Top Educational Activities for Kids in Queens in November

Top Educational Activities for Kids in Queens in November

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

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.

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. 
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/.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Weather the Weather
WHEN: Sep. 8 - Jan. 10, Weekdays, 9:30am–5:00pm; Weekends, 10:00am–6:00pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th Street, Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The weather is ever-present, often dramatic, and always uncontrollable. Submissions for this exhibition cover the topics of studying, understanding, and experiencing the weather.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission ($16 adults; $13 children ages 2-17). 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

The Art of the Brick
WHEN: Sep. 28 - Jan. 26, Weekdays, 9:30 am – 5 pm; Weekends, 10 am – 6 pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th Street, Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Museum visitors can experience the world's largest display of LEGO art during this special exhibition.
WANT TO GO? $7 per person, plus museum admission ($16 adults; $13 children, students & senior citizens). 7186990005. https://nysci.org/event/art-of-the-brick/.

Crazy 8s STEM Club FREE
WHEN: Oct. 8 - Dec. 3, Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Rochdale Village Branch, 169-09 137 Ave., Jamaica, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Kids in grades 3 through 5, join us for Rochdale's Crazy 8s STEM Club focusing on math, where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess.
WANT TO GO? 718-723-4440. queenslibrary.org/branch/Rochdale-Village.

STEAM Activities FREE
WHEN: Oct. 17 - Jun. 18, Thursdays, 3:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Astoria Branch, 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Long Island City, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: This program introduces children 6-11 years old to the amazing world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math through simple science experiments and related activities.
WANT TO GO? 718-278-2220. queenslibrary.org/branch/Astoria.

Free First Friday FREE
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 1, 10:00am-5:00pm
WHERE: Noguchi Museum, 32-37 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy free admission all day at the Museum. 
WANT TO GO? 718.204.7088. https://noguchi.org/.

It's Rocket Science STEAM Workshop for Children FREE
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 1, 4:15-5:15pm
WHERE: Queens Library: Baisley Park Branch, 117-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: An interactive workshop for ages 7-12 that explores rocketry basics and scientific concepts such as Newton’s laws of motion through various crafts and activities. Preregistration required.
WANT TO GO? 718-529-1590. queenslibrary.org/branch/Baisley-Park.

Static Shock: It’s Electric!
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 2, 10:30-11:30 am
WHERE: Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Avenue, Kingsland Homestead, Flushing, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Learn all about the wonders of static electricity. Kids will get to perform a series of mini-experiments to put this phenomenon to test!
WANT TO GO? $10 per child; FREE for adults/guardians . 718-939-0647. https://queenshistoricalsociety.org/events/static-shock-its-electric/.

City of Science FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 3, 10am-4pm
WHERE: York College, Health/Physical Education Complex: 160-02 Liberty Avenue, Jamaica, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Interact with robots, conduct experiments, defy gravity, and more! 
WANT TO GO? 212-348-1400. https://worldsciencefestival.com/education/city-of-science/.

Robotics For Families FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 9, 11:00am-1:00pm
WHERE: Queensbridge Park, Queensboro Bridge, 41 Rd., 40 Ave. bet. The East River, Vernon Blvd., and 21 St., Queens, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Families will explore the world of junior robotics through making with Legos, BBC Micro:bit, and crafts materials. For ages 7-14. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? https://nycgovparks.org/parks/queensbridgepark.

Free Poetry Writing Class for Kids: How to Haiku FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 9, 1:00-2:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library at Jackson Heights, 35-51 81st Street, Jackson Heights, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: In this workshop, you will learn the ins and outs of haiku form, read a few examples of how it's been done from Ancient Japan to modern New York City, and craft a handful of haikus of your own!
WANT TO GO? FREE. 7188992500. https://newtownliterary.org/writingclassesforkids.

Discover Exoplanets! FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 9, 11:00am-3:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The whole family can jump on board to blast off to the far reaches of the universe to explore this traveling exhibit. Plus, the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum and the Discovery Team will have a stellar array of space-related activities. 
WANT TO GO? 718-990-0778. queenslibrary.org/branch/Central-Library.

Girls Who Code FREE
WHEN: Nov. 12 - Dec. 17, Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Corona Branch, 38-23 104 St., Corona, NY
AGES:
WHAT: A free program for girls in grades 3-5, where kids can learn computer science and talk about female role models in science and technology.
WANT TO GO? 718-426-2844. queenslibrary.org/branch/Corona.

Queens Open House FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6:00pm
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 are invited to visit the Queens Campus to learn more about the curriculum and take a tour.
WANT TO GO? 7186586166. https://unis.org/.

A Day of Magic FREE
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 18, 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Ozone Park Branch, 92-24 Rockaway Boulevard, Ozone Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn some card tricks, tarot cards, and more.
WANT TO GO? 7188453127.

STEM: Marbles and Momentum FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 3:00-3:45pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch, 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Children ages 5 to 9 are welcome to join in a momentum-themed STEM program.
WANT TO GO? 718-225-8414. queenslibrary.org/branch/Douglaston/Little-Neck.

The Matinicocks: The Forgotten People Of Northeastern Queens FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch, 121-23 14 Ave., College Point, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the history and culture of these ancient people who are still here today, examine a real Indian arrowhead, and create a Native American-themed craft to take home.
WANT TO GO? 718-359-1102. queenslibrary.org/branch/Poppenhusen.

Native American Picture Stories FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 4:00-5:15pm
WHERE: Queens Library: Baisley Park Branch, 117-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Children ages 7-12 will learn how the Native Americans communicated with other tribes.
WANT TO GO? 718-529-1590. queenslibrary.org/branch/Baisley-Park.

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