Haunted Happenings to Help Get You in the Halloween Mood

Happy Halloween Alameda 2021
Photos Adam Gillitt and Laura Ferguson

Haunted Happenings to Help Get You in the Halloween Mood

Bike Walk Alameda Halloween Family Ride

Bike Walk Alameda is hosting bike riders of all ages for a ride around town to view Halloween decorations. On Saturday Oct. 23, riders are encouraged to gather in costume at Franklin Park at 5:30 p.m. to decorate their bikes and enjoy refreshments.
Then all will set off on a lei surely paced ride around the island to enjoy the holiday spirit. The route will be posted before the ride. In the event of rain, the event will be canceled. Visit their page at facebook.com/bikewalkalameda for more information.

ARPD Pumpkin Patch Pool Party

On Sunday, Oct. 24, Alameda Recreation and Parks Department (ARPD) invites the public to take a dip in their floating pumpkin patch at the Encinal Swim Center at Encinal High School, 210 Central Ave. Limited to 50 people at a time and 300 overall, each admission includes one pumpkin per person, pumpkin decorating and 45 minutes of swim time.
Everyone entering the facility must pay an $8 entry fee for residents of Alameda, or $10 for all others. The first time slot will be at 1:30 p.m. and both pools will be open. Visit the website at alamedaca.gov/recreation for additional information and to purchase tickets.

ARPD Annual Teen Haunted House

The Alameda Recreation and Parks Department (ARPD) invites the public to a ghostly good time at their 13th Annual Teen Haunted House presented by Alameda middle and high school students.
This year’s theme is a haunted carnival. The event takes place on Friday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 29, from 3 to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 30, from 3 to 7 p.m.
The Haunted House will be located at South Shore Center between the Daiso Japan and Payless stores.
Admission is $5 per person for those 5 to 17 years and $7 per per son for those 18 years and up. Fees are payable at the door, and all proceeds raised benefit the Alameda Youth Committee and ARPD Teen Programs. Additional donations will be accepted.
For additional information, check the ARPD website at alamedaca.gov/recreation.

Monsters Bash Halloween Party 2021

Put on your best costume and spend the night before Halloween dancing on the USS Hornet, with music from Lee Presson and the Nails and DJ Rockin’ Raul. Doors open at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at the USS Hornet Sea. Air and Space Museum, 707 West Hornet Ave.
Food and beverages will be available for sale with no host bars. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the below decks and haunted areas will not be open this year and there will not be a costume contest.
There will be plenty of free parking. Tickets and pricing are available from uss-hornet.doubleknot.com/event/uss-hornetmonsters-bash-2021/2852461 and tickets will be on sale at the door. Proof of vaccination required for entry.

Karin K. Jensen contributed to this story.

Halloween Spirit around Alameda

Clockwise from top left:

• The Speer Family Farms Pumpkin Patch is open to the public at 2453 Hancock St. on Alameda Point from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m every day thru Nov. 1. Pricing and more info at www.speerfamilyfarms.com.
• Two houses lit up at Haight Avenue and Fifth Street.
• Vaccine hesitancy and social media misinformation on display on Bayview Drive.
• Colorful inflatables at Santa Clara Avenue and Grove Street.
• One of 2020’s winners of Alameda Haunt Your House returns with an OSHA disaster-themed display at Nason Street and Buena Vista Avenue. There is still time to enter your house in this year’s Alameda Haunts competition. Visit www.funameda.com/ahyh-2021 for more details.