Not Your Usual Haunts
Got a great costume, but nowhere to go? (Or the same great costume as last year, and need a change of venue?) The Hamptons in New York are a Halloween partying kind of place.
First off, if you've got kids, the Spooktacular Haunted House at the Southampton Arts Center (25 Jobs Lane, 631 283 0967) might be just for you. It boasts seven rooms of horror featuring monsters under the bed, an evil butcher, zombies and more. Thursday, October 26, the house is open 5:30-10pm. Halloween is the last day for this Oscar Gonzalez production. $5 admission at the door; recommended for 8+. For those who want to keep the scare factor down, lights stay on for the first hour.
If it’s a bar scene you’re after, you might want to check out the Annual “Rowdyween” at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton, NY on October 31. (Normally, the place is noted for some of the best burgers anywhere, but on Halloween, it may more live up to the Rowdy in the name – we can’t say for sure.) Party starts at 8 pm and goes on until the witching hour, with $30 admission entitling you to a drink ticket and plenty of Rowdy snacks, and tunes. Costumes are optional, but they may pay you for your troubles -- $500 in cash prizes will be distributed for the best. View more details on their Facebook page.