Asbury Park Hosting Drive-Through Halloween Event

The Asbury Park Recreation Department will be hosting a pandemic-friendly Halloween drive-through event on Sat., Oct. 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. outdoors at City Hall, rain or shine.

Families can walk or drive through with their children to pick up Halloween treats safely. Masks are required.

“We know how important it is for our children to have opportunities to make memories while staying safe during this pandemic,” said Councilwoman Eileen Chapman, “And while this year won’t be our usual celebration with Trunk or Treat, we are thrilled that our Recreation Department has come up with a safe alternative so Asbury Park youth won’t miss out on Halloween fun this year.”

To stay safe on Halloween during the pandemic, try alternatives to traditional trick or treating such as celebrating with your family/pod at home and wearing costumes, or having a special Halloween themed dinner at home. If you do go out, follow these Trick or Treating safety tips:

 For Trick or Treaters

Porch Light On = Trick or Treat here!

Porch Light Off = Maybe next year!

Stay with your family or “pod”

Practice social distancing (keep at least 6 feet apart from other groups)

Stay in your immediate neighborhood

Do not enter someone else’s home

Use hand sanitizer

Wear a cloth or surgical mask (costume masks do not provide protection)

Avoid Trick or Treating if you or anyone in your household isn’t feeling well, has a fever, or is under quarantine

Only accept candy that is in factory-sealed packaging

For Candy Givers

Porch Light On = Trick or Treat here!

Porch Light Off = Maybe next year!

Wear a cloth or surgical mask

Candy/items should be factory sealed

Consider spreading out treats on a table or prepare individually sealed bags ahead of time to avoid hands in bowls

Limit treat choices

Maintain social distancing (wave to the kids from a distance or from behind a door)

Provide hand sanitizer for trick or treaters

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