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Baby/Toddler Sign Language

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • North Hills Library
  • 57-04 Marathon Pkwy, Little Neck
  • Baby
  • FREE

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!

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Family Movie

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Pomonok Library
  • 158-21 Jewel Ave., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Children and their families are invited for a family-friendly movie!

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Belly Laugh Day at Friday Kids' Club

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Glen Oaks Library
  • 256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks
  • All Ages
  • FREE

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.

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Open Mic Jokes For Belly Laugh Day!

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - Rochdale Village Branch
  • 169-09 137 Ave., Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Performers will sign up with the library staff with their joke or riddle and will be called up in a random order. Spectators are welcome.

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Lunar New Year Celebration

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 3:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
  • 121-23 14 Ave., College Point
  • All Ages
  • FREE

In astrology, the Rat represents wisdom, intelligence, and strong life force. Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a story and a simple craft.

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Family Storytime: Lunar New Year

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 11:15am-12:00pm
  • Flushing Library
  • 41-17 Main Street, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Lunar New Year in our family storytime!

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Pirate Pete's Parrot

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 2:30pm
  • The Secret Theatre
  • 44-02 23rd Street (between 44 Ave and 44th Rd), New York City
  • All Ages
  • $20 adults; $15 children younger than 17 (Family 4-pack for $40)

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.

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Little Cooks: Pickle Party

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 22475 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Young elementary
  • $22

Make yummy quick pickles and learn a little about fermented foods and why they are good for you. Then feed a cucumber to a special animal friend.

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Mets Fan Fest

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 12:00-2:00pm; 2:00-4:00pm; 4:00-6:00pm
  • Citi Field
  • 120-01 Roosevelt Ave, Corona
  • All Ages
  • $20 adults; $5 children younger than 13

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.

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Spooktacular: Out of this World's Fair!

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 2:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Museum
  • 111-01 Corona Ave., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $25

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!

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Dream to Read

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 2:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Rosedale Branch
  • 144-20 243 St., Rosedale
  • All Ages
  • FREE

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.

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Lunar New Year Celebration

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 12:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the Year of the Rat at QBG with crafts, performances, and activities for the whole family!

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S.T.E.A.M. Saturday: Newspaper Shoes

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Queens Library - Rochdale Village Branch
  • 169-09 137 Ave., Jamaica
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

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.

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Lunar New Year Craft

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 3:00-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
  • 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Make a Chinese Zodiac Mask for the Year of the Rat!

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Grupo Rebolu: Season Welcome Party!

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 3pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $14/$10 Members; $8 Children/$6 Member Children; free for Teens

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.

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Lunar New Year Celebration

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 12:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the Year of the Rat at QBG with crafts, performances, and activities for the whole family! Welcome the New Year with a plant from our Lucky Plant sale!

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Lunar New Year Tinker Festival

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 2:30-5:30pm
  • Lewis Latimer House Museum
  • 34-41 137th Street, Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE FREE

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...

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Lunar New Year Parade

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 11:00am
  • Lunar New Year Parade
  • 37th Ave and Union St, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A fun and festive parade in honor of Lunar New Year steps off at 11:00 am. 

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Grupo Rebolu: Season Welcome Party!

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 3:00pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $14; $8 Children; FREE for Teens

Move to the incredibly danceable music of Grupo Rebolu! Learn the traditional steps of cumbia, puya, mapale, and bullerengue in this pre-show works...

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Lecture: Why All In The Family Still Matters

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 2:30-4:00pm
  • Kingsland Homestead
  • 14335 37th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $5 adults, $3 Students and Members

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...

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Zhou Family Band

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 2:00pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $18; $12 students; free for teens

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. 

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I Want to Be a Vet

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 22475 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. Students will love meeting the live animal guests. 

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Animal Care Trainee

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 22475 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Tween
  • $24

Help care for APEC’s animals. Registration required. 

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Dog Man: The Musical

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 1:00pm and 3:00pm
  • Queens Theatre
  • 14 United Nations Avenue South, Corona
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $15

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?

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Classical Guitar from Argentina with Carlos Pavan

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 2:00pm
  • The Voelker Orth Museum
  • 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $12; $10 students

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.  

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Lunar New Year Celebration for Families

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm
  • Queens Museum
  • 111-01 Corona Ave., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission ($8 adults; free for anyone younger than 19)

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.

