Weekday Picks for Westchester Kids: Spooktacular, National Pasta Day

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Such a fun week lies ahead, with a mix of both seasonal and anytime activities to delight Westchester families!

As the Halloween countdown continues, the options for mood-setting increase. Making its debut is an all-new Jay Ghoul's House of Curiosities, a murder mystery set in the days of flappers, and you’re the detective. Hastings Spooktacular Weekend offers a smorgasbord of Halloween fun over a four-day period—from a haunted house to baking contests and more. And because “National [fill in the blank] Days” are silly but fun, celebrate a great carb at National Pasta Day.

Read on for our top weekday picks and be sure to also check our Event Calendar and our October GoList for more family fun throughout the month! 

Teen Science: Vertebrates - Monday
The New Canaan Nature Center will visit the Tuckahoe Library with an assortment of live animals in tow, allowing for close-up study in addition to discussion about their classification and other interesting points. Free

See all Monday events.

Wacky & Wild Holiday: National Pasta Day - Tuesday
Celebrate National Pasta Day with a reading of Strega Nonna, making pasta jewelry, pasta engineering and a pasta counting challenge. Mangia! Free

See all Tuesday events.

Paper Bag Haunted Houses - Wednesday
Spice up your Halloween decor with haunted houses you craft from paper bags and other supplies. Enjoy a snack following the activity. Free

See all Wednesday events.

Jay Ghoul's House of Curiosities – Thursday and Friday 
This annual evening performance returns to Lyndhurst Castle but with a new twist for 2017: an interactive murder mystery! Roam two floors of the gothic mansion, decked out in creepy Halloween décor, to determine whether Madam Peacock, Chef Mustard or Miss Scarlet is the murderer! We attended a preview; read our review.

See all Thursday events.

Hastings Spooktacular Weekend – Thursday and Friday
Hastings on Hudson is pulling out the stops for a four-day Halloween extravaganza starting Thursday.  The robust and varied schedule includes pumpkin carving, baking contests and a haunted house whose fear factor varies by time of day. Other activities kick in on the weekend. All are free!

See all Friday events.

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