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by Gail Warren October 3, 2013

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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.


Storybook Discovery: Monster Mash
Voelker Orth Museum, Flushing
Oct. 12
Kids enjoy a Monster Mash in the museum and read about different monsters and make their own monster feet to wear. Cultivate the joys of learning and reading while having fun at Families read and do a related art or nature activity with Karyn Mooney.


Spirits Alive
Maple Grove Cemetery-Victorian Monumental Park Section, Kew Gardens
Oct. 12
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.


Halloween dog parade at socrates sculpture parkHalloween Harvest Festival
Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City
Oct. 19
Families can make costumes, listen to live music, and enjoy special art-making workshops. Enter the family dog in the 8th Annual Canine Costume Contest or just watch the parade of creatively clad dogs. Paint a pumpkin and try harvest foods from a local restaurant. FREE!


Haunted Lantern Tours
Fort Totten Park, Fort Totten
Oct. 25-26
Join the Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween on a lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten. FREE!


Halloween Haunted House
Queens County Farm Museum, Floral Park
Oct. 25-27
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. Adults will find it creepy too.


Halloween Festival
Crocheron Park, Little Neck
Oct. 26
Enjoy a day of spooky fun including rides, craft projects, a costume contest, free giveaways, and much more. FREE!


Boo at the Zoo
Queens Zoo, Flushing
Oct. 26-27
Get ready for spine-tingling surprises as the animals receive scrumptious Halloween treats. Enjoy face-painting and pumpkin picking and stop by the Farm for a spooky animal presentation.


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.


Halloween Botanical Masks
The Shops at Skyview Center, Flushing
Oct. 27
To get into the spirit of the holiday children will decorate masks with natural materials like leaves, flowers, and seeds, creating a parade of unique characters throughout the mall. FREE!


Halloween Family Fun
Voelker Orth Museum, Flushing
Oct. 30
Join the Halloween goblins for some merriment. The spooky spirits will be on the grounds with their trick or treat pranks. Enjoy crafts, stories and surprises. Come in costume and join the fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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 a costume and join the fun. Enjoy ghost stories, making masks, All Saints Day Medallions, Mexican Sugar Skulls and more. FREE!


Halloween at The Shops at Atlas Park
The Shops at Atlas Park, Glendale
Oct. 31
This event will provide a safe environment for children to trick-or-treat. Activities include two 30 minute shows with Doctor Diabolical at 4pm and 5pm. The show includes magic, music, daring stunts and audience participation. FREE!


Teeny Tiny Trick O' Treaters
Alley Pond Environmental Center, Douglaston
Oct. 31
Kids agees 18 months-4 years create not-so-scary crafts, play Halloween games, eat a haunted snack, and more.

bear with pumpkin at the Queens Zoo Halloween event

Halloween at the Zoo
Queens Zoo, Flushing
Oct. 31
Bring your kids to trick-or-treat around the zoo and enjoy crafts, as well as up-close encounters with the animals. Spooky animal presentations will delight children and adults at 1:30pm and 3pm on the Farm.


More Halloween Fun

Head to nymetroparents.com/halloween for creative costume ideas, spooky recipes, and ghoulish giveaways!


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