Halloween events roundup – parties, movies, pumpkin chucking and more!

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Halloween is almost upon us! And since it falls mid-week (Wednesday, srsly?), most of the partying will be happening this weekend. There’s plenty to do here in Queens – parties, costume competitions, dog parades, walking tours, scary movies, zombies, and more. Here is our list of events for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Halloween. Click through each event for more information. 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

Dead or Alive: Halloween at NYSCI – Pumpkin Chucking - Watch as pumpkins are thrown hundreds of feet in the air by our 19-foot-tall catapult.

New York Hall of Science, Flushing, Friday, October 26th, 2012, 3:30pm – 5:00pm | FREE!

Halloween Spirits Tasting  - Indulge your inner mad scientist/ mixologist and come by to kick off your Halloween weekend with some of our coolest new artisinal spirits at a free spirits tasting.

Astoria Park Wine & Spirits, Astoria, Friday, October 26th, 2012, 6:00pm – 8:30pm | FREE!

Haunted Lantern Tours - Every Halloween, a haunted shipwreck brings ghosts and ghouls to the historic Battery. The Urban Park Rangers will be leading the way through this fright fest. Bring your flashlight, but leave your fear at home.

Fort Totten Park, Bayside, Friday, October 26th, 2012, 6:30pm – 8:00pm | FREE!

Silent Scream: Live Music Accompanies 1923 Film Nosferatu - Evan Mazunik will premiere an original score to the silent film “Nosferatu” with his group ZAHA at Sunnyside Reformed Church on Friday, Oct 26, 2012 at 8pm (doors at 7:30pm). The show is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $15.

Sunnyside Reformed Church, Sunnyside, Friday, October 26th, 2012, 7:30pm – 10:00pm | FREE!

Hell’s Belles Burlesque, Halloween Hotties Edition - Hell’s Belles Burlesque is back with an amazing lineup of vivacious vixens! As always, Blank Baby and the Adults is going to keep you dancing all night!

Hell Gate Social, Astoria, Friday, October 26th, 2012, 10:00pm – 4:00am | $5

Halloween Splendor – Third Annual Halloween Party - Come dressed to impress in your favorite Pirate Garb at this third annual haunted pirate party. Hobgoblin Beer, drink specials, giveaways, & sea shanties.

Sparrow Tavern, Astoria, Friday, October 26th, 2012, 11:00pm – 2:00am | FREE!

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

Halloween Pet Parade - Costume contest, workshops on nutrition and training.

Starts at Skillman Pets and goes to Windmuller Park, Sunnyside, Saturday, October 27th, 2012, 11:00am – 2:00pm | FREE

Halloween Walking Tour – Celebrate the spirits of Halloween as we share the stores and legend of this historic waterway. Join us for a tour of murder and mystery along the Long Island City waterfront.

Hell Gate Bridge, Astoria, Saturday, October 27th, 2012, 11:00am – 1:00pm | $20

Pumpkin Patch – Enjoy wandering through the planting fields to find your favorite pumpkin. Price of pumpkin is based on pumpkin size.

Queens County Farm Museum, Glen Oaks, Saturday, October 27, 2012, 11:00am – 4:30pm | FREE!

The Amazing Maize Maze – Enjoy getting lost in our 3 acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a stalk talk to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of the maze.

Queens County Farm Museum, Glen Oaks, Saturday, October 27, 2012, 2012, 11:00am – 4:30pm | $9

Dead or Alive: Halloween at NYSCI – Join us for a spooky and spirited, do-it-yourself twist on Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Bats, catapults, pumpkin sculpting, piatas, papel picado, and Halloween-inspired robots are all part of the celebration. Most activities are free with NYSCI admission. Some projects and shows require a small materials fee.

New York Hall of Science, Flushing, Saturday, October 27th, 2012, 12:00pm – 9:00pm | $11

Halloween Party and Costume Contest – Join the Astoria Park Alliance and Green Shores NYC in celebrating Halloween. Trick or Treat & Compete for prizes for best costume! People of all ages and their pets are welcome to the 1st Annual Astoria Park Halloween Party!

Astoria Park, Astoria, Saturday, October 27th, 2012, 12:00pm – 1:00pm | FREE!

Second Annual Halloween Pub Run! - Yes, ladies and gents, it’s time for the Woodside-Sunnyside Runners’ second annual Halloween Pub Run! This 4 mile casual run through Sunnyside and Woodside will feature drink specials, a costume contest and a fun time for everybody.

Starts at Shelley’s in Woodside, Saturday, October 27th, 2012, 1:00pm – 4:00pm | FREE!

See It Big! Film Series Horror Movie Halloween Extravaganza – Two weekends of scary movies, including Hitchcock’s The Birds at 4:30 pm and John Carpenter’s The Thing at 7 pm.

MOMI, Astoria, Saturday, October 27th, 2012, 4:30pm | FREE with admission

Haunted Lantern Tours - Every Halloween, a haunted shipwreck brings ghosts and ghouls to the historic Battery. The Urban Park Rangers will be leading the way through this fright fest. Bring your flashlight, but leave your fear at home.

Fort Totten Park, Bayside, Saturday, October 27th, 2012, 6:30pm – 8:00pm | FREE!

