Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates

On Saturday, October 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Socrates Sculpture Park will hold their annual Halloween Harvest Festival.  It's a free event, held rain or shine.  Hopefully it will shine that day!  Following the Festival, stick around for a special outdoor performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, produced by the Red Door Theater Company. More from Socrates:

The 2009 Festival theme is glam rock! See a live concert by New York's own, Audra Rox and become the rock star of your dreams with the help of Socrates Sculpture Park artistsMartin Basher, Pilar Conde, Lars Fisk, McKendree Key, Zak Kitnick, Samara Kupferberg, and Athena Preston (all costume making materials will be provided and will be free of charge); join a Giant Instrument Jam with Freestyle Arts Association; get glamorous with Transformation! Facepainting by Agostino Arts; try harvest foods from Sage General Store; picnic in the Park; or just watch the fun! and become the rock star of your dreams with the help of Socrates Sculpture Park artists

Back by popular demand, Socrates will also host its 6th annual Canine Costume Contest at 1pm (registration at front gate). Visitors can enter their dogs and win fabulous prizes for being the cutest, scariest, best dressed or most rocked-out pooch. Dr. Jules Adams from City Vet will also judge the contest. along with BARC Shelter, who will also offer information about adopting a pet.

At 2pm, The Red Door Theatre Company will present a special outdoor performance of the The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Chrysten Peddie has adapted this classic Halloween tale by Washington Irving for the Company's 3rd year with Socrates' Halloween Harvest Festival. Come see Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, and Brom Van Brunt, as they tell the story of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. A blanket or lawn chair is recommended. The performance is free of charge.

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