Too old for trick-or-treating? Here’s a few thrilling and some not so spooky ways to revel in All Hallows’ Eve.
The Southampton History Museum will offer a month’s worth of scares at the Haunted Rogers Mansion (17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, www.southamptonhistory.org). Open through Saturday, November 3, the spooky spirits of Halloween will take over the historic Gilded Age mansion, offering an eerie look at Southampton’s past. The Museum will also present Frankenstein – The Man and the Myth on Thursday, October 25 at 5:30 p.m. The lecture, taking place at the Rogers Memorial Library (91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton), will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel and explore Frankenstein’s evolution. The Museum’s final seasonal programming is Paranormal Findings at the Rogers Mansion and Beyond on Saturday, October 27 at 2 p.m. The Long Island Paranormal Investigators team will unveil the conclusion of their investigation of the Rogers Mansion, as well as other bone chilling findings from throughout the years.
Hallockville Museum Farm (6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, hallockville.com) will present Devil in NY Goody Garlick, an autumn afternoon lecture, on Sunday, October 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. More than three decades after the most infamous American witch-hunt began in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts, Tara Rider, Director of the International Academic Program to Ireland & Lecturer, Stony Brook University, will discuss Long Island’s very own witchcraft trial.
Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum’s (200 Main Street, Sag Harbor, www.sagharborwhalingmuseum.org) annual Ghost Walking Tour of the Village will take place on Friday, October 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening’s host, Annette Hinkle, will rivet tourgoers with mysterious true tales of local spots during this two hour exploration.
Time warp down to the Suffolk Theater (118 East Main Street, Riverhead, www.suffolktheater.com) on Friday, October 26 for the annual Rocky Horror Picture Show screening on the big screen. The classic, which stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and more, will start at 8 p.m. and don’t forget to come in your Rocky Horror best as there will be a prize for the most creative costume. So make sure to embrace your inner Brad, Janet, Frankenfurter, Magenta or even Meatloaf.
East Hampton Historical Society (www.easthamptonhistory.org) will present its annual Historic Cemetery Tour on Tuesday, October 30 from 5 to 6 p.m. Taking place at South End Cemetery (34 James Lane, East Hampton), Village Historian Hugh King will explore the area’s history, culture, and notable individuals resting there.