Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Queens


The best Halloween 2015 activities for families in Queens.


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Boo at the Zoo at WCS Queens Zoo
WHEN: Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-4pm
WHERE: WCS Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th St., Corona
AGES: All 
WHAT: Pick the perfect pumpkin, see snakes and other spooky animals, get your face painted, go trick or treating, make Halloween crafts, and see pumas and andean bears get pumpkin treats. Children 12 and younger in costume with an adult will recieve free admission.
WANT TO GO? $8; $6 seniors ages 65 and older; $5 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3. 718-271-1500.  

The Amazing Maize Maze 
WHEN: Oct. 3-31, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-4:30pm
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth. The adventure begins with a “Stalk Talk” to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. On Oct. 3 and 17, the maze stays open until 9pm. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Who knew getting lost could be so much fun! 
WANT TO GO? $9; $5 children. 718-347-3276. 

Children’s Workshop: Decorate a House for Otto
WHEN: Oct. 13-15, Tuesday-Thursday, 4:30pm
WHERE: Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Children will create a house out of candy for Otto, and Hicks will supply all of the candy and icing. Please call to reserve your spot.
WANT TO GO? $15 per child. 516-334-0066.

Adventure Time: Pumpkin Party

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 18, 1:30pm
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 22806 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
AGES: 18 months
WHAT: Celebrate fall fun while learning about pumpkins. This class will offer toddlers and their parents/care givers an opportunity to learn about nature, enjoy crafts, music and more. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $18. 718-229-4000.

Make It: Costume Creation

WHEN: Oct. 17-24, Saturdays, 1:30pm and 3:30pm
WHERE: NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Kids can make this year’s trick-or-treating truly unique with a costume they make themselves, using an array of tools and fun materials to create the costume of their dreams or nightmares. Materials fee $10 per child-parent pair.
WANT TO GO? $15; $12 children ages 2-17. 718-699-0005.

Frida Al Fresco for Families: Spooky Adventure
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 23, 6:30-9:30pm
WHERE: New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
WHAT: Capture a photo with larger than life skeletons that celebrate Dia de Los Muertos. Walk along the trick-or-treat trail, sit in on a spooky ghost story.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This is a fun and spooky event in a beautiful setting.
WANT TO GO? $20. 718-817-8716. 

Ghostly Gala 2015
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 24, 6-9pm
WHERE: Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
WHAT: Join in for a special night at the museum and welcome action heroes, ballerinas, clowns, soldiers, and costume-clad visitors to celebrate Halloween in a fun, safe and spooky way! Bonus: Special guests from the Organization for Bat Conservation are swopping in to dispel the myths surrounding bats. Showtimes are 6:15pm, 7pm, 7:45pm, and 8:30pm. (Additional fee: $4 with gala admission)
WANT TO GO? $10. 516-224-5800.

Young Chefs: Haunted Halloween House
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 24, 10:30am
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 22806 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Design and decorate a creepy yet tasty Halloween house. Chefs will also be mixing up a smoothie eerie enough for a vampire to drink! All materials included. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $24. 718-229-4000.

Halloween Harvest Festival  
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 24, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City
AGES: All 
WHAT: Make a costume with Socrates artists, listen to live music, enjoy a special art-making workshop with Free Style Arts Association, get your face painted by Agostino Arts, try harvest foods from local restaurants, and enter your dog in the ever-popular Annual Juried Canine Costume Contest. 
WANT TO GO? FREE. 718-956-1819.

Halloween Haunted House
WHEN: Oct. 24-25, Saturday-Sunday, 4-7pm
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
AGES: 6 and older
WHAT: Visit this haunted house for thrills and chills! Enjoy hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins, and apples. This event is recommended for children ages 6-12, but adults will find it creepy, too!
WANT TO GO? $4 per person. 718-347-3276.

Children’s Fall Festival

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 25, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
WHAT: Families should wear their favorite costume and join in all the fun, featuring children’s games and bounces, character look-alikes, pig races, pony rides, great food, live country music, and more.
WANT TO GO? $5. 718-347-3276.

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 25, 12pm
WHERE: Flushing Meadow Corona Park, 111th Street and 55th Avenue, Flushing
WHAT: An afternoon of spooky fun featuring games, rides, crafts, a pumpkin patch, hayride, goodie bags, and a haunted house.

RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns 
WHEN: Through Oct. 25, see website for times
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The most unique and iconic family friendly fall event, is lighting up the night once again. Come see more than 5,000 hand-carved illuminated jack-o’-lanterns created by professional artists and sculptors along a 1/3-mile scenic walking trail; all set to an original music score produced exclusively for The RISE! The variety of new and exciting themes created for 2015 is sure to impress both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans.   
WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s spooktacular! 
WANT TO GO? Prices start at $12. 516-252-3392. 

Halloween Family Fun
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 5-7pm
WHERE: The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Enjoy ghoulish art making activities, not-too-scary stories, games in the garden, treats, surprises, and more. Don’t forget to wear a Halloween costume. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
WANT TO GO? $3; free for children younger than 3. 718-359-6227.

Halloween Trunk or Treat and Food Drive
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 31, 3-6:30pm
WHERE: Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens
WHAT: Families can celebrate Halloween in a safe, friendly environment, and help the needy. Volunteers will park their Halloween decorated cars in a secured closed off area of Maple Grove Cemetery. They will open their trunks, or the backs of their vehicles, and pass out candy from their trunks and have participants view their artistic efforts.
WANT TO GO? A donation of canned food requested. 347-878-6614.

Make It: Day of the Dead
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 31, 1:30pm and 3:30pm
WHERE: NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Celebrate the Day of the Dead learning how to create ghastly hot glue jewelry, tiny sugar skull key chains, and more.
WANT TO GO? $15; $12 children ages 2-17. 718-699-0005.

Children’s Halloween Parade
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 31, 12-4pm, parade 1pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Families can show off their costumes and join in QBG’s first-ever Halloween parade through the main grounds. Bring a trick-or-treat bag, then make a botanical craft. Recommended for children ages 3-10.
WANT TO GO? $4; $3 seniors; $2 students with an ID and children older than 3. 718-886-3800.

Halloween Festival 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 31, 4-7pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
WHAT: Celebrate Halloween with hands-on, festive, family-friendly fun. Be sure to wear a costume and join in the fun of mask making, pumpkin piñatas, ghost stories, and Halloween treats. 
WANT TO GO? FREE. 718-463-7700. 

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