Queens Councilman Robert Holden’s “Trunk or Treat” event is returning to Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village for the second consecutive year on Saturday, Oct. 29.
The event will be held on 80th Street between Juniper Boulevard North and South and will feature lots of games, a DJ, a hay maze and tons of candy. There will be vehicles with candy in their trunks, making it a safer alternative for younger kids than regular trick-or-treating and a great opportunity for kids and parents to celebrate Halloween alongside their community, according to Holden’s office.
Last year the event had a massive turnout and the councilman’s team expects this year to have an even bigger crowd, according to Holden’s Director of Communications Kevin Ryan.
“The councilman loves Halloween and loves seeing all the kids out in their costumes having a good time,” Ryan said. “Especially after being cooped up for so long after the pandemic and he is very happy that they will be able to do this again.”
Holden’s team is still looking for more vehicles to participate this year. The councilman’s office will provide candy, but participants are more than welcome to bring their own to give out, Ryan said.
If you are interested in registering your car for this event or need more information, RSVP by emailing Deputy Chief of Staff Alicia Vaichunas at AVaichunas@council.nyc.gov or by calling 718-366-3900.
This event is being held in collaboration with the East Coast Car Association and NYC Parks Department. Trunk or Treat is funded by the councilman’s office and various generous community organizations.