City Councilmember Tony Avella will host an open house for Halloween trick or treaters on Friday, October 31 between 3 and 5 p.m. at his district office, 38-50 Bell Blvd. in Bayside (entrance on 39th Avenue–Suite C).
Avella also suggests that parents follow the Halloween safety recommendations from the 109th Police Precinct:
•Choose costumes that are marked flame retardant, wear light-colored clothing at night and add reflective tape or reflectors to dark-colored costumes.
•Give and accept wrapped or packaged candy only, have children bring treats home for adult inspection before they are eaten, accompany small and elementary school age children when they are trick or treating and have children stay within the neighborhood; only visit homes you know.