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Hamptons Halloween Events for 2014

Hamptons venues will be holding a number of events all month long for Halloween, from costume parties to haunted houses. Here are the Hamptons’ top Halloween events for 2014, plus a few from slightly farther afield, for kids, teens and adults. If your event isn’t listed here, email brendan@danspapers.com.

Halloween Costume Parties

CMEE’S Annual Halloween Bash
Children’s Museum of the East End, 
376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
Friday, October 24, 4–6 p.m.
Games, trick-or-treating, crafts, costume contest and more. For all ages. $10 non-members/free members. 631-537-8250 cmee.org.

Out of the Broom Closet Party
The Hamptons GLBT Center, 44 Union Street, Sag Harbor
Friday, October 24

For ages 21 and under. Come as you are or dress up in your favorite or scariest costume for LIGALY’s spooktacular Halloween party. The Hamptons GLBT Center welcomes all spirits  for a fright night of treats, games and fun. Bring your friends, because all ghouls just wanna have fun. RSVP to eastend@liglbtnetwork.org or 631.899.4950

Southampton Arts Center Halloween Party
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton
Saturday, October 25, 7 p.m.–midnight
Come in costume and compete for prizes. The best male costume and the best female costume will earn $250 each, and the best group costume will nab $500. Enjoy an open bar all night, food, music, dancing, and a haunted house between 7 and 9 p.m. DJ Tony Kerr and DJ Dory Seymore will spin. Age 21+. Tickets $70. Visit southamptonartscenter.org to purchase.

Drag Me to Hell
Harlow, The Long Wharf, Sag Harbor
Saturday, October 25, 8 p.m.–midnight.
Harlow presents a Drag Queen and Drag King extravaganza. DJ Karin Ward spins. $500 will be awarded for best costume. $25 cash cover charge.

Rocky Horror Screening and Halloween Party
Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead
Friday, October 31, 6:30 doors, 8 p.m. movie

Watch Rocky Horror Picture Show on the big screen, followed by a Halloween party with costumes optional. Admission is free with a $20 minimum food and drink purchase. A DJ will spin after the movie. Outside props are not allowed at the movie, but participation goodie bags will be available for $5, $10 or $15.

Rowdy Hall, 10 Main Street, East Hampton
Friday, October 31, 8 p.m.–midnight
The 15th annual Rowdyween featured a DJ spinning all night. Anthony from WEHM will be broadcasting from the Rowdy Hall courtyard from 3 to 5 p.m. Come in costume, or don’t come at all, Rowdy Hall advises. Cover is $35

Halloween Costume Party
Southampton Publick House, 40 Bowden Square, Southampton
Friday, October 31,  9 p.m.
Hosted by Anthony from WEHM, the Publick House Halloween party will have music by DJ Dory. Happy hour will go all night. Best costume awarded at midnight: $500 for first, $300 for second and $150 for third. $10 at the door.

Three Mile Horror
Harbor Grill, 367 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton
Friday, October 31,  9 p.m.—midnight
Harbor Grill is hosting a “Three Mile Horror” Halloween celebration with a buffet of appetizers accompanied by a DJ and dancing. Cost is $25 per person and includes two complimentary drink tickets. A $250 gift certificate to Harbor Bistro will be awarded to the person with the best costume. 631-604-5290.

Halloween Party at 75 Main
75 Main, 75 Main Street, Southampton
Friday, October 31,  10 p.m.–4 a.m.
Come in costume for 75 Main’s Halloween party. Prizes will be awarded for best costume, sexiest costume and most original costume. DJ Chile and John G will perform.


Halloween Costume Bash
Page at 63 Main, 63 Main Street, Southampton
Friday, October 31, 10 p.m.–2 p.m.
DJ Twilo spins and those in costume can purchase half-priced specialty cocktails. Halloween “bites” will be served until 2 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for best costume, best drag, spookiest costume and more. No cover.

Halloween Ball
Gurney’s Montauk, 290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk
Friday, October 31, 8 p.m.
Admission is $35. To RSVP, call 631-668-1717.

Costume Party
Vines & Hops, 127 East Main Street, Riverhead
Friday, October 31, 10 p.m.
Vines & Hops hosts a party with DJ Phil. Drink specials for guests in costume. 21+.

The End Is Here: Halloween Party
Solé East Resort & The Backyard Restaurant, 90 Second House Road, Montauk
Saturday, November 1, 8 p.m.
Solé East invites all monsters, ghouls, witches and ghosts to celebrate Halloween in The Backyard to mark the 2014 season’s end. Guests may enjoy free bar food, drink specials, and live DJ music. Prizes for Best Costume. Admission to the party is free. Special room rates will be offered for the weekend.

