants and eateries to enjoy. On Sunday, head to Fusion 84 in Sayville for dinner as it hosts a murder mystery show produced by Kris-Mackey Promotions. Sunday is also the Franklin Square Kiwanis Fall Street Fair and the chance to experience Darkness Rising, a haunted house taken over by zombies. Check out the details below!


Who: Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck’s Spooky Walk
Info: This particular Halloween theme event goes to benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, a camp for children and adults with special needs. The fundraising event was started back in 1989. Each year it provides a haunted walk on Long Island. Enjoy about 45 minutes of a scary walk as well and hamburgers, hot dogs, roasted corn, hot pretzels, home-made candy apples and more. The event runs this Friday and Saturday and on October 26 and 27.
Cost: $12 ($15 for October 20, 26 and 27)
Time & Place: Line up between 7PM and 9PM at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, 2 Chet Swezey Road, Center Moriches – (631) 878-1070

Who: Night Of The Zombies Presented By
Info: This is an ultimate haunted house experience produced by professionals in the field who have the experience of designing and selling props around the world for haunted houses, amusement parks and celebrities. There are over 30 rooms to experience with professional actors on hand to terrify you, along with 4,000 props and animatronics. The event continues every Thursday to Sunday in October and from October 29 to 31 and November 2 to 3.
Cost: $19
Time & Place: 6PM to 12AM at The Strike Force Sports Building, 450B Commack Road, Deer Park – (631) 242-1197

Who: Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse
Info: Get ready to be terrified. Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse is set at a 100-year old estate. There’s going to be shock, bizarre happenings, gruesome creatures, ghosts to haunt the grounds you stand and more horror. The haunted house remains open on most weekends and other select dates through November 3.
Cost: $25 to $30
Time & Place: 7PM at Gateway Playhouse, 215 S. Country Road, Bellport – (631) 286-1133


Who: Pre-Halloween Party At Candy’s Magic Pub
Info: Get your Halloween costumes on this weekend as Candy’s Magic Pub hosts its pre-Halloween party. DJ Less and MC Billy Bill will be on hand to make sure the party rocks. There’ll be drink specials all night.
Cost: Free Admission
Time & Place: 10PM to 2AM at Candys Pub, 363 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley – (516) 983-0751

Who: Babylon Village Fall Harvest Festival
Info: This is the 20th year its running. Enjoy live musical entertainment on stage, rides, games, the petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and more. The sidewalks will also be lined up with merchants offering goods for sale. The rain date is October 27.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 11AM to 6PM on Deer Park Avenue, between Main Street and Railroad Avenue, Babylon – (631) 482-1482

Who: A Taste Of Port Jefferson
Info: The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce welcome’s the 5th annual “A Taste Of Port Jefferson.” Over 35 local restaurants and eateries are participating to offer guests food samplings, wine and beer tastings, raffles and more. Some of the restaurants and eateries participating include C’est Cheese, Graceful Rose, the Japanese restaurant Kimi, La Parrilla, Pace’s Steak House, Pasta Pasta, Raga Indian Restaurant and many others.
Cost: $40 for Advance Purchase; $45 for Purchase at the Door
Time & Place: 12PM to 4PM at Port Jefferson Village Center, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson – (631) 473-1414


Who: Murder Mystery Dinner At Fusion 84
Info: It’ll be a fun night of murder, mystery and a feast to die for. While enjoying the show, there will be a 3-course dinner. The show is produced by Kris-Mackey Promotions. Tickets are limited. Contact
Cost: $48 (includes the 3-course meal)
Time & Place: 5PM to 8PM at Fusion 84, 298 West Main Street, Sayville – (631) 703-6244

Who: Franklin Square Kiwanis Fall Street Fair
Info: This street fair runs a half-mile long. It’ll include crafts, vendors, a food court, face painting, inflatable rides and more.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM to 5PM at Franklin Avenue, between Hempstead Turnpike and Scherer Boulevard, Franklin Square – (516) 644-5615

Who: Treasure Island, A Musical Adventure at Theatre Three
Info: This performance is based off of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel. It is a thrilling musical adventure performance of young Jim Hawkins setting sail in search of fortune on a pirate ship. Many surprises await him. The show continues to run through October 27.
Cost: $23
Time & Place: 3PM at Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson – (631) 928-9100

Who: Darkness Rising Haunted House
Info: At this haunted house there is a zombie outbreak. You’ll be taken down to the 3rd sub-basement level where the GENTEC Laboratories can be found and where the outbreak began. Get ready to be scared as zombies overrun the laboratory and other areas of the haunted house. The haunted house continues to run October 26 to 28 and October 31.
Cost: $15
Time & Place: 6PM to 10PM at 10 Brooklyn Avenue, Massapequa – (516) 799-4747

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