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Mardi Gras Mask Making Workshop

  • Feb. 25, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - Ozone Park Branch
  • 92-24 Rockaway Boulevard, Ozone Park
  • All Ages
  • FREE

In honor of Mardi Gras, make masks of your favorite comic, anime, video game, and TV characters.

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Building with Popsicle Sticks

  • Feb. 25, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - South Ozone Park Branch
  • 128-16 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children ages 6-12 are welcome to explore their creative side making designs with craft sticks and connectors.

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Make Your Own Bounce Ball

  • Feb. 25, 2020, 3:00-3:45pm
  • Queens Library - Queens Village Branch
  • 94-11 217 Street, Queens Village
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children ages 6-12 may join us to make your own bounce ball!

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STEM: Chemical Reactions Or 'Fizzy Balloons'

  • Feb. 25, 2020, 3:00-3:45pm
  • Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
  • 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Blow up balloons in a unique and fun way and observe a chemical reaction! Ages 6-11.

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Black Stars in Space

  • Feb. 26, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Kew Gardens Hills Library
  • 72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn about black astronauts and make a shooting star that flies across the sky.

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Popular Children's Author Reads and Showcases His Heartwarming, Inspirational New Children's Book, as Well as His Classics!

  • Feb. 27, 2020, 11:00am
  • Astoria Bookshop
  • 31-29 31st St., Astoria
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE Free

Acclaimed children's book author Artie Bennett will be reading and showcasing his heartwarming, inspirational new picture-book biography, The T...

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Comics Drawing Session And Author Talk With Kristen Gudsnuk

  • Feb. 28, 2020, 3:30-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
  • 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Join Kristen and play an imagination-enhancing doodle game, and then make a three-panel comic strip! Bring your drawing pads and pencils. Books will be available for sale and signing.

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Portledge School Admissions Open House

  • Feb. 28, 2020, 9:30-11:30am
  • Portledge School
  • 355 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free

Please join us for an open classroom and info session. Head of School, Simon Owen-Williams, along with division heads and teachers will be on hand ...

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COLLEGE READINESS WORKSHOP: COLLEGE LISTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 10:30am-2:00pm
  • New York Hall of Science
  • 4701 111th St., Corona
  • Teen
  • FREE

Familiarize yourself with the college application process. R.S.V.P. required.

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ANIMAL TALES: HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. SEUSS

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 1:00-2:15pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $20

Share a classic book by Dr. Seuss, have fun making animal sounds, and meet some furry and feathery animals.  

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Open Studio: Plaster

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Noguchi Museum
  • 32-37 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with museum admission ($10; free for children younger than 13)

Families with children ages 2–11 are invited to explore the galleries and participate in art-making activities in the studio.

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Broadway Unplugged: Musical Theater Concert

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 2:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Flushing Branch
  • 41-17 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

QM International Art Center is co-producing Broadway Unplugged- Musical Theater concert with Flushing Library. Musical theater combines music, dance, and acting as one of the most popular art forms in the world.

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March Arts And Crafts: Paint Like Mondrian

  • Mar. 02, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Rochdale Village Branch
  • 169-09 137 Ave., Jamaica
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

It's your turn to create a Mondrian-style painting! 

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Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

  • Mar. 02, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Peninsula
  • 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday as we learn about the author, read one of his stories, and create a fun craft.

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Dr. Seuss Celebration

  • Mar. 02, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Bellerose Branch
  • 250-06 Hillside Ave., Bellerose
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Head to the library for a Dr. Seuss Day Read Aloud celebration!

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Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration

  • Mar. 02, 2020, 4:30-5:45pm
  • Queens Library - Langston Hughes Branch
  • 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Share a story, color a Dr. Seuss pencil case, and enjoy refreshments in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday. Please register.

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Dr. Seuss Day!

  • Mar. 02, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - Howard Beach Branch
  • 92-06 156 Ave., Howard Beach
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day with stories, crafts, and games!

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March Lion Craft

  • Mar. 02, 2020, 2:30-3:15pm
  • North Hills Library
  • 57-04 Marathon Pkwy, Little Neck
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Use paint, shapes, and utensils to make a lion craft.

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PreK: Science Storytime

  • Mar. 02, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm
  • Queens Library - Flushing Branch
  • 41-17 Main St., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Children ages 3-4 years with caregiver can enjoy storytime, including songs, stories, and reading tips and tricks.

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STEM Mondays: Squishy Circuits With Play-Doh

  • Mar. 02, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
  • 121-23 14 Ave., College Point
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Use homemade play-doh to build electronic sculptures that conduct electricity and light up!

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Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday!

  • Mar. 02, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Pomonok Public Branch
  • 158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn about the author, read one of his stories, and create a fun craft.

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A Century Of Courage: Films Celebrating Women Who Made History

  • Mar. 04, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm
  • Queens Library - Hillcrest
  • 187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Hillcrest for an afternoon of films featuring women whose contributions changed history. 

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Kid STEAM: 3D Printing

  • Mar. 04, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Flushing Branch
  • 41-17 Main St., Flushing
  • Tween
  • FREE

Learn 3D Printing using Tinkercad and a Makerbot 3D Printer! Registration required.

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A Century Of Courage: Make Signs For Equality

  • Mar. 04, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Arverne
  • 312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Take inspiration from the signs, banners, and posters of the suffragists to create your own, reflecting today's struggles and your unique approach to them.

