Halloween Parties For Kids In Queens 2017
Fun Parties Open To Public In Queens
There are quite a few events and Halloween parties planned for kids in Queens this year. Costume Parties, mask making, parades and entertainment abound for kids in Queens.
This report will focus on the kids Halloween parties and events, giving you a sampling of possible Halloween party venues and events around the borough of Queens on Halloween Weekend 2017.
In the photo to your right is a scene from the Halloween party at Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria / LIC a few years back [page preview only]. In the photo to your right is a woman with painted face from the Boo Spooktacular Halloween party at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing a few years ago [page].
Halloween Parties For Kids In Queens 2017
Things To Do Halloween Weekend In Queens With Kids
Halloween weekend is almost here. In prior years the weather forecast for the weekend calls for highs in the 50's and lows in the 40's and this year, it appears to be about ten degrees warmer. Oftentimes it rains, but no rain is in the forecast for this Halloween weekend 2017 on Friday or Saturday.
All of the parties mentioned below are free unless otherwise specified. Also click to the Queens Events section of this site which also includes things to do including Halloween parties in Queens.
In some cases we've added map links for your convenience, and you can find reports with photos of most of these locations by using the search function in the upper left corner of this site.
I. Halloween Parties For Kids In Astoria Queens
* Socrates Sculpture Park throws a weekend Halloween Party in Astoria / LIC. They will have things like face painting, craft making workshops, a canine parade, music and foodis available for sale. There will be a performance by Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Nueva York. This year it runs from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, October 28th and it's free.
* On Saturday, October 28th at Athens Square Park at 30th Avenue and 30th Street in Astoria there's a Halloween Party from 1 to 3 pm and a film screening of Hocus Pocus from 6 to 8 pm and both are free.
* The United Community Civic Association is hosting a Childrens Halloween Costume Party in Astoria on Tuesday, October 31st. It runs from 5.30 - 8.30 pm at the Central Restaurant Lounge at 20-30 Steinway Street in Astoria. There will be hot dogs, soda and prizes for costumes. Children must be under age 12 only and they must be accompanied by an adult and I believe it's free.
* On Sunday, October 29th, there's a Halloween parade in Astoria - starting at Ditmars Blvd & 31st Street at 12 noon and marching to Astoria Park where the 2nd annual CALDC Halloween Celebration begins on the Great Lawn at the same time. There will be music, puppets, cotton candy, balloon twisting, face painting and pumpkins and it's free, ending about 2.30 pm.
* In the photo to your right is the Astoria Haunted Halloween House on 26th Street just south of Ditmars near St. John's Preparatory School. Photo credit Amy Hsieh.
* There's an Astoria Haunted Halloween House from 4.30 pm to 10.30 pm [for outside viewing only] along 26th Street between Ditmars & 23rd Avenue which will be up through October 31st.
* We also see trick or treaters out on October 31st along Ditmars Blvd, Steinway Street and 30th Avenue in Astoria.
II. Halloween Parties in College Point & Bayside Queens
* On Sunday, October 29th, the Bayside BID is hosting a Halloween Playland from 11 am to 4 pm at the 41st Avenue Green off Bell Blvd near the LIRR train station. The event includes spookytime telling at 11 am and pumpkins and crafts and it's free.
* We have also seen trick or treaters out on October 31st along Bell Blvd in Bayside.
* The Poppenhusen Institute had hosted the [now] 148 year old Haunted House in College Point over the Halloween Weekend. In prior years people were encouraged to wear costumes and there pumpkins and crafts are for sale. But they have lost their funding, and contrary to Queens Borough Melinda Katz's campaign pledge to institute a process to save Queens landmarks, she appears to have done nothing in this regard. In the first four years of her occupancy Queens has seen the opportunity for the borough to acquire the Steinway Mansion slip away, the complete demolition of the early 20th century movie theater on 82nd Street in Jackson Heights, and now the Poppenhusen Institute appears to be in jeopardy. And there's more to come.
III. Halloween Parties For Kids In Flushing / Corona Queens
* The Voelker Orth Museum at 149-19 38th Avenue in Flushing is hosting a Spookly Storytelling in the 19th century Victorian Home from 5 to 7 pm [$4 / $10 for family].
* The Bowne House at 37-01 Bowne Street in Flushing had hosted a Halloween event for kids in a prior year - but I couldn't find anything for this year.
* The Queens Museum of Art hosts a Diwali celebration for families on Sunday, October 29th from 1 to 4.30 pm. The event includes lamp making, and Indian traditions performances. Either free or free with admission [$5].
* The Flushing Town Hall hosts a Diwali celebration on Sunday, October 29th from 1 to 4 pm. The event includes Kathak and Bhangra dance performances. Either free or free with admission [$5].
Also see Louis Armstrong House Halloween Party in Corona in Jackson Heights section below.
IV. Halloween Parties For Kids In Jackson Heights / Corona Queens
* On Tuesday, October 31st, the Jackson Heights Beautification Group [JHBG] hosts a parade on Halloween day that begins at 5 pm on 37th Avenue at about 89th Street and marches west to 76th Street. It's the biggest Halloween Day Parade in the western section of Queens. In the photo to your right are parade viewers at the JHBG Halloween Day Parade in Jackson Heights.
V. Halloween Parties For Kids in Jamaica Queens
King Manor hosts a fall festival, although it's not exactly a Halloween party, it is a fall activity for the kids. And the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning hasn't notified us of any specific event this year, but they have hosted related events in the past.
* On Thursday, October 26th there's a Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning Benefit entitled Celebrating Creative Jamaica that runs from 7 to 10 pm at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue [$125 - $250 / proceeds go to JCAL]. It's not really for Halloween, but it is for a good cause for kids in the community.
Halloween Parties For Kids In LIC Queens
* See Socrates Sculpture Park above for Halloween Party in Astoria / LIC. Also see our related report on Halloween Parties in Queens for adults.
* The annual LIC Halloween trick or treat along Vernon Blvd in LIC begins at 12 noon at 50th Avenue at Vernon Blvd on Sunday, October 29th. You can see the parents all dressed up, like in the photo to your right, which was taken a few years ago. The parade is organized by the parents at PS / IS 78 and ends at 46th Avenue and 5th Street.
VI. Halloween Parties For Kids In Sunnyside & Woodside Queens
* On Saturday, October 28th, Woodside On The Move is hosting Woodside 6th Annual Halloween Pet Parade from 11 am to 2 pm beginning at the Skillman Ave pet shop near 50th Street to Windmuller Park in Woodside at 39th Drive and 52nd Street. There's a costume contest, as well as games, nutrition, training and health for your pets running and in the past this cost a $5 registration but that wasn't included in the posting this year so dunno.
* We frequently see trick or treaters out with their parents along Queens Blvd, Roosevelt Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue on October 31st. In the photo to your right is the father of a child who was trick or treating on Queens Blvd in Sunnyside a few years back.
Maps & Contact Info For Kids Halloween Activities in Queens
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Also use the Business Directory for contact information including telephone numbers and website links.
Lastly, see our related report on Halloween parties in Queens for adults.
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