For the past 14 years, the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce has held the Bronxville Children’s Halloween Festival, and for the most part the weather has cooperated. But for the past two years the event ran afoul of Mother Nature, which led to its cancellation both years.
This year’s event is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday in Leonard Morange Park in Bronxville, next to the Metro North train station and Parkway Road, and the weather forecast calls for mostly clear skies.
Chamber executive director Susan Miele is crossing her fingers.
"I'm afraid of jinxing us, but it's finally looking like we'll be able to pull this off without a hitch," said Miele Thursday. "Last year we had to cancel the event because of Hurricane Sandy--even the rain date had to be cancelled. The year before that, the event was cancelled because of an unseasonable snowstorm. I keep wondering what next--a tsunami?"
The free festival will feature carival rides, pony rides, food from Chantilly Patisserie and Scarborough Fair Catering, live music by Country Mist, and more, such as $5 children’s hairstyles and makeup from Fabio’s Hair Studio across the street from noon to 3 p.m.
Additionally, the chamber thanks its sponsors who are making the event possible: Gramatan Travel, Lawrence Hospital, Steve Ircha / Aegis Capital, Bronxville Retailers, and Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon. The chamber also thanks the Village of Bronxville for its partnership in hosting the event and to Bob Krause of Mrs. Morgan’s Flower Shop, who came up with the event 14 years ago.