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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, March 22, 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 March 22. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Queens, check out our complete calendar of events.

Kids' Karaoke - Queens Library - Rochdale Village Branch
March 22, 2019 - Jamaica

Most people have trouble speaking in front of others, let alone singing in front of others. Karaoke offers a non-threatening way for kids to sing popular, fun, and energetic music in a way that will help your child build confidence. Join as a participant or as part of the audience!

Music Appreciation for Kids - Queens Library- McGoldrick branch
Through March 23, 2019 - Flushing

Listen to classical music and discuss the lives of the composers.

'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.

Bilingual Baby Storytime - Queens Library - Corona Branch
Through March 25, 2019 - Corona

Spanish: Disfrute de canciones y libros sencillos en inglés y español con su bebé en Cuentos Bilingües Para Bebés. Recomendado para las edades de 0 a 24 meses.

English: Enjoy songs, knee-bouncers, and simple books in English and Spanish with your baby at bilingual baby storytime. This program is recommended for ages 0-24 months.

Spring Craft Mondays - Queens Library - Peninsula
Through March 25, 2019 - Rockaway Beach

Children ages 6-12 can try their hand at spring-inspired crafts. Supplies are limited.

Picture Book Time - Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
Through March 25, 2019 - Woodhaven

Picture books help children learn to love reading! Each week we will focus on a new author as well as participating in activities and discussing how picture books work. This program is for grades pre-K - 2nd.

Inspiring Women in Science: 'Who Was ...' Book Club - Queens Library - Broadway Branch
Through March 25, 2019 - Long Island City

Each week we will focus on one book in this popular biography series, learning about notable women in all fields of science. Enjoy shared reading, crafts, games, and more. It’s not necessary to read the books ahead of time. This is for readers ages 6 to 12. No registration required.

Classic Starts for Kids - Queens Library- McGoldrick branch
Through March 25, 2019 - Flushing

Read some of the classics (easy versions) and then discuss. This program is for school-age children.

Mother Goose Time - Kew Gardens Hills Library
Through March 26, 2019 - Flushing

Stories, songs, and finger plays for children 12-18 months old.

March Math Madness for Kids - Queens Library - Peninsula
Through March 26, 2019 - Rockaway Beach

March Math games and contests for ages 6 through 12. Space is limited.

Desk Decoration - Queens Library - Corona Branch
Through March 26, 2019 - Corona

Help decorate the librarian's desk! A new design will be picked every week that we need your help to create. All ages welcome.

Basic Guitar Lessons - Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
Through March 26, 2019 - Woodhaven

Inspiring Women in Science: Chapter Book Readers Club - Flushing Library
Through March 26, 2019 - Flushing

Readers in grades 2-4 read, learn, and explore with exciting chapter books. In honor of Women's History Month, we will read about inspiring women in science and complete a surprise activity

Family Playtime - Queens Library - Auburndale Branch
Through March 27, 2019 - Flushing

Children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caretakers can enjoy bonding, doing finger plays, singing, dancing, and throwing and catching bean bags. Registration is not required.

That's Puzzling! - Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
Through March 27, 2019 - College Point

Bring your patience and problem-solving skills as you make puzzles and challenge each other to solve them. This program is for school-age children; those under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Discovery Club Science Activity - Queens Library - Broadway Branch
Through March 27, 2019 - Long Island City

Join us for hands-on science and nature activities for kids ages 6-12. Sharks, magnets, animal tracks, fish--there will be a new topic each week! No registration required.

Learn Chinese Chess: An Intergenerational Program - Queens Library - Fresh Meadows Branch
Through March 27, 2019 - Fresh Meadows

Students will learn Chinese chess, a strategy board game for two players ages 10 and up. Instructions will be in English.

Storytime - Astoria Bookshop
Through March 28, 2019 - Astoria

Join our weekly children's storytime! Free and open to the public.

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

Fun Fridays - Forest Hills Library
Through March 29, 2019 - Forest Hills

Kids ages 3 and up, come play board and card games and try your hand at origami on Friday afternoons in the children's room.

Inspiring Women In Science: Super Science Women! - Queens Library - Peninsula
Through March 29, 2019 - Rockaway Beach

For the month of March, Queens Library is celebrating inspiring women and their achievements in all the fields of applied science! On Fridays from 4-5pm we’ll provide fun STEM activities and discuss amazing women in the sciences. This program is for ages 6-12. Registration is not required.

Harry Potter Movie Madness - Queens Library - South Hollis Branch
Through March 29, 2019 - South Hollis

To celebrate and get all Potter fans ready, the library will be showing all the Harry Potter films.

Super Saturday Morning - Forest Hills Library
Through March 30, 2019 - Forest Hills

Kids of all ages and their special grownups are invited to have fun on Saturday mornings with origami, coloring pages, board games, and puzzles for the 3+ crowd, and Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and Star Builders for the little ones!

Family Crafts - Queens Library- McGoldrick branch
Through March 30, 2019 - Flushing

Join us for some fun family crafts. No registration is required.

