Barista Kids Halloween Events Guide: Parties, Parades, Haunted Houses and More!

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 10:00am

Halloween Events

Halloween parties, parades, haunted houses and much more kick off this month, allowing you and your kids to enjoy the spooky Halloween spirit for weeks before the big day arrives. There are great family events in our area and beyond and we’ve searched high and low for as many as we could find. Make sure to check back often, as we”ll continue to update with even more Halloween happenings!

Take your pick from this HUGE list of fun Halloween events:

PumpkinPaintingWebMontclair Center Children’s Pumpkin Painting Contest
What: Montclair Center will partner with Matarazzo’s Farms and Barista Kids for a Children’s Pumpkin Contest! Families may purchase pumpkins from Matarazzo’s Farm and paint them with the Montclair Center BID. These pumpkins will then be taken to stores in Montclair Center to be part of their Fall Window Displays! Barista Kids will judge and announce the winners online. (Larger Pumpkins and apples will also be available for purchase).
Where: Montclair Center, South Park Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
When: Saturday, October 19 from 9 am – 2 pm
Cost: Varies on size of pumpkin.

Bloomfield Scream on The Green Halloween Spooktacular
 All ages.
What: Enjoy Light refreshments, trick or treating, bean bag toss, guess the weight of the pumpkin, costume contest, pumpkin patch and pumpkin painting, followed by a MAGIC SHOW!
Where: Civic Center and Town Green, Bloomfield, NJ (In the event of rain, the party will be held at Bloomfield High School.
When: Saturday, October 19 beginning at 12 pm
Cost: Free.

Creature Double Feature II : The Mummy and The WolfmanCreature Double Feature II: The Mummy and The Wolfman
Who: Ages 7 and up.
What: Hedgehog & Feather Theatre Co.  in Westfield will perform some spooky fun children’s theater for Halloween! “Creature Double Feature II : The Mummy and The Wolfman and has 28 young actors from the area performing two tales of creepy monsters that pounce on you!
Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 414 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ
When: Friday, October 18, Saturday, October 19, Friday, October 25, and Saturday, October 26. Shows at 7:30 pm.
Cost: Tickets are $15. Purchase tickets online here.


Halloween in Disguise Cooking Class
 Ages 5 to 9.
What: Celebrate Halloween! There is nothing spooky about these recipes. Come and have some fun!
Where: Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ.
When: Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Cost: $50 per pair. For more information click here.

Click, Clack, Boo!Storytime with Author/Illustrator Betsy Lewin: Click, Clack, Boo!
 All ages.
What: Come with your child and meet author Betsy Lewin, and learn more about her book,Click, Clack, Boo!.
Where: Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Saturday, October 19 at 10:30 am.
Cost: Free. $15.29 for the book.

Spooky Windsock Craft
 Ages 5 and up.
What: Go and enjoy a fun spooky craft!
Where: Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ.
When: Saturday, October 19 at 1:00 pm.
Cost: Free.

Spooky Stories for Young and Old
What: Readings and conversations with authors Jennifer Walkup and Tara Lazar who will share their new books Second Verse for YA readers and The MONSTORE for younger readers.
Where: Sparkhouse Books,  15 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ.
When: Saturday, October 19 from 3 pm – 4:30 pm
Cost: Free.

Boo at the Zoo
 All ages.
What: Every weekend in October, head to the Bronx Zoo for Boo at the Zoo which includes magic shows, puppet shows, scary stories, costume parades, a hay maze, pumpkin painting, and more. See website for a full list of events and fees.
Where: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
When: Weekends beginning on Saturday, September 29 through end of October from 10 am – 5:30 pm
Cost: Purchase tickets here and get a discounted price of–adults $28.95 / Kids (3 – 12) $18.95

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden
Who: All ages.
What: Experience the thrills and chills of the season with a garden full of intricately carved pumpkin sculptures, bugs, bats, parades, and more. New this year, the Haunted Pumpkin Garden features creepy creature encounters every weekend and the largest Spooky Nighttime Adventures trail ever! On October 19–20, watch master carver Ray Villafane of Food Network fame transform humongous pumpkins into unearthly creatures. It’s so much fun, it’s scary!
Where: The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road Bronx, NY.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, from October 5 to October 27 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Check more about times here.
Cost: Adults: $20 / Seniors: $18 / Children (2-12 years): $8 / Children under 2: Free

