By Stephen E. Lipken
An estimated 500 citizens came together at Leonard Morange Square to celebrate the Bronxville Children’s Halloween Festival presented by the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce and Village of Bronxville on Sunday, October 14th.
Sponsors included Bronxville Auto Collision; Candy Rox; Mrs. Morgan’s Flower Shop; NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital; Paws and Play Pet Resort; Silver Spoon and State Farm Insurance, Nicole Namy.
Students were delighted with pony rides, inflatable bounce castles and slides; and face painting. Live music was provided by Country Mist and Concordia. Children magnificently dressed in imaginative costumes, such as astronauts, firefighters and Minnie Mouse enjoyed fun food and activities. Even the servers at the Chantilly Patisserie were costumed as “Where’s Waldo,” (Maria Delgado Gambini); a cat (Mariana Delgado Gambini); giraffe (Ziomara Santos) and penguin (Jackie Lomicky).
The community had a choice of Italian restaurant A’Mangiare; Chantilly Patisserie; Mac’s Food Truck; and Ladle of Love, offering a variety of delicious hot soups, drinks and treats. Fabio’s Hair Studio offered styling for $5.
“This is a wonderful event that truly highlights Bronxville’s dedicated focus on the community.
I sit on the Chamber of Commerce and serve on the Events Committee,” Jennifer Lampert, Partner, Ladle of Love said. “I see the efforts that go into producing these events and the team does a fantastic job with this.
“Ladle of Love is in its second year of business and this was our first year participating in the Children’s Halloween Festival. It’s special to see so many families and children here enjoying a full day of food, games and fun. We look forward to contributing for years to come.”
“We had a great turnout today, lots of rides, music and a lot of good food. I would like to thank the Village of Bronxville and all the volunteers that helped us out,” Bob Krause, Chamber of Commerce Event Committee and owner of Mrs. Morgan’s Flower Shop added.