Top Events for Families in Queens in November

Top Events for Families in Queens in November

Find the best things to do with kids in Queens this November from this hand-picked list of events and activities selected by our calendar editor. These are the can't-miss events in Queens in November.

Minefaire
WHEN: Nov. 2 - 3, see website for schedule
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th Street, Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: MINECRAFT players and their families unite at to compete in tournaments and build battles, participate in the famed costume contest, witness live stage shows, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Solve your way out of the MINECRAFT Escape Room, experience MINECRAFT with Acer VR Mixed Reality headsets, and show off your creativity in the LEGO building zones!
WANT TO GO? See website for details. 718-699-0005. https://minefaire.com/mf-nys.

SUNNYSIDE SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 2, 1:00-3:00pm, 7:00-10:00pm
WHERE: Sunnyside Reformed Church, 48-03 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: See 11 award-winning shorts from the USA (including Sunnyside & Woodside), Estonia, Iran, Spain and France. To compliment the afternoon with Charlie Chaplin’s 1919 short film, SUNNYSIDE, the evening will close with SUNNYSIDE made in 2019 by Jihyun Shin. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Enjoy free refreshments at intermission and a Q&A after the show.
WANT TO GO? $12. 718-426-5997. sunnysidenyc.rcachurches.org.

Diwali Dance Party: Kathak, Bhangra & Beyond
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 2, 1:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: An all-ages festival and dance party, featuring Kathak classical dancer Abha Roy and Basement Bhangra's DJ Rekha.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Learn Bollywood, bhangra, and Kathak dance moves, and enjoy special performances, cooking workshops, henna painting, Indian handicrafts and Indian foods!
WANT TO GO? $20; $10 Students and Children. 7184637700. http://flushingtownhall.org/event/b2833f19711ef0407ff8e2393540d6b5.

Little Cooks – Tea Party with Yoga and Guided Meditation
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 9, 11:00am-12:00pm
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Little ones will partake in yoga and meditation. Then celebrate with a tea party!
WHY WE LOVE IT: Children will learn a bit about tea and also meet a fluffy rabbit from APEC.
WANT TO GO? $22. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.

Fall Fest
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave, Flushing, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Enjoy fall activities like making apple cider and candied apples and decorating pumpkins.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This festival promises to be an event the whole family won't want to miss!
WANT TO GO? $5 per child (free for parents/guardians and children younger than 3)). 7189390647. https://queenshistoricalsociety.org/events/fall-fest/.

Disney on Ice Presents: Road Trip Adventures
WHEN: Nov. 21 - 30, see website for showtimes
WHERE: NYCB Theatre at Westbury , 960 Brush Hollow Road , Westbury, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Audiences can expect hilarious hijinks and up-close character interactions.
WANT TO GO? $20 and up. 516-334-0800. https://nycblive.com/events/detail/disney-on-ice-presents-road-trip-adventures-2019.

Pirate Pete's Parrot
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 23, 2:30pm
WHERE: The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street (between 44 Ave and 44th Rd), New York City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A melodic medley of misfits promises music, mischief, and a boatload of laughs for everyone. Pirate Pete is a lovable rogue on a mission: to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly, along with his buried treasure, and to pay the rent to Baron Big-Butt.
WHY WE LOVE IT: As The Secret Theatre’s longest-running children’s musical in Queens, it's a must-see!
WANT TO GO? $15 adults; $10 children. 718-392-0722. secrettheatre.com.

Decorate the Castle for the Holidays FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 23, 12:00-3:00pm
WHERE: Castle at Fort Totten, Bayside, 208 Totten Avenue, Bayside, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Families can come together to help with decking the halls and trimming the tree. Get in the holiday spirit as you beautify the Castle for the winter festivities.
WHY WE LOVE IT: There will be cookies and cocoa for all! 
WANT TO GO? 718-352-1548. baysidehistorical.org.

Gingerbread Lane 2019
WHEN: Nov. 23 - Jan. 12, Weekdays, 9:30am–5:00pm; Weekends, 10:00am–6:00pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th Street, Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Visitors can marvel at homemade gingerbread houses made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing, and candy. The houses are drafted, designed, baked, planned, built, and decorated by chef Jon Lovitch over the course of an entire year.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Visitors can make their own gingerbread houses or trains during dedicated workshops.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission ($16 adults; $13 children ages 2-17). 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

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