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Berkeley, California (Monday, October 30, 2017) - Join neighbors and community members of all ages for Halloween activities put on by the City of Berkeley - from a Halloween carnival and parade to a Haunted House.

These free activities offer everyone a chance for some fun, festive, and spooky activities at our Community Centers on Halloween.

If you've got little ones who are interested in carnivals, stop by James Kenney Community Center to play some fun, festive, and kid-created games. The youth in the James Kenney Afterschool program have worked hard to create games that kids of any age can enjoy. Participate, win tickets, and trade them in for prizes at the prize booth! Don't forget to wear your costume!!

Halloween Carnival
James Kenney Community Center
1720 8th Street, Berkeley
3:30pm-5:30pm, October 31, 2017

At Frances Albrier Community Center, join us for a community costume parade, starting at 4:00pm. The parade will leave from Frances Albrier at 4:00pm, tour around the local neighborhood (with the assistance of the police department), and return back to the community center for a costume contest. In addition to the fantastic costumes that our youth will showcase, parents are also encouraged to wear their best costume as well.

Halloween Parade
Frances Albrier Community Center
2800 Park Street, Berkeley
3:00pm-6:00pm, October 31, 2017

For those looking for some spooky thrills in the evening, MLK Jr. Youth Services Center is offering a free haunted house for everyone to enjoy. Wander the halls and experience a truly frightening experience, as you twist and turn your way through an alien world, a corn field and other spooky sites. (Youth under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.) Additional activities, including jumpers, will be available for youth in the gym.

House of Screams
MLK Jr. Youth Services Center/YAP
1730 Oregon Street, Berkeley
6-9pm, October 31, 2017

We look forward to seeing you at our fun, festive and (sometimes) frightening Halloween events this year! For more information, please call 981-5150 or visit www.cityofberkeley.info/recreation.

These Halloween events are organized and put on by the City's Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department, whose Recreation Division organizes dozens of camps, classes and other activities for people of all ages. Get a glimpse at the Recreation division's offerings through the Activity Guide and sign up via our online registration portal.


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