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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Halloween in New Haven. What could be better?

Well vegetarians do eat pumpkins, right? (Plus, I think Nick Bellantoni is really cool)

NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Museum, 14 Whitney Ave., downtown, will present free programs in October that celebrate Halloween in New Haven.

- Oct. 7 and Oct. 21, the Smoking Gun Research Agency leads “Secrets of New Haven” tours, covering some of the spooky history behind the Green, Yale’s Old Campus and downtown. Tours begin at 5:30 p.m. at the World War I Memorial on the Green. They last about 1½ hours. Guests must register at 203-562-4183, ext. 11 or Tour is appropriate for ages 10 and older. Rain dates are Oct. 14 and Oct. 28.

- Oct. 12, Nick Bellantoni, state archaeologist with the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Archaeology Center at the University of Connecticut, will speak at 6 p.m. on “Vampire Folk Belief in Historic New England” at the museum. Refreshments served. Limited parking is available behind the museum.

- Oct. 15, the museum and New Haven Bird Club present a tour 8-10 a.m. through Evergreen Cemetery, 769 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., exploring its history, some of the famous New Haveners buried here, and the variety of birds that pass through the area.Meet at the main office, the first stone building on the left after the main entrance. Parking is available at the cemetery. The cemetery is handicapped-accessible.

For more information, contact Michelle Cheng, director of education, at 203-562-4183, ext. 11 or

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.


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