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Old 10-05-2011, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Briarcliff Manor, NY
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Hi there, we're new to the area. We have three kids and Halloween is coming up. Is there a central location where I can find out what days/times trick or treat is in all the Westchester cities/towns/villages?

If not, can I get some feedback from those around the area who know the days and times or can direct me on how to get this info?

Thank you!

Margie in BcM
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:05 AM
 
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littlemissme -
It's not as formal as that. Just head out on Halloween. Smaller kids tend to go out before dinner, bigger kids once it gets dark. Some towns enforce curfews after 8 or 9pm (town hall or cops will know), but even for those that don't ringing a doorbell after 9 might be a little late.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Briarcliff Manor, NY
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Wow, really??! Sounds so crazy to me. So is trick or treat always only on Halloween night or since it's a Monday night will there be places doing it over the weekend (the 29th and 30th)?

Thanks for the reply!

Margie in BcM
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Trick or treating happens on Halloween. Monday, Wednesday, Sunday, whenever. The 31st of October.

What am I missing?

Alright, I remember while living in NC that towns would organize a specific night and have some sort of party, but up here it's still like I remember as a kid. You go out on the 31st. Because that's Halloween.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Briarcliff Manor, NY
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Not missing anything. When I was a kid, near Cleveland, trick or treat would be like 6-8 on the Sunday before Halloween unless it fell on a Saturday, it'd be on Saturday. Just spent 8 years in El Paso, TX and it would be usually 6-8 that night. Just wanted to make sure. Thanks.

Margie in BcM
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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Not missing anything. When I was a kid, near Cleveland, trick or treat would be like 6-8 on the Sunday before Halloween unless it fell on a Saturday, it'd be on Saturday. Just spent 8 years in El Paso, TX and it would be usually 6-8 that night. Just wanted to make sure. Thanks.

Margie in BcM
Ohio is screwy in lots of ways - and Halloween not being on the 31st is only one of them!! (I'm a native Michigander, so I had to poke fun!)

Always the 31st. The little ones do start earlier, but I haven't seen anyone out before 6 (I have little ones and we are always one of the first). Are you in Briarcliff? If so, the 'tree streets' are great to go to. Almost all the houses are decked out, everyone goes all out, it's really fun. We were in a not ToT-ing friendly neighborhood for the last few years so we always went there. We're in a better neighborhood now (more walkable) but this is our first Halloween here, so we'll see how it goes. I might go back to the tree streets next year!
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Briarcliff Manor, NY
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Thanks. And poking fun at Ohio is cool. There's so much material to choose from.

What my ACTUAL situation is, is this:

We just moved here from El Paso, TX, right? And our first night in our new house we were watching Conan O'Brien and he mentioned he's coming to New York for a week to tape. My husband is a HUGE fan so we immediately we to request tickets. The choices were vague and long story short we ended up with tickets for Halloween night and no way to trade them.

What we're going to end up doing is just a bunch of the events that are taking place that weekend with the kids all dressed up. There are fairs, festivals, plays etc. all over the area so we'll go do a bunch of stuff that whole weekend so we can do the Conan show Monday night. I know, bad bad mommy.

Thanks for all the help and advice though!

Margie
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:13 PM
 
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Westchester Magazine's Halloween Guide - Halloween 2011 Guide: Westchester County Parades, Haunted Houses, Live Performances, Festivals, and Other Things To Do for Halloween - Westchester Magazine - October 2011 - Westchester, NY
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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In Westchester, trick or treating is pretty informal. I heard on the news about some town in CT trying to "make it" be on Sunday night this year.

But the only thing I know of like that here is in downtown Dobbs Ferry there's some sort of organized trick or treating combined with a Halloween carnival/parade usually (if Halloween doesn't fall on it) the Saturday or Sunday before Halloween tied to the kids trick-or-treating all the surrounding merchants. When my kids were pre-school age they were in a day care center in Dobbs Ferry that took the kids there, that's how I learned of it. Nowadays we do that in addition to trick or treating in our neighborhood around 6pm on Halloween itself.
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