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Lunar New Year Storytime Celebration

  • Jan. 27, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Queensboro Hill Branch
  • 60-05 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Stories will be told about Lunar New Year. Then make a craft. A special surprise will be at this program as well.

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Family Movie: 'Dora And The Lost City Of Gold'

  • Jan. 27, 2020, 4:30-6:15pm
  • Queens Library: Briarwood Branch
  • 85-12 Main St., Brairwood
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Head to the Briarwood Public Library to watch "Dora and the Lost City of Gold" (2019, PG).

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Karaoke!

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
  • 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Sing your heart out or just listen!

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Watch a Book Movie Matinee: To Kill a Mockingbird

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 1:00-3:15pm
  • Kew Gardens Hills Library
  • 72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Watch the 1962 movie adaption of To Kill a Mockingbird. (NR)

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Teen Puzzle Day

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 2:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Peninsula
  • 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach
  • Teen
  • FREE

It's National Puzzle Day! Visit the teen area and help complete a 1,000-piece puzzle.

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Bookbusters

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Flushing Library
  • 41-17 Main Street, Flushing
  • Tween
  • FREE

Kids in grades 4-6 meet to discuss the book of the month. Books are available at the librarian's desk.

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Do You Want To Build A Snowman'

  • Jan. 30, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Hunters Point Branch
  • 47-40 Center Blvd, Long Island City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Can your team build the best (toilet paper) snowman?

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Family Movie: 'Abominable' (PG)

  • Jan. 31, 2020, 3:30-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Court Square Branch
  • 25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy a family movie the last Friday of every month!

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Family Crafts

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11:0am-1:00pm
  • Queens Library- McGoldrick branch
  • 155-06 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join us for some fun family crafts.

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Lunar New Year Chinese Temple Bazaar

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11:00am-1:00pm OR 2:00-4:00pM
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • $5; $3 Members; FREE for Teens

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!

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Groundhog Day Craft

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Queens Library - Peninsula
  • 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Make and take home a simple Groundhog Day craft.

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Children's Lunar New Year Celebration

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - Flushing Branch
  • 41-17 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the Year of the Rat. There will be crafts such as bead-making. Red envelopes will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

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Take Your Child To The Library Day

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Glen Oaks Library
  • 256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks
  • All Ages
  • FREE

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.

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The Meeting - Saturday Family Matinee

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • $5

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.

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LIVING LAB: SOIL SCIENCE

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 22475 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Young elementary
  • $21

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.

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Let's Get Crafty: Pop up Valentine's Day Cards

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 2:00-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - Hunters Point Branch
  • 47-40 Center Blvd, Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Create pop-up Valentine's day cards.

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Valentine Crafts at the Castle

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 12-2pm
  • Bayside Historical Society
  • 208 Totten Avenue, Bayside
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $5 per child; $15 maximum per family

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...

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SUNDAY SCIENCE DISCOVERY LAB: SUDS & SLIME

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 22475 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $18

Play with bubbles, make bubble wands and dig your hands into some foamy slime! Registration required. 

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QUEENS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FAMILY CONCERT SERIES: GERSHWIN GOT RHYTHM

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 3:00pm
  • Kupferberg Center for the Arts
  • 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring the whole family to this engaging and informative afternoon of free classical music with Queens’ own resident professional orchestra.

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Lunar New Year Celebration

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 12:00-3:00pm
  • Commonpoint Queens
  • 67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate with an afternoon of dance and musical performances, crafts, and activities for the whole family! Refreshments will be available for purchase.

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Peninsula
  • 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as we make booklets about his legacy and the need for peace and equality. Space is limited.

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Go Far, Go Together: Who Is Barack Obama For Kids

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Queensboro Hill Branch
  • 60-05 Main St., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children will learn about President Barack Obama and make a Barack Obama bookmark.

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Make Your Own Rainstick Musical Instrument

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Bay Terrace Library
  • 18-36 Bell Blvd., Bayside
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children in grades 1-5 will learn how to assemble and decorate their own rainstick musical instrument.

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African-American History Month Story And Craft Time

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 3:00-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
  • 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
  • All Ages
  • FREE

We'll read the history of great Civil Rights leaders and do a fun collage craft celebrating their life and works.

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African American Dance Workshop With Christine Campbell

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 4:15-5:00pm
  • Queens Library: Baisley Park Branch
  • 117-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy an interactive dance workshop of African American dances.

