Halloween Events for Kids in Queens – 2013 Edition

Halloween is one of the best times to be in NYC. There are so many different events and ways families can celebrate here! Here are is our Halloween Events in NYC for Kids Round Up!




The Haunted Pumpkin Garden 
Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more await discovery at every turn in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. This year’s display includes more than 500 intricately carved pumpkins.
When: September 21st – October 31st  2013 starting at 10am
Where: New York Botanical Garden, Southern Blvd. and Bronx Park E.

Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure
The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is bringing Hansel and Gretel to life again with puppets! Follow the duo as they sing and dance in this Halloween themed production! Tickets are $5 for kids 12 and under, $8 for adults. For more info, click here. Reservations are required. Suitable for kids ages 3-9.
When: October 1 – November 2, 2013 at 10:30 am
Where: The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, Central Park

Ascarium: Pirates!
The NY Aquarium is turning into the Ascarium for their annual Halloween festivities. This year, everything is pirate themed! Kids can go to pirate school, listen to live music, storytelling, arts and crafts, and more. And kids 12 and under in costume get in for free with adult admission!
When: Saturdays and Sundays, October 13th- 28th, 11:30am – 4:30pm
Where: NY Aquarium, Surf Avenue & West 8th Street, Brooklyn

Haunted House 2013 in College Point
If you’ve ever seen the Poppenhusen Institute, you know it’s one of the coolest looking buildings in Queens, and has been standing for 144 years! Visit their creepy haunted house for surprises, food and drink, and a lot more. Plus, you can even take a picture in one of their old jail cells! Not suitable for kids under 6. Admission is $8 per person.
When: Date TBD
Where: Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road, College Point

Fall Harvest Festival in Forest Hills 
Celebrate fall with games, music, pumpkins, and more.
WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Forest Park

Halloween Festival in Bayside

Come join us for a day of spooky fun including rides, craft projects, a costume contest, free giveaways and much more.
WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
WHERE: 33rd Road and 215th Place

Halloween Festival at Fort Totten
Games, rides, craft projects, costume contest, hay rides, pumpkin patch, goodie bags, and more!
When: TBD
Where: Fort Totten Park, Parade Grounds, Cross Island Pkwy. bet. Totten Ave. and 15 Rd.

Halloween Harvest Festival in Long Island City
You and your family can make your own costumes, enjoy live music, and even enter your pooch into a costume contest at this fest in Socrates Sculpture Park. And it’s all free! Also, be sure to check out GrowNYC’s costume swap going on too.
When: Saturday, October 19th 2013 11am – 3pm
Where: Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard at Broadway, Long Island City

Halloween Haunted House
The Queens County Farm’s annual Haunted House is back! This year, be sure to take a hayride after experiencing the thrills and chills! Recommended for ages 4-12. Admission is $4 per person
When: Friday, October 26th – Sunday, October 28th 2013  from 4pm – 7pm
Where: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park

Haunted Lantern Tours
Park Rangers will take you on a tour of the fort while telling haunted ghost stories. How cool/creepy is that?!
When: October 25th, & October 26th 2013 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Fort Totten, Cross Island Pkwy. bet. Totten Ave. and 15 Rd.

Halloween Craft Workshop
Kids and their families are invited for a free Halloween craft workshop outside in Louis’s Garden.  Kids in costume will get a jump-start on collecting their candy! At 3pm, prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Live Jazz from the Louis Armstrong House Stompers will swing in the Garden too. It will be a spooktacular event! Admission is $10.00, $7.00 for seniors, students and children; and free for LAHM members and children under 4. Groups with reservations enjoy a discount on admission. The rain date for this event is planned for Sunday, October 28th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
When: TBD
Where: Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th Street in Corona

Boo at the Zoo
This annual Halloween event is back! Kids can get their faces painted, see how the animals celebrate Halloween in their own ways, and more! (Note: Boo at the Bronx Zoo is happening every weekend through Sunday October 28th)
When: TBD
Where: Queens Zoo, Flushing Meadows Park, Corona; Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn; Bronx Zoo, Bronx River Parkway and Boston Road

Halloween Festivities
Kids can enjoy trick or treating, hearing stories, and more at the zoo! Plus, there will be spooky animal presentations too!
When: Wednesday, October 31st, 3-5pm
Where: Queens Zoo, Flushing Meadows Park, Corona

Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch at Queens Botanical Garden

Music, nature and garden walks, composting demos, food, crafts and beer — plus the Children’s Activity Table sponsored by TD Bank. Stay tuned for details.
WHEN: Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Queens Botanical Garden  43-50 Main Street  Queens