Halloween

Celebrate Halloween with your pet at LIC Flea
Celebrate Halloween with your pet at LIC Flea
LIC Flea Queens Courier Staff 10/17/2013 at 12:56PM

Our four-legged friends are coming to LIC Flea & Food for an early Halloween. With just two weeks before the spooktacular holiday, LIC Flea is hosting a pet costume contest this weekend. On Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 visitors will be able to bring their four-legged furry friends to participate in the first [...]

Queens chocolate company gets $250K grant for Sandy recovery
Queens chocolate company gets $250K grant for Sandy recovery
Business Terence M. Cullen 2/15/2013 at 11:27AM

Normally, the staff of Madelaine Chocolate makes Valentine’s Day sweet for countless couples. But this year, because of Sandy, their holiday was sweetened thanks to National Grid. The gas company presented owners at Madelaine with a check for $250,000 on Tuesday, February 12 to help the confectioners continue their recovery. The money will go toward [...]

Halloween safety tips
Halloween safety tips
News Bob Doda 10/31/2012 at 10:50AM

While having fun is a prerequisite for any Halloween, safety should never take a backseat. With the devastation the city suffered during Hurricane Sandy, many will be forced to forego trick-or-treating, but for those that do there are several safety tips that should be followed. Con Ed offered some tips post-Sandy safety tips: Avoid any [...]

DIY Halloween costumes that won’t spook your budget
DIY Halloween costumes that won’t spook your budget
News Queens Courier Staff 10/27/2012 at 8:32AM

(BPT) – As the leaves turn, children of all ages begin their quest for this year’s “it” Halloween costume. If you’re like most parents, this typically requires thinking ahead and spending an average of $26.52 for each costume, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2011 Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey. The same study says [...]

New York cracking down on Halloween DWIs
News Billy Rennison 10/26/2012 at 3:06PM

In an effort to keep the streets safe during the days leading up to Halloween, New York announced a statewide DWI crackdown. Between October 26-31, all the counties within New York will be setting up sobriety checkpoints a saturation patrol to deter and catch drunk drivers. Motorists are reminded that driving with a blood-alcohol content [...]

Halloween at the Hall of Science
Halloween at the Hall of Science
News Queens Courier Staff 10/26/2012 at 2:42PM

The New York Hall of Science is putting a spooky and spirited, do-it-yourself twist on Halloween and the Day of the Dead. From October 26-27, bats, catapults, pumpkin sculpting, piñatas, papel picado, and Halloween-inspired robots are all part of the celebration. The science museum, known for its focus on hands-on learning, will remain open until [...]

Halloween events in Queens
Halloween events in Queens
Central Cristabelle Tumola 10/26/2012 at 10:00AM

Here’s your guide to all the Halloween happenings in Queens this October. Pumpkin Patch Queens County Farm Museum 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Glen Oaks Thru October 28 Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Haunted House at the Poppenhusen The Poppenhusen Institute 114-04 14th Road College Point Friday, October 26-Saturday, October 27 Wednesday, October 31 5:00-6:00 [...]

Call to address gang violence in Flushing housing projects
Call to address gang violence in Flushing housing projects
News Melissa Chan 11/16/2011 at 4:41PM

  In the wake of the most recent shooting at Flushing’s James A. Bland House, Councilmember Peter Koo held a town hall meeting to discuss new security protocol at the Bland and Latimer housing projects. According to reports, on Halloween, October 31, Alex Botero, 21, was shot and killed in an elevator in the Bland [...]

Snow can’t stop Howard Beach Halloween!
Snow can’t stop Howard Beach Halloween!
News Queens Courier Staff 11/08/2011 at 9:46AM

After an unexpected October snowstorm canceled Howard Beach’s traditional Halloween parade down Cross Bay Boulevard, the Howard Beach Kiwanis extended the holiday for an additional weekend to host their “Post Halloween Festival” on Saturday, November 5 at St. Helen School. “We still had to do something for the kids,” said Howard Beach Kiwanis Club Secretary [...]