Long Island City Horror Film Festival – The Long Island City Horror Film Festival at 5Pointz and Local Project Art Space is featuring selected short films chosen from an Open Call earlier this year. This is part of a larger project that involves zombies., a mini movie, and blacklight. Before and After parties at The Shannon Pot.

5 Pointz, LIC, Saturday, October 27th, 2012, 7:00pm – 4:00am | FREE!

3rd Annual Halloween Costume Party – Celebrate Dia de los Muertos, and All Saints Day at Flushing Town Hall’s 3rd annual international costume dance party. Creative costumes a must! Special prizes for the best! All-start DJ and special live entertainment – kickin’ it Gangnam Style!

Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, Saturday, October 27th, 2012, 8:00pm – 11:00pm | $35 (Mention the code “EB50″ to get 50% off tickets)

Hell Gate Social’s Creepy Carnival – Freaks of all kinds will come out to play! Hell Gate Social is bringing back the Creep Carnival and you will surely be surprised and mortified this year. Cotton Candy, Drink Specials (TBA), Games, Costume Contest, Clowns, Animals and Freaks of all kinds.

Hell Gate Social, Astoria, Saturday, October 27th, 2012, 9:00pm – 4:00am | FREE!

Halloween Bash at Studio Square – Put on your best costume and most elaborate zombie makeup because Studio Square NYC is hosting the bone chilling Enter The Fear Garden Halloween party. There is also an Open Format Event, and an Electronic Dance Music Event that night as well. Costume contests, too.

Studio Square, Astoria, Saturday, October 27th, 2012, 9:00pm – 4:00am | $10 just the garden, and $35-$75 for other events

Ovelia’s Annual Halloween Masquerade Ball 2012 – Join the folks at Ovelia for their annual masquerade ball! Best costume wins.

Ovelia, Astoria, Saturday, October 27th, 2012, 11:00pm – 1:00am | FREE!

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

Pumpkin Patch - Enjoy wandering through the planting fields to find your favorite pumpkin. Price of pumpkin is based on pumpkin size.

Queens County Farm Museum, Glen Oaks, Saturday, October 27, 2012, 11:00am – 4:30pm | FREE!

The Amazing Maize Maze - Enjoy getting lost in our 3 acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a stalk talk to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of the maze.

Queens County Farm Museum, Glen Oaks, Saturday, October 27, 2012, 2012, 11:00am – 4:30pm | $9

Dead or Alive: Halloween at NYSCI – Join us for a spooky and spirited, do-it-yourself twist on Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Bats, catapults, pumpkin sculpting, piatas, papel picado, and Halloween-inspired robots are all part of the celebration. Most activities are free with NYSCI admission. Some projects and shows require a small materials fee.

New York Hall of Science, Flushing, Sunday, October 28th, 2012, 12:00pm – 6:00pm | $8

Halloween-Remixed – Celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Halloween, and All Saints Day with hands-on festive fun for all ages! Be sure to wear your costume and join us for an afternoon of making masks, All Saints Day Medallions, Mexican Sugar Skulls, listening to ghost stories and much more! Fun for the whole family!

Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, Sunday, October 28th, 2012, 12:00pm – 3:00pm | FREE!

Pawrade and Costume Contest – We expect 75-100 dogs. The parade will go around the block hopefully led by a couple of musicians.

Bread Box Cafe, LIC, Sunday, October 28th, 2012, 3:00pm – 5:00pm | FREE!

See It Big! Film Series Horror Movie Halloween Extravaganza - Two weekends of scary movies, including Hitchcock’s Psycho at 2 pm), Poltergeist at 4:30 pm, and Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre at 7 pm.

MOMI, Astoria, Sunday, October 28th, 2012, 2:00 pm | FREE with admission

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HALLOWEEN, OCTOBER 31

23rd Annual Children’s Halloween Parade – The 23rd Annual Children’s Halloween Parade kicks off on Wednesday, October 31st at 5 pm on 89th Street along 37th Avenue. Participants line up at 4:30 pm. Marching bands from I.S. 145 and I.S. 230 will be performing as part of the festivities.

37th Avenue from 89th to 77th streets, Jackson Heights, Wednesday, October 31st, 2012, 5:00pm – 7:00pm | FREE!

Ghouls Night Out - Halloween drink specials and awards for best costume at Applebee’s around NYC.

Applebees, Everywhere, Wednesday, October 31st, 2012, 7:00pm – Thu 7:15pm | FREE!

DST3K Halloween Pre-Party!- Devil Science Theater 3000 is an interactive event where the audience plays drinking games and makes fun of terrible movies while being egged on by professional comedians in the crowd!

Laughing Devil, Comedy Club, LIC, Wednesday, October 31st, 2012, 8:00pm – 11:00pm | No Costume: $10, In Costume: $5, Dressed as a Zombie: FREE!

Eat, Drink, and Be Scary – On Halloween night, join the crowd at Sweet Afton for a holiday party. They’ll have pumpkin beer, pumpkin, punch, and a costume contest at 10pm.

Sweet Afton, Astoria, Wednesday, October 31st, 2012, 9:00pm – 11:45pm | FREE!