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
Who: All ages.
What: Master pumpkin carvers spend hours building large sculptures out of individual jack o’lanterns. As you walk through, you’ll see dinosaurs, a giant spider web crawling with spiders, a beehive buzzing with bumble bees, and a pirate ship complete with a crew of scalawags all come to life.
Where: Sleepy Hollow, NY
When: Fridays-Sundays, October 5-November 11
Cost: Order tickets online here

The Great Pumpkin Patch
Who: All ages
What: Treats, face painting, balloons and pumpkins at the annual Sotheby’s Great Pumpkin Patch.
Where: Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, 87 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
When: Saturday, October 19 from 11 am – 2 pm
Cost: Free

Storytime: Ten Orange Pumpkins
 All ages.
What: From a sneaky spider to a ghostly chef to a sly mummy and crafty witch, join your favorite spooky creatures as ten orange pumpkins disappear in a countdown to a Halloween surprise. Bright, bold, and fun, Ten Orange Pumpkins is a perfect read-aloud and is sure to capture the imagination of the littlest trick-or-treaters.
Where: Words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Saturday, October 19 at 11 am.
Cost: Free

 Kids ages 8 – 12 and their families.
What: Gear up for Halloween as the young goblins and ghouls of the InterSchool Orchestras of New York’s Carnegie Hill Orchestra (ages 8 to 12) and ISO Symphony (ages 12 to 19) perform spooky orchestral classics for the whole family. Selections include The Sorcerer’s ApprenticeNight on Bald Mountain, and spooky movie music fromPirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter. Costumed players and a special Ghost Conductor add to the fun! Kids and parents are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes!
Where: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC
When: Sunday, October 20 at 4 pm
Cost: $15 per person. Purchase online here.

Halloween Party
Who: Families with young children
What: Kidville and Montclair Mommies 24/7 throw a Halloween party with music form Rockin’ Railraod and other fun. Food for purchase at food trucks.
Where: Kidville Montclair, 516 Valley Raod, Montclair, NJ, 07043
When: Sunday, October 20 from 10 am – 2 pm
Cost: Free. RSVP here

Fifth Annual “October Tails”
 Dogs and their families.
What: A Halloween dog walk fundraiser, dog costume parade contest, children’s activities, music, food and more to benefit St Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center.  Special guest emcee Maria Milito of Q104.3 FM will be in attendance. Proceeds will fund Paws for Patients, a canine therapy program offered free of charge to patients served by Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Centers.
Where: Verona Park, Bloomfield and Lakeside Avenues, Verona, NJ.
When: Sunday, October 20 from 12:30 pm pm – 4:30 pm.
Cost: Admission to October Tails is $20 per family, but is free to all fundraising participants who raise a minimum of $25. Ask your friends, family and co-workers to sponsor you and your dog(s) with a minimum donation of $10.

The Count’s Halloween SpooktacularThe Count’s Halloween Spooktacular
Who: Little Kids
What: Visit Sesame Place during its month long celebration of Halloween—The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular. Sesame Place will be transformed into a not-too-spooky Halloween haven featuring two themed mazes, a character hayride, three Halloween shows and everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends dressed in their Halloween attire.
Where: Sesame Place,  100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA
When: Now through October 28th
Cost: Weekend Single Day Admission discount: Ages 2 and up $40.99. Purchase online here.

Healthy and Green Halloween
 All ages.
What: Dress the kids in their costumes for a weekend afternoon of healthy trick-or-treating and rocking out with Dana Harrison of Musicology 4 Kids & the Fuzzy Lemons! Cruise by individual sections geared to babies, big kids, and parents. Stamp your passport with exhibitor customs stamps and pick up FREE giveaways like restaurant gift cards, natural organic products and treats, food makers and more.
Where: The Rue, 301 Garden Street, Hoboken, NJ.
When: Saturday, October 19 from 3 pm to 5 pm.
Cost: $5 per family. For more information contact Mary Vidal by calling 201-870-1393, emailing [email protected] or clicking here.

