It may be Friday the 13th but there’s nothing unlucky about the fun and fabulous events going on for kids this weekend in Queens. From a carnival to bubbles and even a circus, we have the top ten must see events for you and your family this weekend!
Fifth Annual Queens Library College Fair
Get information about college admissions, programs and more! Many colleges, universities and trade schools will be represented at the Queens Library College Fair. There will also be information on financial aid.
When: Saturday, April 14, 10am
Where: Queens Library – Langston Hughes, 100-01 Northern Blvd.,Corona
Spring Clothing Swap-O-Rama
HOW THE SWAP WORKS: You bring clothes, other people bring clothes…and then you swap. It’s that easy. Baby clothes, kids clothes, adult clothes, shoes & accessories are all welcome. Remaining items will be donated to Hour Children thrift store.
When: Saturday, April 14, 1pm – 4pm
Where: A.R.R.O.W. Community Center, 35-30 35th Street, Astoria
Take part in free carnival rides, midway games and prizes, hayrides and children’s entertainment. There will also be a magic show in the barn every hour between 2 pm & 5 pm. Admission: $10 per person.
When: Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15, 11am – 6pm
Where: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
The show is a highly interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music that spans genres including Pop, Classic R&B, Latin, Hip Hop, Jazz and Gospel. UniverSoul Circus is rated as one of the top three circuses in America. For more information and to buy tickets click here.
When: Saturday, April 14; there are 3 show times: 12pm, 4pm, 7:30pm. Also on Sunday, April 15 at 12pm, 3:30pm, & 6:30pm
Where: Roy Wilkins Park, 177th St.& Baisley Blvd., Jamaica
BUBBLEMANIA: Science, Art & Comedy! with Casey Carle
Enjoy a fun, 30-minute show by comic bubble-ologist Casey Carle, who has been featured on The Science Channel. See how science can turn the ordinary soap bubble into something extraordinary. $5 ($4 members), plus NYSCI admission.
When: Saturday, April 14, 1pm & 2pm
Where: NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
Joyful Springtime Concert
A Joyful Springtime Concert – with vocalist Natalia Salemmo, Jessica Bauch, violinist Jennifer Johnson and pianist, Mark Wilson. (All performers are graduates of renowned Queens College Music Program.). Tours will be conducted with historic characters “Conrad and Caroline Poppenhusen.” Light refreshments will be available.
Tours: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (tours given every half hour)
Concert: 1:00-2:00 p.m. Come enjoy inspirational, joyful Springtime music.
Suggested donation: $4.00
When: Saturday, April 14, 11am – 2pm
Where: Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Road, College Point
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, April 14, 3pm
Where:Queens Library – Sunnyside, 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue
Art for Families- Children ages 5 – 11
From Here to There: Relationships in Art
Families are invited to experience The Noguchi Museum together through a variety of activities which include hands-on workshops. For families with children ages 5 – 11
Admission is $5 for families with up to 6 members. Advance registration is required. www.noguchi.org to register
When: Sunday, April 15, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City
MetLife Second Sundays at the Queens Museum of Art
Every Second Sunday of the month the Queens Museum of art expands its regular family art workshop and engages participants od all ages in a roster of studio art, family-designed gallery tours and live music and dance performances, inspired by the museum’s permanent collection and changing exhibitions. Call 718-592-9700 ext 137 for more information. (Dial ext.136 for special needs)
When: Sunday, April 15, 1pm – 4pm
Where: Queens Museum of Art, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Celebrate Spring at Flushing Town Hall
Felipe Rangel leads a fascinating workshop on the Puerto Rican Vejigante mask tradition used at celebrations in New York and at home in Puerto Rico. Felipe will discuss the techniques of making these elaborate masks and teach you how to create a small mask of your own.
Then, colorful Mexican paper flowers and the intricate papel picado (cut paper banners) are used in both secular and religious celebrations throughout the year including weddings and holidays. Join Margarita Larios from Puebla, Mexico and craft paper flowers or papel picado in celebration of your specific theme or event.
Cost: $10 / members free; materials provided
When: Sunday, April 15, 2pm – 5pm
Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing