For tens of thousands of years, the merchants of Cortland Avenue have opened their doors during the evening hours on October 31st and put out candy baskets for children, so that families in Bernal Heights can introduce their kids to the rituals of Halloween in locavore safety and style.
This year, that ancient tradition continues, and Neighbor Darcy from Heartfelt brings the details:
Bernal Heights Halloween festivities take place on Saturday, October 31st. The merchants on Cortland start giving out candy for the wee crowd at 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Please take note that Cortland is not closed off to vehicle traffic. Please talk to your trick or treaters and ask them to abide by some basic safety rules:
- Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established
crosswalks wherever possible and please use the sidewalks
do not walk in the street.
- Carry a flashlight and/or put reflective tape on your costume.
- Trick or treat with friends or adults.
Have a super time, it is a wonderful night in Bernal and we hope this is a grand one.
Darcy, aka the queen that night
Looking for some last-minute costume ideas? Check out these greatest-hits galleries of Bernal costumes from 2012 and 2013. But it may be tough to beat the incredible, interactive video costume Neighbor Dan Rosenfeld created:
ALSO, please share your photos of Bernal Halloween 2015 costumes with us during the weekend, so we can do a greatest hits costume roundup for this year too. Send your costume photos to bernalwood *at* gmail dot-com.
PHOTOS: Top, Neighbor Goldilocks and Two Bears, spotted on Cortland Avenue during Halloween 2013. Below, Big Head Dan. All photos by Adrian Mendoza.