SAT 27
Boo at the Zoo
Bear Mountain
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Trailside Zoo
3006 Seven Lakes Drive
845-786-2701 |
Make treats for the bears at 10:30 a.m. and watch them enjoy them at 11 a.m. The zoo will also have crafts and activities. Cost: $1 donation

SAT 27
Not-So-Haunted Barn and Hay Ride
Wappingers Falls
4 – 7 p.m. Stony Kill Farm
79 Farmstead Lane
845-831-3800 |
The farm promises a night of howls and hoots with livestock visits, spooky stories, ghost searches in the pasture and scary treats. Brian Robinson will also discuss birds of prey. Cost: $5 donation (ages 2 and younger free)

SAT 27
25th Annual Halloween Costume Parade
Cold Spring
5:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Lawn
Children, adults and pets are invited to come in costume and parade down Main Street to the riverfront bandstand. Rain date: SUN 28

SAT 27
14th Annual Haunted House
7 – 10 p.m |
Philipstown Recreation Center
107 Glenclyffe Dr. | 845-424-4618
The Foot in Mouth Players again present their annual scarefest. Also SUN 28. Cost: $6 (seniors and children under 12, $4)

SAT 27
Halloween ComicFest
11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
The Underground Beacon
462 Main St. | 845-440-8345
The all-day event includes free face painting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; a children’s costume contest at 1:30 p.m.; Daniel Kibblesmith signing Black Panther vs. Deadpool from 2 to 4 p.m.; an adult costume contest at 6:30 p.m. and a screening of the animated Constantine: City of Demons at 8 p.m. Free

SAT 27
Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Stories
Cold Spring
7 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
Composer and pianist Daniel Kelly will accompany actor Lenard Petit. Register online. Free

SAT 27
Above All Things
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
The library will screen this newly released thriller, filmed in part at Lake Valhalla, about a man who retreats to his family cottage after the death of his wife only to have her come back to haunt him. A Q&A with writer and director Monica Brady will follow. Rated PG-13. Free

SAT 27
Frankenstein in the Age of Gene Editing
4 p.m. Hastings Center
21 Malcolm Gordon Road
845-424-4040 |
On the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel, Victor LaValle, Charlotte Gordon and Josephine Johnston will explore the classic tale from the perspectives of bioethics, literary criticism and science fiction. RSVP to [email protected]. Free

SUN 28
Celtic Halloween Party
Putnam Valley
2 p.m. Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
845-528-7280 |
Join a variety of musicians, including a new folk ensemble, Panache, for jigs, reels and party favorites. Costumes are welcome. Cost: $10 donation

SUN 28
Hocus Pocus Parade
Noon. Visitor Center
South Avenue and Main
After the parade, which continues to Verplanck Street, businesses will offer trick-or-treating. No rain date.

SUN 28
Pumpkin Glow
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
Bring a carved pumpkin and watch them all light up the night outside the library. Music with Stacey Labriola, plus apples, cider doughnuts and cider. Costumes encouraged. Free

SUN 28
Horrorshow 4: Nosferatu
8 p.m. Quinn’s | 330 Main St.
The classic 1922 tale of a vampire looking for love will be accompanied by a live score and “filmbarkers” creating sound effects. Free

Horrorshow 4: Halloween (1978) and Halloween 2 (1981)
8 p.m. The Shed | 45 Beekman St.
Watch the two classic horror films back-to-back and play trivia, carve pumpkins and compete in a costume contest. Rated R. Free

WED 31
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
8 p.m. Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St. | 914-739-0039
The Apoca-Lips cast will lead the audience participation. Costumes are encouraged and prop bags are available at the theater. Rated R. Cost: $10

Halloween Party
6 p.m. Beacon Volunteer Ambulance
Corps | 1 Arquilla Dr. | 845-831-4540
Children should bring sleeping bags, pillows and blankets to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas. There will also be a parade, costume contest and pumpkin decorating. Free

Behind The Story

Type: News

News: Based on facts, either observed and verified directly by the reporter, or reported and verified from knowledgeable sources.

Doan, who resides in Philipstown, has been writing for The Current since 2013. She edits the weekly calendar and writes the gardening column. Location: Philipstown. Languages: English. Areas of expertise: Gardening, environment