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Freedom Quilt - What We Know, What We Believe, And What Inspires Us

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Queens Library - Langston Hughes Branch
  • 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Children will make a non-sew freedom quilt out of foam squares while learning the meaning of the codes of each square.

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American Girl Fan Club: Addy Walker

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 3:30-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Howard Beach Branch
  • 92-06 156 Ave., Howard Beach
  • Tween
  • FREE

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.

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Monthly Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong

  • Feb. 05, 2020, 7:00pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $10 (free for students and participating musicians)

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!

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African Dancing And Folktales

  • Feb. 06, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Arverne
  • 312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

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.

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Movie Night

  • Feb. 06, 2020, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
  • 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Watch Toy Story 4 (2019, G).

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Family Movie: 'The Angry Birds Movie'

  • Feb. 06, 2020, 4:30-6:15pm
  • Queens Library: Briarwood Branch
  • 85-12 Main St., Brairwood
  • All Ages
  • FREE

"The Angry Birds Movie" (2016, PG) is about three loose-cannon birds fighting back against a group of pigs, who have invaded their island.

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Black History Music Trivia For Families

  • Feb. 06, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Rochdale Village Branch
  • 169-09 137 Ave., Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

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!

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OWL PROWL NIGHT HIKE

  • Feb. 07, 2020, 7:30-9:30pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 22475 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $5

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.

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Solar Race Cars For Teens

  • Feb. 07, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Hunters Point Branch
  • 47-40 Center Blvd, Long Island City
  • Teen
  • FREE

Teens will design, build, and test their own mini solar race cars.

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Brick Builders

  • Feb. 07, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - Court Square Branch
  • 25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

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!

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Guitar Mash 'Urban Campfire'

  • Feb. 07, 2020, 8:00pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10; $8 Members and Students with ID; FREE for Teens with ID and RSVP

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.

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Spread the Love Party

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 5:00-8:00 pm
  • Queens Dance Project
  • 214-26 41 Ave, BAYSIDE
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $30; $25 for members

Drop off your children for a Valentine's Day Party!

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New York Philharmonic Orchestra for Very Young People Concert

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $5

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.

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Princess Particular

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 2:30pm
  • The Secret Theatre
  • 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • $20; $15 children younger than 17 (Family 4-pack for $40)

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.

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Peking Opera

  • Feb. 09, 2020, 2:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Flushing Branch
  • 41-17 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

 

During the Lunar New Year holiday time, famous Qi Shufang Peking Opera Company will perform some classic pieces.

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Tiger & Magpie: Good Luck Painting from Korea

  • Feb. 09, 2020, 2:00pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $10 adults; $5 children; free for teens

Taught by contemporary Minhwa artist Stephanie Lee, participants will paint 19th century Korean tigers and magpies to take home for New Year’s luck!

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Art for Families | Gallery Walk: Find Your Friends

  • Feb. 09, 2020, 10:30am-12:30 pm
  • 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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Alice in Wonderland

  • Feb. 09, 2020, 1pm;  4pm (ASL Interpretation provided, Audio Described, and Relaxed Sensory-friendly Performance)
  • Queens Theatre
  • 14 United Nations Avenue South, Corona
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $13-15

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.

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Valentine's Day Pop Up Cards For Kids

  • Feb. 10, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Queensboro Hill Branch
  • 60-05 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Children will make pop up cards for Valentine's Day.

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Origami

  • Feb. 10, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Arverne
  • 312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Kids can learn about Origami, an ancient Japanese art form in which paper is folded in certain ways to create unique paper sculptures.

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STEM: Density Or 'Fireworks In A Jar'

  • Feb. 11, 2020, 3:00-3:45pm
  • Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
  • 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

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!"

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Go Far, Go Together Collage

  • Feb. 12, 2020, 4:00-4:45pm
  • Queens Library - East Flushing Branch
  • 196-36 Northern Blvd., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children will make colorful paper collages that will represent Black History Month.

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Valentine Craft

  • Feb. 12, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
  • 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Make a craft and show some love!

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Children's Valentine's Day Craft

  • Feb. 12, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - St. Albans Branch
  • 191-05 Linden Boulevard, St. Albans
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Make a lovely gift for the people in your life that you love.

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Nail Art & Henna Valentine's Designs

  • Feb. 12, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - South Ozone Park Branch
  • 128-16 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Get your fingernails and hands painted with Valentine's Day designs.

