Trick or Treat on Second Street
A Free Spooktacular Event for the Whole Family!
Matt Little, Public Information Specialist
(954) 828-4732 or MLittle@fortlauderdale.gov
Fort Lauderdale - Put on your costume and celebrate Halloween at Trick or Treat on Second Street Friday, October 31, 2008 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department, The River House and Museum of Discovery and Science have teamed up to create a free Halloween event the whole family can enjoy.
As you trick or treat, get grossed out by Dr. Frank Einstein, play fall festival games, test your wits as you tour a historical, haunted house, visit pioneers from the 1900’s and many more ghoulishly fun activities!
Trick or Treat on Second Street guests can park in the Arts and Entertainment garage, located on S.W. 5th Avenue. Parking is $5 before 6 p.m. Northwest Second Street will be closed to vehicular traffic.
Begin your Halloween adventure by picking up a Trick or Treat on Second Street Passport. Passports will be given out at the following locations: Museum of Discovery and Science Grand Atrium, Esplanade Park, The River House and Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. The challenge is to get your passport stamped at each of the four locations without getting tricked along the way. Once you’ve received a spooky stamp from each site, simply drop it in a winners box (located at each site) to be entered to win the Trick or Treat on Second Street Grand Prize.
One lucky winner will receive the following grand prize: one-year, family membership to the Museum of Discovery and Science; family membership and historic photograph from the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society; youth “Learn to swim” lesson package, one tennis lesson and one Yoga or Pilates class courtesy of the Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department; and a gift certificate from Tarpon Bend.
After picking up your passport, begin your Halloween adventure with Gross-Out Science in the Museum of Discovery and Science’s Grand Atrium.
The next stop on your Trick or Treat on Second Street Passport will bring you to the Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department’s Harvest Fall Festival in Esplanade Park. Trick-or-treaters can do the Monster Mash to Halloween-themed music and play old-fashioned carnival games to win candy. Test your accuracy at the ring toss, bob for apples, paint a pumpkin, defy gravity in the bounce house and much more!
Your Halloween adventure continues along the New River and brings you to the historic, haunted River House – enter if you dare! Built in 1903, The River House has been transformed into a haunted house that will test your wits and leave you shaking in your boots! Gather up the courage to visit each room in the haunted River House and you will be rewarded with a treat. Happy Haunting!
The next destination on your Trick or Treat on Second Street Passport is the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society where you will encounter ghosts, goodies and pioneers. Celebrate Halloween in historic Fort Lauderdale fashion! Trick or treat at some of the oldest houses in Fort Lauderdale including the 1905 Philemon Bryan House, the 1907 King-Cromartie Pioneer House and the 1905 New River Inn, one of Fort Lauderdale’s first hotels. Knock on the door of each house and pioneers from the 1900s will surprise you with delicious treats!
And finally, make your way back to the Museum of Discovery and Science to join Dr. Frank Einstein as he conducts some cool experiments and brings you into the world of spooky science. Travel throughout the Haunted Airport in Aviation Station and discover the science of how airplanes fly with our ghostly flight crew. Shock your senses in the Gross-Out Science Lab as you conduct an experiment with cow eyeballs, hold some brains and even try to eat some real bugs! For a not-so-scary experience, children under 7 years old can visit Tiny Town where they can blow bubbles, climb a tree, and even have their face painted.
Before your Trick or Treat on Second Street adventure comes to an end, don’t forget to drop off your completed Trick or Treat on Second Street Passport in any of the drop boxes located at each of the four participating locations. Your family might be in for a real treat if you are selected as the grand prizewinner. Happy Halloween!