There’s plenty of Halloween fun happening this weekend in the Hamptons. First up, for adults, is a fascinating-sounding activity put on by the Southampton Historical Museum: “Mourning the Victorian Way: A Funeral Reenactment and Graveyard Tour.”
In the nineteenth century, death and funerals took place at home. An 1880s funeral service will be recreated in the Music Room at the Rogers Mansion. You’ll learn about the funerary customs of nineteenth century Southampton: the Music Room will be draped in black crepe, mirrors and windows will be covered so the deceased’s soul will not be detained, and clocks will be stopped at the moment of death. After the wake, mourners will follow the coffin to nearby North End Cemetery for a tour of the burying grounds.
This will take place Saturday, October 29, from 3:00 - 5:30 PM. Cost is $25 for adults. Victorian mourning attire is encouraged, and there will be a $10 discount for participants who wear all black. RSVP is required at 631 283-2494.
Another event for ages 13 and up is being put on by the Neo-Political Cowgirls theater group. “Hysteria” will take place on the grounds of the Amagansett Farmers’ Market Friday, Saturday, and Sunday when dark falls. All tickets are $20. We’re not sure what to expect, but we know it will be fascinating, as always with the Neo-Political Cowgirls.
For cozy indoors family fun, take the kids to the Montauk Playhouse on Sunday afternoon from 3-4:45PM. There will be a selection of international short films and Halloween treats. Bring a blanket and cushion to sit on. Tickets are $25/family, $10/adult, or $5/child.
Also great for the whole family will be Haunted House at the Montauk Lighthouse, put on by Camp SoulGrow. This takes place Saturday and Sunday from 3-7 PM. Enjoy games, treats, and family fun. (The haunted house will take place inside the museum.) $5 admission supports Camp SoulGrow and The Montauk Lighthouse.