Free and Cheap Things to do in Queens – November

Fall-foliage-central-park There are some great free and cheap things to do with your kids this November in Queens.  If you are looking for other affordable events also check out the Queens Library and NYC Parks for event and class info.

 

Free Concert: Vijay Iyer at Flushing Town Hall

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Start Time: 7:30 pm

Free

One of today’s most acclaimed young jazz composers and pianists, Vijay Iyer won the Jazz Journalists Association’s 2010 Musician of the Year Award. He will highlight music from his new album “Solo,” released in August, 2010.

Flushing Town Hall

137-35 Northern Blvd.

Flushing NY 11354

 

Free Performance- Dances With Dinosaurs

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Start Time: 8:00 pm

In this wacky farce, a woman from Queens is the worst Thanksgiving ever. Her plumbing has gone haywire, her mother won't talk, her kid sister won't stop talking, and her maid is being chased by an old man in a wheelchair. But things are about to get worse – a whole lot worse, when her ex-husband shows up in a dress! How could this happen to a nice Jewish woman from Sunnyside?

Tickets FREE (Studio Theatre)

Queens Theatre in the Park/ Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

103-14 Roosevelt Avenue

Flushing NY 11368

 

NYC Marathon Runs Through Long Island City

The marathon will hit mile 14 at Vernon Boulevard and 45th Avenue. The approximate arrival times are: wheelchairs, 9:54 a.m.; lead women, 10:52 a.m.; lead men, 11:20 a.m.; 9-minute milers, 12:16 p.m.

 

Free Nature Know-It-All Trivia Contest

Sunday, November 7, 2010

11:00 am

Are you a nature know-it-all? Come enjoy game show-style trivia. Children will be put to the test in nature and other areas of expertise to see how they size up against their friendly local Park Ranger. Ages 5 and older.

This park is located along the Cross Island Parkway off Totten Avenue between Totten and 15th Roads in the Queens neighborhood of Bay Terrace.

More Info: http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2010/11/07/nature-knowitall

Fort Totten Visitor's Center at Fort Totten

Fort Totten, Cross Island Parkway, Totten Road to 15 Road

Bayside NY

 

 

Free MetLife First Sundays for Families at Queens Museum of Art

Sunday, November 7, 2010

1:00 pm   to  4:30 pm

On the first Sunday of the month – inspired by QMA’s Working Stiffs exhibition, join us in the art studio as we create a collaborative mural highlighting the working lives of our closest friends and family members. You can also hang out with the artists of Free Style Arts Association to participate in an interactive project in the QMA’s galleries. Don’t forget to stop by the refreshment table and grab a free snack.

More Info: http://www.queensmuseum.org/metlife-first-sundays-for-families-2

Queens Museum Art

New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Pa

Queens NY 11368

 

 

Cheap Performance – Little Red: A Fairy Tale in Rhythm and Rhyme

Date: Saturday, November 13, 2010

Start Time: 11:00 am

Performances at 11am & 1pm

World Dance Theatre brings the classic fairy tale to new life through international dances from Ireland, Canada, Argentina and the USA! See Little Red Riding Hood as you've never seen her before! With live musical accompaniment, this is a unique and engaging experience for audiences of all ages!

Tickets $12

Queens Theatre in the Park/ Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

103-14 Roosevelt Avenue

Flushing NY 11368

 

Free Concert: Red Baraat in Jamaica

Thursday, November 18, 2010

7:30 pm

Thursday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Jamaica Performing Arts Center—NYC-based group Red Baraat mixes originals with Bollywood classics for an explosive stage performance, melding the infectious North Indian rhythm Bhangra with brass funk. See them perform at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center in Queens. Check out a video of them: redbaraat.com

Jamaica Performing Arts Center

153-10 Jamaica Avenue

Jamaica NY 11432

 

Cheap Origami Zoo with Dr. Chou

Saturday, November 20, 2010

11:00 am

$7 Children/$5 Member Children (Adults accompany children at no extra cost)

For ages 8 and up; Maximum 30 participants. Make frogs, cranes, and other creatures using the ancient

art of paper folding. Materials included.

Flushing Town Hall

137-35 Northern Blvd.

Flushing NY 11354

 

Free Scavenger Hunt at Forest Park

Saturday, November 20, 2010

12:00 pm

Kids of all ages are welcome to join us on this scavenger hunt. Prizes will be awarded!

Forest Park – Meet at Visitor Center

Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive

Queens NY