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KIDS SHOWS IN QUEENS WEEK OF AUGUST 3

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by Kids Events Editor August 3, 2013

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Kids Shows in Queens Check out these free and low-cost family and children's shows playing the week of August 3 in Queens. See if your favorite musician will be in town and get all the details on the concert, find children's movie screenings, or just browse the theater listings to find a fun new musical or play that your family can go see together. If the weather is cooperative, you may also find outdoor concerts and performances, including outdoor movies. Whether you live in Queens or will just be visiting during the week of August 3, you'll find plenty of options to keep your kids entertained. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Queens, go to our complete calendar of events.

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'Pirate Pete's Parrot' - The Secret Theatre
August 03, 2013 - Long Island City

Ahoy, Matte! Climb on board and get ready for a musical adventure. This show revolves around Pirate Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly (who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed). Music, mischief, and a boatload of laughs for both children and adults.

Princess Particular - The Little Secret Theatre
August 03, 2013 - Long Island City

Can you imagine what it's like to be a princess? Can you imagine what it's like to be a princess, but want to be something else? Princess Particular can! This new musical starring Cari McHugh as Princess Particular, as well as Mary Lauren, Kimberly Wilpon, Lee Goffin-Bonenfant, Miranda Kahn, and more! Directed by Lena Moy-Bergen.

Music Under The Stars - Forest Park
August 04, 2013 - Woodhaven

Head over to the George Seuffert Bandshell for an evening of wonderful music by the Queens Symphony Orchestra.

City Park Puppet Mobile-Litte Red's Hood - Flushing Meadows Corona Park
August 06, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy this fresh retelling of the classic Little Red Riding Hood tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Based on the Celebrated "Little Red Riding Hood" fairy tale CityParks PuppetMobile Brings Free Traveling Entertainment to NYC Parks. This show is a fresh retelling of the classic fairy tale, updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater. Like many of today's children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red's Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Nature Nick's Animal Adventure - Alley Pond Park
August 06, 2013 - Douglaston

Enjoy this original, amazing, and educational show featuring the display of some exotic animals. Bring a low chair or blanket.

Pinocchio - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
August 06, 2013 - Westbury

Who could resist the beloved story of the little wooden puppet whose dearest wish is to become a real boy? Lovingly told, this new rendering of the timeless tale is woven with spirited music and comic fun. Join Pinocchio as he disobeys, follows the wrong leader and makes foolish choices. And root for him as he learns his lessons about honesty, bravery and love.

Concert on the Green - The Zoo - The Shops at Atlas Park
August 06, 2013 - Glendale

Enjoy an evening of music featuring musical standards and solid gold hits from the 70's, 80's and more. A variety of educational games followed by science events will complete the evening.

MONTHLY JAZZ JAM - Flushing Town Hall
August 07, 2013 - Flushing

Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz, and music educators. Meet new contacts, hone your chops and jam each month with your peers. Open to the general public, first Wednesday each month.

Shakespeare in the Park - Crocheron Park
August 08, 2013 - Bayside

This family-friendly production of The Tempest is part of Hip to Hip Theatre Company's 7th Season of Free Shakespeare in the Park. It is for lovers of Shakespeare and for those experiencing Shakespeare for the first time. Bring blankets or low chairs. No lines. No tickets. Seating is first come, first served. This year also features a new children's program called Kids and the Classics which will be offered 30 minutes before each show. This program consists of fun theatre games and an introduction to the play.

National Circus Project - Circus Fun Workshop - Long Island Children's Museum
August 08, 2013 - Garden City

Have you ever thought of running off with a circus? You'll need to brush up on some circus skills and LICM has got just the folks to teach you. Learn juggling, plate spinning, rope tricks, basic clowning and more from performers from National Circus Project.

National Circus Project - Solo Circus - Long Island Children's Museum
August 08, 2013 - Garden City

National Circus Project, Long Island's own center for professional circus performers is back again this summer to share the fun and artistry of the circus with LICM Theater audiences. Enjoy new circus antics every week this summer.

DOTTY DOT!-EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED - The Secret Theatre
August 10, 2013 - Long Island City

EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED 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.

Music in the Garden: Irish/Celtic/Folk Fiddler, Tony DeMarco - Queens Botanical Garden
August 10, 2013 - Flushing

Pack a picnic snack to enjoy outdoors on the Oak Allee and enjoy the lively music of Irish-Italian fiddle master Tony DeMarco.

Kidz Bop Kids - Playland Summer Concert - Playland's Music Tower Theater
August 10, 2013 - Rye

Tickets are on sale now to see Kidz Bop Kids in concert Sunday, June 2, at Playland's Music Tower Theater. The show starts at 5pm and Playland's rides are open from 12-9pm on concert day. Playland Summer Concerts are sponsored by WFAS, 103.9 FM. Concerts are free with Playland park admission for "standing room only" or lawn seating. Limited reserved stage seating is available through ticketmaster.com, and will be available for sale at the park on day of show only. Parking is $7. Playland is located on Playland Parkway in Rye, exit 19 off I-95. Go to ryeplayland.org or call 914-813-7010 for more information.

The Puppet Project - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 30, 2013 - Garden City

Puppets have been crafted for thousands of years and used for storytelling around the world. Join in the fun as you design and engineer your own stick and rod puppet. Use exciting materials to build your own character as you learn how to create and operate your new creation. Develop your puppets character and learn how to perform for family and friends. This program runs through August 30.

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