Halloween Events on the Hill

Party Beside Fountain, in the Library and at the Cemetery this Fall

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This out-of-this-world family graced Hilloween 2017 with their togetherness and creativity! Hilloween takes place Oct 26 this year, and is one of the best-know Halloween events on the Hill, a neighborhood known for its celebrations

The weather has turned crisp, perfect for costumes, jack-o-lanterns and long walks to collect candy. Fall festivals, movie nights and pumpkin carving events abound in our neighborhood.

So, if you’re looking for events to celebrate one of the Hill’s favorite days, look out below! Check back often, as this list is constantly updating as we learn about more events.

We want to include you! If you have an event to add to this list, please email the details to Liz@hillrag.com

Happy Hilloween!

The Walter Court Spider dominates the path of trick-or-treaters, Halloween 2017

 

MULTIPLE DATES in OCTOBER

Friends of the Rosedale Library Frightflix Fest

Various Dates | 1701 Gales St. NE | Free

Join Friends of the Rosedale Library for the First Annual Halloween FrightFlix Fest! See classic and contemporary horror films guaranteed to thrill and get your adrenaline pumping! All films screen at 6 p.m. next door to Rosedale Library at the Rosedale Recreation Center.

Tuesday, Oct. 16 – Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Rated R  Runtime 1h 50m

Tuesday, Oct. 23 – Get Out (2017)
Rated R Runtime 1h 44m

Tuesday, Oct. 30 – Halloween H20 (1998)
Rated R Runtime 1h 26m

Friends of the Rosedale Library Children’s Frightflix Fest

Various Dates | 1701 Gales St. NE | Free

The children’s edition of Frightflix takes place Thursdays at 6 p.m. at the Rosedale Recreation Center featuring classic and contemporary spooky Halloween films for the whole family. Join in for thrills and chills!

Thursday, Oct. 18 – The Wizard of OZ
Rated G. Run time 1 hour and 52 minutes.

Thursday, Oct. 25 – Hocus Pocus
Rated PG. Run time 1 hour and 36 minutes.

National Building Museum Ghost Tours

7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. October 1sd, 24th, and 31st | 401 F St. NW | $30

You’re in a room with angry spirits, mysteries and lies. Can you find the truth in time? Solve puzzles and find clues to reveal the truth and escape the room and then hear ghostly tales of the museum. This is a 30- to 45-minute event for ages 12 and up. Limit 10 participants per time slot. Tickets are $30 and available at the National Building Museum (401 F St. NW). Find more information and tickets online.

Congressional Cemetery ‘Soul Strolls’

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. October 17th, 23rd and 24th | 1801 E St. SE | $10 & $20

More than 65, 000 souls lie at rest in Congressional Cemetery. Soul Strolls, the Cemetery’s annual twilight tours, explore the unique stories of buried individuals through guided tours and costumed interpreters. Experience the history of this hallowed ground exactly the way it should be experienced in October – in twilight and darkness, happening upon vignettes and individuals under the guidance of one of the “Dozen Decent Docents.”

The cemetery is typically open only from dawn to dusk and this special event allows the public night-time access to get the full Halloween experience in the twilight. Comfortable shoes are encouraged, as are flashlights. Tours will not stay on the paths, so be ready for uneven terrain.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Visit https://congressionalcemetery.ticketleap.com/soul-strolls/

Frankenstein at CHAW

Various Dates | 545 Seventh St. SE | $5 to $15

In a room of filthy creation, a young man stands alone at the turning point of human history: a remedy to the steady cold hand of Death. On the table lies his greatest promise, the product of all his hard work, the summation of his hopes and dreams. As Victor Frankenstein brings his impossible creation to life, he also opens a door to death, destruction, and regret.

The newest installment of We Happy Few’s Classics-in-Action series explores Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in an hour-long performance using her original text, live action, puppets, and a custom cocktail to bring to life the Frankenstein that you’ve always wanted to know.

  • Thursday October 18th – 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday October 19th – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday October 20th – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday October 27th – 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday October 31st – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday November 3rd – 2 p.m.
  • Thursday November 8th – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday November 10th – 7:30 p.m.

All performances at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) 545 Seventh St. SE. FRANKENSTEIN is presented as a part of Frankenreads, an international celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for Halloween 2018 organized by the Keats- Shelley Association of America.

