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Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Queens in September

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Queens in September

These top activities for kids in Queens who love arts and crafts will let them tap into their inner Picasso.

Moving Image Studio
WHEN: Apr. 6 - Sep. 1, Weekends, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Museum of the Moving Image , 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Experiment with puppet making and animation inspired by The Jim Henson Exhibition.
WANT TO GO? $15; $11 seniors; $9 children ages 3-17; free for children younger than 3. 718-429-2579. movingimage.us.

Art on the Farm FREE
WHEN: May. 5 - Oct. 20, Weekends, 2-4pm
WHERE: Randall's Island Park, 20 Randall's Island Park, Randall's Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join for art projects inspired by the farm.
WANT TO GO? 212-830-7722. randallsisland.org.

Free Arts Island Outpost FREE
WHEN: Jun. 1 - Oct. 27, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Governors Island, Ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6, New York Harbor , NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy free hands-on art making workshops and art-viewing experiences.
WANT TO GO? 212-440-2200. govisland.com.

Mommy and Me FREE
WHEN: Jun. 7 - Dec. 27, Fridays, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Queens Library: Cambria Heights, 218-13 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Join for playtime with arts and crafts.
WANT TO GO? 718-528-3535. queenslibrary.org/branch/cambria-heights.

Watercolors on the Waterfront FREE
WHEN: Jun. 19 - Sep. 11, Every other Wednesday, 6:30-8:00pm
WHERE: LIC Landing Events Space in Hunter's Point South Park, 51st Avenue and Center Boulevard, Long Island City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy stunning sunset views while painting the famous NYC skyline or whatever else your heart desires.
WANT TO GO?

TOT TIME WEDNESDAYS: NATURE, STORIES, AND CRAFTS FREE
WHEN: Aug. 7 - Oct. 23, Wednesdays, 10:00am-11:30am
WHERE: Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Boulevard at 48th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy a guided story time where you will discover a different nature topic each week through crafts, games, and a read-aloud.
WANT TO GO? 718-361-2922. licconcerts.com.

Fly: Kite Making Workshop FREE
WHEN: Aug. 7 - Sep. 7, 3pm
WHERE: Socrates Sculpture Park, 35-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Rethink the kite as a structure for display by adding text and graphics. A whopping 100 kites will be flown to create a floating image. RVSP: [email protected]
WANT TO GO? 718-956-1819. socratessculpturepark.org.

Summer Crochet Club FREE
WHEN: Aug. 8 - Sep. 26, Mondays and Thursdays, 5:00-6:00pm
WHERE: Laurelton Library, 134-26 225 St., Laurelton, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Get your crochet hooks, knitting needles, and yarns ready! Learn how to make your very own hats, scarves, and other cozy things. Beginners welcome. 
WANT TO GO? 718-528-2822. queenslibrary.org.

Coloring Club FREE
WHEN: Aug. 12 - Dec. 30, Mondays, 3:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Seaside Branch, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Come down to the Seaside Library and de-stress with some coloring! 
WANT TO GO? 718-634-1876.

Knitting Club FREE
WHEN: Aug. 13 - Dec. 31, Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Bellerose Branch, 250-06 Hillside Ave., Bellerose, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Come learn knitting and enjoy the fun! Yarns and needles are provided during the sessions. 
WANT TO GO? 718-831-8644. queenslibrary.org/branch/bellerose.

September Children's Arts & Crafts FREE
WHEN: Sep. 3 - 24, Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Seaside Branch, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Head to the library for arts and crafts around themes like sunflowers, Henri Matisse, and fall landscapes.
WANT TO GO? 718-634-1876.

Back-to-School Crafternoon FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Sep. 3, 3:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Ridgewood Branch, 20-12 Madison St., Ridgewood, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Join for a special back-to-school craft.
WANT TO GO? 718-821-4770. queenslibrary.org/branch/Ridgewood.

The Crafting Corner: Back to School Series FREE
WHEN: Sep. 3 - 17, Tuesdays, 9/3 and 9/17, 4:00-4:45pm
WHERE: Middle Village Library, 72-31 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Make something fun you can take home.
WANT TO GO? 718-326-1390. queenslibrary.org.

Family Coloring Time FREE
WHEN: Sep. 6 - 27, 3:30- 4:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Peninsula , 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Coloring sheets, crayons, markers, and color pencils will be provided. You can also bring your own.
WANT TO GO? 718-634-1110 .

