Things to Do With Kids in Queens on November 5

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens today, November 5, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Queens's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening November 5. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Queens, check out our complete calendar of events.

Hive Culture Weekend - Wave Hill
November 05, 2011 - Bronx

Come to Wave Hill and enjoy a weekend learning about honeybees. Join exhibiting artist Holly Lynton at the Family Art Project, and sculpt a bee from wool, thread, and tissue paper or decorate a candle with beeswax. Take in a gallery tour led by Assistant Curator Gabriel de Guzman and exhibiting artist Cara Enteles to learn how the exhibition Hive Culture: Captivated by the Honey Bee addresses the critical roles bees play in our world. Discover fascinating facts about honey and compare the complex tastes of different varieties with Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Public Programs. Sample recipes using honey from Wave Hill's own hives, freshly prepared by a Great Performances chef.

Sell! Sell! Sell! - Museum of the Moving Image
November 05, 2011 - Astoria

Jim Henson of Muppets fame also made commercials. Bring your kids to the Museum of the Moving Image to see the commercials with characters as Rowlf the Dog, Delbert the La Choy Dragon, and Sir Linit.Karen Falk, Jim Henson Company Archivist, presents these commercials as well as some industrial films created by Jim Henson.

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop - Museum of the Moving Image
November 05, 2011 - Astoria

In this workshop at the Museum of the Moving Image, kids (10 and up) learn about the technique of stop-motion animation. Then, they have the opportunity to create their own short animated videos.

Little Shop of Horrors - Queensborough Peforming Arts Center
November 05, 2011 - Bayside

Bring your kids to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center to see Little Shop of Horrors. In this musical theater performance, a nerdy florist finds success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant, who demands to be fed.

Falcons, Owls and Little Critters - Queens County Farm Museum
November 05, 2011 - Floral Park

At the Queens County Farm Museum, kids get close-up with frogs, insects, birds of prey, and animal shows. The admission price includes a hayride, pony ride (80-pound limit), and goat feeding.

Puppets Alive with Matthias Kuchta - Flushing Town Hall
November 05, 2011 - Flushing

Kids learn to make puppets in this mini workshop with master puppeteer Matthias Kuchta. Kuchta will show kids how to use their heart and imagination to turn everyday objects into living, breathing puppets.

The Princess and the Pea - Flushing Town Hall
November 05, 2011 - Flushing

More than a puppet show for kids, come see Matthias Kuchta, a internationally acclaimed German puppeteer, use life-size textile puppets to bring Hans Christian Anderson's beloved fairy tale to life. In The Princess and the Pea, a prince must find the "real" princess among the imposters.

Mad Scientist: As the Leaf Turns - Alley Pond Environmental Center
November 05, 2011 - Douglaston

Put on your thinking caps and answer important environmental questions with fun and easy experiments. Learn about your environment through scientific studies and tests. Much of the class will take place outdoors, rain or shine, please dress appropriately. The class is limited to eight participants and a snack is included.

18th Century Tavern Nights - Queens County Farm Museum
November 05, 2011 - Floral Park

Bring your kids to the Queens County Farm Museum to enjoy an authentic 18th century dinner prepared in an open hearth and served with period tableware. Traditional recipes and 1770s surroundings will add to the overall experience. This provides a fun opportunity to learn about history firsthand. Advance tickets are required. Please call 718-347-3276 for more information.

Free Music Lessons - New People's Church of New York
November 05, 2011 - Flushing

Is your child interested in learning a new instrument? The New People's Church of New York is offering four free beginner lessons on drums, guitar, bass guitar, and vocals for children ages 8-15. Having an instrument is preferred but not a requirement. Enrollment is limited so RSVP by emailing

LEGO Social Playgroup! - RoboMindTech Science & Learning Center
Through November 06, 2011 - Fresh Meadows

This playgroup meets for seven weeks and will allow your children to play together in a semi-structured environment while learning the inherent rules of social engagement. It is fun for siblings and friends. Playgroups have already begun, but registration is open on a rolling basis so bring your little one to engage in the fun.

Science Farmers Market - New York Hall of Science
Through November 13, 2011 - Queens

Bring the family to the Science Farmers Market. At this event, there will be fresh food as well as fresh ideas to help New Yorkers improve their quality of life and understanding of produce.

Science Farmers Market - New York Hall of Science
Through November 13, 2011 - Corona

Come to New York Hall of Science to experience fresh food and fresh ideas. This food for thought helps New Yorkers improve their quality of life and understanding of produce. Bring your kids out to get some fresh air and help pick out the ingredients for a delicious home-cooked meal.