Pumpkin Carving at Field Station: Dinosaurs
 All ages
What: Pumpkin Carving at the Field Station!  Go carve pumpkins with carving artist Robert Carr. Bring your own pumpkin or buy a pumpkin at the Field Station.
Where: Field Station: Dinosaurs, One Dinosaur Way in Secaucus, NJ. (Take Exit 15X off Turnpike and then make a left onto New County Road)
When: Sunday, October 20 from 11 am – 4:30 pm
Cost:  Free with park admission. Order online here.

Baby Loves Disco Halloween Party
 Families with children ages 6 months – 7.
What: Baby Loves Disco returns to NYC this fall! Featuring DJs, MCs, dancers, music, crafts, food, unlimited drink boxes, cash bar for non-driving mamas & papas, and of course lots of dancing!
Where: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY.
When: This event occurs monthly, on the third Sunday of September, October and November. 12 pm – 3 pm
Cost: General admission: $20. Family 4 Packs available for $60. Click here to buy tickets

Spooky Mad Science
 Glen Ridge residents ages 5 and up.
What: Scare up some science magic with melting witches, Count Eggbert, and bubbling potions!
Where: Glen Ridge Public Library, 240 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ. (Exact location TBD)
When: Wednesday, October 23 from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
Cost: Free.

Pumpkin Carving Fun at Montclair Art MuseumPumpkin Carving and Decorating at MAM
 All ages! (Parent or guardian must accompany children).
What: A spooktacular evening of festive hair-raising fun as MAM hosts a pumpkin carving and decorating night. Get ready for trick or treating by coming in costume or come as you are and unleash your creativity! Adults are welcome too. Parent or guardian must accompany children. Seasonal refreshments will be available. Pumpkins, art supplies, and tools provided.
When: Friday, October 25 from 6 – 8 pm
Where: Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ
Cost: $20 Member Family, $25 Nonmember Family. Advance ticket sales available in The Store at MAM or by calling 973-259-5137 or online.

Halloween Pipe Organ Spooktacular!
 Tweens an older.
What: Thomas Mustachio will improvise an atmospheric sound track on the sanctuary’s mighty pipe organ for this groundbreaking 1925 silent film, The Phantom of the Opera. Fresh popcorn will be available too.
Where: Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ.
When: Friday, October 25 at 8 pm.
Cost: $20 adults / $15 seniors / $10 students. Children 12 and under free (Must be accompanied by an adult).

Spooky Zoo
 All ages.
What: Celebrate this ghoulish time of year by visiting the Turtle Back Zoo at night! There will be animal presentations, games, crafts, activities, and more! Not so scary train ride until 8 pm then – NEW this year – scary train ride from 8-9 pm parental guidance suggested.
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
When: Friday, October 25 from 6 pm – 9 pm.
Cost: Registration and payment must be received prior to the event. $3 per Member & $5 per Non-Member. Space is limited.

gardens aglowGardens Aglow
 All ages.
What: Join the fall festivities as we line the iris beds with creatively carved jack-o-lanterns that showcase the fall blooming irises. Entertainment, crafts, and spooky stories.
Where: Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave., Montclair, NJ.
When: Friday, October 25 from 6 pm – 9 pm.
Cost: Free. Call 973.783.5974 for more information.

Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Contest
 Dog owners and dog lovers of all ages
What: The Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contests have become a popular event for dog owners to show off their creative talents, celebrate their pets and share a happy event with other dog owners. Whether or not you have a dog, go pick your favorites and enjoy the parade.
Where: Essex County Brookdale Dog Park, Grove Street, Montclair, NJ, 07043
When: Saturday, October 26 at 10 am
Cost: Free

Halloween Parade
Who: Kids in grades 3 and under
What: Go to the park costumed for a parade around the pond. Judging in various categories and age groups. Refreshments, Guess how many…? Games, Storytelling and more!
Where: Grover Cleveland Park, West Caldwell, NJ
When: Saturday, October 26 at 10:30 am
Cost: Free

The Pumpkin Hunt
 Kids in pre-K –  3rd grade.
What: A giant pumpkin hunt, with 500 mini pumpkins hidden throughout the park. In the spirit of sharing it is recommended that no bags, boxes, or containers be used to gather pumpkins.
Where: Carteret Park, Glen Ridge, NJ.
When: Saturday, October 26 at 9 am sharp.
Cost: Free for Glen Ridge residents.

