October flew by, November is coming up quickly, and this year Halloween is on a Friday, thankfully! What other way to end a long week, and kick off a weekend than to celebrate this thrilling day! For some of us we will finally be able to go all out for Halloween without worrying about school or work the following morning. If you have the chance to celebrate this year, whether you have kids, or no kids, here is a guide for a successful night in the city of New Bedford!
1. Go get your costume/Add final touches
If you haven’t picked out your costume already, hurry up! Time is running out, Halloween is creeping up on us. If you haven’t picked out a costume head on over to Halloween Connection on 966 Kings Highway. They have almost every costume you can think of! Even some sweet last minute deals. If you are looking for a cheaper route, Savers has plenty of great cheap costumes! I personally enjoy making my costumes from scratch, so if you are like me Savers in New Bedford is the way to go! If you see an Edward Scissorhands costume made out of 50 belts, and plastic knives for hands strolling the streets of New Bedford, it could possibly be me!
2. Whales, Tales and Sails-10am
Toddlers love to celebrate Halloween too! New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is offering a free engaging activity this Halloween! This event will consist of story telling by Jackson Gillman which also includes songs, finger play, music, and crafts at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center. If you have kids, take them here before trick or treating.
3. Trick or Treating-6pm
Next, If you have kids, or happen to be around kids, take them trick or treating! The best thing about this is you can steal some candy from them, or maybe the owners of the houses you knock on will happily spare a couple pieces for you to enjoy!
4. The Phantom of the Opera-Silent Movie-7pm @ The Zeiterion
This silent movie is definitely a classic! So after trick or treating, if you are looking for some serious chills and spooks this Halloween head down to the Zeiterion Theatre to watch a showing of one of the scariest movies! Viewers get the luxury of organist Bernie Anderson! He will be playing organs during the movie to bring it to life for more thrilling fun! Go in costume to make this night even more exciting!
5. The Rocky Horror Picture Show 2014-9:30 @ The Zeiterion
After Phantom of the Opera stay a while! The Z is bringing the iconic Rocky Horror Picture show back to the screen along with the RKO Army live cast! Whether you are fan or a Rocky Virgin, audience participation is still a must, so prepare for an active, involved night!
Both can be found here.
6. College Halloween Party 9:30pm-2:00am
Finally, If you are a college student looking for an off campus alternative to celebrating Halloween, Bar 908 is the place to go! Every single Thursday this bar provides a shuttle bus that picks students up from Ring Rd at UMass Dartmouth, and brings them to the bar, and brings them back to campus when the bar closes! This Thursday it is no different from the previous weeks. Students can expect to catch a bus to the craziest Halloween Party in the city at 10:15, or 11pm for only $5. If you’re a student, or even someone just looking for fun, go to 908! There will also be a $5 cover to support the UMass Dartmouth’s Class of 2015! Come in the best costume and you can win $250!
7. OR 107’s Monster Mash-9pm
If you are uninterested in partying with a bunch of college students, or hosting your own Halloween party, Fun107 is hosting a Monster Mash at White’s of Westport Restaurant in Westport, MA! If you don’t mind driving a couple minutes out of New Bedford head on over to this event. Make new friends or meet up with old friends as you guys party and dance all night long! They will have plenty of entertainment and a lot of people dressed in costume! If you can’t make it on Halloween, don’t worry they are hosting another party the following day! Make sure to buy your tickets in advanced.
8. Stay safe and have fun!!