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The 2016 Greenport Halloween parade. (Credit: Jeremy Garretson)

From parades to parties to a coffin race, there are plenty of ways to celebrate everyone’s favorite creepy holiday.

Race of the dead

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Yes, you read that right. Folks will be racing homemade coffins down Main Street at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29. If you’d like to participate, check-in is at 1 p.m. and the event gets underway by 2 p.m. You can also show off your coffin a day ahead of time in a contest at Joe’s Garage. Visit to learn more.

Costume parade in Riverhead

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A $500 grand prize for originality will be on the line at the annual costume parade at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. This year’s parade route runs from Griffing Avenue to the Peconic Riverfront and additional prizes will be handed out in several categories. Visit to learn more.

Pumpkin carving

East End Arts will host a pumpkin-carving event beginning at noon Saturday, Oct. 28, behind its property on the riverfront. Return that evening to see the bulbs aglow at the Jack O’Lantern Walk. Visit to learn more.

Fun at the aquarium

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The Long Island Aquarium will host a masquerade ball at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. On Saturday, Oct. 28, it will offer half-price admission for children in costume at its “Bats, Barnacles and Broomsticks” event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit for more information or to buy tickets.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Suffolk Theater will get into the act with a screening of the ’70s classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Visit to buy tickets.

Party at Pace’s Dockside

Sunset at Pace’s Dockside. (Credit: Rachel Siford)

Pace’s Dockside in Mattituck will host a Halloween party Saturday, Oct. 28. Music will be provided by That Motown Band and there will be a costume contest with food and drink specials. Call (631) 315-5252 for more information.

Young Frankenstein

A scene from North Fork Community Theatre’s production of ‘Young Frankenstein.’ (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

North Fork Community Theatre will continue to present “Young Frankenstein” Oct. 19 through 22 and 26 through 29. The musical, with music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, is based on the 1974 spoof “horror” film starring Gene Wilder. Bob Kaplan directs the production, which will be presented in all black and white – a first for the theater. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $25. Call (631) 298-6328 for tickets. Visit for more info.

Greenport Harbor Brewing Halloween

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Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. celebrates Halloween (a little early) at its Peconic location. The annual Halloween bash is set for Saturday, Oct. 21, from 7 and 11 p.m. There will be a live DJ, special brews and bites, a costume contest and more. Call (631) 477-1100 for more information.

March of the Goblins and Hounds

The 2016 Greenport March of the Goblins and Hounds parade. (Credit: Jeremy Garretson)

The Greenport BID hosts its annual costume contest and parade Saturday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. The parade starts at Floyd Memorial Library and ends at Mitchell Park. More info here.

Bug Light Family Cruise

Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse will be decked in ghoulish decor for this family-friendly event. Explore the lighthouse, join in the games, listen to lighthouse ghost stories, participate in the costume contest and enjoy cider and snacks.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 3 to 15. The tour runs from 4 until 6 p.m. Visit to purchase tickets.

Andy’s Halloween

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Andy’s is having its first Halloween contest and party. Contestants will have the chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Goldsmith’s Toys & Electronics. The party runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30. Judging starts at 7 pm. for more information.

American Beech Halloween Bash

American Beech Greenport
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Music by DJ Andre and a costume contest. The party runs from 9 p.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. No cover. for more info.

Lucharitos Halloween Karaoke Party

Lucharitos in Greenport. (Credit: Madison Fender)

Put on a show with karaoke and a costume contest at Lucharitos in Greenport. $5 cover without a costume. $5 Shipyard Brewing Company Pumpkinhead beers. The party starts at 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28.