Why wander around aimlessly with your little ones looking for the right spot to get tons of candy? This year we have the top picks on where to bring your kids for some super Halloween fun. Trick or Treat with the animals at the Queens Zoo or find the best neighborhoods to get the most candy right here.
1. Queens Zoo
Trick or Treat with your animal friends at the Queens Zoo. With treat stations throughout the zoo and spine-tingling surprises, the animals receive scrumptious Halloween treats and so do the kids. Enjoy face-painting and crafts and stop by the Farm to visit our festively decorated Haunted Habitat. Children ages 12 and under in costume get free admission when accompanied by an adult!
2. Queens Center Mall
Mall wide trick or treat will take place on Halloween form 12pm-2pm. Since Halloween is on a Sunday this year, the mall is sure to be filled with great costumes and fun things to do. With easy to locate bathrooms, places to eat, and sit down, the mall is a great place to take your little ones who may run out of steam.
3. Kew Gardens Queens
The Co Ops in Kew Gardens open their doors to trick or treaters of all ages on Halloween. The best building to start at is the Roger Williams on Lefferts Blvd. and Austin St. Inside the building you will find Halloween posters on every door who wants to receive trick or treaters. The building also has a yearly Halloween party that is open to the public.
Most Astoria kids trick or treat at the stores along the main streets like Steinway, Broadway, 30th ave, and Ditmars. The kids who want to trick or treat at houses can check out Crescent St between Hoyt and Ditmars, there are a lot of families that decorate on this block and sit outside waiting for the little ones on the earlier side of the day.
5. Middle Village
This neighborhood is a prime spot for some sweet treats. Some residents start decorating their houses for Halloween at the end of September. The blocks around Juniper Valley Park are your best bet.
6. Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills
The stores and restaurants that line Metropolitan Avenue are a great spot for candy hunters. A lot of the stores have been there for years, and you won’t really find big corporations. It’s more “mom & pop” than Target. Plus, you can hit up Eddie’s Sweet Shoppe if you haven’t satisfied your sweet tooth.
7. 166th Street between 45th and 46th Avenues in Flushing
Residents of this Flushing block take trick or treating to the next level. Every year, the entire block hands out candy to over 700 kids, and each year the turn out gets bigger and bigger. Last year, they even had a band playing live music. This is definitely a sight to see.