Best Things to Do with Kids in Queens - November 2011
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For film-favoring families, the Museum of the Moving Image is showing Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. Originally a television special produced by Jim Henson, the man behind the Muppets, the story follows Ma Otter and her son Emmet as they each secretly enter a talent contest to earn enough money for each other's holiday gift. 1pm and 3pm. All ages. $12; $9 seniors and students with ID; $6 ages 3-18; free children younger than 3.
Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. 718-784-0077. www.movingimage.us.
Embrace the Season
Celebrate autumn at Wave Hill with these fun family activities:
Gather up a bit of nature to use while creating your own cornhusk doll. Celebrate the gift of corn and of the harvest as Paul Betancourt, a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians, tells the story of how the first cornhusk doll came to be. Then kids can tie, weave, and decorate their very own cornhusk dolls. November 19-20, 10am and 11:30am.
Then, if you have some extra pinecones left over from your cornhusk doll, continue celebrating the fall harvest with a decorative wall hanging art project, November 26-27, 10am-1pm.
Admission: $8; $4 students and senioirs; $2 children; free children younger than 6. Wave Hill, 675 West 252nd Street, Bronx. 718-549-3200. www.wavehill.org.
Fall Into Dance
Whether you share some Mexican roots or the closest you come to Mexican culture is Taco Bell, the whole family will enjoy Calpulli Danza Mexicana's fall dance production at Queens Theatre. Under the direction of interim artistic director Noemy Hernandez, this brand new program remains dedicated to showcasing Mexican traditions through dance. The new show adds a stronger contemporary dance influence to the ongoing emphasis on theatrical performance and cultural expression. Young children will enjoy the colorful costumes and creative movement while adults will appreciate the diversity of classical and contemporary Mexican dance styles. November 26-27. 8pm. All ages. $28; $25 seniors; $20 students.
Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing. 718-760-0064. www.queenstheatre.org.