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Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park

Tis the season for pumpkins, ghouls, goblins, and a Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park on Oct. 27.

Presented in partnership with Konfederasyon Nasyonal Vodouyizan Ayisyen, the final event of the 2018 season is the much-anticipated Halloween Harvest Festival, which, this year, is inspired by Fet Gede, the Haitian Festival of the Ancestors. Vibrant cultural performances and activities will be provided by the New York chapter of Konfederasyon Nasyonal Vodouyizan Ayisyen, including a Gede song workshop, card readings, mini altars in the landscape honoring aspects of the Gede pantheon, and a procession culminating in a special dance and drum performance.

Join in in the Socrates Halloween traditions: spooky costumes and art-making, fantastical face-painting with Agostino Arts, Urban Shaman Mama Donna’s harvest animal blessings for your pets, and of course, the annual Canine Costume Contest with fun prizes and local judges, including Château le Woof and Friends with Four Paws!

Socrates Sculpture Park [32-01 Vernon Blvd. in Astoria, (718) 956–1819; www.socratessculpturepark.org].

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