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10 Things To Do in Your Queens Neighborhood This Weekend

By  Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska Katie Honan and Jeanmarie Evelly | April 28, 2016 3:31pm | Updated on October 27, 2017 8:40am

 Dress your dog in costume for the annual Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park this weekend.
Dress your dog in costume for the annual Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park this weekend.
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All Weekend

► Haunted House at Queens County Farm

Where: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
When: Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m., Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Get in the Halloween spirit by visiting this haunted barn. The event, recommended for children ages 6 to 12, will also feature hay rides, mulled cider and Halloween treats. Admission is $4 for both children and adults. The farm will also host its annual Children’s Fall Festival Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets for that event are $20.

► Dances of the World

Where: Thalia Hispanic Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside
When: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m.

Colombian Dance Company Cali Salsa Pal' Mundo will present this show featuring dance styles from countries around the globe including salsa, tango and mamba. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door (seniors and students' tickets are $37 in advance, $42 at the door).

Riis Park High Haunted Halloween Party

Where: Riis Point Bay 9, Neponsit
When: Saturday 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This two-day event starts Saturday night with a DJ and dancing at The Dropout, the winter restaurant at Riis Park. Sunday brunch begins at 11 a.m. and brings face painting for kids.

Friday, Oct. 27

Latin Fridays Fundraiser

Where: Salsa in Queens, 3427 Steinway St., Astoria
When: 9 p.m.

Take a salsa lesson, then dance the night away to a live DJ until 2 a.m. Tickets cost $20 at the door, with proceeds going to disaster relief efforts in Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Saturday, Oct. 28

Halloween Harvest Festival

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Astoria
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The park will host its annual Halloween festival, which will include live music and dance, arts and crafts, face painting and a doggy costume contest. 

► Hell Gate Halloween

Where: Meet under the Hell Gate Bridge, Shore and Ditmars boulevards, Astoria
When:  noon

Greater Astoria Historical Society guide Richard Melnick will lead this Halloween-themed walking tour, which will include spooky stories of the waterfront's history. Participation is $20, or $10 if you show up in costume.

 Trunk or Treat

Where: Maple Grove Cemetery, Lefferts Boulevard and Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens
When: 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Take your kids to Maple Grove Cemetery for trick or treating and help those in need by bringing canned food for the hungry, which will be donated to local food pantries. Decorate your car and compete for the best decorated trunk prize. For more information email info@friendsofmaplegrove.org or call (347) 878-6614.

 Jellybean Benitez at Resorts World

Where: Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park
When: 9 p.m.

Enjoy all your favorite disco hits with legendary DJ Jellybean Benitez. VIP tickets are $75 and include one drink.

Sunday, Oct. 29

► Halloween at the Garden

Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing
When: Noon to 4 p.m.

Make a seasonal craft, see a magic show, dance at the costume dance party, get your face painted and walk the trick-or-treat trail. It’s free with admission (adults cost $6, students and seniors cost $4, children age 4 through 12 cost $2, children age 3 and under are free).


Where: Playground for All Children, 111-1 Corona Ave., Corona (Inside Flushing Meadows-Corona Park)
When: Noon to 3 p.m.

Bring your kids in costume for music, games, crafts, a pumpkin patch, goodie bags and more. Supplies are limited, so arrive early. The event is sponsored by the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Alliance. 

These listings were compiled by DNAinfo Queens reporters Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, Katie Honan and Jeanmarie Evelly.