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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN QUEENS ON NOVEMBER 5

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by Daily Kids Events Editor November 5, 2014

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens today, November 5, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today 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 street fairs or holiday festivals happening November 5. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Queens, check out our complete calendar of events.

Monthly Jazz Jam - Flushing Town Hall
November 05, 2014 - 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! All are welcome! Don't want to play? Come & listen! House band and jam session led by Queens Jazz OverGround.

Children's Storytime - Barnes and Noble-Forest Hills
November 05, 2014 - Forest Hills

Reading makes life fun. Staff from B&N Booksellers will read stories that are appropriate for all ages, and then lead the children in a fun and creative related activity.

Family Bounce Night - Bounce U College Point
November 05, 2014 - College Point

A evening of family fun including music, games, and of course, play time on the giant inflatable toys. Pizza and drinks available for purchase. Supervision by experienced staff provided. Parents and non-walking infants are free. Note that children must be able to walk to play on the equipment. All participants under age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents must stay on the premises and are welcome to join in the fun.

Toddler Coloring Time - Queensboro Hill Library
November 05, 2014 - Flushing

Little ones will learn about colors, letters, words, numbers, animals, developing hand-eye coordination, and early literacy skills.

Toddler Time-Hillcrest - Hillcrest Library
November 05, 2014 - Flushing

Young children ages 2-3 years and their caregivers meet for stories, songs, fingerplays, crafts and lots of fun!

Disney On Ice presents Frozen - Nassau Coliseum
November 05, 2014 - Uniondale

The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - NOW EXTENDED THROUGH NOV. 16! - Van Cortlandt Manor
Through November 09, 2014 - Croton-on-Hudson

The tri-state area's biggest, most exciting, most electrifying Halloween event returns for a whopping 28 nights in 2014! See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated Jack O' Lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - all made of jack o' lanterns! Walk through a covered bridge adorned with jack o' lanterns on all sides - even the ceiling! - and emerge to the sight of Sleepy Hollow Country's most iconic inhabitant, the Headless Horseman! Oooh and ahh at intricate pumpkin portraits of characters from Washington Irving's famous tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Tumbling acrobats and circus characters will put a smile on your face, and a special 10th anniversary pumpkin cake will whet your appetite for...more pumpkins! Witness the incredible sight of gourd-filled Jack-in-the-Boxes springing up and bouncing around. See slithering ground snakes, a giant spider web, and go gaga over a collection of shrunken Little Monsters. Gaze in amazement at a working doomsday grandfather clock. A giant sea serpent adds some hiss to the Undersea Aquarium while comical, squash-eating Venus pumpkin traps sprout in the garden. Blaze's perennially popular Jurassic Park includes a triceratops, a pterodactyl, a brontosaurus, and a T-Rex! Gawk at more Jack O' Lanterns than ever before. Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year's Blaze', which was sold out EVERY NIGHT! Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and the second volume of an all-original soundtrack by recording artist Richard Christy, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area's most innovative Halloween happening. Recommended for all ages. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance. Buy tickets online at hudsonvalley.org/events/blaze or call 914-366-6900. Oct. 4-5, 10-13, 16-19, 23-31, Nov. 1-2, 6-9, and 14-16.

Bundith Phunsombatlert's Wayfinding - Queens Museum
Through November 14, 2014 - Flushing

100 NYC Public Sculptures at Queens Museum is a site-specific project that guides viewers without the need for travel or motion, and questions how a journey within a specific geographic sphere can be a work of art in itself. The installation is composed of 100 directional signs, each with a drawing of a public sculpture in NYC and the distance (mapped with GPS coordinates) between the source- sculpture and the sign. Viewers participate in this project by experiencing each sculpture, whether through the original works or their representational drawn counterparts, calling attention to the very specific, transformative space between object and audience. (Architectural historian John Kriskiewics will offer a walk through the Public Sculptures in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on June 8.)

Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 22, 2014 - Long Island City

Located inside the Socrates Sculpture Park, this market is at the center of a favorite destination for neighboring communities. Alongside the Park's workshops, yoga classes, sculpture exhibitions and stunning views, the Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket is a great place to spend a Saturday morning. Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly featuring seasonal items from the market, and family friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Astoria Greenmarket -
Through November 26, 2014 - Astoria

A small weekday market with an excellent selection of fruits and vegetables that draw a large number of shoppers from the surrounding neighborhood and nearby WIC center. Shoppers will find a wide selection of vegetables, in-season orchard fruit, and a terrific variety of Mexican hot peppers, specialty greens and tomatillos. This market takes place on Wednesdays through Nov. 26.

Tiny Tom Turkeys - Long Island Children's Museum
Through November 26, 2014 - Garden City

Come to the Inner Lobby for a turkey time craft and build a cute little holiday tabletop-sitter. Through November 26.

Grow NYC: Elmhurst Greenmarket - Elmhurst Hospital
Through December 23, 2014 - Elmhurst

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 December 23, promotes healthy living, offering recipes and cooking demonstrations to entice even the most timid of eaters and home cooks.

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through December 31, 2014 - Forest Hills

Features fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries, potted plants, flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, and more. This market is now open Sundays year-around.

Jackson Heights Greenmarket - Travers Park
Through December 31, 2014 - Jackson Heights

Located in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, the recently expanded Jackson Heights Greenmarket is the largest and busiest Greenmarket in Queens. Wrapping around the edge of Travers Park, this bustling Sunday market draws a large crowd of families, long-time residents and young couples who come out to shop, enjoy the lively scene, and meet and greet their neighbors. The Friends of Travers Park designated 78th a "playstreet" where they host family-friendly events each Sunday adjacent to the market. Reflecting the culinary diversity of the neighborhood, the Jackson Heights market offers a broad selection of vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish, honey, chicken and specialty Mexican produce.

Behind the Screen - Museum of the Moving Image
Through December 31, 2014 - Astoria

The core exhibition of the Museum, a one-of-a-kind experience that immerses visitors in the creative and technical process of producing, promoting, and presenting films, television shows, and digital entertainment. Occupying 15,000 square feet of the Museum's second and third floors, the exhibition reveals the skills, material resources, and artistic decisions that go into making moving images. Behind the Screen also introduces visitors to the history of the moving image, from nineteenth-century optical toys to the present-day impact of digital tools on film editing and post-production. Children under the age of fourteen must be accompanied by an adult of eighteen years or older. Artifacts: The exhibition incorporates approximately 1,400 artifacts from the Museum's collection of the material culture of the moving image. These include historic film and television cameras, projectors, television sets, sound recording equipment, costumes, set design sketches and models, make-up, fan magazines, posters, and an outstanding collection of licensed merchandise?dolls, toys, board games, lunch boxes, and more. The Museum has also been a pioneer in collecting video arcade and console games, which are on exhibit and available for play by visitors. Recently acquired objects on view include makeup used on the stars of Sex in the City, a mechanical prop designed by Mike Marino for a climactic scene in Black Swan, and molds and prototypes produced during the creation of a King Kong action figure. Computer-based interactive experiences: Visitors may record their own movements as a sequence of still photographs that can be printed out and made into a flipbook; create their own stop-motion animations, which they can save and email; record their voices over dialogue from a film, following the same procedure that actors use when dubbing their lines in post-production; choose sound effects to add to the images of well-known movies and television shows; add music to scenes from movies, and to experience how music affects mood and tone. Audio-visual material: Behind the Screen includes nearly four hours of audio-visual material that ranges from film clips related to the artifacts on display; projections of the earliest kinetoscope films, The Great Train Robbery, and selections from The Jazz Singer and Nanook of the North, all of which bring key moments in film history vividly to life; special videos, including The First Movies about Etienne Jules Marey and Chuck Workman's Precious Images; and a simulation of a live TV control room, taking visitors inside the room where director Bill Webb called the shots for the broadcast of a game between the New York Mets and San Diego Padres. Commissioned artworks: Artworks created especially for incorporation into Behind the Screen are Tut's Fever by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong, a real movie theater equipped for video that seats thirty-five; TV Lounge by Jim Isermann, an environment resembling a 1960s living room; and Feral Fount by Gregory Barsamian, a stroboscopic zoetrope using 97 sculptures rotating on an armature to create a short animation.

