What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com |

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Check out the Children's Carnival at the Queens Country Farm Museum this Saturday and Sunday, and these other weekend events around the borough.

Saturday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22

The Children’s Carnival will take place at the Queens County Farm Museum, located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park. Enjoy the farm’s apple orchard, rides, carnival games, food vendors and hayrides. Cost of admission is $11 and allows access to all rides. For more information, visit queensfarm.org or call 718-347-3276.

Sunday, April 21

Starting at 3 p.m., view the film “Kaleb” at the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica. Haitian-American director Kervan Barthelemy, in collaboration with Haiti Cultural Exchange, discusses his film about a young man accused of rape and the frictions in his strict Haitian family. There will be time for questions and answers (in English) after the film. For more information, contact 718-990-0778.

Starting at 11 a.m., the dedication ceremony for the Willow Lake Trail will take place at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, at the Albert H. Mauro playground, located at Park Drive East and 73rd Terrace. The trail will be renamed the Pat Dolan Trail. A nature walk through the newly-named trail will take place after the ceremony. For any additional information, call 718- 544-7436.

Starting at 1 p.m., celebrate Earth Day at Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-25 Northern Boulevard in Flushing. Develop your green thumb, learn about bee-keeping, visit with the Baymen of Long Island, make jewelry and art out of recycled materials and much more. For more information, call 718-463-7700 or visit flushingtownhall.org.

Thru April 22

The New York Hall of Science, located at 47-01 111th Street in Corona, will be looking at the science of Tony Hawk and other professional skateboarders, in an series entitled “Tony Hawk: Rad Science.” Exhibits will look at how skateboarders bend the laws of physics to perform their daredevil stunts. Visitors will also get the chance to visit exhibits which will simulate several tricks. The series was created by Exhibit IQ, in conjunction with Tony Hawk and UC Berkley Physics professor Joel Fajan. Admission to the exhibits is free with admission. For more details call 718-699-0005 or visit nysci.org.

Thru May 12

The popular acrobatic show Cirque du Soleil will perform their show Totem at Citi Field, located at 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing. The show traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Inspired in large part by myths, Totem by Cirque du Soleil illustrates, through visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of the species. Somewhere between science and legend “Totem” explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential. For more information and ticket costs, call 718-507-6387 or visit cirquedusoleil.com.