Zoo Science Investigators
There’s a mystery to be solved and kids will be the lead investigators! In this class taught by an Urban Ecologist, kids will use real science skills such as water testing to solve a mystery. They’ll use the zoo as their lab to solve the case. And, at the end of the class, they’ll get up close and personal with some of the species that they have been studying.
Ages 7 – 10 years old. Fee: $30 members / $35 non-members. For more information, call 718-271-1500
When: Saturday, March 31, 11am
Where: The Queens Zoo, 53-51 111 Street, Corona
Celebrate Spring! at Flushing Town Hall
Mexican Paper Art Workshop:
Join Master Mexican paper artist, Aurelia Fernandez, for a workshop based on the tradition of celebrating spring by giving children feathers in school. This lively workshop will show children and adults alike how to make animal hats from paper and found objects.
Andean Instrument-Making Workshop:
Juan “Pepe” Santana will lead a workshop in making Andean instruments from Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Participants will have the opportunity to build a pentatonic panpipe called palla and learn how to play simple Andean Melodies.
All ages. $10 / members free
When: Saturday, March 31, 2pm
Where: Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Boulevard
LaMicro Children’s Theater Workshop
LaMicro Theater is holding a FREE workshop every Saturday through April 21 for children ages 6-9. Registration is required. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, see www.lamicrotheater.org
When: Saturday, March 31, 3pm
Where: Queens Library – Sunnyside, 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue
West Side Story – Movie Sing-A-long
We know that audiences everywhere are singing and dancing along to their favorite movie musicals. So, QPAC has decided to put together this special series to give you another way to enjoy your favorite movies. Imagine being able to sing along with a movie without annoying everyone in the theater. Here, the crowd sings along without an ounce of apprehension. Song sheets and other fun props/activities will be supplied. The most enthusiastic participant from EACH showing will be awarded a $100 cash prize! Best suited for adults and children over 14. $5 General Admission (Purchase tickets in advance)
When: Saturday, March 31, 7:30pm
Where: Queensborough Performing Arts Center – 222-05 56 Avenue, Bayside
When: Saturday, March 31, 2-3:30
Where: Raising Astoria, 26-11 23rd Avenue, Astoria
Opening Weekend at Queens Botanical Garden
Meet Flora, take a Garden tour, plant a seed, and welcome spring at the Garden! While you enjoy the day at QBG, be sure to bring the kids over to the Children’s Activity Table for fun, hands-on demonstrations.
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 31 & April 1
Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
Clothing & Textile Recycling Collections
Since 2007 GrowNYC has offered textile recycling drop-off sites at selected Greenmarkets, diverting hundreds of thousands of pounds of material from the landfill. Collections accept clean clothing, shoes, bedding, linens, hats, handbags, belts and other items. Materials are sorted (usable/nonusable, cotton/synthetics). These commodities are then sold for reuse or to recycle markets that turn the materials into rags, fiber and insulation Your contribution is Tax Deductible! For more information, visit their website.
When: Sunday, April 1, 8am-4pm
Where: Jackson Heights Greenmarket, 34th Ave. between 77th & 78th Streets
The exasperating but lovable third-grader, Ramona Quimby, has delighted young readers for over fifty years through the books of Newbery Medal-winning writer Beverly Clearly. Now, hold onto your hats as the world’s most animated elementary school student comes to life in this latest breathless adventure! Tickets: $14 FREE Shuttle from #7 Mets-Willets Point Station
When: Sunday, April 1, 1 & 3pm
Where: Queens Theatre 14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Noguchi Open Studio: A Drop-In Program for Families
Open Studio: A Drop-In Program for Families with children of all ages. Families are encouraged to explore the galleries and then spend time in the education room making art. Educators are present to discuss gallery connections, introduce materials, and assist in artmaking. $5 per family includes Museum admission and materials. First Sunday of every month. No registration is required.
When: Sunday, April 1, 11am
Where: Noguchi Museum 32-37 vernon Blvd., Long Island City
Free Drop In Art Workshops
Children 5 and up with their adult companions. Designed to develop creative skills, these drop-in studio art workshops allow children and their adult companions time in the museum’s studios to explore materials and themes found in the current exhibitions. Children with special needs are welcome. FREE admission.
When: Sunday, April 1, 1:30 – 4:30pm
Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park