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!
Language Immersion at LICM-Spanish - Long Island Children's Museum
April 25, 2013 - Garden City
Children's language skills develop rapidly, absorbing everything they hear. Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? Explore basic themes in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Workshops are drop in and do not require advance sign up. The series will explore a different theme each week (numbers, fruits, animals, etc). A class project and song will be used each week to reinforce learning.
Read to a Dog - North Hills Library
April 25, 2013 - Little Neck
Children can select a book to read aloud to Jami the therapy dog, a certified therapy pet partner. Reading aloud improves literacy skills, and animals are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment. Space is limited and available first come, first served.
Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
April 25, 2013 - Flushing
Children and teens ages 11-14, can try their hand at acting, and perform in a live show especially for kids. Budding actors, musicians, scenery artists, sound effects techs, and stagehands are needed. Weekly meetings and rehearsals are required for all actors and actresses.
Picture Book Time - Jackson Heights Library
April 25, 2013 - Jackson Heights
Children ages 3-6 with their parent or other caregiver, can enjoy afternoon of picture book stories, songs, movement and dance, and coloring or a craft.
Manga Drawing Time - South Ozone Park
April 25, 2013 - South Ozone Park
In this drawing group kids bring their creativity, and the library provides the supplies.
Chess Club - Queens Village Library
April 25, 2013 - Queens Village
Participants can practice their chess skills weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.
Sunset and the Pink Moon - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
April 25, 2013 - Broad Channel
Take a sunset stroll along the West Pond Trail and through the woodlands with a ranger. Enjoy watching the sun set over Jamaica Bay and the rise of the full moon, called the Pink Moon in folklore. Paarticipants are encouraged to bring a flashlight and a camera. This 2.2 mile walk is a great heart-healthy program. Rain date: Sunday, April 28
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!