Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Explore the 897-acre  site of two World's Fairs, now host to a variety of attractions.

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IN THE PARK

Queens Botanical Garden

Explore lovely gardens in a 39-acre oasis in one of New York City’s most bustling and diverse neighborhoods.

Look for site-specific art throughout the garden including a reflective, life-sized kaleidoscope and a beautiful mural ‘Wonder Garden’ outside the Education Building.

On weekends in the Visitor & Administration Building, see Spirit Sees Red Spirit, a meditation on memory: the stories we inherit and those we create to remember. Drawing inspiration from the First Nations tradition of the sacredness of the color red, Latin folklore, and the desire to reclaim an Indigenous narrative, artist M.E. Guadalupe Rubi embraces botany and the natural world as a source of healing and reconciliation.

Queens Botanical Garden Pumpkin Patch

🎃 Choose a pumpkin and get a grab and go craft activity (additional pumpkins $6).

🚜 Lots of harvest-themed photo opportunities (plus the whole botanical garden to explore, included in admission). Meet and take pictures with the friendly costumed nature creatures roaming the Farm.

🍩 Harvest and pumpkin-themed beers and ciders for purchase for ages 21+.

Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

A carousel created for the 1964-1965 World’s Fair by combining two historic Coney Island carousels is the centerpiece of this small, kid-friendly amusement park. Choose from 64 jumping horses, 7 standing horses, 1 menagerie animal, and 2 chariots.

Try an assortment of classic, family-friendly rides within a tree-filled landscape of Forest Park including the Corona Cobra Coaster, a western-themed train and twirling tea cups and play carnival games.

Halloween at the Queens Botanical Garden

Little ones can show off their Halloween costumes, walk a Trick-or-Treat Trail, and enjoy performances, including a magic show! Adults 21+ can enjoy harvest beers and ciders for purchase at the Beer & Wine Garden.

Choose a pumpkin from a patch and get a grab and go craft activity ( $6). Lots of harvest-themed photo opportunities (plus the whole botanical garden to explore).

PLAYGROUNDS

Jurassic & Triassic Playground

Dino lovers can climb and play on an dino-inspired equipment at two playgrounds on opposite sides of Meadow Lake created to commemorate the Sinclair Oil “Dinoland” exhibit at the 1964-65 World’s Fair. In addition to swings and jungle gymes, find dinosaur footprints and art throughout the playground. Learn about flora and fauna from the Triassic Period, on a geologic time scale and get wet in spray showers in the shape of palm trees.

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Dumpling Galaxy

Choose from than 100 kinds of delicious dumplings plus noodles & other Chinese dishes in a striking, modern interior with bold Chinese red across walls. Deep semiprivate booths have individual TV screen showing highlights of the extensive menu.

The Lemon Ice King of Corona

This 60+ year old family owned business sells Italian Ices with real pieces of fruit. Lots of fun flavors.

Grab and go only. Close to Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Queens Museum

An expansive open light-filled space (formerly home to two world fairs) on the edge of Flushing Meadows Corona Park hosts ambitious exhibitions, educational initiatives, and community-minded programming,

See the city in miniature at the famous  Panorama of the City of New York created by urban mastermind and World’s Fair President Robert Moses and more…

Trick-or-Treat at Queens International Night Market

Trick or treat and enter adults & kids costume contests with amazing prices at the last of this large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens for the season. Shop around 100 independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food. Also enjoy live music and cultural performances celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and…

NEARBY

Queens Botanical Garden Pumpkin Patch

🎃 Choose a pumpkin and get a grab and go craft activity (additional pumpkins $6).

🚜 Lots of harvest-themed photo opportunities (plus the whole botanical garden to explore, included in admission). Meet and take pictures with the friendly costumed nature creatures roaming the Farm.

🍩 Harvest and pumpkin-themed beers and ciders for purchase for…

Halloween Fun at the Vander Ende – Onderdonk House

Celebrate Halloween with spooky stories, seasonal arts & crafts, a costume parade, and goody bags at the historic Onderdonk House in Ridgewood, Queens.

Trick-or-Treat at Queens International Night Market

Trick or treat and enter adults & kids costume contests with amazing prices at the last of this large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens for the season. Shop around 100 independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food. Also enjoy live music and cultural performances celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and…

Movie Night at the Garden: Coco

Watch Coco outdoors in the Queens Botanical Garden. Go on an adventure with Miguel on Día de los Muertos, as he searches in the Land of the Dead for familia who shares his passion for music. Make sugar skull masks as an accompanying craft.

Each ticket comes with after-hours admission to the Garden, a magic…

Halloween at the Queens Botanical Garden

Little ones can show off their Halloween costumes, walk a Trick-or-Treat Trail, and enjoy performances, including a magic show! Adults 21+ can enjoy harvest beers and ciders for purchase at the Beer & Wine Garden.

Choose a pumpkin from a patch and get a grab and go craft activity ( $6). Lots of harvest-themed photo…