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We Count! Picture Book/Story Hour

  • Mar. 04, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Queens Library - Rosedale Branch
  • 144-20 243 St., Rosedale
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Enjoy storytime listening to picture books, interlaced with music, finger play, and movement. The program will include counting in honor of Census 2020.

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Movie Night

  • Mar. 05, 2020, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
  • 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy a screening of "The Addams Family" (2019, PG).

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Yo-Yo Mania

  • Mar. 05, 2020, 4:15-5:15pm
  • Queens Library: Baisley Park Branch
  • 117-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Watch yo-yo master Will wow with his yo-yo and circus expertise! Then, try your hand at some fun yo-yo tricks.

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A Century Of Courage: SuperSheroes!

  • Mar. 05, 2020, 3:30-5:00pm
  • Forest Hills Library
  • 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

This is an activity-tribute to the superhero women who paved the way for millions of other men and women around the world, and an opportunity to imagine yourself as a superhero!

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Paige in Full

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 2:15pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $14; $8 Children; FREE for Teens

Paige in Full is a visual mix-tape that blends poetry, dance, visual arts, and music to tell the tale of a multicultural girl growing up in Baltimore, MD.

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Paper Bag Princess Day

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm
  • Queens Library - Seaside Branch
  • 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Seaside to celebrate the princess of empowerment on International Women’s Day weekend! Have fun designing crowns and making fortune tellers. There will be giveaways!

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1940s Swing Jazz Concert With Something Special Big Band

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Queens Library - Flushing Branch
  • 41-17 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Something Special will be playing their nostalgic hits with a modern twist, including the music of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Harry James, as well as some blues music. 

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The Building Blocks Of Poetry

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 1:00-2:30pm
  • Queens Library - Jackson Heights Branch
  • 35-51 81st St., Jackson Heights
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn the basic tools of language that poets use (metaphor, rhyme, alliteration, etc.) and incorporate while building poems.

 

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The Emperor's New Clothes Presented By Spark Movement Collective

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 2:30PM and 4:30PM
  • The Secret Theatre
  • 44-02 23rd Street (between 44 Ave and 44th Rd), Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 for children under 1

With ten years of creating accessible dance experiences under their belt, dance company Spark Movement Collective is roaring into a new decade with...

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Purim Carnival

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 1:00-3:30pm
  • Commonpoint Queens
  • 67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills
  • All Ages
  • $5; maximum of $15 per family

The annual event will feature inflatable rides, obstacle courses, arts and crafts, games, food, and more!

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Purim Hamentaschen Bake

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 10:30am-12:30 pm
  • Commonpoint Queens
  • 67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills
  • All Ages
  • $18 per person; $36 per family (up to 4 people)

Mix, roll, and fill hamentaschen from scratch. Share the mitzvah of mishloach manot on Purim as you make a batch to donate to a family in need and one to keep for your own family.

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Beth Sholom Day Camp Open House

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Beth Sholom Day Camp
  • 401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free

Meet the directors and members of the leadership team and take a tour of our unique indoor and outdoor facility. 

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Purim Carnival

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 11:30am-2:00pm
  • Forest Hills Jewish Center
  • 106-06 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free to enter; tickets for rides and games for purchase

Dress in costume and have a blast with an inflatable bounce house, obstacle course, professional face painting, games, crafts, and prize booth. 

 

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Kupferberg Presents: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 3:00pm
  • Kupferberg Center for the Arts
  • 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $25

The Little Caterpillar with the big appetite comes to Queens! Featuring evocative music, stunning visual effects, and innovative puppetry, this show brings to life some of Eric Carle’s most beloved children's tales.

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Craft Month Mondays

  • Mar. 09, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Prospect Park Peninsula
  • Well House Drive, Flatbush
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

March is National Craft Month! Join us Mondays from 4-5pm for a fun craft activity for ages 4-12. Space is limited.

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STEM Mondays: Paper Circuits - Light Up Bridge

  • Mar. 09, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
  • 121-23 14 Ave., College Point
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Explore simple circuitry using copper tape, a coin cell battery, and LEDs to create a unique light-up drawing.

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Improv For Teens

  • Mar. 09, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Cambria Heights Branch
  • 218-13 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights
  • Teen
  • FREE

Practicing improv theater is a great way to improve communication, create engagement, and ignite creativity.

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Chivalrous Creativity

  • Mar. 10, 2020, 10:30am
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • $5

In a world that seems dark and scary find the light and how to use it! Through puppetry, students will explore how their own unique creativity is a force that can change the world one person at a time.

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Pot of Gold with Urban Stages

  • Mar. 11, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Arverne
  • 312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Discover a trio of Irish stories about mermaids, leprechaun trickery, and the importance of storytelling itself. Storyteller Tim complements the tales with original music and traditional Irish folk tunes.

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YoBoo For Kids: 'Yoga Boot Camp'

  • Mar. 11, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Queens Library- McGoldrick branch
  • 155-06 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

This workshop combines the aerobic fun of boot camp with the powerful breathing techniques of yoga to take children on an energy rollercoaster.

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Crafternoon: Celtic Creations

  • Mar. 11, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Hunters Point Branch
  • 47-40 Center Blvd, Long Island City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE 4:00-5:00pm

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a craft inspired by the traditions and culture of the Emerald Isle.

