Get Scary! Get Spooktacular!
The annual Staten Island Halloween inspired event took over the weekend of October 13, at the Staten Island Zoo. The local event is a hotspot for Staten Island families during Halloween season for family fun, even attracting families from other boroughs as it grows in popularity each passing year. Year round zoo attractions including exhibits such as "The Africa and Tropical Forest Wings", "The Otter Tunnel", and "The Kid's Korral" were instead transformed into designated trick and treat zones, performance spaces, and halloween themed attractions.
The most infamous attractions at Spooktacular never fail to be Halloween Town, Monster Alley, and Candy Land appropriately decorated with life like bats, spider webs, and skulls! Not to mention the tremendous number of volunteers whom dressed up as Halloween classics featuring ghost, zombies, and skeletons whom helped bring out the Halloween spirit! The two night long event easily scares over a thousand visitors walking away treats, prizes, and crafts in exchange for their scared faces. Spooktacular was no surprise an incredible success at keeping all visitors wanting more of the scary fun as the weekend long event came to an end.
This year, Broadway Stages was excited to be part of Spooktacular as a sponsor to help bring together the family experience. We would like to thank the incredible combined efforts of fellow sponsors and volunteers in helping creating the best Spooktacular fun for Staten Island families! We look forward to helping make next year's Spooktacular to be even more spooky and spectacular!