Contact: Jonathan Jones
ALBANY, NY – On Friday, October 29 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the City of Albany will partner with a variety of sponsors and community organizations to host Halloween events at five locations throughout the City.
These events will provide residents with the option to either drive-through or walk-through to show off their costume, and receive candy, a pumpkin, and carving instructions – providing a safe opportunity to celebrate the holiday.
“Last year’s #AlbanyHalloween was a success and we wanted to offer our residents a safe opportunity to celebrate Halloween again this year as COVID-19 continues to impact our City,” said Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. “I encourage our residents to take part in these safe Halloween events.”
#AlbanyHalloween2021 Events will be held in the following parks:
- Buckingham Pond (Berkshire Boulevard Entrance)
- Washington Park (Sprague Place Entrance)
- Lower Lincoln Park (Eagle Street Entrance)
- Westland Hills Park (Austain Avenue Entrance)
- Hackett Blvd. (Between Cardinal Ave. & South Main Ave.)
At 6:30 p.m. there will be more Halloween celebrations at the Arbor Hill and Hoffman Community Centers. Masks will be required indoors at the community center events.
Individuals interested in volunteering to help make these events a success are encouraged to contact the City’s Department of Recreation at (518) 434-5699 or by emailing the REC Department. The City of Albany is seeking volunteers to assist with decorating the #AlbanyHalloween2021 sites, and distributing candy and pumpkins.
#AlbanyHalloween2021 is sponsored in part by the City of Albany, Albany County Department of Health, Albany Community Action Plan, Stanton’s Feura Farm, UAlbany Student Affairs and Capitalize Albany.