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Things to Do With Kids in Queens on July 19

free and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens today, July 19, 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 July 19. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Queens, check out our complete calendar of events.

Science in the Bay - Alley Pond Environmental Center
Through July 20, 2019 - Douglaston

Join for this free, outdoor program generously funded by local councilmembers through NYC Parks. A warm thank you to Paul Vallone for his continued support of this program.

During each program, participants will take a walk into the bay with boots and nets searching for life. Study animals up close and do something kind for the shore. This is a drop-off program. All equipment provided such as boots, nets, and viewers with take-home prizes. It's recommended you bring a towel and an extra pair of socks.

Location: In Little Bay Park by Utopia Parkway entrance near the dog park at Utopia Parkway and Cryders Lane

The Magic of Rogue - Fantasy Forest Amusement Park
Through July 20, 2019 - Coronoa

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!

Science in the Woods - Alley Pond Environmental Center
Through July 21, 2019 - Douglaston

Join for this free, outdoor program generously funded by local councilmembers through NYC Parks. A warm thank you to Councilmember Barry Grodenchik for his continued support of this program.

During each program we will go on a walk, do something kind for the forest, and make something creative. We’ll use our senses to learn surprising and wonderful things about nature in our city parks. This is a drop off program. Take-homes like backpacks, notebooks, pens, and all other materials included.

Location: In Alley Pond Park by Springfield Blvd and 76th near the playground and restroom.

Dates: Sundays 6/23, 6/30, 7/14, and 7/21

Click here to register

Summer Fun - Green Meadows Farm
Through July 25, 2019 - Floral Park

Explore the farm, pet animals, feed sheep and goats, head down the hay wagon slide, or go for a fun hay ride!

Baby and Me - Queens Library - Peninsula
Through July 26, 2019 - Rockaway Beach

Babies (3-17 months) and their parents and caregivers are welcome to join us for bounces, nursery rhymes, stories, and more!

Lowery Plaza Pop-Up Market - Lowery Plaza
Through July 28, 2019 - Sunnyside

The Pop-Up Market series with Queens International Night Market is back and this time at Lowery Plaza, 40th Street and Queens Boulevard!

The market will feature local vendors ranging from jewelry, art, collectibles, clothing, food, and more!

Art for Tots | Stay Put: Sticker Art - Noguchi Museum
Through July 28, 2019 - Long Island City

Learn strategies for engaging your child during museum visits while exploring art materials and Noguchi Museum galleries as a family.

Art for Tots programs are for families with children ages 2-4. Programs are held select Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30–11:45 am, and begin promptly at 10:30 am. The program cost is $10 per family, which includes museum admission and materials and can be paid upon arrival. Registration required. 

Baby Storytime - Queens Library: Corona
Through July 29, 2019 - Corona

Enjoy songs, knee-bouncers, and simple books with your baby. This program is recommended for ages 0-24 months.

Queens Place Kids - Queens Place
Through July 30, 2019 - Elmhurst

Looking for fun activities for the kids this summer? Stop by Queens Place in Elmhurst, where every Tuesday in July, starting July 9th, kids can create + play for FREE. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2-3:30 p.m. Explore the Sky with New York Hall of Science. Kids learn about the sky and then create their own constellation to take home!

Tuesday, July 16, 2-3:30 p.m. Let's Move! with DJ Wali, My Gym & Mr. Met. Focused on moving the body, activities include dancing to music by DJ Wali, and a giant obstacle course with floor tumbling, low bars, balance beam, agility courses, and a special performance from My Gym's Tumbling Team!

Tuesday, July 23, 2-3:30 p.m. Short Stories & Tall Tales with Queens Public Library. Read books with our favorite storyteller, Mary the Librarian.

Tuesday, July 30, 2-3:30 p.m. Learn our World with Queens Botanical Garden. Learn about plants, and then build and take home a mini terrarium! Located at the Main Level at Queens Place. Free to attend, no tickets required. Suggested age: 5 - 10 years. For more information,

Origami - Queens Library: Seaside
Through July 31, 2019 - Rockaway Park

Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, is a great way to get children engaged in math and problem solving. It also improves their thinking skills. Join us at the Seaside Library on Wednesdays at 4pm to make your own outerspace origami creations.


