Hoboken city leaders advise against trick-or-treating, but not canceling event
Hoboken is not canceling trick-or-treating, but city leaders are advising against it.
The city did cancel their popular "ragamuffin parade,” a Halloween staple in the city for decades.
"Our public safety officials had concerns about how we could avoid congregating of people and how to really do that in a safe way, and we’re just getting back to school in Hoboken,” says Emily Jabbour, Hoboken city councilmember. “I think when you weight your interest in our kids going back to school versus a one day parade, the decision was made a little bit easier."
A committee in Hoboken came up with some socially distant alternatives to the parade and trick-or-treating, including a virtual costume contest and Halloween-themed movies under the stars all Halloween weekend.