The City of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Tourism, Marketing & Recreation Department presents Amsterdam’s Drive-Thru Trick or Treat Sponsored by MCT Federal Credit Union on Saturday, October 31st at 1PM.Treat bags will be given to the first 1,500 kids. Children must be present in the car to receive a bag and the event is open to children age 12 and under. The event will take place at the Veteran’s Park parking lot, on Locust Avenue.
Due to COVID-19 the City of Amsterdam had to make a few changes to our annual Trick or Treat. This year you will get to enjoy a free family Drive-Thru Trick or Treat on Halloween! Veteran’s Park will be spooktacularly decorated while we hand out fun treats and great prizes! If your business or organization is interested in becoming a Treat Sponsor, your donation will help provide kids in the City of Amsterdam with candy & prizes in their goodie bags. Your business name will be displayed proudly on the City of Amsterdam Tourism, Marketing & Recreation Department social media outlets and a thank you flyer will be placed in the 1,500 goodie bags.
Mayor Mike Cinquanti said the City’s traditional Trick or Treat on the MVGO Bridge, which annually packs the span with thousands of adults and children was not an option this year due to concerns about spiking a COVID-19 outbreak. “We also felt that a large number of parents would be hesitant having their children go door-to-door trick-or-treating and our residents would not be eager to hand out candy this year” explained the Mayor. “So we created this alternative event so that children could dress up in their costumes and get a bag full of treats safely, at one stop.”
For information on how to become a Treat Sponsor please visit the City of Amsterdam Tourism, Marketing & Recreation Department Facebook page or call Michele Pawlik at 518-841-4307.