Doctor for a Day - Queens Library: Glen Oaks
Through August 03, 2019 - Glen Oaks

Doctor For A Day is for children ages 8-12. There are three sessions that include hands-on activities.
Session 1 - 7/6 - Understanding the tools that doctors use.
Session 2 - 7/13 - Learning the basics of nutrition.
Session 3 - 8/3 - Learning about dental hygiene.

Jeopardy for Kids - Queens Library: Briarwood
Through August 03, 2019 - Brairwood

School-age children are welcome to join Miss Q for a quiz competition. Use your knowledge to answer the questions on various topics.


Garden Creativi-Tea: Drop-in Art Workshops - The Voelker Orth Museum
Through August 07, 2019 - Flushing

Our family-friendly summer art workshops are back. Make and take home your own creations. Each week we combine art with some nature in the garden, and a refreshing glass of iced tea on the side. And, each week features a different project. Come to one or come to all. On rainy and hot days, the program moves into our air-conditioned annex.

July 10th – Fairy Houses. Flights of fancy to start the new series of workshops. Create a magical abode. Simple or intricate – see where your imagination takes you! 

July 17th Puppets!  Create puppet buddies.  What type of characters can you make?

July 24th Make a personal fashion statement when you decorate a tote bag for summer fun.
July 31st Design, snip and paste with wonderful images and textures at our collage workshop.
August 7th Adorn yourself! Wearable art with an amazing array of fanciful beads and design tips.

Admission for each session: $5 individual, or $12 family, per session.  Children under 3 admitted free.

Summer Enrichment Program: Crime Scene Investigation - Langston Hughes Library-Community Cultural Center
Through August 09, 2019 - Flushing

Participants will take part in five different investigations using science and technology tools. Follow clues to dissect what happened at a crime scene and use your deductive reasoning skills to figure out who is the culprit. This is a collaboration between the Library Action Committee of Corona-East Elmhurst and the administrative instruction of the NY Hall of Science.


Nail Art - Queens Library: Ozone Park
Through August 12, 2019 - Ozone Park

Enjoy nail art. Have your fingernails painted with the colors of your choice for your hands. Be creative!


Spelling Bee for Kids - Queens Library: Central Library
Through August 13, 2019 - Jamaica

Join us for our spelling bee summer program for 3rd to 6th graders.

Watercolors on the Waterfront - Hunter's Point South Park
Through August 14, 2019 - Long Island City

Unleash your inner artist this summer and join us for 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!

STEM Science - Queens Library: McGoldrick
Through August 14, 2019 - Flushing

Children ages 7-10 are invited to join for some cool STEM science activities.

Paint Club for Kids - Forest Hills Library
Through August 14, 2019 - Forest Hills

Children ages 7-12: Join us for our Paint Club this summer! We will experiment with a different medium/technique every week. Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 16 children and is on a first-come, first- served basis. Get your ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.

Library Jeopardy - Queens Library: Central Library
Through August 14, 2019 - Jamaica

Show off your knowledge by playing Jeopardy. For ages 8-12 years.


Making History Workshop - King Manor Museum
Through August 14, 2019 - Jamaica

Making History Workshops at King Manor are a free weekly summer program for pre-teens and teens (ages 10+), every Wednesday! Every workshop features one project based on the daily lives of the diverse community of Queens in the 1800s, where kids can try their hands at real recipes, methods, and concepts from the 19th century. Join us for these sessions as well:

PLEASE NOTE: RSVP for each session required. Individuals (and siblings) only, no groups.

July 10th - The Science of Ink: Make ink and write with a quill pen
July 17th - Cheesemaking: Make and eat your own cheese!
July 24th - Put a Spin on It: Spin your own wool yarn (and make a bracelet or keychain)
July 31st - Coloring the 1800s: Dyeing fabric naturally in the 19th century
August 7th - Traveling Teas: Taste teas from across the 19th century world and make your own blend
August 14th - Doughnuts! Need we say more? Make your own doughnuts over an outdoor fire, 1800s style!

