Queens Halloween Parties Parades & Events In Queens NYC

Oct 28, 2023 at 12:15 am by mikewood

Queens Halloween Parties, Parades & Events in Queens NYC 2023

Halloween Parties, Parades & Events in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Corona, Elmhurst, Jamaica & Flushing

queens halloween parties queens nycUPDATED _ October 28, 2023 from 10.16.23 / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Restaurants & Bars / Queens Buzz NYC.

Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, so there are likely to be a number of events that hit the preceding weekend. Here's a listing of some of the fun Halloween parties and events open to the public in Queens.

There are a lot of parties planned for Halloween Weekend and Halloween Day this year. There are costume parties and live music for adults, and parades and parties for the kids. This report will provide you with a sampling of party opportunities for adults in the borough of Queens surrounding the Halloween holiday. And this page also includes links to the kids Halloween parties in Queens, as well as Halloween parties in other boroughs.

The photo to your right was taken of a Halloween party crowd in Queens in an earlier year. Halloween allows the latent artist and theatrical actor in us all, to come out of its inhibition. In earlier times it was said that masquerade events were to give the upper and lower classes a chance to mingle without being scandalized - as everyone was in costume.

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Halloween Parties, Parades & Events in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Corona, Elmhurst, Jamaica & Flushing

UPDATED _ October 28, 2023 from 10.16.23 / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Restaurants & Bars / Queens Buzz NYC. Continued.

Halloween is nearly here, so it's time to review your plans for a costume as well as for places to go. The normal weather around the time of Halloween is usually about 65 during the day time and around 50 at night. It's too early to tell what the precipitation will be as we approach Halloween, but we provide weather updates each Friday on the front page of this site which you can access by clicking the header above.

Some of the parties mentioned below are free, and those which are not free have been specified. Also click to the Queens Things To Do section of this site [or front page mentioned above] which also includes some of the parades and / or Halloween parties in Queens.

The photo to your right below was taken at a Halloween Party in Astoria a few years back.


DONE. A change in report date will indicate an update.



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Halloween Parties, Parades & Events

in Astoria & Queens NYC


Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden BHBG Halloween Party in Astoria Queens NYC

halloween parties in astoria1) Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 9 pm to 3 am - Haunted Hall After Dark

2) Saturday & Sunday, October 28 & 29, 2023 - no times published

Description. 1) Haunted Hall After Dark _ Cocktails, Costumes & Guest DJ's. Queens Halloween costume parties in Astoria NYC.

2) Halloweekend _ The BHBG is hosting a Halloween party on Saturday & Sunday. They will have pumpkin picking, a costume contest and drink specials. It looks to be a daytime event for families and kids in their spacious beer garden.

Location. At 29-19 24th Avenue in Astoria. The Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden Halloween party in Astoria is a century old historic site and home to one of the oldest and most spacious outdoor beer gardens in Queens & NYC.

Contact. https://bohemianhall.com - Tel 718.274.4925

Socrates Sculpture Park Halloween Harvest Festival - Halloween Events in LIC / Astoria

Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 12 noon - 5 pm - Halloween Harvest Festival including Pumpkin Carving & Dog Costume Contests

Description. A Halloween party / event which they describe as follows:

"... Halloween Harvest Festival is back with the 3rd annual “Flight of the Gourds” pumpkin carving contest and compost catapult as well as the cutest and spookiest dog costume contest around, presented by Chateau le Woof ... Celebrate the autumn season with workshops, music and food vendors. It’s a Halloween like no other that can only be experienced at Socrates Sculpture Park ...". Queens Halloween parties and events in Astoria NYC.

Location. 32-01 Vernon Blvd at Broadway on the East River in Astoria / LIC.

Contact. https://socratessculpturepark.org

Astoria Kids Halloween - Batty over Halloween Celebration in Queens NYC

Sunday, October 29, 2022 from 1 - 4 pm - Batty Over Halloween Party

Description. The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition is hosting a Halloween event which they describe as follows:

" ... featuring balloon artists, stilt walkers, arts & crafts, free treats, as well as performances by  Art House Astoria Conservatory For Music and Art, Fiddle Foxes, Lucky Duck Puppets [show] and more ... ". Queens Halloween parties in Astoria NYC.

