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!
New York Islanders vs. Boston Bruins - Nassau Coliseum
January 27, 2014 - Uniondale
It will be a hot, hot time on the ice. Get ready to root for your favorite team as the Islanders take on their rivals.
Toddler Playtime - Astoria Library
January 27, 2014 - Long IslandCity
Toddlers and their caregivers can drop in for a morning of engaging fun and some free play.
Lunar New Year Party - Hillcrest Library
January 27, 2014 - Flushing
Happy lunar new year! Celebrate the Year of the Horse with refreshments and other fun activities for young people ages 6-14. Seating is limited. Preregistration is required.
Timeless Tales - Central Library
January 27, 2014 - Jamaica
Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers meet for story times with a children's librarian. Participants enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities and lots of fun! Preregistration is required.
Mother Goose Time - Seaside Library
January 27, 2014 - Rockaway Park
A special morning of fun for children ages 6-17 months and their caregivers. Program includes favorite nursery rhymes, music, movement and play.
Flight of the Butterflies in 3D - NY Hall of Science
Through April 11, 2014 - Corona
Join millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway. Weighing less than a penny, the monarch butterfly makes one of the longest migrations on Earth. Follow the monarchs' perilous journey to the remote mountain peaks of Mexico in this 3D film. For the first time ever, witness the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, inside a chrysalis, thanks to advanced MRI and micro CT scans.
The award-winning production team, including Oscar-winner Peter Parks, followed the year-long migration cycle of the monarch butterflies, from Canada, through the United States to remote 10,000-foot-high peaks in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico.
The film has won numerous awards including the 2013 Grand Teton Award in the category of Best Immersive 3D/Large Format at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and awards at the 2013 Giant Screen Industry Awards, including Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Film for Lifelong Learning, and Best Educational Program.
Lights, Camera, Astoria - Museum of the Moving Image
Through April 27, 2014 - Astoria
This exhibition traces the fascinating history of the Astoria Studio complex, which has been at the heart of filmmaking in New York City since 1920. The studio site was the east-coast home of Paramount Pictures in the silent and early talking-picture eras, a center for independent filmmaking in the 1930s, and the U.S. Army Pictorial Center from World War II into the Cold War era. After falling into disrepair in the early 1970s, the site has become a thriving cultural hub that includes Kaufman Astoria Studios and Museum of the Moving Image.
Using film stills, behind-the-scenes photographs, oral histories, film clips, and posters, the exhibition explores the rich legacy and renaissance of the studio complex. With material from silent-era films featuring Rudolph Valentino, early talking films starring the Marx Brothers, World War II training and propaganda films, such modern classics as The Age of Innocence, and television shows like Sesame Street, The Cosby Show, and Nurse Jackie, the exhibition reveals the significant role that the Astoria studio continues to play in energizing its surrounding community and making moving image history.