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Things for Kids To Do During Spring Break in Queens

Things for Kids To Do During Spring Break in Queens

Wondering what to do with your kids from April 19–28? We've gathered all the Brooklyn events in our inventory to make sure you can find something fun for the whole family, no matter what you're looking for.

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

FREE Easter Egg Hunt
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 3:30-6pm
WHERE: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center in J. Hood Wright Park, 351 Fort Washington Ave., Washington Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: Try out arts and crafts, egg-on-the-spoon races, sack races, and the grand Easter Egg Hunt.
WANT TO GO? 212-927-1514. nycgovparks.org.

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.

TNF's Easter Egg Hunt and Bunny Fun
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 9:30am-2:30pm
WHERE: Sakura Park, West 122nd Street and Riverside Drive, Morningside Heights
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Do the hokey pokey, get bunny ears and a basket, hunt for eggs, and meet the Easter Bunny.
WANT TO GO? $30 per child. 917-830- 6485. tnfnyc.com.

Annual Egg Hunt
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 10am
WHERE: New York City Fire Museum, 278 Spring St., Soho
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Go on a hunt and take a picture with FDNY's mascot, Hot Dog, and EMS' mascot, Siren.
WANT TO GO? $15. 415-394-6500. trumphotelcollection.com.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Funny Bunny Ears
WHEN: April 20-21, 1-2:45pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Make a fun bunny ear craft.
WANT TO GO? $14 children and adults; $11 seniors; $11 visitors with disabilities; free for children ages 1 and younger . 212-721-1223. cmom.org.

The Amazing Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
WHEN: Sunday, April 21, 2-5pm, 1:30pm registration
WHERE: Slattery's Midtown Pub, 8 E. 36th St., Midtown
AGES: All
WHAT: A series of clues leads you around the city performing physical and mental challenges along the way.
WANT TO GO? $25. 718-344-8962. slatterysmidtownpub.com.

Earth Day: Earthly Legends
WHEN: Monday, April 22, 6-8pm
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a walk through trails looking for wildlife, then gather round a fire to hear legends of our planet’s beginning.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A craft and snacks are included!
WANT TO GO? $3. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.

FREE Earth Day Movie: 'Arctic Tale'
WHEN: Monday, April 22, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Court Square Branch, 25-01 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
AGES: All
WHAT: This nature study is about a polar bear and walrus and the challenges they face growing up in the North Pole.
WANT TO GO? 718-937-2790. queenslibrary.org/branch/court-square.

Passover Seder
WHEN: Monday, April 22, 5-9pm
WHERE: La Baraka Restaurant, 255-09 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Passover with a Humanistic Haggadah and seder meal.
WANT TO GO? prices vary. 718-428-1461. labarakarest.com.

FREE Earth Day Craft
WHEN: Monday, April 22, 2-3pm
WHERE: Hollis Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave., Hollis
AGES: All
WHAT: Have fun with an Earth Day craft!
WANT TO GO? 718-465-7355. queenslibrary.org.

FREE Celebrate Earth Day with Up-cycled Crafts
WHEN: Monday, April 22, 3-4:30pm
WHERE: Glen Oaks Library, 256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks
AGES: All
WHAT: Make flowers and other crafts using recycled materials.
WANT TO GO? 718-831-8636. queenslibrary.org.

Pet CPR & First Aid
WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 4-8pm
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Learn lifesaving skills needed to save your pet in an emergency.
WANT TO GO? $65. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.

FREE Family Movie: 'Charlotte's Web'
WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 2-4pm
WHERE: Glen Oaks Library, 256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a family screening of Charlotte's Web.
WANT TO GO? 718-831-8636. queenslibrary.org.

FREE Toddler Craft
WHEN: March 6- April 24, Wednesdays, 11:30am-12pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Queens Village Branch, 94-11 217 St., Queens Village
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Children and their parents and caregivers are welcome to make a craft.
WANT TO GO? queenslibrary.org/branch/Queens-Village.

