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‘Haunted Paseo Boricua’ Scavenger Hunt Returns To Humboldt Park Sunday

There are more than 20 stops along the scavenger hunt, each one offering candy or an activity, like lotería makeup classes or a circus performance.

Last year's 'Haunted Paseo Boricua' event.
The Puerto Rican Cultural Center/Facebook

HUMBOLDT PARK — A Halloween scavenger hunt with candy, lotería makeup classes, costume contests and more is taking over Humboldt Park’s Paseo Boricua this weekend.

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center’s annual “Haunted Paseo Boricua” fest is set for noon-7 p.m. on Division Street between Western and California avenues.

For the day-long event, kids and their families will get a map of more than 20 stops along Division Street, each one either offering candy or an activity.

For example, a pumpkin decorating contest is planned for Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School at 2739 W. Division St. and families can enjoy traditional boricua children’s games and “spooky” drinks at the Dr. Helen Rodríguez Trías and Dr. Virginia Bishop Behavioral Health Center at 2615 W. Division St.

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center said the event is supported by Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Arts77 program, a plan aimed at boosting arts institutions and programming during the pandemic.

Those who participate in the scavenger hunt are encouraged to share photos on social media and tag @wepamercadelpueblo.

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Credit: The Puerto Rican Cultural Center