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Join certified Baby Sign Language instructor Christina Napoletano as she leads children and their caregivers through ASL vocabulary, music, and play. Through her thoughtfully crafted themes and practical memory aid techniques, you can be communicating with your pre-verbal baby or toddler!
Celebrate the gift of laughter on Global Belly Laugh Day. There will be an open mic for participants to read a joke from a book, write an original joke and share it, or tell a funny story. Share some laughs with friends and family.
Climb on board and get ready for adventure at The Secret Theatre’s longest-running children’s musical in Queens. A melodic medley of misfits promises music, mischief, and a boatload of laughs for everyone.
FANFEST will feature appearances by new manager Carlos Beltrán, current Mets players, Mets' legends, and include games, ballpark tours, and other activities for the whole family.
For the 10th year in a row, the Museum’s second-floor galleries will transform into a spooky space for the most distinct costume party of the year. Expect an afternoon of performances, live music, face-painting, art-making, scavenger hunts, raffle prizes, and tasty treats for all ages!
In commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday. All are invited to a reading of various books. The program is sponsored by the Rosedale Friends Group. Refreshment will be provided through generous funds from Council Member Donovan Richards.
Celebrate the Year of the Rat at QBG with crafts, performances, and activities for the whole family!
Pixie boots, clown shoes, moccasins, flip flops, and moon boots. What will you design using just newspapers, scissors, and tape? The one rule is that you must build a pair of newspaper shoes for one of your team members that they can put on and take off without ripping the newspaper. For grades 2 and up.
Move to the incredibly danceable music of Grupo Rebolu! Learn the traditional steps of cumbia, puya, mapale, and bullerengue in this pre-show workshop. Then enjoy some Afro-Colombian music and dance.
Join us at the Lewis Latimer House Museum for a special Lunar New Year Celebration! We will offer fun hands-on tinkering activities combining art a...
Move to the incredibly danceable music of Grupo Rebolu! Learn the traditional steps of cumbia, puya, mapale, and bullerengue in this pre-show works...
All in the Family was a popular sitcom that aired between 1971 and 1979, it was set in our very own Queens! Rutgers University Press recently publi...
Co-presented with World Music Institute, Zhou Family Band plays traditional wind and percussion music that accompanies birth and death celebrations of the people of Central-Eastern China for more than 600 years.
Enjoy pretend play examining animals, look at animal x-rays, groom the rabbits, and help take care of the turtles. Students will love meeting the live animal guests.
Dog Man loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture. But can he save the city from Flippy, the cyborg fish and his army of Beasty Buildings? Will he catch Petey, the world's most evil cat? And will the boys finish the show before lunch time?
Carlos Pavan, an Argentine classical guitarist/composer warms up the parlor with an afternoon of original compositions drawing on Argentine tango/folks dances, jazz, and classical forms.
Join us for our annual Lunar New Year Celebration for Families! This year is celebrating the year of the Rat with folk dances, Lion Dance, and traditional arts & crafts. For the sixth year in a row, the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC) brings its signature program to the Queens Museum. This event will showcase an hour long performance program featuring professional artists and students of NYCCC’s School of the Arts, as well as a hands on Chinese Calligraphy workshop for kids and adults.
For centuries, people in China have celebrated the Lunar New Year in temple fairs. Bring your family to enjoy live performances, hands-on activities, and food to celebrate the Year of the Mouse!
Bring your family to the library and take a story walk, make Forky from Toy Story 4, play board games and card games, work on a puzzle, and build a Lego creation. Younger children can enjoy playdough, crawl through the tunnel, pretend in the kitchen, and play with trains and toys.
The Meeting is an engaging and intelligent play that depicts a fictional account of a secret meeting between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King.
Use microscopes to get a closer look and perhaps even find living things in soil. Each session will include experiments with the help of live animals or plants.
Families are invited to join at the Castle for a fun afternoon of Valentine crafts, activities, and snacks. Crafts are suitable for children ages 4...
