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The Best Family-Friendly Things to Do with Your Kids in Queens this Weekend

The Best Family-Friendly Things to Do with Your Kids in Queens this Weekend

Plan your family's best weekend yet in Queens!

If you're like us, weekends are the best because you get to spend quality time with your kids, whether you're itching to get out of the city with a day trip to a nearby family-friendly destination or you're looking for fun things to do with your kids right here in Queens. 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 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.

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FREE Rabbit/Earth Day Arts & Crafts Project
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 3:30-4:15pm
WHERE: Queens Library: Briarwood Branch, 85-12 Main St., Briarwood
AGES: All
WHAT: Create a special project for Earth Day.
WANT TO GO? 718-658-1680. queenslibrary.org/branch/Briarwood.

FREE Craftin’ Around
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library, Court Square Branch, 25-01 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
AGES: 12 and younger
WHAT: Join for seasonal and holiday-themed crafts for children ages 4 and older. This month there will be an Earth Day craft.
WANT TO GO?
718-937-2790. http://www.queenslibrary.org/branch/court-square?filters=ev_loc:97100000.

Global Mashup 4: Bluegrass Meets Cuba
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 7pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Square dance with bluegrass and dance to Afro-Cuban rhythms.
WANT TO GO? $16; $10 members and students; free for teens. 718-463-7700. flushingtownhall.org.

FREE Annual Egg Hunt and Festival
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Boulevard at 48th Avenue, Long Island City
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: There will be three hunts for separate age groups.
WANT TO GO? 718-361-2922. queenseasterfestival.com/lic.

FREE Rosedale Spell-A-Thon
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 1-4pm
WHERE: Queens Library- Rosedale Branch, 144-20 243 St., Rosedale
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Children are invited to explore their spelling talents.
WANT TO GO? 718-528-8490. queenslibrary.org/branch/Rosedale.

FREE Annual Egg Hunt and Festival
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Queensbridge Park, 41 Road and 40 Avenue, Queens
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Celebrate Easter with some holiday fun!
WANT TO GO? queenseasterfestival.com/queensbridge.

FREE Earth Day - Community Day of Service
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Astoria Park, 19 Street and Astoria Park South, Astoria
AGES: All
WHAT: Expect live music, local artists, raffles, and crafts at a service-themed Earth Day event.
WANT TO GO? 646-404-4103. nycgovparks.org/parks/astoria-park.

Barnyard Egg Hunt
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet Whiskers the Bunny and enjoy egg hunts, tossing and rolling games, visiting farm animals, a hayride, and food vendors.
WANT TO GO? $10; FREE for members. 718-347-3276. queensfarm.org.

Compost Crafts: Summer Veggie Starts
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2-4pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: See how compost can be used in potting mixes and take home a compostable pot with veggie seeds.
WANT TO GO? $6; $4 seniors; $2 children ages 4-12; free for children younger than 3. 718-886-3800. queensbotanical.org.

Family Easter Brunch with Easter Bunny Photos
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Katch Astoria , 31-19 Newtown Ave., Queens
AGES: All
WHAT: The Easter Bunny will hop in for some photo ops and light refreshments.
WANT TO GO? $25 at the door; $18 if ordering brunch . 718-777-2230. katchastoria.com.

Easter Eggstravaganza
WHEN: April 20-21, TBD
WHERE: Queens Zoo, 3-51 111th Street , Corona
AGES: All
WHAT: In addition to an egg hunt, there will be crafts, interactive stations, photos with the Easter bunny, and fun for the whole family. Pre-registration and early ticket sales will be available online starting April 1.
WANT TO GO? $9.95; $6.95 children ages 3-12; free for children 2 and younger. 800-433-4149. queenszoo.com.

Sky-High: Building Sculptures
WHEN: March 30-April 21: select weekends, 10:30-11:45am
WHERE: Noguchi Museum, 32-37 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City
AGES: 2-4
WHAT: Learn strategies for engaging your child during museum visits while exploring art materials and Noguchi Museum galleries as a family. Space is limited and reservations are required.
WANT TO GO? $10 per family. 718-204-7088. noguchi.org.

Green Meadows Easter Egg Hunt
WHEN: April 13-22, select weekends, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Alley Park, 67 Avenue and 230 Street, Bayside
AGES: All
WHAT: Take photos with Whiskers the Easter Bunny, and enjoy the Hay Wagon Slide, Giant Corn Box, and Fun House.
WHY WE LOVE IT: For a small fee kids can enjoy pony rides and a petting zoo.
WANT TO GO? $9. nycgovparks.org.

