Round-Up: Halloween Activities for All

October 18, 2011

We asked our Facebook friends to share their Halloween-related activities with us. Here’s what they had to say (you can click on each of the headers for their respective websites):

Harmonium Choral Society

Family-Friendly Halloween Concert presented by Harmonium Choral Society and Grace Community Music on Sunday, October 30th at 3 p.m. at Grace Church, Madison, NJ. $5 per person or $15 per family & a non-perishable food donation at the door. The concert is appropriate for ages 3-300. Costumes welcome! For more information: 973-377-0106 x17.

Featuring the Grace Church School Choirs (50 choristers ages 7-17), Gargoyles (teen guys a capella), the Harmonium Chamber Singers & Outreach Chorus, and spooky organ music. From Bach to Rock, from Grieg to Michael Jackson, pirates, spiders, nursery rhymes and more! Dr. Anne Matlack, directing.

West Windsor Arts Center

West Windsor Arts Center community dance on Saturday, October 29th from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Ballroom dance instruction 7:00-7:30 followed by open dance. Costumes encouraged, but not required. Tickets $12 / $10 members / $6 students including a refreshment. For more information, go to or call 609.716.1931

Lustig Dance Theatre

LDT’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration Performance at Middlesex County College on October 23rd at 3:30pm will have a post-performance Halloween Costume Contest! The performance will conclude with Graham Lustig’s “Luna Mexicana,” inspired by Day of the Dead.

We will also host a Halloween Party at our New Brunswick Studio on October 30 from 3-4:30 with games, crafts, spooky treats and Halloween glitter tattoos. Call 732-246-7300 for more info or visit

Center for Contemporary Art

On Thursday, Oct. 20th volunteers from The Center for Contemporary Art and Starbucks will hold a children’s pumpkin painting workshop from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Pumpkins, paints and decorative dazzle will await you and your child – just bring your creativity and a smile. From silly to spooky your creation will surely be the talk of your block!

To participate, contact Ellen Rannells, Special Events Coordinator at 908.234.2345 or The Center is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster.

Arts Council of the Morris Area

Pumpkin carvers of all ages are invited to bring their masterpieces to the Vail Mansion on South Street in Morristown on October 30th and display them along the reflecting pool for all to enjoy. Bring your already carved pumpkin to this free community event, and at 5pm enjoy Scary Storytelling at Mayo Center for the Arts followed by the Pumpkin Illumination at 6pm. You may drop your pumpkin off at the Vail Mansion at 4:45 if you are planning on attending the storytelling event!

A Cemetery Tour from 5pm-6pm will also be offered – reservations can be made through the Morris County Tourism Bureau. The Cemetery Tour concludes at the Vail Mansion at 6pm.

A very special guest at this year’s event will be Grow It Green Morristown’s – giant pumpkin! If you haven’t heard about this Pumpkin, watch this short video!

Discover Jersey Arts

And don’t miss Discover Jersey Arts’ Halloween Guide to scare up some more Halloween fun.

If you have more activities to add, leave them in the comments section below. And if you aren’t already there, please join our community on Facebook!