Halloween is here with a bounty of fun for families in Queens. Check out these spooktacular events, including a harvest festival in Long Island City, haunted days at the Queens County Farm Museum, Halloween fun at the Queens Zoo, and more! Then head back to nymetroparents.com/halloween for more haunted activities and tons of giveaways.
Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City
Between goodies and goblins, there’s something for everyone at this 12th annual festival – even Fido can get in on the fun! Families can enjoy harvest foods, live music, and special costume- and art-making workshops. Enter the family dog in the eighth annual Canine Costume Contest or just watch the parade of creatively clad dogs. FREE!
Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens
The event begins with a spooky walking tour for those 12 and older (2-3:30pm), followed by a costume parade, storytelling, face painting, and holiday crafts. Bring your own pre-carved pumpkin or vegetable with a candle inside to enter the pumpkin-carving contest (prizes will be awarded). The evening concludes with City Skies, a special astronomy program.
Haunted Days on the Farm
Queens Country Farm Museum
Oct. 26: Visit the creepy residents who inhabit the Halloween Haunted House (recommended for ages 4-12) and enjoy spooky Halloween-themed treats, hayrides, and mulled cider.
Oct. 28: Then dress in your Halloween best for the Children’s Fall Festival, which also includes a haunted house plus games, pony rides, dancing, food, and crafts.
Voelker Orth Museum and Garden, Flushing
Children can befriend the eerie ghosts and goblins roaming the grounds and join them in their haunted merriment. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Louis Armstrong House Museum, Corona
Kids in costume can collect candy, enjoy crafts, and swing to the sounds of the Louis Armstrong Stompers. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. The house will be open for house tours from 12-5pm. FREE!
Spooky Outdoor Fun
Alley Pond Environmental Center, Douglaston
Oct 29: Costumed kids can enjoy ghost stories, sip hot chocolate, and meander down a spooky trail (bring a flashlight!) at a Haunted Halloween Walk (separate times for ages 5-7 and ages 8-12).
Oct. 31: Then, during Teeny Tiny Trick O’ Treaters, the littlest pumpkins, ghosts, and goblins can enjoy a special carnival, create not-so-scary crafts, eat Halloween-themed snacks, play Halloween games, and more.
Queens Zoo, Flushing
Meet creatures of the night and all manner of special animals during this spooky weekend at the zoo.
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