All Spooked Out? Get the Scoop on Scare-Free Fun this Halloween Weekend

Have you already had your fill of Halloween fun? Then check out these Halloween weekend happenings that have nothing to do with the spooky holiday!

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Halloween is just around the corner and for all of the horror fans and All Hallows’ Eve lovers out there that means their favorite time of the year is upon us. There is so much to do, from visiting haunted houses, to swapping ghost stories, to exploring creepy corn mazes. It almost seems like the Halloween fun will never end, which is a good, as long as you’re not someone who is already tired of all the Halloween madness.

If you find yourself relating more to those who have already had their fill of Halloween fun, don’t fret! There are still tons of events happening on Long Island this Halloween weekend that have absolutely nothing to do with Halloween - but are still guaranteed to provide a howling good time!


Adult Adventures: Northern Trail Hike
Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Oakdale, NY 11769
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$3 - $4 per person, $8 Parking Fee (free parking with Empire Pass)

Observe plants and animals while taking a a leisurely 6 mile walk through wetlands, pine barrens, and oak forests in the preserve.

Southside Saunter
Caleb Smith State Park, Smithtown, NY 11787
9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
$3 - $4 per person, $8 Parking Fee (free parking with Empire Pass)

Take a walk through the wetlands and forests of the Caleb Smith State Park Preserve and discuss what you find along the way!

Veteran's Day Cross Country 4K Run
Northport VA, 79 Middleville Road, Northport, NY 11768
10 AM
$25 for the 4k Run, $5 for the 1k Kids Fun Run

Don't miss out on this 4K race and 1K fun run! The fun run will begin at 9:30 AM.

Touch a Truck at the Smith Haven Mall - FREE
313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY 11755
10 AM - 3 PM

Kids will have a blast checking out the over 50 different vehicles on site that they can sit in, cimb on and take pictures with!

Model Train Show
First Church of Baldwin, 818 Merrick Road, Baldwin, NY 11510
10 AM - 5 PM
Train Show Tickets are $7, Dinner Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Don't miss out a day full of model trains, how-to-do-it clinics, operating modular layouts and more!

Long Island Antiquarian Book and Paper Fair - Saturday & Sunday!
Hofrsta University Student Center, Hempstead Tpke, Hempstead, NY 11549
11 AM - 6PM on Saturday, and 11AM - 4PM on Sunday
$7 per person, Kids 11 & Under Free!

This fair will feature rare books, first editions, and a display of documents detailing everyday life in the American Colonies.

Go Green Information Fair - FREE
Port Jeff Village Center, 101A East & Broadway, Port Jeff, NY 11777
12 PM - 4 PM

Learn all about going green at this fair featuring plenty of vendors and workshops, and exhibitors demonstrating different ways to go green and help save the planet.

Book and Author Luncheon: Mary Phelan Werner
Voila The Bistro, 244 Lake Avenue, St. James, NY 11780
12 PM - 3 PM

Join a book and author luncheon with Mary Phelan Werner who will recount, from her book "Kraminson Days: From white gloves to black robes and beyond."

Night of the Arts Event
Dowling College PAC, 111 Central Avenue, Oakdale, NY 11769
5 PM - 9PM
Tickets are $10 per person

This artsy event hosts entertainment ranging from singing to comedy to poetry, artwork and a photography gallery.


Northern Spur Train and Swap Meet
Lindenhurst Firemen's Pavilion, Heling Blvd, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
8:30 AM - 1PM
$4 per person, children under 16 free!

Come out to view all the different types of railroad equipment and Hess & die-cast vehicles that will be available for sale to the general public.

Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair - FREE
Farmingdale VFW Post 516, 635 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
10 AM - 4 PM

Get a head start on your holiday shopping by checking out all of the goodies and gifts at this craft fair!

Table Talk: From Page One to Publication - FREE
Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
11 AM - 12:30 PM

Aspiring writers won't want to miss out on this discussion on the Elements Essential to Writing a Compelling First Draft to Pointers on How to Get the Final Manuscript Published.

Objects of Witness Exhibit - Saturday & Sunday!
Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County
100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY 11571
12 PM - 4 PM Saturday & Sunday. Open weekly through April 2015
Free with Museum Admission. Museum admission is $10 donation for adults, $5 donation for students & Children.

Come out to view this eye-opening Holocaust exhibit, offering a glimpse into a lost world made all the more poignant for its combination of ordinariness and horror.

Autumn Discoveries
Caleb Smith State Park, Smithtown, NY 11787
1:30 M - 3:00 PM
$3 - $4 per person, $8 Parking Fee (free parking with Empire Pass)

Bring the kids out to get crafty and create a colorful collage from natural things they find in the forest.

Step Back to “Life in Black and White”
Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s Educational & Cultural Center
111 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
5 PM - 7 PM
$37 - $40 per person

Join us for “Life in Black and White” to take a look back at the era that was defined by the Jazz Age, the Great Depression and prohibition.

Charity Dance Contest & Dinner
Knights of Columbus Hall, 38 West 1 Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
5 PM - ?
$10 per person

Enter yourself and your partner into the dance competition or just come out to watch the performaces!

Psychic Night at The Nest Bar & Lounge
The Nest, 382 East Meadow Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554
8 PM - 10:30 PM
$40 Per Person

Discover the hidden secrets of your subconscious and see your future unfold right before your eyes at Psychic Night!

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