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Halloween 2018: Our scariest picks!

Halloween’s creeping up, and celebrations are starting soon! Carve your pumpkin, dust off the costume, and head to these local spots for plenty of tricks and treats.

Neponset Pumpkin Float
Did you know pumpkins float?  Well, apparently the DCR does because it’s time for the Annual Neponset Pumpkin Float at Pope John Paul II Park on Tuesday, October 16th from 5pm-7pm. This wildly popular family event encourages you to bring a 6-8 inch hollow & carved pumpkin to the event. Each jack-o-lantern will have a candle inserted and lit before being launched en-mass in the water at 6pm.  Floats and candles will be provided. Free hot chocolate and candy treats will also be provided. The event is free and open to the public.  This is the 17th year of this Dorchester tradition when hundreds of kids in costumes and their families participate in the floating parade of pumpkins!  This is event is presented by the DCR and the Neponset River Greenway Council! 

Be a Kid Again
Get ready for spooky surprises during Boston Grown-Ups Museum 21+ Fright Night! Enjoy full cash-bar, treats, and special guest DJ Rich DiMare who will keep you dancing all night long. Experience Boston’s Children Museum as you never have before, this Thursday, October 26, 7:30-11:30pm! Get your tickets before they sell out.

The ‘90s are back at Capo
If neon, scrunchies, and the Spice Girls are your thing, head downstairs to the Supper Club at Capo on Saturday October 28th for a ‘90s Pop Icon Halloween Bash! Tickets are $40 and are going scary-quick!

Loco has gone to the the Zoo
Bring out your inner animal at Loco’s Halloween Party!  On Saturday, October 28th beginning at 10pm it’s the Southie Zoo Halloween Party.  Come dressed as the animal of your choice (we say the Southie Turkey), sip on margaritas and dance to DJ Ryan Brown.

Halloween Party and Costume Show Off at Stats
Stats in Southie will be hosting a good old fashioned Halloween bash on Saturday, October 28th beginning at 8pm.  Dress up in your favorite Halloween Costume and you might just win a a prize!  Cash prize for best costumer.  DJ Sammy Sprinkles will be spinning the tunes!

Halloween in the Garden
Get spooky with Publico on Saturday, October 28th at their first Halloween Garden Party! Starting at 7pm in the Garden, be sure to wear your Halloween best!

Black Tie Halloween
It’s the Boston’s Annual Halloween Gala: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief on Saturday, October 28th at 8pm at the Boston Convention Center.  This event will be scary yet elegant!  Where your Halloween best!  Tickets are $95. Purchase your tickets here!

Halloween Brunch at Local 149
Nurse your post-Halloween hangover with brunch at Local 149 on Sunday! If drink specials, good food and prizes can’t cure your actual “scaries” then we’re not sure what will. A $50 gift card goes to the best girl and guy  with hangover hair! The fun starts at 10am.

Pumpkin Palooza
This Saturday the 28th, bring the family to the Lawn on D. Bring the kids to carve pumpkins, learn circus tricks, and join in on the costume contest. At night, check out the LED dancers, live music, and fire dancers at the last special event of the season.

Southie Haunts
A real live Haunted House will transform the residence at 192 Gold Street on Saturday, October 28th and Tuesday, October 31st at 5pm both nights!  Stop by if you dare!

St. Peter Academy Spooktacular Halloween
Family fun at the St. Peter Academy Spooktacular Halloween Event! Bring the kids to this fun-filled event with food, crafts, contests, dancing and more at the Lithuanian Club – 368 West Broadway!    $25 per family for admission and a chance to win a Chromebook. $5 per person.  $20 for additional tickets to win Chrome book.  Fun begins at 6pm on Friday.

Halloween Bash at East Side Yoga and Fitness
East Side is getting in on the Halloween Spirit with two glow in the dark classes on October 31st.  At 6:15pm enjoy a vinyasa glow with Jessie and at 7:30pm it’s yoga sculpt with Paulina! East Side will provide the glow sticks and the candy!  Sweet!

Trick or Tree
Radiant Yoga is hosting a Halloween Family Yoga Class. Join Christyn for this MAGICAL Family Yoga class. Using music, storytelling, and more, we will explore traditional yoga asana (poses), breath work, and relaxation all inspired by the Halloween Spirit. No experience necessary, and all family members are welcome!! Sunday – October 29th 3:30pm to 4:15pm. You can sign up here! 

Celebrate at Castle Island
Our own Fort Independence will transform into a spooky, but kid-friendly, magical haunted castle. Stop by on Saturday, October 27th  and Sunday, October 28th  for drinks, snacks, story tellers, and tour the magic castle in your best costume.

Halloween at the Tynan
Stop by the Tynan Community Center for their annual children’s Halloween party on Friday night! From 3:30-5:30 they’ll have a costume parade, games, and a bouncy house to boot.

Trick or Treating on Broadway
Trick or treat!  Smell my feet!  Beware of little ghosts and goblins (and their parents) roaming the streets in search for Halloween candy.  East and West Broadway will be filled with trick or treaters on Wednesday, October 31st from 4pm-6pm picking up candy from local businesses and residences.  So be warned!  This event is free and is hosted by the members of the South Boston Chamber of Commerce.

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Mairead Mcgonagle

Pronounced like “parade with an M,” Mairead loves all things nautical, Vineyard-y, and Irish (in case the name didn’t give it away). She can often be found bopping around L Street with her Southie framily, testing out the local nacho scene, and running marathons strictly for the post-race beverages.

Comments

  1. Promoting a contest that sexualizes an entire (predominantly female) profession?

    Shame on the owners of The Punk & Poet! There are a million other contests a “Haunted Library” party could promote that wouldn’t demean women, trivialize their education and profession, and mark them as targets for sexual harassment.

    • Do you mind naming one or two of these “million other contests”?

      90% of all adult female Halloween costumes names start off with sexy, I suggest you just protest the Halloween holiday and cut the Punk & Poet some slack.

      If they called it “Best Librarian” costume would that still trivialize their education?

      Also you do realize men can be librarians right? It doesn’t say anything about female librarian

      Sleep well snowflake