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As guests enter Above and Beyond, they will be welcomed with an immersive, wraparound theater that highlights the epic quest to challenge the limits of flight. Continuing through the exhibition, they will learn more about flight through the hands-on interactives. They can step into a simulated space elevator that takes them to the edge of the universe, design and test a supersonic fighter jet to face off in a virtual high-speed flying competition, experience what it's like to fly like a bird through a flying simulation with motion-sensing technology, and more.
Above and Beyond is produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in association with Boeing and in collaboration with NASA and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
Watercolors on the Waterfront - LIC Landing Events Space in Hunter's Point South Park
Through September 11, 2019 - Long Island City
Unleash your inner artist this summer and join Watercolors on the Water. Enjoy stunning sunset views while painting the famous NYC skyline or whatever else your heart desires! Donna Levinstone, an LIC-based artist, will be on hand to provide tips and help you create your own masterpiece.
The event is free and all supplies are included
Summer Nights - Queens Botanical Garden
Through September 12, 2019 - Flushing
QBG is extending its open hours so you can enjoy twilight at the Garden every Thursday, June 6 through September 12.
Join us once a month for Flower Power Parties taking place on select Summer Nights–Thursdays, June 20, July 18, August 8, and September 12–which will include live music and dance, botanical crafts, food and alcoholic beverages available for purchase, as well as other programming!
The Magic of Rogue - Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village
Through September 14, 2019 - Woodhaven
As seen on America’s Got Talent, Rogue brings a combination of magic and comedy. With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!
Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Art Craft & Gift Fair - Rockaway Beach Boardwalk
Through September 15, 2019 - Rockaway Beach
Come join us for a free family shopping event! A unique destination where consumers can interact with and buy directly from the source. Emerging and established artisans and high quality craft and gift vendors offer their handpicked items at recognizable savings. Credit cards accepted by many vendors. Come enjoy a unique and fun filled day.
Bilingual Birdies - Queens Library - Rosedale Branch
Through September 21, 2019 - Rosedale
Bilingual Birdies presents Spanish classes for early learners.
Musical Bubble Toddler Time - Queens Library - Queensboro Hill Branch
Through September 25, 2019 - Flushing
Children ages 18 months to 5 years old will hear interactive stories with songs, finger plays, and music. Then they get to dance with bubbles and play with toys.
Bookcycle Storytime - Murray Park
Through September 26, 2019 - Long Island City
Get out and enjoy the nice weather with a storytime and sing-along on the lawn at Murray Park! The Queens Public Library Bookcycle will be there for all of your library needs, including getting a library card and checking out books! All ages are welcome. In case of inclement weather storytime will be held at the Court Square Library.
Summer Crochet Club - Laurelton Library
Through September 26, 2019 - Laurelton
Get your crochet hooks, knitting needles, and yarns ready! Learn how to make your very own hats, scarves, and other cozy things for your friends and family. Beginners are welcome.
Free Shirt Fridays - Citi Field
Through September 27, 2019 - Corona
All fans attending the game will receive a free Mets t-shirt.
Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris - Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village
Through September 28, 2019 - Woodhaven
Presto Pete and Incredulous Chris of Pete and Chris Amusements are New England's ONLY Two-Man Kid's Magic Show! They give an ULTRA high-energy performance that capture's kid's attention and doesn't let go! They are two brothers who have been performing around the east coast for the past 5 years making kid's not only laugh, but also giggle and guffaw!
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Glow Kids Party - Doha
Through September 29, 2019 - Long Island City
'Backyard Wilderness' 3-D - New York Hall of Science
Through September 30, 2019 - Corona
Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses – in our own backyards. Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, the film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and pond bottom, to reveal its inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy.
We follow Katie, a young girl, and her modern family living next to the woods who are blind to the real-life spectacle around them, absorbed by an array of electronic devices in their busy lives. Katie gradually discovers the intricate secrets that nature has hidden so close to her front door and we experience the joy she finds in her interactions with this new world. The film reminds us that Wi-Fi is not the only connection that matters and that sometimes in ordinary places, you can uncover extraordinary things that could transform you forever – you just need to step outside.
Photo courtesy of SK Films
Saturday Family Movie - Long Island City Library
Through October 05, 2019 - Long Island City
Join us for the following movie screenings:
8/3: "The Emperor’s New Groove" (2000, G)
8/10: "Babe" (1995, G)
8/17: "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" (2005, G)
8/24: "An Extremely Goofy Movie" (2000, G)
Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival - Various locations
Through October 06, 2019 -
The annual Queensboro Dance Festival is back at parks all summer long, presenting free performances and dance activities by Queens-based dance companies! Experience a slice of diverse dances including Indian, Flamenco, hip-hop, Greek, contemporary, tap, Filipino, Ecuadorian, African, and more. The 2019 Queensboro Dance Festival tours throughout Queens parks, theaters, plazas, and libraries, featuring 33 dance companies all from Queens. Performances run May 11 through October 6. For the full schedule, visit queensborodancefestival.com.
June 8, 6:00 p.m. - Far Rockaway Beach at 17th Street
July 18, 5:00 p.m. - Windmuller Park
July 20, 2:00 p.m. - Lost Battalion Hall courtyard
July 27, 2:00 p.m. - Juniper Valley Park
August 10 (rain date: Aug 11), 2:00 p.m. - Forest Park Bandshell
September 14, 2:00 p.m. - Unisphere Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Photo by Josef Pinlac
Art on the Farm - Randall's Island Park
Through October 20, 2019 - Randall's Island
Join for unique family art projects inspired by the farm.
