Top Things to Do with Kids in Queens - September 2011
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Bring your little city slickers out to the farm for the 29th Annual Queens County Fair at the Queens County Farm Museum. The event comes complete with Blue Ribbon competitions in produce, livestock, arts and crafts, and more. Kids will adore the Amazing Maize Maze, hayrides, and carnival rides, while adults can enjoy the pie-eating and corn-husking contests and pig racing. On Saturday, walk the fair to the sounds of the Bavarian Garden, an Irish band. On Sunday, German music will fill the grounds. As always, craft and food vendors will be selling delectable delights. September 17-18. 11am-6pm. $8; $5 children 12 and under (does not include maze, carnival rides and games, and certain other fair activities). Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park.
In a special program called "Look Both Ways and Go," tweens and teens can meet Jane Henson, co-founder of the Muppets and wife of the late Jim Henson. Jane will give a very personal and surprising behind-the-scenes look at creating a cultural phenomenon. The program includes seldom-seen video clips from the Jim Henson Family Archives and stories about the early days when Jane met Jim in a puppet class. Among the rare material to be screened is an archival 35mm print of Time Piece, the Oscar-nominated experimental short film that was directed and written by Jim Henson. Order tickets online at www.movingimage.us or call 718-777-6800. Tickets include admission to the Museum and the exhibition Jim Henson's Fantastic World. September 18 at 4pm. $25. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue (at 36th Street), Astoria.
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