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Spooky Fun Abounds on the South Fork

Thu, 10/27/2022 - 09:03
Sag Harbor's Ragamuffin Parade happens on Sunday, Oct. 30.
Durell Godfrey

Beyond traditional trick-or-treating, kids and teens can take advantage of lots of Halloween events around town over the next few days.

The East Hampton Library has Halloween story time for kids ages 3 to 6 today at 4 p.m. Tomorrow from 4 to 6 p.m., East Hampton High School hosts an all-ages outdoor "trunk or treat" party in the school's south parking lot and featuring food, costumes, and activities. The cost is $5 per person. The Amagansett Library is also having a Halloween bash tomorrow, this one for teens, from 5 to 7 p.m.

In Bridgehampton, the Hampton Library has a teen Halloween party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. Its annual Halloween costume parade will step off at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The parade concludes at the Bridgehampton Museum's William Corwith House, where there's a party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with blacksmithing demonstrations and plenty of treats to go around. And then, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center will host its own trunk or treat party with treats for kids, who have been encouraged to attend in costume.

The East Hampton Kiwanis Club's annual Halloween party, now in its 23rd year, takes place on Sunday at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person at the door. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes, and there will be face-painting and pumpkin-painting, pony rides and a petting zoo, live music, refreshments for sale, bounce houses and slides, a juggling show, adoptable animals with the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons' mobile adoption van, and more. The rain date is Nov. 6.

At The Church in Sag Harbor, Katharine Holabird reads from "Angelina's Halloween," accompanied by a trained ballerina from the Hampton Ballet Theatre School, with Halloween treats and warm apple cider, tomorrow at 4 p.m. Admission is $15. There will also be a community costume contest on Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The contest is free to attend, but to be in the running for a prize, there's a fee of $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

There's a small chance that tickets are still available to the Children's Museum of the East End's ever-popular Halloween party tomorrow from 4 to 6 p.m. for families with children ages 8 and under. It's free for museum members and $19 per person otherwise. Advance reservations are required.

The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce is bringing back the Ragamuffin Parade, planned for Sunday at 1 p.m. The lineup location is Nassau Street near the Sag Harbor Launderette. The parade will march down Main Street to the Custom House lawn for games, activities, and music.

Halloween day itself will find costume parades at the Montauk School, Amagansett School, and Bridgehampton School. In Sag Harbor, the Pumpkin Trail returns with trick-or-treating at local businesses from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Young costumed revelers should look out for pumpkin signs in the windows to see who's dishing the treats.


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