Top Ten Weekend Events for Queens Kids

Can you believe we’re nearing the end of April already? This weekend is packed full of fun activities for kids, especially for those celebrating Earth Day. Check them out!

Free Earth Day Event at baby NOIR

Head over to this fashionable baby boutique for some free refreshments, plus kids entertainment by Ken Butler, and story time provided by the Story Nook.

When: Saturday, April 21, 12pm – 4pm

Where: baby NOIR, 26-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria

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Children’s Carnival

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 21, and Sunday, April 22, 11am – 6pm

Where: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park

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Saturday Science Lab

Children between the ages of six and eleven will execute awesome experiments, learn something new, and enjoy an hour of educational fun at this wonderful weekly lab.  No pre-registration necessary.

When: Saturday, April 21, 11am

Where: Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

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Hands-on History Workshops: Music, Mozart & The Manor

Hands-on History Workshops are FREE Drop-In programs designed designed for families with children. Mozart was very popular when Rufus King was alive, just as some songs are still popular today.  Learn how to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, one of Mozart’s compositions.  Listen to stories about Mozart and music at King Manor and make your very own musical instrument! For more information, call 718-206-0545

When: Satuday, April 21, 12pm – 3pm

Where: King Manor Museum, Jamaica Ave. between 150 & 153 Streets, Jamaica

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Russian Festival 2012

A celebration of Russian culture: 12 noon: Make figurines of Russian villagers with Yevgeniya Rozentsvit, 1:30 pm: Singin Poetry – Russian Bard songs performed by Vasily Kolchenko, 3:00 pm: Pianist Constantine Finehouse performs works by the Russian greats. All ages

When: Saturday, April 21, 12pm – 4pm

Where: Queens Library – Flushing, 41-17 Main Street, Flushing

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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 info@lamicrotheater.org For more information, see www.lamicrotheater.org

When: Saturday, April 21, 3pm

Where: Queens Library – Sunnyside, 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue

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Earth Day Walk 4 APEC

Join APEC for a fun, leisurely walk along Little Neck Bay to raise much needed funds for APEC. Create your own team and carry your banner in support of APEC! NEW THIS YEAR! Join us as a trainer from Bell Plaza Sports Club at APEC at 9:45 on April 22 leads us in stretches and warm-ups just before we start the Walk4APEC!

FEE: $10 PER PERSON (GET SPONSORS AND RAISE EVEN MORE MONEY FOR APEC!)

When: Sunday, April 22, 10am

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Boulevard, Douglaston

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Earth Day Festival for Families

Join in the celebration of the beauty and artistry of the earth! Fun for the entire family. FREE!

When: Sunday, April 22, 1pm – 5pm

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

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EARTH DAY Live Animal Program by “Animal Adventures”

All-ages program, with the chance to see 8 (or maybe more) live animals (possible animals include a wallaby, lemur or giant snake!) Interesting stories and information plus supervised petting and touching of the animals!

FEE: $12 APEC MEMBERS. $15 NON-MEMBERS CHILDREN AGES 7-12: $8 EACH. CHILDREN MUST BE WITH PAYING ADULT.

When: Sunday, April 22, 1pm

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Boulevard, Douglaston

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Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co.

Fast-paced, universally engaging, and theatrically clever, Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. has won the praise and affection of audiences worldwide. The big blow-up shapes shimmer, balloon, deflate, and bounce in a rainbow of colors.

All ages

Tickets: $18/ $12 children 12 and under. To purchase tickets, click here.

When: Sunday, April 22, 3pm

Where: Colden Center-Performing Arts at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing

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