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Family Movie: 'Frozen II'

  • Mar. 12, 2020, 4:30-6:15pm
  • Queens Library: Briarwood Branch
  • 85-12 Main St., Brairwood
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Come to the Briarwood Public Library to watch "Frozen II" (2019, PG).

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St. Patrick's Day Story & Craft

  • Mar. 12, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Forest Hills Library
  • 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Celebrate the traditions and lore of Ireland with stories about St. Patrick followed by a take-home craft. Get your ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk the day of the program.

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St. Patrick's Day Craft

  • Mar. 12, 2020, 4:00-4:45pm
  • Queens Library - Auburndale Branch
  • 25-55 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Children and their caregivers will make a craft relating to St. Patrick's Day.

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St. Patrick's Day Craft

  • Mar. 12, 2020, 4:00-4:30pm
  • Queens Library- McGoldrick branch
  • 155-06 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

School-age children are invited to make a St. Patrick's Day craft.

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STEM: Oil Spill!

  • Mar. 12, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
  • 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

In this hands-on experiment, children learn about devastating environmental effects of oil spills and practical ways to clean them up! Ffor ages 8 and older.

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Bubble Wrap Craft

  • Mar. 12, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
  • 121-23 14 Ave., College Point
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Did you know that you can make a paper plate snake or cardboard tube tree using bubble wrap? Join us to learn how to turn bubble wrap into fun creations! Bring some bubble wrap if you can. This is for school-age kids.

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Saint Patrick's Day Party

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 5:00-8:00pm
  • Queens Dance Project
  • 214-26 41 Ave, BAYSIDE
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $30; $25 members

Drop off your child for a night filled with exciting St. Patrick's Day activities!

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Stop 'N' Swap

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 12:00-3:00pm
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you! 

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Movie Time: Women's History Month: 'Southside With You'

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 2:30-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Fresh Meadows Branch
  • 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This chronicles the summer afternoon in 1989 when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed the future First Lady, Michelle Robinson, on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side (2016, PG-13).

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Storytime Standouts: Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winners

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 10:30am-11:30am
  • Queens Library - Rochdale Village Branch
  • 169-09 137 Ave., Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Just in time for Dr. Seuss' birthday, with a focus on books that have won or have been runner-ups for the Geisel Award.

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St. Patty's Party

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 4:00-5:15pm
  • My Gym Fresh Meadows
  • 176-60 Union Turnpike, 3rd Floor, Fresh Meadows
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $15 non-members; $13 members

Bring the whole family to an afternoon of fun, games, and contests. One lucky winner will win 4 free classes!

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 2:15pm; 4:15 performance in Mandarin
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • Young elementary, Adult
  • $14; $8 Children; FREE for Teens

The hour-long triple-bill follows the adventures of The Mixed-Up Chameleon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and the story of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Capturing the rhythmic text and beautiful tissue-paper collage illustrations of the classic picture book, Mermaid's adaptation generates fresh appreciation of an endearing cast of characters.

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Sunday Science Discovery Lab: Color & Water Science

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $18

Explore the colors of the rainbow, enjoy color mixing activities, and discover the different properties of water.

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CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE: MOONA LUNA

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 2:00-3:00pm
  • New York Hall of Science
  • 4701 111th St., Corona
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission ($20 adults; $15 children)

Whether you have kids or are a child at heart, you are going to love the sounds of Moona Luna. Free ticket and NYSCI admission with RSVP!

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Free Sports Memorabilia Appraisal

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 10:00am-11:30am
  • Temple Beth Sholom
  • 171-39 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE Free

Worldwide memorabilia expert Les Wolff will discuss collecting, preserving, investing, and selling sports, celebrity, movie, music, and Presidential collectible memorabilia. He will also appraise items brought by attendees.

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STEM Mondays: Popsicle Flashlights

  • Mar. 16, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
  • 121-23 14 Ave., College Point
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Make you own mini-flashlight using a few simple everyday items! This hands-on project is not only fun and easy to make but illustrates how a switch works.

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St. Patrick's Day Sculpture Craft

  • Mar. 17, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
  • 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
  • All Ages
  • FREE

For St. Patrick's Day, sculpt a decorative bowl or a shamrock with air dry clay in this fun activity! This is for ages 8 and older. Younger children are welcome with a parent.

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St. Patrick's Day Craft

  • Mar. 17, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - Peninsula
  • 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join for a fun St. Patrick's Day craft.

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St. Patrick's Day Crafts

  • Mar. 17, 2020, 4:00-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - Woodside Branch
  • 54-22 Skillman Ave., Woodside
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join us as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

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String Slime Science Activity

  • Mar. 17, 2020, 4:00-4:45pm
  • Queens Library - East Flushing Branch
  • 196-36 Northern Blvd., Flushing
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

String Slime Science Activity is for children ages 5 and up. Limit of 20 children. Registration is required at the children's reference desk.

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Irish Step Dancing

  • Mar. 18, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodside Branch
  • 54-22 Skillman Ave., Woodside
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Dancers from The Ciara Greene School of Irish Step Dancing will delight audiences with their high kicking and lively dancing, complete with costumes, music, traditional Irish step dancing shoes, and some history on Irish dance.

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Brain Day

  • Mar. 20, 2020, 2:00-4:30pm
  • New York Hall of Science
  • 4701 111th St., Corona
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • Free with museum admission ($20 adults; $15 children)

As part of NYC Brain Awareness Week, scientists and NYSCI Explainers describe the brain’s different parts, demonstrate how it allows us to sense our environment and control our muscles, and discover similarities between human and animal cognition.

