What to Do The Week: October 24-27, 2016

From pumpkin carving to haunted historical tours, you can get a little freaky every day this week in every county


Hops and Haunts, Haunted Pub Crawl

What: A ghost hunt, supernatural story sesh, and terrifying tour of Albany’s Ten Broeck Mansion, followed by a three-bar crawl.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 25; Thursday, Oct. 27. Multiple tour timings.
Where: Ten Broeck Mansion, Albany


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Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho

What: A special, spooky movie screening of the notoriously freaky 1960s thriller.
When: Monday, Oct. 24, 7 pm
Where: The Place Theater, Albany


Capitol Hauntings

What: Do you know the haunted history behind this historical site? This hour-long terror tour will tell all.
When: Now until Monday, Oct. 31. Multiple tour timings.
Where: The Plaza Visitor Center, Albany

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Pumpkins in the Park Jack-O-Lantern Lighting Event

What: Carve your pumpkin any day this week, then visit on Friday to see your creations come to life. Pumpkins and supplies are provided.   
When: Pumpkin carving Oct. 24-27, 3-6 pm; Viewing Oct. 28, 6-8 pm
Where: Long Dock Park, Beacon


Halloween Reading and Cookie Decorating

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What: Have no fear if your spud is easily spooked. Following a reading of Julia Sarcone-Roach’s The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, kiddos can get messy with Halloween cookie decorating. Costumes are encouraged.
When: Thursday, Oct. 27, 4:30 pm
Where: Morton Memorial Library & Community House, Rhinecliff


Halloween Ghost Train Night

What: With the station dating back to the mid-19th century, you can bet there have been a fair share of spooky sightings. Climb aboard and hear their stories.
When: Monday, Oct. 24, 6 pm
Where: The Hyde Park Station Museum, Hyde Park


Safe Halloween

What: Little kids take over the high school for a day of trick-or-treating, and costume-clad chaos of the like. 
When: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 4 pm
Where: Arlington High School, LaGrangeville



Trunk or Treat Car Show

What: Why stop at dressing up your kid for Halloween? Bust out a costume for your car and you could win a prize. Plus, there’s car-to-car trick-or-treating, so bring some candy.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 5 pm
Where: The Newburgh Mall parking lot, Newburgh



What: A spooktacular showing of this Halloween favorite–the Benedict Cumberbatch version
When: Monday Oct. 24, 7: 15 pm
Where: Downing Film Center, Newburgh



Gravedigger’s Tale

What: As part of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, this live performance tells the tale of the gravedigger featured in Act V of Hamlet.
When: Oct. 26 – 31, 7 pm
Where: The Boscobel Theater, Garrison



Field of Horrors

What: The ultimate scare fest featuring haunted hayrides and spooky attractions of the like.
Where: 100 Farrell Road, Brunswick
When: Oct. 27 – 31, 6 pm


Pumpkin Palooza Family Festival

What: Get your Halloween costume ready for a night of carnival games, music, giveaways, and prizes.
When: Thursday Oct. 27, 5:30 pm
Where: Hudson Valley Community College, Troy



Boo at the Zoo

What: Celebrate Halloween with your favorite animals. Kiddies create spooky snacks and crafts, spending the day among furry friends.
When: Tuesday Oct. 25, 10:30 am
Where: Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain



Monster Mash Preschool Dance Party

What: Kiddos show off their costumes and grove to spooky tunes.
When: Tuesday Oct. 25, 3:30 pm
Where: Gardiner Library, Gardiner

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