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QUEENS HALLOWEEN EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

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Calling all witches, goblins, ghouls and ghosts! There's Halloween family fun to be had all month! Kids are sure to have ghoulishly good time with this list of Halloween parties, haunted houses, pumpkin picking, spooky storytelling, and much more in Queens!



Saturday, October 4


SKYSCRAPER SKELETONS: Kids will learn how skyscrapers stand tall and then erect their own skeleton of a skyscraper using toothpicks and gumdrops. 10:30am. Age: YE, TW, TE, AD. $5. Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place, Manhattan. 212-968-1961. www.skyscraper.org.


PUMPKIN PICKIN': October is pumpkin month at the Farm Museum. Families enjoy wandering through the planting field to find their favorite pumpkin. Price of pumpkins will be determined by size of pumpkin. Weekends only. 11am. Age: All ages. FREE. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. 718-347-3276. www.queensfarm.org.


THE AMAZING MAIZE MAZE: Kids will enjoy getting lost in the 3 acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a stalk talk to prepare participants for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and escaping the maze. 11am. Age: All ages. $8. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. 718-347-3276. www.queensfarm.org.

Saturday, October 11


PUMPKIN PATCH AND OKTOBERFEST: Fall festival including a pumpkin patch, arts and crafts fair, Oktoberfest food and drinks, pumpkin painting, children's activities, music and an autumn market. 12pm. Age: All ages. FREE. Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Ave., Sunnyside. 718-672-1555.


SKYSCRAPER HAUNTS: Kids can come and make Halloween costumes resembling their favorite skyscrapers. 10:30am. Age: YE, TW, TE, AD. $5. Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place, Manhattan. 212-968-1961. www.skyscraper.org.

Sunday, October 12


DAZZLING SKULLS: Children bejewel a skull shaped template in honor of the upcoming Day of the Dead celebration. 12pm. Age: All ages. $10. Children's Museum of the Arts, 182 Lafayette Street, Manhattan. 212-274-0986. www.cmany.org.

Saturday, October 18


MAZE BY MOONLIGHT: The maize maze will be open until 9pm, families can enjoy getting lost in the 3 acre interactive corn maze. 4:30pm. Age: All ages. $8. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. 718-347-3276. www.queensfarm.org.


PUMPKIN PATCH WORKSHOP: Using packaging paper and newspaper kids can create the form of a pumpkin. Then kids can decorate it with tissue paper and paint. 12pm. Age: YE, TW. $10. Children's Museum of the Arts, 182 Lafayette Street, Manhattan. 212-274-0986. www.cmany.org.


KEW GARDENS PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST: Kids bring carved pumpkins to the park with a candle inside for viewing and judging. Pumpkins will be lit when the park is dark and spooky and judged in the following categories: Top Pumpkin, Funniest, Scariest, Cutest, Most Original or any other category that the judges might invent. Judges may also consider eggplant, water chestnuts, endive or any other carved vegetable. Kids also enjoy storytelling and face painting. 5:30 pm; pumpkin viewing at 6:30pm.Age: All ages. FREE. Kew Gardens Cinemas Park, Austin Street and Lefferts Boulevard , Kew Gardens. 718-847-2045.

Sunday, October 19


DREAM HALLOWEEN: The Children Affected by AIDS Foundation welcomes families and friends to trick or treat in style at its Dream Halloween fundraiser. Neil Friedman, President, Mattel Brands and his wife Amanda will host the event. The Foundation opens its doors to hundreds of families to attend Dream Halloween in-costume and trick-or-treat for toys, meet their favorite cartoon characters, play games, create arts and crafts and enjoy delicious food. For tickets and information, call (347) 835-1205. 3pm. Age: All ages. Roseland Ballroom, 239 West 52nd Street, Manhattan. 347-835-1205. http://www.ticketweb.com.

Wednesday, October 22


HAUNTED LONG ISLAND: A presentation by the Long Island Society for Paranormal Research. The discussion will focus on numerous public places where people have had strange experiences on Long Island. 7pm. Age: TW, TE, AD. $3. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue , Bayside. 718-352-1548. www.baysidehistorical.org.

Saturday, October 25


HALLOWEEN CEMETERY TOUR: Families can celebrate the holiday with tales of murder, mayhem, spirits and ghosts. 1pm. Age: All ages. $20. Green-Wood Cemetery, 25th Street and 5th Avenue, Brooklyn. 212-439-1090. www.green-wood.com.


