Halloween Fun in the Capital District

 Snow? SNOW!?! Are you freakin’ kidding me? I am so not ready for this.

Okay, plenty going on this weekend. Almost all of it Halloween-y. In fact, I just went ahead and went through Monday so we’d have it all in one place.  If there’s something I didn’t catch, please feel free to add it into the comments.

For those of you who missed it, here’s this week’s Kids Out and About newsletter. 

Here’s what I’ve found:

All Weekend:

  • The Schenectady Theater for Children is doing a Haunted House at Rotterdam Square Mall. It’s “very scary” on Friday & Saturday nights, or “kid friendly” during the day on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s $5/adult, $3/child.
  • The Not So Common Players are presenting Zombie Prom at Shen High School East Little Theater. All performances are free.
  • Ten Broeck is a Haunted Mansion this weekend. Friday & Saturday night are supposed to be very scary, with more kid-friendly activities on Sunday afternoon.

Evening of Friday, October 28th:

Saturday, October 29th:

  • At 10 am it’s Family Fun: All About Bats at Five Rivers. Call to register.
  • It’s Play for All from 10 am to 5 pm at the Albany Institute of History & Art.
  • At 10:15 am, it’s the annual Howl-o-ween Canine Costume Parade in Saratoga Springs.
  • It’s Time for Tales at 11 am at the Bethlehem Public Library.
  • From 11 am until 4 pm, it’s The Monster Mash and Bash at the New York State Museum. Wear your costume!
  • At 11 am, onedotzero is showing Sprites at EMPAC in Rensselaer. $6/adult, kids in free with an adult ticket.
  • It’s the Children’s Guide’s 3rd Annual Halloween Bash at Afrim’s from 11 am to 2 pm. $4/child.
  • From noon to 2 pm at Mine Kill State Park, celebrate fall with a hayride, apple-bobbing and other activities. It’s free, but they’ll be taking donations for Schoharie County farmers.
  • Take a Potter Point Hike from 1-3 pm at Moreau Lake. $2/adult, $1/child.
  • From 1-3 pm it’s a Halloween Spooktacular with Radio Disney at Colonie Center Mall.
  • It’s the First Annual Mamatoga Monster Bash from 1-4 pm at Irish Times Pub & Restaurant. Tickets are $20/adult ahead of time, $25/adult at the door, and kids are free, and it’s to benefit the Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Mamatoga offers listings of things to do in Saratoga, so if you’re a bit north of me, you should check them out.
  • From 2-4 pm, there’s a Halloween Open House at Five Rivers.
  • It’s Boo to You: Trick or Treating in Glens Falls from 2-4 pm. Entertainment, kids’ activities, and flashlights distributed to kids.
  • From 3:30-9 pm, there’s a Falling Leaves Festival at Kelley Park in Ballston Spa.
  • It’s Trick or Treat Street from 4-7:30 pm at Guilderland High School.
  • Go on a Trick or Treat Nature Trail at Grafton Lakes State Park  from 5:30-7:30 pm. For ages 5-10. $2/person.
  • From 6-8 pm, it’s Halloween in the Hills at Albany Public Library‘s Arbor Hill/West Hills branch. For elementary schoolers and their families, the party will have dancing with a DJ, a magician, snacks, crafts, and a costume contest.
  • From 6:30-8 pm at Albany Pine Bush, go on a Halloween Howl Prowl. $3/person, $5/family.
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Albany wants you to Thrill the 518. Participate in a world-record attempt of most people dancing thriller simultaneously. The world-record attempt will be at 10 pm. Haunted house, block party, and dance lessons. Free. Meanwhile, they’re also doing this at the National Museum of Dance.

Sunday, October 30th:

Halloween–Monday, October 31st:


Halloween 2006. You know what I like about this picture? That lovely green grass.

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