Free Capoeira Classes - Flushing Meadow Corona Park - Unisphere
Through August 15, 2019 - Flushing

Super Space Spelling Bee! - Hollis Library
Through August 15, 2019 - Hollis

Get ready for a space-themed spelling bee for ages 6-12. We will have some practice sessions followed by our fun spelling contest.


Pajama Storytime - Queens Library - Queens Village Branch
Through August 15, 2019 - Queens Village

Children ages 18 months to five years are invited to join us for stories, finger plays, and fun! Feel free to dress children in slippers and pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Family Film Friday - Queens Library: Broadway
Through August 16, 2019 - Long Island City

End a week of summer fun with a family-friendly movie! This program is for kids of all ages--children five years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Fabulous Fridays - Queens Library: Whitestone
Through August 16, 2019 - Whitestone

Read a story and do a related coloring or craft.

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...Blastoff! Toddler Dance Party! - Queens Library: Elmhurst
Through August 16, 2019 - Elmhurst

Young children ages 3-4 years old and their caregivers sing, dance, and receive a take-home craft.

Podcast Corner - Queens Library - Woodside Branch
Through August 16, 2019 - Woodside

Listen to out-of-this-world podcasts made especially for kids! Coloring, quiet games, and puzzles will also be on hand for grades 2 and older.


Family Scavenger Hunt - Queens Library - Jackson Heights Branch
Through August 16, 2019 - Jackson Heights

Earn a small prize while seeking answers to space trivia or library questions!


Nature Center Adventures: Fort Totten Park - Fort Totten Park
Through August 17, 2019 - Queens

Adventure Guides are leading free nature-related programs at the nature centers this summer! Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to nature through experiential learning. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location. 

Nature Center Adventures: Forest Park - Forest Park Visitor Center
Through August 17, 2019 - Queens

Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to nature through experiential learning. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.

Art for Families - Noguchi Museum
Through August 17, 2019 - Long Island City

Engage with your children in discussions about art in the galleries, and work together or individually to make your own works of art. This program is for families with children ages 5–11. Space is limited and reservations are required. This program runs from 10:30 am–12:30 pm on select Saturdays and Sundays.

Queens Night Market - New York Hall of Science
Through August 17, 2019 - Corona

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.

Photo: Queens Night Market // Storm Garner

Galactic Movie Matinee - Queens Library: Richmond Hill
Through August 19, 2019 - Jamaica

Watch space-themed kids movies! For kids of all ages and their caregivers.
7/1: "Lego Movie 2" (PG) 2019
7/8: "Home" (PG) 2015
7/15: "Lilo & Stitch" (G) 2003
7/22: "Space Jam" (PG) 1996
7/29: "Mars Needs Moms" (PG) 2011
8/5: "Planet 51" (PG) 2009
8/12: "Treasure Planet" (PG) 2002
8/19: "Monsters Vs Aliens" (NR) 2009

Flat Stanley Vacation Club - Queens Library - Whitestone Branch
Through August 19, 2019 - Whitestone

Pick up your Flat Stanley package. Color your Flat Stanley doll. Take him on vacation with you, and fill out the journal. Vacation packs available while supplies last.

Movie Making - Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
Through August 19, 2019 - Woodhaven

Ages 8-15 will write, film, direct, and act in a movie of our own creation and then post it on YouTube! All participants must have signed permission slip from parents/guardians. See what we've done here:


Star Wars Coding Series for Kids - Queens Library: Queensboro Hill
Through August 20, 2019 - Flushing

Children ages 8-12 will design and code their own Star Wars-themed video on the computer using the Scratch interface.

Talent Show - Queens Library: Arverne
Through August 20, 2019 - Arverne

Students in grades 4-6 will showcase talents such as singing, dancing, lip-syncing, acting, drumming, martial arts, playing an instrument, or other activities.

