Though technically it'll be closer to Thanksgiving than Halloween, trick-or-treating has been scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.
In his latest update, issued Friday, Nov. 9, Mayor Andy Skibitsky provided the following information regarding the holiday:
"As you know, Halloween trick or treating was postponed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy due to safety concerns. Many parents have expressed their (and their children’s) desire to reschedule Halloween. Others have reported that they have already conducted a “mini” trick or treat event on their own block. Still, others have reported that they have already consumed their supply of candy during the very trying days after the hurricane!
"In order to give those who have not “trick or treated” an opportunity to do so, I am recommending that the adult residents of each neighborhood block decide amongst themselves whether to conduct Halloween trick or treat activities on Saturday, November 17, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. I understand that some residents may no longer have a supply of candy on hand and may not wish to participate.
"However, neighbors can address this on a block-by-block basis. I also recommend that children be supervised if your block chooses to participate and that all activities happen during daylight hours.
"Thank you for your patience and I hope the children have an opportunity to participate and enjoy trick or treating!"