The chill in the air is a tell-tale sign of spooks, goblins, making their way into our midst. We feel creative sparks of the collective mind as children plan their costumes and homes and shops don fearsome decor. Halloween is a fascinating holiday with a rich and evolving history. The traditions we see today harken back to two millennia ago when the Celtic culture celebrated their New Year with the festival of Samhain. Bonfires were lit and children dressed up in costume to ward off the spirits that were a threat to the crops.
These days it is a time to gather and acknowledge the impending darker days of winter and to have a whole lot of fun with our children, neighbors, and friends. The traditions of bonfires and children in costume carries on, and we add to that trick-or-treaters, haunted houses, art festivals, and parties that encourage creative flair. There is no lack of opportunity to join the fun in our fully-embracing and festive region. Read on to learn about the eeriest weekend recreation for all ages!
Wishing you and yours a Happy Halloween! May it be your spookiest yet!
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A few options for Halloween fun for all ages in the Tri-State of CT, NY, MA
Wassaic Project's Haunted Hamlet & Monster's Ball
The Wassaic Project is home to a year-round artist residency program, art exhibitions, festivals, and art education programs for kids, teens, and adults. Get to know this wildly creative part of the tri-state community this Saturday.
Bring the kids for afternoon fun at the Haunted Hamlet (rated PG). It’s free and they ask that you please RSVP so the candy supplies are sufficient.
Or for those 21+, come for the Monster’s Ball (pre-purchased and tickets and costumes required!) from 7 pm until late. $20
Halloween Happenings at the NECC Farmers' Market
Stories and songs at the Library
Start marching down to Farmer’s Market
11:20 am – 1: 00 pm:
Stories with Tom Hanford, pumpkin painting, crafts and candy games.
Halloween enthusiasts of all ages are welcome to come in costume. Bring an umbrella if it rains: this event is rain or shine! RSVP Required.
Halloween Family Fun at Scoville Library
Saturday, October 30th, 2:30PM
Scoville Memorial Library hosts a family Halloween gathering with much silliness and great fun! Rain or shine!
Come join us dressed in Halloween costume and ready to have fun! A reading from the whimsical, rhymed story “Five Wacky Witches” will kick off the event, followed by a silly-spooky hunt for quirky character combinations, and autumn crafts galore to make on-site or take home.