Spring Adventures
WHEN: April 19-26, 9:00am-3:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge, 23-10 41st Ave , Long Island City
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: We'll keep your kid engaged all day long with a roster of climbing challenges, arts and crafts, team building exercises and more. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $129. (718) 482-7078. https://brooklynboulders.com/queensbridge/adventures/.

FREE Game Day
WHEN: March 1- April 26, Fridays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Queens Village Library, 94-11 217 St., Queens Village
AGES: All
WHAT: Children of all ages are welcome to join game day for some board game fun.
WANT TO GO? 718-776-6800. queenslibrary.org.

Elephant & Piggie's 'We Are in a Play!' 
WHEN: March 5- April 26, various times
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City 
AGES: 3-17 
WHAT: Elephant and Piggie storm the stage in a musical filled with plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense. 
WANT TO GO? $7 members; $9 non-members; $12 theater only tickets. 516-224-5828. licm.org. 

FREE LEGO Robotics Club
WHEN: April 6-27, Saturdays, 2-3pm
WHERE: Queens Library- McGoldrick branch, 155-06 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Kids and teens will learn how to code control their own robot to walk, talk, drive, grab, and spin.
WANT TO GO? 718-461-1616. queenslibrary.org/branch/McGoldrick.

FREE Music Appreciation for Kids
WHEN: April 13-27, select Saturdays, 1-1:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library- McGoldrick branch, 155-06 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing
AGES: All
WHAT: Listen to classical music and discuss the lives of the composers.
WANT TO GO? 718-461-1616. queenslibrary.org/branch/McGoldrick.

FREE Cinema Saturdays
WHEN: April 6-27, Saturdays, 2:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Movies include Mary Poppins Returns and A Dog’s Way Home.
WANT TO GO? 718-268-7934. queenslibrary.org.

FREE Saturday Storytime
WHEN: March 2- April 27, Saturdays, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: Queens Library - Windsor Park Branch, 79-50 Bell Blvd., Bayside
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and finger plays.
WANT TO GO? 718-468-8300. queenslibrary.org/branch/Windsor-Park.

FREE Playdate for Infants and Toddlers
WHEN: March 2- April 27, Saturdays, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Howard Beach Branch, 92-06 156 Ave., Howard Beach
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Enjoy early development fun and socialization for babies using books and toys.
WANT TO GO? 718-641-7086. queenslibrary.org/branch/Howard-Beach.

FREE Lego Hour
WHEN: March 2- April 27, Saturdays, 3-4pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch, 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Get your Lego on!
WANT TO GO? 718-849-1010. queenslibrary.org.

Little Makers: Sink and Float
WHEN: April 21-28, Sundays, 10:30am-12:15pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Kids can explore buoyancy by testing whether everyday objects sink or float and building creations to test.
WANT TO GO? $6 per child, plus admission: $16; $13 children, students, and senior citizens. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

'SNAP'
WHEN: April 12-28, see website for times
WHERE: The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St., Midtown
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Playing with space and time this ensemble of South Korean illusionists will boggle minds!
WHY WE LOVE IT: With impressive visual effects, Chaplin-esque comedy, and a running time of 70 minutes, this is an ideal family show.
WANT TO GO? $17 and up. 646-223-3010. newvictory.org.

Tell Me Again: Stories We Share
WHEN: April 14-28, select weekends, 10:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Noguchi Museum, 32-37 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Work together or individually to make your own works of art.
WANT TO GO? $10 per family. 718-204-7088. noguchi.org.

FREE JCAL Black History Month Presents: Emmett Wigglesworth “Jazz...Rhythm & Blues...Gospel Music..to make you see….with written notes from a trip around the world.”
WHEN: Feb. 15- April 30, 10:00am-6:00pm
WHERE: Jamaica Arts Center (JAC), 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica
AGES: All
WHAT: CAL invites you to experience a world of music through Emmett Wigglesworth's lens in this jazz and blue series.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 7186587400. https://jcal.org/blackhistorymonth.

New Traveling Exhibit- Sonic Sensation 
WHEN: Jan. 26- May 5, Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City 
AGES: All 
WHAT:  Visitors will experience the sonic world through 14 interactive learning stations to discover key listening skills. 
WANT TO GO? $14; $13 seniors; free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org. 

