There’s always plenty to do in Cranford on Halloween night! Whether you go trick or treating with the kids, stay home to give out treats, enjoy what turns out to be live performance art on so many people’s lawns, or attend the legendary street-closing-extravaganza on Herning Avenue, there is no shortage of spooky fun!
But what about the night BEFORE Halloween? If you’re too old to appreciate t-p-ing your neighbors tree for Mischief Night, what’s a responsible person to do with themselves to get into the Halloween mood?
Well, fear not! Or, actually, fear some. Because the Friends of the Cranford Public Library are once again hosting the Traveling Literary Theater, with their presentation of “Your Ghost Story.” The performance troupe, dressed in period costume, will talk about the history of the ghost story, as well as what makes a ghost story truly haunting . . . or not. They will discuss some of the great ghost story writers, put a little history behind them, and read from some classic ghostly tales. They may even be able to fill you in on some local ghost stories and legends!
Admission is free and all are welcome. It takes place the night before Halloween, on Wednesday, October 30th, at 7:30, at the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Avenue. And while it will be just spooky enough to get you into “Halloween mode,” it won’t be nearly as scary as a bag of flaming dog poop on your front porch. This is the perfect way to avoid Mischief Night altogether.