GrowNYC Greenmarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 19, 2011 - Long Island City

This market will serve the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every week. For over 30 years GrowNYC has been working to promote regional agriculture, preserve farmland, and ensure a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for all New Yorkers. To learn more about GrowNYC's Greenmarket program, visit, and visit additional information.

Jamaica Farmers Market -
Through November 19, 2011 - Jamaica

Farmers Markets are a great place to introduce your kids to healthy food and the people who make it. The Jamaica Farmers Market runs every Friday and Saturday, rain or shine, until November 11th. The market features fresh, local foods, including local herbs, fruits, vegetables, cut flowers and live plants. Pork products are also available as well as certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee.

Alley Pond Adventure Course - Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
Through November 27, 2011 - Glen Oaks

Bring the family out for a fun and challenging activity every Sunday at the largest ropes course in the tri-state area. These programs foster trust, problem solving, and team building while providing outdoor recreational fun. Open to families and individuals ages 8 and above. Please arrive half an hour before each session to register, and bring a valid photo ID. Open-toe shoes are not permitted.

'S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical - Queens Theatre
Through November 30, 2011 - Flushing

Five mini-musicals take audiences on an all-singing, all-dancing ride to the places and times that made the Gershwins the a successful songwriting team. Featuring more than 40 classic hits including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone To Watch Over Me," and "They Can't Take That Away From Me," 'S Wonderful will have your family tapping their toes to the rhythms of George and Ira Gershwin.

Gallery Tours - Wave Hill
Through November 30, 2011 - Bronx

Come to Wave Hill in the Bronx to see the Hive Culture: Captivated by the Honeybee exhibit. Join an exhibition interpreter for one of our regularly scheduled gallery tours. Through painting, sculpture, photography and video, 18 artists share their fascination with honeybees, and in raising awareness of the importance of bees to nature, agriculture and environmental health. Also on view is an installation in Wave Hill's Sunroom Project Space: Sreshta Rit Premnath creates a pillbox containing a miniature garden of plants that are being contested by various "biopiracy" taskforces around the world. Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the month.

Sunday Brunch - Bourbon Street
Through December 31, 2011 - Bayside

Children 12 and under eat FREE at Bourbon Street for Brunch with the purchase of an adult entree. This is an ongoing event each Sunday. Kids do not eat complimentary on holiday Sundays.

Jim Henson's Fantastic World - Museum of the Moving Image
Through January 16, 2012 -

The exhibition features more than 120 artifacts, including drawings, storyboards, and props, and video material that illustrate Henson's boundless creativity and innumerable accomplishments. A special addition to the exhibition at Museum of the Moving Image is a puppet of Miss Piggy from The Muppets Take Manhattan. Among other highlights are fourteen additional iconic original puppets of such characters as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Bert, and Ernie; photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work; and excerpts from Henson's early projects and experimental films. The exhibition spans Henson's entire career, beginning with drawings, cartoons, and posters produced during his college years in the late 1950s and concluding with objects related to the inspired imaginary worlds of his popular fantasy film The Dark Crystal (1982). Visitors will encounter materials from Henson's best-known projects, The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie and its sequels, and Fraggle Rock, as well as objects related to his Sesame Street characters. Visitors will also learn about Sam and Friends, an early show Henson created in the 1950s, Henson's television commercial work in the 1960s, and the segments Henson made for The Ed Sullivan Show.

'The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats' - The Jewish Museum
Through January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

The first major U.S. exhibition to pay tribute to award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983), this exhibition features more than 80 original works - from preliminary sketches and dummy books to final paintings and collages - for the artist's most popular books, including "The Snowy Day," which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. Published at the height of the American civil-rights movement and winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal, "The Snowy Day" became a milestone, featuring the first African-American protagonist in a full-color picture book. Also on view are examples of Keats' most introspective but lesser-known output inspired by Asian art and haiku poetry, as well as documentary material and photographs.

Zumbatomic - Vibez Studio
Through October 01, 2012 - Bayside

Zumbatomic® is an upbeat dance workout designed exclusively for kids (ages 4-12). Zumbatomic classes are high-energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines, and all the music kids love. Parents love Zumbatomic because of the effects it has on kids such as increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism, and enhancing coordination. Zumbatomic rounds out family fitness goals by giving parents a great reason to head to the gym – for themselves, for their kids, for a fun family experience.