Bionic Me 
WHEN: Feb. 11- May 5, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona 
AGES: All 
WHAT: This exhibition explores the imedical and industrial breakthroughs that have enhanced the human experience. 
WANT TO GO? $16; $13 children, students, and senior citizens. 718-699-0005. nysci.org. 

FREE Toddler Learning Center
WHEN: April 12- May 10, Fridays, 10:30-11:45am
WHERE: Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Parents learn about nutrition, speech development, early literacy, and other parenting topics, while their toddlers play and socialize.
WANT TO GO? 718-268-7934. queenslibrary.org.

FREE Bird Walk with NYC Audubon
WHEN: April 7- May 18, dates vary, 9:30-10:30am
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing
AGES: All
WHAT: Identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides birds with water, shelter, and food.
WANT TO GO? 718-886-3800. queensbotanical.org.

 

Color In Milk
WHEN: April 6- May 18, Hands-on activities at 2:30-3:45pm; Coding at 3:45-5:00pm
WHERE: PYE Education Center, 4132 75th St , Queens
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: These free coding classes for kids feauture fun and interactive lessons and activities taught by high school students.
WANT TO GO? FREE (but if students need materials they pay a one-time fee of $17). 7185651846. https://colorinmilk.org.

APEC Adventure Time: Crickets & Caterpillars
WHEN: March 19- May 19, 2:30-3:45pm
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Enjoy an up-close look at crickets and caterpillars and learn about springtime critters. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $18. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.

Zumbini Spring Jam Session
WHEN: April 9- May 28, 10:30-11:15 am
WHERE: New York Black Belt Center, 216-03 Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Sing, dance, and play as you bond with your little one and make new friends!
WANT TO GO? $15 for trial class. 9178739080. https://zumbini.com/instructor/Johanna-C./2804.

DreamWorks Trolls The Experience 
WHEN: Nov. 15 - May 31, Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-8pm
WHERE: 218 W. 57th St., 218 W. 57th St., Midtown 
AGES: 3-12 
WHAT: Guided by a rainbow path, visitors will sing, dance, hug, and celebrate alongside DreamWorks Trolls. 
WANT TO GO? $40. 800-844-3545. trollstheexperience.com. 

FREE Youth Book Creation Workshop with Libro Abierto/Open Book
WHEN: April 6- June 1, select Saturdays, 1-2pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Corona Branch, 38-23 104 St., Corona
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Visual artists and poets introduce students to creative exercises to be bound into a book.
WANT TO GO? 718-426-2844. queenslibrary.org/branch/Corona.

FREE NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park
WHEN: Through June 1: Saturdays, 9am
WHERE: Astoria Park Track, 19th Street and Astoria Park South, Astoria
AGES: All
WHAT: Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.
WANT TO GO? 212-360-3300. nycgovparks.org.

FREE Open Art Studio for Young Adults with Autism
WHEN: Through June 2: Select Sundays, 12-12:45pm, see website
WHERE: Queens Museum, 111-01 Corona Ave., Flushing
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Participants work on projects of their choosing with mentors, encouraging exploration and expression.
WANT TO GO? 718-592-9700. Queensmuseum.org.

FREE Circle of Friends for Autistic Children
WHEN: Through June 21: 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Astoria Branch, 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Long Island City
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Discover the wonders of science doing simple experiments, develop social skills, and have fun playing games.
WANT TO GO? 718-278-2220. queenslibrary.org.

FREE Babies and Books
WHEN: April 12- June 28, Fridays, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Queens Library- Seaside Branch, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Park
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Enjoy board books, nurture preliteracy skills, and meet up with other caregivers!
WANT TO GO? 718-634-1876. queenslibrary.org.

FREE Kids’ Film
WHEN: Through June 28: Fridays, 4-5:45pm
WHERE: Queens Library, South Hollis Branch, 204-01 Hollis Ave., South Hollis
AGES: All
WHAT: We will show a children's film or family film, a genre that contains children or relates to them in the context of home and family.
WANT TO GO? 718-465-6779. queenslibrary.org/branch/South-Hollis.

FREE Wii Games
WHEN: Through June 28: Fridays, 4-5pm
WHERE: Queens Library, Poppenhusen Branch, 121-23 14 Ave., College Point
AGES: All
WHAT: Come race your wheels off, battle your heart out, and dance your socks off with Wii games at the library every Monday! We have sports games, dancing games, racing games, and more! No registration or experience necessary. A parent or guardian must accompany children under age 8.
WANT TO GO? 718-359-1102. queenslibrary.org/branch/Poppenhusen.

