After a two-year break due to COVID-19, crowds returned to Russell Street in the Elmwood neighborhood for candy, costumes and mischief.
Hordes of mischief-making children, punishing adults, rashes of theft, vandalism, and police crackdowns — Halloween in Berkeley, Oakland, and Alameda was once mayhem.
A free, city-sponsored Haunted House, with a clown room and an insane room, is open Monday night. Plus, other spooky events around town.
Plus: A roundup of spooky Halloween and Dia de los Muertos happenings this weekend.
Masks may be the only constant from past years for fall celebrations upended by COVID-19.
More than 20 Halloween-themed parties and events featuring tastings, drinks, cookie decorating, special menus and more.
Spooky Halloween. Photo: Ira Serkes Courtesy of our friends at the ever-reliable 510 Families, here is a round-up of Halloween activities and outings in the East Bay where Jedi Knights and Cleopatra will be more than welcomed. Decorate a Pumpkin (Berkeley) Decorate a pumpkin in the Art Studio! Where: Habitot Children’s Museum When: 10/31 9:30 a.m. – […]
Trick or treat, and so much more: This Halloween in Berkeley. Photo: Thomas Hawke By Heather Flett Local Halloween events for children have been curated for us by our friends at 510Families.com. Face paint optional! Pre-Halloween events Halloween Playdate at Habitot: For special needs children, 0-5, this event is a special celebration that is fun for the whole family. […]
Berkeley got its spook on this week with haunted houses, a horror film festival, kids in costume, pets dressed up and, of course, candy. See images in the gallery below that were generously shared by community members in response to our request (click on “Show Info” for captions and credits). You can still share photos with […]
Hallowed aunts and uncles. Photo: Pete Rosos/2812 Photography As Halloween approaches, with its goblins, ghouls and decorations galore, we invite readers to share photographs of all your spooky moments with Berkeleyside. This weekend is the perfect time to stroll the streets for a sneak peek at your neighbors’ decorations. So grab your camera or your phone […]
Photo: Whitney Moss Halloween is just over a week away and our friends at 510 Families have compiled a hugely useful guide to Halloween activities for kids in the broader East Bay. They kindly let us cherry pick those happening in Berkeley for your delectation. MLK Middle School Pumpkin Patch Dash: Track races for all […]
By Colleen Neff A last supper of electrified pirate skeletons seated at a table laden with riches, spiders, bats, rats, eerie music and a yard full of enormous pumpkins are all on display on Spruce Street just north of Vine in North Berkeley. Masterminds Michael Minasian and his 8-year-old son Aaron, spent weeks creating the […]