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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, February 10, 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 February 10. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Queens, check out our complete calendar of events.

Queens Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Black History Month - Kupferberg Center for the Arts
February 10, 2019 - Flushing

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a poignant work using the speech by Senator Robert Kennedy on the night of the assassination. Also featured will be works of African-American composer(s). Sujari Britt, an emerging African-American talent will join us playing the Elgar Cello Concerto.

Mickey: The True Original Exhibition - 60 Tenth Ave.
Through February 10, 2019 - Chelsea

Mickey: The True Original Exhibition celebrates 90 years of Mickey Mouse’s influence on art and pop culture. This immersive experience is inspired by Mickey’s status as a ‘true original’ and his consistent impact on the arts and creativity in all its forms. Guests will have the chance to explore the 16,000-square-foot exhibition featuring both historic and contemporary work from renowned artists.

MOMIX - Queens Theatre
Through February 10, 2019 - Corona

MOMIX's new piece, VIVA MOMIX, features everything this company is known for: illusion, beauty, magic and inventiveness. 

Recognized internationally for presenting work of exceptional innovation and physical artistry, MOMIX is a compny of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. 

VIVA MOMIX is a collection of the most iconic pieces fromt he company's illustrious repertoire and includes several fantastic new works by Pendleton. 

Surreal, wondorous and massively creative, there is nothing like the MOMIX performance experience!

Center of Attention - Noguchi Museum
February 10, 2019 - Long Island City

Visitors are invited to engage in a guided conversation about the exhibition Akari: Sculpture by Other Means.

APEC ADVENTURE TIME: Animal Movements- Hop, Flap and Slither - Alley Pond Environmental Center
February 10, 2019 - Douglaston

Observe animals in action! Pet three different animals and try moving like them.

Toddlers and caregivers enjoy some special time together as they socialize with other youngsters and learn about nature. Each class focuses on a different science theme and includes live animal guests, art projects, trail walks, and children’s literature. Limited to 8 participants with one adult per child. No siblings except babies in infant seats. 

Lantern Festival Event - Queens Library - Flushing Branch
February 10, 2019 - Flushing

To celebrate Lunar New Year, Chinese-American Parents’ Association (CAPA) will work with Queens Library at Flushing to host a Lantern Festival Event to help children know more about Chinese cultures and customs. Professional staff will be onsite to teach children and parents how to make their own lanterns, and bring them home to celebrate Lantern Festival. All materials and supplies will be provided. 

Live to Ride Blood Drive - New York Honda Yamaha
February 10, 2019 - Long Island City

Donate blood at NY Honda Yamaha. You can give the gift of life and save up to three lives. If you have a New York Blood Center donor card, please bring it. This is a great way to give back to the community and find out your blood type. Questions? Contact: Madeline Lo: 516-478-5094 or MLO@nybc.org.

Beth Sholom Day Camp Open House - Beth Sholom Day Camp
February 10, 2019 - Roslyn Heights

BSDC is a summer camp for children ages 3-15 serving Nassau and Queens. Door-to-door busing, lunch, and two snacks are included for all, as well as flexible four- to eight-week sessions. The 30-acre facility features three heated pools, adventure park, and state-of-the-art early childhood center. Campers participate in American Red Cross swim instruction, athletics, arts, STEM, and more.

Tai Chi - Alley Pond Environmental Center
Through February 14, 2019 - Douglaston

Family Film Friday - Queens Library - North Hills Branch
Through February 15, 2019 - Little Neck

How Many Zombies Are Too Many Zombies? - New York Hall of Science
Through February 15, 2019 - Corona

In How Many Zombies Are Too Many Zombies? players take on the role of scientists helping the “Center for Calamity Control” simulate a zombie outbreak. Facilitators introduce participants to mathematical modeling and the ways they can be used to simulate, analyze and make predictions about the complex real-world phenomenon. Players help modify the simulation by suggesting different parameters, such as the number of steps zombies can take in the Zombie Outbreak Simulator, a turn-based game of zombie tag. Then participants play through the simulation, embodying the very parameters they’ve chosen, while the facilitator tracks the population of zombies and humans. At the end, players see graphs detailing the population swings and can further tweak parameters and see different results through play.

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations- Movie Series - Queens Library - Ridgewood Branch
Through February 16, 2019 - Ridgewood

Watch free screenings of "Going to Chicago: Personal Stories of the Great African American Migration California Newsreel" on Saturday, Feb 9 and "Don't Shout Too Soon" on Saturday, Feb 16.

Black History Month: Movie Month - Queens Library - Mitchell-Linden Branch
Through February 22, 2019 - Flushing

Friday Movie Afternoon - Queens Library - Howard Beach Branch
Through February 22, 2019 - Howard Beach

An afternoon movie at the library:
Feb 1 - "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" (2018, PG-13)
Feb 8 - "The Meg" (2018, PG-13)
Feb 15 - "Incredibles 2" (2018, PG)
Feb 22 - "Crazy Rich Asians" (2018, PG-13)

Coding with Matpreneur - Queens Library - Rosedale Branch
Through February 22, 2019 - Rosedale

This computer programming club aims to help launch the path of future coders, data scientists, and more.

