Boo at the Zoo
10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Trailside Zoo
3006 Seven Lakes Drive
Come to the Bear Den at 10:30 a.m. to make snacks for the black bears, who will receive them at 11 a.m. There will also be pumpkin decorating, face painting, games and crafts. The rain date is SUN 27. Allow 20 minutes to walk from the parking lot.
11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Underground Beacon
462 Main St.
Get in a spooky mood with face-painting from noon to 3 p.m. and a costume contest for kids (3 p.m.) and adults (5 p.m.). Then return to watch a scary movie at 8 p.m.
I Spy Scavenger Haunt
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Outdoor Discovery Center
120 Muser Drive | 845-534-5506 x204
Find hidden objects on the Halloween Trail and win a prize, then stop by the Creepy Crawly Room for crafts. Also SUN 27. Cost: $10 ($8 children; $7/$6 members)
4:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Lawn
Route 9D and Main
Come to watch or join in the 26th annual parade of costumed pets and people.
The Ghost in the Mist
6 – 8:30 p.m. Memorial Building
413 Main St. | 845-831-0514
Costumed guides will lead lantern-lit, hour-long tours in which they share stories of local legends, haunted places and historic Beacon “ghosts.” Tours leave every 30 minutes. Cost: $15 ($10 children)
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
6:30 p.m. Hudson House Inn
2 Main St. | 845-265-9355
Come in costume and solve the mystery of three murders that take place during a comedic take on a wedding in Transylvania. Cost: $75
15th Annual Haunted House
7 – 10 p.m. Philipstown Recreation Center
107 Glenclyffe Drive | 845-424-4618
The Foot in Mouth Players stage their traditional chills-and-thrills experience. Also SUN 27. Cost: $6 ($4 seniors, children)
Haunted House Party
9 p.m. Denning’s Point Distillery
10 N. Chestnut St. | iamdecora.com
The party will include a costume contest (first prize: $500) and music by Decora, 4AM, Christine Dominguez, Tony E, Big Mont and Melzina the X Pat, along with DJ H20 and DJ Mizz. Cost: $25
Hocus Pocus Parade
1 – 5 p.m. Main Street
Children can trick-or-treat at Main Street shops from 1 to 3 p.m. and then line up at the Visitor’s Center for the 4 p.m. parade.
3 p.m. Putnam Road & Highland Drive
The annual parade organized by the Continental Village Property Owners’ Association will end at the clubhouse.
6 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
Bring your carved pumpkin or just enjoy the glow during a sing-a-long with Stacy Labriola. Cider and donuts will be served.
7 p.m. StoryScreen
445 Main St. | storyscreenbeacon.com
The fifth Beacon HorrorShow festival continues with this 1963 indie slasher. The 1920 silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari will be shown at 7 p.m. on SUN 28, the 1959 dark comedy A Bucket of Blood at 7 p.m. on WED 30 and the 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead at 8 p.m. on THURS 31. Free
Adult Halloween Party
7 – 9 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
Anita Peltonen will lead the fun with monster Mad Libs and twisted charades.
Day of the Dead Mask
3:30 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
Middle and high school students are invited to decorate a paper maché sugar skull. Supplies will be provided.
4 – 5:30 p.m. Chestnut Ridge
Children ages 5 and younger are invited to trick-or-treat in the senior housing complex and at the Putnam History Museum.