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Halloween set to scream through the borough

There are tons of Halloween-themed events on tap throughout the borough.
Courtesy of HolidayEvents.us
By Emma Miller

Halloween is almost here, and Queens has lots of fun events for the whole family.

From haunted houses to parades, here are some activities for you to enjoy no matter what neighborhood you live in.

Friday, Oct. 26
Haunted Lantern Tours — The park rangers at Fort Totten will once again be leading Haunted Lantern Tours to celebrate the season.
When: Friday, Oct. 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Fort Totten Park Water Battery

Saturday, Oct. 27
Boo at the Zoo — The Queens Zoo is holding its annual “Boo at the Zoo.” Kids can collect candy for completing activities as well as make a Halloween craft and hear a spooky story. There will also be animals to meet throughout the afternoon.
When: Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Queens Zoo
Cost: Included with general admission

Halloween Festival — Fort Totten will host its annual Halloween Festival at the parade grounds. Enjoy games, rides, crafts and more. The festival also includes a pumpkin patch and a costume contest.
When: Saturday, Oct. 27, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Glen Oaks branch of Queens Library, 256-04 Union Turnpike
Cost: Free

Halloween Harvest Festival — The annual Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park includes costume making, face painting and a costume contest for dogs. This year, the theme is Fet Gede, the Haitian Festival of the Ancestors, so the festival will feature special food and performances.
When: Saturday, Oct. 27, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Socrates Sculpture Park

Haunted House — The Queens County Farm Museum will once again be having its haunted house. Come Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m., or visit during Sunday’s fall festival. The fall festival includes hayrides, pony rides, a petting zoo, a corn maze and more. Tickets are $20 and include all events from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
When: Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Queens County Farm Museum
Cost: $4

Haunted Lantern Tours — The park rangers at Fort Totten will once again be leading Haunted Lantern Tours to celebrate the season.
When: Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Fort Totten Park Water Battery

Sunday, Oct. 28
Halloween Family Fun Day — Cunningham Park Farmers Market will be having a Halloween Family Fun Day. There will be pumpkin painting, trick-or-treating and a costume parade for kids along with the normal vendors.
When: Sunday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Cunningham Park Farmers Market

Boo at the Zoo — The Queens Zoo is holding its annual “Boo at the Zoo.” Kids can collect candy for completing activities as well as make a Halloween craft and hear a spooky story. There will also be animals to meet throughout the afternoon.
When: Sunday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Queens Zoo
Cost: Included with general admission

Fall Festival — The Queens County Farm Museum will once again be having its annual fall festival. The fall festival includes hayrides, pony rides, a petting zoo, a corn maze and more. Tickets are $20 and include all events from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
When: Sunday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Queens County Farm Museum
Cost: $20

Shocktoberfest — Flushing Meadows Corona Park is hosting its annual Shocktoberfest on Oct. 28 as well. This event has music, games, rides, pumpkins and more. All kids in attendance will receive a goodie bag while supplies last.
When: Sunday, Oct. 28, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Halloween Family Fun Day— The Halloween Family Fun Day includes stories, magic, pumpkin decorating, crafts, inflatables and more.
When: Sunday, Oct. 28, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Corner of 41st Avenue and Bell Boulevard

Halloween Celebration — Celebrate Halloween early at the Queens Botanical Garden. This event includes trick-or-treating, crafts, face painting, a magic show and a costume dance party. Carnivorous plants will be on display as well. Most activities are included with QBG admission.
When: Sunday, Oct. 28, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Queens Botanical Garden

Cartoons at the Voelker Orth Museum— If you are looking for something a little different this Halloween, the Voelker Orth Museum will be showing spooky old cartoons from the 1920s and 30s. There will also be supplies to make masks and flip books.
When: Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3:30 p.m.
Where: Voelker Orth Museum
Cost: $4 per person or $10 per family

Wednesday, Oct. 31
Spooktacular Celebration — The Alley Pond Environmental Center will be having a Spooktacular Celebration for young children on Halloween. Kids ages 18 months to four years old can come in costume for games, crafts and pumpkin picking. They will also be able to meet a turtle and a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center
Cost: $16

Halloween Parade — For the 28th year in a row, Jackson Heights will be having its Halloween parade. This is the second largest Halloween parade in New York City. Kids can start lining up at 4:30 p.m. on 89th St. and 37th Ave. The parade goes down to 76th St. where goodie bags will be handed out.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m.
Where: 89th Street and 37th Avenue to 76th Street

Glendale Halloween March — All are invited to take part in one of the oldest Halloween parades in the city in Glendale .Costumed spectators of all ages will head west on Myrtle Avenue to the parking lot of Stop & Shop supermarket at Cypress Hills Street. The parade will close with a ceremony featuring prizes and raffles.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m.
Where: Corner of 69th Street and Myrtle Avenue

Halloween Ragamuffin Parade — The Maspeth Lions Club is set to host its annual Halloween Ragamuffin Parade. Kids walk from the Mt. Olivet Cemetery main gate to the Maspeth Federal Savings parking lot and receive candy. There will also be prizes for the best costumes.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m.
Where: Parade marches from Mt. Olivet Cemetery to the Maspeth Federal Savings

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