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Oct 23, 2015

Halloween In Astoria: A Roundup of Celebrations!

Halloween is almost here! You’re probably already hard at work creating a stellar costume, but have you decided where you’ll show it off? We have a rundown of some of (…)

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Halloween is almost here! You’re probably already hard at work creating a stellar costume, but have you decided where you’ll show it off? We have a rundown of some of the coolest and spookiest events in the neighborhood. Tell us where you’ll be celebrating, and we’ll continue to update!

Saturday, 10/24

Bowery Bay Road Trip to Queens Farm Museum

What better way to get into the Halloween spirit than brunch and a corn maze? $40 per person will include brunch at Bowery Bay, transportation to the farm/corn maze and happy hour when the bus returns to Bowery Bay. For those unfamiliar, Queens Farm Museum is a working farm with NYC’s ONLY corn maze– they also have a pumpkin patch and farmer’s market!

For more information, check out the Facebook event here.

Bowery Bay | 19-33 Ditmars Blvd

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Hell Gate Horror

Hell Gate Horror is back! For those unfamiliar, it’s a very cool haunted walk through the large backyard of a resident of the Ditmars area. It is loaded with small frights: ghosts, ghouls, goblins, eerie music, etc. It’s very tame for adults, but children who enjoy spooky things will get a kick out of it!

Check out their website here.

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Tuesday, 10/27

Queens Kickshaw/Queens Comfort Monster Mash-up

For one night, two neighborhood favorites are switching identities. Queens Kickshaw’s Chef Kenji will be cooking at Queens Comfort in the style of Queens Comfort. Chef Donnie and Hernan of Queens Comfort will be cooking at The Queens Kickshaw in the style of The Queens Kickshaw.

The quirky event looks like this:
7-8pm – First seating at either TQK or QC
8-8:30pm – Walking haunted tour
8:30-9:30pm – Second seating at either TQK or QC

A $70 ticket purchase includes four courses and two beers split between the two restaurants. A spooky tour guide will shuttle the two groups between the two venues.

Tickets are not currently available, but check out the event page here.

The Queens Kickshaw  | 40-17 Broadway

Queens Comfort  | 40-09 30th Ave

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Friday, 10/30

Lockwood Style Halloween Party

On Friday, October 30 from 5pm-9pm, Lockwood Style will be the perfect spot to kick off your Halloween weekend. There will be drinks, treats, a Tattly tattoo bar, and all items will be 15% off. (in case you need to grab last-minute costume accessories!) To get you even more party-fabulous,  killer makeup artist Lenore Koppelman will be on hand from 7pm on, working her sexy eye and spooky look magic on guests on a first come, first serve basis.

Check out their Facebook event here.

Lockwood Style 32-15 33rd Street

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Astoria Music & Arts Haunted Mansion

Astoria Music and Arts, the same group behind the annual music festival in Astoria Park, is presenting their first ever Haunted Mansion at the Hellenic Society.  The organizers promise a terrifying experience, complete with live spooky music, a creepy doll room, a butcher room, a psycho surgeon room, and a “die-ning room.” Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at door.

Check out their Eventbrite page here.

 

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Saturday, 10/31

Haunted Waters Walking Tour

Kick the day off with a Halloween tour of murder, mayhem,  and mystery along the Long Island City waterfront. Your guide Richard Melnick will lead you on a spooky stroll along the East River as tales are told of those lost long ago among the churning whirlpools and electric eels. The walk begins under the Hell Gate Bridge at Shore Blvd. and Ditmars Blvd at 12pm, and ends 2.5 hours later at Socrates Sculpture Park. Tickets are $15, but are only $10 if you’re a GAHS member, and $5 if you’re in costume.

More information is available on their website here.

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Movie Night in Athens Square Park: Hotel Transylvania 

If you’re looking for a fun family activity, Athens Square Park will be screening Hotel Transylvania at 6:30pm on Halloween evening. Parents and kids are encouraged to arrive early to grab a spot, bring a chair or blanket, and enjoy the open-air film experience. Be sure to bundle up if it’s chilly out!

More information can be found on the NYC Park’s website here.

Athens Square Park  30th Ave and 30th Street

 

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Halloqueens

Join the folks from Queens Supper Club for #HalloQueens2015 at Rockaway Brewery in LIC.  Tickets are $20 and includes a drink ticket, entry to their 20 (!!) costume contests (all with Queens based prizes!), and a night of dancing. Kimchi Smoke will also be popping up for the party!

Get tickets here. 

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Behind The Wood Pop Up Bar

Behind The Wood, a Popup Craft cocktail bar in Sunnyside, will be hosting a Halloween Blowout party on Saturday, Oct. 31st from 10pm – 2am. There will be specialty cocktails, scary movies, a costume contest, and handcrafted chocolates made by a local artisan. Friday night, Oct. 30, they’ll feature pumpkin carving (BYO Pumpkin, carving tools provided), with pumpkins to be displayed the next night.

For more information, check out the Facebook event here.

Behind The Wood Popup Bar  44-07 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside

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Z Hotel Masquerade Ball

Dance the night away at Z Hotel’s Masquerade Ball, complete with a live DJ, drink specials, and gorgeous 360 views of the city. If you’re looking for a chic club atmosphere, this is the Halloween event for you. Don’t forget to enter the costume contest!

For more information, check out the Eventbrite page here.

Z Hotel  11-01 43rd Avenue

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The Strand Smokehouse’s Sleepy Hollow Halloween Party

If live music is more your scene, head over to The Strand Smokehouse starting at 6pm. Catch Owls For Olive, JP & The Voodoo Blues, Alan Lee & The Whiskey Bumps, and Slasher Daniel Patch and his Hell Dwellers. They’ll have tunes, a costume contest, and drink specials all night.

Check out the Facebook event here.

The Strand Smokehouse   25-27 Broadway

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Halloween at The Bonnie

The Bonnie is offering up a simple, laid-back Halloween party, promising specialty cocktails and pumpkin beers all night. Bring your A-game for the costume contest at midnight!

Check out the Facebook event here.

The Bonnie  29-12 23rd Ave

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La Mega’s Official Halloween Party at Don Coqui

If hitting the dance floor to Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Top 40 sounds like the best way to spend Halloween, look no further than Don Coqui! La Mega’s DJ Kazzanova will be spinning at this no-cover event. Cash prizes  will be awarded for Most Creative, Spookiest, and Sexiest Costume.

Check out their event page here.

Don Coqui  28-18 31st Street

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Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden’s Halloween Costume Party

If the weather stays as lovely as it has been lately, the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden’s Halloween Costume Party will be the perfect chance to enjoy some beers outside while admiring our neighborhood’s coolest costumes. Prizes will be awarded for Best Homemade, Crowd Favorite, and Scariest. A DJ will be spinning tunes from 5pm-10pm, and from 10pm-on guests will enjoy some excellent drink specials.

Take a  look at their website’s event page here.

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden  29-19 24th Ave

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Sunday, November 1

Haunting Histories and Legends of Astoria: Ghost Stories at Q.E.D.

Boroughs of the Dead Tour Guide Marie Carter is thrilled to present “Ghosts of the Boroughs” on Day of the Dead. In this spooky illustrated lecture you will learn about the haunted mansions of the boroughs, “The House of Death,” the small pox hospital, former insane asylums, and grisly murders, among others. And you will learn about the ghosts that haunt your own backyard in Astoria.

Check out their Eventbrite page here.

Q.E.D.  27-16 23rd Avenue

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Where will you be celebrating Halloween? Share with us on Facebook and in the comments, and we’ll update the post with more spooky goodness!

About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

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