This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Queens


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Your options are limitless if you're looking for fun and educational family and kids weekend activities in Queens. Whether your child enjoys animals, art, museums, or the great outdoors, we've got something for your family. Want to see what's going on next weekend or when you have a few days off? Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!

Open House - Kon Gen International Preschool
August 20, 2014 - Bayside

A unique learning environment for children ages 2 through 5. Parents and their children will participate in hands on activities and workshops during this open house. Tour the brand new state of the art facility including a professional dance studio, a hands on science discovery lab, an outdoor play area, an outdoor botanical garden, individual piano rooms as well as an unique dual language Mandarin/English program and enriched gifted and talented curriculum.

Movies In The Park - Flushing Meadows Corona Park
August 20, 2014 - Flushing

The anniversary celebration the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs continue, when NYC Parks offers this outdoor screening of the 1964 classic Mary Poppins. A magical nanny who sweeps into the Banks home on Cherry Tree Lane and takes charge of the Banks children. She never acknowledges her strange and magical powers, and feigns insult when one of the children refers to her previous adventures. She flies in on an umbrella, and departs when the children have learnt enough lessons, promising to return whenever they need her. In the film she is portrayed by Julie Andrews.

Nature Walk & Talk: Do You Hear an Echo? - Wave Hill
August 20, 2014 - Bronx

How do animals find each other in the dark? Take an evening walk with naturalist Paul Keim to learn how bats, frogs, crickets, and katydids use sound for location and communication. Use eyes and ears - and an echo-locator (electronic device) - to search for bats as they skim the evening sky in search of insects. Don't forget a flashlight! A super fun program for visitors ages 10 and older, with an adult. Space is limited. Registration required online, by calling 718-549-3200 x251, or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Outdoor Cinema 2014 - Socrates Sculpture Park
August 20, 2014 - Long Island City

Relax, enjoy a movie, and celebrate the cultural diversity of our borough. This international film festival focuses on a different country or culture each week. Families can picnic on the grass and watch international films on an outdoor screen. On certain film nights, depending on the tide, free kayaking and canoeing will depart from the beach at Hallets Cove. Pre-screening performances begin at 7pm (weather permitting) Films begin at sunset. See website for film titles and descriptions.

Outdoor Movies on the Green - Atlas Park
August 20, 2014 - Glendale

Enjoy live music by a local artist followed by a great line up of family friendly movies. A guaranteed fun for the whole family. Today's movie is Disney's Toy Story. Follow the adventures of Buzz and Woody in this computer-animated buddy-comedy to infinity and beyond!

Tai Chi in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
August 20, 2014 - Old Westbury

Tai Chi, a unique form of "moving meditation" calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit. Sessions taught by professional Tai Chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, are designed for all experience levels.

Crazy Campfire Day - Long Island Children's Museum
August 20, 2014 - Garden City

Have s�more fun as we keep summer alive with our campfire day at LICM. Explore and play as you sing songs, learn about animals and make creative crafts all inspired around the campfire. Keep your campfire spirit burning all year long as you make some tasty s�mores, learn about stargazing and think outside- no box required!

Stories in the Garden: Animal Antics - Wave Hill
August 21, 2014 - Bronx

A delightful reading adventure. Each week, a different nature-related theme will be explored with beautifully illustrated storybooks, beloved classics, and exciting new selections. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Ideal for ages 3-6 and their adult companions. Sometimes we all feel like a grumpy goat or a sneaky fox. This week, laugh along to humorous tales of some very grumpy, hungry, or silly animals, then join in to sing some nonsense songs. Books this week are The Little Mouse, The Big Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood; Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist; and Do Like a Duck Does by Judy Hindley.

Bricks 4 Kids Sponsored By Johnny Rockets - Atlas Park
August 21, 2014 - Glendale

This is a hands-on class where kids build machines, buildings, vehicles and other structures out of LEGO? bricks, using one-of-a-kind model plans. While exploring principles of engineering, architecture, physics and more, students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
August 21, 2014 - Old Westbury

Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, will lead students through a dynamic, yet gentle, continuous flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap and towel.

