Top 5 Weekend Events

TGIF! It’s time once again for the top 5 events going on in Queens this weekend.

Wet and Wild

Saturday, August 6, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Children ages 3-4 are invited to play at the APEC water table, play fish and sea shell games and handle live sea animals. Must be potty trained.  Snack included.  For more information visit Wet and Wild.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Boulevard, Douglaston

Animal Care Trainee

Saturday, August 6 , 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Children ages 8-12 are invited to learn how to take care of APEC’s animals.  They will learn about basic animal needs including brushing, feeding and cleaning the animals.  Participants will receive a animal care trainee certificate at the end of the class.  For details see Animal Care Trainee.

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Boulevard, Douglaston


Sculpture Workshop, Solar Chefs

Saturday, August 6, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Young chefs are invited to build a solar powered cooking station and make delicious foods mixing together simple ingredients.  Learn more at Solar Chefs.

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

Astoria Park Shore Fest: Kids & Family Fun

Sunday, August 7, 1:00 p.m. – 6: 30 p.m.

The Astoria Park Alliance invites families to a fun filled day in Astoria Park to enjoy the promenade without cars and experience educational activities, live music, fitness programs and great local cuisines. For details visit Astoria Park Fest.

Astoria Park, Shore Blvd.


Bakers and Shakers

Sunday, August 7, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Kids and parents alike will love this hands on cooking class that teaches kids the fundamentals or cooking and treats them to a delicious healthy meal.  Sign up at Bakers and Shakers.

Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills



Jennie Abrams – Rosenberg