Fun Things to Do with Kids in Queens this October

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

Our top 5 list of things to do with your family in Queens this October includes a new exhibit at NYSCI, children's garden sessions at the Queens Botanical Garden, and tons of fun and low-cost Halloween events for kids.


pretty tea cupsTea Time for Kids

King Manor Museum, Jamaica

Oct. 6

Kids and their dollies, teddies, or other favorite stuffed animals are invited to attend Tea Time for Kids, where they’ll enjoy crafts and stories and learn about the history of tea. Registration required.


children's garden at queens botanical gardenChildren’s Garden Fall Sessions

Queens Botanical Garden, Flushing

Oct. 7 and 27

The leaves changing color doesn’t signal the end of outdoor discovery. Kids ages 5-12 can keep in touch with nature during two Children’s Garden Fall Sessions. On Oct. 7, budding young gardeners can join a bird walk, make a birdhouse, and take home an autumn plant. On Oct. 27, they’ll help cover the garden with mulch, plant flower and garlic bulbs for the next growing season, and create a leaf collage with foliage collected on a tree walk.


Halloween events in QueensHalloween Events

The joys of summer may be over, but fear not, for Halloween is here with a bounty of fun for families in Queens. Check out these spook-tacular events, then head to for more haunted activities and tons of giveaways!



Making Strides of QueensMaking Strides of Queens

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Oct. 21

The journey to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Families can take that step at the Making Strides of Queens fundraising walk, where they can join thousands of other Queens residents to honor breast cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to the disease, and raise funds and awareness to help end it forever.


regeneration exhibit at NYSCIReGeneration

New York Hall of Science, Flushing

Opens Oct. 27

NYSCI’s newest exhibit explores the connection of cultural vitality to immigration, urbanization, and sustainability through the intersection of art, technology, and science. Fourteen artists/groups will participate to connect audiences through active participation, aesthetic beauty, technology, culturally shared symbols, and vocabulary.


More Fun

Find pick-your-own pumpkin patches and farms in the NYC area (including one in Queens!)

Search for event more fun family activities in Queens and beyond in our full calendar of events