Happy Halloween?

Town of Greenburgh urges families to come indoors tonight for their Halloween party; Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown postpone trick-or-treating until Friday.

After three days in a row of kids home from school, maybe no one's in the mood anymore for the "real" Halloween. 

The Greenwich Village parade in Manhattan has been cancelled for the first time in its 39 year history, reported New York Public Radio, saying that the NYPD could not sacrifice that many officers at such a crisis time.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has announced Halloween won't happen until November 5 there.

The Villages of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown announce that, for safety's sake, everyone should hold off trick-or-treating until Friday night. By then, the trees and live wires should be clear, especially in the tree-filled neighborhoods so many costumed folks gravitate to: Philipse Manor, New Broadway and elsewhere.

For Halloween itself however, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner does offer this option to celebrate indoors.

He writes in his blog:

We hope you and your families are safe and sound in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Despite the loss of power and fallen trees in the local area, the community center remains open to residents. The Theodore Young Community Center is located on Manhattan Ave, across from the Crossroads shopping Center in Fairview (near the old A & P and future new supermarket). We will still be having our annual Halloween Party Wednesday evening at 6:30pm. We encourage all parents and guardians to keep the youth off of the streets, which are likely to still be littered with storm debris tomorrow evening. Let’s celebrate Halloween together in a safe indoor space. TDYCC has planned Halloween tricks and treats for youth of ALL ages!

Face Painting, Trick or Treat Candy Bags, Scary Movie Screening, Haunted House Masquerade Party for Teens!!!

Tarrytown's Warner Library is open today, although crowded (every seat is full, there are more cars than parking spaces in the parking lot), and is giving out candy to kids inside until 6 p.m.

From their website: 

Calling all ghosts, ghouls, and goblins! Warner Library will be offering trick-or-treat stations at each desk all day long! (or until the candy runs out). Come in costume, bring your candy bag, and enjoy a safe trick-or-treat for a Happy Halloween.

Remember as you don your festive outfit, Patch is still having a contest costume you can submit your photos to and enter to win $5,000. Details here.

Finally, there is a really indoors option: stay home. Put the kids to bed early and watch some Movies Made Here. Assuming you have power of course.

Thanks to New York Newsday, here are the 10 Spooky Movies Filmed in Westchester


Other options throughout the region for tonight listed here.

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Krista Madsen (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 04:50 PM
County Executive Robert Astorino offers this in today's NYC press conference: “While Halloween is a night that kids always look forward to, this year it is especially important for parents to exercise extreme caution due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy,” Astorino said. “Anyone living in neighborhoods where power lines and trees are down and electricity has not been restored should not go out to trick or treat. In places where things have started to return to normal, parents should exercise careful judgment and common sense. Parents should also be guided by any orders or restrictions issued by their local municipalities. The safety of our children and families comes first.”


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