Halloween Friends by Katheryn Laible
My mother always felt a main point of Halloween was to scare bad spirits away before winter gave them too many opportunities to wreak havoc. I love the idea, and really everything about All Hallow’s Eve.
You can learn all sorts of things about the holiday at history.com. article, which has been updated for 2023.
This interesting old article from the BBC explores the connection (or maybe not) between All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day, and Samhain. For an even deeper and broader look at such holidays, check out the World History Encyclopedia.
Of course, many folks simply treasure Halloween for the opportunity to express their creativity and enjoy a great party of sweets, cosplay, and the fun of being playfully terrified. That works!
Are You Ready for Halloween?
Here are “159 of the most creative Halloween Costume Ideas Ever” from Bored Panda. If you have to come up with one yourself really fast, Readers Digest offers 102 Easy Halloween Costumes You Can Make Last Minute.
Let's Make Some Plans!
You can still get tickets for The Rise of the Jack o’ Lanterns, which is now held at the amazing arts summer camp, USDAN, in Melville!
Mommypoppins.com offers up all sorts of stuff to do on Halloween Weekend 2023.
Did you know there’s a Long Island Haunted House Calendar?
Did you know you can go to a more than one haunted car wash this weekend? (Newsday – mind the paywall) Newsday’s got a much more extensive list of Halloween things to do, too.
Don’t forget to check out cool local theaters. The Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington will be showing “The Exorcist.”
“More fun Less Fear” is the catch phrase of Halloween House, an event that bills itself as “Long Island’s #1 Halloween Attraction.” We’d suggest it’s got a lot of competition….but it does look really, really cool!
This is also a great time of year to check out Long Island’s amazing downtowns, which are filled with treasures. Check out your local Chamber of Commerce, BID, and other local organizations to see what’s going on near you!
Check out The Huntington Arts Council’s exhibition “A Nightmare on Main Street,” an annual exhibition featuring artwork from students grades 6-12. These kids are SOOOOO talented!
We strongly encourage you to check your local news source (and be thankful we have so many of them!). There’s so much to do and be inspired by!
However you choose to celebrate (or not!), we wish you all the best!
Be safe, be smart, and enjoy.