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Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Haven to hold 2-night ‘Halloween Extravaganza’

/NEW HAVEN - Mayor Toni Harp and the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Trees will hold "A Halloween Extravaganza" for children of all ages on Oct. 30-31 at the Armory on Goffe Street.

Festivities from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 will include music with a DJ, Halloween games and arts and crafts, a pumpkin moon bounce, photo booths and more, according to a release. From 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 31, there will be costume contest, with "prizes awarded for the scariest, most creative, funniest and family-themed," the release said.. The movie "Frankenweenie" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Participants will be able to take pictures at the photo booth using their own cameras, or buy a professional 4X6 picture for $5, the release said.

"This wonderful community event is a safe and fun alternative to traditional Halloween festivities. It is offered to all ages and is free to attend with the donation of a non-perishable food item or toy" the release said.
(See Halloween in a different way in New Haven in these photos.)

Parking for the event is provided in the Bowen Field Parking Lot. A free shuttle service will bring the public to the Armory for the event and departs every 15 minutes, the release said. For more information on the Halloween Extravaganza or any other Department of Parks, Recreation, and Trees programs, call 203.946.8027 or visit

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great event for the children of New Haven. The Parks Dept. does so much with so few staffers!

October 23, 2014 at 11:33 PM 

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