LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden is well-known for its Halloween parade, but due to safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual parade has been canceled.

“The Halloween committee met throughout the year, hoping to have the parade, however with the safety and best interest of the community in mind, the final decision was to cancel the parade,” said Linden Department of Parks & Recreation Director Ralph Dunhamn in an announcement earlier this week.

Although the parade is no longer taking place, the Mayor and Council, Department of Parks & Recreation, and Halloween Committee thought it was important to provide some sense of normalcy and will still hold Halloween celebrations for residents.

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This year's Halloween events include the following:

Monday, October 19 through Saturday, October 31 - Scarecrow Creations

  • Scarecrow Creations made by the Linden Public Schools will be on display in front of City Hall.

Thursday, October 29 – Adult Movie Night - Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade

  • Night of the Living Dead (1968) – 6:30 p.m. - Starring George Romero
  • House on Haunted Hill (1959) – 8:30 p.m. - Starring Vincent Price

Friday, October 30 – Family Night - Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade

  • Kids and adults are welcome to come in costume.
  • Magic Show – 5:30 p.m.
  • Monster House Movie – 6:30 p.m. (Movie treat bag for each person attending Monster House)

Saturday, October 31 – A Marathon of Past Linden Halloween Parades

  • Watch on LindenTV Channel 36/42 starting at 8:00 a.m. Miscellaneous years starting with 1991.

Registration is required for each individual attending and must be done by 4:00 p.m. the day of the event (excluding the Marathon of Past Linden Halloween Parades).

Registration can be done online by visiting https://register.communitypass.net/linden or by calling 908-474-8600. For additional information email lindenrec@linden-nj.org or call 908-474-8600.

All events are for Linden residents ONLY.  Photo identification is needed to check in. Social Distancing will be practiced and face coverings will be required.

The Parks & Recreation office is located on the second floor at 605 South Wood Avenue.

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