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.
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. – 12:30 p.mm Montclair Village Halloween […]
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. These after-hours playdates are open to the public and great times for children and […]
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 […]
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 and get shooting. And, when Halloween comes around […]
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 grades K-8th, plus […]
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 […]
Belinda Lyons-Newman wanted to paint her daughter’s face for Halloween. When she started to investigate, she was shocked to learn most face paints are full of lead and other toxins.
By Linda Hemmila It must be fall because there are gourds galore at Monterey Market. For more than 10 years, the fresh produce store on Hopkins Street has offered an astonishing supply of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes stacked for climbing much to the delight of their youngest customers. Henry Schuin, a long-time Monterey Market employee, says it’s a tradition they have […]
In the generally good-natured scrum of Halloween on Russell Street in the Elmwood, one father and his baby — temporarily and probably unknowingly a chick — stood out for costume originality and cuteness. Other notable highlights were a jaw-dropping puppet/music show at the east end of Russell (it must have been automated — anyone know […]