Top 5 Weekend Events

Whether its the beach, blowing bubbles or movie time, The Queens Mamas have rounded up some of the boroughs best activities happening this weekend.

Dragon Boat Family Day at NYSCI

Saturday, July 16th, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This one day event will provide kids the opportunity to learn all about Dragon Boats, test their strength and race rowing machines, watch traditional Chinese dances and decorate and take home lion masks.  For more information visit and learn about additional activities visit Dragon Boat Family Day.

New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona, 718-699-0005

Canine Ice Cream Social

Saturday, July 16th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The NYC Parks & Recreations Department invites kids to bring their dogs to the park for a day of pup-friendly games, music and doggie ice cream treats.  To learn more visit Canine Ice Cream Social.

Rockaway Freeway Dog Park, Rockaway Beach Freeway and Beach Channel Drive, 718-318-4000

Blowing Bubbles

Saturday, July 16th, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Kids of all ages are invited to make their own wands of various materials and help create hundreds of bubbles throughout the park.  For details visit Socrates Sculpture Park.

Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard at Broadway, Long Island City, 718-956-1819

The Muppet Movie

Saturday, July 16th, 1:00 p.m.

Kids of all ages will love the screening of this classic film with a special introduction from muppet writer, Craig Shemin, as he introduces rare footage and from the film.  Visit The Muppet Movie for more information.

Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street), Astoria

Saturday Storytime

Saturday, July 16th, 11:00 a.m.

Open to families with children ages 5 and under, spend a relaxing summer morning at storytime enjoying classic books together.  For information visit Saturday Storytime.

Ridgewood Public Library, 20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood, 718-821-4770

Also, for all the Harry Potter fans, the second and final part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows opens in movie theaters this weekend. No doubt this last installment of the film franchise will be an exciting one.  Escape from the heat, grab a bucket of popcorn and enjoy the adventure.


Jennie Abrams – Rosenberg