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Spooky Halloween fun in Westville

Whether you seek tooth-chattering chills or kid-friendly thrills, you’ll find your kind of Halloween fun in Westville. Most events are free unless otherwise noted.

WESTVILLE VILLAGE, NEW HAVEN, CT – Whether you seek tooth-chattering chills or kid-friendly thrills, you’ll find your kind of Halloween fun in Westville. Most events are free unless otherwise noted. Events are sponsored by Westville Village Renaissance Alliance; City of New Haven Dept. of Parks, Recreation, and Trees; Friends of Edgewood Park; and Broken Umbrella Theatre.

Thursday, Oct. 29

5–5:45pm Not-So-Scary Haunted House and Crafts for Kids, Coogan Pavilion in Edgewood Park (near intersection of Whalley & Fitch Sts.), $2 fee.

6–7:30pm Haunted House, family fun for older children, and Crafts for Kids, Coogan Pavilion in Edgewood Park, $2 fee.

7–8pm Listen Here! Short Story Series: Something Wicked This Way Comes Halloween Special. Stories read aloud by New Haven Theater Company actors: “We Have Always Lived in the Forest” by Nancy Holder and “A Dead Summer” by Lynne Tillman. Manjares Fine Pastries, 838 Whalley Ave. (enter on West Rock Ave.). Presented by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven and the New Haven Review.

7:30–9pm Outdoors Movie: Son of Frankenstein, 1939 film classic, in the skate park behind Edgewood Park’s Coogan Pavilion.

Friday, Oct. 30

5–5:45pm Not-So-Scary Haunted House and Crafts for Kids, Coogan Pavilion in Edgewood Park (near intersection of Whalley & Fitch Sts.), $2 fee.

6–7:30pm Haunted House, family fun for older children, and Crafts for Kids, Coogan Pavilion in Edgewood Park, $2 fee.

6:30pm Halloween Film Night: The Wizard of Oz (ages 6+) and at 8:45 Stephen King’s The Dead Zone (ages 12+). Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Ave., 389-9555. $3 donation; reservation suggested.

7:30–9pm Outdoors Movie: Son of Frankenstein, 1939 film classic, in the skate park behind Edgewood Park’s Coogan Pavilion.

9pm Lost Forty Fives, live rock ‘n’ roll at Westside Bar & Grille, 883 Whalley Ave.

Saturday, Oct. 31

1:30pm Magic Show, Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St. Presented by International Brotherhood of Magicians.

2:30pm Halloween Parade and Trick or Treating in Westville Village, Whalley Ave.

2–5pm Horse-Drawn Hayrides in Edgewood Park, Coogan Pavilion to Thunderbolt show.

2–7pm Thunderbolt, a ghostly pirate tale for ages 8+, inspired by Westville’s own Captain Thunderbolt. Performed by A Broken Umbrella Theatre in the Edgewood Park tunnel every hour, rain or shine, starting at 2pm; last performance at 6 pm.

Schedule subject to change. Check www.westvillect.org for up-to-date information.

Westville Village is located on Whalley Ave. and Fountain St. two miles northwest of downtown New Haven. It can be accessed from Merritt Parkway’s Exit 59. Nestled among majestic West Rock, Edgewood Park, and the West River, it is known for exceptional art galleries, dining, boutiques, salons, and spas—and Halloween fun.

Westville Village Renaissance Alliance is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to the celebration and enhancement of Westville Village. For more information, visit www.westvillect.org.

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Sean Henri

Sean is the founder and editor of The Connecticut Weekender, and CEO and Founder of Pepperland Marketing. He's a lifelong CT resident and frequently blogs about the outdoors, beer, food, family life and small business in CT. Follow him on Twitter at @SeanHenri.

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