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Looking for kids activities and events near you in the New York area this weekend? NYMetroParents produces the largest family event calendar in the city for parents just like you who are looking for kids events today and this weekend. Use the filters below to sort for kids events near you, by age range, and more. If you’re looking for recommendations, our editors round up their picks for the best kids events in BrooklynManhattanQueensLong IslandWestchester and Rockland.

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CANCELED: All Kids Fair

  • Apr. 26, 2020, 10am-4:30pm
  • Hilton Long Island/Huntington
  • 598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville
  • All Ages
  • $7 per adult or child ages 2 and older; free for children 1 and younger

A day of fun including more than 80 exhibitors, bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, and a petting zoo, plus tons of kids' classes for all ages. Bring new or used books to benefit The Book Fairies and receive raffle tickets to win fabulous prizes.

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Imagine Your Story: The Music, Bubble, And Comedy Show

  • Apr. 03, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Queens Library - Cambria Heights Branch
  • 218-13 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children will enjoy wonderful songs and tales based on classic fairy tales. This program is also crafted to be inclusive for all children including those on the autism spectrum.

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Misterios De La Máscara: Lucha Libre Mask Making

  • Apr. 03, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Cambria Heights Branch
  • 218-13 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights
  • Teen
  • FREE

Learn about the history of Mexican wrestling through storytelling while creating your own unique máscaras (masks).

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Family Film: 'Spies In Disguise'

  • Apr. 03, 2020, 2:30-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - North Hills Branch
  • 57-04 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join us for a family fun film adventure with "Spies in Disguise" (2019, PG).

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Easter Festival

  • Apr. 04, 2020, 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Juniper Valley Park
  • 80th Street and Juniper Boulevard, Middle Village
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Robert Holden for an afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, cotton candy, popcorn, music, a nature educator, and an egg hunt.

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LIVING LAB: IT'S BABY SEASON!

  • Apr. 04, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $21

Learn how animals prepare for the birth of their babies and care for them until they are independent. Each session will include experiments with the help of live animals or plants. Registration required. 

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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

  • Apr. 04, 2020, 8:00am-10:00am
  • Queens Center Mall
  • 90-15 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Breakfast with the Bunny will include a free meal for kids (compliments of Applebee’s), music, dance, prizes, and contests with DJ Omar.  There will be an arts and craft project and special surprises.

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Hands on History: Victorian 'Hair' Jewelry

  • Apr. 04, 2020, 1:00-4:00pm
  • King Manor Museum
  • 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Find out why 19th century people made jewelry out of hair and make your own (using combed out yarn) to take home.

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KUPFERBERG PRESENTS: NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS

  • Apr. 04, 2020, 3:00pm
  • Kupferberg Center for the Arts
  • 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $20-30

The New Shanghai Circus combines award-winning acrobatics, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical wonder to present an unforgettable show of breathtaking skill and beauty, representing the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago.

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Movie Screening: 'The Public'

  • Apr. 04, 2020, 2:30-4:30pm
  • Bayside Library
  • 214-20 Northern Blvd., Bayside
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

A Cincinnati librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library in order to survive a brutal winter night in "The Public" (2018, PG-13).

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Spartan Kids Race

  • Apr. 04, 2020, Races begin 8:00am
  • Citi Field
  • 120-01 Roosevelt Ave, Corona
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $25.99-30.99

The race offers two distances for the little Spartans in your life, with obstacles in them just like the grown up versions.

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'True Justice' Film Screening

  • Apr. 04, 2020, 2:30pm
  • Queens Historical Society
  • 14335 37TH AVE, FLUSHING
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

QHS is happy to showcase the HBO film True Justice


-From HBO

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Music from China: Poetry in Music

  • Apr. 05, 2020, 2:00pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $18; $12 Members and Students; FREE for Teens

A quintet of Chinese strings with Western flute performs music inspired by Shijing poetry from Confucian times to the great poets of the Tang and Song dynasties.

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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

  • Apr. 05, 2020, 8:00am and 9:30am
  • The Shops at Atlas Park - Laser Bounce
  • 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale
  • All Ages
  • $5

Bring your little ones for story time, giveaways, and more at Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Call for reservations: 347-599-1919.

