ARCS presents the 3rd Annual “Halloween Spooktacular” on October 27, 2012 at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in Poughkeepsie! Tickets are only $40–the same price as last year and an incredible bargain–for dessert, drinks, a show and a dance party at the Out Bar!

VIP Reception tickets are limited to just 100 tickets!


VIP Reception and Performance

The Spooktacular begins with a VIP dessert reception at 6:00 p.m. in Cunneen-Hackett’s parlor at 9 Vassar Street in Poughkeepsie featuring Skeleton wines provided by Southern Wines & Spirits! Enjoy dinner on your own at one of the fine local restaurants (check out our list of Dining Out for Life partners nearby.) Then join your friends at ARCS for a “Trick or Treat” dessert buffet! No need to go door to door scaring up fun when we’ve got a wide selection of pastries, chocolates and cookies from local bakeries.


A Create-Your-Own Cupcake Bar by

JJ's Rockin' Cupcakes

Cupcake Bar
Plus, you’ll be able to take home cupcakes for your own Halloween celebration, and 33% of your purchase goes back to ARCS!

…a very special “Spooktacular” cake by

Corsino Cakes

Baked deliciousness by

Crumb Bakery + Cafe

plus fine confections from

Barking Dog Candy Company

Coffee provided by our friends at


Enjoy complimentary wine, beer and desserts, and get your fortune told by “Miss Fortune.” We’ll also be raffling off a trip for four to the Caribbean (certain terms and conditions apply). Smart casual dress code or arrive in costume!

At 7:45, our ghoulish ushers will escort you across the street to Cuneen-Hackett’s Victorian Theater at 12 Vassar Street for an evening of cabaret with Tom Judson! Tom presents his new show, “Nature Boy.” The curtain goes up at 8:00 pm.

If you’d like to skip the show, you’re welcome to continue partying like a VIP in the Parlor too.

VIP guests will also receive free admission to the post-performance costume contest and dance party at 10:00 pm across the street at Out Bar!

Tickets are available now on the ARCS website.

Halloween Dance Party

After the show at 10:00 pm, join us at the Out Bar at 206 Main Street, Poughkeepsie for our costume contest and party! PrePhab and Superior Sounds provide the atmos-fear while the Out Bar kitchen sends out tempting bar snacks. $5 at the door, and your first drink is half-price.

Costume contest at midnight with cash prizes!
$250 for best costume
$100 for scariest
$50 for “trailer trashiest” Live performances

10:00 pm to 2:00 am; $5 at the door. Free for VIP ticketholders.

Plenty of municipal parking is available at nearby lots. For directions, visit the Cunneen-Hackett website.

If you have questions or need more information, please call us at (914) 785-8283 or email

Sponsored by:

The Out Bar

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center

Millman's T-Shirt Factory

Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Prospect Hill Orchards

Southern Wines & Spirits

Music by


Superior Sounds and DJ John Martin