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Check out these upcoming Halloween-themed events in Queens

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Oct. 23, 2023 By Nevine Salameh

Prepare for a spooktacular Halloween season with ghoulish events across Queens to get you, your family, friends or date into the spooky spirit. Whether it’s wandering through chilling haunted houses, dressing up for costume parties or showcasing your artistic side with pumpkin carving, there is a wide selection of fall and Halloween festivities across the borough.

Here’s your guide to navigating this ghostly harvest season.

Thursday, Oct. 26

First Annual Jar Bar Halloween Bash

The Jar Bar is inviting all creepy crawlers to bring their friends and dates to the first annual Jar Bar Halloween Bash, which guarantees a night of thrilling memories and connections. The event features spine-chilling tunes to match the spirit of the night, dancing, refreshments, light bites and an enticing costume contest to wrap up the event. Guests are recommended to come dressed in their most creative, mysterious and spooky costumes for a chance to win some prizes. (The Jar Bar, 45-06 48th Ave., Sunnyside. 7 to 11:30 p.m. Admission: $12.51)

Halloween Comedy Costume Party

Come and join Jungly as it is hosting a one-of-a-kind night event that fuses different forms of entertainment into one Halloween bash and show, giving comedy lovers and food enthusiasts a space to socialize in order to create a memorable night for all. The night will feature a stand-up comedy show, magicians and other magical acts, an afterparty, special drinks and a costume party followed by a costume contest for an opportunity to win spooky prizes. (Jungly, 12-23 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. 7 to 11 p.m. Admission: $12.71)

Friday, Oct. 27

Halloween Silent Disco @ The Astoria Garden

The Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, also known as the Astoria Garden, is inviting families and friends to its silent disco, which promises to bring festivity through music, dance, singing and more. It will provide glow-in-the-dark gear and three live DJs will each simultaneously play different music genres. DJ Green handles pop, EDM and mashups; DJ Red takes on the ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s throwbacks; and DJ Blue brings hip-hop, R&B and Latin beats. The event is designed to offer the experience of three dynamic parties in one, ensuring inclusivity for all attendees, regardless of their age or musical taste. Costumes are strongly encouraged, whether they are store-bought or crafted from scratch, giving everyone a chance to showcase their creativity and haunting spirit. (The Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria. 10 p.m. to 1: 45 a.m. Admission: Free)

Spiritual & Soulful Halloween Party

Photo via the Figure Studio

Come and experience the Spiritual & Soulful Halloween Party for an evening filled with mystical vibes and Halloween fun with a spiritual twist. Attendees can dress up and participate in activities like embodiment practices while dancing alongside a community of like-minded individuals. The event starts with a social mixer that includes guided meditation, journaling and other various embodiment exercises. Following a candlelit sound bath ceremony, the dance floor will open with a live DJ, providing a mix for those seeking a spiritual social mixer or a mindful Halloween party to connect. Don’t forget to come in your top Halloween-themed attire and bring a pillow or blanket. (The Figure Studio, 11149 Lefferts Blvd., South Ozone Park. 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Admission: $75)

Annual Halloween Kids Carnival

Photo via Footlight Presents

The Annual Halloween Kids Carnival is making a comeback, with artists who will entertain kids while they go trick-or-treating with friends and family. The event promises music, face painting, balloon animals and other exciting activities that will keep the community active and engaged. The Footlight Presents art space is hosting the event to show its dedication to being a vibrant and active contributor to the local community. Anyone is welcome to join in the fun and encouraged to contribute to the organization to help fund more future community-building events.(The Windjammer, 552 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Admission: Free)

Saturday, Oct. 28

Sunnyside Post Mile Halloween Mile Run

Sunnyside, will once again pulse with excitement as the Sunnyside Post Halloween Mile returns for its sixth year. Combining fitness with Halloween fun, this event invites participants to don their spookiest costumes and race down Skillman Avenue and the tree-lined streets of Sunnyside. In addition to the main mile, children can look forward to the Skillman Dashes where everyone gets a medal and a treat bag. Participants are heartily encouraged to run in their spookiest costumes, adding a festive flair to the race. Proceeds from this community event support Sunnyside Community Services, ensuring festivity, athleticism, and the distinctive spirit of Sunnyside, further establishing it as a treasured annual tradition. (Skillman Ave. and 43rd St. Sunnyside. 9:30 a.m. Registration fee: $25 for adults and $15 for children)

Lil’ Boo Bash

Get set for a boo-tiful adventure at The Queens Movement Studios in Sunnyside’s “Lil’ Boo Bash,” a cheerful event designed for toddlers and children between the ages of 1 and 3, who can engage in reading, play and dancing alongside their community friends. This stirring session promises a ghoulishly good time that includes costumes, lively storytelling, music, sweet treats and more. Join in for a spirited celebration that your little ones will treasure. Make sure to come costumed! Don’t forget to dress up in your favorite costume to make the most of this Halloween extravaganza! (The Queens Movement Studios, 1-19 Fresh Pond Rd., Middle Village. 2 to 4 p.m. Admission: $23.41)

Halloween Kids Disco

Prepare for a thrilling Halloween Kids Disco, where young ghouls and goblins can dance, groove and have a frightfully fantastic time while listening to a live DJ playing the latest tunes, along with favorite Halloween hits. This event further offers games, face painting and a costume contest with delicious treats and refreshments to keep the energy levels high to promise smiles and cherished memories for the little ones. (Doha Bar Lounge, 3834 31st St., Long Island City. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admission: $23.41 for adults and $28.77 for children)

