Things to Do With Kids in Queens on August 2

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens today, August 2, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Queens's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening August 2. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Queens, check out our complete calendar of events.

Summer Sports Experience: Instructional Lacrosse - Flushing Meadows Corona Park: Playground for All Children
Through August 03, 2018 - Corona

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. A superhero known as Black Panther defends Wakanda, a technologically advanced country in Africa that has hidden itself away from the rest of the world. Now, he must face a dissident who wants to sell the country's natural resources to fund an uprising.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

'The Muppet Show': Julie Andrews and Rita Moreno - Museum of the Moving Image
Through August 05, 2018 - Astoria

As The Sound of Music and West Side Story are screened in 70mm as part of the Museum’s annual See It Big series, the Summer Kids Matinees will celebrate the stars of the films in its own “See It Small” tribute of their respective appearances on The Muppet Show. Julie Andrews performs “Lonely Goatherd” and “Whistle a Happy Tune” and Rita Moreno (who received an Emmy for her Muppet Show guest turn) delivers a memorable version of “Fever,” assisted by Animal. (Episode 217 with guest Julie Andrews, aired 1977 / Episode 105 with guest Rita Moreno, aired 1979. Running time approximately 50 mins.) 

 

City Parks Foundation Get Up & Go - Parks across New York City
Through August 10, 2018 - New York

This free sports program provides tennis, golf, soccer, track and field, and fitness instruction and use of equipment for over 14,000 New York City children during the summer months. There are activities available for ages 6-16 years old in 39 parks across the five boroughs. Lessons for kids are offered at all skill levels. The fun includes free beginner lessons, tournaments, leagues, excellence programs and special events such as a tennis tournament at Flushing Meadows Tennis Center. Sign up and pre-registration required. See website for details and sign up early to avoid disappointment. The emphasis of the program is not only on learning the basics of the sport, but also on developing self-esteem, discipline and sportsmanship.

BNP Paribas Presents: CityParks Tennis - Various locations throughout Queens
Through August 13, 2018 -

BNP Paribas is the presenting sponsor of CityParks Tennis. The LACOSTE FONDATION is also a sponsor of the program. CityParks Tennis provides free tennis lessons to children, ages six to 17, in 39 parks throughout the five boroughs. The program, one of the largest free municipal tennis programs in the United States, makes tennis instruction freely available to those who want to learn the game in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Lessons for kids are offered at all skill levels. Opportunities include free beginner lessons, tournaments, leagues, excellence programs and special events. CityParks Tennis runs through August 13th and concludes with a fun tournament for beginners held at the Central Park Tennis Center and the BNP Paribas Aces Tournament for intermediates held at Flushing Meadows Park in mid-August.  Registration required.

Afternoon Family Films - Hillcrest Library
Through August 17, 2018 - Flushing

Don't know what to do this summer? Visit the Queens Library at Hillcrest every Friday,  Light refreshments are permitted. (Films subject to change based on availability)
7/6-Coco (2017, PG)
7/13-Wrinkle in Time (2018, PG)*
7/20-A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits (2016, PG)
7/27--Strange Magic (2015, PG)
8/3-Peter Rabbit (2018, PG)
8/10-Deep (2017, PG)
8/17-Black Panther (2018, PG-13)*

Family Movies - Bayside Library
Through August 18, 2018 - Bayside

Come and  watch movies together with families and friends. 7/7: "Black Panther" (2018, PG-13), 7/21: "Paddington 2" (2018, PG), 8/4: "The Lion King" (1994, G), 8/18: "Peter Rabbit" (2018, PG)

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Movies on the Green - The Shops at Atlas Park
Through August 22, 2018 - Glendale

Movies on the Green 7/11 Despicable Me 3 7/25 Monster’s University 8/8 Inside Out 8/22 Toy Story 3  Bring a chair or blanket.

Library Jeopardy - Central Library
Through August 23, 2018 - Jamaica

The answer is: A fun way for children to show how much they know and even learn a few things while having fun. And the question is...What is Library Jeopardy? Boys and girls ages 8-12 are welcome.

 

Toddler Dance Party - Elmhurst Library
Through August 24, 2018 - Elnhurst

Songs, stories, and dancing plus a take-home craft for children ages 1-2 years and their caregivers.

 

Shake, Rattle, & Read: Music & Movement for Infants and Toddlers - Glen Oaks Library
Through August 27, 2018 - Glen Oaks

Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and books!

Summer Writing Club - Glen Oaks Library
Through August 27, 2018 - Glen Oaks

Children will share a funny, scary, or entertaining book with their friends. They will also get to write a review and decorate it however they like. Teen assistants will be there to help children do the best job they can, and then put any finished work on display.

Summer Film Fest - Central Library
Through August 29, 2018 - Jamaica

Enjoy a family movie every week this summer.

Music and Meditation at Hillcrest - Hillcrest Library
Through August 29, 2018 - Flushing

Don't know what to do this summer? Visit the Queens Library at Hillcrest every Friday,  Light refreshments are permitted. (Films subject to change based on availability)
7/6-Coco (2017, PG)
7/13-Wrinkle in Time (2018, PG)*
7/20-A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits (2016, PG)
7/27--Strange Magic (2015, PG)
8/3-Peter Rabbit (2018, PG)
8/10-Deep (2017, PG)
8/17-Black Panther (2018, PG-13)*

Pajama Storytime - Hollis Library
Through August 30, 2018 - Hollis

Enjoy stories, finger plays, and fun! Feel free to dress children in slippers and pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. Enjoy juice and cookies.

 

Yoga - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 15, 2018 - Long Island City

A park-wide solo exhibition of newly commissioned works by Virginia Overton that refashion found materials with dynamism and potency. In succinct, elegant forms, often accompanied with wry humor, Overton addresses concepts of labor, economics, and the land. Her material choices–fundamental elements for construction and fabrication–combined with her transparent approach to process, evoke narratives of self-reliance, creative constraints, and expediency. At the park, Overton creates new iterations of familiar works--an altered pickup truck, a water feature, a roof truss gem sculpture, and a suspended beam, among others.

Hopalong Andrew's Kid Music Weekly, Drop-in 'Cowpoke Class' - Book Culture LIC
Through September 24, 2018 - Long Island City

At this new weekly, drop-in singalong, Hopalong Andrew plays interactive cowboy music with interactive activities, perfect for young cowpokes and their grown-up sidekicks. Hopalong Andrew adapts the classic cowboy songs to reflect life as an urban cowpoke, plays interactive “Cowpoke Classes” geared for all-age enjoyment, and performs as a rollicking 1-man band, bringing his guitar, banjo, harmonica, and suitcase drum kit.

Zip Line, Rock Climbing, and Extreme Jump - Atlas Park Mall: On The Center Green
Through October 08, 2018 - Glendale

Featuring NYC's only Zipline Attraction with 3 different challenges, Zip Lining, Rock Climbing, and Extreme Air Jump! No need for wings, a cape, or superhuman powers to fly across the mall! Experience an intense climb without the altitude sickness of Everest or the Andes! Ever wonder what it feels like to be an acrobat? Well now you can! Spring up to 25 feet in the air! For more information, visit www.zipjumpclimb.com

Rocket Park Mini Golf - New York Hall of Science
Through October 28, 2018 - Corona

Kids ages 6 and older will putt their way through a 9-hole miniature golf course that teaches the science of spaceflight. Players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more. 

The game reveals that the same laws of motion and gravity that guide the path of a spaceship control the motion of golf balls here on Earth. In this nine-hole miniature golf course, players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more.