Celebrate Halloween 2016 with these Fang-tastic activities
by Jennifer Khedaroo
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Grease Sing-a-long at Flushing Town Hall
Grease Sing-a-long at Flushing Town Hall
Even though Halloween is on a Monday this year, it doesn't mean that you can’t celebrate the spooky holiday all weekend long! From costume contests to movies under the stars, check out these family-friendly events that will add a touch of magic to your Halloween 2016.

Spooktacular Celebration - Fri, October 28 - 1 - 2:30 p.m. - Kick off your Halloween celebrations on Friday, October 28. Kids can wear their costumes while making crafts and picking pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. Dance along to live music and create a frightfully delicious treat. For those who are daring, stop by the “Cockroach Corral” to touch and observe live roaches. You can also hunt for worms at the “Exploration Station.” This program are for kids aged 18 months to four years with parent participation. Pre-registration at alleypond.com is required. | Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Haunted Lantern Tours - Fri, October 28 & Sat, October 29 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Looking for behind-the-scenes access with a bone-chilling effect? Join the Urban Park Rangers as they guide your family through the haunted Fort Totten Water Battery. Participants must arrive no later than 8 p.m. for guaranteed admittance. | Fort Totten Park, Cross Island Pkwy. bet. Totten Ave. and 15 Rd., Bayside

Downtown Brooklyn Halloween Get Down - Sat, October 29 - 10 a.m. - Noon - The annual Halloween event at Albee Square kicks off with a performance for the kiddos by Mister Marc the MC and DJ Mikey Palms at 10am, followed by a costume fashion show at 11am. Special appearance by the Long Island Nets, Balloonasaurus Rex, and Face Painting by Shelly. | Albee Square, Corner of Fulton and Bond St

Halloween Harvest Festival - Sat, October 29 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Come one, come all to this year’s circus-themed Halloween Harvest Festival! The festival will feature costume-making with Socrates artists, a large-scale collaborative sculpture workshop by Free Style Arts Association, face painting with Agostino Arts, festive music, circus food favorites, an ongoing roving performance of traditional circus acts—juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking, clowning—and experimental, improvisational theater by the funny, quirky, and political Circus Amok. And in the spirit of the occasion, they will be offering special prizes to any circus-themed pooches in the Annual Juried Canine Costume Contest! | Socrates Sculpture Park, Vernon Blvd. bet. Broadway and 30 Dr., LIC

16th Annual Halloween Festival & Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest - Sat, October 29 - Noon - 3 p.m. - Join the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and the Urban Park Rangers for the annual Fort Greene Halloween Festival! The festival will feature live music, dance workshops, games with giveaways, face painting, a pumpkin patch, creepy-crawlies with the Urban Park Rangers, and Fort Greene PUPS's wildly-popular Great PUPkin costume contest for dogs and owners (dog contest starts at 11:30 a.m.). | Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Ave., De Kalb Ave. bet. Washington Park and St. Edward's St., Fort Greene

Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - ParaNorman - Sat, October 29 - 6 - 7:45 p.m. - In this delightful animated feature, Norman has the ability to speak with the dead—and he often prefers their company to that of the living. When his strange Uncle Prenderghast (John Goodman) tells him that a centuries-old witch's curse on their town is real, Norman must summon all his courage and push his paranormal abilities to the limit to save everyone. You should come before 6:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own food and picnic blanket or chair. | Sunset Park, 41 St., 44 St., bet. 5 Ave. and 7 Ave.

Dia de los Muertos - Sat, October 29 - 8 p.m. & Sun, October 30 - 3 p.m. - Dia de los Muertos is a captivating work by the Calpulli Mexican Dance Company about the unending relationship between the living and the departed featuring passionate live music, larger-than-life characters, and breathtaking dance for all ages. | Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave S, Corona

Children's Fall Festival - Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. - Everyone is encouraged to wear their costume. Children's games, bounce houses, and professional character look-alikes will add to the festive air. Check out the ConEdison Ecology booth with kids' crafts and eco tips, live country music, and pig races. Keep the fun going with hayrides, pony rides, and a seasonal petting zoo. This is the final day of The Amazing Maize Maze, Haunted House, and Pumpkin Patch, so don't delay! | Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park

Haunted Hollywood - Sun, October 30 - 5 p.m. - Musica Reginae and Paragon Orchestra team up for a night of silent movies with accompanists. Three complete, ghostly films will be featured - Buster Keaton'sThe Haunted House, Charlie Chaplin's The Adventurer and Harold Lloyd's Haunted Spooks. The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra will accompany each movie live with the original orchestra scores and sound effects from 1910s and twenties. The audience is invited to a special reception after the concert where they can meet the performers. Beverages provided by Musica Reginae and corporate sponsor Finback Brewery. | The Church-in-the-Gardens Community House, 15 Borage Place, Forest Hills

Grease Sing-a-long - Mon, October 31 - 4 & 8 p.m. - Enjoy Halloween dressed as your favorite Grease character! Don those pink jackets, grease up your hair and remember GREASE is the word - for a sing-a-long to the movie Grease! The evening begins with a vocal warm-up, and a run through of the hand-jive! Then sit back and join Danny, Sandy, and the gang, in singing (and dancing) along to the lyrics on the screen. Open to all ages; drop in late or leave early. (Goodie bags filled with fun props for sale at $2) | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Nothern Blvd, Flushing
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