Bring the whole family to this engaging and informative afternoon of free classical music with Queens’ own resident professional orchestra.
Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as we make booklets about his legacy and the need for peace and equality. Space is limited.
We'll read the history of great Civil Rights leaders and do a fun collage craft celebrating their life and works.
Enjoy an interactive dance workshop of African American dances.
Children will make a non-sew freedom quilt out of foam squares while learning the meaning of the codes of each square.
The focus of this club are the books, time periods, and dolls from the American Girl series. The library will provide copies of "Meet Addy: an American Girl" by Connie Porter. The fan club will read the book and discuss it. We will also do crafts and activities. Books are for ages 8 to 12 years old.
Open to jazz students, musicians, and music educators, Monthly Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills and jam with your peers. The house band is led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter. All are welcome, vocalists, too! Don’t play? Come listen!
Audience members become the storytellers in a series of African folktales as a facilitator guides them through an interactive African dance class accompanied by live percussion music. This is for ages 6 to 12.
Learn about the influences of African Americans on musical genres such as R&B, jazz, rap, and more. After enjoying some sample tunes play a "Name That Genre" musical trivia game. Join for some fun and prizes!
Learn how to identify owls by sight and sound, and how to attract these beneficial birds to your own backyard. Then head out for a very quiet guided night walk in search of owls and other nighttime wildlife.
Children ages 4 and older are welcome to build from their imagination or from a challenge card. Your creations will be displayed all month long in the children's room!
This event will feature renowned guitarists and singer-songwriters sharing the songs and stories that shaped them. Audience members are invited to bring guitars and other acoustic string instruments.
Drop off your children for a Valentine's Day Party!
Join Philippe the Penguin and Musicians from the New York Philharmonic to discover different families of instruments that live within an orchestra through games, storytelling, and hands-on music-making in one fun-filled hour and discover the joys of music.
Princess Particular can only think about her latest scheme to become a ballerina. Her Mom and Dad, King Loads-a-dough and Queen Patience, want her to focus on her princessly duties. Luckily, her maids, Chancellor, and Lady-in-Waiting are on hand to help make her dream come true.
Taught by contemporary Minhwa artist Stephanie Lee, participants will paint 19th century Korean tigers and magpies to take home for New Year’s luck!
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.
Tout a Trac's adaptation is faithful to the madness and humor of Lewis Carroll's original with one important twist: the story is no longer set in a garden, but in a library full of pop-up books.
What makes a liquid "dense?" Why do some things float and some things sink? Children observe this phenomena with the use of food coloring and liquid to create their own "fireworks in a jar!"
Test your trivia knowledge and learn about the incredible achievements of some of the most inspiring members of the African-American community past and present.
The Study the Stars program connects youth ages 6-13 with the natural environment and encourages healthy living through actively exploring the field of astronomy in their local parks and recreation centers.
Walk around Oakland Lake accompanied by Nancy Tognan of the Queens County Bird Club to look for ducks, coots, grebes, swans, geese, and more. Learn to use binoculars and a field guide.
Learn how magnets work while making a fun interactive art sculpture. Visitors will get to create dancing bugs that wiggle and grove with the power of magnets. Presented by Con Edison.
Show APEC’s animals some love by making tasty critter treats. Create a nature craft, meet some of APEC’s animals and enjoy a nature walk. Registration required.
Enjoy an afternoon of artwork, drumming and singing, dancing in traditional regalia, conversations, sharing of stories, social dances, and community building over refreshments.
Attention Queens parents, teachers, and kids: free creative writing classes available again at Queens Library! Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprof...
The Central Astoria LDC proudly present its "Multicultural Celebration" event on Sunday, February 16th, 2020 from 12:30 - 4:30 pm at RIOU...
Learn how plants played a very important role in his early life and later achievements. Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and creating a healing lotion to take home. Registration required.
Dissect flowers and learn about the function of each part before creating a floral-inspired suncatcher, to bring color into the home for the winter! Registration required.
