Explore the borough by bike, watch a movie under the stars, experiment with science and do more at these events around Queens.
SATURDAY, JULY 11
Children ages 3 to 4 will learn about sea life when they enjoy beach-themed games, crafts and visits from water dwelling animals at Wet and Wild in Alley Pond Environmental Center. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration is required online. 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. $18 per child. For more information, contact 718-229-4000.
Yoga in the Elements will help adults find serenity as they practice yoga in nature. Certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini will create a multilevel approach for everyone from beginners to experienced students. Bring your own mat, towel, insect repellent and water bottle. Pre-registration is required online and is $16 per person. The program will also take place on Saturday, July 25. 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. For more information, contact 718-229-4000.
Young Chefs – Fun Food Fireworks!! invites children ages 8 to 12 to make a patriotic dish. Children will firecracker dog kebabs with a side of blueberry and watermelon fireworks, and all materials are included. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required online. $24 per child. 10:30 a.m. to noon. 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. For more information, contact 718-229-4000.
Our Lady of the Snows will be holding a flea market. There will be vendors, music, food and fun. The rain date is July 18. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 258-15 80th Ave., Floral Park. For more information, contact 718-347-6070.
Festival de las Flores is all about the beautiful tradition of creating “Silletos,” or large medallions constructed of flowers, in an afternoon celebration. See the floral creations and enjoy music by Son Chande, a Colombian coastal band. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 11. Free with garden admission. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. For more information, visit click here.
SUNDAY, JULY 12
Children ages 3 to 4 will learn about nature at Rainbow Fish Toddler Tales. Little nature lovers will listen to a story about rainbow fish, create a nature craft, have a snack, meet animals and take a short nature hike (weather permitting). Participants must be toilet trained. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. $18 per child. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. For more information, contact 718-229-4000.
This year’s route for Tour de Queens covers approximately 20 miles through Long Island City, Sunnyside, Rego Park, Forest Hills and Corona with a rest stop at Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village. It starts and ends in Astoria Park. 8 a.m. check-in. The cost is $22.50. For more information, visit itsinqueens.com.
At Young Discoverers – Pond Scum, children ages 8 to 12 will explore the pond and its ecosystem in Alley Pond Environmental Center. Participants will use binoculars, magnifying glasses and microscopes to study what makes the habitat special. Snack is included. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required online. $24 per child. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. For more information, contact 718-229-4000.
Manatee Animal Tales invites children ages 5 to 6 to learn about the majestic manatees. Participants will listen to a will listen to a manatee-related story, create a craft, eat a snack, meet animals, and take a short nature hike (weather permitting). Space is limited, so pre-registration is required online. $18 per child. Limited to 12 participants. 1:30 to 3 p.m. 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. For more information, contact 718-229-4000.
Children ages 7 to 8 will get a head start on next year’s science projects at Science Fair 101 – Bubblemania. Using the scientific method, participants will learn about bubbles in a collective project. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required online. $24 per child. 1:30 to 3 p.m. 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. For more information, contact 718-229-4000.
MONDAY, JULY 13
Infants and toddlers ages 3-17 months enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, movement games, and toys while their parents or adult caregivers socialize, make friends, and share parenting tips as part of Mother Goose Time. Forest Hills branch of the Queens Library, 108-19 71 Ave. 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Read the novel“ This Is Where I Leave You” by Jonathan Tropper, then join the North Hills branch of the Queens Library for a screening of the film starring Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman and Tina Fey, and return the next week to compare and discuss the film and the book. Copies of the book are available at the library. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 57-04 Marathon Pkwy.
TUESDAY, JULY 14
At Technology Tuesdays, a class for adults at the Long Island City branch of the Queens Library, the focus will be on a different aspect of technology at each workshop. No prior computer experience is necessary. 10 a.m. to noon. 37-44 21 St.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15
At the Astoria branch of the Queens Library’s Science Lab program for age 5 and up, younger children will be helped with simple science experiments while older children will enjoy learning by doing research and more independent experiments. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. 14-01 Astoria Blvd.
The Film Forum, Rooftop Films and Socrates Sculpture Park present the 17th annual, eight-week Outdoor Cinema Festival. The life and loves of French star Serge Gainsbourg are re-imagined by comic book artist Joann Sfar in Gainsbourg, beginning with his childhood in Nazi-occupied Paris, through his wild and crazy years in the ‘50s and ‘60s as a singer-songwriter and lover of some of the world’s most glamorous women. The film features many of the musician’s greatest hits, as well a giant puppet alter-ego who personifies his worst proclivities. (Note: Due to some nudity, this film is not recommended for children.) Free. Pre-screening performances begin at 7 p.m. Screening begins at sundown. 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. For more information, visit itsinqueens.com.
Mommy and Me, Music Together invites young children and adults for an hour of music and movement, dancing and singing. Participants should bring a chair or blanket. Registration is not required. 11 a.m. to noon. 111th Street Lawn (111th Street and 53rd Street), Flushing Meadows Corona Park. For more information, contact 718-760-6560.
All audiences are welcome to attend Yesterday and Today: The Music of the Beatles. Enjoy and listen to the music of the Beatles. Feel free to bring a chair or just your dancing shoes. Registration is not required. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. For more information, contact 718-760-6560.
THURSDAY, JULY 16
At the Central Library’s magic show “Every Hero Has a Story,” hear magical stories about some extra special heroes from magician Bob Conrad. 2 to 3 p.m. 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica.
FRIDAY, JULY 17
The USSEA Regional Conference: An Inclusive World Bridging Communities is a three-day conference of local, national and international museum gallerists and artists. Over 65 sessions include panels and hands-on workshops. The conference will examine arts and culture in classrooms, museums and community organizations. Participants must pre-register online. Registration includes conference meals, free admission to New York Hall of Science with Conference. Non-USSEA members $85. USSEA members $60. College students $45. Friday, July 17, through Sunday, July 19. New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. For more information, visit ussea.net/conference.
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