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Trunk or Treat at the Grand Island Memorial Library

Storytimes, crafts, and fun inside the library plus trick-or-treating outside. Please call 773-7124 for more information. Register online.
Dates: 
10/28/2019
4:30 - 6 pm
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Location:

1715 Bedell Road
Grand Island, NY, 14072
United States

Phone:

716-773-7124

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center presents Silent Hunters of the Night at the Grand Island Memorial Library

Discover owls of North America by sight and sound! Learn the difference between the myth and reality of these silent hunters. This program spotlights owls and the features that make them unique among raptors. Registration requested. Please call 773-7124 for more information. Recommended for ages 6 - 12. Parents welcome!
Dates: 
10/26/2019
3 - 4 pm
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Location:

1715 Bedell Road
Grand Island, NY, 14072
United States

Phone:

716-773-7124

BOOtanical Celebration

Celebrate all things creepy and crawly! Learn about spooky plants while making some creepy crafts to take home. Enjoy Halloween treats, a visit from the Ice Queen and Ice Princess, and feel free to show off your costume. Have fun at activity stations throughout the Botanical Gardens. Activities are best aligned for children ages 4-12, so we encourage caregivers of our young learners to assist with creations. These programs are included with paid admission/membership! (All activities are peanut free.)
Dates: 
10/19/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Location:

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 South Park Ave
Buffalo, NY, 14218
United States

Phone:

7168271584

Mums Exhibit at the Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens’ oldest flower exhibit is celebrating its 119th anniversary. The Chrysanthemum (Mum) Exhibit has taken a spooky turn this year! MUMster Mash is this year’s theme that shows a mad scientist lab, a spooky cemetery, ghosts, mummies and more. The seasonal fun will be accompanied by thousands of BOOtiful mums.
Dates: 
10/18/2019
10/19/2019
10/20/2019
10 am-4:30 pm
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Location:

2655 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14218-1526
United States

Phone:

7168271584

Spooky Succulent Gardens (for Kids)

A special Spooky Succulent Garden workshop for kids will be held during the BOOtanical Celebration on October 19 at 10:00am or 2:00pm. No prickly cacti are involved in this desert activity, instead, this fun workshop will study succulents. Succulents are desert plants that store water in their leaves and each participant will create an open garden space in a tray with these thorn-less plants. Organizers will sneak in an educational component and talk about desert biomes, where succulents live, and how they adapt to their environment. Children will add their own creative touches to their succulent garden by choosing from colored sand, gems and a spooky Halloween surprise.
Dates: 
10/19/2019
10 am or 2 pm
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Location:

2655 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14218-1526
United States

Phone:

7168271584

Little Frights with Lights - Kids Event at Frightworld

Bring your kids to Frightworld to go Trick or Treating and enjoy the attractions with the lights on and NO monsters. Your family can also enjoy: Family Friendly Haunted House (with no monsters), Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Frightworld Trick or Treat bag. Kids are $12, parents are FREE. Cameras are permitted outside of the attractions to capture these great family moments. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT. Be sure to purchase your tickets online at: frightworld.com
Dates: 
10/26/2019
11 am - 3:30 pm
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Location:

800 Young St
Tonawanda, NY, 14150
United States

Lewiston Trick-or-Treat Center Street!

Our 1st Annual TRICK-OR-TREAT CENTER STREET is in the works! We're brewing up a cauldron of FUN...Candy EVERYWHERE! Halloween Photo Opp, Haunting characters roaming the street, Store front windows decorated for your enjoyment, Flash Mob...BOO! And a Petting Zoo, Balloon Animals, Treat Bag Decorating, Candy Apples, Pumpkin Cookies, Pumpkin Coffee, Hard Cider, Mulled Wine, etc. (Adult's need "treats" too)...AND SO MUCH MORE IN THE WORKS!!! Be sure to enjoy all of our restaurants in town after you're done!
Dates: 
10/26/2019
11 am - 6 pm
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Organization:

Village of Lewiston

Location:

