Halloween 2014 will be bigger and better than ever, with many more people able to participate because it is a Friday night. The Halloween Parade begins at 5:00 at the Monument Avenue steps, with glow in the dark necklaces provided by Charlestown Mothers Association. We will have special guests and a poem read by The Wizard. The Tony Barrie Marching Band will lead the parade around The Bunker Hill Monument, down Winthrop Street to The Training Field and then down Monument Avenue. The generous neighbors will have their homes decorated and they will be in costume, greeting trick or treaters. The National Parks Service Rangers, The Boston Police, The City Hall to Go Truck will be on site, and the Boston Fire Department at Winthrop Square will be open.
This year we will have residents with a “ask me for help” tag so trick or treaters can be directed.
We are looking forward to the 29th Year of a safe, fun and memorable Halloween in Charlestown. The parade will continue to the Training Field, which is a great area for younger kids. The Cooperative Bank presents “The Haunted, but Not Scary Display,” with Tom Coots and his TCB Team passing out treats. The creative and indomitable Doug MacDonald will display his famous blow ups. This year, Pier 6 sponsored “The Pirate’s Cove,” designed by George Morton and Michele Valle. Bright Horizons sponsors DJ Smokey Cain and will be providing blinking lights. Legal Seafoods Oysteria sponsored The Spiders Web. Whole Foods created a fabulous photo prop. Diabolis in Musica will entertain the crowd. Fun for all, produced by Boston Portfolio Properties.
And of course, trick or treating around surrounding streets will continue thanks to our generous neighbors. Residents are reminded to be extra cautious and patient as the crowd turnout is expected to be very large.