Socrates Sculpture Park

Halloween Harvest Festival

Halloween Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 19, 2013 – 11am-3pm (rain or shine) – FREE

Welcome fall with our annual Halloween Harvest Festival as we invoke the spirits of Queens and share the stories and legends of this historic waterway!

11am–2pm: Costume-making workshops, led by Socrates artists and Free Style Arts Association
11:30am–2:30pm: Face painting by Agostino Arts!
1–2pm: Annual Canine Costume Contest, with LIC’s Pooches Sport & Spa
1-3pm: GrowNYC Greenmarket Apple Bie Bake-Off!  Bring your best pies, which will be judged by farmers. Winner will be announced onstage. To register, email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
2–3pm: Variations Theatre Group in conjunction with other Queens arts organizations will bring Halloween Astoria lore back-to-life, in a way never seen before—with spooky stories being told throughout Socrates Sculpture Park through dance, puppetry, and story. Featuring Elizabeth Seldin, Andy Cook-Feltz, Sheerya Shivers, & Paul Pinto.

The Queens Kickshaw will be selling harvest foods and fall delights throughout the festival.

Also, join the Greater Astoria Historical Society for a walking tour and learn of the horrors and mysteries of the treacherous East River, from churning whirlpools to electric eels. Starting under the Hell Gate Bridge in Astoria Park (Shore Blvd.), tour participants will stroll through Old Astoria Village and walk along the East River waterfront to Socrates Sculpture Park where their journey will culminate with ghostly performances of the area’s haunted history.
For tour information, registration, and payment please visit: 

Socrates Sculpture Park is grateful for the support of the City of New York, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, City Council members James G. Van Bramer and Peter F. Vallone Jr., and the Department of Parks & Recreation, Commissioner Veronica White.


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