HalloMonth Pre-Gaming: a countdown to the spookiest time of year!

Hello again my lovely spook-seekers!,

Incredibly, we’re already heading into mid-September and time doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. The new school semester has been in session for a little over a week, and all of us undergraduate seniors are definitely feeling the stress and excitement that comes with the arrival of new beginnings. Graduate school, professional careers, internships, studying abroad, peace corps application – just some of the options my peers are looking into as they juggle the tasks of improving their resumes, making life-impacting decisions, and still attempting to finish this year out strong.
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Yikes!
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September, school, stress… that’s a lot of S’s. All frightening, but not exactly the thrill we’re seeking here. Where’s the spooky? And as we all begin to ask ourselves “is it October yet?”, we’re slowly forgetting just how near the best time of year approaches, and how little of time there is for all the celebrating we want to squeeze in.
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For those who aren’t aware of my philosophy, Halloween festivities shouldn’t be restricted to October 31st. The first day of Autumn this year is September 23rd, just a mere ten days after the publication of this post. There’s so much to do! Plenty to see! Decorations to hang, and, ultimately, joy to feel. My roommate, and longtime college friend, Lauren (the wonderful artist who is responsible for our website banner!) is my partner-in-crime when it comes to HalloMonth planning. It may be the month of midterm examinations, but there is always time available to get into the spirit.
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Last year we were able to partake in some awesome events that happened around the city. An amazing feat because, believe it or not, mainstream New Yorkers aren’t very Halloween orientated. Crazy, right? As natives of Philadelphia and New Orleans, two areas of the country hailed for their paranormal history and party scenes, we’re always shocked and noticeably disappointment with the lack of spirit here. Just more reason to put effort into creating our own!
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And because one of my all time goals is to get as many people excited as possible with us, I’ve decided to do a countdown of sorts here on the blog!
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On the days leading up to October of this year, seventeen if you’re keeping track, I’ll be making posts describing our previous outings. Click on the “countdown” tag located on the bottom of the page for a collection of all such write-ups. Some of which will include:
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  • A murder mystery game in a historic hotel on the Upper East Side
  • A pumpkin walk, accompanied by a master-carver’s live work, at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx
  • Trick-or-treating at the Museum of Natural History
  • A serial killer themed haunted house in the Lower East Side 
  • New York Comic Con outing with some sweet cosplay
  • A monster themed burlesque show
…plus many more!
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Wondering what sort of shenanigans we’ll get up to this HalloMonth? You won’t have to wait until next September! I’ll update with those events as they happen. Though difficult, we’re looking to up our game this time around.
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Also, which is important to mention, we like to cover many age-appropriate, as well as adult targeted, events. We’ve only recently turned twenty-one, so on top of more mature thrills, there will still be plenty of family ideas to keep in mind as well. In fact, and unsurprisingly if you have read my author bio, my own family will be making some guest appearances.
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I’ve also been hearing rumors of a party at my uncle’s house back in Pennsylvania where pumpkin flavored vodka will be present… you’ll have to check back and find out!
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Until then…
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~Stay Spooky~,
Nicole Felicity

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