Learn more online with CHAW.

Six Flags Fright Fest

Sept. 22 thru Oct. 28 | 13710 Central Avenue, Bowie/ Mitchellville, MD | $42 – $ 69

Fright Fest is back for select days between Sept. 22 and Oct. 28 at Six Flags America. It’s a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy shows, rides and haunted mazes. There are activities for the whole family throughout the day, but come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down.

Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including several haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurks around every corner as the dark of night washes over the park. The ghouls are set free for their daily hunting rituals.

FRIDAY OCT 19

Films by the Fountain Halloween Double Feature

6:30 p.m. Fri Oct 19 | 13th & C Streets SE | Free

The 13th Street Community Park and Garden (13th Street at C Street SE)
is planning some spooky fun at the park on Friday, Oct. 19 for the first-ever Films by the Fountain double feature!

The littlest neighbors will enjoy ‘Curious George’s Halloween Boofest’ from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (starting right after sundown), followed by a screening of the classic ‘Ghostbusters’ at 7:30 p.m., better suited for big kids and the young-at-heart.

Bring neighbors, a picnic, and a blanket or chairs, and come join in some Halloween fun under the stars!

SAT OCT 20

Maury Elementary School Fall Festival

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat, Oct 21 | 1840 Constitution Ave. $1-25

This year’s activities at Maury Elementary School’s Fall Festival include food, a live DJ, haunted house, arts and crafts, face painting, carnival games, and the ever-popular cake walk! New for this year will be a photo booth and a bracelet that gets the wearer access to unlimited fun.

It all takes place at Maury Village at Eliot-Hine (1840 Constitution Ave. Enter on the C street between 18th and 19th streets NE)

This year, you can buy bracelets in advance for $25: https://mauryele.ejoinme.org/fallfest Bracelets will be $30 at the door. The price of the bracelet includes food and a drink, a chance to silly string the principal, face painting and unlimited games, crafts, photos, visits to the haunted house.

Individual tickets ($1 each) will be sold at the door as well.

Kid’s Pizza Party at Matchbox

10 a.m. Saturday Oct. 20 | 521 Eighth St. NE | $30

Matchbox Capitol Hill (521 Eighth St. SE) offers a Halloween-themed Kids Pizza Party Saturday, October 20 at 10 a.m.

Halloween Pizza Chefs (and their chauffeurs) will enjoy:

  • A chef hat, crayons, and coloring page
  • A tour of the kitchen and pizza ovens
  • A pizza class where each child will make a customized personal pizza
  • A candy table decorated for Halloween and cookie Jack O’Lanterns for decorating
  • A round of mimosas for the adults

Come in costume!

Cost is $30 per child inclusive of tax and gratuity. The party is recommended for ages 5-12.

 

SUN OCT 21

CHUMC Fall Carnival of Fun

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 | 421 Seward Sq. SE | Free

Capitol Hill United Methodist Church (CHUMC) invites families and children of all ages to wear their costumes to a free fun carnival! Snacks, face painting, trick or treat bag decoration, bounce houses, games and a cake walk!

The fun happens from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct 21 in the parking lot next to the CHUMC (421 Seward Sq. SE) and will move inside in case of bad weather. It’s free and all are welcome!

WEDS OCT 24

NoMA BID Pumpkin Palooza

4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Weds Oct 24 | 1150 First St. NE | Free with Registration

Join friends and neighbors at NoMa’s 6th Annual Halloween pumpkin decorating extravaganza. Invite a friend and come on over to decorate one of 800 pumpkins and snap some photos with some of the cuddly farm animals in the petting zoo.

The event takes place at 1150 First St. NE. Carving and painting tools will be provided along with some fun festive snacks for everyone. Local food trucks will also have some tasty food for purchase.

If that isn’t enough, come get your face painted or watch Ryan Forrester Band bring the party with music for everyone!

Please reserve a spot and a pumpkin by registering for the event so we can hold a pumpkin for you. Only one pumpkin is allowed per person. Well-behaved and leashed pets are welcome!

