QNS Weekender: Five things to do in Queens this weekend

QNS Weekender
The Queens County Farm Museum hosts its 39th annual Queens County fair with carnival rides, hay rides, farm games, a corn maze and other activities around the farm. (Photo by Paul Frangipane)
Grab a jacket and enjoy these outdoor events before it’s too late! Here are five things to do in Queens this weekend:

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. 21

Movie Under the Stars: Hocus Pocus (Francis Lewis Park) 

“Three 17th-century witches, hanged for their murderous crimes, are resurrected on Halloween in modern-day Salem by an unsuspecting boy, who must now figure out how to get them back in the ground.” In the spirit of Halloween, grab a blanket and celebrate with this comedy when the sunsets. Free. Lawn Area in Francis Lewis Park. 6:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Long Island City Run with Jaeki Cho (MOMA PS1)

Join Queens-native and content creator, Jaeki Cho, for a day of running led by Queens Distance Runners with local run collectives–Run Hustle Run, WEPA, We Run Hollis, World’s Fair Run Crew, and Goldfinger Track Club. After a stretch session and a 5K run, handmade Jamaican patties by Branch Patty and fresh juice from local favorite Fresh Pick will be provided. Free. 22-25 Jackson Avenue Long Island City Queens, NY 11101. 10 a.m.

King Manor Museum Fall Festival 

Come enjoy the Fall air as we celebrate Spooky Season! In addition to the pumpkin patch from Queens County Farm and rum tasting with the historic Neir’s Tavern, this year collaborated with Queens Fiber Arts. They will provide workshops for basic knitting and finger knitting throughout the event. Vendors include Growing Up Green, Designs by Yasmen, and Big Apple Knitters Guild. Free. 150-03 Jamaica Ave. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Sunday, Oct. 23 

Central Astoria LDC Annual Batty Over Halloween Celebration (Great Lawn in Astoria Park) 

Join us for our 7th Annual Batty Over Halloween Celebration with an afternoon of arts and crafts, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon artists, performances, and more! Free. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 

All weekend 

Friday, Oct. 21: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Saturday, Oct. 22: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Sunday, Oct. 23: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Amazing Maize Maze (Queens County Farm) 

New York City’s only corn maze is waiting for you! Begin at the Stalk Talk and get ready for a journey of finding clues, solving puzzles, and mazing your way to Victory Bridge – where the 3-acre living labyrinth is revealed. Online tickets required on Eventbrite for $12; $8 (ages 4–11); free for ages 3 & under.

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