Spooky days ahead
Weehawken and North Bergen plan Halloween events, decorate homes
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Oct 29, 2017 | 1634 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Kids will be howling for Halloween this coming Tuesday – a day Accuweather predicts will be cold and mostly sunny, with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. Adults who are particularly passionate about the holiday have gotten into the act as well, festooning their homes with a variety of creepy creatures.

In Weehawken, where legend has it Alexander Hamilton’s ghost still haunts the waterfront, residents dressed their homes with everything from skeletons falling off reindeers to creepy spiders.

The town is also getting into the Halloween spirit with their annual Halloween Parade at Waterfront Park, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. The event is open to Weehawken residents only, and is for ages 1-12.

North Bergen’s residents also put the scare on their homes, with ghosts guarding entrances and spider webs adorning windows.

The township also puts a massive effort into its Halloween celebrations. North Bergen High School recently held its annual “Haunted Hallway” event. And on Oct. 27, the town’s main library, at 8411 Bergenline Ave., will host its annual “Haunted Stacks” event at 4:30 p.m.

And of course, there’s the annual North Bergen Recreation Halloween Parade at the Recreation Center, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m. The Center is at 6300 Meadowview Ave.

“There’s so much going on for all the kids in different locations,” said Aimee Focaraccio, the coordinator for local group N.B. CARES. “It’s always a lot of fun.”

Here are some photos of the festivities. If you get good Halloween shots you want to publish in the paper, send them as .jpg attachments, up to three, to hd@hudsonreporter.com and put your town in the subject head. Include contact information and whether you want a photo credit.

Hannington Dia can be reached at hd@hudsonreporter.com

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