145 North Street
Lewiston, NY, 14092
United States

Phone:

(716) 754-9500

Children’s Clay at Locust Street Art

In a world that seems to get increasingly complicated every day, it’s more important than ever to encourage your child to develop their critical thinking skills, as well as their patience and their attention span. At Locust Street Art, there’s no better place to do this than in our clay class. Free of charge, your child can learn to sculpt while also developing capacities that they will be able to draw on for the rest of their life.
Dates: 
10/19/2019
10/24/2019
10/26/2019
Thursdays 3 - 6 pm; Saturdays 1-3 pm
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Location:

138 Locust St.
Buffalo , NY, 14204
United States

Phone:

716-852-4562

Halloween Trick or Treat at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Join us for a ghostly good time at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s annual Trick or Treat! It’s a safe, gently spooky outdoor event for children ages 3-12. Children and their parents can Trick or Treat through our Historic Village. Everyone is encouraged to come in costume for this fun OUTDOOR event set in a safe environment. New, colorful lighting will add a festive mood in the village. Children receive (with paid admission): a Trick-or-Treat bag, TREATS at historic buildings, and FREE refreshments and snacks at the Snack Stop. Family-friendly entertainment includes kids’ games and live music. Horse-drawn hayrides will be $2 per rider. Also available for purchase will be pizza, kettle corn, pumpkins and children’s books. Reservations Strongly Suggested
Dates: 
10/18/2019
10/19/2019
Admission from 4:00 to 7:30 pm; Snack Stop and Historic Village will be open to attendees until 9:00 pm.
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Location:

3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, NY, 14228
United States

Phone:

716-689-1440

All Hallows’ Seas at Aquarium of Niagara

It’s that time of year again for the Aquarium’s Annual Halloween celebration! This year, Mystery Inc. will be joining us to participate in the fun and if we’re lucky, they’ll show us just what it takes to solve a mystery! Join Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and of course Scooby Doo as they take the Aquarium back to the 60’s! This event will feature all new programming that you won’t want to miss!
Dates: 
10/26/2019
4 - 8 pm
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Organization:

Aquarium of Niagara

Location:

701 Whirlpool Street
Niagara Falls, NY, 14301
United States

Phone:

716-285-3575

The Dark Side of Nature at Chestnut Ridge Park

Chupacabra, werewolves, the kracken. Natural phenomena and the human imagination together have made some of the most fantastic stories. So, to get ready for Halloween, join Ranger Stephanie at Chestnut Ridge to learn the dark secret of these widely known creatures and learn about a few other spooky tales that are made by or take place in the great outdoors. The program will consist of a guided hike. All ages are welcome. Dress appropriately for the weather. Limited to 30 participants and pre-registration is required. Meet at the Cross country trail head.
Dates: 
10/26/2019
10 am
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Organization:

Chestnut Ridge Park

Location:

6121 Chestnut Ridge Road
Orchard Park, NY, 14127
United States

Phone:

716-662-3290

Trick or Treat at Boulevard Mall!

Bring your little ghouls and goblins in costume for indoor Trick-or-Treating around the mall! The fun goes from 6 - 8 pm or until supplies last. Booo-levard Mall is the place to be this Halloween!
Dates: 
10/29/2019
6 - 8 pm
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Organization:

Boulevard Mall

Location:

730 Alberta Drive
Amherst, NY, 14226
United States

Phone:

7168345192

Cambria Corn Maze

A Family Fun experience, the Cambria Corn Maze is just a short drive from Buffalo. In a 12 acre corn field are 2 mazes full of twists, turns and dead ends. Make memories and try your skills on the smaller Maze and then make time for the expert Maze!
Dates: 
10/18/2019
10/19/2019
10/20/2019
varies, see below
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Organization:

Cambria Corn Maze

Location:

5274 Lockport Junction Rd.
Lockport, NY, 14094
United States

Phone:

