Halloween Happenings

Cold Spring

The annual children’s parade in Cold Spring begins at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, on the lawn at St. Mary’s Church and continues down Main Street to the gazebo at the riverfront. The rain date is Oct. 29.

Beacon Parade

The annual parade, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, begins on Oct. 29 at 1 p.m., with line-up at noon. See facebook.com.

Halloween Parties

The Butterfield Library in Cold Spring will host two Halloween parties: Haunted Library for Kids who are preschool-age and older on Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. and an After Hours Halloween Party for middle-school students on Friday, Oct. 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Haunted House

The Philipstown Recreation Center in Garrison will host its annual Haunted House on Oct. 20 to 22 and Oct. 27 to 29. Admission is $6, or $4 for children younger than 12 and for seniors. The spookfest is open from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Boo at the Zoo

Make Halloween treats for the bears at the Trailside Zoo in Bear Mountain State Park on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10:30 a.m. and watch the bears enjoy their decorated den at 11 a.m. Family activities include pumpkin decorating, face painting and crafts. The event ends at 3 p.m. A donation of $1 per person is suggested.

I Spy Trail

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center in Cornwall will open its Halloween Trail on Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drop in to search for items hidden along the trail and earn prizes. Children also can play games, make spooky crafts and visit the animals. Tickets are $4 to $8.

Halloween Dance Jam

Come in costume (or not) and dance the night away at the Towne Crier Café in Beacon at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26. Admission is $10.

Not-So-Haunted Barn

Stony Kill Farm in Wappingers Falls will host a family fun festival on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. with crafts and a “not too spooky” haunted barn. See stonykill.org.

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  1. I think you forgot the trick or treating for ages 7 and younger at Chestnut Ridge and the Putnam History Museum on Chestnut Street taking place on Halloween evening (Oct. 31). Decorations, plenty of treats and friendly spooks for the young ones. Last year’s event was loved by all — the kids and the seniors who sponsored it, along with the Museum. Still can’t figure out who had the most fun.