Perth Amboy Plans Halloween Events

PERTH AMBOY – The city will hold several Halloween activities this weekend, starting with a kids’ dance on Friday night.

Children ages 5-10 are invited to enjoy ghostly music and finger food at the dance, from 6-8:30 p.m. There will be a mad scientist, DJ and games. Pre-registration is required and there is a $5 fee. For more information, contact the Office of Recreation at the Alexander Jankowski Center, 1 Olive Street, Perth Amboy, at 1-732-826-1690.

On Saturday, Oct. 29, take part in the Halloween parade and costume contest. There will be separate prizes for children and adults with the scariest, prettiest and funniest Halloween costumes. Costume pre-judging will take place at the train station at 11 a.m. The parade along Smith Street begins at noon, and the awards and festivities will be at Five Corners afterwards.

The event is sponsored by the Perth Amboy Municipal Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. For more information, call the Office of Recreation at 1-732-826-1690 x 4305.

On Monday, Oct. 31, from 4-6 p.m., there will be a “Trunk or Treat” event at Francis Street Park (between Thomas and Ashley streets). The free event for the Budapest neighborhood is sponsored by the Perth Amboy Alliance For Community in collaboration with the Perth Amboy Recreation Department.

If you want to volunteer your Halloween decorated car for the lineup or donate candy, call Janelle at 1-732-324-2114 x100 by Friday, Oct. 28.

Mayor Wilda Diaz and the Perth Amboy Police Department remind all parents and children to be safe this weekend.

“We want to make sure all of our children enjoy this time with their families, but that they’re also safe—with everyone’s cooperation we can all celebrate a weekend of fun activities,” said Diaz.

The Perth Amboy Police Department has requested the cooperation of local businesses in preventing criminal mischief on Saturday, Oct. 29, 30 and 31, by not selling markers, eggs, soap and shaving cream to anyone under the age of 18. Also, for resident safety, the Police Department has advised anyone under the age of 17, unless accompanied by a parent to stay off the streets any time after 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30 and Monday, Oct. 31.

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