Grave Halloween events in Queens and Brooklyn that might scare you but won’t scare your wallet
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Queens

Maspeth Lions Halloween Parade

Every year, the Maspeth Lions Club has their annual Halloween Ragamuffin Parade on Grand Avenue. The parade is intended for neighborhood children and their families to attend and each child that participates receives a trick-or-treat bag, complete with candy, games, toys and other goodies. This year, the Halloween Parade will take place on Monday, October 31, at 7 p.m. The parade will begin at Mount Olivet Cemetery’s main gate (Remsen Place & Grand Avenue) and will end at Maspeth Federal Savings parking lot (Grand Avenue & 69th Street). Cost: Free.

The annual Children’s Halloween Event

It will be held on Monday, October 31st starting at 3:30 PM at the Maspeth Bank parking lot at 101-09 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills. Cost: Free.

Flushing Town Hall’s 2nd Annual Halloween Remixed Party

It’s going to be an international throw-down... Celebrate Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and All Saints Day at Flushing Town Hall’s 2nd Annual International Costume Party at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. DJ Willie Cruz will be spinning enough progressive world house, electro-house, all kinds of Latin and more to wake the dead and the undead. The evening includes a performance of the ancient art of face-changing by international artist Cheng-Yu Li. Cost: $35.

Halloween Walking Tour

Celebrate the spirits of Halloween as stories are shared of the legend of this historic Long Island City waterway. Join the Greater Astoria Historical Society for a tour of murder and mystery along the waterfront. The walk will take place along the treacherous East River at 11:00 a.m. as tales are told of those lost long ago among the churning whirlpools and electric eels. Hear about the eerie goings-on in the area, from the history of the Hell Gate, the sinking of the HMS Hussar and the General Slocum, and events in and around the East River and Old Astoria Village. Start under the Hell Gate Bridge in Astoria Park (Shore Blvd.) and walk along the waterfront to Socrates Sculpture Park. Cost: $15

Jackson Heights Halloween Parade

The Jackson Heights Beautification Group Halloween Parade starts at 5 p.m. on Halloween. Line up near PS 222, which is 87th Street and 37th Avenue. March, skip, dance, stroll to PS 69, where the goodie bags are handed out. All are welcome. At the end of the parade, more than 3,000 bags of treats are handed out to children. Cost: Free.

Queens County Farm Museum Haunted House

Visit the farm museum’s haunted house on October 29, 30 and 31 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. for thrills and chills! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold! The house is recommended for children ages 4–12. Adults will find it creepy too! Haunted House Admission: $4.00.

Queens County Farm Museum Children’s Fall Festival

On Sunday, October 30, from 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Halloween fun for children of all ages. Youngsters are invited to wear their costumes! Visit our haunted house. Enjoy traditional games, including sack races and trinkets-in-the-haystack, plus pony rides and a petting zoo. Professional character look-a-likes will visit to add to the fun. Craft vendors will display and sell fall items, food, country western music and dancing will make this event fun for people of all ages. Cost: $5.00 per person.

Dead or Alive Food Experiments

On Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, visit the New York Hall of Science from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to create edible tricks and treats with candy makers, molecular gastronomists and food scientists. Activities are free with NYSCI admission.

Haunted Lantern Tours

Join the Urban Park Rangers at Fort Totten Park in Bayside on October 28 & 29 at 6:30 p.m. as they mix history and Halloween for this special, spooky two-hour tour of the historic Water Battery. Tours will run continuously beginning at 6:30 p.m. No registration is required. Tram service will be provided from the Little Bay Park parking lot to the event location. Cost: Free.

Brooklyn

Children’s Halloween Parade

An annual tradition that the whole family can enjoy, the theme for this year’s Park Slope Civic Council’s Children’s Halloween Parade is “BOO-klyn”. As the largest such parade in the United States there will be lots of ghosts, goblins, witches and other things that go bump in the night running through the neighborhood! In addition to being able to costume-watch, the parade will feature oversized puppets, including a 20 foot mermaid, sun and moon goddesses, a giant wizard and dragon. The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 31, beginning on 14th Street, proceeding up Seventh Avenue and then turning left on Third Street to end at the Old Stone House. Cost: Free.

Williamsburg Halloween Parade

Monday night, October 31st, is the 16th Annual Williamsburg Halloween Parade. This year with a full bagpipe band and drums. The parade will begin at McCarren Park at Bedford & N.12th Street. Expect: Costumes • floats • to bring your own musical instruments! Cost: Free.

Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel

This high-tech haunted hotel, returns again this year. Produced by Theatreworks, City Tech’s resident theatrical troupe with design, construction, and operating support provided by students and faculty of the College’s nationally unique Entertainment Technology Department, this theme-park-quality Halloween attraction has been thrilling children and adults alike since 1999. Dates: October 27, 28, 29 and 31. Location: Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay Street (north of Tillary), Brooklyn. Cost: $5.

Greenpoint Halloween Parade

The 8th Annual Greenpoint Children’s Halloween Parade & Party is next Saturday, October 29th. So calling all princes & princesses, witches & goblins, Star Wars fighters, superheroes, furry animals, zombies, etc, etc and your families! The parade starts at 2:00 p.m. on Java St. between McGuiness Blvd. and Manhattan Ave. The parade will march down Manhattan Ave to Driggs Ave, and loop back to Java, where a spooktacular party will be waiting! We’ll also start parade preparations at 12:30 p.m. so come early if you want to get decked out with balloons, face paints, & tattoos for the parade.

Halloween Haunted Walk and Carnival

The beloved Halloween Haunted Walk is back and scarier than ever! Lurking high on Lookout Hill are zombies, wolf men, headless horsemen, good and bad witches, and other creepy characters. Visitors brave enough to experience this harrowing hike should head to Lookout Hill.

The Halloween Haunted Walk is suitable for young children accompanied by parents/guardians or older siblings. It happens on Saturday, October 29 at 12:00 p.m. There’s also a carnival on the Nethermead featuring all kinds of fun, games and seasonal treats. Begin at Prospect Park Southwest and 16th St. Cost: Free.

Late October Walking Tours

Celebrate the fall season with tales of murder, mayhem, spirits and ghosts on our annual tours led by the Green-Wood Cemertery’s historian Jeff Richman. We visit the graves of The Wizard of Oz, George Washington’s favorite dentist, the founders of Spiritualism, and many more. The tour also includes a visit to the Catacombs, which are usually closed to the public. This is a very, very popular tour, so please arrive early. Cost: $10.

Red Bull Trick or Treat

This is the 2nd year that Red Bull has hosted this event in Williamsburg,and local riders couldn’t be more happy to come out and show support for a brand that has a long history of being involved in extreme sports. At this event, 32 of the most core and respected BMX riders in the country will compete in a “Live or Die” Halloween themed obstacle course. It’s a community event for all ages. And the main rider behind this year’s Trick or Treat? Local BMX athlete: Edwin De La Rosa.

Date: October 29. Time: 5 p.m. -9:30 p.m. Venue: Newtown Barge Park, Commercial Street, Brooklyn, NY Cost: Free.

Halloween Harvest in Old Brooklyn

Celebrate Halloween and the Harvest of Old Brooklyn at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum! Bring your child’s costume from last year and swap it, for free! Tour the house and listen to its “former” inhabitants talk about the “family,” then visit the house again with Senior Docent Lucie Chin. Enjoy freshly pressed cider and popcorn while listening to the sounds of John Carlin & The Kids Music Underground. Dip and enjoy apples in chocolate, and choose a pumpkin from our “patch;” have your face painted and listen to stories about the harvest. Cost: $5 adults; $3 children.
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