Hernandez Houses Hosting Halloween Costume Party and Food Drive Tomorrow Night
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For one day only, 189 Allen Street will be the Hernandez “Fun” Houses. The NYCHA property joined forces with the LES Dwellers and numerous local businesses to provide Halloween activities for local youth.
Tomorrow evening is the first annual Halloween Costume Party and Food Drive, to be held in the Resident Association room. The “Haunted Halloween Wonderland” will feature food, candy, goodie bags, games for the kids, and music selection by Hernandez resident DJ Tony.
But the fun house will also double as a collection pot for neighborhood food pantries, most notably the Bowery Mission. The LES Dwellers and the Hernandez Houses together worked with local businesses – Verlaine, Mission Cantina, The Meatball Shop, El Rey, Edith Machinist, Caffe Vita and K from Ringo’s Hair Salon – to secure decorations, candy, and gift bags.
“Our mission was to give the children of this community a safe and fun place to celebrate,”said Felicia Gordon, President of Hernandez Houses Resident Association. “While imparting the value of giving back by helping others, especially those in our community who are in great distress.”
The event is open to the public. From 5pm – 8pm, candy (while supplies last) will be distributed to trick-or-treaters. The food-drive collection box is open from 5pm-8pm.