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POSTPONED: The Amazing Max

  • Apr. 05, 2020, 1:00pm and 4:00pm
  • Queens Theatre
  • 14 United Nations Avenue South, Corona
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $15

Magician Max conjures a custom experience that young ones will carry with them long after the show ends. 

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Kids' Garden Club

  • Apr. 06, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Peninsula
  • 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Kids will learn the importance of gardening, garden at the library, and grow their very own plants. Supplies are limited.

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Watercolor Easter Egg Surprise

  • Apr. 06, 2020, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - North Hills Branch
  • 57-04 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Use watercolor and a white crayon to find a surprise Easter egg design.

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Easter Craft

  • Apr. 06, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Mitchell-Linden Branch
  • 31-32 Union St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Kids show their creative skills while making a beautiful Easter craft.

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Earth Day Craft

  • Apr. 06, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Rochdale Village Branch
  • 169-09 137 Ave., Jamaica
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Create a "Grass Head Guy/Gal" by planting some grass seed and then personalizing the face. It will take just about a week to get exciting results.

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STEM Mondays: Electric Slime

  • Apr. 06, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
  • 121-23 14 Ave., College Point
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Explore ways to make slime more conductive and create a colorful LED light display!

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Meditation for Kids

  • Apr. 06, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
  • 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn different forms and the benefits of meditation.

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Easter And Spring Craft

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 3:00-3:45pm
  • Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
  • 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Design a pop-up Easter or spring card for your family or yourself.

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Passover Craft

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - Arverne
  • 312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Paint a Star of David to commemorate Passover.

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Drag Queen Story Hour

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Elmhurst Branch
  • 86-07 Broadway, Elmhurst
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The program features a drag queen reading picture books, singing songs, and leading children in a craft activity. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm.

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Super Structures

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Langston Hughes Branch
  • 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Come and build with Legos!

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Aliens: Escape From Earth With Sciencetellers

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Lefferts Library
  • 103-34 Lefferts Blvd., Richmond Hill
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Discover the unbelievable world of science through experiments and demonstrations with chemical reactions, polymers, pressure, inertia, energy, explosions, and more! Preregistration is required.

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Family Easter Egg Hunt

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - Howard Beach Branch
  • 92-06 156 Ave., Howard Beach
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Hunt for Easter eggs hidden in the library!

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Easter Crafts For Kids

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - Maspeth Branch
  • 69-70 Grand Ave., Maspeth
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join us for Easter crafts at the library.

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Spring Craft

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
  • 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Get your craft on! This is for ages 6-12.

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Easter Egg Hunt

  • Apr. 09, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - South Hollis Branch
  • 204-01 Hollis Ave., South Hollis
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This Easter egg hunt is a fun holiday activity for kids of all ages.

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Happy Spring Game Time

  • Apr. 09, 2020, 2:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Auburndale Branch
  • 25-55 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

An afternoon of Bingo, checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, Monopoly, Scrabble, Tic-Tac-Toe, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!

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Family Film: 'The Lorax'

  • Apr. 10, 2020, 2:30-4:30pm
  • North Hills Library
  • 57-04 Marathon Pkwy, Little Neck
  • All Ages
  • FREE

In honor of National Poetry Month and the upcoming Earth Day, see "The Lorax"! (2012, PG).

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Spring Soiree

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 5:00-8:00 pm
  • Queens Dance Project
  • 214-26 41 Ave, BAYSIDE
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $30 for nonmembers; $25 for members

Celebrate the beginning of spring through season themed activities, dance, and fun!

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Barnyard Egg Hunt

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 11:00am–3:00 pm
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • Advance Tickets Only: $10 all ages; Free for Farm Members

Meet Whiskers the Bunny and try your luck at egg tossing and egg rolling games. Visit farm animals and take a hayride. Advance tickets required.

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Face Painting With Apryl Cadabra

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - East Elmhurst Branch
  • 95-06 Astoria Boulevard, East Elmhurst
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children will receive elaborate, ornate designs by Apryl Cadabra Entertainment Agency Inc. Preregistration is required.