FREE Picture Book/Storytime
WHEN: March 6- April 24, Wednesdays, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Rosedale Branch, 144-20 243 St., Rosedale
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy a picture book reading, interlaced with music, finger plays, dancing, and arts and crafts.
WANT TO GO? 718-528-8490. queenslibrary.org/branch/Rosedale.

FREE Mommy or Daddy and Me
WHEN: March 6- April 24, Wednesdays, 11:15-11:45am
WHERE: Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch, 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Join for songs, stories, and simple rhymes followed by free play.
WANT TO GO? 718-849-1010.

FREE Toddler Time
WHEN: April 10-24, select Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: Queens Library - Corona Branch, 38-23 104 St., Corona
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy story time and singing.
WANT TO GO? 718-426-2844. queenslibrary.org/branch/Corona.

FREE Celebrate Earth Day: Recycled Materials Craft
WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 4-5pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Hillcrest, 187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing
AGES: All
WHAT: Use recycled materials such as paper tubes, gallon water jugs, and more.
WANT TO GO? 718-454-2786 . queenslibrary.org.

Spring Celebration
WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Enjoy an interactive lesson and nature walk. Live animal guests will include turtles, birds, and bunnies.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Children will also decorate a flower pot and plant seeds to take home.
WANT TO GO? $21. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.

Animal Care Club
WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Enjoy the spring air with animals and learn the responsibility of being an animal caretaker.
WANT TO GO? $17. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.

Birds & Bunnies
WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Celebrate spring with live animal guests, a nature hike, a craft, and a springtime book.
WANT TO GO? $21. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.

FREE Beading Bonanza
WHEN: April 4-25, Thursdays, 4-5pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch, 121-23 14 Ave., College Point
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Create bracelets, necklaces, and more with colorful beads.
WANT TO GO? 718-359-1102. queenslibrary.org/branch/Poppenhusen.

FREE Yoga Storytime
WHEN: April 4-25, Thursdays, 3:30-4pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Court Square Branch, 25-01 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Read stories, sing songs, and do some simple yoga poses.
WANT TO GO? 718-937-2790. queenslibrary.org/branch/court-square.

Green Garden/Green Planet
WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 1:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing
AGES: All
WHAT: Create multidimensional animals or collages with natural materials.
WANT TO GO? $5 per person; $12 per family; free for children younger than 3. 718-359-6227. vomuseum.org.

Rainbow Unicorn Paint Party Fundraiser
WHEN: Friday, April 26, 1-3:30pm
WHERE: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Go step by step through the process of creating a unicorn painting.
WANT TO GO? $35. 718-229-4000. alleypond.com.

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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.

Renee Rosnes Quartet
WHEN: Friday, April 26, 8-10pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Renee Rosnes is one of the premiere pianists and composers of her generation.
WANT TO GO? $25; $20 members and students; free for teens . 7184637700. flushingtownhall.org.

FREE Mother Goose Time
WHEN: April 13-27, April 13, 10-10:30am; April 27, 10:30-11am
WHERE: Queens Library- Rochdale Village Branch, 169-09 137 Ave., Jamaica
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy bouncing rhymes, puppets, and free play with toys and puzzles.
WANT TO GO? 718-723-4440. queenslibrary.org/branch/Rochdale-Village.

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 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 Autism Awareness Action Day 2019
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 12-5pm
WHERE: The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a live DJ, games, face painting, a car and slingshot show, interactive sports stations, arts and crafts, martial arts demonstrations, and autograph sessions with professional athletes.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will love 'Star Wars' demos and training too!
WANT TO GO? 718-326-3300. shopatlaspark.com.

FREE Earth Day Beautification
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Forest Park - Sobelsohn Playground, 80-30 Park Lane, Kew Gardens
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Earth Day with a volunteer day to beautify the gardens.
WANT TO GO? 718-235-4462. nycgovparks.org.