Location. On the great lawn in Astoria Park at 19th Street and 23rd Avenue in Astoria Park Queens NYC.

Contact. https://www.centralastoria.org / FB - https://www.facebook.com/centralastoria/

I BELIEVE THIS WAS DISCONTINUED _ Astoria Kids Halloween Parade in Queens NYC

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition created an event [above] which may have been designed to serve as a viable alternative.

OLD / NOTE DATE & YEAR _ Sunday, October 20, 2019 beginning at 12 noon

Description. The last time this parade was held was in 2019. It was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, didn't return in 2021 and there's no sign of it this year. Queens Halloween parades in Astoria NYC.

Location. Begins at Ditmars & 31st Street and marches down 31st Street to Astoria Park where there's an outdoor party.


Halloween Parties, Parades & Events

in Long Island City LIC Queens NYC


The Masked Marvelous Costume Ball in Long Island City Queens NYC

halloween parties in lic queens long island city Tuesday, October 24, 2023 from 6 to 10 pm

Description. The Masked Marvelous Ball Halloween Party is going to be held at the Materials For The Arts this year, for the first time in their warehouse since the pandemic. It's an artsy Halloween tradition, inclusive of roving musicians, local cuisine and beverages. Proceeds go to recycling materials through art projects. Tickets are $175 - $350 and in the past they generally sold out.

Location. On the 3rd floor at 33-00 on Northern Blvd in LIC near Sunnyside & Astoria in Queens. Queens Halloween costume parties in LIC, NYC.

Contact. https://www.materialsforthearts.org // Tel 718.729.3001 [Tel used to end w/ x.2047]

Culture Lab / Plaxall Gallery - Halloween in Long Island City Queens NYC

Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 6.30 to 11 pm, with an After Party until

Description. This isn't a Halloween party, per se, but rather a Gala fundraising event. There will be live performances, food and drinks with the proceeds going to support the Culture Lab. The Dress Code is "... fancy, funky, creative ...". Admission is $150 for the main event and there's an After Party ticket for $75.

Location. Next to the Plaxall Gallery at 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens NYC. Halloween costume parties in LIC Queens NYC.

Contact. https://www.culturelablic.org/

The LIC Bar at 45-58 Vernon Blvd at 45th Avenue confirmed that - as usual - they're doing a low key Halloween costume party on Halloween night with music and drink specials. We did a story on a similar party there in a prior year - LIC Bar hosts a pre-Halloween party in LIC. They have a court yard / outdoor space. https://www.licbar.com/

LIC Kids Halloween Party in Long Island City Queens NYC

Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 4 to 8.30 pm - LIC Queens Halloween Party NYC

Description. Kids Halloween party, parade and trick or treat in Long Island City LIC Queens. They describe the event as follows: " ... a Halloween celebration, featuring a screening of Hocus Pocus, and activities including costume contests for kids and pets, costume parades, pumpkin decorating (while supplies last), and more Halloween activities ... Halloween activities start at 4 pm at Frank Ottomanelli’s on the Water, and Hocus Pocus will start around 6:30pm on the Oval. The event is presented in partnership with Frank Ottomanelli’s on the Water, and Hocus Pocus is sponsored by Nest Seekers...". It's worth mentioning that the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy and the PS/IS 78 PTA usually play a role in helping organize this. Free.

Historically. In prior years the PS/IS 78 PTA had organized a parade along Vernon Blvd, followed by an after party which in 2021 took place where the LIC Flea & Food market used to operate. Halloween parties, parades and events in Queens NYC.

Location. At F. Ottomanelli by the Water which is located between the East River and Center Blvd in Hunters Point Park alonside the Oval, which lies between Borden and 54th Avenues in Long Island City Queens NYC.

