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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN QUEENS

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Your options are limitless if you're looking for fun and educational family and kids weekend activities in Queens. Whether your child enjoys animals, art, museums, or the great outdoors, we've got something for your family. Want to see what's going on next weekend or when you have a few days off? Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!

Toddler Time-Ozone Park - Ozone Park Library
April 10, 2013 - Ozone Park

Enjoy a morning of stories, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, songs, flannelboard stories, circle activities and simple crafts. For ages 2-3. Parent/caregiver stays with child.

Picture Book Time - McGoldrick Library
April 10, 2013 - Flushing

This program, for children ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers, includes stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.

Spring Bouquet Craft - Cambria Heights Library
April 10, 2013 - Cambria Heights

Spring is finally here, flowers are blooming everywhere! Children in grades 1-5 will create a beautiful tissue paper bouquet.

Origami Math Games with Karen Wellington - Lefrak City Library
April 10, 2013 - Corona

Paper folding meets game playing! Origami not only helps clarify math concepts and impresses teachers, but is lots of fun and creative, too. Kids will complete a different game to take home. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
April 10, 2013 - Laurelton

Children in grades 3-6 make friends and learn leadership skills.

Language Immersion at LICM-Spanish - Long Island Children's Museum
April 11, 2013 - Garden City

Children's language skills develop rapidly, absorbing everything they hear. Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? Explore basic themes in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Workshops are drop in and do not require advance sign up. The series will explore a different theme each week (numbers, fruits, animals, etc). A class project and song will be used each week to reinforce learning.

Comet Program with Intrepid Museum - Ridgewood Library
April 11, 2013 - Ridgewood

Space science is brought down to Earth when kids examine one of the smaller bodies in the solar system: comets. Find out why comets have tails, what they are made of and how they tell about the origin of life on planet Earth. Through the use of dry ice and household materials, kids will create their own comet and see what secrets may be revealed.

Find the Feeling Story Hour - Central Library
April 11, 2013 - Jamaica

Reading books with a child helps them to grow up smart. In Safe Space's Seen and Heard Program, children under age 5 and their parents or caregivers will hear and share stories highlighting common feelings, giving children the opportunity to express and better understand their emotions.

Zumba for Kids - Forest Hils
April 11, 2013 - Forest Hills

Children ages 5 and up can explore dance and movement to the sound of international music with Lauren Singer. Steps will be simplified so that all ages can participate. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
April 11, 2013 - Flushing

Children and teens ages 11-14, can try their hand at acting, and perform in a live show especially for kids. Budding actors, musicians, scenery artists, sound effects techs, and stagehands are needed. Weekly meetings and rehearsals are required for all actors and actresses.

Wii Game Day - Poppenhusen Library
April 12, 2013 - College Point

Kids can play fun Wii games and test their skills. For teens, but all ages are welcome. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Kowai: Japanese Monsters - Briarwood Library
April 12, 2013 - Briarwood

Think you know monsters? Think again! Explore the creepy denizens of the island of Japan, from shapeshifting foxes and ghostly cats to hopping umbrellas, burning wheels, and other strange creatures of the weird. Bring an open mind--filling it with some crazy new stories of things that go bump on the night!

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
April 12, 2013 - Laurelton

Children in grades 3-6 make friends and learn leadership skills.

Toddler Learning Center - Bellerose Library
April 12, 2013 - Bellerose

Children ages 18-36 months, with parent or caregiver, play with educational toys and games, do simple craft projects, learn songs and rhymes. Preregistration required.

Board Games - Windsor Park Library
April 12, 2013 - Bayside

Enjoy a fun time playing board games such as chess, Candy Land, Sorry, and much more.

New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers - Nassau Coliseum
April 13, 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.

Art for Families: Once Upon a Time: Stories and Art - The Noguchi Museum
April 13, 2013 - Long Island City

Parents can engage with their children in discussions about art in the galleries, and work together or individually to make their own works of art. This program is for families with children ages 5-11. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Here's To The Ladies Who Bling and Swing - Flushing Town Hall
April 13, 2013 - Flushing

Celebrating Women In Jazz - this tribute concert with international recording artist, songstress Antoinette Montague and her Quintet honors iconic women in song: Etta Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Judy Garland, and many more! Vocals, Piano, Harp, Cello, Bass and Drums - an evening of joyful, swinging, emotional music.

