One of the great joys of October is the fun-filled events towards the end of the month for Halloween. In this this edition of Hot Spots Weekend Watch, check out the spooktacular Halloween events, parties, and festivals. You’ll find everything from pet costume contests, pumpkin flinging, haunted house tours and more! Check out all the details here!
FRIDAY – OCTOBER 25, 2013
Who: Annual Halloween Boat Burning At Long Island Maritime Museum
Info: Come out to enjoy this annual event complete with entertainment, light refreshments and a raffle boat drawing. The rain date is Oct. 26.
Cost: $5, Free For Children 5 And Under
Time & Place: 5PM to 9PM at Long Island Maritime Museum, 86 West Avenue, West Sayville – (631) HISTORY
Who: Halloween Beach Front Spooktacular At Crescent Beach Club
Info: This event is presented by the Crescent Beach Club and the Bayville Fire Department. Enjoy a buffet dinner, unlimited top shelf bar, DJ entertainment and a best costume contest. Costumes are encouraged for everyone. A portion of proceeds will benefit Bayville Fire Department. All guests must be 21 years old and over to enter.
Time & Place: 8PM to 1AM at The Crescent Beach Club, 333 Bayville Avenue, Bayville – (516) 628-3000
Who: Brian Regan At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Brian Regan will entertain you with howl-worthy comedy, ranging from profound insights to silly exaggerations. He’s appeared on ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’ and typically has sold out shows wherever he goes around the country.
Cost: $49.50 to $55.50
Time & Place: 8PM, NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200
SATURDAY – OCTOBER 26, 2013
Who: Pumpkin Fling At Suffolk County Farm And Education Center
Info: It’s a championship pumpkin catapult contest. Students and adults have the opportunity to learn about building, designing and operating mechanical devices. The first pumpkin fling takes place at 10 a.m.
Time & Place: 10AM at Suffolk County Farm and Education Center, 350 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank – (631) 852-4600
Who: The Suffolk Theater’s First Annual Halloween & Masquerade Party
Info: Costumes and reservations are highly recommended for this event. The night is complete with a bewitching hour with wine, beer, specialty cocktails and appetizers, music and dancing, contests and giveaways, and more!
Cost: $20 Cover Charge for Advance Purchase, $25 Cover Charge At The Door
Time & Place: 8PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343
Who: Strawberry Fields Beatles Tribute Band At Oceanside High School
Info: This concert is to benefit the Susan Satriano Memorial Foundation. Enjoy a live performance complete with raffles and refreshments.
Time & Place: 8PM at Oceanside High School, 3160 Skillman Avenue, Oceanside – (516) 603-5520
SUNDAY – OCTOBER 27, 2013
Who: Haunted Halloween At Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Info: It’s a haunted Halloween at the mysterious village. It’s complete with monster scavenger hunting, tales of local grave diggers, jack-o-lanterns and carving demonstrations, tarot card reading, broom making for witches and more.
Cost: $10 For Adults, $7 For Children, Free For Children Under 5
Time & Place: 10AM to 4PM at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage – (516) 572-8400
Who: Nassau’s 3rd Annual Barkfest At Eisenhower Park
Info: It is Long Island’s largest pet costume contest and parade. Join over 500 of the best dressed creatures at Eisenhower Park Dog Run. The event will happen rain or shine and there will be prizes to win! Judging will take place at 2 p.m.
Cost: Free Admission
Time & Place: 12PM to 3:30PM at Eisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow – (516) 571-4050
Who: Eisenhower Park’s Haunted Mansion
Info: Enjoy a day of scary fun at the haunted house and family fun fair! The fair features face painting, magic shows, pumpkin decorating, hay rides, carnival rides and a tour through the haunted mansion.
Cost: $5 For Family Fun Area, $15 For Haunted House and Family Fun Area
Time & Place: 6:30PM to 10:30PM at Eisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow – (516) 572-0200
To check out all of the Nightlife Events happening on Long Island, check out the LongIsland.com Events Calendar, or, head over to our Nightlife Section for Happy Hour Happenings all week long! If you're looking for some local insight on the best things to do on LI, or want to share your favorite Nightlife Hot Spots, check out the Nightlife Forum, and see what the locals have to say!