Fun things to do in Queens for Halloween
The following is a list of haunted happenings, fall festivals and events compiled for your spooky enjoyment during this ghostly season:
- If you’re in the mood for a spooktacular time, don’t miss the Halloween Party hosted on October 28 from 5-7 p.m. at the Voelker Orth Museum in Flushing.
The event features pumpkin painting, a prize for best costume, a visit by Count Dracula and lots more spooky stuff.
- Mark your calendar for the most spooktacular Halloween event in western Queens!
The Jackson Heights Halloween Parade kicks of at 5 p.m. on October 31 at 37th Avenue and 89th Street. The second-largest Halloween parade in New York City features neighborhood ghouls and boys in costume, along with a sprinkling of grownups in over-the-top costumes parading along 37th Avenue to 77th Street.
For information on the annual event, sponsored by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group, go to www.jhbg.org.
- Don’t miss the “Shocktoberfest” on Sunday, October 25 at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, for an afternoon of spooky fun featuring games, rides, crafts, a pumpkin patch, hayride, goodie bags and a haunted house. The event is open to all. For more information, go to www.govparks.org.
- Make it to the Day Of The Dead at the New York Hall of Science at 111th Street in Corona, 11:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on October 31, for ages 5-12. Celebrate the Day of the Dead by learning how to create ghastly jewelry, skull key chains an lots more. For more information go to www.nysci.org.
- Join the Children’s Halloween Parade at the Queens Botanical Gardens at 45-40 Main Street, Flushing. Parade kicks off at 1 p.m., but little ghosts and ghoulies ages 5-12 should show up at 12 noon. Bring a Trick-Or-Treat bag, and children 8-12 can create their own Halloween Botanical. For information go to www.queensbotanical.org
- Make your way through the “maize” maze at the Queens County Farm Museum. Arrive early for the “Stalk Talk” that features tips to help you solve puzzles that help you make your way through the 3-mile corn maze. For information to to www.queensmuseum.org