Drawing with Sherry - Queens Library: Windsor Park
Through August 20, 2019 - Bayside

Children ages 8-12 can learn the basics of drawing with Miss Sherry! You will leave having completed a simple pencil drawing.


Coding with Google CS First - Art - Queens Library: Forest Hills
Through August 20, 2019 - Forest Hills

Learn to code with Google CS First! In this art-themed coding club, students ages 9-12 use Scratch to create animations, interactive artwork, photograph filters, and other exciting, artistic projects.

Only 12 spots are available; preregistration is required. Sign up in person at the Children's Room reference desk. Registration starts at the Summer Reading Kickoff Party on June 7. Club members should be able to attend all 8 sessions.

Kickoff to Kindergarten - Queens Library: Woodhaven
Through August 20, 2019 - Woodhaven

Parents and other caregivers can help young children learn the key skills they need to be successful in school well before they start kindergarten. During 8 weekly sessions, library staff and early childhood teachers will teach and coach parents and caregivers how to use book-reading, games, and hands-on activities to help build the most important language skills. Preregistration required. Space is limited. Sign ups start Monday, June 17.


STAR Net's 'Summer of Space' - Queens Library: South Jamaica
Through August 20, 2019 - South Jamaica

Celebrate 60 years of space exploration! The South Jamaica Community Library will be hosting the "Summer of Space" program, a series of STEM activities geared towards investigating the exploration of space.

Family Story Time: Babies and Books - Queens Library: South Jamaica
Through August 21, 2019 - South Jamaica

Join us at the South Jamaica Community Library for family story time. This event is appropriate for newborns and prewalkers.

Movies on the Green - The Shops at Atlas Park
Through August 21, 2019 - Glendale


Bring the family out to enjoy our summer movies held on the center green on select Wednesday nights in July and August.  All movies start at dusk but come early to enjoy periodical entertainment.  Yummy refreshment will be available for purchase by California Pizza Kitchen.  

7/10 – Ralph Breaks the Internet
7/24 – Trolls
8/7 – Incredibles 2 
8/21 – The Lego Movie 2 

Blankets and low profile chairs are welcome.  If you have a "normal" height chair, please situate yourself at the back of the green as to not obstruct the view of other patrons.   

Cats Cradle String Games - Queens Library: Whitestone
Through August 21, 2019 - Whitestone

Learn to do the Cats Cradle string game. Miss Susan is an expert!

Zoom! Zoom! Babies! - Queens Library: Elmhurst
Through August 21, 2019 - Elmhurst

Join for a storytime for babies (0-11 mos) and pre-walkers.

Meditation for Kids - Queens Library: Woodhaven
Through August 21, 2019 - Woodhaven

Learn the benefits and different techniques of meditation for ages 5-12.

Summer Movie Express - Regal UA Kaufman Astoria & RPX
Through August 21, 2019 - Long Island City

Summer movies for kids at Regal. Bring the family to the nearest Regal theater for our 2019 Summer Movie Express series! Movie ticket deals are just $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays featuring summer movies the whole family will enjoy like Shrek, Despicable Me, Kung Fu Panda, and many more. 

July 9-10: Lego Movie 2 and How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World
July 16-17: SmallFoot and The Secret Life of Pets
July 23-24: The Lego Movie and Captain Underpants
July 30-31: Sing and How to Train Your Dragon 2
Aug 6-7: Penguins of Madagascar and Boss Baby
Aug 13-14: Kung Fu Panda 3 and Lego NinjaGo
Aug 20-21: Trolls and Minions

Karaoke - Queens Library: Arverne
Through August 22, 2019 - Arverne

Students will sing and dance to popular, fun, and energetic music.

Twilight Tales - Queens Library: North Hills
Through August 22, 2019 - Little Neck

Children ages 18 months to 5 years and their parents or caregivers will listen to classic stories, old and new, and learn songs and finger plays. Each week, a different parent/older sibling will read to the group. Feel free to wear your slippers and pajamas, and please bring a flashlight. Space is limited.

Free Coding Classes - P.Y.E Education Center
Through August 22, 2019 - Queens

Students will learn about programming basics by working through coding challenges. They will work with python.