Marvel Universe Live! - Nassau Coliseum
August 21, 2014 - Uniondale

Marvel Universe Live!was created for fans of all ages. It features the world�s most iconic super heroes and villains performing martial arts, aerial stunts and motocross. There will be brief periods of black out, safe use of pyrotechnics, loud special effects and motion graphics.

Jazzmobile Block Party - Louis Armstrong House Museum
August 21, 2014 - Corona

Don't miss the grand finale to the summer season, a celebration so big that it shuts down 107th St! The party is loaded with live jazz and children’s activities. Crafts, story time, and Hula Hoop fun begin at 4:00pm. The Ray Mantilla Septet will perform at 7:00 pm. Gourmet food trucks will sell yummy treats! Sure to be a fun evening for the entire family.

Dreamin� Green - Long Island Children's Museum
August 21, 2014 - Garden City

Gustafer is a friendly yellow alien who came from the sun to have many adventures here on Earth. He likes climbing treetops, collecting pinecones, and befriending other animals in the forest. Come learn how to make your own delightful chia plant inspired by Gustafer Yellowgold and watch it sprout to life at home!

Green Teens- Energetic Environmental Explorations - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 22, 2014 - Garden City

Join in for an energetic exploration of the environment. Each week the Green Teens will lead visitors through a variety of science and nature-related activities. Visit the website for program updates.

Marvel Universe Live! - Nassau Coliseum
August 22, 2014 - Uniondale

Marvel Universe Live! was created for fans of all ages. It features the world's most iconic super heroes and villains performing martial arts, aerial stunts and motocross. There will be brief periods of black out, safe use of pyrotechnics, loud special effects and motion graphics.

Children's Museum of the Arts Presents the Art of the Wild at the Bronx Zoo: Zoo Field Guides - Bronx Zoo
August 22, 2014 - Bronx

Spend a Friday at the Bronx Zoo and join CMA for a hands-on art making workshop inspired by the day's adventures at the zoo. Young artists will work with a CMA teaching artist to create a field guide for their favorite animals throughout the zoo. Each child will make an accordion-style book, in which they can draw a variety of animals in their natural habitats throughout the pages. The last page is reserved for a self-portrait of the young artist in their natural habitat - home! They will finish the workshop having created a Zoo Field Guide that serves as a journal to document their day at the Zoo! Workshop included in the Bronx Zoo admission price. For more information about the Children's Museum of the Arts, please visit

An Evening Ride On The Carousel to End Alzheimer's - Forest Park Carousel
August 22, 2014 - Woodhaven

New Yorkers of all ages can help to end Alzheimer's. Carousels evoke positive memories of everyone’s childhood. The whirling lights, flashing colors, piping organ music, giggling children, and galloping horses remind everyone of a simpler time. Bring back those magical days of the past while fundraising for the future. Create new memories while raising money for programs and services for those who have Alzheimer’s, a disease that robs people of their memories. NY Carousel Entertainment, LLC, operator of the recently landmarked, Forest Park Carousel, is proud to host the third annual fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, donating one hundred percent of all proceeds from carousel rides to the Alzheimer’s NYC Chapter. There will be lots more fun as well, with a raffle that includes some great prizes! Cido the Clown will be there to entertain everyone with his magic tricks and silly jokes. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit New York City’s oldest carousel, a rare and beautiful piece of art designed and carved by Master Wood-Carver Daniel Carl Muller in 1903. Snacks and refreshments will be available at the Carousel concession.

