Cambridge Halloween Happenings 2013


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Check out our listing below of Halloween events being coordinated by various city departments.

Cambridge Community Schools and Cambridge Youth Center Events
Cambridge Community Schools and Cambridge Youth Centers in collaboration with other City departments are sponsoring Annual Halloween festivities and themed field trips.  In all parts of the city, costume characters will appear!  These venues provide a safe and fun setting for children to enjoy traditional autumn games, music, storytelling, magic shows, craft projects, sharing laughs with friends and enjoying some treats.  Families enjoy role play in colorful costumes. Join the fun in public schools, youth centers, libraries, fire stations and neighborhood parks. 

InmanWeen is Here!
Calling all ghosts and goblins!  The Inman Square Business Association (ISBA) is hosting a ghoulish gathering Friday, October 25, from 3-8 p.m., at Vellucci Plaza in Inman Square.  The event includes pumpkin giveaways, pumpkin decorating and Jack-o-Lantern contest, FREE food and Trick-or-Treating at local businesses.  Stop by Vellucci Plaza for more details and a list of participating stores.  This annual celebration is co-sponsored by the ISBA, City of Cambridge, CPCU Credit Union and Rival Marketing. More info: 

Halloween Open House at all Cambridge Fire Stations *
Once again this year, the Cambridge Fire Department will be hosting Halloween Open House at all fire stations from Thursday, Oct. 31, from 2-4 p.m. Children and their parents are encouraged to visit their neighborhood fire station to view fire apparatus and to receive glow sticks and trick-or-treat bags (while supplies last) for candy collecting compliments of the Cambridge Fire Department. Candy for this event has been generously donated by Cambridge Brands, Inc., 810 Main St. For more information, contact Lieutenant Michael Hughes at 617-349-4153 or
* Engine 5, in Inman Square, is temporarily closed for reconstruction and will not be available for the open house.

Collins Library Branch 9th Annual Halloween Party
Thursday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m., 64 Aberdeen Ave., Cambridge.  
Swing by on your broomstick and join your neighbors to dip into a big bowl of treats. Tricks begin with a magic show at 6 p.m.  by Philip & Henry, wizards par excellence! We’ll be dressed for the festivities, and hope you will be too.

Really Scary Stories with Storyteller Tony Toledo @ Main Library
Thursday, Oct. 31, 6-7 p.m., Main Library, Children’s Room, 449 Broadway
Finish off Halloween Night with a good scare in the library! Ages 5 & up!


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