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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Queens-Oct 13 2019

Daily activities for kids and the family are abound in Queens! Whether you want to spend the day with your children at a zoo, a museum, or just outdoors, we've got it all here. Making plans for next weekend for your family? Take a glance at the NY Metro Parents' calendar!

Bayswater Fall Festival - Bayswater Park
October 13, 2019 - Queens

Celebrate fall and Thanksgiving! There will be a pumpkin patch, pony and hayrides, music, face painting, arts and crafts, inflatables, a magician, playmobile, games, and refreshments.

Harvest Fest - Queens Botanical Garden
October 13, 2019 - Flushing

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family! We’ll have live music, inflatables, petting zoo, face painting, tours, garden and composting demonstrations, craft and food vendors, beer & wine garden, and more. Festival admission includes free entry to the ever-popular Pumpkin Patch at Queens Botanical Garden!

Photo by Jess Brey

Living Lab – The Environment In the Fall - Alley Pond Environmental Center
October 13, 2019 - Douglaston


Let’s explore what happens to the earth that we see during the change in seasons. We know what is happening to the weather, but what is happening to the plants and animals? Program will include fall outdoor activities, an art project, and meeting APEC animals! Join us as we explore the question, what does it mean to be alive? Each session will include experiments with the help of live animals or plants. Students will have special access to the APEC greenhouse, live animals, and or patch of the wild. Limited to 8 participants.  Registration required. 

Pumpkin Patch - Queens Botanical Garden
Through October 14, 2019 - Flushing


QBG's ever-popular Pumpkin Patch is back to bring you the quintessential fall family experience. Patch activities include harvest-themed photo opportunities, pumpkin decorating, crafts, and botanical demonstrations. Face painting is available for an additional fee.

Photo by Eryn Hatzithomas

Maze by Moonlight - Queens County Farm Museum
Through October 19, 2019 - Floral Park

Navigate The Amazing Maize Maze by the starry night! Bring your flashlight and enjoy the fun. Don’t miss this exclusive event. Tickets on sale September 1. 

Basic Guitar Lessons - Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
Through October 22, 2019 - Woodhaven

Learn basic chords and songs in four weeks of lessons for ages 6-12. Guitars available with library cards. Must attend all lessons. Preregistration required. Limited space.

Karaoke! - Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
Through October 23, 2019 - Woodhaven

Sing your heart out or just listen to others have fun belting out tunes. Fun for the whole family.

Halloween Coding Class For Kids - Queens Library - Queensboro Hill Branch
Through October 24, 2019 - Flushing

Children ages 8-12 will learn how to code a spooky Halloween video on Scratch computer platform. Space is limited; sign-up with a librarian is required.

Spooky Board Games for Teens - Queens Library - Jackson Heights Branch
Through October 25, 2019 - Jackson Heights

Come play horror-themed board games for teens to prepare for Halloween!

Not-So-Scary Dates at Fear Manor Queens - Fear Manor Haunted House
Through October 26, 2019 - Glendale

'Boo'tiful: Saturday Family Movie - Queens Library - Arverne
Through October 26, 2019 - Arverne

Come and join us for spooky and fun afternoon movies to get to the mood for the Halloween.

Harvest Weekends - Queens County Farm Museum
Through October 26, 2019 - Floral Park

Visit us and celebrate autumn at the farm! Join us October weekends thru 10/26 to explore our grounds and buy a variety of Hudson Valley apples, donuts, fresh cider and apple pie. Our Farm Store will be open with mums for your garden, locally-made jams, farm-fresh produce from our fields and more. Be sure to check out The Amazing Maize Maze and Queens Farm Pumpkin Patch on your visit (see event listings for details).

Frightful Flicks - Queens Library - Queens Village Branch
Through October 28, 2019 - Queens Village

Join us for a spooky movie!

10/7 - "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (PG, 2018)

10/21 - "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" (PG, 2018)

10/28 - "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (PG, 1993)

Musical Bubble Mother Goose Storytime - Queensboro Hill Library
Through October 30, 2019 - Flushing

Hear interactive stories and songs, dance with bubbles, and play with toys, small instruments, and fingerplays.

Spooky Storytime - Queens Library - Arverne
Through October 30, 2019 - Arverne

Ages 0-4, join us in costume for a spooky storytime as we read Halloween books and sing Halloween songs.

Spooky Storytime At Murray Park - Murray Park
Through October 31, 2019 - Long Island City

Join us at Murray Park every Thursday for a Spooky Storytime! The Bookcycle will be on hand for all of your library needs and all ages are welcome!

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