Yonkers Announces Halloween Curfew to Ensure Safety Amidst Spooky Celebrations

In an effort to provide a safe and enjoyable Halloween for all, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano has announced that the Yonkers Police Department will implement a citywide curfew for children aged 16 and under on Halloween night, which falls on Tuesday, October 31.

Mayor Spano emphasized the importance of maintaining a balance between having fun and ensuring safety during the festive holiday. “Every year, I look forward to everyone having a good time on Halloween, a holiday that celebrates the spooky and the scary. That’s why we are taking steps to ensure a safe and enjoyable night for our communities,” Mayor Spano stated.

The City will enforce its usual curfew for minors, and I urge residents to be careful – Halloween is a holiday that is meant to be fun, but you can do so while being safe. Make wise decisions for yourself and others.

Police Commissioner Christopher Sapienza also underlined the commitment to a safe Halloween celebration. “We want all of our residents and visitors to be safe and have fun this Halloween. We ask the public to adhere to our guidelines for curfews and general Halloween safety,” said Commissioner Sapienza. He assured the presence of additional police units on the roads to ensure the safety of everyone enjoying the holiday. Sapienza also encouraged residents to approach officers if they require assistance.

Specific Guidelines

  • Children aged 11 and younger must be home by 10 PM.
  • Children aged 12 to 13 must be home by 10:30 PM.
  • Children aged 14 to 16 must be home by 11 PM.

Exceptions to the curfew include being accompanied by a parent or guardian, running an errand with parental permission and notice to the YPD Community Affairs Division, and attending school, religious, or volunteer public entertainment events with host organization notifications.

Violators of the curfew will be taken to the nearest Yonkers Police Precinct, and parents or guardians will be notified. For more information about the Halloween curfew, concerned individuals can contact the Yonkers Police Department at 914-377-7293.

The City of Yonkers has also issued a set of Halloween safety tips for parents, children, and residents to ensure a safe and enjoyable Halloween celebration. These tips include guidance on not leaving children unattended, ensuring costumes are safe and visible, and practicing safe trick-or-treating habits.

Residents are encouraged to drive carefully in residential neighborhoods during popular trick-or-treating hours from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Safety tips include turning their headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances. With these precautions in place, Yonkers is all set to celebrate a safe and spooky Halloween night.

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