FREE Kids Sculpture Workshop
These workshops for children and their families are free and offered in the Park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a new artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter. Workshops include, paper making, bike decoration, mask making, and more. Click here for the full schedule
When: Saturday, July 21, 11am – 2pm
Where: Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-05 Vernon Boulevard, LIC
Hands-on History Workshops
Hands-on History Workshops are FREE Drop-In programs designed designed for families with children. Tours of the King Manor are FREE on Hands-On History Weekends. Enjoy family-friendly stories, crafts and other activities. For more information, call 718-206-0545
When: Saturday, July 21, 12pm – 3pm
Where: King Manor Museum, Jamaica Ave. btw 150 & 153 Streets, Jamaica
Rockaway Bike Tour
FREE bike tour of Gateway National Recreation area through the beachfront pathways of Riis Park and Ft. Tilden and share the history and environmental significance of the area. A select number of bikes are available for those who need one. For more details and to register go to www.rwalliance.org
When: Saturday, July 21, 10am
Where: Beach 59 Street Firehouse, 5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Beach
Swing Night on the Beach
Enjoy live music, dance lessons, real swing dancers, food and drinks. For more info, visit www.rockawaybeachclub.com
When: Saturday, July 21, 6pm – 10pm
Where: Boardwalk at B. 97th Street, Rockaway
Jamaica Drum Jam
Unleash Your Groove: Percussionist Mike Veny teaches the basics of drumming and playing in a drum circle. Pre-registration is required. www.queenslibrary.org
When: Saturday, July 21, 12pm – 2pm
Where: Central Library – 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica
Movie Nights In Rockaway
Enjoy movies for the whole family. Bring a chair or blanket to see The Smurfs!
When: Saturday, July 21, sundown
Where: Bayswater Park, Seagirt Blvd. Bet. Beach 38 St. And Bay 32 St., Rockaway
Art for Tots
Families with kids ages 2-4 are invited to experience The Noguchi Museum together through a variety of activities which include hands-on workshops and exploring the galleries. $5 for families with up to 6 members Advance registration is required. Visit www.noguchi.org to register.
When: Saturday, July 21, 10:30am – 11:45am
Where: Noguchi Museum, 32-37 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City
2012 Jamaican Jerk Festival
This food-oriented event is a fun day for the entire family with activities and entertainment including gospel artists, comedy acts and traditional Jamaican fare.
When: Sunday, July 22, 10am – 4pm
Where: Roy Wilkins Park, 177th Street, Jamaica
CityParks Puppet Mobile Bessie’s Big Shot
Bessie the cow has long dreamed of being in the circus. In this variety show, through trials and tribulation, we get to see if her dream comes true. PuppetMobile shows welcome audience members of all ages, and is best for 2-8 year olds.
When: Sunday, July 22, 1pm
Where: Joseph P Addabbo Memorial Park-Addabbo Playground, Btw 81-82 Streets, N Conduit Ave
Free Drop In Art Workshops
Designed to develop creative skills, these drop-in studio art workshops allow children 5 and up and their parents or guardians time in the museum’s studios to explore materials and themes found in the current exhibitions. Children with special needs are welcome.
When: Sunday, July 22, 1pm – 4pm
Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park