2008-10-22 / Features

Queens Halloween Events 2008

COMPILED BY JASMINE HIBBITT

The Amazing Maize Maze at the Queens County Farm Museum The Amazing Maize Maze at the Queens County Farm Museum • Halloween Haunted House and Children's Fall Festival

A haunted house, outdoor games, pony rides and a petting zoo are only the tip of the witch's hat. Craft, food, and drink vendors will keep adults busy while music and dancing will bring everyone together.

• Haunted House: October 24, October 25, October 26

Admission: Haunted House: $4 per person, Hayride: $2 per person

• Pick-Your-Own-Pumpkin: Saturdays and Sundays through October 28, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Admission: Pumpkins priced by weight

• The Amazing Maize Maze: Saturdays and Sundays, through October 26th, 11 a.m -4:30 p.m. Admission: $8 for adults, $4 for children

Location: Queens County Farm Museum, Floral Park

Contact: 718-347-3276

• Halloween Festival

October 25, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Families can take a field day and enjoy games, hayrides, crafts, and ghastly goodies for everyone to take home.

Admission: Free

Rain Date: Sunday October 26

Location: Parade Grounds at Fort Totten Park, Bayside

Contact: 718-352-4793 • Haunted Halloween Lantern Tour

October 25 and October 26, 6:30 p.m.

A tour guide will take you through the unknown darkness of Fort Totten, a Civil War Era fort. It'll put a scare in any skeptic.

Admission: Free

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center at Fort Totten Park, Bayside

Contact: 718-352-1769

Boo at the Zoo

October 25 and October 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Have a day at the Queens Zoo with and participate in a costume parade, face painting, mask making, and all sorts of arts and crafts.

Costume Parade begins at 2 p.m.

Admission: Regular Zoo admission-$6 for adults, $2 for children

Location: Queens Zoo in Flushing Meadows- Corona Park

Contact: 718-271-1500

Flushing Cemetery Tour

October 26, 1 p.m.

Families tour a cemetery with a guide to learn of its rich history and experience the lush surroundings.

Admission: $15 Location: Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead, Flushing

Contact: 718-939-0647

Queens Botanical Garden Pumpkin Patch

October 26, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. Pumpkin painting and decorating for children or adults who are children at heart.

Admission: $8 per pumpkin

Location: Queens Botanical Garden, Flushing

Contact: 718-886-3800

• Family Fun Day at Jamaica Center October 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Art of Fright, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning will host Halloween fun for the kids.

Admission: Free

Location: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Jamaica

Contact: 718-658-7400 x123

• Shocktoberfest

October 30, 4-8 p.m.

Bring your kids, wear your costumes, dance, eat, and scare! There will be a parade and a costume contest for those

competitive participants. Admission: Free Location: Playground For All Children, Flushing Meadows-

Corona Park www.queens.about.com/cs/parks/a/flushing_park.htm

Contact: 718-461-1467

Jackson Heights Halloween Parade

October 31, 5 p.m. The Jackson Heights Beautification Group hosts Halloween Parade. Show off your costume and share in the scare!

Location: Starts at 89th St and ends at 77th St. along 37th Ave, Jackson Heights Contact: 718-565-5344

• Haunted Hike

October 31, 6 p.m. Turn a walk in the woods into a trek of terror with the Urban "Dark" Rangers of Forest Park. Ditch the trail mix and pack some treats!

Admission: Free Location: Forest Park Visitor's Center at Forest Park, Woodhaven Contact: 718-846-2731

• Halloween at the Queens Library

November 1, noon, Halloween Horror Show and Rock Concert will bring frightening fun for any age.

Admission: Free Location: Flushing Library, Flushing Contact: 718-661-1223

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