The fall festivities are in full swing at Ward Melville Heritage Organization‘s Stony Brook Village Center — and its biggest events are coming up this week.
The popular Halloween Festival happens on Thursday, while the Hindu-inspired Diwali Festival of Lights is set for Sunday.
Scroll down to learn about each day.
Oct. 31: Halloween Festival
On Thursday, the village center will be hosting its 29th Annual Halloween Festival from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
During that time, there will be trick-or-treating at the area’s shops and restaurants, as well as games, pumpkin picking, and music.
There will also be a cash prize awarded for best Scarecrow in the Village Center’s Scarecrow Competition — cash prizes will be given away for best creation at 3 p.m.
This is a rain or shine event.
Here’s our photo coverage from last year:
Nov. 3: Diwali Festival of Lights
On Sunday, the WHMO will be hosting its second annual Diwali Festival of Lights festival. This will take place at the Educational and Cultural Center, located at 97P Main Street, beginning at 1 p.m.
“Stony Brook is one of the most diverse communities on Long Island, and we want to celebrate that diversity,” said WHMO president, Gloria Rocchio, on the Festival of Lights celebration.
There will be performances by the Nartan Rang Dance Academy of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Tamil Academy with its drumming show, and food tastings partially sponsored by the Curry Club.
Admission is $15 per adult and $12 for seniors and children.
To learn more about each event or more upcoming activities in Stony Brook, click here.
Top: Scene from last year’s Halloween Festival at Stony Brook Village Center (file photo).