Halloween Curfew in Wappingers Falls
The curfew starts Friday October 30th and runs through November 1st.
As many towns and villages in the Hudson Valley prepare for Halloween coming up in a few weeks, some towns have started to announce that they are going to have curfews this year. According to the Village of Wappingers Falls Facebook page, this year the village will have a curfew.
The curfew is being set by an executive order handed down by the Mayor of the Village of Wappingers Falls, Matt Alexander and states that, "During the evening hours of October 30th, 2020 thru November 1st, 2020 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following day, it shall be unlawful for any minor to congregate, loiter, wander, remain or play in or upon any public place, public park, public area, street, road or highway in the Village."
The Facebook post defined some of the terms that are included in the announcement, with the terms remain and loiter being defined as....
1- linger or stay.
2- fail to leave premises when requested to do so by a police officer, owner, operator or other person in control of the premises.
Minor is being defined in the curfew as anyone under the age of 18 years of age.
As far as Halloween festivities happening in the Village this year, they are still planning a Halloween Treat Caravan on Saturday October 31st from noon until 2 p.m. The caravan will feature a caravan of vehicles that will travel through the Village making special deliveries celebrating the spirit of Halloween.
This event is what is replacing the Halloween Parade and Trunk or Treat that was scheduled at Mesier Park. That event was cancelled due to recently updated CDC guidelines on having larger events during the current COVID-19 pandemic.