Weekend Events Guide- October 24th Edition

This weekend promises beautiful weather and and lots to do. Whether you choose to join in on a Halloween hike or celebrate GC Homecoming, it will be pretty tough not to have any fun this weekend! 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday- Join an escorted hike at The Garden City Bird Sanctuary. Choose from spooky and not so spooky walks. Fri and Sat 6-10pm, Sun 8pm. 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and most nights through Nov 2nd- The 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 kids 3-17 and seniors. Kids under 2 are free. Ticket prices range from $18-$28 depending on day/time. 5:30pm-10:30pm. 71 Old Westbury Rd., Westbury. www.therise.org

Friday, 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 tries on some new costumes. His experimenting leads to a pleasant discovery. Six animatronic scenes run continuously during store hours (9am-6pm) and have read along cards. 

Friday, 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- Garden City’s Annual Fall Festival Street Fair will take place on Seventh St from 10am to 3pm. For the kids, there will be bounce houses, trackless train rides, the money cube and face painting. You can also catch the Broadway Bound dancers performing, as well as the band Fivestone which so many of us enjoyed during the Seventh St Promenades this past summer. 

Saturday- Support your home team by cheering them on at the Homecoming Parade at 1pm on Seventh St. followed by the Homecoming football game at 3pm at GCHS.

Saturday- Halloween Fest and Costume Parade 3-5pm at the GC Bird Sanctuary. Enjoy crafts, games, face painting, prizes and more. Tickets $10. Entrance gate is opposite 181 Tanners Pond Rd., Garden City. www.gcbirdsanctuary.org

Saturday- The Ghostly Gala at the Long Island Children’s Museum takes place from 6-9pm for all ages. Wear your costume and be prepared for face painting, trick or treating, live animals and creepy crafts. 

Sunday- Capo Ristorante on Covert Ave will host Pumpkins and Panini from 10am-3pm. Decorate pumpkins, indulge in delicious panini and don’t forget your costume! All kids in costume will receive a special treat. $10 per person. Reservations required. 516-216-5177. 49 Covert Ave, Floral Park

Sunday- Would you enjoy opera on a Sunday afternoon? The Garden City Historical Society will hold a performance by Opera Night, Long Island. 3pm, doors open at 2:30. $30 per person. Light refreshment will be served. 109 Eleventh St., Garden City. Tickets on sale at the AT Stewart Exchange on Eleventh St. 

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