WESTFIELD, NJ — There will be plenty of fun for everyone in Westfield for this spooky holiday.
1. On Sunday, Oct. 26, bring the kids to Downtown Westfield in their costumes to trick-or-treat in the retail stores and restaurants from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2. On Friday, Oct. 31, the Westfield Area Y will host Trick-or-Treat at the Y all day at The Main Y Facility, 220 Clark Street. This event is open to non-members as a part of the Y’s Free Community Welcome Week. For more information, click here.
3. Also on Friday, Oct. 31, the Westfield Neighborhood Council will host its first Halloween Trunk Treat from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at 127 Cacciola Place for a safe, fun alternative to trick-or-treating for families.
Parades and Costume Contests:
4. On Sunday, Oct. 26, the Optimist Club of Westfield will present a Halloween parade at 2:15 p.m. beginning on Quimby Street and moving along North Avenue, Prospect Street, Broad Street, Elm Street and back to Quimby Street. During the event, there will be a costume contest sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation for children from pre-school through elementary school ages. Participants should arrive at Quimby at 2 p.m. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
5. On Thursday, Oct. 30, from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m., Tiffany Natural Pharmacy and Viva Glam Salon invite kids to their parade and costume contest at 1115-1117 South Ave. West.
6. Hedgehog & Feather Theatre Company will present Creature Double Feature III: The Creature and The Blob....FOR KIDS! on Friday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Westminster Hall, adjacent to the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, 140 Mountain Ave. Live music provided by the nine-piece CDF "Gore"chestra. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
7. On Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. the New Jersey Festival Orchestra will present its annual Halloween Spooktacular at the Presbyterian Church of Westfield, 140 Mountain Ave. Savor the silver screen's greatest romantic melodrama, Flesh and the Devil, which launched Greta Garbo as one of the most mysterious, glamorous stars of the American screen, presented complete with live symphonic score by Carl Davies. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Arts and Crafts:
8. The Miller-Cory House Museum will host its annual Halloween Hocus Pocus on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. Activities include decorating cupcakes, storytelling, face painting, tattoos and crafts. Participants are invited to come in costume. Appropriate for young children. Admission is $4 per child; accompanying adults are free. Registration is required: Call the museum at 908-232-1776 or email email@example.com by noon on Oct. 22.
9. On Thursday, Oct. 30, from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., decorate a trick-or-treat bag at Westfield Area Y, 220 Clark Street in Westfield. It’s part of the Y’s Free Community Welcome Week. For more information, click here.