 

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Spring Scavenger Hunt

  • Mar. 20, 2020, 3:00-5:00pm
  • Prospect Park Peninsula
  • Well House Drive, Flatbush
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join for a Spring Scavenger Hunt for ages 6-12.

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Arts & Crafts For First Day Of Spring

  • Mar. 20, 2020, 3:30-4:15pm
  • Queens Library - Auburndale Branch
  • 25-55 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Children will make a beautiful craft relating to spring.

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Peter Rabbit 2 @ Friday Kids' Club

  • Mar. 20, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Glen Oaks Library
  • 256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Watch the movie trailer for Peter Rabbit 2, make rabbit ears, and get a Peter Rabbit 2 bookmark and more.

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Emoji Bookmarks!

  • Mar. 20, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
  • 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Use origami folding techniques to make super-cute emoji bookmarks. Appropriate for children ages 8 and older.

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STEM: Coding A Lego Maze

  • Mar. 20, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
  • 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Build a simple Lego maze and walk your character through it using coding specific language.

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Chi's Sweet Anime Club For Kids

  • Mar. 20, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Corona Branch
  • 38-23 104 St., Corona
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Do you love Chi's Sweet Home? Maybe you want to see discover anime that isn't Pokemon or Dragonball? Join us at Corona twice a month, where we'll watch kid-friendly anime, like Chi's Sweet Home, Sherlock Hound, and Polar Bear Cafe.

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Toddler Fun Time

  • Mar. 20, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Queens Library - Maspeth Branch
  • 69-70 Grand Ave., Maspeth
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Children 18 months-3 years old and their parents/caregivers enjoy interactive activities and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

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Children's Garden Family Day

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

See how worms wiggle, touch and discover the QBG plant collection, create your own tasty and healthy trail mix, plant your own seedling in the Children’s Garden, and do a garden-wide scavenger hunt.

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Living Lab: Our Winter Environment

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $21

Explore what happens to our ecosystem during the winter, meet APEC animals, do an art project, and go on an outdoor winter adventure.

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Little Cooks: Funny Face

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Young elementary
  • $22

Make edible faces made of hummus and vegetables, enjoy the delicious snack, then meet a few friendly animals and feed them their favorite treats! 

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Navatman Music Collective & Dance Company

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 4:00pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • Teen, Adult
  • $18; free for teens

Navatman Music Collective is a one-of-a-kind choir that aims to bring out the depth and beauty of Carnatic (South Indian classical) music while imbuing it with a soul and energy from contemporary and diverse influences.

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COLLEGE READINESS WORKSHOP: INS AND OUTS OF FINANCIAL AID

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 10:30am-2:00pm
  • New York Hall of Science
  • 4701 111th St., Corona
  • Teen
  • FREE

Not all financial aid is equal! Join this interactive workshop with a college financial aid professional who helps explain the types of financial aid available to undergraduate students, and who qualifies for them.

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Irish Music Concert With Celtic Cross

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Queens Library - Flushing Branch
  • 41-17 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The band’s music tells great stories using the traditional sound of sassy pop, alt-country, and funk playing. Look out for unexpected use of popular covers from the Doobie Brothers, AC/DC, Tom Petty, Jackson Five, and Wild Cherry intertwined with traditional Irish tunes.

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Family Storytime

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 10:30-11:00am
  • Queens Library - Ridgewood Branch
  • 20-12 Madison St., Ridgewood
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A special family storytime to celebrate courageous women throughout history.

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The Cat In The Hat

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - East Elmhurst Branch
  • 95-06 Astoria Boulevard, East Elmhurst
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Plaza Theatrical Productions introduces your child to live musical theatre with this children's classic.

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Mulan Film Viewing and Origami Workshop

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 4:00pm
  • Maple Grove Cemetery
  • 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens
  • All Ages
  • Free admission with RSVP

Mulan, Disney Animated Film (1998) 4 PM Origami Workshop; 5 PM - 6:30 PM Film Viewing. Light Refreshments.

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I Want to Be a Vet

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Young elementary
  • $24

Does your child dream of being a veterinarian? Send them to APEC to learn the basics of animal care. 

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Vet Tech 201

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Tween, Teen
  • $32

See and learn from a licensed Veterinary Technician as you delve deeper into the science of animal care. (Participation in a prior Vet Tech 101 program is a must in order to qualify for Vet Tech 201.)

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Family Paint Party

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 4:30-5:45pm
  • My Gym Fresh Meadows
  • 176-60 Union Turnpike, 3rd Floor, Fresh Meadows
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $15 non-members; $13 members

Families will create a canvas using stencils or free paint. While your masterpiece dries families will enjoy gym games and activities.

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Peter Rabbit Program

  • Mar. 23, 2020, 4:00-4:45pm
  • Queens Library- McGoldrick branch
  • 155-06 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join for a special Peter Rabbit storytime including coloring sheets and a craft.

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Slime!

  • Mar. 23, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - South Ozone Park Branch
  • 128-16 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children ages 4 and up are welcome to participate in the fun art of making slime! Supplies provided.

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Zoo Animal Craft

  • Mar. 23, 2020, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - North Hills Branch
  • 57-04 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children will listen to a short story about animals at the zoo, and create a zoo animal craft to take home. Children under 7 should be accompanied by a grown-up. This is for ages 3-12.

