First Friday ~ note date change

Calling All Zombies, Vampires and Ghouls – Mark Your Calendar!

The night air is getting chillier and Halloween is just around the corner…The Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum are teaming up to host their Second Annual Halloween Party and Zombie Walk. ZOMBIE WALK II will take place during the October First Friday event, this year rescheduled to the second Friday of the month – October 9, from 7 to 9 pm at both museums.
“Last year’s ZOMBIE WALK was such a huge hit we knew we would do it again”, said Krista Rupe, Slate Valley Museum Director. “This year’s event promises to be even more amazing with an expanded lineup at both museums. In addition to a longer zombie parade route, there will be a Zombie Ball, spooky stories, Halloween art, music, treats, special décor and other terrifying surprises.”
At the Pember, zombies can feast on “finger” sandwiches, jelly eyeballs, wormy hot dogs, bloody punch, and other delicacies of the undead. Make-up stations will be available to have you look your worst.
Wayne Rizzo, master artist of the macabre will be back at the Pember with a one man show of the ghoulish and grotesque for the month of October. Wayne studied at the Art Students League in New York City and has had work at all area galleries. The exhibition will be on view from October 1-31 and will include many paintings not shown here before. Artist reception will be from 6 to 9PM on October 9.
The Slate Valley Museum will host Spooky Stories from the Slate Valley. Hear creepy tales from the area that the museum has collected guaranteed to scare and frighten the crowd, and have the chance to share your own!
Skeeter and Nancy Morse will provide music, props and a laser light show for events at both museums. The Morse’s have done many theme shows over the years and are very popular.
Rik Sassa, Glenn Cruze, and Robert Seese of Fear This Productions in Salem will return to First Friday in incredible costume to lurk in the shadows and scare the daylights out of everyone. Rik and his crew are responsible for the annual October haunting at the Salem Courthouse and can be seen there from October 16–31.
For the Zombie Walk, zombies, partygoers and ghouls will assemble at 8PM in front of the Pember for a parade down Main Street, turn onto River Street, where they will gather strength to invade the Slate Valley Museum for a GREAT ZOMBIE BALL. Inside, everyone can dance around the tombstones to zom-rock and laser lights in the crypt.