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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN QUEENS-MAR 9

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by Directories Editor March 9, 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!

Family Art Project: Stylish Seed Pots - Wave Hill
March 09, 2013 - Bronx

Be inspired by colorful and varied mosaics from many cultures, and invent patterns of your own. Then, take an ordinary terra cotta pot and embellish it with stones, beads, and ceramic tiles. Add a precious seed and plant it in your new pot.

Hands-on History: Pastime Fun & Games - King Manor Museum
March 09, 2013 - Jamaica

Travel back in time and spend an afternoon in the parlor at King Manor. Learn about the games and activities that would happen in a parlor. Children can make your own rag doll, cross stitch craft, and enjoy a parlor game.

Nature Photography Workshops - Queens Botanical Garden
March 09, 2013 - Flushing

Kids, bring their own cameras and learn how to take better nature photos with QBG as their backdrop. Photographers Rosalie Frost and H. David Stein will offer a slide show of examples, and offer pointers on light and composition. Workshops include approximately 45 minutes of outdoor photography followed by a critique of participants' work. Beginning photographers are welcome. Participants must bring their own camera. Registration required. The second workshop on Flowers and Macro Photography takes place on March 16.

HSBC Children's Garden Family Day - Queens Botanical Garden
March 09, 2013 - Flushing

Get ready for spring with a fun sneak peek of the HSBC Children's Garden. An afternoon of family fun and discounts. The full program, is hands-on,and designed for children, ages 5-12, teaches about plants, gardens, and nature while kids have fun playing in a beautiful environment. (NOTE: The Parking Garden will be open for this event; $5 per vehicle.)

DOTTY DOT! - The Secret Theatre
March 09, 2013 - Long Island City

This musical delight, depicts a day in the life of a very bossy little girl and her gang of quirky friends as they adventure to put on a play (which Dotty will OBVIOUSLY direct)! Filled with memorable songs, colorful characters and valuable lessons, this show can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

Randy Sandke- Homage To Louis Armstrong+Bix Beiderbecke - Flushing Town Hall
March 09, 2013 - Flushing

Born just two years apart, Louis Armstrong (New Orleans, 1901) and Leon Bismark "Bix" Beiderbecke (Davenport, Iowa) became two of the most influential musicians in the early history of Jazz. Armstrong/Beiderbecke scholar, trumpeter, composer Randy Sandke performs an homage to these greats who called Queens their home, and are listed on FTH's Queens Jazz Trail Map. Enjoy a post-show Q&A and Birthday Cake in honor of Bix, who was born March 10, 1903.

The Wizard of Oz - Bay Terrace Jewish Center
March 09, 2013 - Bayside

See why Dorothy says no place like home. Enjoy this family-friendly classic, featuring Dorothy, Toto and all their friends, and a company of over 40 performing one of the most memorable productions and singing such well known songs as Over the Rainbow and Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

3rd Annual Queens World Film Festival - The Museum of the Moving Image
March 09, 2013 - Astoria

This festival returns to screen 104 short films from around the world and around the corner. Films will also be screened at 3 locations, including the Jackson Cinema (Elmhurst) the Renaissance Charter School (Jackson Heights) and the Secret Theatre (LIC). Queens is the most ethnically diverse community in the world, with two major airports serving to connect New York City and the global community. The 3rd Annual Queens World Film Festival appreciates this diversity by promoting both local and international filmmakers positioning Queens as a destination for both filmmakers and film lovers. QWFF is a recipient of a 2013 Queens Council on the Arts /Department of Cultural Affairs grant and is proudly sponsored by Kaufman Astoria Studios, Amalgamated Bank and Manhattan Portage.

4 Kids' Acting Classes - The Secret Theatre
March 09, 2013 - Long Island City

Parents interested in acting for their children can turn their tiny turnip into a scintillating thespian. Children learn diction, poise, and creativity, all aspects used in acting, as well as everyday life. This program, which runs over 4 weekends, on Feb 23, March 2,9,and 16, gives children a sample of the full-length classes, which includes monologues, scenework, improv, and character development.

Wilderness Survival - Alley Pond Park Adventure Center in Alley Pond Park
March 09, 2013 - Douglaston

Preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, enjoy a wilderness survival program with the Urban Park Rangers. Wilderness survival programs take place in the fall and winter. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Native Americans - Alley Pond Environmental Center
March 09, 2013 - Douglaston

Who lived here before we did? What did they eat? What kind of houses did they live in? What kind of games did their children play? Children will learn about the original inhabitants of Queens, the Native Americans. See and touch actual artifacts. This program includes games, songs, a snack, a craft, live animals and a nature walk (weather permitting). Participants must be toilet trained.

Playing with Your Food - Long Island Children's Museum
March 09, 2013 - Garden City

Artist Julianne Zegers loves to play with her food. You'll learn how to turn your "lunch" into a one of a kind piece of art. Learn about a form of printmaking known as monotyping, as you transfer an image of your favorite meal from a flat surface, known as a plate, to paper to create your artwork. Be sure to visit the KaleidoZone Gallery to see Julianne's food-themed art on display.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
March 09, 2013 - Garden City

Kids will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream and play-doh. It's the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except the museum staff. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to age 4.

New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals - Nassau Coliseum
March 09, 2013 - Uniondale

Here's your chance to root for your favorite team. Watch them delight fans as they romp on the ice to settle old scores and win new victories.

