Trick or treating is a spooky staple of childhood for most Americans, but it comes with some risks, especially for families living in urban areas like the Bronx. Here are some tips for safe trick or treating to keep this Halloween fun for your little ones and stress-free for you.
Find safe streets and map your routes beforehand
Bronx parents should take some time in the days leading up to Halloween to drive around and identify the safest streets in their neighborhood or surrounding neighborhoods, then plan a route to avoid less safe areas.
Prioritize visibility in costumes
Regardless of where you’re trick or treating, wearing masks and other pieces that make it hard to see is dangerous. Kids are always running around and crossing the street during trick or treat, so make sure their costume allows them to see oncoming vehicles in their periphery. It also can’t hurt to add a reflective fabric to your child’s costume.
Finish trick or treating before dark
If your neighborhood’s trick or treat starts early enough, try to finish and be home by the time it gets dark. Streets are typically safer during the day, there’s increased visibility, and it’s harder to get lost, so it can be especially helpful if you’re trick or treating in an unfamiliar neighborhood.
Stick to your building
One way to avoid many of the dangerous aspects of trick or treating is to keep it to your apartment building. If you live in a large building with lots of residents, many of them will be handing out candy, and your kids can still have a great time showing off their costumes while staying safe.
For even more trick-or-treating tips, come speak with our staff at LaSorsa Chevy Buick.
Fall might be swiftly approaching, but the nice weather isn’t over quite yet. Before cooler climates settle in, join us at the 36th Annual Queens County Fair to celebrate the last days of Summer. Taking place September 22nd and 23rd, this traditional county fair features something for the entire family, so don’t miss out on this excellent chance to enjoy the last of the warm weather before it’s too late.
Located at the Queens County Farm Museum, the 36th Annual Queens County Fair will feature loads of traditional family fun, including blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, crafts, and plenty more. Additionally, you’ll find pie eating and corn-husking contests, hayrides, pig races, carnival rides, midway games, and kids’ entertainment ranging from jugglers and acrobats.
Additionally, the County Fair will offer great dancing and drinks at the Beer Garden, as well as music from the Shannon Breeze Irish Band and Something Special Big Band.
If that weren’t enough, the Queens County Fair will also feature exciting medieval combat demos at the historic Adriance Farmhouse and The Amazing Maize Maze, a giant corn maze which opens for the season at the beginning of the fair.
No matter what you’re into—whether it’s food, music, drinks, local vendors, or just good old-fashioned fun, we here at LaSorsa Chevy Buick look forward to seeing you soon at the 36th Annual Queens County Fair.
The holidays are right around the corner, one reason we at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick have compiled a list of the top gifts for car lovers this year. Whether you’d like to get something fun or practical, there’s a gift out there for nearly anyone interested in automobiles. Nothing shows you care like finding the perfect present.
One of the most popular car-related presents this year, according to Best Products, is the Omaker Car Mount Holder. Even if you don’t get this brand, you may consider a mount for a smartphone that allows you to easily access directions on the go. Look for a design with a locking pivot point, a suction cup, and a clip attachment.
Next, consider seat protectors. For those with children or pets, seat protectors will definitely come in handy. They come with easy-to-clean materials that are often heat resistant and color-safe, protecting both leather and cloth. Some even come with pockets for added storage.
Also, consider a car care kit. Meguiar’s Complete kit is one of the best to get, though it may set you back over $50. It comes with special cloths, sponges, waxes, and more. While it may not be a glamorous gift, most car lovers will enjoy a good car care kit.
Finally, any car lover will enjoy a new set of tools. You can start with a wrench kit or work your way up depending on how much you’re looking to spend. While some people are finicky about their tools, you may be able to find the perfect gift by speaking with your local auto parts store about new tools. These are just some of the many great gifts for car lovers to keep an eye out for this Holiday season.