For a unique Halloween experience, the Aldrich has arranged for kids to have their photo taken from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 31.
Kids in costume can choose to have their photo shot in one of two artist designed photo booths. A special thrill is to have the photo projected on the Museum’s facade! This event is free and open to the public. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is located on 258 Main Street in Ridgefield. For more information call 203-438-4519 or visit <a www.aldrichart.org
On October 31, beginning at 4:30 pm, the annual Halloween Costume Party for Children will go on at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, with the costume contest scheduled for 5 p.m. Ghoulish games and fun are promised, along with a crazy costume contest and what is billed as “frightening foods.” Kids are free, but adults are asked to contribute $1. www.thecarouselmuseum.org
This will be the 47th year for the annual Witches Dungeon Halloween Classic Movies Museum in Bristol. The Graveyard Of Classic Ghouls sets the atmosphere as you enter the dungeon where accurate life-size figures of Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, and others are featured in 13 scenes or dioramas based on the vintage movie chillers. Many of the figures are made from the actual life casts of the actor’s faces, plus some original costumes or props, in a wax museum style setting with special voice tracks by Vincent Price, Mark Hamill, and John Agar. Special highlights this year include a display of original movie props and weather permitting showing of silent horror classics on an outdoor screen. Hours are Friday through Sunday evenings, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Oct. 31 – Nov. 3. The Museum is not recommended for children under age 7. www.preservehollywood.org
Finally, anyone who is in the area on Halloween night is invited to join the Safe Halloween fun at the Terryville Fairgrounds in Terryville from 4pm to 7pm. Sponsored by the Terryville Lion’s Club, it will feature hayrides, games, food and treats. All you need to participate is a non-perishable food item for the Plymouth Food Pantry.