STEM Storytime - Queens Library: South Jamaica
Through August 23, 2019 - South Jamaica

Children in pre-K to grade 1 are invited to join weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. This fun and hands-on program will include a read-aloud of a popular children's picture book along with a STEM craft and activity.


STEAM Mobile Maker Cart - Queens Library: South Jamaica
Through August 23, 2019 - South Jamaica

Join other students in creating fun and engaging Maker Projects with the STEAM mobile Maker Cart.

Playdate: A Sky Full of Stories - Queens Library: Howard Beach
Through August 24, 2019 - Howard Beach

Stars and the night sky are the focus as your little ones explore through songs and stories. There is room for everyone!

Children and Tween Art Studio - Queens Library: South Jamaica
Through August 24, 2019 - South Jamaica

Kids and tweens are invited to join the creative art studio at the South Jamaica Community Library; children will enjoy a variety of art projects. Ages 6+ are welcome.

Disney Karaoke for Kids - Queens Library: Briarwood Branch
Through August 24, 2019 - Briarwood

Have fun and sing Disney songs!

Summer Matinees: Fantastic Worlds - Museum of the Moving Image
Through August 25, 2019 - Astoria

Beat the heat this summer and join us for your favorite family films, both old and new, on the Museum’s big screen. Summer can be a time for escape and this year’s matinees plunge audiences into fantastic worlds drawn from fairy tales and folklore, Marvel’s mind-bending take on the multiverse, and the imaginations of Jim Henson and Hayao Miyazaki. All will be shown in the Museum’s majestic Redstone Theater.

Most films screen Wednesday through Sunday at 12:00 p.m. (Note: Some films begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays; no screening on July 28)

Ticket purchase includes Museum admission. 

July 17–21: Ponyo 
July 24–27: The Secret of Kells  
July 31–August 4: Labyrinth 
August 7-11: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (in 3-D) 
August 14-18: The Dark Crystal 
August 21-25: Spirited Away

Drop-in Make A Craft - Queens Library: Hillcrest
Through August 26, 2019 - Flushing

Drop in from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM on Mondays in the summer to make a different surprise craft each week!

Mother Goose - Queens Library: Mitchell-Linden
Through August 26, 2019 - Flushing

Join Mrs. H for songs and finger plays for toddlers and their parents.


Mother Goose Rhyme & Storytime - Queens Library: Hillcrest
Through August 26, 2019 - Flushing

Kids up to age 5 can enjoy nursery rhymes, storytimes, and free play.


Playdate: Take Me to Your Reader - Queens Library: Howard Beach
Through August 26, 2019 - Howard Beach

Celebrate favorite books and themes as your little ones get the opportunity to socialize and have fun!

Dance, Dance Storytime - Queens Library: Rochdale Village
Through August 28, 2019 - Jamaica

Celebrate a universe of stories! Enjoy stories and dancing for children ages birth to 5. Dancing is a great way to bond with your child and burn a little energy at the same time. Here are just a few skills children develop while dancing: balance, coordination, rhythm, social skills, self-esteem, body awareness, listening skills, and gross and fine motor skills. We expect this program to be "out of this world." Siblings are always welcome.

Toddler Time in Space - Queens Library: Peninsula
Through August 28, 2019 - Rockaway Beach

Children ages 18-36 months are welcome for space-themed stories, songs, finger plays, and rhymes. Space is limited.

Explore the Solar System - Queens Library: Hillcrest
Through August 28, 2019 - Flushing

Each week explore a different part of our solar system, including the sun, Earth's moon, the planets, stars, and more.


Board Games - Queens Library: Ridgewood
Through August 28, 2019 - Ridgewood

Join for all types of board games.

Lego Time - Queens Library: Glendale
Through August 28, 2019 - Glendale

Children ages 4 and older are invited to build with Legos.

Little Bundles Class - My Gym Fresh Meadows
Through August 28, 2019 - Fresh Meadows

Little Bundles of fun! Join My Gym this summer for songs, dances, activities, games, swings and more! This class is designed for babies 3-6 months old. Free class but must register online.