THURS OCT 25

Pumpkin Fest at Union Market

5 p.m. Thursday Oct 25 to Friday Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. | 1309 Fifth St. NE | $25

Carve out some time and celebrate Halloween at Union Market (1309 Fifth St. NE)

Carve a pumpkin on Neal Place with Suburbia + Nalls Produce. Leave it on Display until the 31st of October for the chance to win a spooktacular prize.

Sip on special $8 seasonal cocktails from Suburbia including the Fall Harvest (bourbon, apple, pear, orange + hint of maple) and the Put a Spell on Me (whiskey, Japanese pumpkin, Japanese coriander _ lemon).

$25 Ticket price  includes a large pumpkin and a carving kit.

WEEKEND (FRIDAY and SATURDAY) OCTOBER 26th to 27th

FRIDAY OCT 26

Masquerade for Residents of Capper Carrollsburg Senor Apartments

4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 | 55 M St. SE | $15

Hines Investment Management Company is hosting a  Masquerade / Halloween Party on the rooftop of 55 M Street to raise money for the residents of the Capper Carrollsburg community on October 26th, 2018, from 4pm to 7pm. Tickets are $15 per person and costumes are optional!

The event will have music, complimentary food provided by Shake Shack, beer provided by Gordon Biersch and wine provided by First Residences. Door prizes throughout the evening and there will be a silent auction.

Tickets are being processed by the Capitol Hill Community Foundation and all proceeds will benefit the residents displaced by the fire at the Capper Carrollsburg Senior Housing facility on September 19th, 2018.

Buy tickets online, or donate to the Capper Carrollsburg Senior Fund directly.

Partygoers at Hilloween 2016, with the Hine School construction still in background.

Hilloween at Eastern Market

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday October 26th | Eastern Market (225 7 St. SE) | Free

This year’s annual Hilloween takes place at Eastern Market (225 Seventh St. SE).

There will be multiple moon bounces in the North Hall and table after table of swag, including books from the NE and SE Library! There will be a Circulator Bus to climb in. Face painting courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HS PenFed Realty (BHHS] in their courtyard at 705 N Carolina Ave SE, to the left of Port City Java, River Park Nursery School (RPNS) and St. Peter’s School at their tables. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase.

Exercise caution as this year, Seventh Street will not officially be closed.

Volunteers are needed to make the event a success! Sign up for a two or two-and-a-half hour shift online.

Everyone is welcome, whether you wear your costume or not! More info at https://www.facebook.com/HilloweenatEasternMarket/

River Monsters at Anacostia Park Aquatic Center 

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday October 26th | 1900 Anacostia Dr. | Free

Join DOEE fish & wildlife biologists for “River Monsters” to enjoy family-friendly, Halloween-themed activities at the Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC) in Anacostia Park. The program will be offered on Friday, October 26th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

“River Monsters” will feature a Fish or Treat? aquarium tour with feedings, Share & Scare aquatic animal presentation and themed crafts and activities. Come discover the creatures that lurk in the depths of the District’s waterways and the spooky ways aquatic animals survive!

Register online with head counts and ages for a ghoulish good time! Costumes are encouraged! All AREC programs are FREE, but this opportunity is limited to 40 attendees. Program participants must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

“River Monsters” is part of the Family Discovery Days series offered Fall through Spring annually in conjunction with select District of Columbia Public Schools days off for students. View other programs and learn more about the Aquatic Resources Education Center by visiting http://doee.dc.gov/arec.

The Aquatic Resources Education Center is located in Anacostia Park next to the Skating Pavilion (view map). Questions may be directed to doee.arec@dc.gov or 202-727-7400 / 202-440-3951.

SATURDAY OCT 27

Pumpkins in the Park

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Oct 27th | 200 L St. SE | Free

The Capitol Riverfront BID invites everyone to the Fifth Annual Pumpkins in the Park, taking place in the middle block of Canal Park (200 L St. SE). The first 250 guests will receive mini pumpkins to decorate, and everyone is welcome to join in the pumpkin-decorating, corn-tossing, moon-bouncing fun they can handle!

Learn more or RSVP by visiting the event’s Facebook Page.

Spooktacular Concert At CHAW

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday Oct 27th | 545 Seventh St. SE | Free

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) Halloween SPOOKtacular Youth Concert & Reception from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at 545 7th Street, SE. Join in to hear live music from private music students, see a preview performance by We Happy Few, make masks, enjoy treats galore and more. Free and open to all (costumes encouraged!). For more information, visit www.chaw.org, or call (202) 547-6839.

