Safe Trick-or-Treating on Long Island
Looking for a fun and safe trick-or-treating experience this Halloween? Several Long Island villages provide trick-or-treating right in town, offering plenty of fun for kids while allowing parents to feel at ease. The events usually begin early, so young children can go in the afternoon and not worry about feeling intimidated by bigger kids. Many villages also shut down traffic in a section of town, so little ones can wander without worrying about cars. Enjoy a pleasant stroll through town, visiting local businesses while the kids collect treats. Some local malls also provide indoor trick-or-treating, which can be especially alluring on a particularly cold or wet Halloween. Read on for more details and also check out our Halloween Guide for more seasonal fun.
Visit Babylon merchants throughout the village on Halloween afternoon for trick-or-treating. This event is sponsored by the Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce.
Children of all ages can join the Annual Halloween Costume Parade. Participants should meet in front of the Huntington Post Office on Gerard Street at 4pm. Village merchants will pass out candy to costumed trick-or-treaters.
Huntington residents can also visit the Heckscher Museum of Art on Halloween for a special treat and art activity. Admission is free for children wearing costumes, along with their families.
Bring the kids to Northport Village for fun and safe trick-or-treating. Participating businesses will hand out candy to costumed children on Halloween afternoon.
Merchants along Main Street hand out candy to trick-or-treaters throughout the day, while supplies last.
Stony Brook Village
Stony Brook's annual Halloween Festival includes trick-or-treating, a costume parade and free mini pumpkins for the kids. The festival takes place from 2pm-5pm in the Village Center.
358 B Broadway Mall
Hicksville, NY 11801
Children can trick-or-treat at various retailers throughout the mall on Halloween afternoon. Look for stores displaying the safe trick-or-treat sign.
200 Tanger Mall Drive
Riverhead, NY 11901
Start at Tanger Shopper Services to receive a trick-or-treat bag, then visit participating stores to collect special treats. Look for the Halloween decals on the front doors of shops. The Deer Park location is also hosting the same event.
Note: Please call ahead to verify details before heading out on Halloween.
Originally posted on October 23, 2012.
Updated by Jennifer Battista on 10/21/13.