Things to Do With Kids in Queens on September 13
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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!
Marvel Movie Marathon - Queens Library - Howard Beach Branch
Through October 26, 2019 - Howard Beach
We are presenting the Marvel Cinematic Universe in what is currently the best viewing order.
9/7: "Thor: The Dark World" (2013, PG-13)
9/14 "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (2014, PG-13)
9/21 "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014, PG-13)
9/28 "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2" (2017)
10/5 "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015, PG-13)
10/12 "Ant-Man" (2015, PG-13)
10/19 "Doctor Strange" (2016, PG-13)
10/26 "Captain America: Civil War" (2016, PG-13)
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.
Super Saturday Morning - Forest Hills Library
Through October 26, 2019 - Forest Hills
Kids of all ages and their special grown-ups 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!
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.
Activity Table - Queens Botanical Garden
Through October 26, 2019 - Flushing
Family-friendly botanical themed arts and crafts activities. Drop-in. Included in Garden admission. ***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid at Garden entry.
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.
Construction Junction - Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
Through October 30, 2019 - College Point
What can you make out of marshmallows and toothpicks? Come find out, and use our Legos, Jenga, and Joinks to make creative structures. This is for school-age kids, teens, and adults.
Imaging Women in the Space Age - New York Hall of Science
Through November 03, 2019 - Corona
This exhibition includes vintage and current images of women as aviators and astronauts from fashion, television, film, pop culture and toys (e.g. Barbie and LEGO astronaut dolls), as well as new developments in space-inspired fashion (space gear/spacesuits for women). The exhibition includes photographs of pioneering astronauts including Sally Ride, America?s first woman in space, Mae Jemison, America's first African-American female astronaut, and Ellen Ochoa, America's first Hispanic woman to go into space. There are also photographs of Dr. Ellen K. Baker, an astronaut who has logged more than 600 hours in space. Dr. Baker grew up in New York City and is the daughter of former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman. Also on display are vintage and current images of female space travelers in television shows like Lost in Space and Star Trek, photographs of space-inspired fashions including Pucci's designs for Braniff Airlines flight attendants and Chanel's 2017 futuristic dresses, and screenshots from films like Barbarella, which starred Jane Fonda and Gravity, which starred Sandra Bullock. Imaging Women in the Space Age is curated by Julie Wosk, author of "Women and the Machine" and "My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids, and Other Artificial Eves."
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.
Book Jeopardy - Queens Library - Ridgewood Branch
Through December 17, 2019 - Ridgewood
Children ages 7 to 12 years old are invited to join for an exciting, book-themed, kid version of the trivia game Jeopardy.
Picture Book Time - Queens Library: Richmond Hill
Through December 18, 2019 -
Join for stories, songs, finger plays, and a simple arts and crafts activity.
African American History - Laurelton Library
Through December 26, 2019 - Laurelton
Come and join us for an education and discussion about African American history. This program is designed for children that are 5 to 10 years old.
Wii Games - Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
Through December 27, 2019 - College Point
Come play our Wii games and relax at the end of the week! All ages are welcome.
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.
Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers - Glen Oaks Library
Through December 28, 2019 - Glen Oaks
Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and other activities.
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.
Superpower Dogs 3D - New York Hall of Science
Through May 31, 2020 - Corona
This immersive 3D movie showcases the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world's most amazing dogs. Viewers will journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. They'll follow Halo, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America; Henry, an avalanche rescue expert in the Canadian Rockies; Reef, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard; Ricochet, a California surf legend helping people with special needs; and the Bloodhound brothers, Tipper and Tony, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. 45 minutes.
Chess with Mr. Fariad - Queens Library - Rosedale Branch
Through June 27, 2020 - Rosedale
All chess lovers are welcome to this program: advanced players, intermediate, and beginners.
Chess For All - Queens Library - Rosedale Branch
Through June 30, 2020 - Rosedale
This program is open to all chess lovers: advanced players, intermediates, and beginners.
NYRR Open Run Baisley Pond Park - Baisley Pond Park
Through December 26, 2020 - Jamaica
New York Road Runners is a non-profit community running organization, founded in 1958, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running. We serve nearly 600,000 people, including 250,000 youth annually. NYRR Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative - bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks. In Baisley park Open Run will take place every week on Saturdays at 9am(participants are encouraged to arrive at 8:45 to check in) Open Run is for all ages and abilities, dogs and strollers are welcome. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. There are incentive for all participants and volunteers. The full course will be clearly marked making 2 full loops around the pond. Participants are encouraged to go at their own pace and can choose to do 1 or 2 loops. We are rain or shine every Saturday.
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