SOMERS, N.Y. -- Liens, flying saucers, mutants and other extraterrestrial surprises will “invade” northern Westchester during the October “Area 51” Halloween festivities, including a themed train show and costume party, at Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial.
Throughout the season the Lasdon main house will be decorated with an eerie alien/space theme of “Area 51,” which is the Nevada desert Air Force complex famous in pop culture as home to secret extraterrestrials, UFOs, strange otherworldly experiments and conspiracy theories that surrounded them.
The annual Lasdon Halloween Model Train Show, decked out in the alien theme, will be on view Saturday, Sunday and Monday Oct. 11, 12 and 13; Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. On Halloween Friday, Oct. 31 viewing hours are 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Lasdon hay maze will also return this year. There will be a scavenger hunt for children and a costumed E.T. will be available for photo opportunities in or out of his space craft. The maze will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The spooky season at the park culminates with the Lasdon Halloween party, Friday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in “Area 51” themed costumes or other Halloween attire. The party, for adults, is a fundraiser to support the planned conservatory to be built at the park. The event will include live music, provided by the Gerard Carelli band, a dance floor, food, beer and wine. Prizes will be awarded for the best overall costume, best alien and best duo. There will also be a 50/50 raffle during the event.
During the entire season, the Veterans Museum will be open to the public and the Shop at Lasdon will be open, selling gifts, snacks and refreshments. Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial is on Route 35, Somers.
For ticket information, visit lasdonpark.org.
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