A group of Upper West Side families found a new way to celebrate Halloween without the stress of social-distanced candy-grabbing.
The Halloween Character Scavenger Hunt involves 57 participating schools, businesses, apartment buildings and public service agencies have volunteered to hide one of the 5 characters (Pat the Pumpkin, Ben the Bat, Cal the Cat, Sally the Spider, Gabby the Ghost) in their windows. The images will be visible from the street.
“To participate, you do not (should not) have to go into the store,” one organizer, Elizabeth F., tells us. “The fun is on Halloween — put on your costumes (and masks) and go hunting for the characters this Saturday on October 31st!”
Lastly, here is a suggestion for how many “points” each character is worth.