Celebrate Halloween With Spooky Tales & Crafts At Middlesex County’s Historic Village

file0001215758535PISCATAWAY – On Oct. 18, 19 & 20, the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission invite you to historic East Jersey Olde Towne Village for a series of spooky Halloween themed programs.

These free programs will take place at The Village in East Jersey Olde Towne Village at 1050 River Road in Piscataway.

Friday, October 18 at 7 p.m. – Children’s Halloween Crafts

Children ages 5 – 9 are invited to create two different Halloween crafts: a Witches Shoe Treat Holder to decorate and fill with their own treats and a Halloween Sand Art Box to create their own boo-tiful sand art on the lid. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday, October 18 & Saturday, October 19 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Storytelling

Jim Albertson: Spirits, Spooks and Strangers, a host of things that go bump in the night.
Gerry Fierst: Spooky Tales that capture the magic of Halloween.
Dave Emerson: Folk Tales from Ireland and New Jersey that warm, tickle and chill the heart.

Sunday, October 20, 2:00 pm – Ghost Stories

Professional actors from the Traveling Literary Theatre, in period attire, capture the imagination with readings from classic and new ghost stories. Suitable for all audiences.

Refreshments will be served and costumes are welcomed. All sessions are without charge, but registration is required.

“I commend The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission for offering such a diverse array of family-friendly holiday programming.” said Freeholder Charles E. Tomaro, chair of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee.

Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios said: “These programs make for a great time for the whole family. I encourage you to come out and celebrate the spirit of Halloween in our beautiful historic village.”

Register for one storyteller per session by contacting the Village, 732-745-3030. Persons with hearing disabilities may dial 732.745.3888 (TTY users only) or 711, the New Jersey Relay Service. East Jersey Olde Towne Village is an accessible site. An Assistive Listening System is in use and available during the program; an American Sign Language Interpreter can be provided with a two-week advance request. Wheelchairs are also available upon request for visitors who may need assistance from the parking lot to the programs.

Funding for Halloween by Lantern Light is provided in part by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission.

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