Whether you have just moved to Queens or have lived here for years and just had a baby, you will need some essential information to get started with being a mama in this borough. Queens in an amazing place to raise your kids and it is important that you start out this parenting experience here with as much information as possible. Here are the Queens Mama essentials for living in Queens.
Things to Do
Things to do with your kids can be the focus of every parents time. Queens has many great ways to spend time locally with your kids. Here are a few of our favorites.
Activities and Classes
Where to be Social
Meeting other moms in Queens can sometimes be a difficult undertaking. With the geographic makeup of this borough being wide spread and the many languages that are spoken can sometimes be a barrier when trying to be a social Queens Mama. Here are a few places that you can meet moms in Queens easily with or without your kids:
Libraries in Queens
The Queens Library has free classes for kids, clubs, and events all throughout the year. You can visit the Queens Library’s website in order to find your local branch or our list of Queens Libraries here.
Getting Around Queens
Childcare in Queens
There are many local daycare centers in Queens where you can go. If you are looking for more one on one care, then be sure to ask your local moms online group for their suggestions. There are also some great sitting services in NYC that can travel out to Queens for a special date night or even something more permanent.
Pediatricians and Family Physicians
Where to Live in Queens
Planning on moving to Queens? Here are some kids friendly neighborhoods to choose from.
Eat with Kids in Queens
Kid friendly restaurants in Queens are plentiful. Even the nicest restaurants in Queens have a childrens menus and welcome little ones running freely around their establishment. Here are some kid friendly restaurants in Queens which are not your usual chain restaurants.
82-70 Austin Street, Kew Gardens, 718-849-3939
39-17 Bell Blvd., Bayside, 718-229-7433
45-02 48th Ave., Woodside, 718-392-2161
80-18 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights, 718-651-4874
Ice Fire Land
135-11 40th Road,Flushing, 718-886-8600
79-28 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village, 718-894-0052
42-31 Bell Blvd., Bayside, 718-428-2112
The Family Restaurant
110-80 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills, 718-520-1123
40-17 30th Ave., Astoria, 718-555-5555
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