GLOWING MONSTER MASKS: With Halloween in mind, artist Tamalyn Miller guides you through her photoluminescent environment in the Sunroom Project Space, then shows you how to fashion a mask to turn yourself into a creepy blossom or ghostly plant that glows in the dark. Sponsored by Spirit Halloween. 1pm. Age: All ages. FREE . Wave Hill, 675 West 252nd Street, Bronx. 7185493200. http://www.gocitykids.com.


HALLOWEEN CRAFT: Children ages 5-10 are invited to join the library and make a Halloween craft. Crafts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. 3pm. Age: YE. FREE. Queens Library: Broad Channel Branch, 16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel. 718-318-4943. www.queenslibrary.org.


GHOSTLY GALA: the Long Island Children's Museum to celebrate Halloween in a fun, safe and spooky way with goody bags, face painting, live animals and craft projects. 6pm. Age: All ages. $9. Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave , Garden City. (516) 224-5800. www.licm.com.


BATTY AT THE GALA: Special guests from the Bat Conservancy will be in the LICM Theater, introducing kids to live bats from around the world. A special presentation during the Ghostly Gala for an extra fee. 6pm. Age: All ages. $13. Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave , Garden City. (516) 224-5800. www.licm.com.


MAZE BY MOONLIGHT: The maize maze will be open until 9pm, families can enjoy getting lost in the 3 acre interactive corn maze. Age: All ages. $8. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. 718-347-3276. www.queensfarm.org.


HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HOUSE : Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. The house is recommended for children ages 4?12. 4pm. Age: YE, TW. $4. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. 718-347-3276. www.queensfarm.org.


BOO AT THE ZOO: the Queens Zoo animals receive scrumptious Halloween treats. Visitors will enjoy face-painting and crafts and stop by the extinct species graveyard to learn about animals of eras gone by. 10am. Age: All ages. $8 adults, $3 children under 12. Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th Street, Flushing . 718-271-1500. www.queenszoo.com.


HAUNTED CAROUSEL: Chilling music, ravens, bats, and spiders make a spin on the Carousel the perfect Halloween treat. 12pm. Age: All ages. $1.50. Prospect Park, Prospect Park, Brooklyn. 718-287-3400. www.prospectpark.org.


HAUNTED WALK AND CARNIVAL: Prospect Park gets haunted. Lookout Hill is haunted by witches, ghosts and vampires lurking in the dark forest. There's also a carnival on the Nethermead featuring all kinds of fun, games, seasonal treats and a puppet parade. 12pm. Age: All ages. FREE. Prospect Park, Prospect Park, Brooklyn. 718-287-3400. www.prospectpark.org.


CREEPY CRAWLY HALLOWEEN: It's a critter-fest in Prospect Park with lots of spiders, worms, and other creepy creatures. Creepy crafts, live critters and hands-on experiments. 12pm. Age: YE, TW. FREE. Prospect Park Audubon Center, Prospect Park, Brooklyn. 718-287-3400. www.prospectpark.org.


SCARY STORIES FROM THE PAST: Participants meet the old ghosts of Flatbush in haunting tales passed down from Lefferts ancestors. 2pm. Age: All ages. FREE. Prospect Park Lefferts Historic House, Prospect Park, Brooklyn. 718-965-8999. www.prospectpark.org.


HEALTHY HALLOWEEN TREATS: Kids design creepy bat and ghost crisps (colored tortilla chips in Halloween shapes) and make monster mash?up (apple raisin dip) with children's cooking educator Aaren McKen. 3 and 4pm.1am. Age: YE, TW. $10. Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street, Manhattan. 212-721-1223. www.cmom.org.


WILD WORLD OF BATS: Back again just in time for Halloween, Rob Mies of the Organization for Bat Conservation leads this live-animal program about bats. Attendees will learn amazing facts about endangered bat species and vampire bats and have the opportunity to meet a few bat ambassadors, including the Malayan flying fox, the largest bat in the world, with a wingspan of up to six feet. 7:30pm. Age: All ages. $10 adults, $8 children. American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St., Manhattan. 212-769-5100. www.amnh.org.

Sunday, October 26


HALLOWEEN CEMETERY TOUR: Families can celebrate the holiday with tales of murder, mayhem, spirits and ghosts. Age: All ages. $20. Green-Wood Cemetery, 25th Street and 5th Avenue, Brooklyn. 212-439-1090. www.green-wood.com.


HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN DAY: Enjoy a fall harvest and come in costume for trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting, hay wagon rides and a petting zoo. Also, Halloween Show with Leonora Knight. 12pm. Age: All ages. $9 FREE children under 6. The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A , Storny Brook. 631-751-0066. www.longislandmuseum.org.


HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HOUSE : Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. The house is recommended for children ages 4?12. Age: YE, TW. $4. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. 718-347-3276. www.queensfarm.org.


CHILDREN'S FALL FESTIVAL: Halloween fun for children of all ages. Youngsters are invited to wear their costumes and visit the haunted house. Families will enjoy traditional games, including sack races and trinkets-in-the-haystack, plus pony rides and a petting zoo. Craft vendors will sell fall items and food while country western music and dancing will take center stage. 11am. Age: All ages. $4. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. 718-347-3276. www.queensfarm.org.


AUTHOR SERIES: CAMBRIA EVANS: This author/illustrator will read her new book, Bone Soup, about a clever but ever famished skeleton in search of a Halloween feast. Kids will use model magic to create a cauldron with their own magic ingredients. 2 and 3pm.1am. Age: YE, TW. $10. Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street, Manhattan. 212-721-1223. www.cmom.org.


FLUSHING CEMETERY TOUR : Families learn about the history of this cemetery, including its founding in 1853 and stories of some of the jazz musicians laid to rest there. Horticulture enthusiasts will also enjoy its garden-like setting and significant trees. Historian James Driscoll leads this walking tour. Enter at 163-06 46th Avenue at Pigeon Meadow Road. 1pm. Age: TW, TE, AD. $15. Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead - 143-35 37th Avenue, Flushing. 718-939-0647 . www.queenshistoricalsociety.org.

Monday, October 27


FAMILY FUN DAY; THE ART OF FRIGHT: A Halloween celebration featuring storytelling, mask making and other art-related activities for the whole family. 6:30pm. Age: YE, TW, TE, AD. FREE. Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning , 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica. 718-658-7400 ext. 123. www.jcal.org.

Thursday, October 30


HALLOWEEN CRAFT CELEBRATION: Kids celebrate Halloween a day early at the library, they can come in costume if they wish. Make spooky crafts and enjoy some simple snacks. 3:30pm. Age: YE, TW. FREE. Queens Library: Howard Beach Branch, 92-06 156 Ave., Howard Beach. 718-641-7086. www.queenslibrary.org.


HAUNTED HOUSE FUN: Kids come dressed in their favorite costumes, create fun Halloween crafts and play games. There will be a prize for Best Costume. Light refreshments will be served. 4pm. Age: All ages. FREE. Queens Library: Queens Village branch, 94-11 217 Street, Queens Village. 718-776-6800. www.queenslibrary.org.


HALLOWEEN HOWL: Kids listen to spooky Halloween stories and create Halloween crafts. Light refreshments. Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required. 4pm. Age: All ages. FREE. Queens Library: St. Albans branch, 191-05 Linden Boulevard. 718-528-8196. www.queenslibrary.org.


HILLCREST HOWL: Kids join the library for spooky stories and surprises. Participants are encouraged to come in costume. For children and teens, ages 6-14. 5pm. Age: YE, TW, TE. FREE. Queens Library: Hillcrest branch, 187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing. 718-454-2786. www.queenslibrary.org.

Friday, October 31


A TEEN HALLOWEEN: Teens can come dressed up in a costume to get free candy. Teens will play Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot to celebrate Halloween. 4pm. Age: TE. FREE. Queens Library: Windsor Park branch, 79-50 Bell Blvd., Bayside. 718-468-8300. www.queenslibrary.org.


HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HOUSE : Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. The house is recommended for children ages 4?12. Age: YE, TW. $4. Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. 718-347-3276. www.queensfarm.org.


TARGET FREE HALLOWEEN: CMOM remains open until 8pm, with FREE admission after 5pm. A day of special Halloween activities. 5pm. Age: All ages. FREE. Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street, Manhattan. 212-721-1223. www.cmom.org.


HALLOWEEN AT THE MUSEUM: Visitors are invited to trick or treat in warmth and safety among the dinosaurs, elephants, and other-worldly universe. Kids' favorite characters wander the halls greeting and entertaining; spooky arts and crafts keep little hands busy; and live performances punctuate the proceedings. 4pm. Age: All ages. $10. American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St., Manhattan. 212-769-5100. www.amnh.org.


BAX FAMILY FRIDAY: HALLOWEEN: Kids should come in costume for this Halloween dance party. 9:30am. Age: All ages. $20 per family. Brooklyn Arts Exchange, 421 Fifth Avenue at 8th St, Brooklyn. 718-832-0018. www.bax.org.



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