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HDSID’S Halloween Family Bash Returns to Jersey City on 10/31

by Hoboken Girl Team
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Fall is always an exciting season in the historic downtown. Between farmers markets and festivals, Hoboken and Jersey City are always planning fun-filled, family events for the local community to enjoy. This Halloween, the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District will be hosting a spooky Halloween Family Bash on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023 from 3:00PM to 8:00PM at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall + Plaza. Read on to find out more about this spooky and fun-filled event in Jersey City at the end of the month.

About The Halloween Family Bash

Hosted by The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District, the Halloween Family Bash will be a ghoulishly good time with vendors the whole family will enjoy. With dangerously delicious food, spooky games, thrilling rides, and more, this festive event is free to attend. Rides are $10 and includes all rides, and face painting is $5.

The Halloween Bash will take place rain or shine and will feature a number of different events and activations including a mechanical pumpkin ride, corn maze, as well as face painting and a bouncy house for the little ones, Halloween candy and treats, and more. The Halloween event will include live music and a DJ throughout the afternoon.

There will also be a sensory-friendly zone on Barrow Street hosted by Whole Spectrum Autism for those who would prefer a less stimulating environment to celebrate Halloween.

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Local Vendors at This Year’s Halloween Event

In addition to the spooktacular events taking place, a number of local vendors will also be out and about at the Halloween Bash including:

La Pet-isserie — a sustainable shop selling specialized pet goods, food, and treats.

Sweet Aurora Soap + Candle — artisanal soaps, soy blend candles, and other self-care products designed to indulge, renew, and recharge your body + soul.

^ Bear Magic Workshops, LLC

Bear Magic Workshops, LLC — a kid-friendly workshop where you can stuff your own teddy bear. Don’t forget to make a wish on the rainbow star before stuffing your furry pal.

Hayley’s Donut — a woman-owned Hoboken-based bakery that serves gluten, wheat, peanut, tree nut, soy, and sesame-free donuts.

NW Lovely Style — a team of five crocheters who create hand-crafted crochet toys and Amigurumi.

The House of Hot Chicken — a local restaurant bringing Nashville hot chicken to Jersey City.

Elismagic — Eli’s Magic Entertainment company that has all of your party needs for your next event.

The Cupcake Carriage — a chic mobile confectionary that specializes in beautiful + delicious desserts such as cupcakes, cakes, and cookies.

^ The Cupcake Carriage

Stella’s Empanadas — a local empanada shop serving up all of the delicious Argentinian empanadas and other global dishes.

Smile Preschool + Nursery — a local preschool for children ages 2.5 to 6 years-old focusing on play based learning.

Merry Hot Cocoa — a popup hot cocoa bar located at Pier A in Hoboken with pretty and fun-themed drinks each holiday season.

Big Brothers Big Sisters — volunteers, parents, and families working together to create one-to-one mentoring relationships that defend, inspire, and empower the potential that lives within every kid.

^ Milk + Cream Cereal Bar

Milk + Cream Cereal Bar — a premier cereal bar that specializes in blending cereal-infused ice cream with complimentary products.

Be sure to stop by and support these local vendors and see what fall and spooky-themed goods they have planned for the Halloween Bash.



The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District (HDSID) is a public-private partnership, 501(c) through which property and business owners have a direct impact on Historic Downtown Jersey City neighborhoods and their development.

HDSID works with local businesses, property owners, and neighborhood associations in conjunction with the City government to promote the area, improve the services provided, and undertake any and all activity to make Historic Downtown Jersey City a better place to live, work and visit.


The HDSID Halloween Family Bash will take place on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023 from 3:00PM to 8:00PM at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall + Plaza (between Grove Street and Jersey Avenue). The Halloween event will take place rain or shine.

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