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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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Sheep Shearing Festival

WHEN: Saturday, May. 14, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: NYC’s only sheep shearing festival features live music, historic farmhouse tours, kids crafts, a free scavenger hunt and more! WANT TO GO? $12; $8 ages 4–11; free for 0-2 year old's. 718-347-3276.
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Astoria Spring Festival FREE

WHEN: Sunday, May. 15, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Meteor Festivals, 31st Street, between Ditmars Boulevard and 21st Avenue, Astoria, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Come out for fun food, great shopping and exciting kiddie rides.  WANT TO GO?
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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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A Palo Seco: Flamenco Workshop

WHEN: Saturday, May. 14, 1pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about basic techniques and skills of Flamenco music and dance, general body and rhythmic awareness, and the cultural and historic context of this Spanish art. WANT TO GO? $5; $3 Members & Children . 718-463-7700.
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Braata Productions 5K Fundraiser

WHEN: Saturday, May. 14, 9am
WHERE: Brookville Park, Brookville Park Brookville Blvd. (Entrance between Weller Ave and Caney Rd.), Rosedale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Braata Productions is hosting its second annual 5K fundraiser event.  WANT TO GO? $35. 860-391-3369.
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Science of Spring/La Ciencia De La Primavera

WHEN: May. 14 - 15, Saturday, 10am-11am; Sunday, 1-2pm
WHERE: Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th Street, Corona, NY
AGES: 3-5, Adult
WHAT: This bilingual program is designed for early learners to explore through fun outdoor experiments and observations.  WANT TO GO? $30; $24 members. 800-433-4149.
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New Camerata Opera Announces Peter Rabbit FREE

WHEN: Sunday, May. 15, 3pm
WHERE: Moore Jackson Community Garden, 31-20, 31-98 54th St., Queens, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Camerata Piccola, in partnership with the Woodside Arts Collective, will be performing Peter Rabbit. This event is free and open to the public. Age 3 to 7.

Peter Rabbit is a rollicking, action-packed introduction to the world of classical music, featuring the timeless melodies of Gaetano Donizetti. About thirty minutes long, with a brief question and answer session, children learn and laugh at the same time! Beatrix Potter's beloved mischievous hero runs afoul of the gardener McGregor. He escapes by the skin of his teeth, as Donizetti's score (borrowed from L'elisir d'amore) accompanies a dramatic chase. Beautiful arias set the tone for anxious handwringing by Momma Rabbit and the helpless narrator as the adventure plays out. Young audience members, costumed with ears and fluffy tails, round out the cast in the non-singing roles of Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail. 

WANT TO GO? 646-765-4773.
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Mini-Global Mashup: Ireland Meets Morocco

WHEN: Sunday, May. 15, 1pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Mini-Global Mashups continue through December 2022! Curated by acclaimed trumpeter and composer Frank London (The Klezmatics), the Mini-Global Mashup series is bringing together two amazing global music artists along with accompanists for an afternoon of music, conversation and exploration. Post-show Q&A. Mini-Global Mashup: Ireland Meets Morocco presents Irish piper Cillian Vallely & Gnawa master Samir LanGus. (accompanied musicians TBA) Cillian Vallely is the uilleann pipes and low whistle player with the renowned Irish band Lunasa, described as “The hottest Celtic band on the planet” (Irish Voice). In recent years, he has played and recorded with Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Merchant, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Tim O’Brien, and Riverdance in addition to recording as a guest on over 50 albums. With Lunasa, he has performed at The Hollywood Bowl, Glastonbury Festival, Womad Aledaide, Edmonton Folk Festival in addition to multiple tours of Asia, Australia, US and Europe. “Vallely, whose family has played a seminal role in piping and Irish music in the north of Ireland for years, shows why he is one of the most respected pipers playing today” Irish Voice Samir Langus is a Grammy-nominated Gnawa master, born and raised in the city of Agadir, Morocco. Langus learned Gnawa from the old masters of Morocco. Gnawa is the southern Moroccan trance music with roots in pre-islamic animist traditions. Samir Langus uses traditional instrumentation such as the lute-like Sintir and the large castanet-type Krakebs to accompany its ancient chants, but his approach is resolutely innovative. It is an hypnotic, take on this ecstatic, trance-inducing tradition which has enthralled and inspired generations of musicians from around the world. 

WANT TO GO? $15; $12 members. 718-463-7700.
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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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Rock N' Roll Family Jam at Astoria Park

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