'Pirate Pete's Parrot' - The Secret Theatre
April 13, 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.

Hands-on History: Make Me a Portrait - King Manor Museum
April 13, 2013 - Jamaica

A picture can tell 1,000 stories, and every portrait tells a unique story all it's own. Have you ever made a portrait? Children can learn about the people and meanings in the portraits at King Manor, and then tell their story and show their creativity when they make their own special portrait.

Family Art Project: Daffy for Daffodils - Wave Hill
April 13, 2013 - Bronx

Celebrate our flowering world by becoming a daffodil for a day. Make a hat or costume, complete with a fringed trumpet and circle of petals, and join in a parade of spring blossoms. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until 12pm.

Children's Carnival - Queens County Farm Museum
April 13, 2013 - Floral Park

Enjoy an good ole-fashioned carnival in the apple orchard. Carnival rides, midway games, and prizes, hayrides, and children's entertainment, and more. Admission per person includes entry to the farm grounds and carnival rides at no additonal charge. Note: height rules apply at all rides.

Baby Bonanza - Alley Pond Environmental Center
April 13, 2013 - Douglaston

In this program for 3 and 4 year olds, kids will learn about the baby animals that live in the park. They can enjoy a snack, sing songs, make a craft and play some games, and finally take a walk (weather permitting) and visit with APEC's live animals. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Participants must be toilet trained as this is a drop-off class.

Baby Bonanza - Alley Pond Environmental Center
April 13, 2013 - Douglaston

Kids ages 5 and 6 will learn about the baby animals that live in the park. They can enjoy a snack, sing songs, make a craft and play some games, and finally take a walk (weather permitting) and visit with APEC's live animals. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Participants must be toilet trained as this is a drop-off class.

Puppet Workshop - The Center at Maple Grove
April 13, 2013 - Kew Gardens

Kids can be a part of the Lion King and let their creativity roar! This event honors Bellerose Queens native, Shannon Tavarez, the Broadway actress who played Nayla from Lion King fame. Sadly, Miss Tavarez passed away in Nov. 2010. from Acute myeloid leukemia.

Dog Days! - Old Westbury Gardens
April 13, 2013 - Old Westbury

Bring your leashed dog for an invigorating walk and healthy exercise in designated garden areas. Meet fellow dog lovers in a beautiful environment. Dog must be leashed. Meet dog exhibitors and vendors from 11am-4pm.

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.

Cirque Du Solieil Presents 'Totem' - Citi Field Lot C.
Through April 21, 2013 - Flushing

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.

Rainbows - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Garden City

Come learn the colors of the rainbow and how they are made. Have fun painting your own beautiful rainbow to brighten up April's spring showers. The program runs through April 30.

Spectacle: The Music Video - Museum of the Moving Image
Through June 16, 2013 - Astoria

This groundbreaking exhibition explores music video as an important and influential art form in contemporary culture and is the most comprehensive museum exhibition on music videos presented to date. Spectacle highlights the form's place at the forefront of creative technology, its role in pushing the boundaries of innovative production, its important role as an experimental sandbox for filmmakers, and its lasting effects on popular culture globally. The exhibition features more than 300 videos, presented alongside artifacts and interactive experiences, and will be installed in the Museum's 4,000 sq.-ft. changing exhibitions gallery, amphitheater gallery, and other spaces.

ESOL Family Literacy Class - CIET/LaGuardia Community College
Through June 20, 2013 - Long Island City

English Classes for parents with children in NYC public schools. Pre-registration is required.

ESL Classes - LaGuardia Community College
Through June 20, 2013 - Long Island City

In this class for parents with children in NYC public schools, participants will learn how to talk to their child’s teacher, prepare for parent-teacher conferences, information about homework resources and computer classes, and much more.

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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