Schools may have been closed and the power may be out at homes, but Halloween was still on in parts of East Hampton Town on Wednesday, two days after Sandy barrelled through town.
Kids, most accompanied by their parents, made the rounds, trick-or-treating at shops and businesses, on Main Street and Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village. They might not have been able to show off their costumes at school functions, but they were able to parade them around town proudly.
At Steph's Stuff, Stephanie Tekulsky said she got her first trick-or-treater at 11:15 Wednesday morning. Then around 2 p.m., the streets started filling up with children of all ages looking for candy.
"We had a little cabin fever," said Kim Webb, an East Hampton mother who was out with her sons Jeremy and Syvanious. "Rain or shine, sleet or snow, Halloween will happen here," she said.
Cheryl Hartsugh, whose daughter Hannah was having fun with friends going store to store, said being able to trick-or-treat at the businesses meant "Halloween was not a total bust."
Police warned parents to be careful if going out, as some wires and trees are still down causing a hazard.
The village business area was mainly cleaned up already from the storm, though workers will still on Cooper Lane, one of the residential streets that usually closes down to traffic so that kids can go door-to-door.
"You've got to hand it to all these businesses," said Charlotte Sasso, who owns Stuart's Seafood Market in Amagansett. Dressed in a Mets uniform, she brought her son, Dante Sasso, for some fun in his cellphone costume. "It's nice for the kids to get out of the house for a while," she said.
Liz Miranda even drove from Bridgehampton to bring her daughter Kaitlin Miranda to trick-or-treat in downtown East Hampton. "It's always good here. In Bridgehampton, there's nothing," particularly this year after the storm.
Great costumes everyone. We wish we could have made it to Montauk, where we understand kids gathered, too. Show us the costumes we didn't get to see. Share your pictures, by adding them above.