Little Makers: Chill Out With A Fizzy Drink - NY Hall of Science
August 22, 2014 - Corona

This program invites families with young children to tinker, design and create together. Participants will explore new materials, tools and processes as they make a project to take home. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink and glue. Cool off this summer with a cold, refreshing citrus drink. Families explore the science behind citrus fruits and invent their own fizzy drink to enjoy. Materials Fee: $8 per family For more information, visit:

Challenge Island - Atlas Park
August 23, 2014 - Glendale

This whimsical, wildly popular enrichment program promotes creative and critical thinking skills in children. Loosely based on a well-known reality TV show, Challenge Island has kids dividing into cooperative tribes and taking on a vast array of exciting challenges set on action-packed thematic ?islands?. The innovative programming reinforces STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and core language arts skills (but let?s keep that last part under our hats, because as far as kids are concerned Challenge Island is just plain fun!)

Drop-in Moving Image Studio:Animation Takeover - The Museum of The Moving Image
August 23, 2014 - Astoria

With the opening of the exhibition What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, animation activities will take over the studio. Working with Museum educators, children will make their own media projects inspired by the exhibition. Using pencils, crayons, cameras, computers, and tablets, they will be able to create a character sketch, draw a flipbook, make a short animated video, and more. This program is for children ages 7 -11 accompanied by an adult, or 12 and older on their own.

Creepy Crawlers - Alley Pond Environmental Center
August 23, 2014 - Douglaston

Kids ages 3-4 can come to APEC for a close-up look at live insects and the animals that eat them! Activities include a craft and a bug sorting game that teaches kids how to identify true insects from a confusing array of critters. Snack included. Participants must be potty-trained.

Vet Tech 101 - Alley Pond Environmental Center
August 23, 2014 - Douglaston

All animals need care that goes beyond just food and water. Come learn the specialized skills required to keep our animals healthy. From eye examinations to checking teeth, gums and ears, kids ages 10-13 will learn the ins and outs of keeping some of the most common pet animals in peak condition.

Saturday Sculpture Workshops:Plastic Bag Couture with John Hatfield - Socrates Sculpture Park
August 23, 2014 - Long Island City

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are offered to kids, ages 5-13, and their families. Workshops take place every Saturday from May 10-September 27; they are free and offered in the park's education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each Saturday, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter. Have an embarrassing stash of those thin plastic shopping bags in your apartment? Seem like a waste? Participants can turn them into a large fashionable tote bag of their own brilliant design. This simple cut and fuse process with an iron turns throwaways into a colorful, customized tote bag.

Princess Particular - The Little Secret Theatre
August 23, 2014 - Long Island City

Can you imagine what it's like to be a princess? Can you imagine what it's like to be a princess, but want to be something else? Princess Particular can! This new musical starring Cari McHugh as Princess Particular, as well as Mary Lauren, Kimberly Wilpon, Lee Goffin-Bonenfant, Miranda Kahn, and more! Directed by Lena Moy-Bergen.

Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games - Old Westbury Gardens
August 23, 2014 - Old Westbury

Enjoy bagpipes, concerts, caber tossing, kids' games and events, and much more. Dozens of vendors will be on hand selling Scottish foods, fabrics, music and giftware.

Nature�s Nighttime Noises - Old Westbury Gardens
August 23, 2014 - Old Westbury

Hear how a symphony of sound enhances our summertime sunsets on a guided walk through the gardens at twilight. Entomologist Dr. Tamson Yeh from the Cornell Cooperative Extension deciphers the mysteries behind backyard nighttime noises.

Marvel Universe Live! - Nassau Coliseum
August 23, 2014 - Uniondale

Marvel Universe Live! was created for fans of all ages. It features the world's most iconic super heroes and villains performing martial arts, aerial stunts and motocross. There will be brief periods of black out, safe use of pyrotechnics, loud special effects and motion graphics.

Family Art Project: T's of Summer - Wave Hill
August 23, 2014 - Bronx

Make a sketch outdoors of your favorite scene at Wave Hill, then bring the image indoors and use fabric markers and special crayons to decorate a summer T-shirt with your tribute to nature and summer. Use the T-shirt provided, or bring your own.

