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Bayville Scream Park

8 Bayville Ave., Bayville 516-62-GHOST

www.bayvillescreampark.com

Voted the “Scariest Haunted House” on Long Island for seven consecutive years, the Bayville Scream Park has plenty to spook kids of all ages. Using a back story that includes a vampire hunter-turned-vampire named Barnabas Bay who turns Bayville Adventure Park into Bayville Scream Park, its main attractions include Bloodworth Haunted Mansion, Uncle Needles Funhouse of Fear, Temple of Terror, Curse of the Zombie Pirates and Evil in the Woods. Through November 3.

AAA New York Spooktacular

AAA New York holds its annual Halloween Spooktacular event Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Tanger Outlets at Riverhead from noon until 4p.m. Fun for children will be had with pumpkin picking, games, contests, face painting, a puppet show, a balloon artist and pumpkin decorating. There will be a petting zoo, magic show, bounce slide and photo booth. The event is open to AAA members and non-members. Those who join AAA at the event will receive a $25 Tanger gift card. AAA members will be eligible for special prizes and the grand prize of four tickets to Sesame Place and accommodations. For more information, please call 516-873-2364 or visit www.ny.aaa.com and click on Spooktacular.

12th Annual Ghostly Gala At Long Island Children’s Museum

Costumes, Crafts and a Ghostly Variety Show on Saturday, Oct. 26

The Long Island Children’s Museum will be a center of ghostly delights as it offers plenty of Halloween fun to an audience of action heroes, ballerinas, clowns, fairy princesses, soldiers, witches and more costume-clad visitors. The 12th annual Ghostly Gala, a popular family celebration will be held on from 6-9 p.m.

Visit the museum in your most creative and dazzling costume (adults too) and celebrate Halloween in a fun, safe and spooky (but not scary) way! Don’t worry about a goody bag, we’ll help you decorate your own monster treat bag. The mood will be set as you listen to creepy music , supplied by Chris Peters, throughout the Museum. Get your face painted, make some spooky craft projects (including an edible treat) and pose for a picture with a favorite storybook character. Stop by our tactile “Pirates Cove” and navigate through the remains of a pirate ship, complete with “skeleton bones” and “dead man’s fingers.”

Visitors can also attend a Ghostly Variety Show when The Puppet Company brings the “Al E. Gator” show to the LICM Theater. The cast for the show includes a dancing skeleton, acrobatic gnomes and a puppet choir. Show times are 6:15, 7, 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are required for the variety show and are priced at $4 ($3 for museum members). This popular LICM family event is supported by the NEFCU, the leading credit union serving all of Long Island.

Tickets for the Ghostly Gala are priced at $9 per person ($7 for LICM members). Advanced ticketing is required for this popular event; no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets may be purchased online at www.licm.org, by phone at 516- 224-5802 or in person at the LICM box office.

Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center Halloween Costume Promotion

On Halloween, kids in costume enjoy half-off their admission with one paid adult. Good at Aquarium AND Exhibition Center. Groups receive 50 percent off general (not group) pricing.

Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, 431 East Main St., Riverhead 631-208-9200, ext. H2O (426)

Annual Senior “Halloween Monster Bash”

Supervisor John Riordan and the North Hempstead Town Board are proud to announce the return of the Annual Senior “Halloween Monster Bash”. The event, sponsored by the Department of Community Services and the Department of Services for the Aging, attracts hundreds of seniors and features music, games, food and a costume contest. Due to the unprecedented success of the event in the past few years, an additional day of festivities has been added. Residents will be able to select from two different dates:

• Friday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park

• Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center in Westbury. Seating is limited and residents must call 311 of 516-869-6311 ahead to reserve a seat.

Spooky Walk 2013 Descends On Clark Botanic Garden

193 I.U. Willets Road, Albertson

With Halloween quickly approaching, the Town of North Hempstead announced the dates for one of the town’s most popular events: Spooky Walk.

Ghosts, ghouls, goblins, swamp monsters and many of their gruesome friends will visit Clark Botanic Garden and take over the 12-acre park. Visitors will be able to experience a smog-shrouded Containment Facility (Clark Botanic Garden) as they face impending doom of the Zombie Apocalypse.

Due to popular demand, the town has added an additional night of Spooky Walk festivities. The annual Spooky Walk will take place on Thursday, Oct. 24 through Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6- 9 p.m. The event may not be suitable for young children and minors must be accompanied by an adult. New this year will be a group admission rate on Oct. 24, where groups of ten or more can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $3 per person. The standard rate of admission for Spooky Walk is $5 per person.

• Not-So-Spooky Walk, suitable for all ages, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27 from noon through 4 p.m. Not-So-Spooky Walk’s price of admission will be $3 per person. Additionally, on Oct. 25, telescopes will be provided for star-gazing for children. For more information on this event, please call 311 or 516-869-6311.