Halloween Happenings Here in Kingston !

By contributing writer Veronica Fassbender  

Kingston is a great place to celebrate Halloween events. From haunted history, to music and dancing galore, there will be fun festivities throughout the weekend leading up to the big day. There are plenty of activities for children and families to enjoy, as well as for adults who are looking to dress up and boogie down.

Start your spooky weekend off right by dressing up and visiting the Forsyth Nature Center at 5:30 PM Friday night for “Boo! at the Zoo.” There you can make s’mores over an open campfire, listen to live entertainment and participate in the costumed Halloween parade. At 6:30 PM swing by the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center for a Halloween-themed movie night screening of Disney Pixar’s “Coco.” This activity will be a fun way to learn about the Mexican Holiday, El Día de Muertos.

On Saturday, carve up a pumpkin at the Old Dutch Church from 9 AM to 2 PM for Jack-O+-Lanterns, “a Halloween celebration of the Kingston area’s creativity and commitment to wellness for all.” There will not only be pumpkin carving, but a pumpkin art show and a decorating and carving contest. From 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM journey to the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary for “HalloWoodstock 2018.” It will be the last public tour of the season for the Farm Sanctuary. Enjoy cute farm animals, a bounce house, delicious vegan treats, hayrides, and much more family-friendly fun. Animal-themed costumes are encouraged! On Saturday night, history will no longer be buried at the Old Dutch Church Living History Cemetery Tour at 7:00 PM. Experience the histories of those who shaped Kingston from the years 1659 to 1910. Dance the night away at BSP for the “Chronoween 5: Mad Masquerade” event in the historic and haunted back room.

End the weekend on Sunday by hopping aboard the Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Pumpkin Express train. From 11:00 AM to 4:15 PM, enjoy Ulster County’s beautiful fall foliage from a vintage coach and select a pumpkin to take a home and decorate. Don’t forget to wear your costume. From 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM get dressed up and go downtown for trick-or-treating fun at participating businesses along the Rondout waterfront for “Haunted Rondout.” Don’t forget to check out the Hudson River Maritime Museum for discounted admission all day and spooky Halloween stories from the spirits of the Hudson River’s past. Visitors who participate in the activities will receive a Halloween-themed prize at the museum store! From 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM check out the “MyKingstonKids Halloween Fest 2018” at Seed Song Farm. This will be a free indoor/outdoor event featuring hayrides, a children’s fashion show, pumpkin picking and decorating, live performances, and much more.

Party on towards the big day on Monday at PAKT with Scaraoke with DJ Ali! From 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM participate in, or just bear witness to grisly karaoke while enjoying delightful Halloween treats contacted by the creative PAKT kitchen. On Wednesday October 31st, for those of you who are do not trick-or-treat, or are looking for fun afterwards, go to BSP to enjoy a Halloween show with The Twilight Sad, Shana Falana, DJ Goth Ali.

For more details about these events, check out the list below!


Halloween Events

. Date/Time Event
10/26/2018
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Boo at the Zoo 2018
Forsyth Park Nature Center
10/26/2018
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Annual Halloween Party
Town of Ulster Library
10/26/2018
6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Movie Night: Halloween Edition
A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center
10/26/2018
8:00 pm
Glam Rock Cabaret HALLOWEEN spooktacular!
Beverly
10/26/2018
9:30 pm-11:30 pm
Butchered on Broadway: An Evening of Horrific Comedy and More
Anchor
10/27/2018
9:00 am-2:00 pm
Jack O+ Lanterns: Kids Pumpking Carving
Old Dutch Church
10/27/2018
10:30 am-4:00 pm
HalloWoodstock 2018
Woodstock Farm Sanctuary
10/27/2018
11:00 am-4:15 pm
Pumpkin Express
Catskill Mountain Railroad
10/27/2018
11:30 am-3:30 pm
Howl-O-Ween
Ulster County SPCA
10/27/2018
3:00 pm-6:00 pm
Jack O+ Lanterns: Kids Pumpkin Contest
Seed Song Farm
10/27/2018
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Pumpkin Carving Party with the Friends of the Kingston Library
Kingston Library
10/27/2018
5:30 pm-9:00 pm
Halloween Scaryoke!
VFW Post 1386
10/27/2018
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
4th Annual Living History Cemetery Tours at the Old Dutch Church
Old Dutch Church
10/27/2018
7:00 pm
Nightmare at the Brewery 2018 – 2nd Annual Halloween Brewery with The Big Shoe, Lara Hope & the Arktones and Fresh Paint
Keegan Ales
10/27/2018
7:00 pm-11:00 pm
Spookeasy
Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center
10/27/2018
9:00 pm
CHRONOWEEN 5: MAD MASQUERADE!
BSP
10/27/2018
9:00 pm
Ole Savannah Halloween Bash
Ole Savannah Southern Table and Bar
10/27/2018
9:30 pm
Shadow Witch Hallows Show with Dead Unicorn // Sun Voyager
Anchor
10/28/2018
11:00 am-4:15 pm
Pumpkin Express
Catskill Mountain Railroad
10/28/2018
1:00 pm-6:00 pm
A Haunted Rondout
Hudson River Maritime Museum
10/28/2018
2:00 pm-7:00 pm
MyKingstonKids Halloween Fest 2018
Seed Song Farm
10/29/2018
7:00 pm-11:30 pm
Scaraoke with DJ Ali!
PAKT Southern Restaurant
10/31/2018
7:30 pm
Halloween with SHANA FALANA and DJ GOTH ALI
BSP

 

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