Annual Halloween on Main event took place along the Main Street of
Stroudsburg, PA on Saturday October 29th.
The day consisted of trick or treating throughout the town, a “Find
the Ghost” game, and Spooky Storytelling in the Courthouse square.
I arrived at the event as the last words of a story was being read at
the town's Courthouse square. It was soon after this did The
Gigi Dance Company www.gigicompanydance.com
perform an excellently choreographed dance routine that culminated
with the “Thriller” dance which
was inspired by Michael Jackson's song titled, “Thriller” which
is the title track from his 1982 album.
dance performance was followed by a Monster Crawl which was led by
The Juggernaut String Band www.facebook.com/JuggernautStringBand
down Main Street until it reached The Origins Gallery. Once there,
the crawl participants were invited to partake of a Monster Ball the
gallery hosted. The Juggernaut String Band performed throughout the
evening a variety of songs which inspired many of the numerous
denizens to dance the night away. The band consisted of Pete Taney,
Theresa Ratcliff, Bryan Bramcamp, Vid Ryan, and Cat Burbage.
party reached its Zenith with a costume competition with the first
place prize given to a family who were dressed like zombies, the
second place prize given to a young lady who was dressed as the Queen
of the Broken Hearts, and the third place prize went to Paul Adam
Smeltz (yeah that's me) who was dressed as a Paparazzo. It was a
pleasure to receive a large jar of cheese balls for my efforts. It
was soon after this did the company begin to share their farewells
before leaving the venue. It was a great day filled with trick or
treat excursions, dance performances, and a party to boot. You'll
find more photographs taken during the 2nd
on Main event in the Creepy
Crawly Party Time
Gallery at www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10155412491403761.1073742029.91146283760&type=3.
Origins Gallery is a contemporary arts gallery located on the lower
level of The Gamers Edge Comics and Games Store at 580 Main Street in
Stroudsburg, PA. In addition to special events such as A Monster's
Ball, the venue offers a number of classes and exhibitions. The next
class scheduled for the gallery will be an acrylic painting workshop
led by Maria Ferreris on Friday November 18th.
The current the exhibition is titled, “Ghosts,
Ghouls, and Girls” and will be on display until November 2nd.
next exhibit will be their Collaborations
Exhibition with an Artists' Reception scheduled for Saturday
The exhibition will be on display until November 16th.
All artists are welcomed to place their work in the show. The drop
off dates are November 2nd
You can learn more about The Origins Gallery and all they have to
offer by exploring their Facebook Page at
Annual Halloween on Main event was put together by ST'ART
(Stroudsburg Art) which seeks opportunities to pursue new projects
and form new partnerships throughout the community. Past projects
include a number of Murals painted among the businesses located in
Stroudsburg, PA. You can learn more about ST'ART and how to become
involved with their endeavors by exploring their Facebook Page at
to Wikipedia, Halloween (or Hallow e'en) is a celebration observed in
a number of countries on the 31st of October which is the eve of the
Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day which is dedicated to
remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all
those faithful to the Christian Deity who had departed. All Hallows'
Eve is, according to some views, a Christianized observance
influenced by Celtic harvest festivals particularly the Gaelic
festival known as Samhain. Halloween activities include
trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving pumpkins into
jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, playing pranks,
visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories, and watching
horror films. The word Halloween dates back to about 1745 meaning
“hallowed evening” or “holy evening.”