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Things to Do With Kids in Queens on November 12
November 12, 2019 – Little Neck
Children ages 6 and up are welcome to join in this activity to make a painting.
Yoga Storytime – Queens Library – Court Square Branch
Through November 21, 2019 – Long Island City
Come read stories, sing songs, and do some simple yoga stretches at the Court Square Library! Children ages 3-5 years old with their caregivers are welcome. A separate waiver signed by a parent or guardian is required for every class. Please call the branch the Friday before each class to register as space is limited.
Art for Tots | Sculptures: Around We Go (in Japanese) – Noguchi Museum
Through November 23, 2019 – Long Island City
Learn strategies for engaging your child during museum visits while exploring art materials and the Noguchi Museum galleries as a family.
This program is for families with children ages 2–4. Space is limited and reservations are required. Museum members at the Family level and above receive priority registration.
Family Fun Time – Queens Library – Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
Through November 23, 2019 – Little Neck
Please join us for hours of fun and games for the entire family. Come and play board games, Legos, puzzles, and much more. Space is limited; registration is not required.
Art for Families | Mock Up: Dreaming in 3D – Noguchi Museum
Through November 24, 2019 – Long Island City
Engage with your children in discussions about art in our galleries, and work together or individually to make your own works of art.
This program is for families with children ages 5–11. Space is limited and reservations are required. Museum members at the Family level and above receive priority registration.
Spooky Adventures – Queens Zoo
Through November 29, 2019 – Corona
Go on a tour through our haunted habitat and other areas around the zoo! Afterwards, have an encounter with some animal visitors inside the classroom. Families will end the evening, with a fun spooky story and some tasty snacks.
Science Playground – New York Hall of Science
Through November 30, 2019 – Corona
Crazy 8s STEM Club – Queens Library – Rochdale Village Branch
Through December 03, 2019 – Jamaica
Kids in grades 3 through 5, join us for Rochdale’s Crazy 8s STEM Club focusing on math, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess. It’s a totally new kind of math club! You’ll get to do mischief-making activities and get to take home some cool gadgets. Registration is for the eight-week session including: Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry; Bouncy Dice Explosion; Spy Training; Time of Your Life; Crazy Card Club; Flying Marshmallows; Let’s Get Loud; and Toilet Paper Olympics.
Access Mornings @ MoMI – Museum of the Moving Image
Through December 07, 2019 – Astoria
Join us the first Saturday of each month for exclusive Museum access for families on the autism spectrum. This early access hour, before the Museum is open to the general public, will allow visitors of all ages to explore the exhibitions and participate in art making projects, facilitated by Museum educators.
Tell Me a Story – Pomonok Library
Through December 11, 2019 – Flushing
This is a storytime program for ages 3-9.
Book Jeopardy – Queens Library – Ridgewood Branch
Through December 17, 2019 – Ridgewood
Children ages 7 to 12 years old are invited to join for an exciting, book-themed, kid version of the trivia game Jeopardy.
Crafts and Stories – Queens Library – Jackson Heights Branch
Through December 17, 2019 – Jackson Heights
Join us for stories and crafts for children ages 4-7. Caregiver must attend with the child. Space may be limited.
Girls Who Code – Queens Library – Corona Branch
Through December 17, 2019 – Corona
Get coding! The Girls Who Code Club is a free program for girls in grades 3-5, where we learn computer science and talk about female role models in science and technology. You don’t need ANY computer science experience to start, just an interest in learning! Space may be limited; first-come, first-served.
Spanish: The Girls Who Code Club es un programa gratuito para niñas en los grados 3-5, donde aprendemos ciencias de la computación y hablamos sobre modelos femeninos en ciencia y tecnología. No necesitas NINGUNA experiencia en informática para comenzar, ¡solo un interés en aprender! El espacio puede ser limitado; Primero
Picture Book Time – Queens Library: Richmond Hill
Through December 18, 2019 –
Join for stories, songs, finger plays, and a simple arts and crafts activity.
Moving Image Studio – Museum of the Moving Image
Through December 22, 2019 – Astoria
Moving Image Studio is the Museum’s drop-in space where visitors of all ages can create media and other projects. Families are welcome to stop by and experiment with puppet making and animation inspired by The Jim Henson Exhibition and the core exhibition Behind the Screen.
Free with Museum admission.
African American History – Laurelton Library
Through December 26, 2019 – Laurelton
Come and join us for an education and discussion about African American history. This program is designed for children that are 5 to 10 years old.
Wii Games – Queens Library – Poppenhusen Branch
Through December 27, 2019 – College Point
Come play our Wii games and relax at the end of the week! All ages are welcome.
