Theater Performances for Kids in Queens this October

Theater Performances for Kids in Queens this October

We've picked the top theater performances for kids in Queens in October. With tons of kid-friendly productions and engaging family-friendly shows, who knows, your kids might get bitten by the acting bug!

'Flight of the Butterflies 3D'
WHEN: Jul. 1 - Jun. 30, 11am and 1pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Follow the monarchs’ perilous journey and join hundreds of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, with breathtaking cinematography from Peter Parks.
WANT TO GO? $6; $5 children, students and seniors. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

FunikiJam's 'Baby Likes To Rock!'
WHEN: Sep. 16 - Nov. 12, see website for showtimes
WHERE: Actors Temple Theatre, 339 W. 47th St., Midtown, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: There is an area for kids to dance and play with instruments and props.
WANT TO GO? $30. 347-913-5267. funikijam.com/offbroadway.

Machine de Cirque
WHEN: Sep. 28 - Oct. 7, see website for showtimes
WHERE: The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St., Midtown, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Watch acrobats swinging by their toes, bicycling upside-down and backwards, and flipping and flying off teeterboards.
WANT TO GO? $17 and up. 646-223-3010. newvictory.org.

Freeway of Love: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Roberta Flack FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 4, 6pm
WHERE: Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Emilie Surtees is an independent recording artist who writes, co-produces, and performs her original music.
WANT TO GO? 718-990-0700. queenslibrary.org.

'Leaving Brooklyn'
WHEN: Oct. 5 - 21, See website
WHERE: Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Corona, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: In 1955, as the Dodgers and the Yankees battle it out on the field, a blue-collar Brooklyn family battles for its own survival.
WANT TO GO? $20. 718-860-0064. queenstheatre.org.

'Princess Particular'
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2:30pm
WHERE: The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City, NY
AGES: 3-5, 5-8, 9-12, Adult
WHAT: The spirited and feisty young Princess Particular is used to getting what she wants, when she wants it, and today she wants to be a ballerina
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 children younger than 17. 718-392-0722. secrettheatre.com.

A Balloon Show with Nick The Balloonatic FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 20, 1pm
WHERE: Fresh Meadows Library, 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Nick The Balloonatic will interact with children as he sculpts balloons, laughs, and jokes, making everyone feel special.
WANT TO GO? 718-454-7272. queenslibrary.org.

Lightwire Theater's 'The Ugly Duckling'
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 21, 1pm and 3pm
WHERE: Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Corona, NY
AGES: 5-12, Adult
WHAT: Watch the story of The Ugly Duckling on stage through a cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance.
WANT TO GO? $10 and up. 718-860-0064. queenstheatre.org.

'Steel Magnolias'
WHEN: Oct. 27 - 28, Saturday, 2pm, ASL Interpretation 8pm; Sunday, 3pm
WHERE: Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Corona, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Within the walls of Truvy's beauty shop, set in Louisiana, are six strong women whose lives increasingly hinge on the existence of one another.
WANT TO GO? $20 and up. 718-860-0064. queenstheatre.org.

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