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Build-A-Poem Workshop

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Queens Library - Langston Hughes Branch
  • 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Bring your child to enjoy the humorous poetry of Darren Sardelli while learning how to write a funny poem!

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ANNUAL EGG HUNT & FESTIVAL

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Gantry Park
  • Center Boulevard at 48th Avenue, Long Island City
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Little ones can hunt for eggs and enjoy a fun Easter festival! Pre-registration required.

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ANNUAL EGG HUNT & FESTIVAL

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 2:00-3:30pm
  • Queensbridge Park
  • Queensboro Bridge, 41 Rd., 40 Ave. bet. The East River, Vernon Blvd., and 21 St., Queens
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Kids can hunt for eggs and enjoy a fun Easter festival! Registration is required.

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

  • Apr. 13, 2020, 2:30-4:00pm
  • Lewis Latimer House Museum
  • 34-41 137th St, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

After the egg hunt, author Adrienne Leslie will lead an exciting Easter storytelling activity. RSVP required.

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Spring April Showers Watercolor Craft

  • Apr. 13, 2020, 2:45-3:30pm
  • North Hills Library
  • 57-04 Marathon Pkwy, Little Neck
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Use crayons and watercolor to create a water resistant masterpiece!

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Spring Crafts For Kids

  • Apr. 13, 2020, 4:00-4:45pm
  • Queens Library - Auburndale Branch
  • 25-55 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Ages three and up, please come and join us to make your own beautiful crafts for spring.

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STEM Mondays: Fruit And Veggie Batteries

  • Apr. 13, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
  • 121-23 14 Ave., College Point
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Acidic fruits and veggies allow electrons to flow from one metal to another creating an electric current, which can light an LED light.

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Pointillism Art And Painting Afternoon

  • Apr. 13, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Rosedale Branch
  • 144-20 243 St., Rosedale
  • Teen
  • FREE

Learn about Census data while exploring how it can be translated into unique works of art made by you.

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Family Film: 'The Incredibles'

  • Apr. 14, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm
  • Queens Library - Hillcrest
  • 187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy a family-friendly movie at the library, "The Incredibles" (2004, PG).

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Fine Feathered Friends

  • Apr. 14, 2020, 10:30-11:45am
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $20

Celebrate spring by learning about local forest birds. Hands-on discovery of feathers, nests, eggs, and live animal guests will engage young learners. Registration required. 

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Face Painting

  • Apr. 14, 2020, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Woodside Branch
  • 54-22 Skillman Ave., Woodside
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join for face painting with Bengali-born Shahnaz Begum.

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Funny Folktales

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 2:30-3:15pm
  • Queens Library - Whitestone Branch
  • 151-10 14 Rd., Whitestone
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children ages 5-10 years will enjoy listening to funny folktales from different cultures and then drawing pictures related to the stories.

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Black Out Poetry

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Arverne
  • 312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Create a new poem from an old one! Kids will receive a page of text and then scribble out some of the words and sentences to create new meanings.

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Family Animal Meet & Greet

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-2:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $18 per family of four or less

Learn some interesting critter facts while you meet five different animals from APEC’s Animal Collection. Friends are also welcome as part of your party of four. Registration required. 

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Poetry Theater!

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
  • 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join in acting out famous poems!

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Bengali New Year Celebration

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 3:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - South Jamaica Branch
  • 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., South Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bengali New Year is celebrated in Bangladesh and all around the world by Bengali people. Celebrate this regional holiday with cultural arts and crafts.

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Family Recess

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 2:00-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - Flushing Branch
  • 41-17 Main St., Flushing
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Families play together and enjoy a "schoolyard" recess: hopscotch, step-a-log, platform stilts, balloon toss, and chalk art.

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I Want to Be a Vet

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Young elementary
  • $24

Enjoy pretend play examining animals, look at animal x-rays, groom the rabbits, and help take care of the turtles. Registration required. 

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Vet Tech 101

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Tween
  • $28

From eye examinations to checking teeth, gums, and ears, Vet Tech students will learn the ins and outs of keeping some of the most common pet animals in peak medical condition. Registration required. 