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RAM Concerts: We the Whole People

  • Mar. 24, 2020, 7:00pm
  • Plaxall Gallery
  • 5-25 46th Ave, , Long Island City
  • Teen, Adult
  • $20

RAM celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, extending women's suffrage across the U.S, with a special concert.

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Bingo For Everyone

  • Mar. 24, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library: Briarwood Branch
  • 85-12 Main St., Brairwood
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Come spend an hour playing Bingo with old friends and new or simply because you love Bingo!!

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Family Movie: 'Arctic Dogs'

  • Mar. 26, 2020, 4:30-6:00pm
  • Queens Library: Briarwood Branch
  • 85-12 Main St., Brairwood
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This movie is about an arctic fox who works in a mail-room, but longs to become one of the top sled dog couriers. After coming across an unusual package, he decides to steal a sled and deliver the package to prove himself.

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Trinity Irish Dance Company

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Mar. 08, 2020 , Saturday, 2:00pm and 8:00pm; Sunday, 3:00pm
  • Queens Theatre
  • 14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Corona
  • All Ages
  • $20 and up

St. Patrick's Day arrives a wee bit early this year when Trinity Irish Dance Company heats up the Mainstage with its inventive style of progressive Irish dance. 

 

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Hao Bang-Ah, Mouse! With Chinese Theatre Works

  • Mar. 04, 2020 - Mar. 06, 2020 , 3/4 (Poppenhusen), 4:30-5:30pm; 3/6 (Bayside), 4-5pm
  • Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch and Bayside Branch
  • 121-23 14 Ave./214-20 Northern Blvd., College Point/Bayside
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Chinese Theatre Works will perform a diverse selection of puppet vignettes based on popular songs or well known Chinese idioms, sayings, and folk legends. There will be hands-on demonstrations of the puppets that will give children a Chinese cultural experience.

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A Reptile 'Edventure' With Erik Callender

  • Mar. 26, 2020 - Mar. 30, 2020 , 3/26 (South Hollis) and 3/30 (Cambria Heights), 4-5pm
  • Queens Library - South Hollis Branch and Cambria Heights Branch
  • 204-01 Hollis Ave./218-13 Linden Blvd., South Hollis/Cambria Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This fun-filled educational experience gives children ages 6 and older a unique opportunity to see and learn about reptiles, amphibians, and even some large insects from around the world.

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Movie Matinee: 'The Peanut Butter Falcon'

  • Mar. 11, 2020 - Mar. 23, 2020 , 3/11 (Kew Gardens Hills), 3/23 (East Flushing), 1-3pm
  • Queens Library - Kew Gardens Hills Branch and East Flushing Branch
  • 72-33 Vleigh Place/196-36 Northern Blvd., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join us to watch "The Peanut Butter Falcon" (2019, PG-13). A young man with Down syndrome teams up with a scruffy outlaw to travel across the Southeast, encountering colorful characters along the way.

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Family Film Friday

  • Feb. 14, 2020 - Feb. 28, 2020 , 2/14 and 2/28, 2:30-4:00pm
  • North Hills Library
  • 57-04 Marathon Pkwy, Little Neck
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy "The Addams Family" (2019, PG) and then "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" (2019, PG).

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Snapology Adventures

  • Mar. 14, 2020 - Mar. 28, 2020 , Saturdays, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodside Branch
  • 54-22 Skillman Ave., Woodside
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Create your own LEGO world, including animals, creepers, and your very own Minecraft® character. Preregistration required.

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Art for Tots | Set the Stage: Dance, Dance, Dance

  • Feb. 22, 2020 - Mar. 08, 2020 , 2/22 and 3/8, 10:30-11:45am
  • Noguchi Museum
  • 32-37 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $10 per family

Learn strategies for engaging your child during museum visits. For children ages 2-4. Reservations required. 

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STEM Kits With Kids

  • Mar. 11, 2020 - Mar. 28, 2020 , Mondays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Long Island City Library
  • 37-44 21 St., Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Have fun with STEM activity kits, from building structures to snap circuits and bubble science.

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Junior STEAM

  • Feb. 04, 2020 - Feb. 25, 2020 , Tuesdays, 2:45-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - Peninsula
  • 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Children ages 4-6 can take part in a math, science, and arts and crafts activity.

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PreK Storytime Craft

  • Feb. 04, 2020 - Feb. 25, 2020 , Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Forest Hills Library
  • 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Hear stories and do a related craft. Online registration required.

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Sparkly Winter Painting

  • Feb. 06, 2020 - Feb. 27, 2020 , 2/6, 2/13, and 2/27, 10:30am
  • Queens Library - Central Library
  • 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Children will celebrate winter by creating their own sparkly hat, bubble wrap snowy tree, and cotton ball house.

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W.O.R.K.S. Little League 2020 Spring Season

  • Feb. 07, 2020 - Feb. 28, 2020 , See description
  • Club House
  • 84-01 Jamaica Ave, Suite 975, Woodhaven
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $100

W.O.R.K.S. Little League is pleased to announce registration dates for their 2020 Spring Season. W.O.R.K.S. Little League has been serving the comm...

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Art for Families | Defiant Art: Break the Rules

  • Feb. 15, 2020 - Mar. 07, 2020 , 2/15, 2/23, 3/7, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Noguchi Museum
  • 32-37 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $10 per family

Engage with your children in discussions about art in the galleries, and work together or individually to make your own works of art. Reservations required.