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Go Far, Go Together: From George Washington Carver To Oprah Winfrey

  • Feb. 12, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Fresh Meadows Branch
  • 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows
  • Tween
  • FREE

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.

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Go Griot With April Armstrong

  • Feb. 12, 2020, 4:15-5:00pm
  • Queens Library: Baisley Park Branch
  • 117-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This program will immerse children in the tradition of West Africa.

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Valentine's Day Crafts

  • Feb. 13, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodside Branch
  • 54-22 Skillman Ave., Woodside
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join us as we celebrate Valentine's Day.

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Valentine's Day Craft

  • Feb. 13, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Broadway Branch
  • 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join us in making beautiful Valentine's Day cards for friends, teachers, and family!

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Sensory Storytime

  • Feb. 13, 2020, 6:00-6:45pm
  • Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
  • 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Creative movement, stories, sensory activities, and finger rhymes for ages 2-3. Preregistration required.

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Family Art

  • Feb. 13, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Flushing Branch
  • 41-17 Main St., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Families with children ages 4-7 are welcome to join a fun art activity.

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Teen Black History Movie: 'Selma'

  • Feb. 13, 2020, 4:00-6:30pm
  • Queens Library - Peninsula
  • 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach
  • Teen
  • FREE

Celebrate Black History Month with a special teen movie screening of "Selma."

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Valentine's Day Card Making

  • Feb. 13, 2020, 6:00-7:00pm
  • Laurelton Library
  • 134-26 225 St., Laurelton
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Create a handmade Valentine's Day card for someone special, whether it be your sweet valentine or your special gal-entine!

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Stargazing with Shereen

  • Feb. 13, 2020, 6:00-7:00pm
  • Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center
  • 93-29 Queens Blvd., Rego Park
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

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.

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Valentine's Day Crafts For Children

  • Feb. 14, 2020, 3:30-4:15pm
  • Queens Library - Auburndale Branch
  • 25-55 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Make a beautiful Valentine craft to give to a friend or family member.

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Heart Sand Art Pendant Necklace

  • Feb. 14, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Langston Hughes Branch
  • 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Create a heart-shaped sand art pendant necklace for Valentine's Day this year!

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Valentine's Day Fun

  • Feb. 14, 2020, 3:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Hunters Point Branch
  • 47-40 Center Blvd, Long Island City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Celebrate the day with a fun activity in the Children's Room. For grades K-6.

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WINTER BIRD WALK FOR BEGINNERS

  • Feb. 15, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 22475 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

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.

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It's Electric! Magnets Program

  • Feb. 15, 2020, 2:30-4:30pm
  • Queens Historical Society
  • 14335 37TH AVE, FLUSHING
  • All Ages
  • $10

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.

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ANIMAL TALES: I LOVE ANIMALS!

  • Feb. 15, 2020, 10:00-11:15am
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 22475 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $20

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. 

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THINK TANK: WATER IN THE WINTER

  • Feb. 15, 2020, 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 22475 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $23

Experiment with different water filtration systems and find out which one works the best. Registration required. 

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Native American Arts Social

  • Feb. 15, 2020, 12pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy an afternoon of artwork, drumming and singing, dancing in traditional regalia, conversations, sharing of stories, social dances, and community building over refreshments.

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Celebrate The Year Of The Rat

  • Feb. 15, 2020, 11:00am
  • Queens Library - Flushing Branch
  • 41-17 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the Lunar New Year together with Chinese music, dance, arts, and Korean food.

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Free Creative Writing Class for Kids: The Character Workshop

  • Feb. 15, 2020, 1:00-2:30pm
  • Queens Library: Briarwood Branch
  • 85-12 Main St., Brairwood
  • Tween
  • FREE FREE

Attention Queens parents, teachers, and kids: free creative writing classes available again at Queens Library! Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprof...

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Multicultural Celebration!

  • Feb. 16, 2020, 12:30-4:30pm
  • RIOULT Dance Center
  • 34-01 Steinway Street (Entrance on 34th Ave), Astoria
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • FREE Free

The Central Astoria LDC proudly present its "Multicultural Celebration" event on Sunday, February 16th, 2020 from 12:30 - 4:30 pm at RIOU...

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Go Far, Go Together: African American Inventors

  • Feb. 18, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Flushing Branch
  • 41-17 Main St., Flushing
  • Tween
  • FREE

In this special STEAM activity for kids ages 8-12, we are inspired by the work of African American inventors.

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Presidential Trivia!

