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Haunt Fort Totten by Day and Night for Halloween

By October 24, 2006

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Fort Totten Fort Totten in Bayside opened its doors just last year as a park, the latest park serving northeastern Queens. The former U.S. Army fort is on one of Queens' most beautiful settings, a promontory extending into Little Neck Bay, across from Great Neck, and almost under the Throgs Neck Bridge. It's terrific just for the water views, and this Halloween weekend there's a couple reasons to visit, including probably the spookiest Halloween event of the season.

NYC Parks hosts a Halloween celebration in two parts. During the afternoon there are games and rides, costume parades and races. In the evening, things get more serious with a tour of the Fort's Civil War-era battery. The festival is only one day, but the tours go on for two nights.

A nighttime walk through an old fort? It sure beats bobbing for apples.

  • Haunted Halloween at Fort Totten
  • UPDATE - Festival Day Postponed Until October 29 Due to Rain
  • Halloween Festival - October 28, 2006, noon to 4 p.m., free
  • Halloween Tour of Fort Totten Battery - October 28 and 29, 2006, 6:30-8 p.m., free, no admission after 8 p.m.
  • Park in the lot just outside the Fort Totten on 212th St. Then walk onto the grounds or hitch a ride on a special park trolley.
  • 718-352-4793 ext. 16 for more info
  • Fort Totten, 212th St and Bell Blvd, Bayside, NY, 11360
  • More -Halloween Events in Queens
Photo Credit - gmpicket at flickr - Fort Totten Tunnel

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