Super Saturday Morning FREE
WHEN: Sep. 7 - Oct. 26, Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm
WHERE: Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Have fun with origami, coloring pages, board games, and puzzles for the 3+ crowd, and Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and Star Builders for the little ones.
WANT TO GO? 718-268-7934. queenslibrary.org.

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Andean Culture and Crafting FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 7, 12:00-3:00pm
WHERE: Socrates Sculpture Park, 35-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Engage with pre-Hispanic Andean culture through crafting, including tunics worn by civil servants and face-painting based on head carvings.
WANT TO GO? 718-956-1819. socratessculpturepark.org.

Back to School: Henna Art FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 7, 1:00-2:00pm
WHERE: Pomonok Library, 158-21 Jewel Ave., Flushing, NY
AGES:
WHAT: Celebrate back-to-school by getting a unique design during Henna Hand Painting with Dr. Salwa Elmeawad. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 718-591-4343. queenslibrary.org.

Storytime and Craft
WHEN: Sep. 7 - Oct. 6, Weekends, 9/7-8 and 10/5-6, 11:00am-12:30pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring your little nature lovers to QBG to hear seasonally inspired stories that will open their imaginations to the different natural worlds found at QBG, followed by a botanically themed craft activity.  
WANT TO GO? FREE with garden admission ($6 adults; $2 children ages 4 to 12; free for children younger than 4). 718-886-3800. queensbotanical.org.

Activity Table
WHEN: Sep. 7 - Oct. 26, Select weekends, 2:00-4:00pm (see website for dates)
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:  Family-friendly botanical themed arts and crafts activities.  
WANT TO GO? FREE with garden admission ($6 adults; $2 children ages 4 to 12; free for children younger than 4). 718-886-3800. queensbotanical.org.

Paint Night FREE
WHEN: Sep. 10 - 24, 9/10 and 9/24, 3:00-3:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Queens Village Branch, 94-11 217 Street, Queens Village, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Create an inspiring painting!
WANT TO GO? queenslibrary.org/branch/Queens-Village.

Kids' Jewelry Beading FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch, 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Children 6 years and older are welcome to bead their own jewelry.
WANT TO GO? 718-225-8414. queenslibrary.org/branch/Douglaston/Little-Neck.

Back-to-School: Duct Tape Flower Pens FREE
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 13, 4:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Broadway Branch, 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Children 6-12 years are invited to transform plain pens into flowers using colorful duct tape.
WANT TO GO? 718-721-2462. queenslibrary.org/branch/Broadway.

Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Playground Design FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 14, 12:00-3:00pm
WHERE: Socrates Sculpture Park, 35-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Noguchi Museum educators to explore how a playground can be a sculpture, and then design your own. 
WANT TO GO? 718-956-1819. socratessculpturepark.org.

Back-to-School: Origami FREE
WHEN: Monday, Sep. 16, 4:00-5:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Hillcrest, 187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Make your very own pencil/pen holder for ages 7 and older.
WANT TO GO? 718-454-2786 .

Fall Gardening and Crafts FREE
WHEN: Sep. 19 - 26, Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch, 121-23 14 Ave., College Point, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Plant, water, and harvest flowers and vegetables.  
WANT TO GO? 718-359-1102. queenslibrary.org/branch/Poppenhusen.

STEM Activities with Slime FREE
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 20, 4:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Broadway Branch, 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Become a scientific investigator and perform a variety of STEM activities with your slime.
WANT TO GO? 718-721-2462. queenslibrary.org/branch/Broadway.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Mariachi Roll Craft FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 21, 3:00-4:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Langston Hughes Branch, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Kids will enjoy creating these colorful dolls representing mariachi musicians to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
WANT TO GO? 718-651-1100. queenslibrary.org/branch/Langston-Hughes.

Preschool Storytime & Teddy Bear Craft FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Sep. 25, 4:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - LeFrak City Branch, 98-30 57 Ave., Corona, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Children ages 3-5 and a parent or adult caregiver can listen to some stories about teddy bears and then create a special teddy bear to take home. Preregistration required.
WANT TO GO? 718-592-7677. queenslibrary.org/branch/Lefrak-City.

Wearable Art: Make Your Own Lucky Pouch : Bokjumeoni
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 29, 2:00pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Make your own Bokjumeoni- a traditional Korean pouch that is believed to contain good luck. In Korea, it is often used as a bag for small presents given to friends and family.
WANT TO GO? $10 adults; $5 children. 7184637700. http://flushingtownhall.org/event/9b51793356fded41a3dc070c2f92f348.

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