Contact. https://www.hunterspointparks.org / https://www.psis78pta.org

2023 APPEARS DISCONTINUED _ MoMA PS1 Halloween Ball in LIC Queens NYC

If I am not mistaken, their last Halloween Party was in 2019. I think that may well be the end of it.

OLD / NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Friday, October 25, 2019 from 8 pm - 12 midnight

Description. The 8th Annual MoMA PS1 Halloween Ball which this year is again entitled Halloween Ball with Suzanne Bartsch: Cirque de Musee at MoMA PS1. The party includes live musical performances by 7 artists / groups. Admission $55 includes two expedited drinks and the $20 / $18 lower priced tickets have already sold out. Halloween costume parties in LIC Queens NYC.

After party tickets still available at eventbrite using this search string to find the page - susanne-bartschs-moma-ps1-halloween-ball-after-party-valley-of-the-dolls-elsewhere-tickets

Location. At 22-25 Jackson Avenue in LIC Queens NYC.

Contact. https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/5861?locale=en // I couldn't find this going into their website front page.

APPEARS NONE FOR 2023 _ The Ravel Hotel / Penthouse 808 at 8-08 Queens Plaza South [near Vernon Blvd along Queens Blvd just south and under the Queensboro Bridge] in LIC doesn't appear to have a party planned this year 2023. https://www.ravelhotel.com/

CLOSED IN 2020 _ A PANDEMIC CASUALTY _ The Creek & the Cave at 10-93 Jackson Avenue in LIC closed in 2020 after the pandemic hit. www.creeklic.com.

We did a story on a party in a prior year - Creek & The Cave Halloween party in LIC.

2023 NONE _ CLOSED in 2020 _ The Z HOTEL _ Halloween Parties in LIC Queens NYC

OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Saturday, October 29, 2022 beginning around 10 pm until 4 am

Description. It appears they may have leased out the rooftop bar to Zeventa for a Halloween party. Tickets are $20.

Historically. The 2022 Halloween party [above] was held at what is likely currently rental space in the old Z Hotel, and the party appears planned by an independent. The Z Hotel was reportedly leased to Jeff Bezos & Amazon in 2019 / early 2020, when Amazon was looking into setting up an HQ of sorts here.

Location. The Z Hotel at 11-01 43rd Avenue in LIC.

Contact. https://Zeventa.com


Halloween Parties, Parades & Events

in Sunnyside & Woodside Queens NYC


Halloween Parties at Maggie Mays in Sunnyside Queens NYC

Saturday, October 28, 2023 beginning at 9 pm - Barbie themed Halloween Party

Description. There's a Barbie themed costume Halloween Party, with a DJ and drink specials for Halloween. Halloween costume parties and events in Queens NYC. Free admission. Halloween parties and events in Sunnyside, Queens, NYC.

Location. At 4115 Queens Blvd in Sunnyside, Queens, NYC.

Contact. https://maggiemaesbar.com

Queens Halloween at the Goat [formerly the Gaslight Pub] in Sunnyside

Saturday, October 28, 2023 at night - Unconfirmed

halloween parties in sunnyside queensDescription. In 2020, one of the Gaslight Pub owners bought out the other, renovated the place and renamed it to The Goat, which is a favorite bar in Dublin, Ireland, of the owner's. So in 2021 he threw The Goat's first Halloween party and made it official, which the Old Gaslight had never done in the past. What that meant exactly, I don't know, but the unofficial Halloween party of the Old Gaslight was pretty good.

The old Gaslight Pub had hosted what I'd call a 'neighborhood bar Halloween party' in prior years, which I had attended on a couple of occasions. They generally have music playing and lots of party-goers came dressed in costumes for which they offered a prize or two. The crowd tends to be in their twenties, thirties and possibly forties, primarily from the surrounding Sunnyside, Woodside, LIC neighborhoods. The photo to your right was taken at the Halloween Party in Sunnyside years back.

Location. The Goat Bar on 43-17 Queens Blvd in Sunnyside, Queens NYC.

