Halloween Parties For Kids In Queens 2019
Fun Kids Halloween 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 and Halloween Weekend.
In the photo to your right is a scene from the Halloween party at either the Queens Museum [woman with painted face] or from the Astoria Halloween Parade [in the page preview only].
Halloween Parties For Kids In Queens 2019
Things To Do Halloween Weekend In Queens With Kids
Halloween weekend is almost here. The normal weather around the time of Halloween is usually about 60 during the day time and in the mid 40's 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 or click here for Queens weather.
All of the parties mentioned below are free unless otherwise specified. Also click to the Queens Events section of this site which also includes other things to do over the weekend as well as ADULT 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
* On Sunday, October 20, 2019 beginning at 12 noon & after party ending about 2.30 pm - there's a Halloween parade in Astoria - starting at Ditmars Blvd & 31st Street and marching to Astoria Park where the 4th annual CALDC Halloween Celebration begins on the Great Lawn. There will be music, puppets, cotton candy, balloon twisting, face painting and pumpkins. FREE.
* On Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 12 noon to 4 pm Socrates Sculpture Park at Vernon Blvd and Broadway [along the East River] in Astoria / LIC is throwing a weekend Halloween Harvest Festival. They will have things like face painting, craft making workshops, a canine parade [w/ doggie treats], a drum performance, music and locally made food is also generally made available by a local restaurateur. FREE.
* In the photo at right are performers who were part of the Socrates Sculpture Park Halloween Party for kids a few years back.
* On Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 5.30 - 8.30 pm the United Community Civic Association is hosting a Childrens Halloween Costume Party 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 and they must be accompanied by an adult. FREE. 917.742.6975.
* 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. It's UNCONFIRMED whether they're returning this year.
* UNCONFIRMED - Through October 31, 2019 from 4.30 pm to 10.30 pm - there's an Astoria Haunted Halloween House [for outside viewing only] along 26th Street between Ditmars & 23rd Avenue which will be up through October 31st.
* Trick or Treaters FYI - on October 31st in prior years, we also have seen trick or treaters out along Ditmars Blvd, Steinway Street and 30th Avenue Business Districts in Astoria.
II. Halloween Parties in College Point & Bayside Queens
* Trick or Treaters FYI - on October 31st in years past, we have seen trick or treaters out along the Bell Blvd Business District in Bayside.
* On Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 11 am to 4 pm - the Bayside BID is hosting its 6th Annual Halloween Family Fun Day at the 41st Avenue Green near the LIRR train station between Bell Blvd and 213th Street. The event includes not-so-spookytime story telling, magic & dancing, pumpkins while they last, arts & crafts and it's FREE. www.baysidevillagebid.com.
* [ON HIATUS IN 2018 & PROBABLY IN 2019 too, but CHECKING] In the past, over the Halloween Weekend, the Poppenhusen Institute had hosted the 149 year old [as of 2018] Haunted House in College Point. People were encouraged to wear costumes and there pumpkins and crafts are for sale. But the Poppenhusen Institute lost state funding until this year when NYS Senator Tony Avella stepped in to help, but be advised that the fate of the Poppenhusen Institute is still not assured.
III. Halloween Parties For Kids In Flushing / Corona Queens
* On Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 1.30 - 3.30 pm at the Voelker Orth Museum at 149-19 38th Avenue in Flushing there isn't any Halloween Event but there is an embroidery workshop, where you can learn how to make an embroidered piece for only $10 / $8 and materials are included.
* On Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 12 noon to 4 pm the Queens Botanical Garden at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing hosts a Halloween party in the garden with trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, magic show and costume party. Free admission suspended - $6.
* On Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 5 - 7 pm the Bowne House at 37-01 Bowne Street in Flushing will host a Halloween event entitled Secrets from the Past at one of the oldest houses in NYC. The event includes a bit of storytelling [Admission $10].
* On Saturday & Sunday, October 26 from 11.30 am - 2.30 pm and October 27, 2019 from 1.30 - 4.30 pm - the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park hosts Diwali Celebrations. The Saturday event includes lamp lighting and an authentic cultural celebration, while the Sunday event includes art making, dance, music & storytelling. Free with admission which is a voluntary donation of [$8 / $4 seniors / FREE kids under 18].
* On Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 6 - 8 pm - Flushing Town Hall celebrates Halloween Korean style with Bongsam Tulchum: Korean Mask Dance which begins with a mask making workshop at 6 pm, followed by the mask dance at 7 pm. Admission $16 / $10 - students & children free.