Cinema Saturdays - Forest Hills Library
Through March 30, 2019 - Forest Hills

Kids ages 5 and up and their caregivers can sit back and enjoy a great feature film in the comfort of Forest Hills' Story Hour Room.
Join us in February for the following movies:
3/2: Kung Fu Panda (2008, PG)
3/9: Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost (2019, NR)
3/16: Bernie the Dolphin (2018, G)
3/23: Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom (2018, NR)
3/30: Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018, PG)

Meditation for Kids - Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
Through April 01, 2019 - Woodhaven

Ages 5-12, learn the benefits and different forms of meditation. Ommmmmm.

Nutrition Workshops with Community Healthcare Network - Queens Library - Cambria Heights Branch
Through April 03, 2019 - Cambria Heights

National Library Week: Adopt a Librarian - Queens Library - South Hollis Branch
Through April 06, 2019 - South Hollis

Kids will take part in adopting a librarian for the week by shadowing them and taking notes.

Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers - Glen Oaks Library
Through April 07, 2019 - Glen Oaks

Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and other activities.

Bilingual Birdies Presents Movin' to Mandarin - Pomonok Library
Through April 10, 2019 - Flushing

Bilingual Birdies presents Movin' to Mandarin for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. Please call the library to register at 718-591-4343.

Gotta Dance- Kids Edition! - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
Through April 13, 2019 - Bayside

QPAC invites children, ages 8-14, to participate in a new dance workout offered on Saturdays. Much like the popular adult version of this program, choreography as seen on Broadway, and in the movies, is re-created to provide a fun way of working out.

The workshop, which runs for 5 weeks in the fall and 5 weeks in the spring, will be taught by professional dance choreographers that reflect New York City's multi-ethnic communities. Each workshop is shaped to the level of each group, and participants receive feedback from the instructor.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Individuals of all abilities are welcome, do what you can!

Participants should dress comfortably.

Toddler Music - Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
Through April 24, 2019 - Woodhaven

Picture Book/Storytime - Queens Library - Rosedale Branch
Through April 24, 2019 - Rosedale

Children under 5 years old and their caregivers enjoy a reading of picture books, interlaced with music, finger plays, and dancing. The program ends with age-appropriate arts and crafts session.

Mommy or Daddy and Me - Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
Through April 24, 2019 - Woodhaven

Join for songs, stories, and simple rhymes followed by free play for ages birth to one. Caregiver must attend.

Toddler Craft - Queens Library - Queens Village Branch
Through April 24, 2019 - Queens Village

Children ages 2-4 and their parents/caregivers are welcome to make a toddler craft.

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Elephant & Piggie's 'We Are in a Play!' - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 26, 2019 - Garden City

Enjoy a musical adventure, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems' beloved, award-winning, best-selling children's books. Willems’ classic characters Elephant and Piggie storm the stage in a rollicking musical romp filled with plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense perfect for young audiences. Carefully cautious Gerald and spirited playful Piggie share a day where anything is possible in an imaginative exploration of the meaning of friendship. The comedic duo addresses such important questions as, What do you wear to a fancy pool costume party? Should you share your ice cream? And how can two friends play with one toy? Together with nutty back-up singers The Squirrelles, our duo even gets the audience involved in the action. Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" is a perfect way to introduce young people to theatre.

Game Day - Queens Village Library
Through April 26, 2019 - Queens Village

Children of all ages are welcome to join game day for some board game fun.

Saturday Storytime - Queens Library - Windsor Park Branch
Through April 27, 2019 - Bayside

Children (infants to four-year-olds) and their parents/caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and finger plays.

Playdate for Infants and Toddlers - Queens Library - Howard Beach Branch
Through April 27, 2019 - Howard Beach

Bring your babies! Join us for early development fun and socialization using books and toys. There is space for everyone.

Toy Time - Queens Library - Queens Village Branch
Through April 30, 2019 - Queens Village

Play with toys and socialize with other toddlers and their guardians. This is a fun time for ages 2-4 years with a parent or guardian.

American Girl Book Club - Queens Library - Howard Beach Branch
Through April 30, 2019 - Howard Beach

This book club is for anyone interested in American history. Read "American Girl" books to discuss the different periods. There will also be crafts and activities to add to the fun.

Mother Goose - North Hills Library
Through May 01, 2019 - Little Neck

Boys and girls ages 6 months to 2 years and their caregiver are welcome to enjoy songs, stories, finger plays, and all sorts of fun. No registration is required for this program. Just bring yourselves and have fun!

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.

Bionic Me - New York Hall of Science
Through May 05, 2019 - Corona

With hands-on displays and full-body experiences, this exhibition explores the inventive and ingenious medical and industrial breakthroughs that have helped enhance the human experience. Visitors can move a ball with their mind, manipulate a robot arm, race against a Paralympian, use night vision to see in the dark, and explore how technology can provide camouflage and make you invisible.

'Princess Particular' - The Secret Theatre
Through May 11, 2019 - Long Island City

Princess Particular is off her rocker; all she can think about is her latest scheme to become a ballerina. Her Mom and Dad, King Loads-a-dough and Queen Patience, want her to focus on her princessly duties. Luckily, her maids, Chancellor, and Lady-in-Waiting are on hand to help make her dream come true. Join our perky palace-goers each month for pliés, pastries, and and "toe food"! 

Storytime - Hollis Library
Through May 31, 2019 - Hollis

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

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.

Photo courtesy of nWave Pictures

'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.

Photo courtesy of SK Films

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!

Photo by Julie Larsen Maher