Contact. https://thegoatbarnyc.com / Tel. 347.808.8759

CLOSED IN AUG 2022 _ Queens Halloween at Saints & Sinners Pub in Woodside

Friday & Saturday, October 29 & 30, 2021 at night

Description. Saints & Sinners Pub doesn't generally host a Halloween party, but they oftentimes provide live music on Friday and Saturday nights and some of their clientele dresses up in costume over the Halloween weekend either going to or coming from the city. The live music is generally from 10 pm - 2 am.

Location. At 59-21 Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside Queens NYC.

Contact. FB - https://www.facebook.com/Saints-Sinners-Woodside-NY-50151470655/


Halloween Parties, Parades & Events

in Jackson Heights & Queens NYC


Queens Kids Halloween Parade in Jackson Heights NYC

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 beginning at 5 pm - Kids Halloween Parade in Queens

Description. Kids parade in Jackson Heights. At the end of the parade, goodie bags have historically been handed out.

Location. The Kids Halloween Parade in Jackson Heights Queens, begins at 89th Street and marches down 37th Avenue to PS 69 at 76th Street. Halloween parties and events in Jackson Heights, Queens, NYC.

Contact. https://www.jhbg.org/

Terraza Cafe is located on 40-19 Gleane Street just off the triangle park at 84th Street. While they don't appear to have a Halloween party planned this year, they do have a whole weekend of jazz planned [2023]. https://www.terraza7.com/


Halloween Parties, Parades & Events

in Jamaica, Flushing & Queens NYC


Harvest Festival Event at King Manor in Jamaica Queens NYC

Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 12 noon to 5 pm - Fall Harvest Festival QNS NYC

Description. A fall celebration which they describe as follows:

" ... We will be joined by Brewstoria (21+), Growing Up Green, Tools & Tiaras, Keiko Studios Music Academy, Project NY, and several vendors from QFA [Queens Fine Arts] Fest. We will also be making Victorian mourning buttons and corn husk dolls, providing FREE books, and more ... ". Free.

Location. On Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street in Jamaica Queens NYC. Halloween parties and events in Jamaica Queens NYC.

Contact. https://www.kingmanor.org/


Queens Halloween Party at Club Amazura Concert Hall in Jamaica Queens NYC

Friday, October 27, 2023 from 9 pm to 3 am - Legion of Doom Orange County

Sunday, October 29, 2023 from 3 to 7 pm [doors open at 2 pm] - Kids Halloween Party at Club Amazura

Description. 1) AMAZURA Concert Hall is hosting the 15th Anniversary of the 'Legion of Doom Orange County' Halloween Party. Music, dancing and prizes for costumes [recommended]. Tickets $20.

2) They describe the event as follows, " ... explore our haunted house, take part in our costume parade, and enjoy face painting and pumpkin carving. Don't forget to bring your dancing shoes for our monster mash dance party ...". The first 150 kids get in free, with an Eventbrite ticket. After that it's $34 per person.

Historical Update October 23, 2023. Apparently the entertainment site found in 2022 [keep reading], became their new site, where there are events advertised for Club Amazura which I am ASSUMING are validated by Eventbrite where tickets are sold. Previously, as of October 17, 2022, the telephone number had been disconnected, the Facebook postings were old, and their website sent us to an entertainment site.

Location. At 91-12 144th Place in Jamaica, Queens NYC. Halloween parties, parades and events in Jamaica Queens NYC.

Contact. FB - www.facebook.com/AMAZURANYC / https://nycentertainment.nyc/



Queens Diwali Festival at Flushing Town Hall in Flushing, Queens NYC

Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 12 noon to 4 pm - 9th Annual Diwali Festival

halloween in queensDescription. This is NOT a Halloween event, but rather a number of cultural performances related to understanding / sharing the experience of the Indian Diwali Festival of Lights. Flushing Town Hall describes the event as follows:

"... Celebrate Diwali with this all-ages festival and dance party, featuring DJ Rekha and Kathak classical dancer Abha Roy and her Srijan Dance Company with special guest dancers! Enjoy Indian classical and folk dance performances that showcase the story of Diwali, and then DJ Rekha will get you dancing with Bollywood-inspired music that combines Punjabi music with hip-hop.  Explore rangoli design with Anju Gupta, discover Indian food and recipes with Chef Nupur and Queens Curry Kitchen, as well as Indian block printing, henna, Hindi calligraphy and more ...". Admission $20 / $15 / $8.