Spooktacular Halloween Bash
Who: 1.5 – 5 year olds with caregiver
What: Messy Artist Fun with a Halloween Twist!  Decorate a trick-or-treat bag, play with slimy spaghetti, paint with fall colors and more!
Where: The Messy Artist, 356 Route 10 West, East Hanover, NJ
When: Saturday, October 26 at 4 pm
Cost: $25 per child/$15 per sibling 

Family Fun Halloween Event and Concert
 Kids of all ages with their parents.
What: Get into the Halloween spirit at Central Presbyterian Church’s Family Fun Halloween Event. Children and their families start up in the choir loft to hear Central’s Music Director Jonathan Hall play spooky-fun organ music.  Then there will be childrens’ crafts, games, and treats for all.  Don’t forget to wear your costume!
When: Saturday, October 27 at 3 pm
Where: Central Presbyterian Church, 46 Park Street, Montclair
Cost: Free

Pumpkin Painting
 All ages.
What: Paint pumpkins, participate in face painting and enjoy treats.
Where: Express Yourself Studios, 1877 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Sunday, October 27  from 11 am – 3 pm
Cost: $10 per child. For additional information or to RSVP for any event please register 1-2 days prior, contact Express Yourself Studios  973-763-5256.

State Scare: Maim Street Haunted Attraction
 Brave kids and their parents.
What: Really scary haunted house show.
Where: Located adjacent to the State Fair Halloween Superstore, 229 Main Street, Belleville, NJ. (Right off od Rt. 21)
When: Now through – November 2 from 7 pm – midnight. Not-so-Scary Kids’ Sunday Matinees from 2 pm-6 pm ($8 a person and adults must be accompanied by a child age 12 and under.)
Cost: $35 For Rapid Processing Ticket (VIP), $20 for general admission. Not So Scary Matinee $ per child under 12.

The Intrepid Halloween on the Hudson
Who: All ages.
What: Join the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for a frighteningly-fun day!  On October 30, the Museum will be open late, until 8 pm, so visitors can make the most of trick-or-treating, face painting, a Monster Mash Dance Party, Halloween-themed arts and crafts, and more! Or sit back and enjoy the family-friendly movie Hocus Pocus (two screenings; seating on a first-come, first-served basis).
Where:  Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum,Pier 86, 46th Street and 12th Avenue, NYC
When:  Wednesday, October 30 beginning at 3 pm
Cost: Free with museum admission.

Halloween Party
 All ages..
What: Join us for a costume parade, a simple craft project, and some treats, too!  Open to children of all ages.  (No story times this week.)
Where: Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ.
When: Wednesday, October 30 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Cost: Free.

Too Cute to Spook
Who: All ages.
What: Enjoy Trick or Treating, Hand & Facepainting, Pumpkin Decorating, Pizza Dinner Sessions: 5:30, 6:00, 6:30 & 7:00, DJ Entertainment by Polka Dot, Costume Contest and Unlimited Playtime in Museum!
Where: New Jersey Children’s Museum, 599 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, NJ
When: Friday, October 25 from 5:30 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $17.99 per person. Purchase tickets online here.

Imagine That! Halloween Spooktacular
Who: All ages.
What: Boo!! It’s time for Imagine That’s Spooktacular Halloween Event!! Join us for some Halloween festivities! Children are invited to come dressed in their Halloween costumes for this special night while they play throughout the center with a variety of additional games and activities set up especially for this SPOOKY night! Search our center for the witches hats, explore our outdoor Halloween maze and much much more! Fun for the whole family!
Where: Imagine That!!!, 4 Vreeland Road, Florham Park, NJ.
When: Friday, October 25 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Cost: $14.99/child & $11.99/adult with advanced tickets. For more information call 973-966-8000.