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WILDLIFE CAREERS SERIES

  • Mar. 01, 2020 - Mar. 22, 2020 , Sundays, 9:00-11:00am
  • Queens Zoo
  • 53-51 111th St., Corona
  • Tween
  • $150

Roll up your sleeves and get messy! Jr. Keepers will get up close to animals and see what it takes to be a keeper at the Queens Zoo.

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We Count! Music And Movement For Infants And Toddlers

  • Mar. 04, 2020 - Mar. 25, 2020 , Wednesdays, 10:15-11:00am
  • Glen Oaks Library
  • 256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks
  • Baby
  • FREE

Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy counting songs and stories, movement, finger plays, puppets, and other activities. During the month of March, part of each storytime will highlight numbers and counting in honor of the 2020 Census.

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Creative Collage Painting

  • Mar. 05, 2020 - Mar. 26, 2020 , Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Queens Library - Central Library
  • 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Children ages 3-5 will create their very own collages with textured materials.

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Paper Flower Crafts

  • Mar. 05, 2020 - Mar. 26, 2020 , Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Queens Library - Langston Hughes Branch
  • 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join us every Thursday at 6pm for a series of paper flower craft programs.

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MAKE IT: FELT PAINTING

  • Feb. 08, 2020 - Mar. 01, 2020 , Weekends, 1:30-3:00pm and 3:30-5:00pm
  • New York Hall of Science
  • 4701 111th St., Corona
  • Tween, Teen
  • Free with museum admission ($20 adults; $15 children)

Take inspiration from the microscopic world as you explore the art of needle felting to “paint” unique and colorful works of wool art.

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Cinema Saturdays

  • Feb. 01, 2020 - Feb. 29, 2020 , Saturdays, 2:30-4:30pm
  • Forest Hills Library
  • 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Kids and their caregivers can sit back and enjoy a great feature film in the comfort of Forest Hills' Story Hour Room.

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Friendship Bracelet Club

  • Mar. 03, 2020 - Mar. 31, 2020 , 3/3 and 3/31, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - Queens Village Branch
  • 94-11 217 Street, Queens Village
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

A two-part series for a Friendship Bracelet Club! Learn how to make a bracelet for your bestie in this fun program.

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We Count! Mother Goose Time

  • Mar. 04, 2020 - Apr. 01, 2020 , Wednesdays, 12:00-12:30pm (no session 3/25)
  • Queens Library - Elmhurst Branch
  • 86-07 Broadway, Elmhurst
  • Baby
  • FREE

This is a weekly storytime program for infants, ages 0-11 months and pre-walkers featuring simple stories, songs, and baby rhymes. Each storytime will highlight numbers and counting in honor of the 2020 Census.

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Gotta Dance – Kids Edition!

  • Mar. 14, 2020 - Apr. 11, 2020 , Saturdays, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Queensborough Performing Arts Center
  • 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside
  • Tween, Teen
  • $5

Choreography as seen on Broadway, and in the movies, is re-created to provide a fun way of working out.

 

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Escape The Room!

  • Mar. 25, 2020 - Apr. 22, 2020 , 3/25 and 4/22, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Howard Beach Branch
  • 92-06 156 Ave., Howard Beach
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Players are challenged to solve a series of mental puzzles and riddles within a certain amount of time.

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The Hour Of Misfit Crafts

  • Jan. 25, 2020 - Feb. 29, 2020 , 1/25, 2/8 and 2/29, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
  • 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Make bizarre crafts and spread joy through the world!

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Let’s Dance Series

  • Mar. 03, 2020 - Apr. 07, 2020 , Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - East Elmhurst Branch
  • 95-06 Astoria Boulevard, Flushing
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

After exploring trademark styles of dancers from the past and present, students will imagine and develop their own routines, expressing themselves through creative movement.

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Toddler Time - Winter Adventure

  • Jan. 29, 2020 - Mar. 11, 2020 , Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am
  • Queens Zoo
  • 53-51 111th St., Corona
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $185

You and your child can explore the zoo each week during the winter and discover how animals survive the cold weather months. Each week we will look at a different animal group and learn about them through song, movement, crafts and a visit from one of our animal friends.

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Stroller Safari

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Apr. 18, 2020 , Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Queens Zoo
  • 53-51 111th St., Corona
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $185

You and your child will have a chance to bond while singing songs, meeting live animals, and enjoying sensory play and craft time! Each session will transition from the one before.

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Musical Bubble storytime

  • Jan. 11, 2020 - Feb. 25, 2020 , Wednesdays and Select Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Queens Library - Queensboro Hill Branch
  • 60-05 Main St., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger
  • Free

Children will listen to interactive stories and do finger plays. Then they get to play small instruments to music and dance to bubbles after playing with toys.

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Family Knit And Crochet

  • Jan. 07, 2020 - Feb. 25, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Peninsula
  • 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Bring your own supplies of yarn and needles. The library will also provide limited materials. 

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Music and Play Hour

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Feb. 26, 2020 , Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Queens Library - Hillcrest
  • 187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Children ages 0-5 enjoy songs, make music with baby instruments, and join for free play afterwards.

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Lego Hour

  • Jan. 04, 2020 - Feb. 29, 2020 , Saturdays, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
  • 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Ages 6 and older, get your Lego on!

