Trick or Treating in Manayunk

Ghouls, goblins, cows, and princesses fill the streets of the Manayunk as part of early trick or treating activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

One of the best parts of being the parents of young kids is getting to dress up and go out trick or treating with them, and one of the best parts of living in Philly is knowing that our neighborhoods do everything in their power to make that easy and safe.

The Neighborhood of Manayunk goes all out here and engages the whole community to create one of the safest environments for trick or treating.

Since the pandemic essentially canceled Halloween last year, this year’s festivities seemed all the more important as our children and communities heal after the long COVID winter we’ve all endured. So let’s celebrate their joy together, with a photo essay about the return of the ghouls, witches, heroes, and sheroes, family, fun, and community!

Kids gather with their parents at a local park in Manayunk for a Halloween costume parade as part of early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

A father walks with his son up Main Street in Manayunk as thousands of kids and their parents participate in early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

Ghouls, goblins, cows, and princesses fill the streets of the Manayunk as part of early trick or treating activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

Wizards tussle in a park during early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

Sisters work together to create a unique Willy Wonka costume for early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

The Grinch sits alone on a bench in the park pining for a Christmas to ruin but settling for some candy during early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

Parents corral their little heroes and sheroes as they make their way through Main Street in Manayunk for early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

Main Street shop owners, hand out candy to kids creating a safe trick or treat environment for Philadelphia’s youth during early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

Ninjas, knights, and princesses get candy from shop owners working to create a safe environment for early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

A little witch gets her first trick or treat experience during early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

Moms and dads get in on the act during early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

Dad dresses up as a member of Cobra Kai to back up his two ninja sons’ early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

Mom and Dad dress as Steam Punk characters to accompany their princess daughter during early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

A Johnny Lawless dressed as the Skeleton King gets candy from a local bakery during early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

A family of trick or treaters crossing Mian Street in Manayunk during early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

Sisters pose in their Halloween costumes by a waterway in Manayunk during early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

A mom and Dad dress as a knight and horse from Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail in order to take their baby out trick or treating during early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)
Everyone gets into the Halloween spirit at Zesty’s during early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

Two trick or treaters gaze into a shop while the rest of the family takes a break from the hours of walking during early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

Even the stylists at Martelli’s Men’s Grooming Salon get into the act on Halloween Eve during early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

Trick or Treaters can’t wait to get home before they get into their candy hauls during early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

 

After a long morning of trick or treating, the ghosts and ghouls cut for the playground before heading home to prepare for the big day during early trick or treat activities in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 2021. (Photo by: Cory Clark)

See you in them Philly streets for some more Halloween fun tomorrow and some solid Trunk or Treating and Trick or Treating!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Cory Clark 15 Articles
Cory Clark is a Photojournalist and writer focused on Human Rights and other social issues. His work can be found in hundreds of media outlets from Philly Magazine to Fortune. He has been a long time freelancer for Getty Images, The Associated Press, and Association French Presse. Cory, his wife, and son are residents of East Germantown.

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