Fall Fun Day at Mt. Vernon Triangle

10 a.m. Saturday Oct 27 | Milian Park | Free

From adorable mini-monsters to the most creative dog costumes in town, Mount Vernon Triangle will be all about Halloween for the annual Mount Vernon Triangle Fall Fun Day. The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District welcomes families and their four-legged friends to Milian Park (Fifth & I Streets NW) for a free event marking the final day of the MVT FRESHFARM Farm Stand.

Free activities may include mini pumpkin painting, face painting, apple cider, free popcorn courtesy 5th Street Ace Hardware, a dog costume parade on the red carpet with prizes for the top three costumes and gifts for every participant, a pumpkin decorating contest starring hand-crafted creative pumpkins from Mount Vernon Triangle businesses and plenty of sweet treats for everyone.

NSO Spooktacular Concert

2 p.m. and 4 p.m. October 27th | 2700 F St. NW | $15 to $18

The Kennedy Center Concert Hall transforms into a ghastly sight at this annual frightfully fun National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) concert featuring ghoulishly attired musicians, which this year also marks the Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead). Arrive early for trick-or-treating and a special Haunted Hall Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo.”

Tickets range from $15 to $18. This concert is for ages 5 and up.

Trick or Treat at Mount Vernon

3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday October 27th | 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy | $8 kids; $14 adults

Participate in a scavenger hunt, take a wagon ride on the 12-acre field and create a boo-tiful Halloween craft on this unforgettable evening at Mount Vernon (3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA).

See wool carding, spinning and fish net making in the historic area before greeting “Martha Washington” on the piazza of the Mansion. Burn off all the extra excitement with 18th-century dancing in the upper garden. Historic chocolate-making demonstrations and chocolate tastings will also take place.

For more information, visit mountvernon.org.

Halloween Spooktacular at Congressional Cemetery

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday October 27th | 1801 E St. SE | $7.50 suggested donation (Adults)

The Seventh Annual Halloween Spooktacular returns to Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St. SE based in the Chapel) rain or shine! There will be food, drinks, hayrides, a photo booth, food and drink provided by Agua 301, games and more.

This year, Fulcrum asks that all adults donate $7.50 upon registering. All donations will go to The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project (HCPP), an organization that is doing extremely important work in light of the homeless shelter closing at D.C. General’s campus. There will be opportunities to donate cash to HCPP at the event.

Join in the games for kids and adults. Wear a costume and enter the costume contest! Register online by Thursday, Oct. 25.

Howl-o-ween Doggy Costume Contest

1 p.m. Saturday October 27th | Lincoln Park | Free with Registration

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday October 27th in Lincoln Park watch a doggone spooky parade of pups in costumes! The parade is also a contest, with prizes for Best Dog and Person Theme, Best Dog and Group Theme and Best Homemade Costume!

There will also be a Parade of Adoptable Dogs as Rural Dog Rescue will be at the event will their adorable adoptable pets.

Howl to the Chief gift bags will be distributed while supplies last. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. at the park, or save time and pre-register at Howl to the Chief (733 Eighth St. SE) or online www.howltothechief.com

Bat Bonanza! at the Botanic Garden

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday October 27th | 100 Maryland Ave. SW | Free

Come to the Botanic Garden Conservatory (100 Maryland Ave. SW) the Saturday before Halloween dressed as a bat. Come as a plant pollinated by a bat. Or, simply come and learn about bats.

There will be bat-related activities throughout the Conservatory. Come and learn why bats matter.

The event is free to all! No pre-registration is required. Lean more at usbg.gov.

SUNDAY OCT 28

Bikes, Baristas and Beers: Halloween Edition

8:45 a.m. Sunday Oct. 28 | 730 Maine Ave. SW + 22 mi | Free with Registration

The original coffee ride continues with a spooky Halloween edition!

Join District Hardware and Bike (730 Maine Ave. SW) at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, October 28th for a fun, scenic ride along the Anacostia River Trail with friends Vigilante Coffee Co.

The ride leaves from the Velo Cafe within District Hardware and Bike, riding to Vigilante Coffee in Hyattsville, and ends with beers. 22 miles round trip!