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Paint Workshop With Juan Ortega

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Lefferts Library
  • 103-34 Lefferts Blvd., Richmond Hill
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Everyone gets to go home with their very own masterpiece. Preregistration is required by phone or in person. 

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Earth Day Craft

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 3:30-4:15pm
  • Queens Library - Auburndale Branch
  • 25-55 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children with their caregivers will make a craft relating to Earth Day.

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Family Film: 'An American Tail'

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 2:30-4:30pm
  • North Hills Library
  • 57-04 Marathon Pkwy, Little Neck
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A young mouse named Fievel Mousekewitz (Phillip Glasser) and his family emigrate from Russia to the United States by boat after their home is destroyed by cats. (1986, G)

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Spring Crafts For Kids

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Queens Library- McGoldrick branch
  • 155-06 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Please come and join us to make your own spring craft.

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Earth Day Celebration at Forest Park

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Forest Park Visitor Center
  • Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive, Queens
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with kid-friendly craft activities, nature walks, and a trail cleanup.

 

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Plaza Theatrical Productions Presents The Wizard Of Oz

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Queens Library - Ozone Park Branch
  • 92-24 Rockaway Boulevard, Ozone Park
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The celebrated children's classic comes to life onstage with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. The entire family will enjoy this adaptation, complete with costumes, sets, and the music of the MGM movie.

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Little Cooks: Fruit Bowl Painting

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 11:30-12:30pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Young elementary
  • $22

Make and enjoy a delicious and healthy fruit salad together, and create a fruit bowl painting. Registration required. 

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Henna Hand Painting Designs For You

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 2:00-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - Woodside Branch
  • 54-22 Skillman Ave., Woodside
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Get a free and beautiful henna hand painting design from local artist Shahnaz!

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April Autism Awareness Event

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 2:00-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - Maspeth Branch
  • 69-70 Grand Ave., Maspeth
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Maspeth Library, features presenter Greg Vasicek, who is the founder and president of the local nonprofit Play4Autism. The event will include interactive games for children, a movie presentation, sensitivity training, pamphlets with facts about autism, and giveaways.

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Finding Poetry Through Collage

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 1:00-2:30pm
  • Queens Library: Briarwood Branch
  • 85-12 Main St., Brairwood
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Find poems in unusual places by combining visual media, newspapers, magazines, and even published poems to create an entirely new “found poem” through blacking out words and incorporating drawings and decorations within the text.

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Myrtle Avenue Street Festival

  • Apr. 19, 2020, 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Myrtle Ave
  • Myrtle Ave from Wyckoff Ave to Forest Ave, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Shop, eat, play!

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Paper Plate Earth Day Craft

  • Apr. 20, 2020, 2:30-3:15pm
  • Queens Library - North Hills Branch
  • 57-04 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Use watercolor and paper plates to create your very own Earth!

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Family Movie: 'Ratatouille'

  • Apr. 20, 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 "Ratatouille" (2007, G). This movie is about a delectable tale of a rat who dreams of becoming a gourmet chef.

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Paper Flowers And Other Spring Designs

  • Apr. 21, 2020, 3:00-3:45pm
  • Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
  • 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Make tulips and other flowers using origami paper folding.

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Earth Day Drop, Swap, and Shop

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Drop off your gently used, clean and functional children’s toys, games, puzzles, and books. Bring a reusable bag and let the fun begin. Each participant is limited to bring and take one bag of donations.

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Earth Day Craft Program For Children

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Whitestone Branch
  • 151-10 14 Rd., Whitestone
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children ages 5-10 will assemble and decorate a beautiful craft to celebrate Earth Day.

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Earth Day Planting

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Arverne
  • 312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Plant a seed and decorate the cup it comes in!

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Earth Day Library Cleanup

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Fresh Meadows Branch
  • 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows
  • Teen
  • FREE

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by helping clean up the library grounds. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers you don't mind getting a little dirty.

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Earth Day: Arts & Crafts Activity

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Windsor Park Branch
  • 79-50 Bell Blvd., Bayside
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Celebrate Earth Day with an earth-themed arts and crafts activity!

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Earth Day Craft

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Mitchell-Linden Branch
  • 31-32 Union St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Kids will show their creative skills making beautiful crafts celebrating Earth Day.

