By Gail Warren

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Queens

September 23, 2014   |  Halloween Articles  

Find the top things to do this month with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

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!

maple grove cemetery halloween

Spirits Alive
Maple Grove Cemetery-Victorian Monumental Park Section, Kew Gardens
Oct. 11
Everyone can enjoy this spooktacular event. This self-guided walking tour features actors wearing period costumes playing the roles of the cemetery's most illustrious and historical figures,recounting tales of their lives through memories, speeches and song. Visitors are encouraged to dress in period costumes.


Halloween Haunted House
Queens County Farm Museum, Floral Park
Oct. 24-26
Visit the haunted house for thrills and chills. Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins, and apples will be sold. The house is recommended for children ages 4-12, but adults will find it creepy too!


Halloween dog parade at socrates sculpture parkHalloween Harvest Festival
Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City
Oct. 25
Families can make a costume with Socrates artists; listen to live music; enjoy a special art-making workshop with Free Style Arts Association. Agostino Arts will provide face painting for the kids. Try harvest foods from local restaurants; and enter the family dog in the always popular, Annual Juried Canine Costume Contest! FREE!


Dead or Alive
New York Hall of Science, Corona
Oct. 25-26
Pumpkin chucking, live bats, and bioluminescence projects are all part of the fun at this celebration of Halloween and the Day of the Dead.  


Happy Halloween Happening!
Alley Pond Environmental Center, Douglaston
Oct. 25
Celebrate Halloween by engaging in some fabulous festivities. Children ages 5-7 will decorate a plump pumpkin, make a spooky snack, and walk the trails on an exciting scavenger hunt. The children will meet Charlotte, a resident tarantula, and listen to a "not so terrifying" tale. 


Haunted Halloween Hike
Alley Pond Environmental Center, Douglaston
Oct. 29
Kids can try out their Halloween customs when the haunted walk returns! Don't miss all the fun haunted activities--a spooky trail walk, hot chocolate, and ghost stories. Bring lots of courage and leave the flashlights home--a spooky guide will lead the way. Note: This is a drop-off hike.  


Halloween Re-Mixed
Flushing Town Hall, Flushing
Oct. 31
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Halloween, and All Saints Day with hands-on festive fun for all ages. Be sure to wear your costume and join in the mask-making, All Saints Day Medallions, Mexican Sugar Skulls, and ghost stories.

Teeny Tiny Trick O'Treaters
Alley Pond Environmental Center, Douglaston
Oct. 31
It's a special carnival just for the little ones. Create not-so-scary crafts, play Halloween games, eat a haunted snack, and more.


Children's Fall Festival
Queens County Farm Museum, Floral Park
Oct. 27
This is Halloween fun for children of all ages; everyone is invited to wear their costume! Free children's games and bounces, visit the haunted house, pony rides and a petting zoo. Professional character look-a-likes will visit to add to the fun. Craft vendors display and sell fall items, food, country western music and dancing will make this event fun for the entire family.


More Halloween Fun

Find more fun Halloween events in NYC, including the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at NY Botanical Garden, Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island, and much more!


Find the top things to do this month with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

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