Residents in the Englewood NJ neighborhood of Lynwood, where residential homes are mostly single-family detached and houses have yards with trees and gardens, enjoy annual events that bring people together to celebrate community.
One such event is the Halloween Parade held on October 31st every year which has been happening for over thirty years. The parade starts at Martin Luther King Jr. Park and continues down South Broad Street through Woodruff Avenue ending up at East Kennedy Boulevard near a baseball field with prizes awarded for best costumes among other categories. Another popular celebration each October is BooFest hosted by Englewood’s Treehouse Museum from 11 am – 12 pm on Saturday, October 26th this year. It says it features “spooky storytelling, arts and crafts for the whole family, a pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating throughout our museum galleries (for those who are brave!), games in our treehouse environment, hayrides around the Museum grounds, cider & donuts!”
Another annual event is Englewood’s Holiday House Tour which offers diverse architecture styles from 19th century Victorian to modernist with many architectural gems. The tour takes place on Saturday December 16th this year beginning at 12:00 pm. Other events that happen each month include Community Breakfast every first Wednesday of the month sponsored by Elmwood Park United Methodist Church where people can “meet new friends or catch up with old ones over a hot breakfast meal,” Game Night hosted by Christ Episcopal Church on second Tuesday of the month “to play new and old games together,” Englewood Art Walk on third Thursday of every month which showcases original work from local artists, with refreshments provided by PopUp Kitchen.