Mornings @ MoMI
WHEN: Through June 29: first and last Saturday of the month, 9:30am
WHERE: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.,  Astoria
AGES: All
WHAT: Join us on the first and last Saturdays of each month for exclusive Museum access for families (before doors open to the general public). Visitors of all ages can explore the exhibitions and participate in art making projects, facilitated by Museum educators with a different theme each month.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for children younger than 3.

FREE Coloring Time
WHEN: Through June 29: Saturdays, 3-4pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch, 121-23 14 Ave., College Point 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Relax and make new friends while having fun with family coloring time. 
WANT TO GO? 718-359-1102. queenslibrary.org.

FREE Ping Pong Club
WHEN: Through June 29: Saturdays, 2-4pm
WHERE: Queens Library - South Hollis Branch, 204-01 Hollis Ave., South Hollis
AGES: All
WHAT: Challenge friends to ping pong every Saturday afternoon.
WANT TO GO? 718-465-6779. queenslibrary.org.

FREE Family Movie
WHEN: Through June 29: Saturdays, 2:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Woodside Branch, 54-22 Skillman Ave., Woodside
AGES: All
WHAT: Head to the library for a family-friendly movie.
WANT TO GO? 718-429-4700. queenslibrary.org.

Museum Exhibition: Flowering Trees in Victorian Richmond Hill
WHEN: April 6- June 30, Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 1:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Voelker Orth Museum , 149-19 38th Ave , Flushing
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: View Irene Buszko's paintings of her Queens neighborhood.
WANT TO GO? $2 Suggested Admission. 7183596227. https://facebook.com/events/352193048720413/.

'Flight of the Butterflies 3D'
WHEN: Through June 30: daily, 11am and 1pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona
AGES: 8 and older
WHAT: The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known. Follow the monarchs’ perilous journey and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, with breathtaking cinematography from an award winning team including Oscar® winner Peter Parks. Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist’s 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway. Unravel the mysteries and experience the Flight of the Butterflies in 3D.
WANT TO GO? $6; $5 children, students, and seniors; plus museum admission: $22; $18 seniors, students, and children ages 2-17. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

'Planet Power 3-D' 
WHEN: Nov. 12 - June 30, daily, 1-3pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Planet Power 3D explores the history of electricity – from the first spark created by man’s hand to today’s industrial power plants.  
WANT TO GO? $6; $5 children, students, and seniors (with NYSCI admission); $4 members. 718-699-0005. nysci.org. 

Moving Image Studio
WHEN: April 6- Sept. 1, Weekends, 11am-4pm (no session April 7)
WHERE: Museum of the Moving Image , 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Experiment with puppet making and animation inspired by The Jim Henson Exhibition.
WANT TO GO? $15; $11 seniors; $9 children ages 3-17; free for children younger than 3. 718-429-2579. movingimage.us.

'Backyard Wilderness' 3-D
WHEN: Through Sept. 30: daily, 11am and 2pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses – in our own backyards. 
WANT TO GO? $6; $5 children, students, and seniors (with NYSCI admission); $4 members. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

FREE Toddler Time
WHEN: Through Nov. 29: Monday, 12-12:30pm; Wednesday, 11-11:30am; and Friday, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Queens Library - Mitchell-Linden Branch, 31-32 Union St., Flushing
AGES: 6 months to 3 years
WHAT: Join Mrs. H for songs, finger plays, and simple picture books for toddlers. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
WANT TO GO? 718-539-2330. queenslibrary.org.

FREE Nail Polish Workshop
WHEN: Through Dec. 27: Fridays, 5-5:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Ridgewood Branch, 20-12 Madison St., Ridgewood 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Design and polish your own nails or have them done for you. All supplies provided. 
WANT TO GO? 718-821-4770. queenslibrary.org.

'Guess What' - The Family-Friendly Stand Up Comedy Show
WHEN: April 20- March 21, 2020, Third Saturdays, 12:30pm
WHERE: The Creek & The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
AGES: All
WHAT: The show is hosted by an 11-year-old and her dad.
WANT TO GO? $10. 718-706-8783. creeklic.com.

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

Sea Lion Feeding
WHEN: Jan. 15-31, 2020, daily, 11:15am, 2pm, and 4pm
WHERE: Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th St., Corona
AGES: All
WHAT: See the sea lions get their meals and maybe do a trick or two!
WANT TO GO? $9.95; $7.95 seniors ages 65 and older; $6.95 children ages 3-12; FREE for children 2 and younger. 718-271-1500. Queenszoo.com.

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