JAY GHOUL'S HOUSE OF CURIOSITIES
Where: Lyndhurst (635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY)
When: Friday-Sunday nights through 11/2
See what they did there? It's a spooktacular pun off Jay Gould, the infamous robber baron who long resided in the Gothic manse. Believe it or not, it's Westchester County's only fully indoor Halloween event, with spirited but not gory decorations. Timed entry; advanced tickets recommended. More details.
THE GREAT JACK O'LANTERN BLAZE
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor (500 South Riverside Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY)
When: Select dates through 11/9Considered by some locals as one of the season's most exciting tradition, these often sellout event showcases the creations of the most masterful pumpkin carvers around, with lit globes of orange assembled into all sorts of shapes and creatures from the predictable (Headless Horseman) to the prehistoric (an entire menagerie of dinosaurs). More details.
image: Historic Hudson Valley
SLEEPY HOLLOW CEMETERY TOURS
Where: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (Route 9 in Sleepy Hollow, New York)
When: Select dates through 11/2What do Elizabeth Arden, Andrew Carnegie and Walter Chrysler have in common? They're all interred at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, sharing permanence residence in plots neighboring those of Astors, Rockefellers, Washington Irving, IBM's Thomas Watson and preeminent bi-coastal banker Darius Ogden Mills. Embrace your inner rebellious teenager and take a guided twilight tour of the final resting place to our departed predecessors who helped build America. It might seem creepy, but that's sort of the point—and it helps support the good cause of preserving the site. More details.