Since it is October folks are encouraged to dress up in their best bicycle-safe costume.

The event is free but it is nice to register online.

MONDAY OCT 29th 

We Happy Few’s ‘Frankenstein’ at Southeast Library

7 p.m. Monday Oct. 29 | 403 Seventh St. SE | Free

Join local theatre company We Happy Few as they bring their fall production of Frankenstein to the Southeast Neighborhood Library (403 Seventh St. SE) just in time for Halloween!

We Happy Few adapts and presents accessible versions of classic texts. Their production of Frankenstein has a run time of approximately one hour and is recommended for adults, teens and children ages 9+.

This performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Library.

TUESDAY OCT 30

Halloween Storytime at Rosedale Library

4:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 30 | 1701 Gales St. NE | Free

At 4:30 p.m. come to Rosedale Library (1701 Gales St. NE) for a Halloween-themed story time that includes creepy songs and stories!

First District Annual Haunted House

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 30th and Wednesday October 31st (HALLOWEEN!)

Join the Officers of Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First Division at their Annual Haunted House Save Haven at the First District Station (101 M St. SW). Children 12 years old and older are welcome to come and enjoy the festivities. Bring a canned good, and get VIP treatment! The Haunted Haven will be open Tuesday evening and Halloween night.

HALLOWEEN – WEDNESDAY OCT 31ST

Trick-or-Treating

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 31 | Capitol Hill | Free with costume

Halloween is on a Wednesday night! Expect trick-or-treaters from all over the DMV to arrive as early as 6 p.m. seeking candy and the Hill’s famous decorations! Consider manufacturing a ‘out of candy’ sign for when the time comes (it will!)

Frankie and Sidney Morris examine Halloween candy on display on the first day of the Capital Candy Jar grand opening in September of last year.

Trick-or-Treat at the Capital Candy Jar

5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 31 | 201 15th St. NE | Free

Local candy company The Capital Candy Jar will close the doors to sales at 4:30 p.m. Halloween afternoon and open doors to trick-or-treaters. Kids can trick-or-treat at stations around the store, and there will be hot cider for everyone.

The store is popular for dipped Oreo cookies, s’mores and ‘clouds’ —a flavored marshmallow with a generous lick of salted caramel, covered in dark or milk chocolate — and is likely to have some great, hand-made spooooky deliciousness.

Learn more by visiting the Facebook event page.

Frankenpup Halloween Fest at Lap Pop Up

1 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 31 | First at Pierce St. NE | Free

Join the Fab Lab Pop Up at NoMa on Halloween for drop-in DIY crafts and treats for kiddos and pups alike! Costumes on humans and most especially dogs are highly encouraged.

The festivities are from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Treats are first come, first served and some crafts may accommodate limited participants.

Spooooky Halloween Bash at King Greenleaf

5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 31st | 201 N St. SW

Come enjoy board games, food, music, and a haunted house at the Greenleaf Recreation Center (201 N St. SW)! Kids ages 6 and under get to be in a costume contest and get candy.

Southeast Library Halloween Events

4 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 31 | 403 Seventh St. SE | Free

Trick-or-treat and fortune-telling 4 p.m.

Neighborhood children are invited to stop by the Southeast Public Library (403 Seventh St. SE) Halloween evening for treats and special fortune telling sessions with near-sighted Hogwarts divination specialists, librarians Elaine and Erin.

Film ‘A Quiet Place’ 7 p.m.

Hang at the Southeast Library (403 Seventh St. SE) for snacks, candy and a screening of A Quiet Place (PG-13) in the meeting room. Prepare to be frightened! This event is for ages 13 and up.

Northeast Library Halloween Party

3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 31st | 330 Seventh St NE | Free

Are you scared? Well, don’t be! The Northeast Library (330 Seventh St. NE) Halloween Party is going to be fun, friendly and fabulous! Join the fun on Wednesday, October 31 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the big meeting room. There will be creepy crafts, spooky music, tricks and treats, pumpkin weighing and of course, candy!

Wear your fright faces and costumes but leave all plastic weapons at home when you come by for a spooktacular good time!


Rosedale Recreation Center Halloween Party

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 31 | 1701 Gales St. NE | Free

There will be a Halloween Party at the Rosedale Recreation Center (1701 Gales St. NE) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday October 31st. Wear your costumes for treats, games and fun!

