30 Fun Things to Do in Queens this August

Find the top things to do this month with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

Our list of fun things to do with kids in Queens this August includes low-cost family concerts, festivals, and more in Corona, Douglaston, Flushing, Glendale, Long Island City, Queensbridge, Woodhaven, and throughout the borough.


outdoor movie screeningOutdoor Movies

Throughout Queens

It's still summertime, and the lineup of outdoor entertainment continues. Check out our roundup of outdoor movies to find where you can spread your blanket, settle in, and watch a free flick in the open summer air. FREE!


darlene graham and the shades of green bandDarlene Graham in Concert

Alley Pond Park, Douglaston
Aug. 2

At A Morning of Music with Darlene Graham, kids and families can sing and move to Graham’s original and traditional songs about playing together, sunny days, going to the beach, dancing, popping bubbles, and just having fun. Bring a blanket or low chair. FREE!


forest park carouselAn Evening Carousel Ride to End Alzheimer’s

The Forest Park Carousel, Woodhaven
Aug. 9

For many of us, carousels evoke positive childhood memories. The whirling lights, flashing colors, piping organ music, and galloping horses remind us of a simpler time. Families can create new memories during An Evening Carousel Ride to End Alzheimer’s, which raises money for the programs and services provided by the Alzheimer’s Association NYC Chapter.


hong kong dragon boat festivalHong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing
Aug. 10-11

A multicultural celebration and sporting event including music, dance, ethnic foods, martial arts demonstrations, and more, the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is the largest multicultural festival in the state and the largest festival of its kind in the U.S. The festival continues the age-old tradition of dragon boat racing in colorful, custom-made teak boats, which are virtual works of art gliding on water. With more than 170 well-trained teams, including more than 2,000 participants from across the U.S. and Canada, this year’s festival is expected to be notable in its scale and fierce competition. FREE!


mario the magicianMario the Magician

Lefrak City Library, Corona
Aug. 12

The former governor isn’t the only Mario to make magic in Queens. Inspired by Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and vaudeville-style theatre, Mario the Magician presents a one-of-a-kind, inventive, and lively performance. His talent, ingenuity, and flawless showmanship fuel this performance that is at once ridiculously silly and meticulously crafted. FREE!


amish outlawsConcert on the Green: Amish Outlaws

The Shops at Atlas Park, Glendale
Aug. 13

Three out of the six members of the Amish Outlaws were born and raised with a strict Amish upbringing. No electricity from land lines, no alcohol, no musical instruments…you get the idea. But their spirits were too wild for the Amish lifestyle. At Concert on the Green: Amish Outlaws, you can expect to see six men in full Amish garb releasing all of their pent-up energy with an infectious joy. The Outlaws constantly surprise the audience and keep them guessing as to what they could possibly play next. FREE!


dirty sock funtime bandDirty Sock Fun Time Band

Queensbridge Park, Queensbridge
Aug. 15

Find out why kids, parents, and critics alike are falling in love with first real rock band just for kids. Get ready for some sock-rocking fun when the Dirty Sock Fun Time Band rocks into town. FREE!


alley pond environmental centerYoung Discoverers: Watching Weather

Alley Pond Environmental Center, Douglaston
Aug. 24

At Young Discoverers: Watching Weather, kids ages 8-12 will get hands-on experience studying the weather and creating their own weather instruments from household materials.


music class for kidsMusic Classes ABC Do-Re-ME

Queensview Apartments, Long Island City
Tuesdays in August

At ABC Do-Re-ME, kids and parents can dance, play instruments, and sing along to everything from nursery rhymes to The Beatles. These entertaining and educational classes are the perfect way to introduce young kids to music in a fun and interactive way. Classes include: Boogey Baby for babies including newborns, and Musical Playdate or Musical Stories for toddlers and preschoolers up to 6 years.


More Fun

It's still summer! Visit a nearby beach

Head to a miniature golf course for some friendly family competition

Search for more fun family activities in our full calendar of events