Halloween fun is abound around Queens this October, with activities for families and kids of all ages. Here are a few of our favorites!
It's Trick or Treat Time!
From spooky shows to costume parades and pumpkin festivals, here's a sampling of some of the best Halloween events happening right here in Queens. For a complete list of thrills and festive celebrations in Queens and beyond, visit our Halloween web site.
Celebrate in the Park
This 9th annual Halloween Harvest Festival features live music, a special art-making workshop, face painting, pumpkin painting, costume making, and the fifth annual Canine Costume Contest for dogs. October 17. The Red Door Theatre Company performs a spooky show at 2pm. Held rain or shine. All ages. 11am. FREE. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City. 917-776-1039. www.theatersmarts.com.
Celebrate at the Zoo
It's Boo at the Zoo, where animals receive special treats and families can stop by the extinct species graveyard to learn about animals of bygone eras. Also, enjoy a day of face painting and crafts starting at 10am. October 31. $7; $4 seniors; $3 ages 3-12; 3 and under FREE. Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th Street, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing. 718-271-1500. www.queenszoo.com.
Join the Parade
The Jackson Heights Halloween Parade is the second largest Halloween parade in New York. It features neighborhood kids and their costumes, as well as a few over-the-top grownups. October 31. Begins at 5pm. FREE. 37th Avenue, starting at 89th Street, ending at 77th Street, Jackson Heights. 718-565-5344. www.jhbg.org.