Maplewood’s time honored tradition returns every Halloween from 3 to 5 pm!
Village streets close at 3 pm for trick or treating, there is a costume contest will be held between 3 and 4:30 pm with prizes, music and hundreds of your Maplewood neighbors in their Halloween finest!
This little film, produced by Catherine Stratton, local resident and owner of 9beach Films, is an homage to ‘In the Street,’ a film created in the early 1940s by the photographer, Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb and the writer, James Agee. Their film portrays urban children exploring their imaginary worlds and reveling in the freedom to express their exuberance on the neighborhood streets that were their playgrounds.
“One day a year, on Halloween, the main street in my town is closed off from traffic for 3 hours giving children the chance to take back the streets and make it a place for spontaneity and play once again. I shot this film as if I was one of the young kids taking in the happenings around me: always moving, always looking, never staying in one place for very long. It was a good day.”