A dull, drizzling and gray sky was not enough to damper the spirits of colorful, costumed children as families gathered on Sunday, October 29th, in front of the Community Board 18 (CB18) office at 1097 Bergen Avenue to celebrate the Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree.
Organized by the CB18 staff, families celebrated Halloween by decorating pumpkins and showing off their costumes, as well as participating in other activities, such as riding on carnival rides and jumping in a bouncy house, all while eating snacks and a multitude of candies.
“I was looking for a specific event for my godkids to dress up in costumes and just play, have fun and be carefree,” said Soriyana Louis. “I saw the flyer on one of their fridges, and I was just like, ‘Oh yeah, we should go,’ and they were excited to go.”
Children and even parents were dressed in all sorts of costumes, from famous superheroes and video characters such as Spider-Man and Yoshi, to classics monsters, princesses and fairies, all to enjoy Halloween with the community.
“The community board gives back to the community and CB18 is here to do that,” said CB18 District Manager Sue Ann Partnow. “We’re here to serve the community in every way we can and one of the ways is getting families out together and having fun.”