Halloween/Day of the Dead Community Events

By EGP News

Friday, Oct. 25

3-6pm—Aldama Elementary 2nd Annual Harvest Festival. Enjoy games, food, prizes & music. 50¢ per game or buy “Ultimate Play Pass” for $10. All proceeds will go to the school’s classrooms. Aldama is located at 632 N Ave 50, LA 90042. For more information call the school at (323) 255-1434.

 

6-9pm—Opening Reception: Sacred Memories Exhibit at the Pico House-El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument in Downtown LA: 424 N. Main St. Open Sat-Wed through Nov. 24, 10am-3pm. Special Hours Nov. 1-3, 10am-8pm. For more information, visit www.elpueblolacity.org or call (213) 485-8437.

 

7pm—Olvera Street Merchants 9-day Novenario-Dia de los Muertos Processions & Celebration begins. Day of the Dead Celebration includes live musical entertainment, Aztec and folklorico dancers, great food, art exhibits & children’s art classes on Fridays & Saturdays through Nov. 3. All are invited to take part in the nightly novenarios, and to dress for the celebration. For more information, visit www.calleolvera.org.

 

7-9:30pm—Night of Horror Film Fest at Bell Gardens Neighborhood Youth Center. Bring your blankets to the free family-friendly outdoor screening of “World War Z.” Popcorn and snacks will be sold. NYC is located at 5856 Ludell St. For more information, call (562)806-7667.

 

Saturday, Oct. 26

11am-12pm—Preschool Halloween Storytime at Montebello Library. Children will listen to spooky stories and participate in an art activity. The event is open to children under 6. Costumes are optional. Montebello Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. For more information, call (323) 722-6551.

 

3-4pm—Teen Spooktackular at Montebello Library. Get ready for Halloween with stories, music, face painting and more. Participants are encouraged to attend the event in costume. Ages 12-18 welcome. Montebello Library is located at 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. For more information, call (323) 722-6551.

 

 

Tuesday, Oct. 29

4-5pm—Dia de los Muertos Celebration at East Los Angeles Library. Participants will be able to decorate their own skull to celebrate the day of the dead. The event is open to ages 12-18. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St., LA 90022. For more information, call (323) 264-0155.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 30

4-5:00pm—Make Mexican Sugar Skulls at the Benjamin Franklin Library to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos. This activity is free but supplies are limited. Library is located at 2200 E First St, LA 90033. For more information, call (323) 263-6901.

3:30-5:30pm—Halloween Dance & Costume Contest at Bell Gardens Veterans Park. Dance to the scariest tunes and compete to win prizes for the most creative and scariest costume. Cost is $2 per child. Veterans Park is located at 6662 Loveland St. For more information call (562) 806-7667.

 

Thursday, Oct. 31

3:30pm–Halloween Stories & Crafts at the Benjamin Franklin Library. Wear your costume for a chance to win prizes. Stick around or come back at 5:30 p.m. for Benjamin Franklin’s 1st Halloween Family Movie Night. Library is located at 2200 E First St, LA 90033. For more information, call (323) 263-6901.

 

6pm—Commerce Halloween Parade & Festivities At All City Parks. Event is free and trophies will be awarded to various age groups for best costume, best decorated pumpkin, and best pet costume. For more information call (323) 887-4434.

 

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