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by Kids Events Editor February 4, 2013


Find fun things to do this week in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

Theater for Kids in Queens Check out these free and low-cost family and children's theater performances playing the week of February 4 in Queens. See if your favorite play or musical will be in town and get all the details on the performance, or just browse the theater listings to find a fun new show that your family can go see together. In the warmer months, 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 February 4, you'll find plenty of entertainment in the theaters. 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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Laptops for Teens - Hollis Library
February 04, 2013 - Hollis

Calling all teens: learn how to use a laptop to complete your homework assignments and play fun games.

Hurricane Relief Open Lab - Far Rockaway Library
February 04, 2013 - Far Rockaway

At this open lab, individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy can use the computers and printers to apply for and check the status of FEMA and disaster unemployment assistance, and file insurance claims. Staff will be on site to assist those who do not have strong computer skills.

Homework Help - Rosedale Library
February 04, 2013 - Rosedale

Homework aid for children in first through sixth grades is available after school.

Family Storytime - Auburndale Library
February 04, 2013 - Flushing

This hour of story time with Ms. Stella G features reading books and a simple craft or activity for children and their caregivers.

Dream Big: Stories of Courage and Bravery - Richmond Hill Library
February 04, 2013 - Richmond Hill

Can one person can make a big difference in the world? Master storyteller Carl Gussin will tackle the question with inspiring stories old and new,from far and wide.

Writing Workshop - Langston Hughes Library
February 05, 2013 - Corona

This creative workshop for children ages 6-12 and their caregivers, offered by Educa.Arts, goes beyond good vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and essay-formulation to build writing skills and increase reading and reading comprehension through the use of art and creative writing as tools for success.

Book Buddies - Hillcrest Library
February 05, 2013 - Flushing

Readers, ages 12-15, and listeners, ages 3-5 and their caregivers, get together to share books and have fun.

Book Buddies - Windsor Park Library
February 05, 2013 - Bayside

Children ages 4-8 will have the opportunity to improve their literacy skills by practicing reading to a buddy and listening to a buddy read aloud.

Toddler Time - Langston Hughes Library
February 06, 2013 - Corona

Share stories, songs, finger plays, and animal friends for a fun-filled program. For children 1 through 3 years old. Accompanied by a caregiver.

Welcome the Year of the Snake! - Hillcrest Library
February 06, 2013 - Flushing

Happy Chinese New Year! Enjoy this program for ages children 6-14 and celebrate the Year of the Snake. Seating is limited. Refreshments will be served. Preregistration is required.

Magic Tricks Workshop with Jeremy Pasternak - Briarwood Library
February 06, 2013 - Briarwood

Enjoy fun and illusions in Jeremy Pasternak's magic tricks workshop. Preregistration is required.

Knights of Queens - Queens Village Library
February 06, 2013 - Queens Village

Calling all budding Chess Masters! Children Ages 6-16 will learn chess basics or sharpen their skills and strategies. Chess equipment will be provided.

Take a Free Practice SAT Test - Briarwood Library
February 07, 2013 - Briarwood

Teens can warm up for the test and find out how they would score. Get a realistic practice and try their hand at the types of questions they'll face on the actual exam. Participants receive a personalized score report pinpointing their strengths and weaknesses. Preregistration is required. Reserve a seat at PrincetonReview.com/Events or call 800-273-8439. This is event #87926.

Attraction or Distraction - Rosedale Library
February 07, 2013 - Rosedale

Girls ages 11-21 talk about some major distractions of the teen years, and how to prevent them from interfering with life goals.

Design and Create Your Own Jewelry with Yvette Powell - Rosedale Library
February 07, 2013 - Rosedale

Yvette Powell leads a workshop that guides children and teens through the process of designing and making jewelry, using their own style to create unique pieces. All materials are included; preregistration is required.

Drum Workshop - Rochdale Village Library
February 07, 2013 - Jamaica

Make some noise at this hands-on drum and percussion workshop for teens with professional musician Tony Genovese.

Fun Wii Fridays - Hollis Library
February 08, 2013 - Hollis

Calling all teens! Enjoy an afternoon for lots of socializing and Wii games.

Game Day - Sunnyside Library
February 08, 2013 - Sunnyside

Enjoy some friendly competition at this weekly game program for tweens and teens. Play Monopoly, checkers, chess, Connect 4, Uno, and more.

Valentine Crafts - Whitestone Library
February 08, 2013 - Whitestone

Enjoy making a craft for that special someone in the family. Participants will make 3-D Valentine cards, finger puppet hearts, and more.

Valentine Jewelry Design for Tweens - Langston Hughes Library
February 08, 2013 - Corona

Tweens ages 8-13 will learn how to make jewelry as a gift for themselves or someone they love this Valentine season.

MoMA Presents: Jacob Lawrence and the Migration Series-1941 - Langston Hughes Library
February 09, 2013 - Corona

In honor of Black History Month, this event will showcase the works by Jacob Lawrence from the Migration Series, depicting the struggles and achievements of African Americans in their massive northern migration from the South during the first half of the 20th century.

Music from the Mind of the Trumpet - Langston Hughes Library
February 09, 2013 - Corona

The Eddie Allen Quintet pays tribute to such legendary trumpeters as Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, Woody Shaw, Clifford Brown, Blue Mitchell, Lee Morgan, and, of course, Eddie Allen himself.

Celebrate Black History Month with Javaka Steptoe - Central Library
February 09, 2013 - Jamaica

Enjoy an afternoon with this celebrated children's book author and illustrator, has he shares his work and inspires children of all ages. Space is limited; tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 1pm on the day of the program, at the Children's Library Discovery Center.

Family Art Project: Hearts and Flowers - Wave Hill
February 09, 2013 - Bronx

Breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers and enjoy their colorful blooms. Use them as inspiration to make lovely, lacy, feathery and flowerful Valentine's Day cards.

Hands-on History: I Love Rufus & Mary - King Manor Museum
February 09, 2013 - Jamaica

Celebrate love this month and learn about the King family and how much they loved their family and friends. Mary King gave her friend Sarah a very special piece of jewelry to go in her hair. Children can make their own hair clip and valentines for the people they love.

Open Mic Poetry Night - Barnes and Noble - Utopia Center
February 11, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Aspiring poets, let your words be heard! Enjoy an evening of poetry. Share your original works and listen to aspiring poets with host Susan Yang.

Circle of Haunts: An Evocation of the World of Ghosts - Forest Hills Library
February 11, 2013 - Forest Hills

Lovers of Shakespeare can enjoy The Xoregos Performing Company in this opera/dance-drama presentation , inspired by various spirits in Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and "Hamlet" and Henry James's "The Turn of the Screw."

Hurricane Relief Open Lab - Far Rockaway Library
February 11, 2013 - Far Rockaway

At this open lab, individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy can use the computers and printers to apply for and check the status of FEMA and disaster unemployment assistance, and file insurance claims. Staff will be on site to assist those who do not have strong computer skills.

Zumba Workshop for Teens - Poppenhusen Library
February 11, 2013 - College Point

Join Audrey Bright for an exhilarating Zumba workout designed especially for teens. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

Drum Workshop - Ridgewood Library
February 11, 2013 - Ridgewood

Make some noise at this hands-on drum and percussion workshop for teens with professional musician Tony Genovese.

Reading and Craft Time - North Forest Park Library
February 11, 2013 - Forest Hills

The girl scouts in Forest Hills Troop 4371 will read to and do crafts with children in grades pre-K through 2.

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

Families can bring their frozen 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 thru March 23. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn them into nutrient-rich compost. No meat, dairy, bones, or oily foods, please.

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