QNS Weekender: Eight things to do in Queens this weekend

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Check out these spook-tastic events around the borough on Halloweekend weekend! Here are eight things to do in Queens:


Before doing anything in person, get tested for COVID-19 and get vaccinated and boosted! Also, don’t forget to wear your mask indoors and socially distance wherever possible.

To slow the spread of COVID-19, the New York City Department of Health suggests getting tested often. Here is where you can find several places in Queens to get tested this weekend:

Friday, Oct. 28

Amanecer: Halloween Reggaeton Party (BierWax) 

Come to this Halloween party where a portion of ticket profits will go to helping Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Fiona. Admission $25. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. 16-80 Madison St. 

Saturday, Oct. 29

Haunted Highland Park Trail of Horrors (Ridgewood Reservoir)

Check out the haunted secrets of this Highland Park path… if you dare! East Causeway at Ridgewood Reservoir will be transformed into a wild urban nightmare.  Follow signs from the Vermont Place parking lot to the North entrance of the East Causeway to start. Small groups will be guided through the horror trail at 6 p.m. with the last group at 8 p.m. Free. 58-2 Vermont Place. 

Halloween Chocolate Making Workshop (Did You Khado Cooking Classes)

Learn how to make some delicious chocolate with your kids! Attendees will be provided with their own cooking station with a variety of ingredients and Halloween themed molds to make their chocolate creation. Come wearing your Halloween Costume and take Retro Polaroids in our Experiential Kitchen. 152-11 89th Avenue12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Admission: $49

Sunday, Oct. 30

Halloween on the Farm (Queens County Farm Museum)

Featuring The Amazing Maize Maze – NYC’s only corn maze, Live DJ dance party with DJ Still1, trick-or-treating with the farm animals (nine stations), a Spooky farmhouse experience, Halloween hayrides, an Adopt-a-worm composting program, ghastly crafts and Halloween costume contest. Advance tickets recommended. Online tickets required; no ticket sales at the door. General Admission: $20/person. Free for ages 3 & under. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Bayside Historical Society’s Totten Trot 5K Foot Race (Fort Totten Park)

The Totten Trot is an annual Halloween-themed race that takes place along the waterfront in historic Fort Totten Park on Little Neck Bay in Bayside. Parker Jewish Institute will host a Health and Wellness Exhibition to share information about local services and support and resources to keep you moving forward.

Halloween at the Garden (Queens Botanical Garden)

Come for a festive, spooky afternoon of Halloween fun with garden flare! Little ones show off their Halloween costumes, walk our Trick-or-Treat Trail, make crafts, and enjoy live performances—including a magic show! Adults 21+ can enjoy harvest beers and ciders for purchase at the Beer & Wine Garden. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets: Adults – $6, Seniors (age 62+) – $4, Students with ID – $4, Children (ages 4 to 12) – $2, Children (3 and under) – FREE, Members – FREE.*

College Point Halloween Parade (Corner of 14 Ave & College Point Blvd.)

For the 2nd annual parade, enjoy bouncy houses for the children, candy bags, pony rides, NY Police Dept. Marching Band and Color Guard, pizza, cotton candy and much more. The parade will end at MacNeil Park along 5th Avenue. Free. Begins at 2 p.m.  

All Weekend

A Haunting in Hollis (211-17 Hollis Ave.)

Navigate through the dark as zombies and ghouls lurk in the shadows eagerly waiting for you to make a wrong turn. The walk through consists of two-car bloody garages, the “dungeon,” 13 rooms filled with horror, over 20 live actors, AND two 40ft pitch black (even in daylight) outdoor mazes with dead ends. For more information, check out ahauntinginhollis.com. MANDATORY Hold Harmless Waivers must be presented for entrance. Tickets on Eventbrite