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Pointillism Art/Paint Night

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - Ozone Park Branch
  • 92-24 Rockaway Boulevard, Ozone Park
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Who says Census data is boring? Come learn about it while exploring how it can be translated into unique works of art made by you.

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Line Art

  • Apr. 23, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
  • 121-23 14 Ave., College Point
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Get inspiration from books about lines, and then use wool, cord, and ribbon to create your own pictures and designs.

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Children's Scavenger Hunt!

  • Apr. 23, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Windsor Park Branch
  • 79-50 Bell Blvd., Bayside
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children can celebrate National Library Week in a fun way: Let's have a library scavenger hunt! See if you can work as a part of a team, trying to find requested items throughout our Children's Room!

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Maspeth Movie: 'Playing With Fire'

  • Apr. 24, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - Maspeth Branch
  • 69-70 Grand Ave., Maspeth
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A fire superintendent and his crew of smoke jumpers find themselves in over their heads after they rescue three siblings in the path of a wildfire, but are forced to babysit the unruly and unpredictable youngsters while they try to locate their parents (2019, PG).

 

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Family Film: 'A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

  • Apr. 24, 2020, 2:30-4:15pm
  • North Hills Library
  • 57-04 Marathon Pkwy, Little Neck
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn all about Mr. Roger's empathy, kindness, and decency (2019, PG).

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Pajama Storytime - Celebrating the Earth

  • Apr. 24, 2020, 5:30-8:00pm
  • Queens Zoo
  • 53-51 111th St., Corona
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $25

Learn about how you can help local wildlife through all sorts of activities and actions. Explore the pollinator garden and discover how important bees are for plants and other wildlife. Meet some animal guests, spend some time in the zoo, and end the evening with some refreshments and a nice story.

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CrossCurrent Contemporary Dance Festival

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 2:00pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $18; $12 Members and Students; FREE for Teens

A celebration of the vibrant and diverse Asian American contemporary dance in the New York City area. Produced by Nai- Ni Chen and presented by Flushing Town Hall, the festival brings together some of the best and the most creative contemporary dance choreographers in the NY Asian American Community.

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NYC Parks Spring Invitational Double Dutch Tournament

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 9:30am-5:00pm
  • Sorrentino Recreation Center
  • 1848 Carnaga Avenue, Far Rockaway
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Test your skills against the best NYC has to offer! Participants are welcome to register as a team or unattached for this competition.

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Earth Day Beautification

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Forest Park - Sobelsohn Playground
  • 80-30 Park Lane, Queens
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Help beautify the gardens around the Overlook and Sobelsohn Playground area. Dress in clothing that can get dirty and bring your own water bottle and snack. Registration required.

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A Balloon Show With Nick The Balloonatic

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Fresh Meadows Branch
  • 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows
  • All Ages
  • FREE

In this fun-filled balloon show, Nick the Balloonatic will interact with children as he sculpts balloons, laughs, and jokes, making everyone feel special. Crazy hats, animals, and your favorite characters will be given to children to take home.

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Frogs, Bugs & Animal Show With Jason Reilly

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodside Branch
  • 54-22 Skillman Ave., Woodside
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

This program features frogs, bugs, chinchillas, and a chicken. Learn about where these animals are from, what they eat, when they sleep, and how they protect themselves.

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Autism Awareness Action Day 2020

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 12:00-5:00pm
  • The Shops at Atlas Park
  • 8000 Cooper Ave, Glendale
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Play4Autism for a day of spreading awareness and acceptance during their 3rd Annual Autism Awareness Action Day!

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APEC Adventure Time: Bouncing Bunnies

  • Apr. 26, 2020, 2:00-3:15pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Baby
  • $20

Bounce, hop, and taste some veggies that APEC’s rabbits love to eat. Toddlers and parents/caregivers enjoy some special time together as they socialize with other youngsters and learn about nature. Registration required. 

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Arbor Fest: Branches, Blooms, & Bugs

  • Apr. 26, 2020, 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $10 adults; $8 children

Greener than ever, this year’s event will spotlight all things branches, blooms, and bugs with live music, nature-themed crafts, garden demonstrations, interactive experiences, performances, and more. 

