FIRST ANNUAL Downtown Halloween Block Party!
Saturday October 30, 2010
A community event for young and old with something for everyone. The Downtown Bangor Partnership is partnering with Penobscot Theatre Company the and several others to host a Downtown Halloween Block Party Saturday October 30th. This is a day long celebration and will involve multiple partners to make it a day to remember and start a new downtown tradition.
9:00 am-1:00 pm: Mitchell Institute Bangor Clean up day and BBQ (meet at Bangor Daily News)
9:30 am-5 pm: Halloween Fun at the Maine Discovery Museum (Special $2 admission all day! Trick or Treating in lobby area is free 3-5 PM)
10 am -2 pm: Fire Prevention Month Open House at Central Fire Station, Main Street. Prize drawings for Nintendo DSI and ride to school on a fire engine for a Bangor school child. Costume contest at 11 AM (two prizes: $25 gift certificate to Walmart). Sparky the Firedog, Snoopy and Andy the Armadillo will be on hand. Kid's games, smoke trailer and fire engine and ambulance tours along with several free give-aways, balloons, coloring books, etc. Adults can try out the seatbelt convincer, get their blood pressure checked or learn about home heating safety. Free Child ID Kits!
Noon-5 pm: Outdoor Market (Pickering Square- see box below for vendors)
12- 4 pm: Backyard BBQ at Sea Dog ($-pig roast, deep fried turkey, porter marinaded steak, chips and coleslaw)
1- 5 pm: Sweetest Thing * Weddings *Floral Design * Events Studio Grand Opening and Open House, 48 Columbia Street. Have you been wondering what Sweetest Thing is all about? Did you know their studio is open to the public? Come check out their Sea Bags, Black Dinah Chocolates, Rachael Anderson's cards and fresh flowers! Warm up with hot cider and Little Lad's Popcorn.
2 pm : Silent Film with piano accompaniment Jekyll & Hyde (Penobscot Theatre Co.)
4 pm: Mini parade (open to all in costume) with costume contest at Penobscot Theatre Company along Main Street and ending in Pickering Square.
3-5 pm: Trick or Treating at participating businesses (see box below for details)
3-5 pm: Sam & Yuri Perform (Pickering Square)
5 pm: East Coast Ghost Trackers Pilot Screening (Bangor Opera House)
5:30-7:30 pm: Main Street Music Studios Haunted Open House
6:30 pm: Enbalming and Edgar Allen Poe for Halloween at Thomas A. Hill House ($)
7:00 pm: Hollywood Halloween Dinner at Market Bistro ($-
Costumes and reservations encouraged)
8 pm: Paraween ~Belly Dancing at Charles Inn ($)
8 pm: Jekyll & Hyde at Penobscot Theatre ($-adults)
9 pm: Halloween Bash at Ipanema Bar & Grill with Smells Like the Nineties (21+)
9 pm: Halloween Party at Fiddlehead ($, 21+, to benefit Special Olympics)
9 pm: Nightmare on Main Street at Thai Lounge featuring DJ KFT (21+)
9 pm: Bangor's Best Superhero Costume Contest at Luna (21+)
9 pm: Costume Contest with celebrity Judges, $500 prize and DJ at the Sea Dog (21+)
9 pm: Costume Contest and Karaoke at the Main Tavern (21+)
9 pm: Benjamin's Halloween Bash, Costume Contest with cash prizes and giveaways (21+)
9:30 pm: Halloween Party, live music and costume contest at Paddy Murphy's (21+)
Halloween Block Party Outdoor Market
Fall Outdoor Market will be held in conjunction with the Block Party Day. Your favorite summer vendors and some new vendors will set up in Pickering Square from noon-5 PM on Saturday (10/30/2010) to sell their goods to you at a special ONE DAY
fall outdoor market.Sam and Yuri
will peform in Pickering Square from 3-8 PM.
Rain location- under the Pickering Square Garage.
Confirmed Vendors to Date:
|Bar Harbor Jam Co.||Jams & Jelly|
|Cottage Creations||jewelry- dicroic glass|
|Cronin Creations||crochet-pet toys-pet clothing |
|Daily Bread||Yeast Breads|
|Hardcore Hoops||Handcrafted Hula Hoops|
|La Tortuga Photography||Photography|
|Los Dos Hermanas||Prepared Mexican Food|
|Market Bistro||food, baked goods, etc|
|New England Cupboard||Dry baking goods-cookies, dips, spices, popovers, shortbread, scones, muffing, cakes etc|
|Olde Oak Farm|| Goat Cheese |
|One Woman Studio||Tote & messenger bags made from repurposed grain, feed and pet food bags (paper and plastic)|
|Soul of Wood||wood sculptures, kitchenware, jewelry, original paintings, hula hoops|
|The Crafters Cottage||Wood Products-Children's Toys, Birdhouses, Home Décor|
|The Dreaded Bag Lady||Apparel-handbags, tote bags and shopping bags made from recycled/repurposed/salvaged materials|
|This Handmade Life||Handmade pins, journals, magnets, handsewn items|
|Tree Streets Baking Company||Gluten-free baked goods|
Downtown Block Party Trick or Treating
Saturday October 30th from 3:00-5:00 PM
Participating Businesses will have the following image on their from door/window:
Confirmed participants are listed below and more are being added daily!