All Owl’s Eve

Photo via The Cliffs at LIC

Join the overnight festival of climbing, clinics and fun for a great cause. This Halloween celebration at The Cliffs at LIC features endurance competitions, educational clinics and exciting games to raise funds for NY3C and ParaCliffHangers, each with unique missions that revolve around community rebuilding, work and giving back. In addition to the all-night climbing and mini-clinics, raffles and an all-night breakfast will be served and available. (The Cliffs at LIC, 11-11 44th Dr., Long Island City. 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Admission: $50)

Dogs! A Costume Parade

Prepare for a fun-filled event at the New York Hall of Science where dogs will flaunt their adorable, thrilling costumes and compete for titles like “Best Queens-inspired costume” and more, judged by esteemed judges such as Dr. Margaret Honey and Paul Campanella. Additionally, registered participants and their dogs can access NYSCI’s Rocket Parks, but note that dogs cannot enter the museum. Pet owners are advised to leash and curb their dogs for the assurance of enjoyment for all. (New York Hall of Science, 111th St., Corona. 11 a.m. to noon. Admission: Free)

Sunday, Oct. 29

The 8th Annual “Batty Over Halloween” Celebration

Join the festivities at Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s 8th Annual “Batty Over Halloween” event held at Astoria Park Great Lawn. This spooktacular celebration is made possible with support from public funds courtesy of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and NYC Council Member Tiffany Cabán. The event promises a day filled with Halloween-themed amusement, featuring balloon artists, stilt walkers, arts and crafts, delectable eerie treats and chilling performances by Art House Astoria Conservatory for Music and Art, Fiddle Foxes and Lucky Duck Puppets. (Astoria Park Great Lawn, 19th St. and 23rd Ave., Astoria. 1 to 4 p.m. Admission: Free)

Kids Halloween Party

Code Astoria is presenting another Halloween party designed specifically for the kids, where they will have the chance to dress up as their favorite or scariest characters and enjoy a variety of activities like face painting, animal balloons, interactions with clowns, pictures with costumed characters making an appearance at the party like Woody, Gru and his minions, Mirabel and Bruno and more while listening to a live DJ. A candy giveaway and costume contest will follow the event, with the best costume winning a prize. (Code Astoria, 20-30 Steinway St., Astoria. 4 to 8 p.m. Admission: $25)

Halloween 2k23

Get ready for an exciting Halloween Costume Day Party offering a chance to win $2,000 in cash prizes for the best costume. This all-inclusive event features an all-you-can-eat buffet designed for food enthusiasts and some of NYC’s top DJs playing various music genres, from soca and reggae to hip-hop, Latin, chutney, Bollywood, afrobeats and Billboard Top 100 hits, ensuring amusement for all. Please note that this is a 21+ event and offers early bird discounted admission, promising a unique Halloween celebration. (Kiss Ultra Lounge Entertainment, 130-35 91st Ave., Richmond Hill. 3 to 10 p.m. Admission: $20)

Monday, Oct. 30

Word Is Bond: A James Bond Halloween Soirée

Photo via The Record Room

Made possible by Ketel One Vodka, all are invited to a night that fuses mystery with class at the Record Room, which will be packing the night with James Bond hits. The event will further feature James Hart and Friends, who will be playing music straight from vinyl sets and pairing the night with the finest food and refreshments. This Halloween soiree is inviting all to come in their finest casino attire for an elegant Halloween bash. (Record Room, 4709 Center Blvd., Long Island City. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission: $28.77)

Halloween Shake It Up

Join this mysterious celebration at the American Brass for an evening of learning to craft your favorite drinks and enjoy an additional drink, have some light bites and participate in a costume contest, where the prize is a $100 Brass Gift Card. As part of the “Shake It Up” experience, American Brass now hosts cocktail classes once a week, with a different featured drink. Attendees will have the opportunity to become mixology experts while relishing in delectable food with other fellow food and mixology enthusiasts. (American Brass, 2-01 50th Ave., Long Island City. 5:30 to 7 p.m. or 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission: $40)

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Fright Fest at Code Astoria

Photo via Code Astoria

Join Code Astoria for their fright fest event that is encouraging all to come in their most creative Halloween-themed gear for a frightening night that will include live DJs such as Spinking, Manny Mills, Pereira, Blue Diamond and WyldLyfe, followed by a costume contest where guests with the top costumes can win up to $5,000 in prizes. (Code Astoria, 20-30 Steinway St., Astoria. 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Admission: $30)

Maspeth Lions Halloween Ragamuffin Parade

The Maspeth Lions Club is hosting its annual Halloween parade that invites individuals of all ages to come and showcase their most eerie costumes for a chance at getting a costume prize. They will also be marching down Grand Avenue. The parade’s festivities are aimed at bringing a touch of Halloween enchantment to the community while fostering new connections and spirit among the locals. This event will wrap up with the distribution of loaded treat bags to all the children in attendance. (Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Main Gate, 65-40 Grand Ave., Maspeth. 7 to 8 p.m. Admission: Free)

Annual Halloween Kids Carnival

Footlight Presents, an emerging art space that aims for active community engagement, is bringing the annual Halloween Kids Carnival back, with seasoned artists from The Windjammer’s backroom providing the festive spirit and entertaining kids during their trick-or-treating adventures with friends and family. Families can expect music and dancing, along with activities like face painting, balloon animals and more activities committed to engaging the community for the chilling holiday. (Footlight Underground at The Windjammer, 552 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Admission: Free)

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