There are tons of great free events going on in Queens this coming Halloween weekend and it is worth planning what you are going to do now. Whether it is going to Jackson Heights to see the Halloween parade or checking out Flushing Town Hall's Halloween Remixed. Check out our top picks on where to go on Halloween.
Saturday October 30
Boo at the Zoo
The Queens Zoo in Flushing Meadow Park is having their annual Boo at the Zoo on Saturday, October 30 and on Halloween. In addition to face painting and crafts, children can go trick or treating at the treat stations set up around the zoo, and also see the pumas and the bears get special pumpkins. The first 200 visitors each day will pick and decorate their own Halloween pumpkin, and as an added bonus, children under age 12 and in costume get in free.
53-51 111th Street
New York Hall of Science
1pm and 3pm
Bring your Halloween pumpkin to NYSCI and watch it splat! They will be chucking your basketball-sized pumpkins all afternoon. Free, all ages.
New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street
Queens NY 11368
Halloween Fest at Arrow Field House
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2010
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Celebrate Halloween with fun activities, a haunted house, arts & crafts, face painting, and music. Event is sponsored by HealthPlus.
Arrow Field House
35-30 35th Street
Astoria NY 11006
Haunted Lantern Tours
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join the Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween on a lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten.
Fort Totten Park
Fort Totten, Cross Island Parkway, Totten Road to
Sunday October 31st Halloween Day
Queens Halloween Parade (FREE)
Also on the big day, the annual Jackson Heights Halloween Parade will be held on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights. A much tamer version than the one in the Village, this parade is completely dedicated to kids and their costumes. Itâ€™s a great opportunity for your little ones to dress up and be the center of attention. For more information, call the Jackson Heights Beautification Group at 718-565-5344.
Jackson Heights NY
Hunters Point Forest of Fear
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
1st Annual Hunters Point Forest of Fear , Sunday October 31st 2010 11:30AM to 1:30PM at Andrews Grove Park, 49th Avenue between Vernon Blvd & 5th St. Free event, free trick or treat bags, free 50 minute theatrical puppet show live from our Forest of Fear puppet theatre. The Forest of Fear includes several hand made puppets, Tanya the tree, Belladonna the beautiful fairy, and Clarence the clumsy pirate. Sponsored by the Hunters Point Community Development Corporation/ Hunters Point Merchants Association .To register and print your FREE ticket visit http://www.HuntersPointForestofFear.Com
Andrews Grove Park
49th Ave. between Vernon Blvd & 5th Street
Long Island City N.Y. 11101
Pumpkin Patch at the Queens Botanical Garden
Sunday, October 31, 2010
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Looking for a fun and safe place to take the kids for Halloween? Look no further than the Queens Botanical Garden! Join us on Saturday, October 31 from 1-3 pm for our traditional Pumpkin Patch, which includes activities for the kids and pumpkin painting.
Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street
FREE Halloween Event at Louis Armstrong House Museum
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This Halloween, kids are invited to don their costumes and head over to the Louis Armstrong House Museum for a fun afternoon. Visitors can count on free Halloween treats and the opportunity to make spooky collages (with help from costumed guides). Best costume prizes will be given out every hour. Additionally, kids in their best Louis Armstrong costume can win a one-year family membership to the museum and a copy of Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House book, A Good Night for Ghosts – a story of young Louis Armstrong and the world of jazz.
FREE Trick or Treating and Craft Making from 1 to 4 pm. House tours available at regular admission from noon to 5 pm ($8 adults, $6 seniors & students, children under 4 free).
LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM
34-56 107 Street
Corona NY 11368
Halloween Remixed at FLushing Town Hall – Free
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Celebrate Day of the Dead, Halloween, and All Saints Day with
hands-on festive fun for the whole family! Be sure to wear your costume!
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd.
Flushing NY 11354