Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens this July includes outdoor movies in Long Island City, Shakespeare in the Park in Bayside, a pow wow in Floral Park, and more family events in Corona, Flushing, Woodhaven, and beyond.
Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City
Wednesdays in July and August
Celebrate the cultural diversity of Queens in a festival of film, music, dance, and food. Outdoor Cinema 2013 features international titles from Chad, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Romania, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States. In addition to the films, which are presented in their original languages (with English subtitles), each evening will feature regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants and performances by local musicians and dancers that celebrate the culture of the film—all set against the spectacular backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. FREE!
Let the celebrations begin! July 4th is all about relaxing times and outdoor family fun. Here are a few ways to celebrate and make the holiday great with family and friends.
The Secret Theatre, Long Island City
July 6 and 20
It’s a non-stop adventure in the new children’s musical, Pirate Pete's Parrot. Join Pete and his crew of merry misfits as they embark on this hi-seas journey complete with silly songs, sword fights, and a boatload of laughs.
Queens Theatre, Flushing
China’s most talented tumblers, cyclists, jugglers, and contortionists, representing the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago, have amazed audiences around the world. The Golden Dragon Acrobats flip into Queens this month with award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.
Crocheron Park, Bayside
The King of Navarre and three noblemen take an oath to devote their lives to scholarship for three years—without the company of women. When the princess of France and three ladies-in-waiting arrive, passion and puns abound. Will the oath hold? Or will the men succumb to the game of love? Find out at Shakespeare in the Park, when the Hip to Hip Theatre Company presents the screwball romantic comedy Love's Labor's Lost. FREE!
Queens County Farm Museum, Floral Park
That drumming signals the start of the 35th annual Thunderbird Native American Pow Wow. This three-day event features song and dance performances by representatives from more than 40 Native American nations, all dressed in traditional regalia. There will also be a wide variety of Native American art, crafts, and jewelry on display and available for purchase.
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