Join LiteracyINC and NYPL in our parlor for a bilingual read aloud followed by an activity for the whole family!
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 Jimmy Van Bramer.
This hands-on workshop introduces kids to the life of red wiggler worms used for indoor composting. Set up your very own indoor compost bin during the workshop. Registration required.
After discovering a Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, teenage Yi and her two friends embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family. This is for ages 6-12 (2019, PG).
Explore the world of bugs by examining the parts of a squirmy earthworm, creating your own insect, and searching for bug homes in the Woodland. Registration required.
To prove the Brooklyn Bridge’s integrity, P.T. Barnum marched 21 circus elephants across it! Using craft sticks, paper towel rolls, and cups, kids will build a bridge to support 21 elephants (actually, rolls of pennies). For grades 2 and up.
Leopard Geckos and Bearded Lizards are interesting reptiles that many children love. Touch and feel their scales and watch them eat a crunchy, crawling snack! Registration required.
A relaxing winter afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity. Register on website.
Learn strategies for engaging your child during museum visits. For families with children ages 2-4. Reservations required.
Four decades before the Civil War, the African Grove Theatre Troupe sets out to stage Richard III, until another company snags a big star and attempts to stop them. A backstage story like no other--funny, furious, and uniquely American.
Learn strategies for engaging your child during museum visits. For children ages 2-4. Reservations required.
Develop your problem-solving skills using science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Have fun coding. Build an automatic street lamp, radio announcer, robots, remote control vehicles, and more. For grades 4 and above.
The children will use tablets to learn about and explore the importance of animal conservation. Then they will design and build their own sustainable communities using various interactive architecture building sets. For children ages 5-12.
Use Wacom Intuo tablets to make art: pin-back buttons, comic strips, and drawings to post on social media. Ages 11-14. Registration suggested.
Learn about modern trailblazers who are still alive. Then make beautiful bookmarks using plastic gems and ribbons.
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.
This program offers stories, songs, and finger plays for young children from 3-4 years. First-timers: Please speak with an Elmhurst children's librarian before your first storytime.
Babies ages 6-18 months and their adult caregivers can enjoy a lap-sit program with simple stories, songs, and bouncing rhymes, and play with educational toys and games.
Add some of your original drawings to the library zine! Stories, poems, jokes, and puzzles are also accepted. This is for ages 8-15.
Flushing Town Hall presents “A Good Beginning, Here” a cross-cultural exhibition that illuminates 8 diaspora artists who can trace their roots back in China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan.
Zumbini is a beautiful, interactive, bonding, music and movement for children ages 0-4 with their caregiver. It is easy and Fun.
Color In Milk is a free STEM program run by high school students. Our goal is to teach young students how to apply their knowledge of science, tech...
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.
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.
Come play Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. Smash Ultimate features a list of challenges that can be unlocked through various means that will offer rewards in exchange for completed tasks.
Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, is a great way to get children engaged in math and problem solving.
Celebrate the holiday season with a lantern park, diverse entertainment, food, modern art exhibitions, interactive games, cultural handcrafts, cultural heritage experiences, and live stage performances.
See select works from the first ten years of exhibitions in QBG’s art gallery.
The children will learn how to build a Lego Ev3 mindstorm robot and obstacle course. Then they will compete in the Queens Library Lego Robot competition in March 2020.
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.
Use tablets to learn about and explore the importance of animal conversation and harmful effects of global warming.
Museum visitors can experience the world's largest display of LEGO art during this special exhibition.
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.
Learn the Afro-Brazilian art of Capoeira, a fusion of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics.
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.
Enjoy free monthly sessions at the Zoo and in nearby parks, connecting families back to nature through unstructured, free-play exploration. Registration required.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vibrant, interactive theatre shows in which the children take the lead.
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.
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.
This program is open to all chess lovers from beginners to advanced players.
The show is hosted by an 11-year-old and her dad.
This immersive 3D movie showcases the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world's most amazing dogs.
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.
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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