As October flies by, we look for a new set of activities that go with the fall season. The great thing about the fall is some days are perfect for spending outside in the cool crisp air, and some days are perfect for staying warm and finding some indoor fun. For Long Island City Residents, we have both of these types of days covered with three fun activities for this fall.
F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm
Only 40 minutes from LIC, F&W Farm is a great place for families to spend a beautiful day outdoors. The farm has an abundance of fun activities to do, such as pumpkin picking, hay rides, pony rides, a corn maze, haunted mansion, and playground with inflatables. Pumpkin picking is the main feature, and visitors have just enough time to buy and create a Jack-o’-lantern for their Halloween decorations. The theme of the 7-acre corn maze is “Bewitched,” and it makes for a great competition for friends and family to see who can finish first. One of the specialty parts of the farm is the animals. There is a petting section for goats, bunnies, chickens, and more, as well as the pony rides, which are a kid favorite. The last activity to try should be the Haunted Mansion Walkthrough at nighttime. The Mansion might be too scary for the younger kids, but there’s only one way to find out for sure! Each activity has different hours, so click here to schedule a trip today.
Rockaway Brewing Company
Located a block from Gantry Plaza State Park in LIC, Rockaway Brewing Company is a fun spot. Besides providing awesome beer to buy, Rockaway provides flight sample tasting events and walkthrough tours of the brewery. For the sample tasting, Rockaway provides 4x4oz flights for $7, which allows customers to sample different types of Rockaway beer to help them decide their favorite to take home. The tours are free and the staff is very friendly so all of your beer questions will be answered. Conveniently the LIC Flea Market is located right across the street from the brewery where you can grab a bite to eat after drinking up an appetite. Finally, the word on the street is on certain weekends Rockaway Brewery brings in a DJ to get the party started. At Rockaway Brewery good times are flowing.
Komnata Quest Escape Room
Komnata Quest Escape Room in Long Island City has a dozen or so adventures for people who love solving mysteries, escaping rooms, and finishing puzzles. Each escape room adventure has different themes ranging from horror to mystical, different age group requirements, and different group quantity restrictions. Two of the specific events are The Impossible Murder Mystery and Boxed Up. In The Impossible Murder Mystery, you work in the murder investigation squad and you must determine how the killer continues to kill from behind bars. The themes are horror and detective, you must be 16 or older to play, and this adventure is for groups of 3-5 people. Boxed Up is similar to where your friend hides an object and you try to find it. The only difference here is that the person you are playing with is not your friend and the hidden object is you. This creepy intro seems to imply a horror theme, but it’s actually an adventure game. The game is for 16-year-olds and up, and only groups of 2 are welcome. Most of the escape room adventures are for an hour.