Oscar Gonzalez loves Halloween, throwing elaborate parties for his friends for years, now he wants to share his spooky side with all East End residents and raise money for breast cancer research while doing it.
On Oct. 11, Gonzalez will open the Voodoo Haunted House and Field of Horrors at Patty’s Berries and Bunches in Mattituck, across of Harbes Farm. A portion of all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
This will not be the first time that Gonzalez has raised money at Halloween for breast cancer research. Last Halloween, he raised $1,000 through a maze he created at La Maison Blanche Hotel and Restaurant on Shelter Island.
His new 1,500 square foot haunted house features not only live actors, many of whom are volunteers, but also a maze of rooms with props that were designed by Gonzalez.
"This year’s creation promises to be more spectacular than ever," said Gonzalez, who when not looking to scare thrill seekers is out teaching Zumba classes.
Gonzales, a Hampton Bays resident, teaches Zumba with high energy and flair across the North and South Forks to locals and celebrities like Christie Brinkley.
The Voodoo Haunted House will be open, starting Oct. 11 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Oct. 27.
On Friday and Saturday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. the house is designed for patrons who are 13 and older. Families with children 8 years and older are advised to attend family-friendly jaunts through the haunted house on Saturdays from 2:00 p.m.to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 children.
For more information on the Voodoo Haunted House, visit their Facebook page here. And anyone interested in volunteering as an actor, can call Denise Freda at 203-536-1159 or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.