Family Activities in Queens This Weekend

Family Activities in Queens This Weekend


Plan your best weekend yet in Queens, NY.

Weekends are the best to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a huge outing or are staying close to home. There’s lots to do this weekend, Aug. 17-19, with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend in New York with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly events happening in and around your neighborhood. Check out our picks for kids' activities in Queens. Also see our guides for weekend fun in Brooklyn, ManhattanNassau and Suffolk counties, and Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen counties.


FREE End-of-Summer Festival
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 24, 3pm
WHERE: Poppenhusen Library, 121-23 14 Ave., College Point
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading program! There will be contests, races, and more for all ages; children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
WANT TO GO? 718-359-1102.


Arthur Ashe Kids' Day
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 25, Grounds open at 9:30am, events go on all day
WHERE: USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park Road, Flushing
WHAT: The family day precursor to the US Open, will be jam-packed with interactive games, facepainting, storytelling, and performances (TBA).
WANT TO GO? $10 and up. 718-760-6200.


FREE Family Movie: 'School of Rock'
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 25, 1pm
WHERE: Brairwood Library, 85-12 Main St., Briarwood
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Overly enthusiastic guitarist Dewey Finn (Jack Black) poses as a substitute music teacher at an elite private elementary school where he exposes his students to the rock gods he idolizes and emulates (2003, PG-13).
WANT TO GO? 718-658-1680.


Elephant & Piggie's 'We Are in a Play!'
WHEN: Aug. 22-31, See website for select times; no performances Aug. 26-27
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
WHAT: Elephant and Piggie storm the stage in a rollicking musical romp filled with plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense perfect for young audiences.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Carefully cautious Gerald and spirited playful Piggie share a day where anything is possible in an imaginative exploration of the meaning of friendship.
WANT TO GO? $9 with museum admission: $13; free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800.


Winged Jewels of the Forest: Images of Birds in the Surrounding Hudson Valley
WHEN: Aug. 4- Oct. 28, 9:30am–5pm Monday–Friday; 10am–6pm Saturday-Sunday
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona
WHAT: This exhibition features photographs of birds from Rockefeller State Park Preserve and highlights the diversity of the birds found there.
WANT TO GO? $16, $13 children, students, and senior citizens. 718-699-0005.


FREE Dance At Socrates Presents: Norte Maar
WHEN: Aug. 11-25, Saturdays, 4pm
WHERE: Socrates Sculpture Park, 35-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City
WHAT: Internationally recognized for its large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations, Socrates partners with Norte Maar, renowned for its cross-disciplinary collaborative projects, to present this choreographic residency in the park dedicated to the creation and presentation of dance.
WANT TO GO? 718-956-1819.



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