Story Time for Kids and Families in Queens this October

Story Time for Kids and Families in Queens this October

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Attend a local story hour in Queens for kids and turn the pages of their imaginations! This October, enjoy a reading of Mother Goose, a performance by The Happy Hedgehog Band, and afternoon crafting.

'Otto’s Special Pumpkin' - Animated Storytime FREE
WHEN: Sep. 16 - Oct. 31, daily, 8am-6pm
WHERE: Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The story explores Otto’s relationship with friends Spider and Bat and the importance of respecting each other’s differences. Please bring donations of non-perishable food items for Long Island Cares.
WANT TO GO? 516-334-0066. hicksnurseries.com.

Moon Festival Tea Party and Storytime FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 3:15pm
WHERE: Queensboro Hill Library, 60-05 Main St., Flushing, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Participants will read How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea by Kate Hosford, and The Queen is Coming to Tea by Linda Ravin Lodding. Enjoy different types of tea and snacks—tiaras optional!
WANT TO GO? 718-359-8332. queenslibrary.org.

Storytime & Craft
WHEN: Oct. 14 - 21, Saturdays, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Parents can bring their little nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically themed craft activity.
WANT TO GO? $6; $4 seniors and students with ID; $2 children ages 4-12; free for children younger than 4. 718-886-3800. queensbotanical.org.

'Playing Catch with Strangers' FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2pm
WHERE: Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This memoir celebrates Bob Brody’s life in NYC, with special emphasis on the borough of Queens that he’s called home since 1977, where he learned, by trial and error, to be a good husband, a good father, and to finally become a mature adult.
WANT TO GO? 917-446-7775. playingcatchwithstrangers.com.

Pajama Story Time: Haunted Habitats
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 27, 5:30-8pm
WHERE: Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: 5-12, Adult
WHAT: Enjoy a spooktacular evening exploring the haunted habitat and make a fun batty craft. After some cookies and milk end the evening, listening to a spooky animal story.
WANT TO GO? $35. 718-271-1500. queenszoo.com.

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