Flushing celebrates Halloween with community events at 109th Precinct, Shops at Skyview

Flushing celebrates Halloween
Aileen, with kids Jasper and Karina, at the 109th Precinct’s trick or treat event on Oct. 31.
Photo by Rachel Butler

Children and parents alike put their best costumes on and headed to Flushing for the NYPD’s 109th Precinct’s annual trick-or-treating event on Oct. 31.

The 109th Precinct held the event from 3 to 6 p.m. for local children to come together, get some free candy and to have an opportunity to meet the local NYPD officers. 

A dinosaur joined the fun at the 109th Precinct.Photo by Rachel Butler
The 109th Precinct drew big crowds for its annual Halloween event.Photo by Rachel Butler

The building was full at 3 p.m., with local kids taking full advantage of the opportunity for free candy. The children showed off their Halloween spirit by donning creative costumes ranging from Disney princesses, to pumpkins and more.

Denise Winters, vice president of the 109th Precinct Community Council, was busy making sure each kid got enough candy. 

“We buy candy every single year and we make a lot of kids happy,” Winters told QNS. “Today is a great day for the kids to get to know the officers, which is a great thing.”

The 109th Precinct was ready to welcome trick-or-treaters.Photo by Rachel Butler

A stone’s throw away from the 109th Precinct, The Shops at Skyview kicked off its Halloween celebration at 4 p.m. with a DJ, costume contest and photo opportunities. 

Revelers celebrated Halloween at the The Shops at Skyview.Photo by Rachel Butler
The Shops at Skyview was filled with Halloween displays.Photo by Rachel Butler

At 4 p.m., there was already a long queue of kids in costumes with their parents waiting for their opportunity to take a photo and enjoying the Halloween music.

The event lasted until 4 p.m.