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Top Educational Activities for Kids in Queens in September

Top Educational Activities for Kids in Queens in September

Gain serious brain power at these top educational activities for kids in Queens this September.

Sit & Think (Sudoku) FREE
WHEN: Feb. 1 - Dec. 31, Monday-Saturday, 1-1:15pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Richmond Hill Branch, 118-14 Hillside Ave., Jamaica, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Try a Sudoku puzzle or just refresh your math skills.
WANT TO GO? 718-849-7150. queenslibrary.org.

Blue Star Museums FREE
WHEN: May. 18 - Sep. 2, See website for details
WHERE: Various Museums citywide, See museum website , Manhattan, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.
WANT TO GO? https://arts.gov/national-initiatives/blue-star-museums.

Above and Beyond – The Ultimate Flight Exhibition
WHEN: Jun. 1 - Sep. 8, Weekdays, 9:30am–5:00pm; Weekends, 10:00am–6:00pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: NYSCI's summer exhibition uses flight simulation, augmented reality, touch-tables, design and skill challenges, virtual reality, and more to immerse visitors in the wonders of flight, space travel, and aerospace innovation, design, and technology.
WANT TO GO? $4 per person, plus museum admission ($16 adults; $13 children, students & senior citizens). 718-699-0005. https://nysci.org/.

Imaging Women in the Space Age
WHEN: Jul. 13 - Nov. 3, Weekdays, 9:30 am – 5 pm; weekends, 10 am – 6 pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: 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). 
WANT TO GO? free with museum admission ($16 adults; $13 children, students & senior citizens). 718-699-0005. https://nysci.org/event/imaging-women-in-the-space-age/.

Free Friday Nights FREE
WHEN: Aug. 9 - Sep. 6, Fridays, 4:00-8:00pm
WHERE: MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This summer, enjoy everything that MoMA PS1 has to offer with free admission during UNIQLO Free Friday Nights. Relax in the courtyard with Pedro & Juana’s Hórama Rama, a panoramic junglescape with a waterfall and hammocks, plus other innovative contemporary art.
WANT TO GO? https://momaps1.org.

Prototype Lab
WHEN: Aug. 10 - Sep. 1, Select Saturdays or Sundays, 10:00am-5:50pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th Street, Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Prototype new design and engineering ideas for activities in Design Lab.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission ($16 adults; $13 children ages 2-17). 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

Chess Club FREE
WHEN: Aug. 12 - Dec. 30, Mondays, 5:00-6:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Seaside Branch, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Challenge your brain, make new friends, and have fun while learning critical thinking and problem-solving skills!
WANT TO GO? 718-634-1876.

Bilingual Birdies FREE
WHEN: Aug. 17 - Sep. 21, Saturdays, 8/17, 9/7-21, 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Rosedale Branch, 144-20 243 St., Rosedale, NY
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Bilingual Birdies presents Spanish classes for early learners. 
WANT TO GO? 718-528-8490. queenslibrary.org/branch/Rosedale.

Book Jeopardy FREE
WHEN: Sep. 3 - Dec. 17, Tuesdays, 5:00-5:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Ridgewood Branch, 20-12 Madison St., Ridgewood, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Children ages 7 to 12 years old are invited to join for an exciting, book-themed, kid version of the trivia game Jeopardy.
WANT TO GO? 718-821-4770. queenslibrary.org/branch/Ridgewood.

Chess For All FREE
WHEN: Sep. 3 - Jun. 30, Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Rosedale Branch, 144-20 243 St., Rosedale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This program is open to all chess lovers from beginners to advanced players.
WANT TO GO? 718-528-8490. queenslibrary.org/branch/Rosedale.

Get Your Library Card, Your Ticket to Discovery FREE
WHEN: Sep. 3 - 27, Weekdays, 1:00-3:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - St. Albans Branch , 191-05 Linden Boulevard, St. Albans, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Be empowered and register for your library card.
WANT TO GO? 718-528-8196 . http://queenslibrary.org/branch/st.albans?filters=ev_loc:95200000.

Kindergarteners, Welcome to School! FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Sep. 4, 3:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Fresh Meadows Branch, 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Kindergarteners are welcomed to school with free gifts (first-come, first-served) and library card sign ups.
WANT TO GO? 718-454-7272.

Seaside Back-to-School Kickoff FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Sep. 4, 3:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Seaside Branch, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Get ready for the new school year! Stop by and learn how the library can help you succeed.
WANT TO GO? 718-634-1876.

African American History FREE
WHEN: Sep. 5 - Dec. 26, Thursdays, 3:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Laurelton Library, 134-26 225 St., Laurelton, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Experience an education and discussion about African American history. This program is designed for children 5 to 10 years old.
WANT TO GO? 718-528-2822. queenslibrary.org.