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Nutrition Workshop

  • Jan. 04, 2020 - Feb. 29, 2020 , Saturdays, 2:30-4:30pm (no session 1/25)
  • Queensboro Hill Library
  • 60-05 Main Street, Flushing
  • Adult
  • FREE

Learn to make recipes your family will love, plan meals, read labels, taste healthy snacks, and practice food safety.

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Make Something! Workshop Series

  • Mar. 03, 2020 - May. 05, 2020 , Tuesdays, 6:30pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • Teen, Adult
  • $125 for 10 week session; $25 for teens

Create a baby quilt in time for Mother’s Day! Over ten weeks, learn the basics of quilting to sew a beautiful 36”x 36” quilt. Participants will learn to hand sew, edge, baste, bat, as well as some machine work. Quilt supplies included, sewing machine onsite.

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Toddler Time - Springtime at the Zoo

  • Mar. 18, 2020 - May. 20, 2020 , Select Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am
  • Queens Zoo
  • 53-51 111th St., Corona
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $185

You and your child can explore the zoo each week during the spring season and discover how animals awaken from their winter rest and burst into activity. Each week we will look at different animals and learn about them through song, movement, crafts and a visit from one of our animal friends.

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Art in the Garden: Recollections

  • Jan. 17, 2020 - Mar. 22, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

See select works from the first ten years of exhibitions in QBG’s art gallery.

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Games Galore!

  • Jan. 06, 2020 - Mar. 30, 2020 , Mondays, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
  • 121-23 14 Ave., College Point
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Play Monopoly, Candy Land, Chutes & Ladders, Jenga, and more! This is for school-age kids.

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Parent-Child Workshop

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Apr. 08, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • Flushing Library
  • 41-17 Main Street, Flushing
  • Baby
  • FREE

An early learning specialist gives parents and their tots an overview of the Early Learning Area, including activities parents can do to help their children's early learning.

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QBH Kids Going Green STEM Architecture Series

  • Jan. 09, 2020 - Apr. 30, 2020 , Thursdays, 4:00-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Queensboro Hill Branch
  • 60-05 Main St., Flushing
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Use tablets to learn about and explore the importance of animal conversation and harmful effects of global warming.

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Little Scientists

  • Mar. 02, 2020 - Jun. 29, 2020 , Every other Monday, 11:00-11:45AM
  • Queens Library - Ridgewood Branch
  • 20-12 Madison St., Ridgewood
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Tackle new STEM challenges and to explore apps and other early learning technology for children ages 2-5.

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Needlework

  • Jan. 07, 2020 - May. 26, 2020 , Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Bayside Library
  • 214-20 Northern Blvd., Bayside
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Learn needlework. Material is limited.

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The Socrates Annual 2019

  • Oct. 05, 2019 - Mar. 08, 2020 , See website for details
  • Socrates Sculpture Park
  • 35-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Each fall Socrates presents an exhibition of new commissions made by artists awarded the Park’s Socrates Annual Fellowship. Produced on-site in our outdoor studio over the course of the summer, these artworks engage the Park’s unique history, landscape, and surrounding community.

 

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Seaside Teen Anime/Gaming Club

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Jun. 24, 2020 , Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Seaside Branch
  • 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park
  • Teen
  • FREE

Teens! Join Wednesday afternoons for a variety of anime features and gaming!

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Moving Image Studio

  • Jan. 11, 2020 - Jun. 28, 2020 , Weekends, 11:00am
  • Museum of the Moving Image
  • 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • Free with museum admission ($15 adults; $9 children ages 3-17; free for children younger than 3)

Moving Image Studio is the Museum's drop-in space where visitors of all ages can create media and other projects. Families are welcome to stop by and experiment by performing in front of a green-screen or create live animation works using Lego sets.

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Capoeira Classes

  • Jan. 06, 2020 - Jun. 24, 2020 , Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:15-8:45pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $20; $15 kids; First class free

Learn the Afro-Brazilian art of Capoeira, a fusion of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics.

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Teen Video Gaming

  • Jan. 07, 2020 - Jun. 30, 2020 , Tuesdays, 4:00-5:15pm
  • Queens Library - Arverne
  • 312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne
  • Teen
  • FREE

Join your fellow teens to play the latest video games on the Xbox One & PS 4 video systems. You will have fun competing with your friends while building your hand-eye coordination.

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Children's Matinee

  • Dec. 04, 2019 - Jun. 03, 2020 , First Wednesday of each month, 4:00-5:45pm (second Wednesday of January)
  • Queens Library - Windsor Park Branch
  • 79-50 Bell Blvd., Bayside
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Children are invited to watch a movie after finishing their homework!

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Nature Play Club

  • Oct. 20, 2019 - Apr. 23, 2020 , Third Sunday of each month, 2:00pm
  • Queens Zoo
  • 53-51 111th St., Corona
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Enjoy free monthly sessions at the Zoo and in nearby parks, connecting families back to nature through unstructured, free-play exploration. Registration required. 

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Read Aloud & Arts And Crafts

  • Dec. 10, 2019 - Jun. 16, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Astoria Branch
  • 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Long Island City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Listen to a chapter a week (or maybe more) of a book aloud. Follow along with your own copy or just enjoy the dulcet tones of the reader. This is suggested for ages 6 and older.

