Ulster County Real Estate – Halloween Safety Tips
Halloween is tomorrow and being a parent, I just wanted to share a few tips on Trick or Treating safety.
1. Make sure you bring a flashlight with fresh batteries so that your little trick or treater can see and be seen.
2. Stay with a group, and walk slowly & communicate where you are going.
3. Only trick or treat in well known neighborhoods at homes that have a porch light on.
4. Remain on well-lit street and always use the sidewalk when applicable
5. Never cut across yards or use alleys
6. Never enter a stranger’s home or car for a treat, or you might get tricked.
7. Obey all traffic and pedestrian regulations
8. Remove any masks or item that will limit eyesight before crossing a street, driveway
9. Don’t assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters.
10. After Trick-or-Treating wait until children are home to sort and check treats.
11. It is always a good idea to teach your children their home phone number and how to call 9-1-1 if they have an emergency or become lost. Remind them that 9-1-1 can be dialed from any phone.
Some communities in the area have set curfews for young people on Halloween night.
They are as follows.
Esopus: 7 p.m. for those 16 and under.
Hurley: 7:30 p.m. for those under 18.
Kingston (city): 7 p.m. for those under 16.
Kingston (town): 8 p.m. for those 16 and under.
Marbletown: 9 p.m. for those 18 and under.
Marlborough: 9 p.m. for all people.
New Paltz: 9:30 p.m. for those under 17.
Olive: 9 p.m. for those 16 and under.
Rochester: 9 p.m. for those under 18.
Rosendale: 8:30 p.m. for those 18 and under.
Saugerties (town): 8 p.m.
Saugerties (village): Youths are asked to be finished trick-or-treating by 8 p.m.
Shandaken: 9 p.m. for those 18 and under.
Ulster: 7:30 p.m. for those 16 and under.
Wawarsing: 11 tonight and 10 p.m. Sunday for those under 18.
Those are just some basic safety tips to help keep your little trick or treaters safe. Now, go have fun, it's Halloween - check out the decorated windows and pumpkin carvings in Uptown Kingston, or check out the festivities in Woodstock, or check out Haunted Huguenot Street in New Paltz, and don't forget to check out the Headless Horsemen Hayrides and Haunted Houses in Ulster Park!