Cross apple and pumpkin-picking off the list; the time has come for spooky shindigs and costumes galore. Don’t dare to miss these top Long Island Halloween parties.
A Night of Mischief, Bourne Mansion in Oakdale
Expect an evening of grandeur coupled with elegance and sophistication. Small plates and cocktails, live entertainment and a chance to win a free trip to Capella Marigot Bay Resort & Marina in St. Lucia are all on the table. Oct. 27, 7-10pm. Go.
Halloween Boat Burning, LI Maritime Museum in West Sayville
Get ready for Long Island’s largest aquatic bonfire. There will be music, snacks and a new, handcrafted wooden boat up for grabs. Oct. 28, 5pm. Go.
Halloween Party at Indian Wells Tavern, Amagansett
A laid-back tavern in the Hamptons is enchanting any time of the year, but drink specials including jelly-o shots will make it extra special come Halloween. Dress to impress because a $100 gift card will be awarded for the best male and female costume. There will also be prizes for best couple costume, best group costume and scariest costume. Oct. 28, 10pm. Go.
It’s A Halloween Party!, The Snapper Inn in Oakdale
Celebrate all things ghoulish with good food, great DJs and of course prizes for the ultimate costumes. Oct. 28, 7-11pm. Go.
Halloween Costume Party, Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead
Take a trip to Sound Avenue for an evening of costume contests and live music by New Life Crisis that’s ready-made for victory dances. Oct. 28, 8-10pm. Go.
Halloween Costume Ball, Windows on the Lake in Lake Ronkonkoma
All the ghosts and ghouls are coming out to prey for a Halloween extravaganza. Join the games, participate in the costume contest and feast on a delicious buffet. Oct. 29, 8pm. Go.
Rocky Horror Picture Show, Suffolk Theater in Riverhead
Come for the daunting cult classic, stay for the Halloween after-party. Oct. 29, 8pm. Go.
Nightmare on Main Street, Liberty Café in Farmingdale
Liberty Café is hosting an evening of boogying and caramel apple martinis for a well-deserved night out. Oct. 29, 9pm. Go.
Sole East & The Backyard Restaurant, Montauk
Bring your appetite to The End for some serious treats. I’m talking free bar fare and drink specials. Guests who come in costume will also be entered to win a weekend stay. Oct. 29, 8pm. Go.
Halloween Horrorthon, Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington
Tune in for four ’80s slasher flicks including the likes of “Halloween II,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Part 2,” “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter” and “Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.” Admission features a haunting Halloween party and costume contest. Oct. 29, 9pm. Go.
4th Annual Zombie Ball, Rhythmology in Westbury
Calling all zombie lovers: there’s one room with monster mashing and the other a scary movie lounge. Warning: enter at your own risk. Oct. 30, 6pm. Go.
Costumes and Cocktails, Woodbury Country Club in Woodbury
Join in for an hour of hors d’oeuvres, dancing and (prepare your tastebuds) dessert. Best part is, the winner of the costume contest will be awarded two free tickets to the Melville Marriott’s renowned New Year’s Eve party. Oct. 30, 7pm. Go.
The Amityville Horror, Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville
Halloween party, check. Costume contest, check. But now Goth bands in the lineup including Baron Misuraca, Night Gallery, Esoterik, Espermachine and Disorder and a Joy Division-tribute band. Oct. 30, 7pm. Go.
Spirit of Halloween Party, Riverhead
Break into the holiday spirit with line dancing, games, goodie bags and BBQ fare for all. Plot twist: adults are free. Oct. 30 12-3pm. Go.
Monster Ball, Westbury
Stir things up with live acts and DJs from NYC playing your Halloween mix. There will be a “Creepy Carn-Evil” art show, zombie makeup artists and a $200 cash prize costume contest. Oct. 30, 8:30pm. Go.