  • Feb. 18, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
  • 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

How well do you know your US Presidents? Test your knowledge using books for prizes.

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YoYo Mania! With Urban Stages

  • Feb. 18, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Glen Oaks Library
  • 256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Watch yo-yo master Will wow with his circus expertise! Try your hand at some fun tricks.

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Mid-Winter Break Family Programs: George Washington Carver Workshop

  • Feb. 18, 2020, 1:00-2:30pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $10 per child

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. 

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Annual Langston Hughes Celebration

  • Feb. 18, 2020, 11am
  • Queens Library - Langston Hughes Branch
  • 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Black History month at the library with film screenings, poetry, and an opera performance.

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Family Movie - 'Abominable'

  • Feb. 19, 2020, 2:00-4:00pm
  • Glen Oaks Library
  • 256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks
  • All Ages
  • FREE

 

Bring the family and enjoy a screening of "Abominable."

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Mid-Winter Break Family Programs: Fantastic Flowers

  • Feb. 19, 2020, 1:00-2:30pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $10 per child

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.

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Herb Planting Workshop

  • Feb. 19, 2020, 3:00-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - Sunnyside Branch
  • 43-06 Greenpoint Ave., Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn about different herbs and their uses; then bring home your own starter herb plant.

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Bilingual Story Time

  • Feb. 19, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
  • 4881 Broadway, New York City
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE Free

Join LiteracyINC and NYPL in our parlor for a bilingual read aloud followed by an activity for the whole family!

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Family Movie: Toy Story 4

  • Feb. 20, 2020, 3:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Windsor Park Branch
  • 79-50 Bell Blvd., Bayside
  • All Ages
  • FREE

During Mid-Winter Recess why not join us for a movie the whole family can enjoy: Toy Story 4!

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Kids' Painting

  • Feb. 20, 2020, 1:00-2:30pm
  • Queens Library - South Ozone Park Branch
  • 128-16 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join us to create an inspiring painting!

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Drag Queen Story Hour

  • Feb. 20, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Queens Library - Woodside Branch
  • 54-22 Skillman Ave., Woodside
  • 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 Jimmy Van Bramer.

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Mid-Winter Break Family Programs: I Heart Worms

  • Feb. 20, 2020, 10:00-11:30am and 1:00-2:30pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $10 per child

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.

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Family Movie 'Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil'

  • Feb. 20, 2020, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Glen Oaks Library
  • 256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring the family and enjoy a screening of "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil."

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Beading And Jewelry Making

  • Feb. 21, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm
  • Queens Library - South Ozone Park Branch
  • 128-16 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Create bracelets and necklaces with colorful beads and gem stones.

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Family Movie: 'Abominable'

  • Feb. 21, 2020, 2:00-3:45pm
  • Queens Library: Baisley Park Branch
  • 117-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

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).

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Mid-Winter Break Family Programs: Bugging Out!

  • Feb. 21, 2020, 1:00-2:30pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $10 per child

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.

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Slime!

  • Feb. 21, 2020, 11:00am-12:15pm
  • Queens Library - South Ozone Park Branch
  • 128-16 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children ages 4 and older are welcome to participate in the fun art of making slime!

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Homeschool Hangout: Mixed-Up Fairy Tales

  • Feb. 21, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
  • 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

The fairy tales have all been mixed up! Can you put them back together? For ages 8-15.

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Face Painting With Jamaica Performing Arts Center

  • Feb. 22, 2020, 5:00-8:00pm
  • Queens Library - Central Library
  • 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join us for face painting to support SJR (South Jamaica Reads).

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S.T.E.A.M. Saturday: Build A Bridge For 21 Elephants!

  • Feb. 22, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Queens Library - Rochdale Village Branch
  • 169-09 137 Ave., Jamaica
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

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.

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TEA PARTY WITH YOGA & GUIDED MEDITATION

  • Feb. 22, 2020, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 22475 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Young elementary
  • $22

You are invited to a tea party with yoga and meditation! Afterwards, cozy up with some warm tea and snacks. Registration required. 

 

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APEC ADVENTURE TIME: LOVEABLE LIZARDS

  • Feb. 23, 2020, 2:00-3:15pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 22475 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Baby
  • $20

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. 

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Mid-Winter Break Family Movies

  • Feb. 18, 2020 - Feb. 20, 2020 , daily, 1:00-2:30pm
  • Queens Library - St. Albans Branch
  • 191-05 Linden Boulevard, St. Albans
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy some mid-winter break family movies including Abominable, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, and The Addams Family.