Black History Month: Color Your African-American Heroes and Sheroes - Queens Library - Langston Hughes Branch
Through February 22, 2019 - Corona

Color famous African American heroes and sheroes and learn about them along the way.

Color In Milk - PYE Education Center
Through February 23, 2019 - Elmhurst

Color In Milk is a free STEM program run by high school students with the goal of teaching young children to apply their knowledge of STEM fields in the real world. We want to give kids tangible results that they can hold on to and remember. This includes conducting hands-on experiments and projects, and also coding and learning robotics for free.

KCA and Arts on Stage NY Present: Cirque Zuma Zuma - Kupferberg Center for the Arts
Through February 24, 2019 - Flushing

Acrobats, tumblers, lion dancers, contortionists, singers, and gymnasts band together for the high-flying, off-the-wall spectacle of rhythmic music and pulse-pounding movement that could only be Cirque Zuma Zuma. Comprised of uniquely-talented individuals from across 16 African nations, the non-stop, action-packed show features acrobats who made their USA television debut on America’s Got Talent

Black History Month: Getting to Know Langston Hughes - Queens Library - Langston Hughes Branch
Through February 25, 2019 - Corona

Celebrate Black History Month -- Getting to Know Langston Hughes

2/4 - Put a poem in your pocket: Copy Langston Hughes poem "Slave Song" on small piece of paper, create a design or image that relates to the poem.
2/11 - Emoji poetry: Using Langston Hughes' poem "Laughers," use emoji or clip art images to fill in for words in the poem.
2/25 - Poem with collage: Using Langston Hughes' poem "One-Way Ticket," create a collage around this poem, using maps and locations, and modes of travel.

Women's History Month: Arts & Crafts - Queens Library - Seaside Branch
Through February 26, 2019 - Rockaway Park

Chess For All - Queens Library - Rosedale Branch
Through February 26, 2019 - Rosedale

This program is opened to all chess lovers: beginners, intermediates, and advanced players.

Introduction to Web Design - Queens Library - Central Library
Through February 26, 2019 - Jamaica

Build websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript! You've got ideas and we want to give you the skill set to bring your ideas to life. There are many web developer jobs out there. Contribute your ideas to the internet. Website are built using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. We use HTML to create content, CSS to style it, and JavaScript to add interactivity. We'll train you in the basics of web design and development with hands-on practice. Register today by calling the Cyber Center at 718-990-0769.

Kids' Club Celebrates Black History! - Queens Library - South Jamaica Branch
Through February 27, 2019 - South Jamaica

Join the kids' club of South Jamaica Library for stories and crafts celebrating Black History Month. All children welcome!

Tradition Meets Modern Beauty: Wonju Seos Contemporary Interpretation of Korean Pojagi - Flushing Town Hall
Through March 03, 2019 - Flushing

Disney's 'Frozen: The Broadway Musical' - St. James Theatre
Through March 10, 2019 - Midtown

The spectacular Disney film that captivated audiences around the world has finally made it to Broadway! Following the success of the 2013 animated movie, Frozen the Musical expands on the story of two sisters, giving more time to the characters we’ve come to love. With a book by Jennifer Lee, and music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the show has kept many members of the creative team from the film, ensuring everything on stage is faithful to the original story. Instead of being a direct copy of the film, what Frozen the Musical does is transform these animated characters into something real and tangible. It really takes the time to dig deep into the characters’ motivations, allowing their relationships to develop further.

The Socrates Annual, 2018 Exhibition - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through March 10, 2019 - Long Island City

Each year Socrates presents an exhibition of new commissions made by artists awarded the Park’s Emerging Artist Fellowship. Conceived for the landscape and produced on-site in the outdoor studio over the course of the summer, these pieces respond to the Park’s unique history, landscape, and community. The Socrates Annual, 2018 exhibition does not adhere to a specific theme but rather presents the diversity of processes, material approaches, and subjects that comprise the most compelling public art practice today.

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For the 2018 exhibition, projects range from a decolonial greenhouse to audio-sculptural portraits of Queens hip-hop legends. Approaches vary among community-centered pedagogy and production, material experimentation, and redeployment of historical forms of construction, among others. This year contemporary and historical land-use is examined by several artists in projects including a labyrinth of fences and gates, and a steel and textile installation that traces the East River ecology of waste flows through land, water, and biological life. Additionally, several artists employ representations of the human figure, perhaps suggesting a time for reflection upon the Humanist philosophies that seem precarious with looming climate change and ongoing political conflict.

The 2018 Artist Fellows join the ranks of over 300 artists who have received grants for producing work at Socrates since the Park’s first grant in 1995 and the formalization of the Emerging Artist Fellowship in 2000.

