Family Halloween Events in Queens

Halloween isn’t only about trick or treating. Below we list a number of fun Halloween events for Queens families.

Fright Flight – Halloween Zip Line

October 30, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Ride the zip line and experience weightlessness as if you were a ghost at the Alley Pond Park Adventure Center. Space is limited for this free opportunity so arrive early!

Little Neck Pkwy to Springfield Blvd. on Union Turnpike, 718-217-4685

 

The Halloween Bash

October 29, 2011 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm

It promises to be a great time with inflatable rides, crafts, and music.

A.R.R.O.W. Community Center, 35-30 35th Street, 718-349-0444

 

Spooktacular

October 28 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

Your child can make crafts, visit a haunted house, and pick pumpkins among other Halloween-y things!

Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, 718-353-7853

 

Halloween- Remixed

October 30 at 2:00 PM

The Flushing Town Hall event will include hands-on fun for everyone. Don’t forget to wear your costume!

137-35 Northern Boulevard, 718-463-7700

 

Halloween Festival

October 22 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM

The spooky fun will include games, rides, crafts, pumpkin picking, and a costume contest. Also on October 28 and 29, join the Urban Park Rangers for a haunted lantern tour.

Fort Totten, Cross Island Parkway (Totten Road to 15 Road), Bayside

 

Jackson Heights Halloween Parade

October 31, 2011 at 5:00pm

This annual parade is a favorite among local parents as kids get to walk in the parade wearing their costumes. At the end, they received goodie bags.

Starts at 89th Street on 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights

 

Catapults

October 29 & 30, 2001

For your science buff, celebrate Halloween by catapulting pumpkins hundreds of feet in the air. It’s free with admission.

NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, 718-699-005

 

Children’s Fall Festival & Haunted House

October 30, 2011

Kids can enjoy traditional activities such as sack races, pony rides, and a petting zoo. Admission is $5 per person, although there may be additional costs for certain activities. While you’re there, scare up some fun at the Halloween Haunted House which runs on October 29, 30, and 31. The house is recommended for kids from 4 to 12 and costs $4 per person.

73-50 Little Neck Parkway, 718-347-3276

 

Queens Libraries

Check the Queens Library web site for Halloween events at your neighborhood library.

 

Boo at the Zoo & Family Halloween Party

October 29, 30 & 31, 2011

Enjoy watching the animals get their trick or treats. Your little beast can also pick a pumpkin, get his face painted, and have close encounters of the animal kind! Costumed kids under 12 get free admission. Arrive early, zoo events are always well attended! On Halloween Day from 3 to 4, the zoo will be hosting a Family Halloween Party. Kids can trick or treat around the zoo, make crafts, her stories, and meet the animals. This event is $10 for parents and $3 for little ones. Pre-registration is required. Check out both events here.

Queens Zoo, 53-51 111Street (in Flushing Meadows Park) 718-271-7361

 

Halloween Harvest Festival

October 22, 2011 from 11am to 3pm

This year’s  festival has an Electric Boogaloo theme. In addition to break dancing and funky costume-making, participants can get their face painted in funky fresh fashion, swap out old costumes, and potentially win the annual canine costume contest.

Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, 718-956-1819

 

St. Raphael School’s Halloween Party

October 22, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This Catholic School in Sunnyside will be hosting their annual Halloween Party that will include a haunted house, games, and prizes.

St. Raphael’s School, 48-25 37th Street, Sunnyside

 

Halloween Party Fun

October 28, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The museum and garden will be invaded by creatures and ghosts. Participate in garden games and more for only $2. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Volker Orth Museum and Garden, 149-19 38th Avenue, 718-359-6227

 

 

Sandy Jimenez