Back-to-School: ABC Club FREE
WHEN: Sep. 5 - 26, Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Flushing Branch, 41-17 Main St., Flushing, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Children ages 4-6 years with their caregivers will have fun getting to know the A-B-Cs and will hear inspiring ideas for at-home activities that foster early literacy and prepare children for preschool and kindergarten. 
WANT TO GO? 718-661-1200. queenslibrary.org/branch/Flushing.

Back-to-School Celebration FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 5, 3:00pm-5:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Fresh Meadows Branch, 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Enjoy a back-to-school celebration with fun and games.
WANT TO GO? 718-454-7272.

Brick Builders FREE
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 6, 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Court Square Branch, 25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Play with Legos the first Friday of every month. Free build or take a "challenge card" and put your engineering skills to the test.
WANT TO GO? 718-937-2790. http://queenslibrary.org/branch/court-square?filters=ev_loc:97100000.

Back-to-School Giveaway Event FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 7, 12:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Richmond Hill Branch, 118-14 Hillside Ave., , NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Free school supplies will be given to kids in Grades K-5. Children will also receive up to Five Dollar Amnesty on their Library card accounts as a gift from the Richmond Hill Library.
WANT TO GO? 718-849-7150. queenslibrary.org/branch/Richmond-Hill.

Back-to-School Bingo FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 7, 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Glen Oaks Library, 256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Celebrate going back to school with Bingo. Winners receive school supplies! 
WANT TO GO? 718-831-8636. queenslibrary.org.

Chess with Mr. Fariad FREE
WHEN: Sep. 7 - Jun. 27, Saturdays, 1:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Rosedale Branch, 144-20 243 St., Rosedale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:  All chess lovers are welcome to this program: advanced players, intermediate, and beginners.
WANT TO GO? 718-528-8490. queenslibrary.org/branch/Rosedale.

Rebuilding Work: Open Studio and Artist Talk with Hunter Creel FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 8, 6:00-9:00pm
WHERE: Flux Factory, 39-31 29th St, Long Island City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Please visit Hunter Creel on Sunday, August 8th in the Flux Factory Gallery, while he rebuilds a coffin as part of his ongoing work, Gate to the Multi-Verse. At 6pm join him for an artist talk and discussion about the project.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 3473040037. http://fluxfactory.org.

Family 3D Designing Printing Series FREE
WHEN: Sep. 9 - 30, Mondays, 3:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Queensbridge Park, Queensboro Bridge, 41 Rd., 40 Ave. bet. The East River, Vernon Blvd., and 21 St., Queens, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn the basics of 3D printing and 3D design with the whole family. Turn your sketches and ideas into 3D objects! Families are required to attend all sessions of this program.
WANT TO GO? https://nycgovparks.org/parks/queensbridgepark.

Kid STEAM FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Sep. 11, 4:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Flushing Branch, 41-17 Main St., Flushing, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Kids 8-12 can do a fun and fascinating STEAM activity.
WANT TO GO? 718-661-1200. queenslibrary.org/branch/Flushing.

Chess Day: Giant Chess Set FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 12, 3:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch, 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Play chess with our giant size chess set. Bring a friend or a family member!
WANT TO GO? 718-225-8414. queenslibrary.org/branch/Douglaston/Little-Neck.

Friends of Lefrak City: Spellabration 2019 FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 14, 1:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - LeFrak City Branch, 98-30 57 Ave., Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Step into the spelling limelight and take home certificates, trophies, and medals, and bring laurels to your family and friends. 
WANT TO GO? 718-592-7677. queenslibrary.org/branch/Lefrak-City.

Constitution Day FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Sep. 17, 4:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Cambria Heights Branch, 218-13 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about and celebrate the Constitution of the United States of America. 
WANT TO GO? 718-528-3535. queenslibrary.org/branch/cambria-heights.

Civil War Living History at Fort Totten FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 29, 10:00am-4:00pm
WHERE: Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Fort Totten, Bayside, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Enter the camp of Company K of the 67th NY Infantry for a day of Civil War Living History at Fort Totten, where you can walk in the footsteps of Union soldiers and discover all aspects of life in the 1860s.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 718-352-1548. https://baysidehistorical.org/events-1/living-history-at-fort-totten.

Queens Open House FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 9:00am
WHERE: United Nations International School, 173-53 Croydon Road, Jamaica Estates, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Parents and guardians who are interested in applying for grades k through 8 for the 2020-21 academic year are invited to visit the Queens Campus, learn more about the curriculum and take a tour.
WANT TO GO? free. 7186586166. https://unis.org/.

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