Fall Festivities in Greater Queens

Fall is the favorite season of many our team at Farenga Funeral Home! Fortunately for us, we don’t have to go far to enjoy the best sights, sounds, and smells that make this time of year so spectacular. To inspire our neighbors around Greater Queens and Astoria, and beyond to get out and explore seasonal highlights, here are some of favorite autumnal activities and destinations.

The Amazing Maize Maze

Experience New York City’s only corn maze at The Queens County Farm Museum. This adventure also includes finding clues and solving puzzles. Online tickets are required, and the maze is open through October 29.

Fall Festival at King Manor

Join in the fun on October 22 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at this FREE event for all ages. This year, King Manor has collaborated with Queens Fiber Arts to provide a festival with dozens of vendors, in addition to a pumpkin patch (Queens County Farm) and more fall fun.

Fall-O-Ween at the New York Botanical Garden

Enjoy viewing beautiful pumpkins, gourds, and ghouls, and participating in fun-filled activities. There is something for everyone during the day or at night. Join in special weekend events featuring pumpkin parades and pumpkin carving face-offs. View special events and get tickets on the Garden’s website.

Explore Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk

This is the perfect time of year to take a stroll or share a picnic with friends. The 5.5-mile-long boardwalk allows for some top-notch people-watching along with delicious eateries and shops.

October Forest Restoration Fridays at Van Cortlandt Park

With 640 acres of forest and wetlands, Van Cortlandt Park could use your help. Meet with a group on Fridays from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the VCPA Compost and Garden site (right across from Riverdale Stables) then walk to our worksite in the park together. With a focus on removing invasive species, all tools are provided, and no experience is necessary to pitch in.

No matter where you choose to welcome fall in Greater Queens and Astoria, your neighbors here at Farenga Funeral Home are here for you! Please reach out to our caring team if you have questions about our services or how we offer support during difficult times in life.