10+ Family Friendly Halloween Events
So many events planned for the next week to celebrate Halloween safely with children. Here's 10 of our picks sorted by day. All are FREE.
Thursday, October 27
M&M's HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION
Oct 27; 3-8pm @ JFK Recreation Center
M&M's return again with costumes and totes for kids under age 12. There's even a haunted promenade.
Friday, October 28
HALLOWEEN ON HALSEY (For tots, age 5 & under)
Oct 28; 3:45-4:30pm; Meet at Rutgers Law School, 123 Washington St.
A short 2-block mini parade with trick or treat stops created for a short attention span. 3:45 meet at Rutgers Law School (123 Washington St) and walk down New and Halsey. Photo booth at Burger Walla (47 Halsey).
Saturday, October 29
Newark Museum's COMMUNITY DAY
Oct 29; 11am-3pm @ Newark Museum
A Halloween themed day with arts and crafts, mystery tours, scavenger hunt, showing of Hocus Pocus (at 3pm), popcorn/candy and more! Free for Newark residents.
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Oct 29; 12-4pm @ Newark YMCA
Giveaways, prizes, spooky activities, fitness classes, and much more. View more
TRICK OR TREAT AT MT. PLEASANT CEMETERY
Oct 29; 2-5pm @ Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (375 Broadway)
For it's second year, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery opens its gates to welcome residents and visitors to celebrate Halloween and perhaps get a bit of a fright while exploring some of Newark’s most hallowed history. Characters of Old Newark will be dressed in costume giving out treats and share a bit of history. View more details
HEALTHWEEN FOR GIRLS
Oct 29; 4-7pm @ The Waterfront
Brought to you by Girls: Live, Love, Laugh... there will be a Book Buffet, Fitness Class, food, fruit buffet, DJ Sienna and more. View more here
Sunday, October 30
ZOMBIE BALL HALLOWEEN PARTY
Oct 30, 3-7pm @ Vince Lombardi Center of Hope - details
Monday, October 31
TRUNK OR TREAT
Instead of going house-to-house, these locations in parking lots will feature decorated cars with treats out of trunks.
- Oct 31, 5-7pm @ The Waterfront - details
- Oct 31, 4:30-5:30pm @ Cleveland Elementary School parking lot - details
PARADES & FESTIVAL
Two great parades and festivities for the family to check out.
- North Ward's Annual Children's Parade & Festival
Oct 31, 3:30-6pm
Starting at 2nd Avenue & Mt. Prospect and ending at Flamboyan Manor - details
- Ironbound Fall Festival & Parade
Oct 31, 4:30-7pm
Starting at Peter Francisco Park ending at Ironbound Rec Center; Usually includes floats, petting zoo and more - details