- Orlando-based troupe Phantasmagoria's long-running, critically acclaimed, macabre show "Plague Tales" is available to stream this weekend via Bridge Street Theater.
Haunted Nighttime Walk at Opus 40 | Saugerties
For one night only, on Friday, October 30, sculpture park Opus 40 will open its miles of forest paths for a haunted nighttime walk, featuring the ghosts of bygone bluestone workers and spooky friends popping out to scare you. On Halloween night, Opus 40 will host Stockade Saturday, with seasonal cocktails both hot and cold, smores, and scary stories recounted fireside. Though the park will be open for pop-up weekends and special events through December, this is the last weekend of the regular season to visit the iconic bluestone sculpture and surrounding grounds.
"Plague Tales" via Bridge Street Theater | Online
Victorian horror troupe Phantasmagoria is in the business of fright and delight. They bring their critically acclaimed series "Plague Tales" to Hudson Valley audiences via Bridge Street Theater in Catskill for a weekend of virtually streamed shows this October 30 November 1. The Orlando-based troupe pulls in a Steampunk aesthetic to their shows, which blend scary stories, dance, stage combat, puppetry and projections, fire dancing, and aerial arts, to create a dark, chilling show that is part haunted literary salon, parts spooky circus, and part macabre cabaret. Buy your ticket online to stream the show between 7:30pm Friday, October 30 and 11:59pm on November 1.
Double Dare Drive-In at Center for Performing Arts | RhinebeckAmid the pandemic, drive-in theaters have been unofficially declared the entertainment MVP of the year. Their socially distance-proof format has led to other pop-up events like this spooky double header at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck. On both Friday and Saturday nights, October 30 and 31, the Center will screen two classic black-and-white horror films back-to-back on the side of the 40-foot barn. The night kicks off with Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein at 7pm, followed by Creature from the Black Lagoon right at 8:30pm. Each car will receive a bag of treats on Halloween. Online ticket purchase required.
Abracadabra Trip or Treat Halloween Fest | Kingston
Haunted Parade | Wassaic
Dress up the kiddies in their spookiest costumes (masks incorporated) and head to wee hamlet of Wassaic for a COVID-safe haunted parade on Halloween afternoon. At 5:30pm, marchers will take to the streets accompanied by parade floats and fire trucks. In true Wassaic Project flair, the floats will be creative elaborations made by artists Danni Bellando, Alexandra Goss + Liz Oakley, Jeila Gueramian, Jenny Morse, and Lexy Ho-Tai. Although Wassaic's annual tradition of the Haunted Mill, an artist-curated spooky experience, will not overtake the seven-story Maxon Mills building this year, the parade offers a way to bring people together for Halloween while showcasing new art. And trick-or-treaters, have no fear. Individually wrapped candy bags will be tossed into the audience.