Bats, Barnacles and Broomsticks
Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center,  431 East Main Street, Riverhead
Saturday, November 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A party for the whole family. There will be a haunted house, trick-or-treating, giveaways, a magic show, a 3D printer demo, hay rides, pumpkin painting and much more. Each kid in costume accompanied by an adult will receive half-off aquarium admission. Regular admission is $26.50 per adult and $20.50 per child.

Rockin’ Halloween Party
Old Mill Inn, 5775 West Mill Road, Mattituck
Saturday, November 1.
Close out the Old Mill Inn’s season with Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks. Remember, The Old Mill Inn, which has sat on the Mattituck Inlet since 1821, is notoriously haunted.

Spooky Walks and Haunted Houses

Spooktacular Haunted House
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton Village
Friday, October 24, 6–8 p.m.
Saturday, October 25, afternoon
Sunday, October 26, 2–6 p.m.
Wednesday, October 29, 5–8 p.m.
Thursday, October 30, 5–8 p.m.
Friday, October 31, 5–9 p.m.
Oscar Gonzalez presented a haunted house with frights at Southampton Arts Center. This haunted house is recommended for ages 8 and up. Each night that the haunted house is open, the lights will stay on for the first hour. Admission is $5 at the door.

Spooky Walk
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road, Quogue. 
Friday, October 24, 6:30–9 p.m.
Saturday, October 25, 6:30–9 p.m.
Friday, October 31, 6:30–9 p.m.

Hike the haunted trails to meet the ghouls and goblins that take them over! For adults and families with children over 7. Reservations for time slot required. $15. 631-653-4771 quoguewildliferefuge.org


Trail of Terror
Groundworks @ Hrens, 530 Montauk Highway, East Hampton
Friday, October 24, 7–10 p.m.
Saturday, October 25, 7–10 p.m.
Thursday, October 30, 7–10 p.m.
Friday, October31, 7–10 p.m.
Take a spooky walk through the haunted trail of terror at the old Hren’s 2-acre property built in 1939. Not recommended for children under 12. Tickets are $10 per person, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the family of Brian Leary. 631-324-7373



More Halloween Fun

Trunk or Treat
Southampton Town Recreation Center, 1370A Majors Path, Southampton
Saturday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.
Join Southampton Youth Services for Trunk or Treat. Decorate your vehicle’s trunk and bring candy for the trunk-or-treaters. The “Path” youth center will be transformed into a haunted house. Prizes will be awarded for Best Adult Costume, Best Child Costume and for Best Trunk. $5.

Little Lucy’s Halloween Pet Parade
Little Lucy’s Boutique, 91 Jobs Lane, Southampton
Saturday, October 25, 1 p.m.
Brings pets in costume for the annual parade to benefit Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. Costumes will be judged. Beau Hulse will perform a tribute to Frank Sinatra.

Enchanted Forest Trail
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road, Quogue. 
Sunday, October 26, noon–3 p.m.
Saturday, November 1, noon–3 p.m.
Follow your guide to meet whimsical, fun, and educational characters on the forest trails. The parking lot will be full of games and activities.Dress up if you like. Children ages 2 to 7 with adult. Reservations required, call to reserve a time slot. $10 fee per person.

Halloween Fright Night Double Feature
Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, 18 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead
Saturday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.
Vail-Leavitt presents a double feature. Watch Bela Lugosi’s 1932 film White Zombie and then, after an intermission, watch Vincent Price in the original House on Haunted Hill.  Admission is $7.

Halloween Coney Island Burlesque
Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead
October 30, doors 6:30 p.m., show 8 p.m.
Rouse your inner Halloween spirit with the Halloween Coney Island Burlesque show. The show, which is intended for those 18–plus, incorporates a blend of old style burlesque, sideshow freaks, strange women and new vaudeville. Tickets are $25. Visit suffolktheater.com.


la fondita dia de los muertos

Dia de los Muertos at La Fondita
La Fondita, 74 Montauk Highway, Amagansett
Saturday, November 1, 10–11:30 a.m. (Rain Date November 2)

To benefit a local family in need, La Fondita celebrates The Day of the Dead  with kids crafts by Golden Eagle Art Store. Children ages 5 and up may decorate skulls, play games and enjoy treats. Admission is $10 per child. RSVP to Golden Eagle at 631-324-0603. Space is limited.

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