Halloween Spooktacular ConcertThe WPU Symphony presents A Halloween Spooktacular Concert
 All ages.
What: Halloween chills and symphonic thrills provide a treat for all ages, as costumed musicians perform haunting darkly-themed masterpieces. Come in costume, participate in the Halloween parade, and “boo” the orchestra. Dracula and the crypt keeper have already purchased their tickets!
Where: William Paterson University, Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ.
When: Saturday, October 26 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Cost: Adults $12, Children $10. For more information call 973-720-2371, email or click here.

Moonlight Blaze at Van Dyck
 All ages.
What: Tour the trail of over 1,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns at the 5th annual Moonlight Blaze! Enjoy cider,  donuts and face painting.
Where: Van Dyk Manor, 42 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Saturday, October 26 from 7 pm – 9:30 pm (Rain date Sunday, October 27).
Cost: Free. For more information, please call 973.783.9400.

Spooky Scavenger Hunt
 All ages.
What: Come in costume and participate in a spooky scavenger hunt with prizes! There will also be pumpkin painting.
Where: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Road, Morristown, NJ.
When: Saturday, October 26 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Cost: $7/ child, $10/ adult. For more information call 973-971-3700.

Pumpkin Patch Day
 All ages.
What: Pumpkin picking, hayrides and crafts – including carving or painting – are some of the many activities that have made this day a fall tradition for so many families. A rain date is scheduled forSunday, October 27.
Where: Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ.
When: Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Cost: $6 adults, $10 children (kids under 3 yrs free). Additional charge for pumpkins. For more information call 908-527-0400, email [email protected], or click here.

halloween_2Watchung Plaza Halloween Parade
 Kids 6 and under.
What: Fun annual Halloween parade and costume contest with prizes!
Where: Watchung Plaza on the Green, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Saturday, October 26 at 11 am.
Cost: Free.

Halloween Event at the Junior Women’s Club of Verona
 All ages.
What: The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona is hosting a Halloween event open to the public (who RSVP) at Verona library on Saturday, October 26 at 10 am.  Kids will do a craft, hear Halloween stories, and play Halloween games.
Where: Verona Public Library, 17 Gould Street, Verona, NJ.
When: Saturday, October 26 at 10:00 am.
Cost: There will be a $5 charge for kids who participate to cover the cost of the crafts.  Any additional money raised will be donated to UNICEF.  Kids should wear their Halloween costumes. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to [email protected] by October 23, 2013.  Numbers will be limited.

4th Annual Halloween 5K to End Cervical Cancer and Promote HPV Prevention
 All ages.
What: Our course is certified and sanctioned with UST&F and is a relatively flat course, for walking or running! Come join the fun, there will be an after party and medal ceremony at Just Jake’s immediately following with entertainment. All children 12 and under receive a medal for participating! Costumes are strongly encouraged but not required!
Where: Beginning at Just Jake’s, 30 Park Street, Montclair, NJ.
When: Saturday, October 26 at 10:30 am.
Cost: $35 Race fee + $3.75 sign up fee. To register click here. For more information click here.

Good Cooks Class: Frightfully Fun
 Ages 3 to 5 with an adult.
What: Frightfully Fun and Delicious.  Join Bonnie and make the most creative and scrumptious creations.
Where: Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ.
When: Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.
Cost: $50 per pair. For more information click here.

Halloween Costume Ball
 All ages.
What: Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume or as a beloved book character. We will make Halloween necklaces, enjoy some fun ooey gooey treats, and reveal the identity of our Pumpkin Decorating Contest winners! Preschool age children celebrate at 11:30 am, older school-age kids party at 3:30 pm!
Where: Roseland Free Public Library, 20 Roseland Avenue, Roseland, NJ.
When: Wednesday, October 30 at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm.
Cost: Free. Call 973-226-8636 to sign up.