Arthur Ashe Kids' Day - USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center
August 23, 2014 - Flushing

The 19th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day presented by Hess kicks-off the 2014 US Open tennis tournament with fun for the entire family. Arthur Ashe Kids' Day introduces kids to the sport of tennis while bringing families together for a fun, interactive experience and honors tennis legend, humanitarian and leader, Arthur Ashe. Children of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate in tennis clinics, play interactive games, hear live music from up-and-coming acts and check out tennis' biggest stars up close and personal. The family festival begins on the grounds and concludes with a blockbuster stadium show that features tennis exhibitions with world's top-ranked players and musical performances by the summer's hottest acts. Superstars that have hit the stage and court at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day through the years include: Justin Bieber, The Wanted, Cary Rae Jepson, Jonas Brothers, Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Demi Lovato and Ne-Yo, along with Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Serena Williams.

Exhibit: Gregory Crewdson: Fireflies - Wave Hill - Glyndor Gallery
Through August 24, 2014 - Bronx

With his Fireflies series of photographs, Gregory Crewdson frames that fleeting moment when the sun slips away and the beguiling insects begin their electric dance. From one image to the next, there is a multiplicity of movement, a sense of the unexpected and the uncanny. The intensity of light is generated from the riveting insects, balanced by the waning sun. Moving into total darkness, the landscape fades away and lightening bugs become the focal point. Light is a pivotal element in Crewdson's large oeuvre and is masterfully controlled and scripted in other series such as Twilight or Dream House. Yet here he launches us into a balmy summer evening by capturing the fireflies' spontaneous sparkle. In its simplicity and directness, this series is a departure from the large-scale photographs for which Crewdson is known. It was created in 1996, when Crewdson was living alone in his family's cabin in Becket, Massachusetts. That summer, he ventured out each evening with camera in hand to observe the fireflies' mysterious mating ritual. At the end of August, he moved on to other projects. Ten years later, he revisited the series with renewed interest, and began to print a total of 61 images. A selection of the black-and-white prints was exhibited in 2006 with a limited-edition catalogue. This is the first time the entire Fireflies series has been shown all together in one exhibition. The acclaimed photographer has exhibited extensively throughout the world. This year, the series Beneath the Roses is on view at Museum of Image and Sound, Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The 2012 film Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters documents the remarkable process of making this series. His works are in significant public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He divides his time between New York City and his studio in Western Massachusetts. ON view through Aug. 24.

Whale & Dolphin Adventure Cruises - Riis Landing
Through August 28, 2014 - Breezy Point

Rockaway has visitors. Yes, it's true...whales and dolphins have been spotted in the waters of Rockaway, New York! Set sail in search of these beautiful mammals, hop aboard The American Princess for a Whale Watch / Dolphin Watch Adventure Cruise for a relaxing cruise and what promises to be an amazing afternoon.

Wonderland Dreams - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 29, 2014 - Garden City

Take a wonderland journey, much like Alice did, as you design the pillowcase of your dreams! Use fabric paint, stencils, markers and stamps to create a one-of-a -kind keepsake. Listen to lullabies from around the world as you create the masterpiece of your dreams! Runs through August 29.

Lights, Camera, Astoria - Museum of the Moving Image
Through August 31, 2014 - Astoria

This exhibition traces the fascinating history of the Astoria Studio complex, which has been at the heart of filmmaking in New York City since 1920. The studio site was the east-coast home of Paramount Pictures in the silent and early talking-picture eras, a center for independent filmmaking in the 1930s, and the U.S. Army Pictorial Center from World War II into the Cold War era. After falling into disrepair in the early 1970s, the site has become a thriving cultural hub that includes Kaufman Astoria Studios and Museum of the Moving Image. Using film stills, behind-the-scenes photographs, oral histories, film clips, and posters, the exhibition explores the rich legacy and renaissance of the studio complex. With material from silent-era films featuring Rudolph Valentino, early talking films starring the Marx Brothers, World War II training and propaganda films, such modern classics as The Age of Innocence, and television shows like Sesame Street, The Cosby Show, and Nurse Jackie, the exhibition reveals the significant role that the Astoria studio continues to play in energizing its surrounding community and making moving image history.

