Weekend Events Guide: Oct. 17th Edition

Enjoy this beautiful fall weather while it lasts. Check our events guide for some fall fun in and around Garden City! 

Friday- The Not So Scary Halloween Ghoulish Glow Jump takes place at Pump it Up in Great Neck. Glow lights and special effects turn the inflatables into a ghoulish glow! Wear your costumes and come for some Halloween fun. 7pm-8:30pm. 225 Community Drive. 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and most nights through Nov. 2nd- Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns will take place in Old Westbury Gardens. See more than 5,000 hand carved jack o’lanterns created by professional artists and sculptors arranged throughout a scenic trail. Discount tickets available for ages 3-17 and seniors. Kids under 2 are free. Ticket prices vary from $18-$28 depending on the day/time. 5:30pm-10:30pm. 71 Old Westbury Road, Westbury. $18-$28. www.therise.org.

Saturday- Come to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation on the corner of Nassau Blvd and Stewart Ave to help unload the newest truckload of pumpkins that’s just arrived from New Mexico. 9am-10am

Saturday- Car need a wash? Bring it down to Team Donnelly and The Miracle Group at Garden City High School at 11:30am. All proceeds go directly to the Miracle Group and the fight against cancer. 

Saturday- Hope your costumes are ready for the Halloween Spellabration sponsored by The Welcoming Club of Garden City. It will be at the Nassau County Bar in Mineola and promises to be a great time with lots of Halloween surprises, games and raffles. Click here for more information. 11am-2pm. Suggested ages: 2-7

Saturday- The Garden City PTA will beholding a sportswear clothing sale outside of the gym at St. Paul’s. If you don’t have any GC merchandise to sport around, head over there and pick some up while supporting our kids! 9am-3pm

Saturday- See The Wizard of Oz at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Showtime: 11am. www.thetheatreatwestbury.com

Saturday and Sunday (and every day until Halloween)- Walk through Otto the Ghost’s animated story at Hicks Nursery: Otto is tired of being the ‘same old ghost’ every year and decides to try on some new costumes. His experimenting with new looks leads to a pleasant discovery. Six animatronic scenes run continuously during store hours and have read-along story cards. 9am-6pm.

Saturday and Sunday (and every day until Halloween)- The Unitarian Universalist Congregation on the corner of Stewart Ave and Nassau Blvd presents its annual pumpkin patch. As in years past, their pumpkins are grown on Navajo Indian Reservations in New Mexico and a portion of your purchase provides education, work and medicine for the Navajos. Open 7 days a week 11am-7pm until Halloween.

Saturday and Sunday- See Betty Buckley, better known as the voice of Broadway, at the Tilles Center at  7:30pm and 9:30 pm. Go to http://tillescenter.org/event/betty-buckley/ for more information and to purchase tickets. 

Sunday- Support the Andy Foundation at their biannual yard sale. You’ll be sure to find a treasure or two. There will be jewelry, furniture, handbags, holiday decorations, china, lots of household items, clothing, toys and much more. St Paul’s Fieldhouse. 10am-2pm. 

Sunday- Head to Eisenhower Park for the Nassau Barkfest- Long Island’s largest pet costume contest and parade. Bring a pet food donation to help feed pets in need. 12-3pm. Judging takes place at 1pm. Parking in Field 6 and 6A.

Sunday- Froyo isn’t just for summer! Head to the Grand Opening of 16 Handles on Nassau Blvd. in Garden City. From 12pm-4pm, there will be prizes, a balloon artist, face painter, magician plus 16% off frozen yogurt. 

Sunday- Catch a performance of The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook at 2pm. Ages: 5 and up. http://www.licm.org/EventRegistration.php

Have a great weekend and remember to like us on Facebook! 


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