Yonkers has a spooktacular Halloween planned

October 23, 2012 by  

Halloween kicks off a week early in the city of Yonkers, with the Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation playing host to more than a dozen parties and events all centered around Halloween, starting today, October 23.

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano is encouraging all residents to dress up and enjoy at least one of the many events scheduled. Banner printing from a nearby Yonkers company would help the city get the word out about the parties and events in honor of Halloween.

One of the events scheduled is the Children’s Skating Party taking place at J. Murray Memorial Skating Center on Saturday, October 27, which is open to both young and old. A highlight of the annual skating party is the Costume Parade on Ice.

Yonkers seniors can boogie down at the annual Halloween Hop, which will take place on October 30, starting at noon. During the Hop, attendees can dance to their favorite songs from years past, enjoy snacks and beverages, and participate in a costume parade. No Halloween party is complete without costume prizes and seniors can compete to win the award for scariest costume, most original costume, and most comedic costume, among others.

The Skating Party lasts from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on October 27. Admission to the party is $7 and skate rentals are $4. Doors for the Halloween Hop open at 11:30 am on October 30 and the dance will go until 2:30 pm. The dance is free for Yonkers residents over the age of 60. In addition to the Hop, the city will host Halloween parties at senior centers around town from October 23 to October 31, the full details of which can be found on the City of Yonkers website.