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Trick or Treating with the Family – Hertel on Saturday and Elmwood on Sunday

When I was little, there was no such thing as trick or treating along commercial corridors. These days, it would be difficult to imagine streets like Hertel and Elmwood without the Halloween affairs that families have come to rely upon. Why? Well, there are a lot of reasons. First, it’s super safe and reliable, with no second guessing. The stores are expecting costumed characters to walk in, and are loaded up will all sorts of treats.

Halloweening it on Hertel

While the kids are trick or treating during the day, the parents get to socialize along the way. It’s a great way to get familiar with the businesses, while spending time walking along the avenue. And when you get hungry/thirsty, be sure to swing by a local restaurant, café, or smoothie operation. Get dressed up, and make a day of it. You now officially have two days to choose from!

Hertel – Saturday October 27, 2018 | 11am to 1pm

Bring your dressed up kiddos to a fun, safe, family trick or treat along Hertel. Some of the great businesses along the avenue will be handing out candy and treats. Look for the Participating Business sign in their window. Costumes are a must! Please leave your fur babies home. We love pets but there is a lot going on that day and don’t want to stress out any animals. Rain or Shine we will see you on the 27th! Be sure to look for all of the scary scarecrows on the avenue, which were made by the businesses. 

The North Buffalo Organization and P.S. Accessories encouraged Hertel businesses and North Buffalo residents to make scarecrows. A community scarecrow-building event was held at North Park Community School. The scarecrows now line the street. Photo courtesy Hertel Business Association

North Park Theatre will be offerings the following Free Screenings on Saturday and Sunday (see Facebook for details). The Saturday show will feature a live visit from The Buffalo Ghostbusters.

11:30am: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”
12:00pm: “Garfield’s Halloween Adventure”
12:30pm: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”
1:00pm: “Garfield’s Halloween Adventure”

Lead image: Trick ‘r Treating on Hertel | Photo by Tessa Connelly – Tessa will be taking photos once again this year, in front of Peek-A-Boo Baby Boutique at 1446 Hertel

Antique Lamp Co. and Gift Emporium will be handing out glow sticks to all the kids in costumes (1213 Hertel Avenue)

Elmwood – Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 1:30pm to 3pm

Elmwood Avenue Safe Trick-or-Treat

Elmwood Avenue Safe Trick-or-Treat – Look forward to the Halloween season with this year’s safe trick or treating event. Children, in costume, must be ten years old or younger.

The event takes place on Elmwood, and at the Lafayette Presbyterian Church. Participating businesses will display orange Safe Trick-Or-Treat posters advertising “Trick or Treat Here!” in their windows (see inset image). 

The Elmwood Village Association (EVA) has put on the ‘Safe Trick-or-Treat’ event since 2001 as part of its effort to create and maintain vibrant, livable neighborhoods in and around the Elmwood Village.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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