Commissioner Tucci Invites Residents to a Halloween Celebration at Parks & Recreation Department
Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci invites residents to come and celebrate Halloween with the Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation. The department has planned a Spooktacular Celebration for Nutley Residents to enjoy. Halloween is a magical time filled with fantasy, costumes, and fun!! Little ghosts and goblins are invited to enjoy a Halloween extravaganza including a Hayride, Halloween music, candy apples, snacks, drinks and much more. The celebration will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Recreation Department located at 44 Park Ave. Be sure to wear your costume!! The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. This is a free event for Nutley residents to enjoy.
Halloween is a great family holiday. There are plenty of activities that the kids of all ages in your family can participate in, so why not get out of the house and join in the fun? “Our goal is to create a family environment for residents to come together and spend quality time with one another” stated Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci. Our youngsters learn about family values from the time they spend with their own. Our families are the single most important aspects of our lives but with the growing number of challenges we face when it comes to family time, whether it be our busy work schedules, increasing responsibilities or our children’s sport schedules, it is important we don’t forget to take time out to enjoy today. As recreation professionals we play an important role in molding some of the values that can gradually deteriorate within busy family schedules. By implementing and centering our efforts on special events emphasizing family recreation, we can be a tremendous positive force in our community.
“This event will provide the children of the community a safe and positive environment to celebrate Halloween and have some holiday fun” stated Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci. Children's safety is our primary responsibility. Be sure your children are accompanied by a responsible adult throughout this event.
With Halloween activities planned for all the little Ghosts and Goblins lurking in the neighborhood, we would like to offer the following safety tips for trick-or-treaters:
Carry a flashlight
Walk, don’t run.
Stay on Sidewalks
Obey traffic signals
Stay in familiar neighborhoods
Don’t cut across yards or driveways
Wear a watch you can read in the dark
Make sure costumes don’t drag the ground
Wear shoes that fit (even if they do not match the costume)
Avoid wearing masks while walking from one house to another
Carry only flexible props, swords etc.
Wear light colored clothing or reflective markings or tape
Approach only houses with a light on
Stay away from and don’t pet animals you don’t know
In conjunction with the Nutley Recreation Department’s Halloween Celebration, we are holding a food drive to support the Nutley Red Cross Food Pantry. Commissioner Tucci urges residents to bring non-perishable food items to our free Halloween event such as cereals, canned soups, canned sauces, items low in sodium and sugar or any non-perishable items.
If you have any questions or you would like further information, please contact the Recreation Department at (973)284-4966, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.