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What to do in Queens this fall

While Queens is not always the most exciting place on Earth, there are a number of interesting activities coming this fall to its theatres, museums, restaurants and parks. Here are some of the top upcoming attractions.

Queens County Farm Museum

Located in Floral Park and open year round, this museum is a breath of fresh air to the pollution and traffic of city life. Filled with farm animals and fresh vegetables, you will feel like you are in the corn fields of Ohio.

Visitors can enter their 2.5 acre Maze of Maize until October 30, where they will use clues and solve puzzles to make their way through the interactive corn maze. In addition, there are hayrides and a haunted house for Halloween.

Do not miss the Apple Festival on October 2, where the nation’s largest apple cobbler will be baked. And for the entire month of October, Pick-Your-Own-Pumpkin Saturdays and Sundays are a great way to enjoy the autumn.

Both events have free admission.

For more information on events, visit

Dinner Theatre Shows

Why eat in front of the television when you can eat in front of a murder scene? The Killing Kompany, known for its mystery dinner shows, is coming to Queens for two nights.

Sept. 30: Desperate Housewives, Desperate Killers! at Riccardo’s in Astoria. Call (718)721-7777 for reservations.

Nov. 4: A Vote for Murder! at The White House in Whitestone.

Call (718)746-1111 for reservations.

Hatha Yoga in

Little Bay Park

Join the yoga craze by coming to the Little Bay Park in Bayside! Beginning at 8 a.m., help your body gain spirituality through breathing and other exercises that will balance and purify you. Admission is free, but you have to bring your own mat or rent one for $2.

Call (718) 359-4793 for information.

Thalia Spanish Theatre

Experience the fusion of Indian and Spanish cultures in Flamenco/Indian Fusion or see the best dances over the course of three years from The Best of Colombia with Ballet Mestizo. For information, visit

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

Take a walk among sculptures by artist Isamu Noguchi. With open spaces, you can relax your mind and enjoy the fall breeze with a scenic view.

The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday. For information, visit

The 12 Gems of Queens

On October 8 and 9, you can discover the 12 gems of Queens for free, including Victorian mansions located in Richmond Hill, the new sanitation garage built in Flushing, and Fort Tilden. For information, visit


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