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A Frightful Guide to Local Halloween Happenings


It’s starting to get a little spooky out there.

Here is a selection of places where you can make the most of Halloween…if you dare.

Edgar Allen Poe’s resurrection in Larchmont– The real Edgar Allan Poe died in 1849 and that the Larchmont Public Library is not in the business of raising the dead. Even though the library has recently gone through a major renovation, raising up dead people is not a new service being offered. However, this Halloween you’ll swear that the man himself has returned from the grave to once again scare the wits out of folks by reading his most famous – or should we say infamous – works right in the midst of the Larchmont Public Library.

Frank Connelly, a Reference Librarian at the Larchmont Public Library, will again channel the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe through a very public performance of Poe’s works that is set to include The Cask of Amontillado, The Masque of the Red Death, The Tell-Tale Heart and The Raven.  Larchmont Public Library on Monday, October 31 at 7:00pm,


Murder Mystery at the New Rochelle Library- Murder is afoot at the New Rochelle Library on Saturday at 7 p.m. The interactive event includes cocktails and a strolling supper while participants solve the mystery. There will also be silent and live auctions. The library is at 1 Library Plaza. The evening is $125 per person, which includes open bar and a buffet. Tickets can be reserved online at


Sleepy Hollow, is, of course, a Halloween mecca.

There’s always the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze.

Check out the story telling events at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Horseman’s Hollow: Philipsburg Manor will present the Horseman’s Hollow, which takes Washington Irving’s tale to very dark extremes by adding vampires and witches and some spooky interiors. Visitors walk a long dark trail. Tickets must be purchased in advance here or by calling 914-366-6900.

Irving’s Legend: Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk will present a dramatic performance of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at the Old Dutch Church.  For more information, click here. Sells out fast.

Photos: Polly Kreisman

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