Archive for the ‘Halloween’ Tag

Artistic Installations gather at Scarecrow Invasion

As I drove past this friendly group yesterday, I heard the introduction to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in my head. What a fantabulous line dance team it would be!

This lovely lady greeted me as she hung from one of the trees, floating gracefully in the breeze. And it was breezy! Kinda neat that the wind added to the atmosphere around 3:30 p.m. yesterday at Lyndhurst’s Scarecrow Invasion.

Met a powerful-looking figure who’s really very tame and friendly. A sign on one of his legs says high voltage and for authorized personnel only. The visible sign reminds all to drive slowly on the grounds and when driving past road work.

From its perch, this bird was deep in thought as it watched visitors walking by.

So much to see at this annual creative culmination of time, care and imagination.

Despite a danger warning, the friendly worker above didn’t object when your intrepid reporter posed for a photo next to him. Scarecrow Invasion is open at night starting October 19 through 31. Maybe some figures or their parts light up in the dark? Will be cool to see at night. Boo!

NOTE: If you visit the property after dusk to see the outdoor exhibit, then you will be directed to park on a flat level a good hike from the main drive.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2017

Memories of New NY Bridge Halloweens Past . . .

Seen on the street in Nyack: the Tappan Zee Bridge aglow with lights, gauze/Credit: NYSTA

Seen on the street in Nyack: the Tappan Zee Bridge aglow with lights, gauze/Credit: NYSTA

Flashback two years ago to awesome creations made for village parades.

Why wait for 2018? Tarrytown's Halloween parade had its own NNYB, designed and built by David Titcomb aided by Mary Kohrherr, Amy Bender, Anita McGovern, Sheila Sullivan, Nancy Zallo, Chris Swenson and Kyle McGovern/Photo: MK

Why wait for 2018? Tarrytown’s Halloween parade had its own NNYB, designed and built by David Titcomb aided by Mary Kohrherr, Amy Bender, Anita McGovern, Sheila Sullivan, Nancy Zallo, Chris Swenson and Kyle McGovern/Photo: MK

Hope you didn’t miss these bridges, and if you did, then here they are again.

Met these cheerful fellows while driving through Lyndhurst’s grounds / © J Rosman 2015

Met these cheerful fellows while driving through Lyndhurst’s grounds / © J Rosman 2015

Remember these fellows from last year’s Scarecrow Invasion on the majestic property and this bridge pumpkin created by the project’s outreach team?

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Happy Halloween! Stay safe, and don’t text while flying.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

Scarecrows and Specters at Lyndhurst Grounds

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While the sun was rockin’ the sky these past few days, and the temps had us thinking it was summer, we went to Lyndhurst’s Scarecrow Invasion. Visit the grounds to see the creative ideas, a culmination of time, care and thought.

Saying their ghoulish “I dos” w/“Dark Shadows” home in background/© J. Rosman 2016

Several people were walking and driving through the property as we did. A woman and her husband were on their way to dinner with friends and stopped by, unsure if it was open. As there were no scheduled activities that day, cars were free to drive into the property.

Saw this cheerful fellow while driving through Lyndhurst’s grounds / © Janie Rosman 2016

Saw this cheerful fellow while driving through Lyndhurst’s grounds / © Janie Rosman 2016

Bridge project staff and construction crews’ autographs are a shout out to its #facesofthebridge Twitter hashtag on @NewNYBridge. Click here and here to see more photos.

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We heard some creations are illuminated, a double boo! through Halloween.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

Even if The Great Pumpkin Doesn’t Appear . . ..

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Since the bridge’s design was revealed its main span and towers have been fashioned from candy, food, K’NEX pieces and LEGO® bricks. And belvederes, to boot. Halloween sparks imagination, and this year Historic Hudson Valley created a Pumpkin Zee Bridge for its 12th annual Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze. Photo courtesy of Tom Nycz.

Made of 1,000 carved pumpkins, the 80-foot-long bridge — that visitors can walk through — is surrounded by 150 pumpkins carved to portray the Hudson River and fish. Very cool!

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

And So It Begins . . . Seasonal Calendar Crunching

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Arriving before Labor Day . . . taking up needed space in the supermarket aisle . . . it’s annual, it’s fattening, it’s Halloween candy!

Nothing says fall is coming like shelves and displays of treat-or-treat-specific candy. Unlike the usual goodies in supermarkets, this is must-buy candy and so marketed because — let’s face it — it’s for Halloween.

Bridge at Nyack Outreach Center/NNYB

Bridge at Nyack Outreach Center/NNYB

New NY Bridge project officials have their own way of celebrating this unofficial holiday. Approaching their fourth Halloween, they’ve a challenge: what will they create this year?

This time last year crews began working on the towers, and last summer (June 2015) the first road deck panels* were placed (spoiler alert: *blog post contains a Halloween bridge).

Enjoy the last few weeks of summer — it ends September 22 — as October 31, and more NNYB Halloween fun, are nearing.

Someone Tweeted about seeing Christmas cards in stores. Why not jump ahead a few months to early 2017, when one span of the new bridge will open? Wait, first comes Halloween.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

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