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October 28, Sunday
Celebrate Halloween Downtown with Trick-or-Treating, Costume Contest and Parade
Bring the kids downtown in their costumes to trick or treat in the retail stores and restaurants throughout Westfield on October 28 from 11am to 2:30pm. Following, The Optimist Club of Westfield will present a Halloween Parade starting at 2:30 pm on Quimby St. The costume contest is now combined with the new parade. Costume contest judges will watch the parade and give out awards during and after the event.
The new Halloween event will be part of the annual Trick or Treat and Costume Contest in Downtown Westfield sponsored by Downtown Westfield Corporation and will feature, entertainment and roaming costumed characters. Families are welcome to take pictures with witches, ghosts and goblins. Children who want to participate in the parade should start to line up on Quimby St. at 2:30 pm. The 3:00pm parade, led by the Westfield High School Marching Band will start at Quimby St. and proceed along North Ave., Prospect St., E. Broad St., Elm St., and return to Quimby St. The costume contest, which will take place during the parade and following on Quimby St. is for children from pre-school through elementary school ages. Young children should be accompanied by an adult.
October 26, 27
Creature Double Feature: Frankenstein - Dracula
Hedgehog & Feather Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce the Halloween Family Event of the season with Creature Double Feature : Frankenstein - Dracula on Friday, October 19th, Saturday, October 20th, Friday, October 26th, Saturday, October 27th at 7:30PM each performance. All tickets are $15. The spooky production will take place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 414 E. Broad Street, Westfield. For more information and to purchase tickets online please visit www.hedgehogandfeather.org, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 28, Sunday
Halloween Hocus Pocus
Visit the Miller-Cory House Museum at 614 Mountain Ave. in Westfield, from 1:30pm to 4pm, on Sunday, Oct. 28, to celebrate Halloween Hocus Pocus. This program is ideal for young children. The museum's costumed docents will greet visitors at the door of the colonial farmhouse. Activities for the afternoon include "decorate your own Halloween cupcake," Halloween story-telling, tattoos, face painting, and two additional crafts for children to make at the museum and then take home. Festive refreshments will be served. Be sure to come in Halloween costume. $4 for children; accompanying adults are free. No reservations are necessary for any activity. 908.232.1776.
October 28, Sunday at 3pm
Westfield Symphony Orchestra's HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR: DRACULA A Musical
The 1931 classic movie Dracula rises from the archives to the big screen accompanied by a glorious new LIVE symphonic soundtrack of macabre masterworks from the classical repertoire. TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 Pathetique. The Halloween celebrations continue with Tchaikovsky’s reflections on his darkest nightmares, epically dramatized in his haunting and explosive final symphony. Tickets $25, $40 and $50. This concert takes place at Dolan Performance Hall, The College of St. Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ. For tickets visit www.wetfieldsymphony.org