Just because Halloween will be over in a few hours, don’t suppress any desires to continue the masquerade. People and pets will have two more reasons to get in diguise:
Essex’s Canine Costume Halloween Parades: It rained (and blew) on last Saturday’s parades; both events are rescheduled for tomorrow. South Mountain Dog Park: register your pooch at 9:30am for the 10:15 am parade. Then do it again at Brookdale Dog Park: registration 1pm, parade starts 1:45pm. Win prizes for “Best In Costume.”
For the rest of you…don your best 16th century regalia, and get thee to Edgemont Park for Renaissance Middle School’s 2nd annual Renaissance Faire Fundraiser, Saturday from noon to 4pm. Family-friendly activities, demonstrations, and entertainment abound…
On the program: fencing demonstration, life-size chess match, juggling, and a traditional puppet show a la “Punch and Judy.” Middle school students perform dances and skits throughout the afternoon. Kids can participate in making mosaics, magic wands, costumes, and handicrafts of the era. Dress-up in elegant garb, be Lord and Lady, then have your souvenir photo taken at the period photo booth. A student art show/competition of posters with the theme “What Renaissance School Means To Me” will be on display. Live music!
Open to the public; admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children. In case of rain, the faire moves to the George Innes Annex, Montclair High School, Park St. Montclair. For more information, email MontclairFaire@hotmail.com
More weekend events, costumes not required, in Calendar.
— photo, humor.beecy.net