Highlights from the Collection: Noguchi Archaic/Noguchi Modern - Noguchi Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Long Island City

The only thing Noguchi loved more than the promise of the future was the sense of belonging to the Earth he derived from working with million and billion year old pieces of rock. Noguchi Archaic/ Noguchi Modern explores a stylistic wormhole that seems to link the ancient past and the distant future in his work.

Behind the Screen - Museum of the Moving Image
Through August 31, 2014 - Astoria

The core exhibition of the Museum, a one-of-a-kind experience that immerses visitors in the creative and technical process of producing, promoting, and presenting films, television shows, and digital entertainment. Occupying 15,000 square feet of the Museum's second and third floors, the exhibition reveals the skills, material resources, and artistic decisions that go into making moving images. Behind the Screen also introduces visitors to the history of the moving image, from nineteenth-century optical toys to the present-day impact of digital tools on film editing and post-production. Children under the age of fourteen must be accompanied by an adult of eighteen years or older. Artifacts: The exhibition incorporates approximately 1,400 artifacts from the Museum's collection of the material culture of the moving image. These include historic film and television cameras, projectors, television sets, sound recording equipment, costumes, set design sketches and models, make-up, fan magazines, posters, and an outstanding collection of licensed merchandise?dolls, toys, board games, lunch boxes, and more. The Museum has also been a pioneer in collecting video arcade and console games, which are on exhibit and available for play by visitors. Recently acquired objects on view include makeup used on the stars of Sex in the City, a mechanical prop designed by Mike Marino for a climactic scene in Black Swan, and molds and prototypes produced during the creation of a King Kong action figure. Computer-based interactive experiences: Visitors may record their own movements as a sequence of still photographs that can be printed out and made into a flipbook; create their own stop-motion animations, which they can save and email; record their voices over dialogue from a film, following the same procedure that actors use when dubbing their lines in post-production; choose sound effects to add to the images of well-known movies and television shows; add music to scenes from movies, and to experience how music affects mood and tone. Audio-visual material: Behind the Screen includes nearly four hours of audio-visual material that ranges from film clips related to the artifacts on display; projections of the earliest kinetoscope films, The Great Train Robbery, and selections from The Jazz Singer and Nanook of the North, all of which bring key moments in film history vividly to life; special videos, including The First Movies about Etienne Jules Marey and Chuck Workman's Precious Images; and a simulation of a live TV control room, taking visitors inside the room where director Bill Webb called the shots for the broadcast of a game between the New York Mets and San Diego Padres. Commissioned artworks: Artworks created especially for incorporation into Behind the Screen are Tut's Fever by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong, a real movie theater equipped for video that seats thirty-five; TV Lounge by Jim Isermann, an environment resembling a 1960s living room; and Feral Fount by Gregory Barsamian, a stroboscopic zoetrope using 97 sculptures rotating on an armature to create a short animation.

Alice's Wonderland: a most curious adventure - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Garden City

Be the first to journey down the rabbit hole as you explore Wonderland in this award-winning traveling exhibit, based on Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The exhibit inspires curiosity, encourages exploration, and helps make the unknown more familiar, maybe even logical, and certainly fun. The exhibit runs through August 31.

