Click Here for the Virtual Spooky Walk
Every year, around Halloween, the American Littoral Society hosts an after-dark tour of Fort Hancock in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area.
Our Spooky Walk has always been one of our most popular annual events, thanks in no small part to the stories and history imparted by our intrepid guide Jeff Dement (who moonlights as Littoral Society Fish Tagging Director).
Unfortunately, due to precautions surrounding Covid-19, we can't host large, in-person activities this year.
However, we've come up with a way to help you do the Spooky Walk on your own. And we've created a special T-shirt to commemorate the occasion.
Beginning Oct. 19, the Littoral Society website will offer an interactive map of the places we typically visit on the Spooky Walk, with links to videos that will enable Jeff to act as your virtual guide and teller of tales. Keep an eye on our social media and website for links to the virtual tour.
As for the Spooky Walk shirts, they're
The shirts are available in two eye-catching designs, which can be purchased through Bonfire.com. If the colorful purple version isn't your thing, check out the black and white version.
Both versions are available in a number of fabric colors, sizes and styles for both adults and children - including short-sleeve, long-sleeve and sweatshirt. Prices vary depending on style of shirt.
Purchase yours by Oct. 10 if you want them in time to wear on Halloween. However, they will continue to be available through the end of the month.
The shirt's design is custom artwork by the extremely talented Colleen Kong-Savage, who came to us through Catchafire, an organization that matches professionals who want to donate their time with nonprofits who need their skills. The Littoral Society has access to Catchafire services through the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
About the Artist: Colleen stepped away from her signature paper-collage style to create this year’s Spooky Walk t-shirt. She is the illustrator of the picture book, The Turtle Ship by Helena Ku Rhee, and a graphic designer who helps businesses and nonprofits shape their visual brand identities. Visit her online at https://CKongSavage.com. You can also follow her via Instagram (@KongSavage), Twitter (@KongSavage), or Facebook (KongSavageArthouse).