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Weekend Picks – October 30th

Halloween Celebration at DBCO

A COVID friendly Halloween celebration will begin at DBCO starting October 25, 2020 11:30 am – October 31, 2020 11:55 pm All guests are required to wear a mask even if you wear a mask! There will be daily costume contests, apple cider Paczki’s made with DBco cider and topped with maple buttercream frosting from local Dorchester small business, and DJ’s Polish Market! Yum!

Apple Cider SZN

Ripple Cafe has hot or iced apple cider!  Treat yourself this weekend!

Kids Eat Free at Lucy’s

Stop in to Lucy’s American Tavern on Saturday before your Halloween festivities. Show up in costume and the kids eat free! (From 3-6pm Saturday, October 31st) Some more big news? Mexican Egg Rolls are back at Lucy’s! Yes!

Celebrate Halloween at Yellow Door

No tricks, just tacos 👻🌮 at Yellow Door! Halloween isn’t cancelled this year. Show up in your costume on Saturday and the top three best dressed guests will be selected at random to win a Yellow Door gift card & bandana at both locations! See you on the 31st

Pick Up Some Local Treats

Stop by some of our local favorites for some socially distanced appropriate treats. Here are some ideas! Cake Pops Boston has a wide variety of spooky treats. The Bowery Bar is currently offering a Reese’s Pieces Iced Coffee.  Phillips Candy House has plenty of Halloween candy for you too – like their legendary handmade turtles!

Tour the Bear Caves at Franklin Park

Have you read Anna’s newest Dorchester History Lesson? You can read it here!  This is the perfect time of year to do some spooky exploring!

Pairs well with Halloween!

Ghost Tequila (South Boston roots) is sharing some spooky delicious cocktails for all your at home Halloween celebrations!  Check out the recipes here! 

Watch a Halloween Movie

Heather shares her 10 favorite non-horror Halloween movies! Make some popcorn and watch a movie! Check out her roundup here! 

Dia de Muertos

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Alberto Fierro, Consul General of Mexico in Boston, announced a citywide photo collection process of departed loved ones in preparation for Boston’s third annual Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. This year’s altar will take place in the south end of Franklin Park, in Scarboro Pond and over the pond’s bridge (closest to the golf course). The altar will be on display from Saturday, October 31 at 1 p.m. through Sunday, November 1 at 4 p.m.  This year, Dia de Muertos falls on the rare occurrence of a ‘blue moon’ (second full moon in the same month).  Families and friends are invited for a walk outdoors, or a ‘Paseo de la Luna Azul’, to take in the views of the elements of Dia de Muertos and the tradition’s relation to the natural world. Members of the public are invited to submit photos and memories of departed loved ones through boston.gov/diademuertos. Submissions received by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 30 will be displayed as part of the virtual citywide altar.

Here are some helpful trick or treating tips from Mayor Marty Walsh.

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.