Mommy and Me – Queens Library: Cambria Heights
Through December 27, 2019 – Cambria Heights
Join for playtime with arts and crafts for toddlers ages 1-3.
Nail Polish Workshop – Queens Library: Ridgewood
Through December 27, 2019 – Ridgewood
Design and polish your own nails or have them done for you. All nail polishes and supplies will be provided.
Babies & Books – Queens Library – Seaside Branch
Through December 27, 2019 – Rockaway Park
You are your child’s first teacher. Enjoy our wide variety of board books, nurture preliteracy skills, meet up with other caregivers, and discover the joy of reading with your baby at the library! This program is for infants ages 6-17 months.
Virtual Reality For Kids – Queens Library – Cambria Heights Branch
Through December 27, 2019 – Cambria Heights
Relax and have fun by trying out some virtual reality glasses!
Musical Bubble Storytime for Kids – Queensboro Hill Library
Through December 28, 2019 – Flushing
Children will listen to stories and music with bubbles. They will also get to play with toys.
Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers – Glen Oaks Library
Through December 28, 2019 – Glen Oaks
Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and other activities.
Movie Screenings – Bayside Library
Through December 28, 2019 – Bayside
Come and join us to watch movies together with families, friends, and other library patrons.
11/9: “Toy Story 4” (2019, G);
11/16: “Frozen” (2013, PG);
12/21: “A Christmas Carol” (2009, PG);
12/24: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993, PG);
12/27: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000, PG);
12/28: “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” (2019, PG-13)
Chess Club – Queens Library – Seaside Branch
Through December 30, 2019 – Rockaway Park
Join us for chess club, where you can challenge your brain, make new friends, and have fun while learning critical thinking and problem-solving skills!
Baby Playdate – Queens Library: Court Square
Through December 30, 2019 – Long Island City
Drop in every Monday from 3:30 until 5 for an unstructured playdate. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers in the neighborhood! This playdate is for babies from birth through crawling. Once they begin walking they should attend the Toddler Playdate instead.
Coloring Club – Queens Library – Seaside Branch
Through December 30, 2019 – Rockaway Park
Come down to the Seaside Library and de-stress with some coloring! This program is open to all ages.
Sit & Think (Sudoku) – Queens Library – Richmond Hill Branch
Through December 31, 2019 – Jamaica
Try your hand at a Sudoku puzzle for fun or just refresh your math skills. All levels of difficulty are offered.
Knitting Club – Queens Library – Bellerose Branch
Through December 31, 2019 – Bellerose
Come learn knitting and enjoy the fun! Yarns and needles are provided during the sessions.
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – Radio City Music Hall
Through January 05, 2020 – Midtown
Share the joy of the holidays with your loved ones this year at the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes® presented by Chase. Experience Radio City Music Hall® as it transforms into an immersive, winter wonderland, and create lasting memories with the legendary Rockettes®. Start your tradition at this year’s Christmas Spectacular from November 8th through January 5th!
Weather the Weather – New York Hall of Science
Through January 10, 2020 – Corona
Weather is an expression of the true force of nature. Despite advances in technology, wind and rain delay our flights, snow closes our institutions, and overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays damages our DNA. Weather events change the face of our planet; the last ice age covered our northern hemisphere, Volcanic eruptions can lead to ash clouds which remain in our stratosphere for years, and hurricanes alter the shape of our coastlines. A major challenge in conceptualizing our future on other planets is the challenge of weather; in environments like Mars without rain, massive dust storms envelop the whole planet for weeks.
Despite the problems that it may cause us, the weather is often a joy of life. It is our favorite excuse to take the afternoon off, and provides some of Earth’s most breathtaking moments. The weather is ever-present, often dramatic, and always uncontrollable. Submissions for this exhibition cover the topics of studying, understanding, and experiencing the weather.
Apollo 11: First Steps – New York Hall of Science
Through January 21, 2020 – Corona
Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrated Apollo 11 mission, this film showcases the real-life moments of the first lunar landing. With never-before-seen footage and newly discovered audio recordings, the filmmakers reconstruct the exhilarating final moments of preparation, liftoff, landing and return of this historic 1969 mission, one of humanity’s greatest achievements and the first to put men on the moon. Apollo 11: First Steps is directed by Todd Douglas Miller, produced by Statement Pictures in partnership with CNN Films, and presented by Land Rover and Samsung. The film is distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films. 20 minutes.
