Thursday, October 29, 2020

Get Out! And Enjoy Halloween in a Masked and Socially Distant Way

Postcard by John Winslow
Public Doman via Wikimedia Commons
by Peggy Robin    

As you would expect, the "Get Out" events column on the last Thursday in October is all about Halloween happenings - although this year there are a lot fewer of them --for obvious reasons--and you will have to decide which, if any, will fit within your risk-to-fun assessment for your kids/self/significant others.  

Howl-o-Ween Dog Party at Guy Mason Dog Park  
Pop-Up Doggy Costume Parties At DPR Dog Parks. Prizes, Giveaways & More
Date: 10/31
Time: 12pm - 2pm
Location: Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St NW  

Chevy Chase Outside Trick-or-Treat Halloween Party 
A Classic DPR Trick Or Treat Event, Hosted Outdoors, With Prizes And Gifts
Date: 10/31
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Location: Chevy Chase Rec Center, 5500 41st Street NW   

Palisades Halloween Parade
A Kids Halloween Parade Around The Baseball Field With Treats & Costumes
Date: 10/30
Time: 5pm -6pm
Location: Palisades Recreation Center, 5200 Sherier Pl NW   

Want to be even more socially distant? Head over to the Joseph Cole Rec Center in NE, where they're having a Halloween Car Parade.
Trick Or Treating And Halloween Themed Car Decoration
Date: 10/30
Time: 5pm - 8pm
Location: Joseph Cole Recreation Center, 1299 Neal Street, NE     

Maps to Recreation Centers available at:  

View All DPR Halloween events:  

For suggestions for more adult activities, plus some fun family outings, and some creative alternatives to Halloween, here are the recommendations from Washingtonian Magazine online:   

Want even more ideas? Willing to drive out to the country? You'll find a list of eleven adult and family activities - including some things to do on November 1 - in DCist's Halloween Guide:

If you can't find something you like in any of the above, then maybe just stay home with your pumpkin, roast the pumpkin seeds, and hope for a happier (and covid-less) Halloween next year!


The "Get Out!" events column is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Thursdays.  

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