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Somerville Spook-tacular Stroll

Photos taken by Ron Newman

Somerville Spook-tacular Stroll

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Ghostly Greetings! To help support the holiday spirit, the City of Somerville and Somerville Arts Council is offering some alternative safe activities, details below:

City map of halloween decorations: Is there something strange in your neighbor--seeing monsters both big and tall? It has been reported by reliable sources that ghosts and ghouls have been mysteriously appearing in the various neighborhoods of Somerville. It has been determined that we need a little help with some ghost-bustering action. Your mission if you chose to accept it—Find as many ghost, ghouls, and monsters as you can and snap a picture and include the hashtag #SomervilleSpooktacular! Or enjoy a lovely Spooktacular stroll around your neighborhood! Due to COVID 19 Restrictions and following Somerville’s Safety measures, we are highly discouraging traditional trick-or-treating. Happy Haunting!

Halloween Virtual Activities and Performances: Online activities are encouraged for both kid and adult audiences! To participate, submit your virtual happenings here:

10/28 (pre-recorded): Make music with Peri (as a raccoon) from Strongwater Studios! 
10/29 at 8PM: The Doll Maker’s Ghost and Other Stories Puppet Performance with Rosalita Puppets
10/31 at 8pm, 10pm: Digital Replay of The Doll Maker’s Ghost and Other Stories Puppet Performance with Rosalita Puppets
Through 10/31: Take and Make Crafts! Stop by the Central Library for Miss Annamarie's Paper Pumpkin Craft! Central Children's Room Desk at 617-623-5000 ex. 2950
10/30 at 7:30PM: Jazz ONLINE concert with Stan Strickland & Bruno Raberg 
10/30 and 10:31: Wicked Riffs Performance, Annual ACLU fundraiser
10/31 starting at 12pm: Halloween and Fall Family Portraits! Make sure to RSVP.
11/1 starting at 11-7pm: Dia De Los Muertos Celebration: Virtual Tutorials and Livestreams! 
11/6 at 6:30pm: Canta-Canta Para Dia de Los Muertos con Maura Mendoza: Multilingual Sing Along! 

6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 31: The City of Somerville is also hosting a citywide Howl-o-Ween, inviting community members to don a face covering and then give their best Halloween growls, ghost boos, and woops (or to just politely holler out their COVID-19 woes and frustrations) from their doors and windows! 

  • Boo to you from our crew !