Story Time for Kids and Families in Queens this June
By Gail Warren

Story Time for Kids and Families in Queens this June

June 2, 2017   |   Upcoming Events  

Attend a local story hour in Queens for kids and turn the pages of their imaginations! This June, enjoy a reading of Mother Goose, a performance by The Happy Hedgehog Band, and afternoon crafting.

Toddler Time FREE
WHEN: Feb. 14 - Jun. 20, Tuesdays, 10:30am
WHERE: Long Island City Library, 37-44 21st St., Long Island City, NY
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Children and their caregivers enjoy interactive storytelling, songs, rhymes, and a letter of the week craft.
WANT TO GO? 718-752-3700. queenslibrary.org.

Science in the Park: Woodlands FREE
WHEN: May. 14 - Jun. 25, Sundays, 1pm
WHERE: Alley Pond Park, 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard, Douglaston, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Fun, hands-on science programming, topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects, and flight.
WANT TO GO? 718-352-4793. nycgovparks.org.

Weekly Storytime FREE
WHEN: Jun. 1 - 29, Thursdays, 11am
WHERE: Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st St., Astoria, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: A wonderful morning of stories and fun.
WANT TO GO? 718-278-2665. astoriabookshop.org.

Storytime & Craft FREE
WHEN: Jun. 4 - 24, Saturday and Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Bring your little nature lovers for a relaxing afternoon featuring seasonal nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically themed craft activity.
WANT TO GO? 718-886-3800. queensbotanical.org.

stART (Story + Art)
WHEN: Jun. 6 - Jul. 27, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30am
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Join in each week as children listen to the reading of childhood classics and new favorites; followed by literature-inspired activities and crafts.
WANT TO GO? $3 with museum admission: $13; $12 seniors 65 and older; free for children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Storytime in the Park FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 17, 12-2pm
WHERE: Socrates Sculpture Park, 2-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Begin with traditional storytime, reading children’s books that explore the joy of art and creativity, with some even written by local Queens authors. Then, everyone gets a chance to be an author or an illustrator by participating in interactive storytime, where they’ll get you started, but the adventure is up to you.
WANT TO GO? 212-360-8172. cityparksfoundation.org.

Find a Flower Fairy
WHEN: Jun. 22 - 23, Thursday-Friday, 4-6:30pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Young children are invited to follow clues to discover the fairy world that magically appears in the gardens at Midsummer. The event also features music and storytelling with Johnny Cuomo.
WANT TO GO? $12. 516-333-0048. oldwestburygardens.org.

LIC & Astoria Love Letter with Five Boro Story Project FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 24, 1-4pm
WHERE: Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Participants will share their own stories, write a love note to their neighborhood, and leave their mark on the Park with participatory art-making activities reflecting the local landscape.
WANT TO GO? 718-956-1819. socratessculpturepark.org.

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