Summer Reading: Storytime - Glendale Library
Through August 28, 2019 - Glen Oaks

Babies, toddlers, and their caregivers are invited to join us for an out-of-this world storytime with songs, stories, and rhymes.


Make Your Own Magazine - Queens Library - Ridgewood Branch
Through August 29, 2019 - Ridgewood

Children and teens are invited to create their own magazine compiled of reviews of books, comics, movies, video games, and more this summer for their friends and classmates.

Feel the Breeze Program for Toddlers and Preschoolers - Queens Library: East Flushing
Through August 30, 2019 - Flushing

Children ages 1 to 5 will play with fun, interactive toys that will make them feel a nice breeze. They will learn about wind.


Film Friday - Queens Library: Flushing
Through August 30, 2019 - Flushing

Each week features a kid-friendly film for ages 5 to 12. 

Movie Night - Queens Library: Astoria
Through August 30, 2019 - Long Island City

Join us for a film screening at the Astoria Library. We will be screening age-appropriate movies for kids every Friday.

Storytime and Me - Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
Through August 30, 2019 - Little Neck

Children between the ages of 8 to 18 months and their caregivers are welcome to enjoy a storytime and activity time together.

Summer Reading: Super Space Storytime! - Queens Library: Peninsula
Through August 30, 2019 - Rockaway Beach

Join for a space-themed storytime! All ages are welcome. Space is limited.

Uno Tournament - Queens Library: McGoldrick
Through August 30, 2019 - Flushing

Join us for an Uno tournament and make new friends.

Free Summer Meals & Music for Kids & Teens - Queens Library: Bellerose
Through August 30, 2019 - Bellerose

Children 18 and under are welcome to enjoy a free lunch and music from 1 to 2 pm during the summer.

Lunch and a Movie - Queens Library: Ridgewood
Through August 30, 2019 - Ridgewood

Join Mondays through Fridays for free lunch and a movie. Please note that lunch is provided by the Department of Education and is first-come, first-serve for children and teens only.

Summer Meal and A Movie Program - Queens Library: South Hollis
Through August 30, 2019 - South Hollis

Children can come for a free meal and to watch a movie.


Shabbos Playdate - Queens Jewish Center
Through August 31, 2019 - Forest Hills

Play at the QJC playground!

Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers - Queens Library: East Flushing
Through August 31, 2019 - Flushing

Join for Summer Reading storytime for toddlers and preschoolers on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Children ages 2-5 will read picture books, sing songs, do finger plays, and enjoy coloring as well. Space is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Moving Image Studio - Museum of the Moving Image
Through September 01, 2019 - Astoria

Moving Image Studio is the Museum's drop-in space where visitors of all ages can create media and other projects. Families are welcome to stop by and experiment with puppet making and animation inspired by The Jim Henson Exhibition and the core exhibition Behind the ScreenFree with Museum admission, recommended for ages 4 and up and their adult companions.

Family Movie - Glen Oaks Library
Through September 03, 2019 - Glen Oaks

Check out a free family-friendly movie every Tuesday. All movies rated PG. 

7/2: "Early Man" (2018, PG)
7/9: "Sherlock Gnomes" (2018, PG)
7/16: "Dog's Way Home" (2019, PG)
7/23: "Incredibles 2" (2018, PG)
7/30: "The Secret Live of Pets" (2016, PG)
8/6: "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" (2018, PG)
8/13: "Mary Poppins Returns" (2018, PG)
8/20: "Paddington 2 (2017, PG)
8/27: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (2018, PG)
9/3: "Ralph Breaks the Internet" (2018, PG)

Lunch and Listen - Queens Library: South Jamaica
Through September 04, 2019 - South Jamaica

Join the South Jamaica Community this summer for its Lunch and Listen Program; children ages 18 and under will enjoy listening to a book read to them or watching a current movie while eating their free lunch.


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!

'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

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

Parks Performances:

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.

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 ChefBig ReuseSmiling Hogshead RanchQueens 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.

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.


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.

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.


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.

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

'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. 

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