Saturday, October 29, 2011

Safe Halloween at Manhattan College - Great Community Event

We attended the Safe Halloween Experience at Manhattan College yesterday, and it was absolutely a great community event.  I wished I'd known about it before, so I could have told more of our friends. (and written it up for this blog)

We got invited at the last minute by one of AA's classmates.  Run by the Manhattan College chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society,  student clubs take over two administration buildings at Manhattan College.  Each room is run by a different college club, and activities include decorating trick or treat bags, participating in a scavenger hunt, games, walking through a haunted house, and of course trick or treating for candy.   Some of the rooms were so-so, but some were elaborately decorated and amazingly designed, esp. when you consider the lack of budget and time for something like this.

At the end, if you complete the scavenger hunt (answers to 16 riddles) you get to pick out an age appropriate book (Delta Pi is a literary society)  This was the fourth year of the event, and hundreds of kids and their families were on hand.  This was a great example of a college in an urban environment providing a great public service (safe trick or treating) in a cost effective and community manner.  We'll DEFINITELY be back next year.

Where: Manhattan College Campus, 2nd floor of both de la Salle & Miguel Halls

When: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, October 28.  (It's over now!)

Who: All ages. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

How: Just show up!

Cost: Free!


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