Boo! The 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular Benefit

On Saturday, October 22, from 2-5pm Artists, Ghouls and Guests will transform the Queens Museum of Art for the 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular Benefit. The Spooktacular transforms the Museum into a magical and chilling Halloween extravaganza.

Beginning with their abnormally over-sized elevator-turned-eerie-entrance, artists will alter the entire second floor of the Museum into a spooky little Halloween world. Their “Fiendish Family Activities” include Halloween-themed art making workshops all day, a costume parade, pumpkin carving, story-telling, face painting, tarot card reading, a large scale ghoul vs. goblin battle drawing, and an awesome, creepy photo booth. Don’t forget to buy a ticket to the Reeper Raffle with prizes including a signed copy of Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick, admission to one session of their summer camp for one child and $100 gift certificate towards Made-in-Queens merchandise in the gift shop.

This is an opportunity for families to show off their creative costumes or ghoulish gowns (which are a must upon entry), enjoy all the family fun activities and benefit the museum at the same time. Ticket prices are $75.00 per family (up to six family members including two adults) and any additional adult or child is only $5.00. Your ticket price also includes a one-year family membership to the museum, a 20% discount in the museum gift shop, and one entry into the Reeper Raffle.

In addition to the raffle, you are invited to enter into the Craziest, Craftiest Costume Contest for a chance to win one family ticket to the 2nd Annual Boo Spectacular. Simply send a photo of your best homemade Halloween costume by Wednesday, October 19th at 5pm. You can send it in an email to:

BONUS POINTS for those that are Queens Museum related, like having the Panorama, Unisphere, Watershed, Tiffany glass, Detroit Disassembled, or Wonderstruck somehow incorporated into your creation.

So tap into your creative side this Halloween and show off your best costume at the 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular Benefit and be a part of a special family event at the Queens Museum of Art. The Queens Museum of Art is located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and is housed in the New York City Building that was constructed for the 1939 World’s Fair. For more information about the Halloween Benefit, or to purchase tickets online go to: Boo Spectacular 2011


Robert Cooper