Division Street Business Development Association & Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos H.S. hosts the 12th Annual Haunted Paseo Boricua on Thursday, October in the Humboldt Park neighborhood along Division Street from Western to California, between the giant Paseo Boricua Gateway Flag monuments. The festivities begin at 3:30pm and go until 7:00pm. Admission is free and open to the public. We provide a safe space for hundreds of families to enjoy the Halloween festivities.
The festival includes 14 “halloweenesque” stations with various traditional scary themes infused with a bit of Puerto Rican culture such as: a Haunted Casita, Scary Graveyard, Spooky Dancing & Thriller Stations, Healthy Treats Station, and the infamous and devilish Puerto Rican VEJIGANTE Station.
This year we’ve incorporated a ZOMBIE WALK, which begins at 5:00pm from the Clemente H.S. parking lot on the south west corner of Western and Division. The first 100 people to gather at the Zombie Station will receive a free Zombie makeover from 3:30pm to 4:00pm. The Zombies will walk west on Division Street to California and back to Western Ave.
This is the first year that Haunted Paseo launches the initiative “Healthier Treats for Healthier Kids” a campaign 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.
This event is being co-sponsored by: Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos H.S., West Town Bikes/Ciclo Urbano (Boys & Girls Bike Club), Africaribe Cultural Center, The Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Batey Urbano, Roberto Clemente High School, Muevete – Diabetes Empowerment Center, VIDA SIDA, The Chicago Park District, Alderman Roberto Maldonado (26th Ward)Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation, Barreto Union League Boys & Girls Club and The Greater Humboldt Park Community of Wellness, Extra Newspaper.