The World Comes to Queens: Films from the World's Fairs - Museum of the Moving Image
Through August 31, 2014 - Astoria

Nearly 100 million people came to Queens for two World's Fairs that opened 25 years apart, in 1939 and 1964. On the eve of World War II, the 1939-1940 fair looked to the future, with the optimistic slogan 'the Dawn of a New Day.' The 1964-1965 fair, organized by Robert Moses, was largely a celebration of mid-century American industry, symbolized by the twelve-story-high stainless steel Unisphere built by U.S. Steel. Sponsored films made for the fairs capture the excitement and ingenuity behind the fairs while also revealing the goals of the companies behind them. Films to be shown continuously in the Video Screening Amphitheater, in excerpts or their entirety, include The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair and To New Horizons from 1939, and Sinclair at the World's Fair, World's Fair Report with Lowell Thomas, To The Fair, and Unisphere: The Biggest World on Earth from 1964.

The Designing Eye: Exposition Posters from 1893-2000 - Queens Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Flushing

The celebration of the World's Fair continues at this exhibit of 30 World�s Fair posters from a 100-year period and spanning several continents. This exhibit runs through August 31.

Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club - Rockaway Beach Surf Club
Through September 01, 2014 - Rockaway Beach

This public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, continues through September 1, 2014. Invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), an association of artists based in and around the Rockaways, and the JBRPC, MoMA PS1 has assisted and supported the conception of this festival. One component of the festival is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial on the grounds of the newly restored Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Following Hurricane Sandy, the Surf Club was the one of the largest relief centers on the peninsula; their organization facilitated and directed over 5,000 volunteers, with major contributions from MoMA PS1. The exhibition celebrates the efforts of the Rockaway community of surfers and artists in rebuilding their neighborhood.

Blue Star Museums Program - Old Westbury Gardens
Through September 01, 2014 - Old Westbury

Free admission to the Museum is available through Labor Day to active-duty military and immediate family members. Call for additional information. This program runs through September 1.

Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens and The Women Who Designed Them - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 07, 2014 - Bronx

Celebrate great American gardens of the early 20th century and the extraordinary women who designed them. This garden-wide exhibition celebrates early 20th-century America's most influential women in landscape architecture and design, as well as garden photography. Experience Mrs. Rockefeller's Garden in the Haupt Conservatory - an exquisite evocation of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine - and through the many exhibition components offered that embrace poetry, music, and photography, discover the innovative work and significant contributions of these women to American history and culture. Through Sep. 7.

LIC Art Bus - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 14, 2014 - Long Island City

Socrates Sculpture Park has launched a new summer shuttle bus service to promote and connect Long Island City's cultural institutions, while linking the Western Queens waterfront to a major transit hub at Court Square. The bus, which will stop at the entrances of Socrates Sculpture Park, The Noguchi Museum, SculptureCenter, and MoMA PS1. (see website schedule ). The bus holds twenty-five passengers, seated on a first come, first served basis. Each Museum is open until 6PM, Socrates Sculpture Park closes at sunset. SculptureCenter will be closed on the following dates: 5/17?18, 5/24?25, 5/31, 8/3, 8/9?10, 8/16?17, 8/23?24, 8/30?31, 9/6?7, 9/13?14. *The 5:30 bus returns to Socrates for the final stop. This free service is made possible by generous support from Shelley and Donald Rubin, and is a partnership between Socrates, The Noguchi Museum, SculptureCenter, and MoMA PS1.

Ambassador Satchmo at the World�s Fair - Queens Museum
Through September 14, 2014 - Flushing

The exhibit includes rare photographs taken by Louis Armstrong�s close friend and personal photographer, Jack Bradley. June 30, 1964 was declared �Louis Armstrong Day� by the World�s Fair in honor of Pops and these photos capture Armstrong on that day. This series of photos has never been published until now. Co-organized by the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

Family Adventures - Focusing on Nature - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 19, 2014 - Bronx

The Everett Children's Adventure Garden is a fun, beautiful space that captures the imagination of children, and brings out their inner explorer. Children are invited to learn about the natural world around us, and investigate how technology has changed the way we view it. They will explore the world through a "new lens," while learning about how observations of nature have been shared throughout time. Through Sept. 19.

