Halloween events and activities on tap in ‘sister cities’

ORANGE, EAST ORANGE, NJ — The city of Orange Township is celebrating Halloween early this year by having a Trunk or Treat event in the City Hall Parking Lot, 29 North Day St., on Monday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 6 p.m., instead of Thursday, Oct. 27, delayed because of weather; the Nassan’s Place nonprofit autism awareness service already had its annual Masquerade Celebration the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 23.

“Children are encouraged to dress up in costume,” said Mayor Dwayne Warren in press release on Tuesday, Oct. 11. “In case of rain, the event will be at the Orange Recreation Center, 395 Main St., from 4 to 6:30 p.m.”

Several Halloween events and activities are scheduled in East Orange for Monday, Oct. 31. The Recreation Department will be hosting the 4th Ward Halloween Bash from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Fellowship Civic Center at 1 Fellowship Circle, along with Councilman Casim Gomez and Councilwoman Tyshammie Cooper. The 1st Ward Haunted Museum starts at 3 p.m. in the Jersey Explorers Children’s Museum at 195 Dodd St., with Councilman Chris James and Councilwoman Amy Lewis. And City Council President Ted Green and 3rd Ward Councilwoman Quilla Talmadge will be hosting their annual Haunted House in Elmwood Park.

“We’re having our Haunted House in Elmwood Park on Monday, Oct. 31,” said Talmadge on Tuesday, Oct. 25. “We just want people to come out have a good, safe time the park like we always do.”

To learn more about any of the Halloween events in Orange, visit the city’s official web site at www.ci.orange.nj.us or call 973-266-4085. To learn more about the East Orange events, call 973-414-4141. To learn more about Nassan’s Place, visit www.nassansplace.org.