By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Oct 19, 2020 at 3:02 PM

This weekend, The Yard at Bayshore will transform into a family-friendly, Halloween haven with a dance party featuring a live DJ, costume contest with prizes from Bayshore retailers and not-so-spooky displays. 

Princesses, monsters, superheroes, witches, ghosts and all other characters are invited to the free, two-day "BOOgie Bash" on Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Costume contests take place both days at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. 

Guests can also enjoy food and beverage offerings from local food trucks and the new RK’D Bar mobile beer garden. RK’D Bar features a retro gaming arcade and craft beers from local breweries, including Central Waters, Tyranena, New Glarus, Sprecher sodas and seasonal selections.

“We know that Halloween might be a bit different this year,” said Kirk Williams, managing director for Cypress Equities. “We’ve created a unique, open-air destination at Bayshore, and we’re thrilled to welcome families to The Yard to celebrate the season.”

Bayshore supports the practice of social distancing. Mask wearing is strongly encouraged, but not mandated. Social distancing signage and hand sanitizer units are in public restrooms and public seating areas are positioned for safe social distancing in the open-air environment. 

For more information about the BOOgie Bash and Costume Contest, visit


Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.

As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.