Halloween in Tivoli: Pumpkin Promenade at the Park!

The Plan for HALLOWEEN: Save the Date! Saturday, October 31st 4:30-6:30PM at Memorial Park. (If weather forces cancellation, there will be no rain date.)

Many families in the Village have been talking and wondering about what to do for Halloween this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Village of Tivoli Board of Trustees is strongly discouraging traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating this year.

But . . . The Village of Tivoli and the Tivoli Free Library are organizing an alternative event that we think will be really fun and much safer. We will host a Pumpkin Promenade! A Jack-o-Lantern Jaunt! in Tivoli’s Memorial Park. We will create a one-way trail around the park along which we invite participants to bring and place their jack-o-lanterns at safely spaced intervals. You are invited to show off your creations, to make a display as simple as one jack-o lantern or several, on the ground or bring a folding table or stool for your jack-o-lantern(s) if you wish. Please be ambitious!

Your jack-o-lanterns can compete for the best in various categories: scariest, funniest, most detailed, most clever, cutest and best in show.

Dress up and show off your costumes.

At the end of the trail there will be a prepackaged candy grab-bag which kids can collect. We are soliciting donations of individually pre-wrapped candy at the Clerk’s office between now and Wednesday, October 28th. Please consider helping us by donating a bag of candy!

We challenge you to light up our park with a blaze of Jack-o-lanterns! (But bring please a flashlight as well).

This is how it works. Preregister for this free event by Wednesday the 28th at https://bit.ly/TivoliPumpkinPromenade<https://tivoliny.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=db32a6873991aa156ac2f8920&id=3c59f35ae3&e=2d2a6fbdf1> or call the Tivoli Free Library at 757-3771. Arrive between 4:30 and 5 pm, select a flagged location and position your pumpkin. Flags will be positioned to mark safe spacing.  Judges will stroll at 5:45 and announce category winners by 6. All jack-o-lanterns must be retrieved by 7:00PM.

Participation in this event is limited to Tivoli residents and Tivoli businesses.

Masks are required, and not just the scary kind!!!!

Meeting Date : May 27, 2014
Download Minutes : Download File

Call to Order / Determination of Quorum

The meeting, held at the Historic Watts dePeyster Hall, was opened at 7:00 P.M. and a quorum was determined to be present for the conduct of business.

Planning Board Attendees:

  • Chair Mike Billeci
  • Ginger Grab
  • Donna Matthews
  • John Hallstein

Also Present:

  • Tim Voell
  • Michiel VanDijk
  • Robert Lachman

Old Business

8 Friendship Street – Tim Voell came before the Board in response to a letter from Code Enforcement Officer Steve Cole dated April 28, 2014 regarding the parking for 8 Friendship Street. The letter stated Mr. Voell had failed to provide the Board with a legal description of the “piece of property across the street that would be used for parking”. After reviewing the photo and description of the property Mr. Voell provided to the Board, Chair Billeci stated that he felt there is plenty of parking for a Bed and Breakfast but not for events. A motion was made by John Hallstein and seconded by Ginger Grab that the parking meets the requirements for a Bed and Breakfast. All in favor. Motion carried.

Donna Matthews made a motion that since the parking requirement has been provided, Mr. Voell has met the conditions set forth by the Planning Board on June 20, 2011 for a special permit. Ginger Grab seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.

Skate Ramp in Tivoli Memorial Park: The map of Memorial Park with the location marked for the skate ramp was reviewed by the Board. Trustee Robin Bruno has filled out an EAF form which will be reviewed at the next workshop. Ginger Grab moved to schedule a public hearing for June 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm. John Hallstein seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.

New Business

65 Broadway – Sign Permit: Applicant Michiel VanDijk appeared before the Board requesting a new sign for his business at 65 Broadway. The name of the business is Restyle and it will provide real estate services. The application was reviewed by the Board. A discussion followed. Ginger Grab moved to grant the sign permit, John Hallstein seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.

The Board reviewed the minutes from the April 28, 2014 Planning Board Meeting. Donna Matthews moved to approve the minutes as presented. John Hallstein seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.


Donna Matthews moved to close the meeting at 7:24 PM. John Hallstein seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Claire Roff, Planning Board Clerk