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Things to Do With Active Kids in Queens this September

Things to Do With Active Kids in Queens this September

These events help active kids get moving with fun, physical activities. Enjoy indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family to keep moving in Queens this September.

NYRR Open Run Baisley Pond Park
WHEN: Jun. 22 - Dec. 26, 9:00 am; Check-in 8:45 am
WHERE: Baisley Pond Park , 156-10 Baisley Blvd, Jamaica, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: NYRR Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative - bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks. Open Run is for all ages and abilities, dogs and strollers are welcome.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 3476920488. https://facebook.com/groups/328717541146271/.

Baby Playdate FREE
WHEN: Jul. 1 - Dec. 30, Mondays, 3:30-5pm
WHERE: Queens Library: Court Square, 25-01 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Drop in for an unstructured playdate. 
WANT TO GO? 718-937-2790. queenslibrary.org/branch/court-square.

Free Shirt Fridays
WHEN: Aug. 9 - Sep. 27, Fridays, 8/9, 8/23, 9/6, 9/13, 9/27, 7:10pm
WHERE: Citi Field, 120-01 Roosevelt Ave, Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: All fans attending the game will receive a free Mets t-shirt.
WANT TO GO? $25 and up.

Family Fun Time FREE
WHEN: Aug. 10 - Nov. 23, Saturday, 2:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch, 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Play board games, Legos, puzzles, and more.
WANT TO GO? 718-225-8414. queenslibrary.org/branch/Douglaston/Little-Neck.

U.S. Open
WHEN: Aug. 26 - Sep. 8, see website for schedule
WHERE: USTA BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See the world's greatest tennis stars in action. 
WANT TO GO? $65 and up (ticket not required for children younger than 2). usopen.org.

Construction Junction FREE
WHEN: Sep. 4 - Oct. 30, Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch, 121-23 14 Ave., College Point, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: What can you make out of marshmallows and toothpicks? Find out and use Legos, Jenga, and Joinks to make creative structures.
WANT TO GO? 718-359-1102. queenslibrary.org/branch/Poppenhusen.

Back-to-School Library Scavenger Hunt FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 5, 3:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Hollis Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave., Hollis, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join for a fun back-to-school library scavenger hunt.
WANT TO GO? 718-465-7355. queenslibrary.org.

Mets Toy Truck Giveaway
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 8, 1:10pm
WHERE: Citi Field, 120-01 Roosevelt Ave, Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The first 15,000 fans attending will receive a free toy truck. Kids can hit the field after the game to run the bases in the Mr. Met Dash. 
WANT TO GO? $25 and up.

Meditation for Kids FREE
WHEN: Sep. 9 - Oct. 10, 4:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch, 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Kids ages 5-12 can learn about the benefits and different techniques of meditation.
WANT TO GO? 718-849-1010.

Mets Build-A-Bear Giveaway
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 14, 7:10pm
WHERE: Citi Field, 120-01 Roosevelt Ave, Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The first 15,000 fans attending the Mets game will receive a free Mets Build-A-Bear Teddy. 
WANT TO GO? $25 and up.

Mets Beanie Giveaway
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 15, 7:05pm
WHERE: Citi Field, 120-01 Roosevelt Ave, Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The first 15,000 fans to arrive at the game will receive a free Mets beanie hat. Kids can hit the field after the game and run the bases in the Mr. Met Dash.
WANT TO GO? $25 and up.

Kids Mini Triathlon
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 22, 8:00-11:00am
WHERE: Cross Island Y, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: The 11th annual swim, bike, and run for a cause raises awareness and critical funds for various activities including day camp, child care, after school, and special needs population programs, and a wide variety of youth and teen recreation. For ages 8-14.
WANT TO GO? $25-$60. https://ymcanyc.org/locations/cross-island-ymca.

Back-to-School: Saturday Afternoon Game Time FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 28, 2:00-4:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Auburndale Branch, 25-55 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: An afternoon of checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, mancala for kids, Monopoly, Scrabble, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more! Ages 4 and older.
WANT TO GO? 718-352-2027. queenslibrary.org/branch/auburndale/.

Mets Blanket Giveaway
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 28, 7:10pm
WHERE: Citi Field, 120-01 Roosevelt Ave, Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The first 15,000 fans attending the Mets game will receive a free fleece blanket.
WANT TO GO? $25 and up.

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