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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.


*Be sure to call venues ahead of time to make sure events are still happening in the wake of coronavirus concerns.* 

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.

Editor's Picks for This Weekend

TULIP FEST 2021

WHEN: May. 8 - 30, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate Tulipfest weekends at Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market, with the baby animals!  Visit the tulip field to pick and take home flowers, at the only u-pick tulip field on the East End of Long Island! Enjoy photo ops amid a gorgeous array of breathtaking tulips, perfect for family photos. 

WANT TO GO? $9.95; Tulips are $1 per stem or $10/12 stems. . 631-722-8777.
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Animal Tales: Planting a Rainbow

WHEN: Saturday, May. 15, 1:30-2:45pm
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Celebrate May flowers at APEC!  Share Lois Ehlert’s colorful book Planting a Rainbow and observe two cuddly animal guests. The class will also include a fun flower matching activity and children will plant flowers to take home. Limited to 6 parent/child pairs. ONE adult per child. Masks must be worn by all adults and children for the entire program.

WANT TO GO? $25 (includes one adult and one child). 718-229-4000.
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NYC Regional Environmental Education Team: Fishing at the Gantries! FREE

WHEN: May. 15 - Jun. 5, Saturdays, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Gantry Plaza State Park - Pier 4, 4-09 47th Road , intersection of Center Blvd and 50th Ave, Long Island City, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn the basics of catch-and-release rod and reel fishing and help collect valuable fish and water quality data. WANT TO GO? 718-482-6404.
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Birding: Hawk Watch FREE

WHEN: Saturday, May. 15, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 111th Street to Van Wyck, Flushing-Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Bring your own binoculars to enhance your experience.

WANT TO GO? 718-846-2731.
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5TH ANNUAL HORSESHOE CRAB FESTIVAL FREE

WHEN: Saturday, May. 15, Session 1, 11:30am-12pm; Session 2, 12-12:30pm; Session 3, 12:30-1pm
WHERE: Broad Channel American Park, W 2nd Road, Broad Channel, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate the annual arrival of the 400-million-year-old Atlantic Horseshoe Crab with this activity-filled and information-packed webinar or in person event. During the full and new moons of May and June, female horseshoe crabs lay billions of eggs at the high tide line. At the same time, thousands of migrating shorebirds arrive to feed on the eggs, regaining the bodyweight they've lost during their long journey north. During this virtual festival you’ll see experts handle live horseshoe crabs and learn about their important ecological and medicinal values. You can also participate in our many family-friendly activities and expert talks. Registration required. Limited to 500. Free. Webinar details will be emailed out to those who have registered prior to the program.

A limited number of people will be able to join the event in person at Broad Channel American Park to learn about Horseshoe Crabs. Registration required for an in-person time slot. Use the link at the top of the webpage to register for the virtual festival or click on the time slot to register to be there in person. 

Photo credit: Camilla Cerea

WANT TO GO? 212-691-7483.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Let's Make Slime

WHEN: Apr. 24 - May. 29, 2pm and 4pm
WHERE: Bee's Arts and Crafts Studio at The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Kids will pick their own colors and cents and then mix it themselves to create slime from scratch! Ages 3-15.  WANT TO GO? $20. 347-682-9924.
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