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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