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Storytime & Craft

  • Feb. 18, 2020 - Feb. 21, 2020 , daily, 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

A relaxing winter afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity. Register on website. 

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Learn About The Wimpy Kid

  • Feb. 06, 2020 - Feb. 13, 2020 , Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
  • 121-23 14 Ave., College Point
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Watch clips from some of the Wimpy Kid movies, and do a Wimpy crossword and other Wimpy activities!

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Art for Tots | Art on Display: Clay Day

  • Feb. 08, 2020 - Feb. 16, 2020 , 2/18 and 2/16, 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 families with children ages 2-4. Reservations required. 

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Titan Theatre Co.'s The African Company Presents Richard III

  • Jan. 31, 2020 - Feb. 09, 2020 , see website for showtimes
  • Queens Theatre
  • 14 United Nations Avenue South, Corona
  • Teen, Adult
  • $20

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. 

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Friendship Bracelet Club

  • Jan. 14, 2020 - Jan. 28, 2020 , 1/14 and 1/28, 3:00-3:45pm
  • Queens Library - Queens Village Branch
  • 94-11 217 Street, Queens Village
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn how to make a bracelet for your bestie in this two-part series.

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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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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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Fun Fridays

  • Jan. 03, 2020 - Jan. 24, 2020 , Fridays, 4:00-5:00pm (no session 1/17)
  • 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 for fun activities including Bingo and crafts. 

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Cinema Saturdays

  • Jan. 04, 2020 - Jan. 25, 2020 , Saturdays, 2:30-4:30pm
  • Forest Hills Library
  • 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Be entertained by the magic of the movies including “Abominable,” "The Angry Birds Movie 2," "Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” and "Peter Pan." 

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STEAM Ahead

  • Jan. 07, 2020 - Jan. 28, 2020 , Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - St. Albans Branch
  • 191-05 Linden Boulevard, St. Albans
  • Tween
  • FREE

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.

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QBH Community Architects League Series 1: Kids Going Green

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

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.

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TechCraft: Digital Drawing

  • Feb. 03, 2020 - Feb. 24, 2020 , 2/3, 2/10, and 2/24, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Flushing Branch
  • 41-17 Main St., Flushing
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Use Wacom Intuo tablets to make art: pin-back buttons, comic strips, and drawings to post on social media. Ages 11-14. Registration suggested.

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Black History Month Current Heroes Series for Kids

  • Feb. 03, 2020 - Feb. 24, 2020 , see website for times
  • Queens Library - Queensboro Hill Branch
  • 60-05 Main St., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • free

Learn about modern trailblazers who are still alive. Then make beautiful bookmarks using plastic gems and ribbons.

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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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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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Meditation for Kids

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Feb. 03, 2020 , 1/8 and 2/3, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
  • 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn about the benefits and different methods of meditation.

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Picture Book Time

  • Jan. 03, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2020 , Fridays, 11:30am-12:00pm
  • Queens Library - Elmhurst Branch
  • 86-07 Broadway, Elmhurst
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

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.

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Baby And Me

  • Jan. 10, 2020 - Feb. 07, 2020 , 1/10 and 2/7, 11:00-11:45am
  • Bay Terrace Library
  • 18-36 Bell Blvd., Bayside
  • Baby
  • FREE

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.

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Jewelry Making Workshop

  • Jan. 15, 2020 - Feb. 12, 2020 , 1/15 and 2/12, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Ridgewood Branch
  • 20-12 Madison St., Ridgewood
  • Teen
  • FREE

Join this monthly jewelry making workshop.

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Library Doodles

  • Jan. 21, 2020 - Feb. 18, 2020 , Tuesday 1/21 and 2/18, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
  • 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Add some of your original drawings to the library zine! Stories, poems, jokes, and puzzles are also accepted. This is for ages 8-15.

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Escape the Room!

  • Jan. 22, 2020 - Feb. 19, 2020 , 1/22 and 2/19, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Howard Beach Branch
  • 92-06 156 Ave., Howard Beach
  • Teen
  • FREE

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

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Music And Movement For Infants And Toddlers

  • Jan. 27, 2020 - Feb. 24, 2020 , Mondays, 12:15-1:15pm
  • Glen Oaks Library
  • 256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks
  • Baby
  • FREE

Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and other activities.

