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Halloween events near St. John's, Jamaica, and Hollis in Queens

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Find your perfect pumpkin in the Queens Botanical Garden and choose-your-own scary level at the haunted maze!

A Haunting In Hollis

Saturday, October 20 at 6:00pm — 211-17 Hollis Ave — 211 17 Hollis Avenue, Queens Village, Ny 11429

A great aspect of this Hollis haunted house is the option to choose the super-scary route or the family-friendly route through the maze so you can choose your level of fright!

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We dare you to enter the Haunted House in Hollis where you're sure to have an eerie fright you wont forget. As goblins & ghouls and hungry zombies try to get a piece of you, make your way through this horrific maze and into the experimental lab where all things go wrong. Or, opt to take the family friendly route if you're too scared (or have small children). Having been set up by the most imaginative people on the planet, you definitely won't be disappointed and you'll want to come back every year.  -There are two different mazes located adjacent to each other, whereas a sign will depict which route leads to which maze. -For children under the age of 10 admission is only $5, may pay at door -Print ticket and bring to haunted house on the day of your choice.   -No specific date is required to reserve entry. Guests may come anytime within windows of operation: 10/20- 10/30: 7pm-12am  Halloween night: 7pm-2am


Pre Halloween Costume Party

Saturday, October 20 at 5:00pm — Flawless Designz Hair Salon — 227 12 Linden Boulevard, Queens, Ny 11411

A hair-raising Halloween event! Show off your frightening costume at the hair salon and party with some folks that can give you some tips on how to style that hair to best compliment your costume.

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Sensory Fun In The Sun Halloween Spooktacular Adventure

Saturday, October 20 at 10:00am — Cunningham Park — 193 St And 81 Av, Fresh Meadows, Ny 11366

The Halloween season can be an especially trying time of year for anyone with sensitivies to loud noises or flashing lights, so this Spooktacular Adventure will feature activities where children can explore the five senses while being guided by licensed Occupational Therapists.

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Children should wear their costumes *** These fun filled sensory groups will stimulate children’s 5 senses (touch, sight, smell, hearing, and taste) including 2 other unique senses vestibular (sense of movement) and proprioceptive (sense of where your body is in space). Children will also practice problem solving, sequencing, coordinating both sides of the body together, fine and gross motor skills. Experienced group leaders are licensed Occupational Therapists who will guide children as they embark on a sensory journey. Children will navigate obstacle courses, explore various textures and exercise their muscles to increase strength,stability and mobility. These groups also offer opportunities for peer interaction, team building and increased self confidence.


Pumpkin Patch At Queens Botanical Garden

Saturday, October 20 at 11:00am — Queens Botanical Garden — 43 50 Main Street, Flushing, Ny 11355

If your front porch is missing a smiling jack o'lantern, then swing by the Queens Botanical Garden before the big day and pick your own pumpkin from their pumpkin patch. There are also other photo opportunities around the garden including a painted backdrop, a maze, and lots of fall foods.

For even more fun, attend the Queens Botanical Garden's pumpkin carving instructional and sip some pumpkin ale.

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QBG's ever-popular Pumpkin Patch is back and bigger than ever to bring you the quintessential fall family experience every weekend in October and on Columbus Day! Choose a 3-hour window for the whole family to spend at the Patch, where you can pick out the perfect pumpkins to take home and carve as spooky jack-o-lanterns for Halloween or to bake or roast to eat. From 12 to 4pm each Patch day (covering the last two hours of the first session and the first two of the second), a character will roam the Patch in autumnal costume, captivating Patch goers and making the experience extra magical! Once outside the Patch, explore the Mini-Maze—family-friendly and perfect for little ones! After all this fall activity, satisfy your appetite with seasonal food and beverage, such as cider, roasted corn, and more (not included in Patch admission). FREE for Members - Become a Member to enjoy FREE entry to the Patch and free admission to the Garden year-round. At the Patch: $6 Non-Members*** Does not include mandatory Garden admission or parking. See below for pricing. For more information, visit www.queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800.

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