Radical Tricks with Torro! Skateboards NYC - New York Hall of Science
March 09, 2013 - Corona

Skateboard enthusiasts can enjoy this program created by Professional Skateboarder and Queens native Rodney Torres, as he brings to life the skateboarding tricks featured in the Radical Tricks section of the Tony Hawk | Rad Science exhibition. Activities include: Screening of TORRO! NYC Skate Team videos and demos.

Kids with Cameras- Making Movies - Center at Maple Grove Cemetery
March 09, 2013 - Kew Gardens

Interested in making movies? Creative kids and film buffs alike can enjoy this experiential educational program seeking to provide students ages 11-15 with the opportunity to learn the art of documentary filmmaking with the guidance of industry professionals. Students will learn to identify various forms of documentary filmmaking ranging from MTV reality to the traditional narrative made popular by Ken Burns. Students will learn to develop a story idea all the way through to the interview, and learn to effectively use a video camera and proper sound recording. Lastly, students will edit footage and use soundtracks to further shape their story into a powerful, visual form. Kids with Cameras honors the great Hollywood Era Film Director Irving Rapper, who is interred at Maple Grove. Pre-registration required.

The Wizard of Oz - Bay Terrace Jewish Center
Through March 17, 2013 - Bayside

See why Dorothy says no place like home. Enjoy this family-friendly classic, featuring Dorothy, Toto and all their friends, and a company of over 40 performing one of the most memorable productions and singing such well known songs as Over the Rainbow and Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off - Queens Library at Sunnyside
Through March 23, 2013 - Sunnyside

Families can bring their food scraps (fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds, including paper filter; tea bags; egg and nut shells; bread and pasta with no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop-off outside Queens Library at Sunnyside, Saturdays through March 23. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn them into nutrient-rich compost. No meat, dairy, bones, or oily foods, please.

Exhibit: Happiness A Visual Poem - Queens Museum of Art
Through March 24, 2013 - Flushing

Peace visonary Sri Chinmony believes "Wherever you go, take happiness with you." Celebrate the first UN International Day of Happiness (March 20, 2013), recognizing happiness as a fundamental human goal. This exhibit, sponsored by The United Nations Staff Recreation Council, combines the poetry of peace visionary, Sri Chinmoy, with vivid photographic images, the viewer is invited to participate in an interactive experience of the heart. The program includes a panel discussion, selected film screenings, children's events and participatory opportunities, including work from the Kingdom of Bhutan, sponsor of the UN General Assembly Resolution, Happiness: Towards a holistic approach to development. The program runs from March 3-24. The exhibit will also The exhibit will also include a panel discussion, selected film screenings, children's events and participatory opportunities. © 2013 QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART | New York City Building | Flushing Meadows Corona Park | Queens, NY 11368 | (718) 592-9700 | info@queensmuseum.org site: deSIGN EVOLution

Easter Bunny Photos - Queens Center Mall
Through March 30, 2013 - Elmhurst

Hippity-Hoppity, Easter is on it's way. Enjoy at visit with the Easter Bunny March 9 through March 30: 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Level 3, JCpenney Wing, for Photos and a Free Gift, while supplies last. Peter will be working hard, and will need a little Bunny Break. See break schedule as follows: Monday - Saturday: 2:15pm-2:45pm and 5:15pm-5:45pm; Sunday: 2:15pm-3pm.

Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibit - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through March 31, 2013 - Astoria

Lovers of modern art can enjoy this exhibit through the month of March which features works by 2013 Emerging Artists, who were selected by the Museum to produce outdoor artworks within the Park. These artisits are making public sculptures, which are reflective of the time, subtly mysterious, and visually compelling.

Community Gallery - Long Island Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2013 - Garden City

Stop by the Community Gallery and enjoy the mixed media artwork created by students from North Babylon Schools. Students were inspired by lighthouses on Long Island and the world.

Magnificent Trees of The New York Botanical Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 14, 2013 - Bronx

Larry Lederman, landscape photographer and member of NYBG's Board of Advisors, has spent years walking the garden grounds to observe and photograph trees and vistas in all seasons and at all times of day. Lush images featuring their diversity and visual impact are on view in the gallery space. The New York Botanical Garden is home to more than 30,000 trees, some in woodland, some in groves, and some standing in solitary majesty. Magnificent Trees is lavishly illustrated with photographs by Larry Lederman and accompanied by descriptions by Todd A. Forrest, Arthur Ross vice president for horticulture and living collections at the garden. An authority on the diverse species present across the 250-acre landscape, Forrest details their fascinating histories -- from their vital role in Native American life and culture to their function in neutral territory during the Revolutionary War. Lederman captures their grandeur in hundreds of stunning images and portrays their diversity with photographs that reveal the trees in myriad fascinating perspectives: in landscape views that convey the garden's genius loci; portraits illustrating the architecture and profound visual impact of select trees; remarkable details of flowers, fruit, leaves, and bark; and impressionistic images, abstract in character yet beautiful in composition.

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.

Attack of the Bloodsuckers! - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 05, 2013 - Garden City

Explore the science of what's eating you in this skin-crawling exhibition. Examine the what, why, when and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites known as sanguinivores (creatures that eat blood). Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem and how to keep them out of your system. Attack of the Bloodsuckers! offer visitors the chance to look a real leech in the mouth; pull off your socks and test your bug-appealing foot odor; receive a big hug from a giant, inflating tick; get itchy and knotty with the life-size game of "Twitcher" - a buggy variation on the game Twister. This exhibition runs through May 5, 2013.

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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