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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

There was a meeting last week with the police and business owners, seems like some of them have their undies in a bunch again about Halloween. Instead of just going with the flow and being happy that people come to the Grove as their tradition, they want to stop it or at least contain it.
Supposedly, streets will not be closed and people are meant to stay on the sidewalks. Keep in mind that these events are not sanctioned by anyone in Coconut Grove, people just show up to hang out. Police will be on the lookout for those of you who bring liquor in and drink at your car. That is frowned upon and not recommended, police will be looking out for that. Thanks to your litter mess from previous years with bottles and other items thrown about the streets, they know where you park. All the bars in the village have specials, that is the way to go.
Two sanctioned events that are happening is the Legendary Howl-O-Ween at CocoWalk, which is mostly for kids during the day and then flows into the late hours for adults. This Family Fun Day will be offer trick or treating at the storefronts. Clowns, magicians, a face painter and more will line the property to entertain.

Live DJ's will take over as night falls, a costume party will also be part of the action.

It all starts at 2 pm and runs until 3 am.

This year, there is a special event for the kids at Armbrister Park. One Grove Foundation is having a Haunted House.

There will be other activities as well  including various tents where candy will be handed out by various businesses. The event is from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. It's a great, safe one destination alternative to kids going out door to door.

The haunted house will be set up in the park's rec room. The event is open to the public and free to attend. There is free food, music and candy.

Armbrister Park is located at 236 Grand Avenue.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Received this yesterday:


NEWS RELEASE
Miami Police Department

Date: October 29, 2013

Subject:
Coconut Grove Halloween Celebration



The Miami Police Department is preparing for Halloween. In anticipation of the large number of visitors to the Coconut Grove Business District, the Miami Police Department will have additional personnel deployed in the area to ensure the overall safety of attendees and residents. Visitors are reminded to follow all pedestrian laws and refrain from obstructing vehicular traffic on the streets. To ensure a safe atmosphere, police officers will not allow patrons to be in possession of bottles or cans in the public right of way.


Motorists are reminded to expect traffic delays. Below is an initial plan of street closures in order to facilitate traffic flow. Special consideration will be given to area residents wanting to enter established street closures in order to access their homes. The street closures and traffic pattern modification will be implemented at 7:30 P.M on October 31, 2013.


* GRAND AVE WILL BE CLOSED FROM MATILDA ST TO MARY ST


* MARY ST WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR NORTH AND SOUTH BOUND TRAFFIC


* SOUTH BAYSHORE DR WILL BE CLOSED TO SOUTH BOUND TRAFFIC AT MARY STREET (LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY)


* MAIN HWY CLOSED TO NORTH BOUND TRAFFIC AT COMMODORE PLAZA (LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY). NORTH BOUND TRAFFIC WILL BE ROUTED WESTBOUND ON COMMODORE PLAZA.


* EAST BOUND TRAFFIC ON COMMODORE WILL BE ROUTED SOUTH BOUND ON MAIN HWY.


* VIRGINIA ST CLOSED TO SOUTH BOUND TRAFFIC AT FLORIDA AVE AND WILL BE ROUTED EAST BOUND.


* FULLER ST WILL BE CLOSED AT GRAND AVE AND MAIN HWY.



October 31, 2013 7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There will also be 5 D.U.I check points this years as you leave so good luck.

October 31, 2013 11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another great event that was highly destroyed last night.boo to you grove boo to you!!!!!!!!!keep taking the fun out of everything

November 01, 2013 10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many horse cops do you really need in a three block area?

With all the police that were present I thought the City of Miami was preparing to institute Martial Law.

November 01, 2013 12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And how was it "destroyed?" If you're going to bash whatever went on last night, you might as well be specific about it.

November 01, 2013 2:31 PM  

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