In years past, near the Halloween weekend, Flushing Town Hall threw a Halloween party in Flushing, but I haven't seen any Halloween events there since 2016 on their website.

Location. At 137-35 Northern Blvd in Flushing Queens NYC. Diwali Festivals and events in Flushing Queens NYC.

Contact. https://www.flushingtownhall.org



Halloween Parties, Parades & Events

in Rockaways, Bayside & Bellerose Queens NYC


Russo's on the Bay / Vetro - Halloween Party in Howard Beach NYC

1) Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 7 pm to Midnight - Howleen Masquerade Ball at Russo's

2) Tuesday, October 31, 2023 from 1 - 7 pm - Haunted Garden for Kids 3+ at Vetro

Description. 1) Russo's is hosting a fundraiser Halloween party featuring live music, dancing, four course dinner and unlimited beer and wine. Admission $20 / $125.

2) Vetro, the sister restaurant of Russo's on the Bay, is hosting a Haunted Garden on Halloween day. Tickets are $5 / person.

Location. Russo's on the Bay at 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd in Howard Beach and Vetro Restaurant & Lounge at 164-49 Cross Bay Blvd in Rockaways. Halloween parties and events in the Rockaways in Queens NYC.

Contact. www.russosonthebay.com / www.vetronyc.com

Queens County Farm Halloween Party & Event NYC

1) Daily, September 30 to October 31, 2023 - except Sunday, October 29th - from 12 noon to 4.30 pm weekdays & beginning 10 am on Saturday & Sunday - Queens County Farm Pumpkin Patch

2) Sunday, October 29, 2023 from 11 am to 4 pm - Halloween on the Farm

3) Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, September 15 to October 28, 2023 - The Amazing Maze

Description. 1) Queens County Farm Pumpkin Patch. Free with admission.

2) There's a Halloween on the Farm with food, music, arts & crafts, as well as all the other interesting things to see at the Queens County Farm. They describe the event as follows:

" ... The Amazing Maize Maze sponsored by Con Edison*, Live DJ dance party with DJ Still1, Trick-or-treating with the farm animals! Find nine stations located throughout the farm’s 47 acres, Spooky farmhouse experience, Halloween hayrides, Adopt-a-Worm composting program, ghastly crafts and recycling tips at the Con Edison Ecology Booth ... Local food vendors will be on site to fill hungry tummies ... see what’s growing on at Queens Farm’s acclaimed Farmstand, featuring the season’s best produce fresh-picked from our fields ... Halloween costumes encouraged ... ". Admission is $20 / Kids 3 and under free.

3) How long will it take you to find your way through three acres of towering corn stalks? Tickets are $16 / $12 for kids ages 3 - 11 / Kids under 3 are free.

Location. At 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in the Bellerose Manor neighborhood of Queens NYC. Halloween parties and events in the Bellerose Manor neighborhood of Queens NYC.

Contact. For details see - https://www.queensfarm.org

Rockaway Alliance - Halloween Parties in the Rockaways, Queens, NYC

Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 12 noon to 3 pm - RISE Halloween Party in the Rockaways

Description. The Rockaway Alliance is hosting its 10th Annual Hip Hop Halloween & Harvest festival. The festival was desribed as follows, "... painting a pumpkin, face painting and festive food. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required."

Historically. I couldn't find any party in 2020, 2021 or 2022, which led me to believe the event may have been discontinued. But it could have been that I just didn't find it, not that it didn't happen per se. In any case it's here this year [2023] and we'll try to do a better job of tracking it in the future.

Location. Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability & Equity or RISE is located at 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd at Beach 59th Street in the Rockaways. Halloween parties and events in the Rockaways, Queens, NYC.

Contact. www.rwalliance.org

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