716-589-0626

Science Museum Camera Club Exhibit at the Botanical Garden

Buffalo Visionaries - from Camera to Paper - Located in our Archangel Gallery, see Fine Art Photographs taken at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens and WNY - The images present the photographers’ visions of Buffalo, it’s local area and the Botanical Gardens. This exhibition features works by 30 members of the Buffalo Museum of Science Camera Club. The Science Museum Camera Club is a community of practice that has been meeting at the Buffalo Museum of Science since 1939. As a community, all levels of experience are welcome. We believe that by sharing our knowledge, experience and friendship we can grow in our abilities as photographers while having fun doing so.
Dates: 
11/29/2019
11/30/2019
12/01/2019
10 am - 4:30 pm
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Location:

2655 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14218-1526
United States

Phone:

7168271584

Toddler Time at the Grand Island Memorial Library

Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 18 months - 3 years old, with an adult caregiver. Registration is requested. Call 773-7124 for more information.
Dates: 
10/23/2019
10/30/2019
11/06/2019
10:30 am
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Location:

1715 Bedell Road
Grand Island, NY, 14072
United States

Phone:

716-773-7124

Supernatural Maze at The Maize!

Get Lost! & Find Fun! in WNY's Original Cornfield Maze! A Fall Favorite since "2001"Join the thousands of visitors that Conquer the miles of Twists, Turns and Dead End Trails that create this years "SUPERNATURAL" Design! 2 Adult Mazes -$12; Family Maze-$3 carved into 8 Acres of Corn offers Fun For All Ages! Bring your flashlights during evening hours to solve the no-scare maze in the dark!
Dates: 
10/18/2019
10/19/2019
10/20/2019
Monday - Closed Tues - Thurs - 4 pm-9 pm Friday - 10 am-11 pm Saturday - 10 am-11 pm Sunday - 10 am-9 pm ​ Open Columbus Day 10am-9pm
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Organization:

The MAiZE Company

Location:

3901 NIAGARA FALLS BOULEVARD
WHEATFIELD, NY, 14546
United States

Phone:

716-523-3860

"Pete the Cat" Sensory Performance

Based on Pete the Cat series of books by Kimberly and James Dean. TOY is committed to increasing access and inclusion for our community’s children and families affected by autism spectrum disorders and other sensory, social, and cognitive disabilities. This performance is recommended for ages 4+.
Dates: 
10/20/2019
10:00AM
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Location:

Theatre of Youth
203 Allen St. The Allendale Theatre
Buffalo , NY, 14201
United States

Phone:

716-884-4400

LEGO Club at the Grand Island Memorial Library

Open session of LEGO Club for children ages 6 - 12 years old. No registration necessary. Drop-in and build.
Dates: 
10/26/2019
11/09/2019
11/23/2019
10:30 am - 12 pm
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Location:

1715 Bedell Road
Grand Island, NY, 14072
United States

Phone:

716-773-7124

Niagara Falls Illumination: October

Hundreds of LED lights are housed in three locations across the Niagara Gorge in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Together, these lights work to create a breathtaking view not to be missed, and are illuminated every night of the year beginning at dusk. Throughout the year, Niagara Falls is illuminated for holidays and significant occasions, as determined by the Niagara Falls Illumination Board (NFIB). The falls are also lit in custom colors for short durations to mark significant dates in support of charitable causes. A schedule of upcoming illuminations for such causes is shown below, and all will take place from 10-10:15 p.m. unless otherwise noted (excluding special holiday illuminations).
Dates: 
10/18/2019
10/19/2019
10/20/2019
6:30 pm - 1 am
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Location:

332 Prospect St
Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
United States

Phone:

716-282-5154.