TOT TIME WEDNESDAYS: NATURE, STORIES, AND CRAFTS - Gantry Plaza State Park
Through October 23, 2019 - Long Island City
Join NYS Parks Environmental Education team Wednesdays from 10:00am to 11:00am for a guided story time, where you will discover a different nature topic each week through crafts, games, and a read-aloud! Ages 5 and younger. Meet at Rainbow Park Playground in Gantry Plaza State Park.
NATURE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD - Gantry Plaza State Park
Through October 23, 2019 - Long Island City
Join the New York State Parks Environmental Education Team in exploring a new nature theme each week with hands-on activities, arts&crafts, scavenger hunts, games, and more!
All materials provided. Open to all ages!
Roots Saturdays - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through October 26, 2019 - Long Island City
Every Saturday at the Park, join Hellgate Farm and a rotation of local partners like The Connected Chef, Big Reuse, Smiling Hogshead Ranch, Queens Action Council (QuAC), and the Queens Beekeepers Guild for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families.
Hellgate Farm will also be selling their micro-local fresh cut produce and small batch products like signature hot sauce, honey, and dried herbs.
In partnership with The NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Reuse, Socrates now offers free compost drop-off every day of the week!
Roots Saturdays is part of Back to Our Roots programming at Socrates that aims to create opportunities for connecting directly with the community and empowering healthy food choices along the way.
Queens Night Market - Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Through October 26, 2019 - Queens
The Queens International Night Market is a large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens, featuring up to 100 independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food and featuring small-scale cultural performances, all celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens.
Free Arts Island Outpost - Governors Island
Through October 27, 2019 - New York Harbor
Young artists travel to the historic Governors Island for free hands-on art making workshops and art-viewing experiences! On weekends from 11-5 PM, the open outdoor space of Free Arts Island Outpost beckons families to become inspired to explore big projects utilizing found objects and traditional mediums. This is a space to invent, adapt, and transform relationships to art and the art making process. The 2019 season runs from June 1—October 27, 2019.
Family Fun Time - Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
Through November 23, 2019 - Little Neck
Please join us for hours of fun and games for the entire family. Come and play board games, Legos, puzzles, and much more. Space is limited; registration is not required.
Science Playground - New York Hall of Science
Through November 30, 2019 - Corona
Tell Me a Story - Pomonok Library
Through December 11, 2019 - Flushing
This is a storytime program for ages 3-9.
Picture Book Time - Queens Library: Richmond Hill
Through December 18, 2019 -
Join for stories, songs, finger plays, and a simple arts and crafts activity.
Mommy and Me - Queens Library: Cambria Heights
Through December 27, 2019 - Cambria Heights
Join for playtime with arts and crafts for toddlers ages 1-3.
Nail Polish Workshop - Queens Library: Ridgewood
Through December 27, 2019 - Ridgewood
Design and polish your own nails or have them done for you. All nail polishes and supplies will be provided.
Chess Club - Queens Library - Seaside Branch
Through December 30, 2019 - Rockaway Park
Join us for chess club, where you can challenge your brain, make new friends, and have fun while learning critical thinking and problem-solving skills!
Baby Playdate - Queens Library: Court Square
Through December 30, 2019 - Long Island City
Drop in every Monday from 3:30 until 5 for an unstructured playdate. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers in the neighborhood! This playdate is for babies from birth through crawling. Once they begin walking they should attend the Toddler Playdate instead.
Coloring Club - Queens Library - Seaside Branch
Through December 30, 2019 - Rockaway Park
Come down to the Seaside Library and de-stress with some coloring! This program is open to all ages.
Sit & Think (Sudoku) - Queens Library - Richmond Hill Branch
Through December 31, 2019 - Jamaica
Try your hand at a Sudoku puzzle for fun or just refresh your math skills. All levels of difficulty are offered.
Knitting Club - Queens Library - Bellerose Branch
Through December 31, 2019 - Bellerose
Come learn knitting and enjoy the fun! Yarns and needles are provided during the sessions.
Apollo 11: First Steps - New York Hall of Science
Through January 21, 2020 - Corona
Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of NASA's celebrated Apollo 11 mission, this film showcases the real-life moments of the first lunar landing. With never-before-seen footage and newly discovered audio recordings, the filmmakers reconstruct the exhilarating final moments of preparation, liftoff, landing and return of this historic 1969 mission, one of humanity's greatest achievements and the first to put men on the moon. Apollo 11: First Steps is directed by Todd Douglas Miller, produced by Statement Pictures in partnership with CNN Films, and presented by Land Rover and Samsung. The film is distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films. 20 minutes.
Sea Lion Feeding - Queens Zoo
Through January 31, 2020 - Corona
See the sea lions get their meals and maybe do a trick or two!
Photo by Julie Larsen Maher
Picture Book Time - Queens Library - Ozone Park Branch
Through January 31, 2020 - Ozone Park
Children ages 4 and under and their parents or other adult caregivers are welcome for storytelling, music, and games. This program runs all year long.
Friday At The Movies - Queens Library - Ozone Park Branch
Through January 31, 2020 - Ozone Park
Come join us on Friday at the movies. Movies are rated G or PG.
'Guess What' - The Family-Friendly Stand Up Comedy Show - The Creek & The Cave
Through March 21, 2020 - Long Island City
A stand up comedy show for families! Come see comedy and don't worry about getting a babysitter.
NYC comics that perform at clubs, colleges and on TV come here to try their PG best to make your whole family laugh. The show is super kid-friendly: It is hosted by fun 11-year and her lame Dad.
All kids get a chance to tell jokes in between the comedians. Doors open at 12:30. Show starts at 1pm.