Get Behind the ScenesOpen House NY - October 15-16, 2011
- A weekend of peaking behind the facades of the more interesting buildings in all five boroughs, Open House NYC is a two-day architectural and historic adventure.
(UPDATE PENDING FOR Open House NYC) 18 venues in Queens are participating. You could get behind-the-scenes peeks at Fort Totten, the ornate Hindu temple in Flushing, Queens Botanical Garden (and its new green building), Louis Armstrong House Museum, Jacob Riis Park Bathhouse (exceptional 1930s oceanfront bathhouse), and more.
See the Open House site for times and details.
Pivo, Prosím! And Say Farewell to SummerHaunted Octoberfest at Bohemian Hall - October 1-9, 2011
- Due to overwhelming popularity, Octoberfest at Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden is now a multi-day affair. That means there's no excuse for you not to while away your October weekend afternoon deep into the Czech beer and the oom-pah-pah sounds of the brass band. There's a special event each night - a pig roast, polka, and even a Becherovka tasting. Becherovka is the cure-all of the Czech Republic. It's medicine. Highly alcoholic medicine. Go for the cure!
Children Take Over the FarmChildren's Fall Festival - October 30, 2011
- It's the peak of the year at the Queens County Farm Museum, a day when your kids can get lost in a haunted house or a maize maze; hop in a sack race; dance to live music; and oh yeah, run around wearing their costumes.
Monsters, Ghosts, Aliens, and Maverick Spiders Take Over the Streets of Jackson HeightsJackson Heights Halloween Parade - October 31, 2011
- The children's Halloween Parade in Jackson Heights is the biggest in the borough and one of the biggest in the city. But it's got the vibe of a small-town happening.
Halloween HauntsHalloween in Queens - October 2011
- Event times will be updated as they are finalized by organizers.
- More Events - Halloween in Queens
Cherry-Pick Your PumpkinPick Your Own Pumpkin - October 1-30 (Saturdays and Sundays), 2011
- The youngest kids love picking their own pumpkins at the Queens Count Farm. And while they're there, they can hand-feed the goats and sheep or find their way to the maze.
Lost in the Maize?The Amazing Maize Maze at Queens County Farm - September 17 to October 30 (Saturdays and Sundays)
- Get lost in a cornfield at the Queens Farm Museum. The maze is 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also open on the Monday of Columbus Day Weekend. This is one of the most fun family things to do in Queens, unless you get lost, really, really lost. Ah, it's still fun.
Run for the RampartsAnnual Totten Trot - October 30, 2011
- The annual 5k run at Fort Totten is a lot of fun. Kids run for free in a fun run. Find more info and registration fees at Bayside Historical Society's website.