* On Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 1 - 4 pm - Flushing Town Hall will host a Diwali celebration. The event includes Kathak and Bhangra dance performances and they tell us to look for "cooking workshops by Queens Curry Kitchen, henna painting, Indian handicrafts and Indian foods for sale and more." Tickets are $20 / $15 / $10 at www.flushingtownhall.org].
IV. Halloween Parties For Kids In Jackson Heights / Corona Queens
* [ON HIATUS / I don't see anything for 2019] On Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10 am to 1 pm the Hibridos Collective will celebrate the Day of the Dead at the Leverich Family Burial Ground. Enter at 71st and 35th Avenue where you can help garden the cemetery, with tools, hot chocolate and Mexican sweet bread provided by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group. The Community Altar Building will be open from 10 am - 12 noon. FREE.
* Trick or Treaters FYI - on October 31st in years past, we have seen trick or treaters out along the 37te Avenue Business District in Jackson Heights.
* On Thursday, October 31, 2019 beginning at 5 pm - the Jackson Heights Beautification Group [JHBG] hosts a parade on Halloween day that travels along 37th Avenue from 89th Street and marches west to 76th Street. It's reportedly the biggest Halloween Day Parade in Queens. In the photo to your right are parade viewers at the JHBG Halloween Day Parade in Jackson Heights. FREE.
* The Louis Armstrong House had hosted a Halloween Party in Corona / Jackson Heights in prior years with a concert and handing out candy, but there doesn't appear to be any special event planned for this year. I believe the last time they did a Halloween event was in 2014 & 2015.
V. Halloween Parties For Kids in Jamaica Queens
* On Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 12 noon - 4 pm - Fall Harvest Festival - At King Manor Museum at Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street in Jamaica. They describe the event as follows, "Play games, make corn husk dolls, churn butter 19th century style, press your own apple cider, interact with a historic interpreter ... new this year ... is a harvesting and planting ... ethnobotanical teaching garden ... [where you can] ... Learn about Native, African, and European foodways in early America ... plus ... a free pop up seed library [so you can] take home your own potential plants." Not a street fair per se, but rather an historic / cultural festival.
* [ON HIATUS IN 2018 & I don't see anything for 2019] On Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 11 am to 4 pm there's a Harvest Festival hosted by the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation aka GJDC on 160th Street between Jamaica Avenue and 90th Avenue. It's FREE and includes a magic show.
* On Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 7 - 10 pm - there's a Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning Benefit entitled Celebrating Creative Jamaica at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue [$125 - $20,000 / proceeds go to JCAL / www.jamaicapac.org]. The event includes dinner with the JCAL Board and the proceeds go to help fund the educational and cultural programs at JCAL / JPAC. It's not a Halloween party, but it is for a good cause for the people in the community.
Halloween Parties For Kids In Long Island City LIC Queens
* In the photo to your right, you can see the parents all dressed up for the LIC Halloween parade a few years back. The parade is organized by the parents at PS / IS 78.
* On Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 12 noon - 4 pm - the PS/IS 78Q PTA is again hosting a Kids Halloween trick or treat in Long Island City LIC & Halloween Party. The LIC Halloween Kids Parade begins at 12 noon at the 108th Precinct at 50th Avenue and Vernon Blvd and marches north to 46th Avenue. After the LIC Kids Parade there's an LIC Halloween Party which is a block away from the parade termination point - at LIC Flea at 5-25 46th Avenue at 5th Street in LIC until 4 pm. See Halloween parties in Queens for other adult Halloween events and parties in Queens.
* See our related report on Halloween Parties in Queens for adults.
* On Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 12 noon to 4 pm - Socrates Sculpture Park at Vernon Blvd and Broadway [along the East River] in Astoria / LIC is throwing a weekend Halloween Harvest Festival. They will have things like face painting, craft making workshops, a canine parade [w/ doggie treats], a drum performance, music and locally made food is also generally made available by a local restaurateur. FREE.
VI. Halloween Parties For Kids In Sunnyside & Woodside Queens
* ON HIATUS 2019 / THIS IS LAST YEAR / On Saturday, October 27, 2018 - Woodside On The Move is hosting the Woodside 7th 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. Registration costs $10 per pet.
* Trick or Treaters FYI - on October 31st in years past, we've seen trick or treaters out with their parents in the Queens Blvd, Roosevelt Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue business districts. In the photo to your right is the father of a child who was trick or treating on Queens Blvd in Sunnyside a number of years back.
Maps & Contact Info For Kids Halloween Activities in Queens
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Lastly, see our related report on Halloween parties in Queens for adults.
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