Science at the Fairs - NY Hall of Science
Through September 27, 2014 - Corona

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964-65 World�s Fair, NYSCI is collaborating with Queens Historical Society curator, Richard Hourahan, to bring the history of science at the World�s Fairs to NYSCI with a photo exhibit. Get a snapshot of how science was viewed and presented to the public 75 and 50 years ago. The ideas, the excitement, and the latest achievements, hopes and fears are told through a compelling series of black and white photographs and audio and video excerpts of the presentations, exhibits and visitors who flocked to the fairs. The exhibit runs through Sept. 27.

Art in the Garden: Harvesting our History NY World's Fairs - Queens Botanical Garden
Through September 28, 2014 - Flushing

Get a sense of QBG's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit in the Visitor & Administration Building is created largely from the Garden's archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Art in the Garden: Harvesting our History NY World's Fairs - Queens Botanical Garden
Through September 28, 2014 - Flushing

Get a sense of QBG's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit in the Visitor & Administration Building is created largely from the Garden's archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Forest Park Carousel Celebrate Spring Break! - Forest Park Carousel
Through September 30, 2014 - Forest Park

If you're looking for some family-friendly fun for the kids this Spring Break then the Forest Park Carousel is the place to be! This historic, antique carousel, this regarded as the No. 2Most Magical Carousel in America!

Fantasy Forest Amusement Park Open for the Season - Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel
Through September 30, 2014 - Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Fantasy Forest offers the historic Flushing Meadows Carousel (from the 1964-1965 NY World's Fair) as well as several other attractions, including the Fantasy Frog Hopper and Queens' only roller coaster, the Corona Cobra Coaster.

Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel Open Full-Time - Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel
Through October 31, 2014 - Queens

The Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens) kicks off its full-season schedule! Come by for great thrills, fun, and adventure! Fantasy Forest has several great amusement rides, including the Fantasy Frog Hopper, the Corona Choo Choo, and Queens' only roller coaster, the Corona Cobra Coaster! The amusement park and carousel are located right next to the Queens Zoo! Come celebrate Spring with us and enjoy the exciting rides of Fantasy Forest! Tickets, pricing, and hours are available on our website at! We also are home to the most thrilling birthday parties in Queens!

Worlding - Queens Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2014 - Flushing

An exhibition inspired by the Panorama of the City of New York, the 9,355-square-foot architectural model of New York City commissioned by the controversial master builder Robert Moses for the 1964 Fair.

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed - Bronx Zoo
Through November 02, 2014 - Bronx

Dinos are back at the Zoo, bigger and badder! The attraction includes a ride through the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods with more than two-dozen animatronic dinosaurs up to 40 feet long which move, snarl, roar, and spit. Board a paleontologist's wagon for a trip back in time. Dig for fossils at a field site and explore artifacts. Take a tour through the pre-historic world at Erth's Dinosaur Zoo. Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed includes a ride through a two-acre area of the zoo, and highlights the physical or behavioral adaptations many share with species that are alive today. This limited engagement runs through November 2, and will be included in the Total Experience Ticket. Special events will take place all spring and summer. Tickets can be purchased in advance at

World's Fair In Legos - Queens Theatre-Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Through November 02, 2014 - Flushing

Didn't see the 1964 World's Fair? No worries, families can experience some of the highlights of the fair in this fun and unique display featuring 7 iconic symbols reimagined by expert Lego builder Cody Wells.

Bundith Phunsombatlert's Wayfinding - Queens Museum
Through November 14, 2014 - Flushing

100 NYC Public Sculptures at Queens Museum is a site-specific project that guides viewers without the need for travel or motion, and questions how a journey within a specific geographic sphere can be a work of art in itself. The installation is composed of 100 directional signs, each with a drawing of a public sculpture in NYC and the distance (mapped with GPS coordinates) between the source- sculpture and the sign. Viewers participate in this project by experiencing each sculpture, whether through the original works or their representational drawn counterparts, calling attention to the very specific, transformative space between object and audience. (Architectural historian John Kriskiewics will offer a walk through the Public Sculptures in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on June 8.)

Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 22, 2014 - Long Island City

Located inside the Socrates Sculpture Park, this market is at the center of a favorite destination for neighboring communities. Alongside the Park's workshops, yoga classes, sculpture exhibitions and stunning views, the Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket is a great place to spend a Saturday morning. Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly featuring seasonal items from the market, and family friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Astoria Greenmarket -
Through November 26, 2014 - Astoria

A small weekday market with an excellent selection of fruits and vegetables that draw a large number of shoppers from the surrounding neighborhood and nearby WIC center. Shoppers will find a wide selection of vegetables, in-season orchard fruit, and a terrific variety of Mexican hot peppers, specialty greens and tomatillos. This market takes place on Wednesdays through Nov. 26.

Grow NYC: Elmhurst Greenmarket - Elmhurst Hospital
Through December 23, 2014 - Elmhurst

Enjoy this market located along an entrance to Elmhurst hospital, which offers a variety of local produce, orchard fruit, picked at its peak of ripeness, hearty vegetables grown in the nutrient-rich soil of Orange County's "Black Dirt" region, and freshly baked bread, pastries and granola. The market, which is open on Tuesdays thru December 23, promotes healthy living, offering recipes and cooking demonstrations to entice even the most timid of eaters and home cooks.

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through December 31, 2014 - Forest Hills

Features fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries, potted plants, flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, and more. This market is now open Sundays year-around.

Jackson Heights Greenmarket - Travers Park
Through December 31, 2014 - Jackson Heights

Located in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, the recently expanded Jackson Heights Greenmarket is the largest and busiest Greenmarket in Queens. Wrapping around the edge of Travers Park, this bustling Sunday market draws a large crowd of families, long-time residents and young couples who come out to shop, enjoy the lively scene, and meet and greet their neighbors. The Friends of Travers Park designated 78th a "playstreet" where they host family-friendly events each Sunday adjacent to the market. Reflecting the culinary diversity of the neighborhood, the Jackson Heights market offers a broad selection of vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish, honey, chicken and specialty Mexican produce.

What�s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones - The Museum of The Moving Image
Through January 19, 2015 - Astoria

Animation director and artist Charles Martin �Chuck� Jones (1912�2002) made some of the most enduringly popular cartoons of all time. He perfected the wisecracking Bugs Bunny and the exasperated Daffy Duck, and created a host of other characters, including Pep� Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote, and the Road Runner, bringing an unparalleled talent for comic invention and a flair for creating distinctive, memorable characters to the art of film animation. In a career spanning three decades, Jones directed more than 300 animated films, and was given an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement. What�s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones explores Jones�s creative genius, as well as the influences he drew on from the fine arts and popular culture, and the legacy of his work on the field of animation. The exhibition features 23 of Chuck Jones�s animated films, interactive experiences, and more than 125 original sketches and drawings, storyboards, production backgrounds, animation cels, and photographs, demonstrating how Jones and his collaborators worked together to create some of the greatest cartoons ever made. The films include such classic Warner Bros. cartoons as What�s Opera, Doc? and One Froggy Evening; the Academy Award-winning short film The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics, which expanded the boundaries of the medium with its experimental techniques; and such classic television specials as Dr. Seuss�s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The exhibition runs through Jan 19. The exhibition is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, and Museum of the Moving Image.

Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its NY World�s Fairs. - Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
Through May 31, 2015 - Flushing

The historical society for the largest borough in New York City is dedicated to preserving the history of Queens through educational programs, exhibitions and its role as a local history research center. An exhibition on the 1939 and 1964 World�s Fairs from the perspective of the common visitor through artifacts and photographs from individual collections.