Oct. 4 - Oct. 10
It's not the bloodcurdling screams, it's the chilling laughter. The Shops at Atlas Park hosts an Open Haunted House from Oct. 4 to Nov. 2. Visitors head through a swamp on the way to a secret passage, but watch out for the man-eating goat. Warning: This isn't for light of heart. Second warning: It's a few yards from St. John’s Cemetery, where John Gotti is buried.
Now this is funny…so funny it might make you cry. The Museum of the Moving Image presents No Joke: Absurd Comedy as Political Reality from Oct. 9 until Nov. 16. The 14-film program explores ways actors, writers, and directors inject political commentary into entertainment. The lineup includes everything from silent movies to prank-filled mockumentaries.
Self-improvement hits the borough with book talks, history walks, bird-watching, music-composing, and a fun run for charity this week. But as always, diversity rules with a haunted house, jazz, dance, theater, and Oktoberfest with a Pumpkin Patch. Click here to read the weekly It's In Queens column. Or click here for the It's In Queens podcast with Tucupai.
Over the past six months, Queensboro Dance Festival has worked with 33 troupes to present 26 shows in 14 neighborhoods. Now, it’s time to bid a fond farewell to 2019 with – what else? – dance! Queens Theatre hosts the  culminating shows  on Oct. 5 and 6. Watch such styles as African, Andean, Ballet, Flamenco, Hip-Hop, Kuchipudi, Modern, and Tango.
They call him "Joey D," and he's always in the place to be. The Queens Tourism Council's official foodie runs a great bites blog. In this post , Mr. DiStefano writes about Tong,  a tiny-but-festive Bangladeshi food stand in Jackson Heights that has the honor of being America’s first  fuchka  cart. He falls in love with the aam bhorta or Bangla style spicy mango.
Egon and Hildegard Neustadt collected more than 200 Tiffany lamps of all shapes, sizes, and designs. The Flushing residents donated many pieces to Queens Museum, which currently houses The Neustadt Gallery. On Oct. 8, the museum opens a long-time exhibition that explores the science and artistry behind Tiffany’s iridescent sheet and blown glass.
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Leave it up to the experts! Queens Botanical Garden is currently hosting free nature walks with NYC Audubon members . The strolls, which begin at 9:30 am on Oct. 6, 20, and 26, are perfect opportunities to learn about the bird world.
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