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Safe Halloween Activities Planned for Children

 Safe Halloween Activities Planned for Children

10/22/2010 

Area families will once again be offered safe alternatives to trick-or-treating in their neighborhoods through the efforts of SUNY Cortland students, faculty and staff.

The Residence Life and Housing Office and the Residence Hall Association will present “A Safe and Spooktacular Halloween” on Oct. 28 and 29, said James Hendrick, associate director of staff recruitment and external programs. The events are free. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult for both trick-or-treating experiences.

Residents of the West Campus Apartments, located on Route 281 between Starr Road and Route 13, will open their doors to little goblins from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28.

From 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, residence halls on the main SUNY Cortland campus will put out the scary pumpkins and cobwebs for the annual holiday. The families may visit the following residence halls: DeGroat, Cheney, Fitzgerald, Randall, Whitaker, Hayes, Alger, Bishop, Glass Tower, Shea, Higgins, Hendrick, Casey Tower and Smith Tower.

For more information, contact residence life and housing at (607) 753-4724.

Halloween Celebration Oct. 30

The 19th annual Education Club Halloween Celebration will take place on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Children’s Museum in O’Heron Newman Hall at 8 Calvert St., nearby the campus. Faculty and students in SUNY Cortland’s Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department will continue the tradition of offering fun activities for children such as face painting, games and storytelling from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted.

To reach the museum entrance, follow O’Heron Newman Hall’s driveway. Parking is not permitted in the driveway but is available in the parking lot of the Dowd Fine Arts Center on the corner of Prospect Terrace and Graham Ave.

For additional information, contact Emilie Kudela at (607) 753-5525 or Susan Stratton at (607) 753-2467 or e-mail them at childrensmuseum@cortland.edu.