WOODBRIDGE – The Woodbridge Ghost Walk will show a side of Woodbridge not typically found in textbooks – the Township’s rich history of ghosts, curious incidents, and unexplained occurrences from Colonial days to the present. It’s all part of “Historic & Haunted Woodbridge” events, programs and happenings throughout the month of October.
Costumed guides and actors representing historical characters will lead tours on Oct. 12 and 19 that include several recognized historical sites. Tours run from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes) from Parker Press Park, 400 Rahway Ave., in downtown Woodbridge (across from Berkeley College). Admission is $5 per person.
A special “Zombie & Vampire” parade is set for Saturday, Oct. 12 at 5:00 P.M. The parade “rises from the grave” outside the School District Administration Building (some say it’s haunted) on School Street and stumbles to Parker Press Park in time for the Ghost Walk tour. Prizes for the best Vampire & Zombie costume.
Woodbridge Halloween fun continues with the annual Woodbridge High School “Haunted House” (proceeds benefit the WHS Chorus) on Friday, Oct. 25 and Sat., Oct. 26. Experience your worst “Fears, Phobias & Superstitions” at the Haunted House in the old A&P store (across from WHS). “Happy Haunted House” (lights on) for youngsters is open from 7 to 8 p.m. The real scary “Haunted House” is open from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets: $10 (adults) and $5 (children under 12 years of age.) Call 732-602-8634 for the scary details.
The Township Department of Recreation (732-596-4048) is hosting a “Halloween Drive-In Movie – BeetleJuice” on Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) parking lot. FREE movie starts at dusk. Come early and play mini-golf at Skyline Mini Golf – ($1.00 off golf admission).
It’s “Pumpkin Painting” on Thursday, Oct. 24 at Parker Press Park from 4 to 6 p.m. Pick a free pumpkin and paint a Halloween masterpiece. Last pumpkin given out at 5:30 p.m. (while supplies last). “Stuff Your Own Scarecrow” at Parker Press Park on Friday, Oct. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. Hay will be provided; bring old clothes and create your scarecrow.
“Trunk or Treat” at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) on Sunday, Oct. 27 starting at 4:30 p.m. Costume contest: Prizes for funniest, scariest and most original costume. “Halloween Hay Ride & Family Fun” on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Parker Press Park. Beware of the ghosts & goblins along the way.
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