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Tricks and treats will be spread throughout Wicker Park & Bucktown during Boo Palooza on Halloween


 Boo Palooza is a Halloween celebration  that includes activities in the business districts and in Wicker Park, Pulaski Park and Pritzker School on Sat. Oct. 31 between noon and 4 p.m.  Sponsored by the WPB and the Wicker Park and Bucktown Chamber of Commerce with the support of the Wicker Park Advisory Council and the Chicago Park District, the eventful day is for everyone.  Attendees of all ages are invited to and encouraged to dress up in appropriate costumes. Merchants will welcome trick and treaters in their stores along the commercial streets throughout the afternoon.

Parade lovers can be part of one that kicks off from the Polish Triangle at Milwaukee, Division and Ashland at noon. Collaboraction Theatre Troupe will lead the Collaboraction Halloween Prowl up Milwaukee Ave. to Damen Ave. and on to Wicker Park at 1425 W. Damen by 2 p.m. 

Wicker Park Activities will be held outdoors unless raining.  Rain location will be in the Field House.
Noon - 4 p.m.:                pumpkin decorating, Spider Picture Booth, face painting and info booths
Noon - 1p.m.:                 Monster Mash Music Bash
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Family Wagon Rides (on Wicker Park St. to Schiller and Damen)
1:30 p.m.                         "Not So Scary Stories"
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.:               Cirque du Soliel costumed actors to mingle with park patrons       
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.:               Pet Costume Parade in Dog Park
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.:               Ghost Bingo (in field house) for seniors
3:30 p.m. - 4p.m.:           Bubbles Academy Music
Information tables:        Wicker Park Advisory Committee and Garden Club, Wicker Park Committee, Our Urban Times, Chess Wizards (chess tables in the park-south side) and Missio Dei Chicago

Pritzker School (Damen and Schiller) 
All day and evening:      Wicker Park Committee's Scarecrow Extravaganza
Noon - 4 p.m.:                 Psychobaby at 1630 North Damen Ghoul crew offers Halloween photos, treats,  balloons, and arts crafts activities for kids
Noon - 4 p.m.:                 Children's Petting Zoo at Lottie's Pub at 1925 W. Cortland in Bucktown. Free petting zoo fun for the entire family!
Noon - 10 p.m.:               Pulaski Park at 1419 N. Blackhawk. Haunted house, pumpkin patch, hayrides, carnival games, train rides, reptile show, inflatables and arts and crafts.  Admission charged.  Call 312.742.7559
2 p.m. - 7 p.m.:                 Halloween Costume Portraits in Generation Jennifer Studio, 1462 1/2 N. Milwaukee, 2nd floor, $20 includes one 5" x 7" color print.

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