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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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Lunar New Year Exhibition

  • Jan. 17, 2020 - Feb. 16, 2020 , Weekends, 12:00-5:00pm; Weekdays by appointment
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $5 suggestion donation; free for students and teens

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.

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Zumbini- Winter Session

  • Jan. 11, 2020 - Feb. 15, 2020 , Saturdays, 3:00-3:45pm
  • LIC School of Ballet
  • 44-02 23rd street, Long Island City
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $ 197.00 + Zumbini Bundle (cd, songbook, plushy toy, access to music and video)

Zumbini is a beautiful, interactive, bonding, music and movement for children ages 0-4 with their caregiver. It is easy and Fun.

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Color In Milk

  • Jan. 18, 2020 - Feb. 22, 2020 , Saturdays; STEM: 2:30pm-3:30pm; Coding: 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • PYE Education Center
  • 4132 75th St, Queens, NY 11373, Elmhurst
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE $0

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...

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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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Movie Screenings

  • Jan. 04, 2020 - Feb. 15, 2020 , Saturdays, times vary (no showing 1/25)
  • Bayside Library
  • 214-20 Northern Blvd., Bayside
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Watch movies like "Aladdin" and "The Lion King" together with families, friends, and other library patrons. 

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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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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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Super Smash Brothers Challenge

  • Dec. 06, 2019 - Jan. 24, 2020 , Fridays, 4:00-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - South Hollis Branch
  • 204-01 Hollis Ave., South Hollis
  • Teen
  • FREE

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.

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Origami: The Art Of Paper Folding

  • Jan. 02, 2020 - Feb. 20, 2020 , Every other Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
  • 121-23 14 Ave., College Point
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, is a great way to get children engaged in math and problem solving.

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Baby Play Date

  • Jan. 06, 2020 - Feb. 24, 2020 , Mondays, 3:30-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Court Square Branch
  • 25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City
  • Baby
  • FREE

Join every Monday afternoon for open play in the meeting room! Babies from birth to crawling are welcome with their caregivers.

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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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Hello Panda Lantern Festival

  • Dec. 06, 2019 - Jan. 26, 2020 , daily, 5:00-10:00pm
  • Citi Field
  • 120-01 Roosevelt Ave, Corona
  • All Ages
  • $28; $25 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3

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.

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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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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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First Lego League Robotics Workshop

  • Dec. 05, 2019 - Feb. 20, 2020 , Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Kew Gardens Hills Library
  • 72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Children in grades 6, 7, and 8 work as a team to design, redesign, and create a robot that can meet every challenge.

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LEGO EV3 MINDSTORM ROBOTICS FOR KIDS

  • Nov. 05, 2019 - Jan. 28, 2020 , Select Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
  • QUEENSBORO HILL LIBRARY
  • 60-05 Main Street, Flushing
  • Tween
  • FREE Free

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.

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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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The Art of the Brick

  • Sep. 28, 2019 - Jan. 26, 2020 , Weekdays, 9:30 am – 5 pm; Weekends, 10 am – 6 pm
  • New York Hall of Science
  • 4701 111th Street, Corona
  • All Ages
  • $7 per person, plus museum admission ($16 adults; $13 children, students & senior citizens)

Museum visitors can experience the world's largest display of LEGO art during this special exhibition.

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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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Friday At The Movies

  • Aug. 16, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020 , Every other Friday, 3:30-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Ozone Park Branch
  • 92-24 Rockaway Boulevard, Ozone Park
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Head to the library to see a G or PG movie.

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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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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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Picture Book Time

  • Aug. 09, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020 , Fridays, 10:15-11:15am
  • Queens Library - Ozone Park Branch
  • 92-24 Rockaway Boulevard, Ozone Park
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Children ages 4 and under and their parents or other adult caregivers are welcome for storytelling, music, and games.

 

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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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Tales from the Shed

  • Sep. 14, 2019 - May. 09, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • Founders’ Hall The Wetherby-Pembridge School
  • 7 E 96th St, Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $15 per person

Vibrant, interactive theatre shows in which the children take the lead.

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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 - Mar. 21, 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 11-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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Midwinter Craft Day

  • Feb. 17, 2019 - Feb. 21, 2020 , 2/17, 2/19, and 2/21, 1:00-4:00pm
  • King Manor Museum
  • 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Winter break means more time for crafting. Join for three days of Midwinter School Break for a fun, free family craft!

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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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