Artists: Leilah Babirye, Sherwin Banfield, Amy Brener, Lionel Cruet, Nathaniel Cummings-Lambert, Ronen Gamil, Jesse Harrod, Carlos Jiménez Cahua, Antone Konst, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Leander Mienarus Knust, Joiri Minaya, Nicholas Missel, Nancy Nowacek, Audrey Snyder & Joe Riley

Lego Time - Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
Through March 21, 2019 - Little Neck

'Who Was....?' Book Club - Queens Library - Broadway Branch
Through March 25, 2019 - Long Island City

Each week will focus on one book in this popular biography series, learning about the life of someone outstanding through shared reading, crafts, games, and more. For Black History Month, explore the lives of important African Americans.

Baisley STEM Makerspace: Robotics - Queens Library: Baisley Park Branch
Through March 29, 2019 - Jamaica

New Traveling Exhibit- Sonic Sensation - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 05, 2019 - Garden City

Listen up! The newest LICM traveling exhibit offers children the opportunity to see, feel and hear sound. Visitors will experience our sonic world while exploring 14 interactive learning stations. Children will discover key listening skills through the science of sound and hearing.

What You’ll Do:

•    Test your lung power in the Scream Chamber! •    Create your own movie soundtrack  •    Conduct an orchestra with your whole body •    Learn about the anatomy and physics of how we hear. •    Explore decibels, amplitude, pitch and sound waves.  •    Find hidden “animals” in kitchen cupboards by listening (no peeking!)  •    Discover ways you can protect your hearing.

DreamWorks Trolls The Experience - 218 W. 57th St.
Through May 31, 2019 - Midtown

DreamWorks Trolls The Experience transports guests into the glittery world of DreamWorks Trolls through a visually-stunning, interactive journey to Poppy’s Best Day Ever Celebration. Guided by a rainbow path, visitors will sing, dance, hug, and celebrate alongside DreamWorks Trolls before meeting Poppy while creating unforgettable family memories and sharable social media moments.

NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park - Astoria Park
Through June 01, 2019 - Astoria

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Open Art Studio for Young Adults with Autism - Queens Museum
Through June 02, 2019 - Flushing

We welcome individuals between 17 and 25. Participants work on projects of their choosing and with mentors, encouraging exploration and expression. This group meets twice a month on select Sundays for forty-five minutes. Registration is required and based on availability.

Circle of Friends for Autistic Children - Queens Library - Astoria Branch
Through June 21, 2019 - Long Island City

Children in our Circle of Friends discover the wonders of science doing simple experiments, develop social skills, and have fun playing games. Caregivers must be present. This program is for children ages 6 -12.

Knit and Crochet Circle - Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
Through June 24, 2019 - College Point

Learn to knit, get help with projects, share patterns and techniques, or have an enjoyable chat as you work on your projects. All handicrafts welcome! We have some supplies, but please bring your own if you have them.

Ping Pong - Queens Library - Cambria Heights Branch
Through June 27, 2019 - Cambria Heights

Play ping pong in the library with friends both old and new.

Kids' Film - Queens Library - South Hollis Branch
Through June 28, 2019 - South Hollis

Wii Games - Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
Through June 28, 2019 - College Point

Classic Movie Thursday - Queens Library - Central Library
Through June 28, 2019 - Jamaica

Mornings @ MoMI - Museum of the Moving Image
Through June 29, 2019 - Astoria

Family Movie - Queens Library - Woodside Branch
Through June 29, 2019 - Woodside

Head to the library for a family-friendly movie. (Rated PG-13 or below.)

Ping Pong Club - Queens Library - South Hollis Branch
Through June 29, 2019 - South Hollis

Challenge friends to ping pong every Saturday afternoon.

Coloring Time - Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
Through June 29, 2019 - College Point

Relax and unwind at Poppenhusen Library and make new friends while having fun with family coloring time. Coloring sheets and pencils provided.

'Planet Power 3-D' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2019 - Corona

 
Planet Power 3D explores the history of electricity – from the first spark created by man’s hand to today’s industrial power plants. We meet scientists who changed the world, like Faraday, Franklin, and Tesla and we glimpse the future, as Solar Impulse becomes the first plane to complete a round-the-world flight powered only by the sun. With a mix of chalk animation, CGI, archival footage and spectacular aerials, the film also explores the challenges ahead: how to meet the growing energy needs of our industrialized world, while also protecting the health of our planet.

'Flight of the Butterflies 3D' - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2019 - Corona

The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known. Follow the monarchs’ perilous journey and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, with breathtaking cinematography from an award winning team including Oscar® winner Peter Parks. Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist’s 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway. Unravel the mysteries and experience the Flight of the Butterflies in 3D.

 

'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.

Backyard Wilderness 3D - New York Hall of Science
Through September 30, 2019 - Corona

Toddler Time - Queens Library - Mitchell-Linden Branch
Through November 29, 2019 - Flushing

Join Mrs. H for songs, finger plays, and simple picture books for toddlers ages 6-36 months. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Nail Polish Workshop - Queens Library - Ridgewood Branch
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.

Sit & Think (Sudoku) - Queens Library - Richmond Hill Branch
Through December 31, 2019 -

Try your hand at a Sudoku puzzle for fun or just refresh your math skills. All levels of difficulty are offered.

Sea Lion Feeding - Queens Zoo
Through January 31, 2020 - Corona

See the sea lions get their meals and maybe do a trick or two!