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Things to Do with Kids in Queens this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids in Queens this Weekend

Plan your family's best weekend yet in Queens!


Enjoy these fun things to do this weekend with your kids in Queens. Start planning your weekend now with our robust list of the top things to do in Queens.


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NYC Winter Lantern Festival: Illuminate The Farm

WHEN: Nov. 25 - Jan. 23, Thursdays-Sundays, 4:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See a dazzling display of festive holiday lights and handmade lanterns in the shape of flowers, tractors, your favorite farm animals, and many many more. WANT TO GO? $24.99; $29.99 12/23-1/02; $16.99 ages 3-12.
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Screening: The Muppets

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 14, 3pm
WHERE: Museum of the Moving Image , 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Dir. James Bobin. 2011, 109 mins. 35mm. With Muppet performers Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson, Bill Barretta, Peter Linz, Matt Vogel, and David Rudman; Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper. It’s been just over ten years since the Muppets returned to the big screen with the story of their fictional return to the small screen. As the movie begins, Gary (Segel) and his Muppet-like brother Walter take a trip to Hollywood with Gary’s sweetheart Mary (Adams) and soon find themselves on a mission to reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways. Will they get everyone together in time for a telethon to save The Muppet Theatre from evil oil man Tex Richman (Cooper)? This was the first Muppet movie to win an Academy Award, with composer Bret McKenzie taking home the prize for Best Original Song for “Man or Muppet.”

WANT TO GO? $15; $11 senior and students; $9 youth (ages 3–17); free or discounted for members. 718-429-2579.
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Doggie Day Hike FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 15, 9-10:30am
WHERE: Alley Pond Adventure Course in Alley Pond Park, Little Neck Bay, L.I.E., Union Tpk, bet. Springfield Blvd, Douglaston Pkwy, Hanford St, Oakland Gardens, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Take a stroll through the forest with your four legged friend on this dog-friendly hike. Dogs are required to be on-leash.

WANT TO GO? 718-352-1769.
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Evening Tours

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 15, 6-8pm
WHERE: The Vander-Ende Onderdonk House , 1820 Flushing Ave., Glendale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House will be open for evening tours by candlelight on the 2nd Saturday of each month- December through March! On your guided tour you will learn about the history of the House, the families who lived there, and explore three floors of exhibits. 

WANT TO GO? $10; free for children younger than 12 and members. 718-456-1776.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Featuring Freedom Fighters FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 15, 12-1pm
WHERE: Queens Library, , , NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Children’s Library Discovery Center presents In Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The East Harlem Repertory Theater presents Freedom Fighters. Watch on WANT TO GO?
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Vander Ende-Onderdonk House Museum Tours

WHEN: Jan. 15 - Mar. 13, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5pm
WHERE: The Vander-Ende Onderdonk House , 1820 Flushing Ave., Glendale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience the architecture of NYC’s oldest Dutch stone house (c. 1709), discover the lives of the Vander Ende & Onderdonk Families, and learn about Ridgewood’s evolution from a rural farming community to a bustling industrial hub. WANT TO GO? $5; free for children younger than 12, members, and Veterans & Active Military. 718-456-1776.
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Looking for more events in your area? Search our comprehensive events calendar.

Whether you're looking for fun things to do with your kids right here in Queens or you're itching to get out of the city with a day trip to a nearby family-friendly destination, there’s lots to do this weekend with your family in the World's Borough, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more. Check out our picks for kids' activities in Queens—you're sure to find something to do that keeps the whole family happy and having fun! Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend in Queens with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly (virtual and in-person) events happening in and around your neighborhood, including family fun in Astoria, Floral Park, Flushing Meadows, Corona, Jamaica, Bayside, Woodside, Corona Park, Flushing, Long Island City, Fresh Meadows, Kew Gardens, and the Rockaways, and check out our calendar for hundreds of things to do each month! You can also find things to do around the area in our ManhattanBrooklynWestchesterRockland, and Long Island roundups.

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