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Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze extended for another week

The sold-out Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at Old Bethpage Village Restoration will be extended for an additional week.

The event, a walk-through experience featuring more than 7,000 hand-carved and lit-up jack o’lanterns, had been scheduled to close on Sunday, Nov. 1, but it will now continue on Wednesday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 8.

“We are overwhelmed with the community’s response to Blaze at Old Bethpage Village Restoration,” Rob Schweitzer, vice president of communications & commerce for Historic Hudson Valley, the nonprofit education organization that creates and produces the Blaze.

Also held at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, where the event has been featured for 16 years, Blaze takes place entirely outdoors, is touch-free, uses timed admission, and features a one-way walkthrough path with no places to congregate. Capacity is reduced by 67 percent, allowing visitors to socially distance. All staff and visitors must wear a mask when on site. 

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