Mischief Night Party at Watchung Booksellers
Who: Ages 5 and up
What: Enjoy storytime – What is “The Legend of the Jersey Devil?”, devilish snacks and spooky games. Wear a Costume! – especially devil horns!
Where: Watchung Booksellers, 154 Fairfield, Montclair, NJ, 07042
When: Wednesday, October 30 from 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Cost: Free

Halloween Victorian House in Jack-O-Lantern Patch
Who: Children 4 -5 years ols
What: Learn to post Victorian houses, black cats and Jack-O-Lanterns in watercolor.
Where: Visual Arts Center for New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ.
When: Wednesday, October 30 from 3:45 – 5:15 pm
Cost: $39 (includes the materials fee). Pre-registration and membership is required. Click here to register.

Haunted House
Who: Brave kids (recommended for 4th graders and up, but an early session for younger kids)
What:  Several rooms of the Civic Center will be decorated and transformed into a haunted house that will be sure to make you scream out loud! Strobe lights and smoke machines will be in use!
Where: Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
When: Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday, October 31 from 6 pm – 9 pm.

  • 6 pm- Grades Up to 3rd (parental participation required)
  • 7 pm – Grades 4th – 8th (parental participation optional)
  • 8 pm- Grades 9th – Adults

Cost: Free

Montclair Trunk or TreatCANCELED: Montclair Trunk or Treat
 Families with kids 12 and under
What: A Montclair first—Trunk or Treat! Go trick or treating, but instead of houses, you’ll get your loot from participating neighbors who drive their cars in with filled trunks. Sponsored by the Montclair Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs, Barista Kids and the MFEE.
Where: George Inness parking lot on North Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ
When: CANCELED  Thursday, October 31 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Cost: Free. Cars who want to participate must register online or in person by October 28. Details here.

 All ages.
What: Go trick-or-treating at the Zoo! With 30 candy stations throughout the grounds, everyone is sure to have a “sweet” time! Also, swing on by our train for our famous “Not-So-Scary” Train Ride!
Where: Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ.
When: Thursday, October 31, 2013 4 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $3 per Member & $5 per Non-Member

Maplewood Halloween Parade and Costume Contest
 All ages.
What: This annual event is sponsored by the Maplewood Village Alliance and Maplewood Chamber of Commerce. The festivities include trick or treating, music and dancing and prizes for best costumes.
Where: Maplewood Village between Baker Street and Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ.
When: Thursday, October 31 from 3 pm – 6 pm
Cost: Free.


halloween events

Halloween Portraits
Who: Families
What: On Halloween take the kids to have their portrait taken at Best Friend Photography. Photos will be displayed on their Facebook page. There is no cost for the session but this year they will be collecting groceries for the Montclair Human Needs Food Pantry.  If you bring a small bag of non-perishable groceries they’ll  provide you with a high resolution file of your portrait that you can share and print.  You will also be entered in a drawing for a free portrait session!
Where: Best Friend Photography, 11 Midland Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
When: Thursday, October 31 from 2 pm – 7 pm
Cost: A donation to the Human Needs Food Pantry

8Mommy & Baby Pot-luck Halloween Party
Who: Moms and their babies
What: Join others at Montclair B.A.B.Y for a fun event.
Where: Montclair B.A.B.Y, 113 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
When: Thursday, October 31 from 11 am – 1:30 pm
Cost: Free. Call (973) 370-0765 for more information

Going Batty Halloween Drop-in Craft
 Kids ages 2 – 5.
What: Drop in and make a bat finger puppet before trick or treating!
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ. (Auditorium)
When: Thursday, October 31 at 4 pm
Cost: Free.

Old Man WhippleOld Man Whipple’s Haunted Walk
Who: Brave trick or treaters of all ages.
What: Visit a super spooky Montclair Halloween house tradition.
Where: 182 Alexander Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043
When: Thursday, October 31 beginning at 4:30 pm.
Cost: Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Trick or Treating in Montclair Center
Who: Kids
What: No tricks just treats!  Montclair Center will be getting into the Halloween spirit! Stores with the attached sign in the window will be giving out candy to trick-or-treaters in costume and our BID Ambassadors will be handing out Halloween goodies throughout the day!
Where: Montclair Center, Montclair, NJ
When: Thursday, October 31
Cost: Free



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