If you’re moving to Queens or Long Island, NY, this fall, get ready to have a full calendar. There’s so much going on at this time of year that it’s hard to choose between activities. One popular pastime is visiting the many festivals that occur in autumn. Here are six of our favorite don’t-miss fall festivals in and around Queens and Long Island.
1. Fall at Queens County Farm Museum
Starting in September, the Queens County Farm Museum offers fall festivities for the whole family. Kids can take a farm tour, get lost in the Amazing Maize Maze, try their hand at composting, press some apples to make delicious cider, and more. There’s also a Harvest Dance, a pumpkin patch, Halloween events, maize races, and the annual Queens County Fair. The festivities run throughout the season, so there’s always something on the calendar.
2. New York Film Festival
The New York Film Festival has heralded the changing seasons for over six decades. Starting on Labor Day weekend and running for the next two weeks, the festival draws film buffs and industry insiders from around the world. Venues around the city host special showings and events; check the calendar at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens to see local offerings.
3. Harvest Fire Feast
Head to Socrates Sculpture Park in late September for the Harvest Fire Feast. This all-ages event celebrates the season’s bounty and teaches some traditional culinary skills, too. Learn how to cook vegetables over an open fire in new and creative ways. Pre-registration is required.
4. Franklin Square Museum Fall Festival
The Franklin Square Historical Society annually hosts a fun fall festival on the Franklin Square Museum grounds. This family-friendly event draws people from around Long Island for food, drinks, games, pumpkins, raffles, craft vendors, and activities for kids. A big part of the draw to this event has to be the huge community garage sale that takes place simultaneously.
5. Brooklyn Folk Festival
Every November, the Brooklyn Folk Festival draws music fans worldwide. This renowned festival brings top-tier performers for a three-day celebration of music. Performances occur in St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, a National Historic Landmark. This event has strong historical ties with Folkways Records and brings legendary musicians from various genres to the stage.
6. Schmitt’s Family Farm Fall Festival
Just a short drive from Queens, Schmitt’s Family Farm puts on a fall festival each year. All ages can enjoy snacking on candy apples, playing a round or two of mini-golf, and meeting cute farm animals at the petting zoo. Hop on a tractor and ride to the U-pick pumpkin, sunflower, and vegetable patches to fill your bags with the season’s bounty.
Mark Your Calendar and Schedule Your Move
If you’re planning Queens or Long Island, NY, relocation this fall, don’t go it alone. Molloy Moving & Storage is here to help! Contact us today to learn how we can make your move smooth from start to finish.