NYS BIG APPLE CRUNCH

Join millions of fellow New Yorkers and share your crunch! Your school, college campus, business, nonprofit, or group of friends can host a crunch of your own on October 25th. All you need are apples and a camera! FarmOn! Hosts this statewide event in hopes of encouraging our residents to purchase local apples to promote sourcing locally, eating healthy, and supporting our farmers with a coordinated CRUNCH. Join us as we celebrate Farm-to-School Month in October by committing to supporting local farmers and CRUNCHING into and NYState Grown apple on October 25th for the BIG APPLE CRUNCH!
Dates: 
10/25/2019
Anytime before end of day
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Organization:

FarmOn! Foundation

Location:

556 Empire Road
Copake, NY, 12516
United States

Phone:

518.329.FARM

Truck or Treat at the Niagara County Sheriff's Office

Join us for a safe and fun Halloween experience with first responders from across Niagara County. Kids can see emergency vehicles of all types while trick or treating with local emergency responders. There will also be a K-9 demonstration at 3 pm.
Dates: 
10/19/2019
2 - 4 pm
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Location:

Niagara County Sheriff's Office (Lockport)
5526 Niagara Street Ext.
Lockport, NY, 14094
United States

Phone:

(716) 433-4482

Poinsettia & Railway Exhibit at the Botanical Garden

Be filled with the wonders of the holidays with fun twists of different colors and varieties of poinsettias. Be amazed by magentas, lime greens, and apricots with small pockets of traditional color accented throughout by silver and white foliage! As you walk through the beautiful poinsettias, you will also be able to enjoy a festive model train exhibit. The Garden Railway display, that is made possible by the Western New York Garden Railway Society, complements the surrounding poinsettias.
Dates: 
11/29/2019
11/30/2019
12/01/2019
10 am - 4:30 pm
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Location:

2655 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14218-1526
United States

Phone:

7168271584

All Hallows' Seas

Ghost sightings, monster tales and mysteries, oh my! Join the sleuths from Mystery, Inc as they take the Aquarium back to the 60s for our annual Halloween celebration!
Dates: 
10/26/2019
4pm-8pm
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Organization:

Aquarium of Niagara

Location:

701 Whirlpool Street
Niagara Falls, NY, 14301
United States

Phone:

7163909020

Lewiston Trunk or Treat at Village Hall

Families are welcome to attend with their children, dressed in costume, and walk through a parking lot where they can stop at cars that have decorated trunks and receive candy or non-candy items. We ask that in return, families bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to a local food pantry. Be sure to enjoy all of our restaurants in town after you're done!
Dates: 
10/28/2019
4:30 - 6 pm
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Organization:

Village of Lewiston

Location:

145 North Street
Lewiston, NY, 14092
United States

Phone:

(716) 754-9500

Elmwood Safe Trick-or-Treat

Parents are encouraged to bring children 10 years of age and under, in costume, to the Elmwood Village to collect candy from local businesses. Participating businesses will display orange Safe Trick-Or-Treat posters advertising “Trick or Treat Here!” in their windows.
Dates: 
10/27/2019
1:30 - 3 pm
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Location:

1068 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14222
United States

Phone:

716-881-0707

Sunday Morning Hike at Sprague Brook Park

Join a Park Ranger on Sunday mornings for guided vigorous hike through one of our many parks. Each week we will visit a different County Park to explore the trails and see what we can find. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and bring water. Meet at the warming hut.
Dates: 
10/20/2019
10 am
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Organization:

Sprague Brook Park

Location:

9674 Foote Rd
Glenwood, NY, 14069
United States

Phone:

(716) 592-2804

Halloween Kite Fly with the Great Lakes Kitefliers Society

Bring your kids to the annual Halloween Kite Fly! Kite fliers should dress in scary costumes. As always, this is a free event.
Dates: 
10/20/2019
12 - 1 pm
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Location:

Gratwick Waterfront Park
1500 River Road
North Tonawanda, NY, 14120
United States

Phone:

716-731-5653

Boo Bash at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls

Our fifth annual “Boo Bash” will be held Tuesday, October 29th from 4 to 7 pm. Please use Entrance #6, and be sure to grab your Boo Bash Passport at the registration table for a chance to win a special prize! FREE indoor trick-or-treating $1 Additional Activities (all proceeds go directly to Women United- United Way of Greater Niagara) Include: Balloon Animals, Crafts, Cotton Candy.
Dates: 
10/29/2019
4 - 7 pm
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Location:

1900 Military Road
Niagara Falls, NY, 14304
United States

Phone:

(716) 297-2022

Halloween Family Nighthike at Tifft

Venture into the woods and through the marsh on a guided hike to find out who or what has been on the Tifft Trails at night. Investigate mysterious sounds, smells, and textures in the dark. End with hot cider and delicious doughnuts in the Visitor Center. Ages: 5+
Dates: 
10/18/2019
10/25/2019
7 - 8:30 pm
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Organization:

Tifft Nature Preserve

Location:

1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Tifft Nature Preserve Visitor Center
Buffalo, NY, 14203
United States

Phone:

716-825-6397

Autumn Happens Here at Canalside

Join us for a classic fall event on the waterfront here at Canalside! Enjoy all of your favorite Autumn activities, vendors, food and drink specials, corn hole and more!
Dates: 
10/19/2019
11 am - 5 pm
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Organization:

Canalside Buffalo

Location:

44 Prime St.
Buffalo, NY, 14203
United States

Phone:

(716) 436-7100

Pumpkin Harvest Days at Akron Acres!

Our fall harvest season is full of lots of fun for the whole family. Enjoy a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin, pony rides for the kids, farm animals to visit, fall produce and decor, country store with canned goods, candles and home decor, cider and freshly popped kettle corn. Visit www.AkronAcres.com for more information.
Dates: 
10/19/2019
10/20/2019
10/26/2019
10 am - 6 pm
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Organization:

Akron Acres

Location:

12607 Stage Rd
Akron, NY, 14001
United States

Phone:

716-542-2314

"Pete the Cat" at Theatre of Youth

The ever cool, guitar-playing Pete the Cat gets caught for disturbing the peace and is sentenced to live with the Biddle family to learn some manners. However, he creates distractions for the super organized, second-grader Jimmy Biddle. When Jimmy draws a blank on a school art project; it turns out Pete is the perfect pal to help him out! Together, Join Jimmy and Pete as they embark on a wild adventure of artistic inspiration, friendship, and creative confidence. This performance is recommended for ages 4+.
Dates: 
10/19/2019
10/20/2019
10/26/2019
1:00PM & 4:00 PM (see website for date and time)
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Location:

Theatre of Youth
203 Allen St. The Allendale Theatre
Buffalo , NY, 14201
United States

Phone:

716-884-4400

Fall Foliage at Sprague Brook Park

Join Ranger Chuck for a scenic walk through this beautiful County Park. You will learn about why leaves change colors, enjoy some beautiful vistas, and explore other signs of autumn in the park. This program will take place rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather. Limited to 30 participants an pre-registration is required.
Dates: 
10/19/2019
10 am
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Organization:

Sprague Brook Park

Location:

9674 Foote Rd
Glenwood, NY, 14069
United States

Phone:

(716) 592-2804

Home School Days at The MAiZE

THE MAIZE IS OFFERING AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION TO HOME SCHOOL STUDENTS! Join us in our Classroom in the Corn! Make a reservation and we will send you the password for our curriculum materials. (Pre-K thru Grade 12) Or you can preview of our Curriculum on the website. After studying, come out to The MAiZE for your "Quiz in the Corn". By answering the questions correctly on your Passport, you will be guided toward the exit.
Dates: 
10/18/2019
10/25/2019
10 am - 3 pm
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Organization:

The MAiZE Company

Location:

3901 NIAGARA FALLS BOULEVARD
WHEATFIELD, NY, 14546
United States

Phone:

716-523-3860

Sunday Morning Hike at Chestnut Ridge Park

Join a Park Ranger on Sunday mornings for guided vigorous hike through one of our many parks. Each week we will visit a different County Park to explore the trails and see what we can find. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and bring water. Meet at Eternal Flame lot.
Dates: 
10/27/2019
10 am
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Organization:

Chestnut Ridge Park

Location:

6121 Chestnut Ridge Road
Orchard Park, NY, 14127
United States

Phone:

716-662-3290