Yonkers implements citywide Halloween curfew for kids 16 and younger

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano says the curfew is to help keep everyone safe on Halloween.

News 12 Staff

Oct 24, 2023, 5:17 PM

Updated 271 days ago

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Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced the implementation of a curfew for kids 16 and younger on Halloween night.
"Every year, I look forward to everyone having a good time on Halloween, a holiday that celebrates the spooky and the scary. That's why we are taking steps to ensure a safe and enjoyable night for our communities," said Mayor Spano. "The City will enforce its usual curfew for minors, and I urge residents to be careful – Halloween is a holiday that is meant to be fun, but you can do so while being safe. Make wise decisions for yourself and others."
As part of the curfew, the Yonkers Police Department advises:
  • - Children ages 11 and younger must be home by 10 p.m.
  • - Children ages 12 to 13 must be home by 10:30 p.m.
  • - Children ages 14 to 16 must be home by 11 p.m.
Exceptions include:
  • - Accompanied by parent or guardian.
  • - On an errand with parental permission, with prior notice to Yonkers Police Department Community Affairs Division – 914-377-7293.
  • -half hour after the end of school, religious and volunteer public entertainment -- no later than 12:30 a.m. unless police are notified by host organization 24 hours in advance.
  • -half hour after work with proof from employee.
  • - All youngsters 16 and under not subject to curfew if on or immediately next to their home (and if neighbor does not object).
Kids in violation of the curfew will be taken to the police department where a parent/guardian will be notified.
For more information about the Halloween curfew, contact the Yonkers Police Department at 914-377-7293.


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