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Ridgewood Welcomes Halloween With Downtown Party

Baby ducks and astronauts showed up at the Ridgewood Guild's Halloween Spook-tac-ular. Photo Credit: Gwenn Hauck
Costume-clad residents gear up for a ride around Memorial Park in Van Neste Square. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Memorial Park looked like a haunted graveyard. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
There was no crime for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to fight. They partied instead. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Partying can really be exhausting. Photo Credit: Gwenn Hauck
The Ilina-Schneiders showed up as some of their favorite "Harry Potter" characters. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Ridgewood Councilwoman Gwenn Hauck reminds everyone to vote on the proposed multi-level parking structure on Tues., Nov. 3. Photo Credit: Gwenn Hauck
Ben & Jerry's handed out treats. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
He was a very friendly lion. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Pinot's Pallet set up a canvas for guests to paint on. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Mayor Paul Aronsohn and Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld brief guests on Ridgewood's proposed parking garage. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Walking through the hay bale maze. Photo Credit: Gwenn Hauck

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Cartoon characters, furry animals and monsters no more than three feet tall flocked to Memorial Park in Van Neste Square for the Ridgewood Guild's "Spook-tac-ular" Halloween festival on Saturday.

Families and their little ones navigated through a hay-bale maze, painted pumpkins and collected candy from local vendors while a live band played pop music.

A horse-drawn hay-ride and costume parade were among the afternoon's highlights.

Youngsters darted in and out of shops on North Broad Street and E. Ridgewood Avenue collecting goodies.

Council officials were stationed at the park entrance to answer questions about the parking garage, which will be voted on by taxpayers on Tues., Nov. 3.

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