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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN QUEENS-APR 21

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by Directories Editor April 21, 2013

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Daily activities for kids and the family are abound in Queens! Whether you want to spend the day with your children at a zoo, a museum, or just outdoors, we've got it all here. Making plans for next weekend for your family? Take a glance at the NY Metro Parents' calendar!

Step Up and Walk - Flushing Meadows Corona Park
April 21, 2013 - Corona

Human Growth Foundation, a national, non-profit organization whose mission is to help children and adults with disorders of growth and growth hormone will host its first annual 4.8K Step Up and Walk. The event will feature dignitaries, celebrities, entertainment for all ages, community vendors, giveaways, and awards to Top Fundraising Walkers and Top Fundraising Teams. Individual and team registration is now open online at http://hgfound.org/stepupandwalk_event_registration.html.

Earth Day Festival - Flushing Town Hall
April 21, 2013 - Flushing

Celebrate the beauty and artistry of the earth! Develop a green thumb, learn about bee-keeping, visit with the Baymen of Long Island, make jewelry and art out of recycled materials, and much more. Fun for the entire family.

Little Makers: Move On - New York Hall of Science
April 21, 2013 - Flushing

Go Speed Racer Go! Kids design, build and test their own vehicle made from recycled materials in this creative workshop. Note to parents: Allow 30 to 45 minutes to complete a Little Makers project. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like flour, dough, paint and ink. Materials fee $8 per family. Preregistration is recommended.

Family Art Project: Flags and Kites for Earth Day - Wave Hill
April 21, 2013 - Bronx

Visiting Artist Miwa Koizumi, who in her own work repurposes found plastic bottles to dazzling effect, will show families how to make simple kites and festive flags out of colorful plastic bags to celebrate Earth Day.

Children's Carnival - Queens County Farm Museum
April 21, 2013 - Floral Park

Enjoy an good ole-fashioned carnival in the apple orchard. Carnival rides, midway games, and prizes, hayrides, and children's entertainment, and more. Admission per person includes entry to the farm grounds and carnival rides at no additonal charge. Note: height rules apply at all rides.

Our Changing World- Earth Day Celebration - Long Island Children's Museum
April 21, 2013 - Garden City

Did you know that there are now more than 41,000 plants and animals in the world listed as vulnerable or endangered and on the brink of extinction? Join us for an Earth Day afternoon as we honor them and find out how we can help. Make earth-friendly resolutions to conserve nature and create reminders of our changing world.

Cirque Du Solieil Presents 'Totem' - Citi Field Lot C.
Through April 21, 2013 - Flushing

Tony Hawk / Rad Science - New York Hall of Science
Through April 22, 2013 - Corona

Find out how the physics of gravity, force, velocity and balance make radical tricks possible in action sports in this program that runs through April 22. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Orchid Show - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

The 11th annual exhibition celebrates this storied flower in all its amazing forms with thousands of brilliantly colored orchids. The largest exhibition of its kind in the United States also offers insight into caring for orchids, music from around the world, and a gorgeous setting for evening cocktails. Elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Tens of thousands of blooms -- blue and purple vandas, green and yellow cymbidiums, delicate pink and white moth orchids, and more -- stand out amid stately palms and exotic tropical leaves. This year, The Orchid Show is designed by Francisca P. Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions at the Garden. Coehlho is best known for her plantsmanship and key role in the design and development of high profile shows in the Conservatory. There will be demonstrations, Q&A's, guided tours, lectures, evening events, and classes. An All-Garden Pass includes admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children's Adventure Garden, Rock Garden, Tram Tour, and more. Through April 22.

Rainbows - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Garden City

Come learn the colors of the rainbow and how they are made. Have fun painting your own beautiful rainbow to brighten up April's spring showers. The program runs through April 30.

Spectacle: The Music Video - Museum of the Moving Image
Through June 16, 2013 - Astoria

This groundbreaking exhibition explores music video as an important and influential art form in contemporary culture and is the most comprehensive museum exhibition on music videos presented to date. Spectacle highlights the form's place at the forefront of creative technology, its role in pushing the boundaries of innovative production, its important role as an experimental sandbox for filmmakers, and its lasting effects on popular culture globally. The exhibition features more than 300 videos, presented alongside artifacts and interactive experiences, and will be installed in the Museum's 4,000 sq.-ft. changing exhibitions gallery, amphitheater gallery, and other spaces.

ESOL Family Literacy Class - CIET/LaGuardia Community College
Through June 20, 2013 - Long Island City

English Classes for parents with children in NYC public schools. Pre-registration is required.

ESL Classes - LaGuardia Community College
Through June 20, 2013 - Long Island City

In this class for parents with children in NYC public schools, participants will learn how to talk to their child’s teacher, prepare for parent-teacher conferences, information about homework resources and computer classes, and much more.

Family Swim - Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens
Through June 22, 2013 - Astoria

Bring the family out every Saturday and make a splash at the wonderful Aquatic Center! Family swim is a great way for the family to have fun and/or exercise. Come and spend quality time together, and enjoy the water toys!


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