FREE Independent Bookstore Day!
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 11:00am-7:00pm
WHERE: The Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st St, Astoria
AGES: All
WHAT: Join us for the 5th annual Independent Bookstore Day, a nationwide celebration of books and the book lovers who keep indie bookstores strong.
WANT TO GO? 7182782665. https://facebook.com/events/402752256968422/.

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 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.

'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.

'Anne of Green Gables'
WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 1pm and 3pm
WHERE: Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Corona
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: A vivacious orphan with a wild imagination goes on a journey to find the family she's always wanted.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The 3pm performance features ASL interpretation and is sensory relaxed.
WANT TO GO? $14 per person; $12 seniors/members. 718-860-0064. queenstheatre.org.

Arbor Fest
WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy live music, arts and crafts, demonstrations, a petting zoo, and local food vendors.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's a fun-filled celebration of trees and the environment!
WANT TO GO? $10; $8 children; $15 parking; free for members. 718-886-3800. queensbotanical.org.

FREE Bilingual Baby Storytime
WHEN: April 1-29, Mondays, 12:30-1:15pm
WHERE: Queens Library- Corona Branch, 38-23 104 St., Corona
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Enjoy songs, knee-bouncers, and simple books in English and Spanish with your baby.
WANT TO GO? 718-426-2844. queenslibrary.org/branch/Corona.

FREE American Girl Book Club
WHEN: March 5- April 30, Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Howard Beach Branch, 92-06 156 Ave., Howard Beach
AGES: All
WHAT: Read American Girl books, discuss different historic periods, and enjoy crafts and activities.
WANT TO GO? 718-641-7086. queenslibrary.org/branch/Howard-Beach.

FREE Toy Time
WHEN: March 5- April 30, Tuesdays, 1:30-2:15pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Queens Village Branch, 94-11 217 St., Queens Village
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Play with toys and socialize with other tots!
WANT TO GO? queenslibrary.org/branch/Queens-Village.

FREE Toddler Learning Center
WHEN: April 18- May 16, Thursdays, 10-11am
WHERE: Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Adults will learn about parenting topics, while toddlers play with educational toys and develop social skills.
WANT TO GO? 718-661-1200. queenslibrary.org.

FREE Crochet for Kids
WHEN: April 8- May 20, Mondays, 5-5:45pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Hillcrest, 187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn the basics of single crochet, finger crocheting, or try out new stitches.
WANT TO GO? 718-454-2786 . queenslibrary.org.

'Pirate Pete's Parrot'
WHEN: April 27- May 25, Saturday, April 27 and May 25, 2:30pm
WHERE: The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City
AGES: All
WHAT: Pirate Pete is a lovable rogue on a mission to find his runaway parrot Polly.
WHY WE LOVE IT: There will be plenty of audience interaction and a photo opportunity after the performance with the actors.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 children younger than 17; $40 family 4-pack. 718-392-0722. secrettheatre.com.

Zumbini Spring Jam Session
WHEN: April 9- May 28, 10:30-11:15am
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!
WANT TO GO? $15 for trial class. 917-873-9080. zumbini.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 Knit and Crochet Circle
WHEN: Feb. 4- June 24, Mondays, 6-7pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch, 121-23 14 Ave., College Point
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn to knit, get help with projects, share patterns and techniques, or have an enjoyable chat as you work on your projects.
WANT TO GO? 718-359-1102. queenslibrary.org.

FREE Ping Pong
WHEN: Feb. 7- June 27, Thursdays, 6-7pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Cambria Heights Branch, 218-13 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights
AGES: All
WHAT: Play ping pong in the library with friends both old and new.
WANT TO GO? 718-528-3535. queenslibrary.org.

FREE Coloring Time
WHEN: Feb. 2- 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: Feb. 2- 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.

'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: Feb. 2- 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 Nail Polish Workshop
WHEN: Feb. 1- 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.