Haunted Paseo is a fun family oriented event celebrated in Paseo Boricua every October 31. For the past 12 years, businesses and organizations have mapped the area with festive stations where children all ages receive candy and maybe one scare or two.
The celebration includes locations for spooky dancing, face painting, scary houses, obstacles courses and the infamous and devilish Puerto Rican Vejigantes, among many others.
• This year Haunted Paseo will host for the first time a “Zombie Creation Station” where the first 100 people to arrive at the station beginning 3:30 PM will receive a free Zombie makeover, followed by a Zombie Walk at 5:00 pm.
• Every year the participating organizations recall the importance of creating a safe space for children, youth and their families to enjoy a good “treat or trick” walk while they learn about culture in their own community.
• This is the first year that Haunted Paseo launches the initiative “Healthier Kids, Healthier Treats” a proposal dedicated to inform children and their families about moderation and healthier snacks choices. We encourage our businesses to offer alternatives to candy, in order to help prevent diabetes and obesity among our youth and in our community.
• Haunted Paseo is celebrated every year between the enormous flags of steel that frame the Puerto Rican business strip best known as “Paseo Boricua”. Stations are set up from Campbell to California Ave. The event will start at 3:30 p.m. and will end at 7:00 p.m.