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Toddler Storytime (Bilingual English/Spanish)

  • Dec. 04, 2019 - Jun. 17, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Queens Library - Astoria Branch
  • 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Long Island City
  • Baby
  • FREE

Join us for a read aloud, finger rhymes, games, and more. This program is for children up to 3 years old and their caregivers. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Children's Book Club and Performance Series

  • Nov. 18, 2019 - Jun. 03, 2020 , see website for showtimes
  • Queensborough Performing Arts Center
  • 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside
  • All Ages
  • $9

At an Arts On Stage show, the theater is converted into a learning laboratory deepening and enriching student learning. A combination of live adaptations of children’s literature, academic and rich cultural programs, enable real-life lessons in friendship, math, science and history.

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Teen Digital Media Lab

  • Nov. 01, 2019 - May. 22, 2020 , Select Fridays, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Museum of the Moving Image
  • 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria
  • Teen
  • Free with museum admission ($15 adults; $11 seniors; $9 children ages 3-17; free for children younger than 3)

A series of free design jams just for teens and a unique opportunity to get exclusive access to the Museum, to share in your favorite kinds of media-making, or to experiment with something new.

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Trivia

  • Dec. 03, 2019 - Jun. 23, 2020 , Tuesdays, 5:00-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Ridgewood Branch
  • 20-12 Madison St., Ridgewood
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Children and teens are invited to join us every Tuesday for trivia in the auditorium.

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Teen Movie Night

  • Dec. 04, 2019 - Jun. 24, 2020 , Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm (no session on 12/25)
  • Queens Library - Central Library
  • 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica
  • Teen
  • FREE

Come to the Teen Space to enjoy viewers' choice movies every Wednesday.

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Crafternoons

  • Dec. 03, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Ridgewood Branch
  • 20-12 Madison St., Ridgewood
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Have fun crafting with our children's librarian!

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Survival: The Exhibition

  • Feb. 15, 2020 - Sep. 13, 2020 , Mon - Fri, 9:30 am – 5 pm; Sat & Sun, 10 am – 6 pm
  • New York Hall of Science
  • 4701 111th St., Corona
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $7 per person, plus museum admission ($16 adults; $13 children, students & senior citizens)

Survival: The Exhibition features a zipline, ropes course and museum displays that simulate extreme scenarios in an interactive and safe place for visitors of all ages to learn and test essential survival skills. Topics explored include first aid, water safety, navigation, fire and preparedness.

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STEAM Activities

  • Oct. 17, 2019 - Jun. 18, 2020 , Thursdays, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Astoria Branch
  • 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Long Island City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

This program introduces children 6-11 years old to the amazing world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math through simple science experiments and related activities.

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Circle of Friends

  • Oct. 04, 2019 - Jun. 19, 2020 , Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Astoria Branch
  • 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Long Island City
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

This program is for children 6-13 years old with autism spectrum disorder. The goal of this program is to help children to learn social skills through simple science experiments, art projects, and board games. A therapist or caregiver must be present.

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Saturday Family Movie

  • Sep. 14, 2019 - Jun. 27, 2020 , Saturdays, 2:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Arverne
  • 312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne
  • All Ages
  • FREE

 

Families are invited to join us for our Saturday afternoon movie screening.

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Chess with Mr. Fariad

  • Sep. 07, 2019 - Jun. 27, 2020 , Saturdays, 1:30-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - Rosedale Branch
  • 144-20 243 St., Rosedale
  • All Ages
  • FREE

 

All chess lovers are welcome to this program: advanced players, intermediate, and beginners.

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Lanyard Club

  • Jan. 02, 2020 - Oct. 24, 2020 , Weekdays and Saturdays, 3:30-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Richmond Hill Branch
  • 118-14 Hillside Ave.,
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Teens and tweens make a lanyard keychain or bracelet.

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Chess For All

  • Sep. 03, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2020 , Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Rosedale Branch
  • 144-20 243 St., Rosedale
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This program is open to all chess lovers from beginners to advanced players.

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'Guess What' - The Family-Friendly Stand Up Comedy Show

  • Apr. 20, 2019 - Dec. 19, 2020 , Third Saturdays, 12:30pm
  • The Creek & The Cave
  • 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • $10

The show is hosted by an 12-year-old and her dad.

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Picture Book Time

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Dec. 23, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Queens Library - Richmond Hill Branch
  • 118-14 Hillside Ave.,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join for stories, songs, finger plays, and a simple arts and crafts activity.

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Superpower Dogs 3D

  • Jun. 15, 2019 - May. 31, 2020 , Daily; 11 am & 1 pm
  • New York Hall of Science
  • 47-01 111th Street, Corona
  • All Ages
  • $6 adults; $5 children, students & senior citizens, plus museum admission

This immersive 3D movie showcases the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world's most amazing dogs.

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Children Knit & Crochet

  • Jan. 07, 2019 - Jun. 23, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Windsor Park Branch
  • 79-50 Bell Blvd., Bayside
  • Tween
  • FREE

Children ages 8-12 can learn how to knit or crochet! Families will be responsible for bringing a Crochet Hook - Size G or H, or Knitting Needles - Size 7, 8, or 9.

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NYRR Open Run Baisley Pond Park

  • Jun. 22, 2019 - Dec. 26, 2020 , 9:00 am; Check-in 8:45 am
  • Baisley Pond Park
  • 156-10 Baisley Blvd, Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free

NYRR Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative - bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks.

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