Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Halloween in Central Park, a spooky good time

Central Park is offering fantastic Halloween events starting... well, yesterday.  Here's the line-up:

Thursday, October 23rd,  12-3pm at the Chess and Checkers House
Seasonal arts and crafts led by the Chess & Checkers House staff 

Saturday, October 25th, 3-8pm at Bethesda Fountain, the Bandshell, Cherry Hill AND the 72nd Street Travers (hay ride anyone?)
When Columbia and I went several years ago, sans children, it was definitely organized with kiddies in mind.  Now it has been revamped, and made later in the day, to include activities geared towards adults.  Events include a pumpkin patch (yep, with free pumpkins), haunted house and the popular Jack O'Lantern Tower.  If you still think you need to have kids to attend, why not volunteer instead?

Saturday, October 25th, 4-8pm at Belvedere Castle
Belevedere Castle as a haunted house!?!  This we have to see!  Then we'll stay for the showing of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.  

Saturday, October 25th, 7pm starting at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
The north woods at night?  Only with park Rangers leading the way and s'mores waiting for me at the end.  

Sunday, October 26th, 4-7pm at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away your pumpkin with me... and hundreds others.  There will also be storytelling, crafts, music and treats.  

All events are free!  Now if the Central Park Conservancy could just help me figure out Pumpkin's costume...

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