Sherwood Tiny Tots Halloween 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 31 | 640 Tenth St. NE | Free with Potluck Dish

Bring a delicious dish to share and your tot dressed up in costume, ready for the costume contest! Party starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Sherwood Recreation Center (640 Tenth St. NE).

Rosedale Library Scavenger Hunt, Spooky Stories and Safe Haven

3:30 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 31 | 1701 Gales St. NE | Free

Stop by Rosedale Library (1701 Gales St. NE) at 3:30 p.m. the afternoon of Halloween for a fun scavenger hunt in the Library. Complete all the spooky riddles to get a candy prize surprise! Dress up in costume for an extra treat!

Trick-or-Treat at the SW Duck Pond

5p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday October 31st | Sixth at I (Eye) Streets SW | Free

Meet your neighbors and treat yourself to a fun evening at the SW Duck Pond. Candy and games will be provided by Amidon Bowen Elementary School, Friends of Titanic Memorial Park, SWNA, SWBID, SW Gardens, The Southwester, Waterfront Academy, and Waterfront Village.

Costumes are encouraged! Learn more by visiting the Facebook event page..

First District Annual Haunted House

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday October 31st | 101 M St. SW | Free, Canned Good (VIP) 12+

Join the Officers of Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First Division at their Annual Haunted House Save Haven at the First District Station (101 M St. SW). Children 12 years old and older are welcome to come and enjoy the festivities. Bring a canned good, and get VIP treatment! The Haunted Haven will be open Tuesday evening and Halloween night.

Courtesy MPD Fifth District.

Fifth District Safe Haven

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday October 31st | 1805 Bladensburg Rd. NE | Free

MPD Fifth District invites everyone to join them Halloween night for this year’s SAFE Haven event at the 5th District Station (1805 Bladensburg Rd. NW) from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a visit with MPD horses, music from the MPD Side by Side Band, free hot dogs, games and candy together with a safe Halloween.

The returned spirits that lead the National Nightmare tours are uniquely positioned to convey stories to the living from the afterlife, as they themselves straddle the line in between. Courtesy: National Nightmares LLC

Hill Haunts: Ghost-Led Tour of Capitol Hill

 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. (90 min.) Wednesday October 31st | Capitol Building Grounds | $15 

This Halloween, National Nightmares is offering only two timeslots for the premier Capitol Hill tour ‘Hill of Haunts’. Often referred to as ‘the Most Haunted Building in America,’ the Capitol building, the Library of Congress and the surrounding neighborhood are full of spooks –and ghosts.

“Don’t expect our [g]Hosts to be entirely ‘PC’,” cautions the tour company. “This is the Nation’s Capitol, and the dead have much to say; one may hear a little more than our historically accurate tales of treason, treachery and tragedy along with an assembly of suitably haunted highlights.”

Hill of Haunts is offering just two tours on Halloween (Wednesday, Oct. 31) at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.

Spaces are limited, so get tickets now to experience the scary spirits of Capitol Hill. Learn more by visiting http://www.nationalnightmares.com

Superfine! Art Fair 2018

7 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 31 to 8 p.m. Sunday Nov. 4 | 1309 Fifth St. NE | $12 – $55

Fun, approachable, and chock full of art by local and global emerging artists, Superfine! DC descends on the capital from Oct. 31st to Nov. 4th for a fall art spectacular at Union Market (1309 Fifth St. NE). The art fair built its chops in New York and Miami by serving up a clear, transparent, new art market friendly to both long time collectors and people interested in art who’ve never purchased a piece before. Now, it brings its unique formula to Union Market, and you’ll never experience art the same way again.

Over 300 visual artists from DC and beyond will present new contemporary artwork throughout 74 curated booths, and with price points beginning below $100 and 75% of works available below $5,000, you’re certain to discover the perfect piece for your castle or cottage.

See the sneak peek Masquerade Vernissage opening on Halloween night, or indulge your inner child with artisan scoops by Trickling Springs Creamery at the Young Collectors’ Ice Cream Social on Friday, Nov. 2.

From panel discussions with local art luminaries to art movie nights and VR experiences, Superfine! DC makes art an unforgettable experience.

Tickets are available online.

With additional reporting by Kathleen Donner