SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In case you hadn’t heard, Halloween is next week and there’s an election around the corner after that.

To make it easy to celebrate while keeping socially distanced, South Orange is hosting events for families. If you want to dress up for them, Sadie’s on Valley Street is offering seasonal clothing and masks. The boutique specializes in brands that support philanthropy.

Sadie’s carries “varied T-shirts in both men’s and women’s styles, and cute tote bags and buttons and hats,” said owner Cat Fisher. The designer, Out of Print, supports literacy programs in underprivileged areas. “All the political and voting themed items now through the election are buy one, get one half off,” Fisher noted.

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With easy toss-on costume shirts, masquerade masks, and socks that make it look like you have witch’s feet, Sadie’s can make Halloween fun even if in person trick or treating is more limited, she said.

Stay safe during Halloween, urges Fisher. South Orange businesses will not be passing out candy this year, but she encourages families to go see the decorations in Spiotta Park and participate in the Village’s Instagram costume contest.

Here are some events by shared with residents by South Orange Village President Sheena Collum to participate in and have a safe and fun Halloween: 

The South Orange Village Center Alliance is hosting a virtual costume contest & photo op for the entire family. From Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, Spiotta Park will be decorated for the holiday, providing a festive and fun backdrop for family photos. Post your photos on Instagram or Facebook, follow @SoVillageCenter & tag #SpookySpiotta. The most creative photos posted by Midnight on Nov. 1 will win gift cards to South Orange businesses!

The movie Hocus Pocus will be shown on Floods Hill at 6:30 p.m. on Halloween. Stop by a local restaurant and grab some food, bring your blankets, chairs, face coverings and remember to maintain social distance from other families. South Orange will have ambassadors out and some goodies for the kids. There will be no group activities but it’ll be fun to sit outside and enjoy a Halloween movie.



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