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Family Movie: 'Wizard Of Oz'

  • Apr. 27, 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 "Wizard of Oz" (1939, G).

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Let's Make Spring Playdough

  • Apr. 27, 2020, 2:45-3:45pm
  • Queens Library - North Hills Branch
  • 57-04 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Make your very own playdough!

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STEM: Make A Butterfly Life Cycle!

  • Apr. 28, 2020, 3:00-3:45pm
  • Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
  • 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly in this interactive crafting project.

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A Reptile 'Edventure' And Conservation Presentation With Erik Callender

  • Apr. 29, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Queensboro Hill Branch
  • 60-05 Main St., Flushing
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

A unique opportunity to see and learn about the importance of conservation and reptiles, amphibians, and insects from around the world.

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Animals Alive

  • Apr. 30, 2020, 3:30-4:15pm
  • Queens Library: Baisley Park Branch
  • 117-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Alley Pond Environmental center will present the "Animals Alive" program to children.

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Peter Rabbit 2

  • Apr. 30, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
  • 121-23 14 Ave., College Point
  • All Ages
  • FREE

To celebrate the movie release on April 3, learn about healthy eating, growing vegetables, making rabbit ears, and more!

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KCA Cinema Sundays: The Wizard of Oz

  • May. 03, 2020, 3:00pm
  • Kupferberg Center for the Arts
  • 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing
  • $9 adults; $6 children

Nearly 80 years since it first premiered, this beloved film continues to captivate audiences today. Follow Dorothy Gale as she is swept away from her farm to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas.

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Storytime & Craft: Spring Blossoms

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Apr. 05, 2020 , Saturday and Sunday, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with garden admission ($6 adults; $2 children ages 4 to 12; free for children younger than 4)

Bring your little nature lover for blossom-themed stories and make accompanying botanically themed crafts. Recommended for age 10 and younger (accompanied by an adult).

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Easter Disco Kids Party

  • Apr. 11, 2020 - Apr. 12, 2020 , Saturday and Sunday, 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Doha Nightclub
  • 3834 31st St, Long Island City
  • $25

This Easter party features music and dancing, a magic show, a balloon egg hunt, and more. All you have to do is bring your kids, get “eggcited”, and grab a basket.

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Applied Microbiology 2020

  • Apr. 24, 2020 - Apr. 25, 2020 , 09: am - 06:00 pm
  • New York,USA
  • New York, New York
  • Adult
  • $599

On behalf of Organizing Committee of Applied Microbiology 2020, we are inviting you to attend New Frontier?s in Applied and Environmental Microbiol...

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Mid-Spring Recess Wildlife Program

  • Apr. 14, 2020 - Apr. 17, 2020 , Tuesday through Friday, 1:30-4:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Young elementary
  • $120

Join enthusiastic educators for this exciting four day afternoon camp focusing on Spring wildlife.  Learn about some of our forest friends and plants, participate in STEM activities and group games, create crafts, listen to nature stories and join in fun outdoor hikes.  Bring nut-free snack and water bottle.  Reserve your spot, space is limited to 12 participants. 

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Spring Break Activities for Kids!

  • Apr. 14, 2020 - Apr. 17, 2020 , daily, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • Free with garden admission ($6 adults; $2 children ages 4 to 12; free for children younger than 4)

Children visit nature-themed activity stations, create botanical crafts, and get their hands dirty as they sift and search through the Exploration Station.

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SPRING SCHOOL RECESS - Earth Cycles

  • Apr. 13, 2020 - Apr. 17, 2020 , daily, 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Queens Zoo
  • 53-51 111th St., Corona
  • Young elementary
  • $400

Almost everything is part of a cycle. Campers will spend a week with us exploring cycles that control things like seasons, weather, food. 

This camp is for children in K - 3rd grade (child must be 4 years old by time of program). Snack provided, but children must bring their own nut-free lunches.

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Easter Bunny Photos

  • Apr. 03, 2020 - Apr. 11, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • The Shops at Atlas Park
  • 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale
  • All Ages
  • Photos packages available for purchase

Round up the family, put on your best, and flash a smile for an Easter photo shoot.

