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FREE THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN QUEENS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19

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FREE Events for Kids in Queens Find FREE kids events and family events in Queens this week, November 19, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on this week in Queens's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any free fairs or holiday festivals happening this week. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Queens, check out our complete calendar of events.

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Poetry Writing Workshop - Barnes and Noble- Utopia Center
November 19, 2012 - Fresh Meadows

Budding poets looking to perfect their craft can join poets Bob Trabold and Amanda Konstantine Perlmutter for constructive feedback in a personalized setting.

Toddler Time - Central Library
November 19, 2012 - Jamaica

Children ages 18 - 35 months and their caregivers can enjoy meet for weekly story times with a children's librarian. Participants enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities, and lots of fun. Preregister online.

Homework Help - McGoldrick Library
November 19, 2012 - Flushing

Children in grades 1 to 6 can recieve homework help from a library educator.

College Club: Interested in a Medical Career? - Pomonok Library
November 19, 2012 - Flushing

Teens can talk with and learn from Queens College pre-med students who share your passion and can provide valuable perspectives on what it takes to prepare to become a practicing medical professional.

Grow NYC: Elmhurst Greenmarket - Elmhurst Hospital
Through November 20, 2012 - Elmhurst

Families can enjoy this market located along an entrance to Elmhurst hospital, which offers a variety of local produce, orchard fruit, picked at its peak of ripeness, hearty vegetables grown in the nutrient-rich soil of Orange County's "Black Dirt" region, and freshly baked bread, pastries and granola. The market, which is open on Tuesdays thru November 20,2012, promotes healthy living, offering recipes and cooking demonstrations to entice even the most timid of eaters and home cooks.

Crafty Tuesdays - Forest Hills Library
November 20, 2012 - Forest Hills

Children age 5 and up explore their creative side and have fun making great projects to take home.

Manga Workshops with Ivan Velez - Baisley Park Library
November 20, 2012 - Jamaica

Do you love Manga, that popular comic book form from Japan? Kids and teens learn to build their own Manga stories in their own Manga style, taught by a professional cartoonist.

Native American Arts and Crafts for Kids - Hillcrest Library
November 20, 2012 - Flushing

Childrend ages 6-14, can discover a "New World" of art projects based on Native American crafts and traditions.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble- Utopia Center
November 21, 2012 - Fresh Meadows

Parents can foster the love of reading in their little ones each week. Different authors and themes will be featured. Note that the weekly Wednesday Storytimes have replaced the weekly Tuesday Storytimes.

Online Test Prep - Long Island City Library
November 21, 2012 - Long Island City

This workshop provides online test strategies and a customized practice ground for those preparing to do online tests who want to accelerate preparation, and provides students with access to interactive online practice tests based on official exams such as ACT, SAT, and GED.

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation -
November 21, 2012 - Upper West Side

It takes a lot of helium to keep the famous Macy's Thanksgiving Parade balloons afloat. Enjoy this opportunity to see the balloons grow, and get a 1st look at the parade balloons on Thanksgiving eve.

86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Manhattan
November 22, 2012 - Manhattan

An annual holiday tradition featuring the signature giant helium character balloons, fantasy-filled floats, marching bands, performance groups and a variety of clowns.

Mother Goose - Windsor Park Library
November 22, 2012 - Bayside

Children ages 8 to 23 months, can enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays. Preregistration is required.

86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade -
November 22, 2012 - Upper West Side

As much a part of Turkey Day as family feasts, post-consumption naps, and watching football, the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade returns this year to the delight of families across the nation. The floats, performers, and larger-than-life balloons promise endless entertainment. The parade line-up includes performances by Spirit of America Dance and Camp Broadway Kids, among others, and even younger kids will recognize their favorite characters in balloon form, like the Kool-Aid man, Buzz Lightyear, and SpongeBob. Not brave enough to bundle up the little ones and battle the crowds gathered across Manhattan? Not a problem. You can watch the whole thing on TV while still in your PJs (check your local listings).

Arts and Crafts for the Family - Astoria Library
November 22, 2012 - Long Island City

The whole family can come together for a fun time creating displays for the holidays.

Open Mic - East Elmhurst Library
November 22, 2012 - East Elmhurst

A fun evening after all the turkey and pumpkin pie. Poets, writers, musicians, comedians, orators , and everyone else can share their talents. Come prepared with five minutes of material. All levels are welcome.

Rap Sessions - Laurelton Library
November 22, 2012 - Laurel

In this "rap" session, led by Dr. Hall, participants can discover how to deal with the many issues that confront young people today so that they can enjoy their teen years now. Teens are encouraged to share their thoughts and feelings.

Craft Time - Howard Beach Library
November 22, 2012 - Howard Beach

Children ages 4-12 along with their favorite adult can enjoy the holiday and create something wonderful.

Toddler Storytime - Forest Hills Library
November 23, 2012 - Forest Hills

Toddlers 18 to 35 months and their parents or adult caregivers may enjoy listening to picture books, singing songs, learning fingerplays, and joining in lively movement games, all while developing vocabulary and social skills. Preregistration is required.

Craft Time - Ozone Park Library
November 23, 2012 - Ozone Park

Children of all ages can show their creativity, while they enjoy this arts and craft program.

Game Day - Woodhaven Library
November 23, 2012 - Woodhaven

Kids may enjoy an afterschool treat, playing a variety of board games. Make new friends.

Family Art Project: Harvest Time Hangings - Wave Hill
November 24, 2012 - Bronx

Gather fall leaves, cones, pods, and seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season.

Flushing Holiday Village -
November 25, 2012 - Flushing

Shop til you drop. Get started on your Christmas shopping. Gifts for kids, mom, dad, neighborhoods and friends. Something for everyone.

Poetry Writing Workshop - Barnes and Noble- Utopia Center
November 26, 2012 - Fresh Meadows

Budding poets looking to perfect their craft can join poets Bob Trabold and Amanda Konstantine Perlmutter for constructive feedback in a personalized setting.

Toddler Time - Central Library
November 26, 2012 - Jamaica

Children ages 18 - 35 months and their caregivers can enjoy meet for weekly story times with a children's librarian. Participants enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities, and lots of fun. Preregister online.

SAT-ACT Strategy Session - Pomonok Library
November 26, 2012 - Flushing

College-bound teens can get familiar with the content of the exams and walk through some sample questions with a expert instuctors. They will learn some of the best test-taking tips and strategies to help them boost their scores. This event is free, but registration is required. Reserve a seat at PrincetonReview.com/Events or call 800-273-8439. This is event #87934.

Compost your Food Scraps! - Queens Public Library at Steinway
Through November 30, 2012 - Astoria

Parents can teach their children about sustainability by modeling green behaviors like composting. Simply bring your food scraps including fruit and vegetable scraps like peels, skins, or seeds), coffee grounds (including the paper filter), tea bags, eggshells, nutshells, plain bread, and pasta (no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop off location. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn the rest of your food waste into a nutrient-rich compost.

Nintendo Holiday Mall Experience - Queens Center Mall
Through December 16, 2012 - Elmhurst

Brighten the holiday season with Nintendo and check out all of the latest games for the new Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Nov.9-Dec. 16. Receive expert gaming tips from the Nintendo Gurus, and get gift ideas for your friends and family. Located in the Nintendo Home Entertainment Area.

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