|American Retro||40 Main Street|
|Antique Marketplace & Café||65 Main Street|
|Bangor Public Library||145 Harlow Street|
|Best Bib and Tucker||115 Main Street|
|Briar Patch||27 Central Street|
|Central Street Farmhouse||30 Central Street|
|Edge Vido||32 Main Street|
|Epic Sports||6 Central Street|
|Grasshopper Shop||One West Market Square|
|Hero's Sports Grill & Entertainment Center||Penobscot Plaza, Washington St|
|Ipanema Bar & Grill||10 Broad Street|
|Kishintaikan Dojo||86 Central Street|
|Maine Discovery Museum||74 Main Street|
|Market Bistro||56 Main Street|
|Metropolitan Soul||25 Hammond Street|
|Paddy Murphy's||28 Main Street|
|Robinson Ballet||107 Union Street|
|Sweetest Thing Studio||48 Columbia Street|
|The Charles Inn||20 Broad Street|
|University of Maine Museum of Art||40 Harlow Street|
Other Downtown Halloween Events
Ghost Lamp Tours- Thursday October 28th, 7 pm. Last of the Season! $5, meet at Harbor Master Building on the Waterfront.
Halloween Beer Tasting at Bangor Wine and Cheese Company. Friday October 29th 5-8 pm. (21+)
Jekyll & Hyde at Penobscot Theatre: A new and shocking version of the classic tale of lust, love and horror. Dr. Jekyll's experiments with exotic powders and tinctures have brought forth his other self: Edward Hyde, a villain who is free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. This brilliant adaptation by the co-author of Penobscot Theatre's 2006 production of TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE features multiple Hydes played by various members of the cast. The perfect thriller for this Halloween season.For ticket information and showtimes visit their website.
Bangor Contradance-Friday October 29th at the Unitarian Universalist Church. 7:30 PM-Beginners lesson, 8:00 PM-Dance.*Great live music *High energy; great exercise *Meet people *Fun for all ages *Chem-free; clean, healthy atmosphere *Friendly environment. For information visit their website. River City Cinema presents Cropsey Friday October 29th at 7:30 PM, Union Street Brick Church. Growing up on Staten Island, filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio had often heard the legend of 'Cropsey', an escaped mental patient who lived in the old abandoned Mental Institution, who would come out late at night and snatch children off the streets. As adults the filmmakers return to Staten Island to create Cropsey, a feature documentary that delves into the mystery behind the missing children. Embarking on a mysterious journey into the underbelly of their forgotten borough, these filmmakers uncover a reality that is more terrifying than any urban legend. Not rated ˇ Runtime: 84 m. Directed by Barbara Brancaccio & Joshua Zeman. For more information visit their website.
Haunted House Evening at Thomas A. Hill House Friday October 29th and Saturday October 30th at 6:30 pm. Presentation from Bangor Museum and Center for History and Brookings Smith Funeral Home on Victorian era funeral practices and early embalming techniques along with an exhibit of antique funeral items and embalming tools. A dramatic reading of Edgar Allen Poe's Premature Burial will close out the evening in our own haunted house! Tickets are $10 and seating is limited so reservations are required. To learn more or to reserve your tickets call 942-1900.
Slow Blind Tone performs and Vampire Costume Party at Luna, Friday October 29th, 10 pm. (21+)
Nightmare on Main Street Halloween Party at Thai Lounge with Teddy B DVJ Friday October 29th.
Haunted Open House at Main Street Music Studios, 49 Main Street October 31st, from 5:30-7:30. Candy and scares for kids!
$2 admission and Halloween Crafts at Maine Discovery Museum, October 31st at 2 pm.
University of Maine Museum of Art's new exhibitions, October 8th through December 30th. A Pointed View Photographs by Ilya Askinazi, String Too Short to Use Recent Works by Todd Watts and Pablo Picasso The Passionate Print. Call 561-3350 or visit the museum for more information.
These are just a few highlights of upcoming events! Be sure to visit our website for the full calendar of events. If you know of something going on that is not on the calendar, contact us and let us know.
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Downtown Bangor Partnership
Staff: Shirar Patterson
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