Lights, Camera, Astoria! - The Museum of The Moving Image
Through January 04, 2015 - Astoria

This exhibition traces the fascinating history of the Astoria studio, which has been at the heart of filmmaking in New York City since 1920. The site was the East Coast home of Paramount Pictures in the silent and early talking-picture eras, a center for independent filmmaking in the 1930s, and the U.S. Army Pictorial Center from World War II into the Cold War. After falling into disrepair in the early 1970s, the site has become a thriving cultural hub that includes Kaufman Astoria Studios and Museum of the Moving Image.

Traveling Exhibit- Native Voices: New England Tribal Families - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 04, 2015 - Garden City

Explore five thriving New England communities as they work to balance cultural traditions with life in a modern world. The hands-on exhibit takes visitors through four New England seasons and shares stories, songs, and cultural materials that illustrate strong and enduring connections between tribes and their traditional homelands. Toboggan down a winter hill, learn about daily life at the Nuweetooun Tribal School, experience the sights and sounds of Pow Wow and explore a natural cranberry bog on Martha’s Vineyard! Experience these activities and many more in the new exhibit Native Voices. Native Voices was produced by Boston Children’s Museum All underlying materials, including all artwork and the use of Native Voices characters are used with permission of Boston Children’s Museum. Native Voices: New England Tribal Families is sponsored nationally by Ocean Spray™ and the National Endowment for the Humanities™. Local exhibit support provided by Astoria Bank (logo).

Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist - Queens Botanical Garden
Through January 18, 2015 - Flushing

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones - The Museum of The Moving Image
Through January 19, 2015 - Astoria

Animation director and artist Charles Martin aka Chuck? Jones (1912-2002) made some of the most enduringly popular cartoons of all time. He perfected the wisecracking Bugs Bunny and the exasperated Daffy Duck, and created a host of other characters, including Pep? Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote, and the Road Runner, bringing an unparalleled talent for comic invention and a flair for creating distinctive, memorable characters to the art of film animation. In a career spanning three decades, Jones directed more than 300 animated films, and was given an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement. What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones explores Jones's creative genius, as well as the influences he drew on from the fine arts and popular culture, and the legacy of his work on the field of animation. The exhibition features 23 of Chuck Jones's animated films, interactive experiences, and more than 125 original sketches and drawings, storyboards, production backgrounds, animation cels, and photographs, demonstrating how Jones and his collaborators worked together to create some of the greatest cartoons ever made. The films include such classic Warner Bros. cartoons as What's Opera, Doc? and One Froggy Evening; the Academy Award-winning short film The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics, which expanded the boundaries of the medium with its experimental techniques; and such classic television specials as Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The exhibition runs through Jan 19. The exhibition is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, and Museum of the Moving Image.

Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its NY World's Fairs. - Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
Through May 31, 2015 - Flushing

The historical society for the largest borough in New York City is dedicated to preserving the history of Queens through educational programs, exhibitions and its role as a local history research center. An exhibition on the 1939 and 1964 World�s Fairs from the perspective of the common visitor through artifacts and photographs from individual collections.

Preschool Place - NY Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2015 - Corona

The ideal space to explore, discover and build! Little ones can experience multi-sensory activities in a safe, protected area and is specially designed to meet the developmental needs of children ages birth to 6 years old. Sing-alongs, story times and art activities are featured during weekends and holidays. This program is available thru June 30, 2015.

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