Harvard University will host a Halloween-themed community open house at Barry’s Corner in Allston on Friday (Oct. 29). The event encourages neighbors to meet people who work in the area and learn more about the Harvard departments and organizations in the community.
The family-oriented “Treat and Greet” open house will run from 4 to 7 p.m. and feature children’s activities, including learning games and pumpkin painting, along with treats at University offices and participating organizations in the area. There will be an outdoor costume parade, a raffle, festive music, and refreshments. The event will take place at the crossroads of North Harvard Street and Western Avenue at 175 North Harvard, in front of the Harvard Allston Education Portal.
Allston-Brighton residents of all ages are encouraged to dress in costumes and go door to door at University offices and area organizations, including the Harvard Allston Education Portal, the Harvard Achievement Support Initiative, the Silk Road Project, the Harvard Ceramics Program, and the Harvard Allston Farmers’ Market. Harvard’s newest tenant, Stone Hearth, a locally owned family restaurant slated to occupy the former Citgo station at the corner of North Harvard and Western Avenue, also will participate.
Visitors are encouraged to begin their open-house tour at the Harvard Allston Farmers’ Market, on the corner of North Harvard and Western, to pick up an event guide and map, as well as to shop.