Nyack’s downtown storefronts are painted. And department stores have their Christmas products on display. It must be that frightful time of year again: Halloween! In Nyack that means a weekend full of fun. On Saturday the Nyack Chamber of Commerce will host its 29th annual Halloween Parade. The event is the largest parade of its kind outside New York City, second only in magnitude to the Greenwich Village event — and just as spectacular in terms of color and sheer pageantry.
by Jocelyn Jane Cox
Halloween can bring up a lot of questions from little kids, questions you may not be ready to answer quite yet. Of course you’re going to come clean on all this stuff, eventually, but in the meantime, while your kid is still a toddler or pre-schooler? LIE!
by Jocelyn Jane Cox
Is it fair to have The Halloween Talk with your toddler telling them that the Milky Way is only a spiral-shaped galaxy and Hershey is just a city in Pennsylvania?
If your child’s Halloween “sugar high” scares you more than ghosts and goblins, here’s how you can make excellent use of all that candy WITHOUT eating it.
The Chronicles of Parenting is sponsored by The Palisades Center, your one-stop-shop for fun. Come to the Palisades Center for Mall-O-Ween starting at 12p on Saturday, Oct 31. This free event is open to the public. See the complete schedule of events at PalisadesCenter.com
A lot of Halloween traditions were designed to ward off evil spirits. Find out why pumpkins became such a ubiquitous symbol of Halloween.
Also at the Nyack Library this week:
- FREE Assistance with NYS Health Insurance Programs, Mon at 5p
- Fiction Writers Workshop, New members welcome, Tue at 11a
- Cuentos, Canciones y Artesania, Tue at 1p
- SAT and ACT Writing: Skills, Drills, and Strategy, Wed at 7p
- Little Shanti Yoga, Thurs at 1:30p
- Hooray for Halloween, Thurs at 4:30p
- Read to Megan and Maizie, Fri at 4:30p
- Carnegie Concert Series presents “The IRIS String Quartet,” Sun at 2p.
by Dan White
Halloween on the Hudson is right around the corner. Nyack cartoonist Dan White says, “Be afraid. Bee verry affraidd!” The TeeZeeDactyl and Hudsy–a distant cousin of the Loch Ness Monster– and The Maul are a few of the reasons reasons why.
For the last 50 years students have haunted the store fronts in downtown Nyack…with brushes and acrylic paint. This year about 30 business on Main Street and Broadway have been adorned with colorful paintings of ghouls, goblins and ghosts. Here is a list of painted businesses that will help you stroll the outdoor gruesome gallery of wicked windows.
Nyack’s 26th annual Halloween parade promises dancing ghouls, five marching bands, roller derby skaters, crazy floats, motorcycles, classic cars, live entertainment, wild costumes and over $2,000 in cash prizes. Scheduled for this Saturday, October 26, (rain date Sunday) it’s the biggest regional Halloween celebration after New York City’s Greenwich Village parade.
The procession starts at Memorial Park and snakes through the village from 5:30 to 7:30p ending in the municipal parking lot on Main Street. Festivities begin at 3p with live music in Main St. lot.
by Dave Zornow
Nyack Mayor Jen White will meet with residents and businesses at 11a today on the steps of Village Hall to update citizens about the response to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. It’s likely that elected officials will suggest curtailing Halloween Trick Or Treating as there are too many power lines still down to make it safe for children to walk from house to house.
Nyack, Update 10/31 8:30a — Nyack and its two sister villages suffered significant damage during Hurricane Sandy as countless trees snapped and power lines were downed.