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Apple Blossom Children's Carnival

  • Apr. 18, 2020 - Apr. 26, 2020 , Weekends, 11:00am–6:00 pm
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • Advance Tickets: $15 all ages ($10/Member); Door Tickets: $20 all ages

Celebrate spring down on the farm with children's carnival rides, hayrides, and midway games.

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Green Meadows Farm Easter Egg Hunt

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Apr. 13, 2020 , 4/4-5, 4/10-13, 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Alley Pond Park
  • Little Neck Bay, L.I.E., Union Tpk, bet. Springfield Blvd, Douglaston Pkwy, Hanford St, Oakland Gardens
  • All Ages
  • $9 on 4/4 and 4/5; $10 all other days

Search for treasures at this Annual Easter Egg Hunt, and enjoy photos with “Whiskers” the Easter bunny, a kids’ comedy show, a barnyard playground, and more.

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ONLINE DRAMA with Caroline Gombe

  • Apr. 10, 2020 - Apr. 24, 2020 , Fridays, 4pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

All the world's a stage, even your home during quarantine, with these weekly sessions. Using Meyerhold's biomechanics as a foundation, youn...

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Family Fun Time

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Apr. 25, 2020 , Saturdays, 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
  • 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Every Saturday enjoy reading, playing, and coloring with your child in the Children's room.

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ONLINE MUSIC with Karina Parker

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Apr. 25, 2020 , Saturdays, 1pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

This music series will incorporate all aspects of general music learning from note reading and rhythmic studies, to music history and music appreci...

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Writing Boxes

  • Apr. 07, 2020 - Apr. 28, 2020 , 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Astoria Branch
  • 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Long Island City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Give children the opportunity to write for fun while strengthening writing skills.

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ONLINE DANCE with Janora Blackman

  • Apr. 07, 2020 - Apr. 28, 2020 , Tuesdays, 4pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

An excited array of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs are in store, courtesy of JCAL's partners at the Mentor Project....

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ONLINE ART with Anthony Carter

  • Apr. 08, 2020 - Apr. 29, 2020 , Wednesdays, 4pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

This music series will incorporate all aspects of general music learning from note reading and rhythmic studies, to music history and music appreci...

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CANCELLED - Easter Bunny Photos

  • Mar. 20, 2020 - Apr. 11, 2020 , Sundays through Thursdays, 11:00am-8:00pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Queens Center Mall
  • 90-15 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst
  • All Ages
  • Photos packages available for purchase

The eggs are in the basket and the chocolates are wrapped: now it’s time for your bunny snap!

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ONLINE STEM with special guests from The Mentor Project

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Apr. 30, 2020 , Saturdays, 11am and Thursdays, 4pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

An excited array of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs are in store, courtesy of JCAL's partners at the Mentor Project....

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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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Children's Movies

  • Mar. 27, 2020 - Apr. 24, 2020 , 3/27 and 4/24, 3:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Broadway Branch
  • 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to join us to watch The Addams Family.

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Kids at Art

  • Apr. 02, 2020 - Apr. 30, 2020 , Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Queens Library - Central Library
  • 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Children will work with different types of art materials such as wrapped yarn, resist paint, bubble wrap, and pastel shaving cream.

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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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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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Audubon Bird Walk

  • Mar. 29, 2020 - May. 16, 2020 , 3/29, 4/4, 4/19, 4/25, 5/16, 9:30-10:30am
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • Free in March; Free with garden admission April and May ($6 adults; $2 children ages 4 to 12; free for children younger than 4)

Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat. Registration required.

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Coloring Fun

  • Apr. 01, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:30am (no session 4/29)
  • Queens Library- McGoldrick branch
  • 155-06 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join us for some fun coloring time!

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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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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 conservation 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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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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Activity Table

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Oct. 25, 2020 , Weekends, 2:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with garden admission ($6 adults; $2 children ages 4 to 12; free for children younger than 4)

Drop-in for family-friendly botanical-themed arts and crafts at the weekend Activity Table. Recommended for age 10 and under (accompanied by an adult).

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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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