MORNING AgClips AMERICA'S #1 AG NEWS SOURCE Halloween on the Farm at Queens County Farm Museum TheEdwardMorganBallet Fang-tastic holiday event brings full day of spooktacular fun to NYC PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 25, 2023
FLORAL PARK, N.Y. – Halloween on the Farm, the largest Halloween party in Queens, is back this year on Sunday, October 29th, 2023, from 11 am to 4pm. Visitors can fire up their finest costumes and join the farm for a scary good time. This annual holiday favorite is complete with trick-or-treating, a spooky 18th century farmhouse, and the Amazing Maize Maze sponsored by Con Edison.
DJ Malik Work will spin the freshest and deadliest tunes for a haunted DJ dance party and trick-or-treating will lead visitors throughout Queens Farm’s 47-acre historic site. The Con Edison Ecology Booth offers free crafts and the uber popular Adopt-a-Worm composting program. Visitors can hop on a Halloween hayride complete with festive decorations and kid-friendly seasonal soundtrack, and get crafty in the Pumpkin Patch with pumpkin decorating activities. Sweet treats will be available at the Donut Shop & Cider Booth. Families can sink their teeth into tasty bites from local food vendors, and grown-ups can wash it all down at the pop-up beer garden.
New this year, the iconic Halloween Blessing Angel which has been presented by TheEdwardMorganBallet for 25 years at NYC’s Village Halloween Parade will debut at Halloween on the Farm with roaming performances throughout the event. This performance will combine electrifying roller skating and funky balletic disco dancing with whimsical Halloween charm.
Halloween on the Farm is Sunday, October 29th from 11 am – 4pm. Tickets are $20 per person (free for ages 3 and under). There is free parking and the farm is accessible by public transit. For tickets and more information, visit queensfarm.org/halloween-on-the-farm.
About Queens County Farm Museum
Queens County Farm Museum showcases the 300-year history of agriculture as a way of life in New York City. It is a New York City Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. Queens County Farm Museum offers free admission 354 days per year and hosts a wide variety of acclaimed education programs and public events. It serves as a vital resource connecting New Yorkers to agriculture and the environment. For more information, visit queensfarm.org.
About Malik Work
Malik Work is an accomplished writer and emcee, known as one of New York City’s lyrical giants. He built his following by co-founding the seminal live hip-hop crew, The Real Live Show, with a decade of residencies and performances at venues all over the U.S. and Europe. Work’s learned flow stems from his deep appreciation for all written masterworks, and his firm belief that hip-hop lyrics fit into a literary continuum.
Choreographer Edward Morgan was Principal with the original Joffrey Ballet NYC, Director of Joffrey I, and Choreographer of the internationally successful television dance show Club MTV before founding his own company with Joseph Alexander as Director and Lead Dancer. TheEdwardMorganBallet has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Danny Kaye Playhouse, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Guggenheim Museum, the United Nations, and UNESCO in Paris. They also founded the original Bryant Park Dance Festival and Ballet for the Homeless at The Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.
-Queens County Farm Museum
Halloween events at Queens County Farm offer family fun for all By Iryna Shkurhan Posted on October 31, 2023
At Halloween on the Farm, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., attendees made their way across the sprawling 44-acre farm where they could get a spooky farmhouse experience at the historic Adriance Farmhouse or enjoy a wholesome photo-op among gourds at the patch.
The event also featured a performance from Halloween’s Blessing Angel, presented by The Edward Morgan Ballet, for the first time on the farm. And DJ Malik Work provided the tunes for the haunted dance party. Attendees had the opportunity to participate in some guided Monster Mash dancing after hopping off a festive hayride decorated for Halloween.
This year’s Amazing Maize Maze was landscaped into the shape of a 1954 tractor that was donated to the farm by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Some families took on the challenge of making their way through the sprawling 3-acre cornfield puzzle during the Oct. 29 event.
After meeting some of the farm animals and learning about the farm’s agricultural history, kids picked up their own treats at nine candy stations throughout the farm.
Grub was available for local vendors including: East Coast Street Tacos, Kelli’s Funnel Cake, Knot of this World Pretzels, Long Island Seafood, Ed’s Italian Sausage & Polish Kielbasa, CBao Asian Buns, Green Acres Corn, Bstro and Tania’s Kitchen. The Queens Night Market also curated a local beer garden.
At the Con Edison Ecology Booth, the energy company shared recycling tips and hosted an Adopt-a-Worm composting program.
Photos by Krisanne Johnson