Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino today announced that the Raynham Hall Museum will host its 5th Annual “Ghost Walk”, a costumed parade featuring giant ghostly puppets of ancient Townsend family members being led by costumed paraders and their four-legged friends. The spooky seasonal event, which takes place on Saturday, October 30th, beginning at 7:30pm, will kick off at the Christ Church Rectory at 61 East Main Street in Oyster Bay, and proceed through the hamlet and conclude at Raynham Hall Museum.
“The preservation of our history and the ability to educate our children on the past is so incredibly important and here in the Town of Oyster Bay, we are blessed with historical treasures such as the Raynham Hall Museum,” stated Supervisor Saladino. “Raynham Hall hosts many historical and educational programs throughout the year, and I am pleased that the Town will be able to assist Raynham Hall with their annual ‘Ghost Walk,’ a fun tradition for children and families here that once again spotlights the amazing historical treasure that is the hamlet of Oyster Bay!”
The “Ghost Walk” will feature entertainment in the form of two colonial-dressed stilt walkers that will parade with revelers, in addition to the giant ghostly puppets of ancient Townsend family members, designed and built by Superior Concept Monsters, Inc. After the “Ghost Walk,” a dance party will take place adjacent to Raynham Hall, with special entertainment featuring animated historical figures from the Revolutionary era. Food will be available for sale courtesy of local Oyster Bay institutions Cooper’s Bluff and Coach Meeting House Food Truck, and beer will be available from the Oyster Bay Brewing Company.
Families and their furry friends are welcome at this free event, and participants are asked to bring lanterns and noise makers if they have them. For more information about this fun Halloween themed event, please contact the Museum at (516) 922-6808 or visit online at www.raynhamhallmuseum.org.