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 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 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 21, 8am
WHERE: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 11101 Corona Ave., Flushing
WHAT: This noncompetitive, 3-mile walk raises money to fund innovative research, information, and support for those affected by breast cancer.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's a celebration of survivors and opportunity to remember loved-ones lost.
WANT TO GO? 800-227-2345.


Puppetry for Parents: Using Puppets in the Home to Make Meaningful Connections
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 19, 5-8pm
WHERE: Socrates Sculpture Park, 35-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Participants will learn the basics of performance, technique, and ways to utilize puppets within the home to build emotional connections.
WANT TO GO? $20. 718-956-1819.


South American Mash-Up: Inkhay and Río Mira
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 19, 7pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: A mash-up of South American musical traditions that celebrates the Indigenous music of Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru.
WANT TO GO? $16; $10 students; free for teens. 718-463-7700.


Carbon Sponge Season Wrap-Up
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 20, 1-2:30 pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona
WHAT: Participants learn about the museum’s carbon sponge project, which monitors the amount of carbon in the soil of garden beds.
WANT TO GO? $16; $13 children, students, and seniors. 718-699-0005.


Andean Music Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 20, 11:30am
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Join Pepe Santana for a workshop on Andean Culture and instrument-making.
WANT TO GO? $25; free for teens. 718-463-7700.


FREE Broadway - From Back Row to Backstage
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 21, 2pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Brian Stoll will discuss all things Broadway including the history and importance of the Playbill, as well as several money-saving tips.
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330.


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