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Things to Do with Kids in Queens this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids in Queens this Weekend

Plan your family's best weekend yet in Queens!


Enjoy these fun things to do this weekend with your kids in Queens. Start planning your weekend now with our robust list of the top things to do in Queens.


Editor's Picks for This Weekend

The Roll-A-Rama at the Runway Rink

WHEN: Apr. 15 - Nov. 27, Fridays, 4-8pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 12-8pm
WHERE: TWA Hotel, One Idlewild Drive, Jamaica, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a spin around this outdoor rink (to retro tunes, naturally) near the 1958 Lockheed Constellation "Connie" airplane turned cocktail lounge. WANT TO GO? $20; $16 per child younger than 12. 212-806-9000.
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Hands On History: 19th Century Games FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 1, 1-4pm
WHERE: King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Bring a picnic lunch or just your running shoes and join the museum for an afternoon of historic games! Learn about how children played two centuries ago and try your hand at using reproduction 19th century toys and tools.

WANT TO GO? 718-206-0545 .
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Movie Night: Luca

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 1, 7pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

A young boy on the Italian Riviera experiences an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta, and endless scooter—interrupted by the fact that he’s a sea monster from another world! Rated PG. Before the film, come make a clay monster! Ticket holders will be allowed into the Garden starting at 7pm. The craft starts at 7:15pm. The movie will begin at approximately 8pm. 

WANT TO GO? Included in Garden Admission: $6; $4 Seniors age 62 and older and students with ID; $2 children 4-12; free for children 3 and younger and members. 718-886-3800.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Rock N' Roll Family Jam

WHEN: Apr. 9 - Nov. 19, Saturdays, 11am
WHERE: Astoria Park, 19 19th St., Astoria, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Bring the kids out for a jam packed adventure including family dancing and singing, parachute, "what's in the box", and the best bubble party in NYC!  WANT TO GO? $25. 513-319-4606.
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United Skates at Atlas Park

WHEN: Apr. 26 - Oct. 16, Mondays, 10am-10pm; Tuesdays, 4-9pm; Wednesdays, 10am-10pm; Thursdays, 4-9pm; Fridays, 4-10pm; Saturdays, 12:30-10pm; Sundays, 12:30-9pm
WHERE: The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue, Glendale , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Go for a roll at this outdoor skating rink! WANT TO GO? Admission starts at $6; $6 skate rental. 347-475-5141.
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The Amazing Maize Maze

WHEN: Sep. 16 - Oct. 29, Fridays, 12-4:30pm; Saturdays, 11am–4:30; Sundays, 11am–4:30pm; Monday, Oct. 10, 11am-4:30pm
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Find your way through this New York City only corn maze. The adventure begins with a Stalk Talk to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way to Victory Bridge where the full vista of this 3-acre living labyrinth is revealed.  WANT TO GO? $12; $8, ages 4–11. 718-347-3276.
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The Bazurto All Stars: La Banda de Cartagena

WHEN: Friday, Sep. 30, 8pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Bazurto All Stars have their own unique sound which comes from the mixing of African Champeta, folkloric and electronic music with cumbia, vallenato, reggae, ska and even symphonic music. They have dubbed this fusion "La Champeta Universal" or “Universal Champeta” which has allowed champeta to cross social, cultural, and language barriers to evolve and adapt to a variety of musical styles. The result has been a string of hits like "LA MANGUERA", "EL BOLOLO", "ME FALLA EL WIFI", "LA REINA DEL BAILE" and "LA PUPILETA". This last song broke all of the rules and expectations within the genre and reached markets that more traditional champeta had never entered, becoming the official song of the Carnaval of Barranquilla (the largest after Rio) in 2016 and becoming one of the most recognized songs within Colombia in 2016 and 2017.

Since 2009, the band’s music tells the story of daily life in the working-class neighborhoods in the heart of Cartagena, "EL MERCADO DE BAZURTO" or "THE BAZURTO MARKET", the epicenter of the colors, taste and sounds of Africa and the Caribbean. Known as the “Maquina de la Sabrosura Pura” or “Pure Party Machine” and the best champeta band in Colombia, these 7 musicians have an unrivaled stage show within the Colombian musical scene. Their show is explosive, full of energy and dancing, that hooks the public from the first note. They were awarded the prestigious "Congo de Oro" from the Carnaval of Barranquilla on three occasions (2016, 2018, and 2019). They also won the Premio Shock in 2016. Several of their songs hit #1 on the top radio stations in Colombia. They collaborated with top artists Peter Manjarrés, Kvrass, and Wilfran Castillo on the songs "CARNAVAL DE AMOR", "LA MUCHACHITA" and "EL REMIX DE LA BORRACHERA". They also performed alongside the symphonic group "LA SINFONICA DE BOLIVAR" with the first "CHAMPETA SINFONICA", a special production called "A Mi Manera", granting them concerts nationwide. 

WANT TO GO? $18; $12 Members, Seniors, Students . 718-463-7700.
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Archtober/ENGAGE: Deep Listening for Artists and Architects

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 1, 1pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Flushing Town Hall (circa 1862) is excited to partner with Archtober, New York City’s Architecture and Design Month, the annual festival of architecture activities, programs, and exhibitions taking place during the month of October, and with AIA Queens and Queens Foundation for Architecture! Artists and architects are welcome to join us in a workshop involving deep listening as a key skill for art and architecture, applicable to their work with public agencies, collaborators, communities, and co-workers. Deep Listening is a key skill for art and architectural practice. In this workshop, interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator Jeff Kasper will facilitate a number of short writing, mapping, active listening, interpersonal dialogue, and group discussion exercises that are designed to bridge the gap between differences and can be adapted for future collaborations. Artists and architects are welcome to join us in a workshop involving listening strategies applicable to their work with public agencies, clients, collaborators, communities, and co-workers. Jeff Kasper is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator working in public art, design, and social engagement. He creates pedagogical tools, text-based projects, social spaces, publications, games, exhibitions, community education, and workshops, often in partnership with organizations. Much of his recent work examines the dynamics of social support, proximity, and safety, with a focus on how people practice care and collaboration, especially in times of conflict and crisis. 

WANT TO GO? $10; free for FTH and AIA Members, Seniors, & Students with ID. 718-463-7700.
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Here We Root Dance Performances

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2:30pm and 4pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main St. , Flushing, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: An original outdoor contemporary dance inspired by Asian immigrants' stories, focusing on the Chinese diaspora in Flushing, NY. WANT TO GO? $6; $4 seniors; $2 children ages 4-12; free for children 3 and younger. 718-886-3800.
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Queens Farm Pumpkin Patch FREE

WHEN: Oct. 1 - 29, Monday–Friday, 12–4:30pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am–4:30pm
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy the crisp fall air as you wander through the patch to scoop up the perfect pumpkin. Free admission to enter patch; pumpkins priced by size. WANT TO GO? 718-347-3276.
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Whether you're looking for fun things to do with your kids right here in Queens or you're itching to get out of the city with a day trip to a nearby family-friendly destination, there’s lots to do this weekend with your family in the World's Borough, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more. Check out our picks for kids' activities in Queens—you're sure to find something to do that keeps the whole family happy and having fun! Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend in Queens with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly (virtual and in-person) events happening in and around your neighborhood, including family fun in Astoria, Floral Park, Flushing Meadows, Corona, Jamaica, Bayside, Woodside, Corona Park, Flushing, Long Island City, Fresh Meadows, Kew Gardens, and the Rockaways, and check out our calendar for hundreds of things to do each month! You can also find things to do around the area in our ManhattanBrooklynWestchesterRockland, and Long Island roundups.

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