The Art of the Brick – New York Hall of Science
Through January 26, 2020 – Corona
Museum visitors can experience the world’s largest display of LEGO art during this special exhibition. Acclaimed artist Nathan Sawaya created the 100+ pieces for this exhibition using only LEGO bricks. The collection features original pieces such as Yellow, a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from him, and Dinosaur Skeleton, a 20-foot long sculpture of a T-Rex dinosaur skeleton. The collection also includes re-imagined versions of some of the world’s most famous art masterpieces such as Mona Lisa, The Scream, and Starry Night. Visitors inspired by Sawaya’s work can visit a special interactive area of the exhibition where they can engage in LEGO brick building challenges, games and a free play area. In this section of The Art of the Brick, visitors can recreate famous buildings and bridges, build a LEGO brick car and test it out on various ramps, create a LEGO brick maze, and more.
Picture Book Time – Queens Library – Ozone Park Branch
Through January 31, 2020 – Ozone Park
Children ages 4 and under and their parents or other adult caregivers are welcome for storytelling, music, and games. This program runs all year long.
Friday At The Movies – Queens Library – Ozone Park Branch
Through January 31, 2020 – Ozone Park
Come join us on Friday at the movies. Movies are rated G or PG.
‘Guess What’ – The Family-Friendly Stand Up Comedy Show – The Creek & The Cave
Through March 21, 2020 – Long Island City
A stand up comedy show for families! Come see comedy and don’t worry about getting a babysitter.
NYC comics that perform at clubs, colleges and on TV come here to try their PG best to make your whole family laugh. The show is super kid-friendly: It is hosted by fun 11-year and her lame Dad.
All kids get a chance to tell jokes in between the comedians. Doors open at 12:30. Show starts at 1pm.
Nature Play Club – Queens Zoo
Through April 23, 2020 – Corona
Join us for FREE monthly sessions at the Zoo and in nearby parks, connecting families back to nature through unstructured, free-play exploration. Registration required.
Teen Digital Media Lab – Museum of the Moving Image
Through May 22, 2020 – Astoria
Teen Digital Media Lab is a series of free design jams just for teens. These events are a unique opportunity to get exclusive access to the Museum, to share in your favorite kinds of media-making, or to experiment with something new. We work with everything from vintage arcade games to web-based hacking tools as we explore the Museum’s collection in fun and innovative ways. All levels of experience are welcome. Plus, there’s pizza.
Teen Digital Media Lab is a FREE drop-in program; no advance registration is required. Just show up!
Teen Digital Media Lab meets regularly on Fridays during the school year. The complete list of 2019 and 2020 dates are as follows: November 1, 15, 29; December 13; January 10; February 7; March 6,13; April 3, 17; May 1,15, 22.
Superpower Dogs 3D – New York Hall of Science
Through May 31, 2020 – Corona
This immersive 3D movie showcases the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. Viewers will journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. They’ll follow Halo, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America; Henry, an avalanche rescue expert in the Canadian Rockies; Reef, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard; Ricochet, a California surf legend helping people with special needs; and the Bloodhound brothers, Tipper and Tony, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. 45 minutes.
STEAM Activities – Queens Library – Astoria Branch
Through June 18, 2020 – Long Island City
This program introduces children 6 – 11 years old to the amazing world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math through simple science experiments and related activities. First-come, first-served.
Circle of Friends – Queens Library – Astoria Branch
Through June 19, 2020 – Long Island City
This program is for children 6-13 years old with autism spectrum disorder. The goal of this program is to help children to learn social skills through simple science experiments, art projects, and board games. A therapist or caregiver must be present.
Chess with Mr. Fariad – Queens Library – Rosedale Branch
Through June 27, 2020 – Rosedale
All chess lovers are welcome to this program: advanced players, intermediate, and beginners.
Chess For All – Queens Library – Rosedale Branch
Through June 30, 2020 – Rosedale
This program is open to all chess lovers: advanced players, intermediates, and beginners.
NYRR Open Run Baisley Pond Park – Baisley Pond Park
Through December 26, 2020 – Jamaica
New York Road Runners is a non-profit community running organization, founded in 1958, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running. We serve nearly 600,000 people, including 250,000 youth annually. NYRR Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative – bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks. In Baisley park Open Run will take place every week on Saturdays at 9am(participants are encouraged to arrive at 8:45 to check in) Open Run is for all ages and abilities, dogs and strollers are welcome. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. There are incentive for all participants and volunteers. The full course will be clearly marked making 2 full loops around the pond. Participants are encouraged to go at their own pace and can choose to do 1 or 2 loops. We are rain or shine every Saturday.