Things to do this weekend October 19th – 21st: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Westchester


Event: 9th Annual Old Wethersfield Latern Light Tours
Venue:  Keeney Memorial Cultural Center – Wethersfield
Date: October 19-20
Description: Wethersfield Historical Society will be hosting its award-winning Old Wethersfield Lantern Light Tours in beautiful Old Wethersfield. The hour long tours begin at 6:30 p.m. and will leave every 15 minutes until 8 p.m. This year’s theme with all new characters is “Business People of Wethersfield.” The tours will showcase a variety of people from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, some well-known, and some not so well-known, who helped build our community with their businesses. There are fascinating stories to tell, so don’t miss this year’s tour. The evening begins and ends at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center at 200 Main Street with hot cider and cookies. This program is made possible in part by the generous support of the Robert Allan Keeney Memorial Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, ShopRite of Manchester and East Hartford and members of Wethersfield Historical Society.
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Event: Illuminating The Past: 9th Annual Lantern Tour
Venue:  Cove Park – Westport
Date: October 20
Description: As part of our Spooktober month-long celebration, WHS proudly presents the return of its annual lantern tour illuminating Westport’s past. Meet us at Willowbrook Cemetery, 395 Main Street, Westport, at 5 p.m. The tour is an hour long. Creep through the cemetery with your lantern and guide to discover notable departed Westport residents. Free Halloween refreshments and the book Buried in Our Past will be available for purchase prior to the tour at the front entrance. Costumes are encouraged! Parking will be in the back lot of the cemetery, enter through the main entrance and follow the parking guides. Handicapped guest may be dropped off at the main entrance of the cemetery. Please be aware this walking tour covers uneven terrain and is dimly light. Wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing.
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Rhode Island

Event: Halloween Iron Pour
Venue: The Steel Yard – Providence
Date: October 20
Description: In what is literally the year’s “hottest” art event, the 12th annual Halloween Iron Pour transforms The Steel Yard’s headquarters into a fantasy-land of molten metal. This family-friendly industrial art performance attracts close to 2,000 spectators from around the region, who watch artists harness the power of The Steel Yard’s custom-built tilt furnace as they pour more than 2,500 pounds of molten iron. The evening also features a variety of delicious food, as well as theatrical and musical displays.
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Event: Autumn Arts Open House
Venue: Jamestown Arts Center – Jamestown
Date: October 20
Description: Free event for all ages. Learn about the JAC’s Arts Educational Programming from 10:00am to 3:00 pm. Meet JAC Instructors and staff, tour our studios, watch demos and make something.
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Event: Brick or Treat
Venue: Legoland– Yonkers
Date: October 20-21
Description: LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester will celebrate Halloween in spooky style with their annual Brick or Treat events. Held every weekend in October beginning Oct. 6th and on Halloween day, Wednesday, October 31st. Brick or Treat will feature a Halloween-themed LEGO® mosaic build, haunted MINILAND takeover, spooky scavenger hunt, Brick or Treat bat build and Boo-tacular photo opps. Guests are encouraged to show their Halloween spirit with costumes to win fun LEGO® prizes.
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Event: Halloween Spooktacular 2018
Venue: Cross Country Shopping Center – Yonkers
Date: October 20
Description: Cross County Shopping Center’s Annual Halloween Spooktacular is taking place on Saturday, October 20th. THERE ARE 2 EVENTS – ONE IN THE MORNING AT 10AM OR ONE IN THE AFTERNOON AT 1PM. You must RSVP for one event. RSVP for the morning event, at 10AM, or for the afternoon event at 1PM by emailing The Halloween Spooktacular includes the following activities: Trick or Treating (Trick or Treating for the morning event is from 10:30am to 11:30am and Trick or Treating for the afternoon event is from 1:30pm to 2:30pm), Halloween Arts & Craft, DJ Dance Party, Strolling Entertainers, Story Time and Simon Says Game, Inflatable Maze & Bounce House, Selfies with Binx the Inflatable Cat. The event and parking are free. Please RSVP for one event or the other to help us ensure we have enough supplies and to manage the crowds.
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