MIAMI, Fla. – Children from the Buena Vista East Historic Neighborhood Association enjoyed some safe Halloween fun with the help of MiamiDade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson and other community sponsors at the community’s annual Safe Family Halloween celebration on Oct. 31.

The event featured safe trick-ortreating for children and families, a contest for the best Halloween-decorated home judged by local officials, and a block-party atmosphere at the corner of Northeast First Avenue and 43rd Street ,with music, horse-mounted police and sponsor tents brimming with treats.

Color maps guided costumed kids and their parents to participating homes, while a choo-choo train shuttled participants to the nearby Institute for Contemporary Art, an event sponsor, where they got to explore a rock garden.

“As one of the event’s sponsors, it’s great to see so many kids having a ‘spooktacular’ time,” Chairwoman Edmonson said.

The neighborhood association has been holding the Halloween event with the help of sponsors for well over 10 years to give children the opportunity to enjoy the holiday safely while building neighborhood pride.

“We love having a traditional Halloween where kids can be kids and go door to door safely,” said Buena Vista East Historic Neighborhood Association President Robin Porter.

Other event sponsors were Miami City Commissioner Keon Hardemon, the Miami Design District, St. Roch Market Miami, Palermo Restaurant & Wine Bar, and Mandolin Aegean Bistro.