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Hundreds of kids expected to attend LIC’s Halloween march


Oct. 30, 2013 By Christian Murray

Long Island City is going to be the place to be for children this Halloween.

A number of local businesses have organized the ‘Halloween Trick-or-Treat March’ that is expected to draw hundreds of children to Vernon Blvd tomorrow.

The event begins at 4:15pm at Gantry State Park and goes up 48th Avenue – passing Little Ones—before snaking its way around 5th Street to 50th Avenue—and along Vernon Blvd.

Businesses will be offering snacks, candy, photos with super heroes, movies and story readings.

Participating businesses include Crankys, Modern Spaces, Manducatis Rustica, LIC Bar, Little Ones and Alewife—with the police precinct also handing out candy.

“This is sixth year we have been doing it,” said Eric Benaim, the owner of Modern Spaces.

“When we opened [Modern Spaces] five years ago, there were about 50 kids,” Benaim said. “This year we’ll probably get 500.”

Modern Spaces will have a booth where children can take pictures with Iron Man—and then receive candy.

LIC Bar will be catering to both children and adults. There will be music and snacks for the children—and drink specials for the parents.

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